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Old September 11 2007, 06:01 PM   #151
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Re: Andy Probert releases prelim plans for USS Ambassador ki

Either is nice, but I do prefer A to B.
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Old September 11 2007, 06:43 PM   #152
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Decisions, decisions. This is tough.

A - shows that there are rows of coils inside the engine. It gives the surface texture and mass. It has a sort of "clockwork engine" feel to it. Like the greeblies are kind of like gears or cams that spin around the inside of the engine. (BTW: Anyone else ever notice the resemblance of various warp nacelles to surfboards or snowboards?)

B - gives the impression that the entire upper surface is a transparent canopy divided by the (Warp Emitter?) that runs down the middle. Like the entire structure will be lit up from underneath by the coils when the engines are on. An enormous carapace on top of the engine. (BTW: Anyone else ever notice the resemblance of various warp nacelles to beetles?)

I like both...
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Old September 11 2007, 07:37 PM   #153
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A for me.
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Old September 11 2007, 07:58 PM   #154
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I prefer A as they are more detailed
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Old September 11 2007, 11:44 PM   #155
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I'll vote for 'B' Mr. Probert.
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Old September 11 2007, 11:59 PM   #156
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I think that 'B' looks better aesthetically.
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Old September 12 2007, 12:08 AM   #157
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B here as well, for what its worth.

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Old September 12 2007, 12:57 AM   #158
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Great work Mr. Probert. I really like the way that the Ambassador is turning out.

My vote is for A. I really like the details added to the nacelle, more realism.
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Old September 12 2007, 02:51 AM   #159
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"B," acting as a cover piece for the coil section.
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Old September 12 2007, 03:44 AM   #160
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Definitely "B" for me. I very much prefer designs with smooth clean lines.
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Old September 12 2007, 04:43 AM   #161
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I like B better for less clutter, but I do like the color contrast of A. Call me Waffle, but if I had to choose I'd say B.
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Old September 12 2007, 05:25 AM   #162
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I defer to the designer.
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Old September 12 2007, 10:26 PM   #163
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Well, thank you all for such great feedback. Some of the messages were simple; thanks. Many were embellished with impressive logic and good reasons for your preferences; thanks for those too.

A large group liked the added detail while others preferred a simpler look, indicating the cross-axis detailing jolted the eye as it traveled the length of the nacelle... and I agree. If Trek Starships were traditionally chunked up with Galactica-type parts, the visible coils would fit right in. But they are traditionally smoother and I'm a traditional kinda guy. I don't have a problem with the Glactica world at all, but Star Trek is of a different universe.

You'll see that the 'coils' and their covering have now been widened to further unify that section. The logic behind it all? A nod to this ship's predecessor, Excelsior, and a nod to the many & varied warp engine schematics.

The WIP

Thanks again, Andrew-
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Old September 13 2007, 12:03 AM   #164
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^

VERY Nice! Any one of you types can moor that underneath my
Xmas tree this year - I wouldn't complain one bit!

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Old September 13 2007, 05:29 PM   #165
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Approved! Please keep it up, Proffesor P!

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