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Old March 20 2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Prologic9's U.S.S. Bombay (TOS Miranda class from ST:Vanguard)

Here's my version of the ever elusive 'TOS-era Reliant.' I've been working on this off and on for about a year now, and it didn't even star out as the 'Bombay' as I hadn't read the Vanguard series yet.

(update, I had to run earlier)

About the design (real world)

Overall I tried to stay as close to the base structure of the TWOK design as possible. Much like the Refit to the original Enterprise the shapes, proportions, and layout are 'close enough' to let the audience believe they could be the same ship.

Getting into the details, I looked at influences Matt Jeffries used on the 1701 and tried not to stray too far. WWII era planes, various nautical elements, art deco flourishes.

(Fictional)

I don't spend too much time worrying about what this or that does, but I come up with a general idea of things to help the design process. After reading the first ST: Vanguard novel, and seeing how much the Reliant model got reused in 'Trek, I came up with the idea that the Miranda class would have been intended as a Jack-of-all-Trades design.

One ship can't do everything, but if equipped with the right accessories it can excel at anything. Speed, offense/defense, diplomacy, cargo, settlement, transportation, salvage. Etc. etc. The only drawback is that it wouldn't be viable for long term missions like the Constitution class, the design is... reliant on a home base.

This particular configuration is centered around speed, sensors, and transportation. It's roll-bar pod features it's own internal Anti-Matter Power that feeds the built-in Impulse Engines and the full size Deflector Dish (because when you go faster for longer periods of time, you need better deflection).

Further, the warp nacelles can be pushed harder and longer than a Constitution's, but experience extensive wear and tear. The Bombay would rotate out multiple pairs of nacelles to allow maintenance be done at Vanguard while the ship continues its duties.

Finally, large Tranporter Emitters (why did I stop italicizing?) on the undercarriage allow for large, simultaneous transports safely. Ideal for all kinds of shit.

There are also lots of little squares and stuff.


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Old March 20 2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Old March 20 2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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I remember seeing something like this on a "New Voyages" video. Yours is even better.
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Old March 20 2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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That's a very nice interpretation of a TOS Miranda! Best I've seen yet.
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Old March 20 2012, 02:21 AM   #5
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Agreed... this thing is fantastic.
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Old March 20 2012, 02:38 AM   #6
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Beautiful interpretation of a TOS Miranda. I love the subtle weathering on the hull - gives it a well-used look.

I was wondering as to the purpose of the aft antenna/dish on the roll bar. Is it a sensor or tractor beam emitter?
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Old March 20 2012, 03:55 AM   #7
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One more thing... I'm thinking of updating my STXI reliant with some of my newer model parts... is it OK if I borrow a few features from you? I really like those sensors there in the middle of the hull intersection.

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Old March 20 2012, 04:25 AM   #8
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Neat stuff!!! I like it, especially the way you attached the nacelles to the pylons... Looks hell for stout...
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Old March 20 2012, 04:38 AM   #9
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Looks very good. Functional, classical, and canonical.
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Old March 20 2012, 05:14 AM   #10
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Great TOS Avenger/Miranda class.
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Old March 20 2012, 06:11 AM   #11
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Completely impressive. Fantastic work.
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Old March 20 2012, 06:23 AM   #12
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Very nice!

How about another shot from underneath, say a 3/4 view from the front (the classic nose up facing right shot)?
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Old March 20 2012, 06:25 AM   #13
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TheLoneRedshirt wrote: View Post
Beautiful interpretation of a TOS Miranda. I love the subtle weathering on the hull - gives it a well-used look.

I was wondering as to the purpose of the aft antenna/dish on the roll bar. Is it a sensor or tractor beam emitter?
It's a powerful Transmitter that runs off of the internal power of that structure.

There's a nice bit in the first Vanguard novel where Mack talks about the cost of 'real time' subspace transmissions. having this makes it easy for the Bombay to say, stream sensor data to Vanguard in real time. It would also come in handy for diplomatic missions-- broadcasting important events and what not. There's a lot of possibilities.

It's also one of the only bits that's actually on the Reliant model, at least in one of its incarnations;


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Old March 20 2012, 06:49 AM   #14
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Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
Very nice!

How about another shot from underneath, say a 3/4 view from the front (the classic nose up facing right shot)?
I have this older WIP shot. Physically there are no meaningful changes to the current version.




ILM designed and built the Reliant, and their "cover it with shit" greeble method they developed in the Star Wars films was in full force there. That's the antithesis to Trek design IMO, and reconciling that with the minimalist nature of TOS was frustrating.

I like what I did with the top and the shuttlebays at the rear, but this bottom portion only just gets by. Fortunately I've learned I'm probably the only one who will ever care. I can only imagine the "atrocities" the designers of actual Trek ships must live with.
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Old March 20 2012, 07:43 AM   #15
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^Cool! Perfect! Thanks!
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