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Old March 29 2008, 06:07 AM   #16
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Re: Daedelus, ala April

A part of the mindset here is, "Suppose the folks at Paramount lost their collective minds and put me in charge of designing the Daedelus class ship." And, sorry, but however much I liked the homage to Jefferies with that desk model on Sisko's shelf, I would not put that forth as a ship to be canonized, especially with, for better or worse, the NX class in the design lineage. I might fit that spherical hull design in there somewhere, probably as a hospital ship or freighter, but not as a ship of the line.

What we're looking at, in my world view at least, is: NX > Daedelus > AMT model > Constitution class. One needs to flow to the next (yes, I know real life doesn't work like that, but this is fiction; it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't have to make a lick of sense).

Some of the details will become clearer when I get some better drawings done, maybe even some inked, and definitely when I try a cross section, but one thing I'll point out now is that the hangar deck in the aft doesn't have clamshell doors. More like a big garage door that rolls up.
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Old March 29 2008, 01:21 PM   #17
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Captain Robert April wrote: View Post
A part of the mindset here is, "
[...]but one thing I'll point out now is that the hangar deck in the aft doesn't have clamshell doors. More like a big garage door that rolls up.
So, that would give that part on Voyager a "retro" -look?
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Old March 29 2008, 02:10 PM   #18
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Captain Robert April wrote: View Post
A part of the mindset here is, One needs to flow to the next (yes, I know real life doesn't work like that, but this is fiction; it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't have to make a lick of sense).
But if you think about it, if fiction -- especially Star Trek fiction -- had to make sense (in that one thing "needs to flow to the next"), we wouldn't have had very much to discuss over the years. The fact that there are conceptual gaps is what (at one time) left room for speculation and the imagination to roam free, unconfined by the harassment of damnable disciples of "canon".
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Old March 29 2008, 08:57 PM   #19
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^ That's the difference between books and movies, where you have time to do a little fact checking and making sure that you're not crossing yourself up somewhere, and television, where you're always under the gun, and even with the help of a research firm to take notes on everything, sometimes you're lucky if it takes a few years to figure out you contradicted something.

Or, you could think of those occasional slip-ups as a little dose of realism, to make the place a little less plastic.
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Old April 4 2008, 11:56 PM   #20
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Don't want this one getting lost either...
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Old April 5 2008, 04:26 AM   #21
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Re: Daedelus, ala April

I have to say, I like the added lines coming out of the saucer and joining the nacelle struts...gives some added mass and support to them, and perhaps some more room for deck layout/details. Hell you could conjecture this into earlier Miranda type ships (leaving off the secondary hull..)
Cool.
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Old April 5 2008, 01:35 PM   #22
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...which i actually find not that surprising, i always thought Akira to be an evolution of the Miranda design.
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Old April 6 2008, 10:42 PM   #23
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Interesting, since this is supposed to be an evolutionary ancestor to the Constitution class.

I suppose there could be two branches of that line...
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Old April 11 2008, 02:15 AM   #24
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Just picked up a pad of tracing paper, so I should have some nicer pics up soon.
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Old April 18 2008, 06:02 AM   #25
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Well, I got a prelim sketch of the aft view scanned in, but for some unknown reason, I can't get it uploaded to photobucket.com.

Maybe later....
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Old May 3 2008, 07:28 AM   #26
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In other news, I finally located MS Paint on this thing, and am in the process of cleaning up some NX-01 schematics, so as to cook up some cleaner looking renderings.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled tedium.
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Old May 4 2008, 02:33 AM   #27
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I think Aethernaut's take on the Daedalus is pretty good...it can be found at Sci-Fi Meshes. (I'd post a pic, but I'm not sure what the policy is on posting other artist's pics, even with credits attatched.)
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Old May 4 2008, 04:15 AM   #28
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So long as it's properly credited, there's no issue.
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Old May 4 2008, 10:53 AM   #29
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Captain Robert April wrote: View Post
So long as it's properly credited, there's no issue.
OK, here's Aethernaut's take:

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Old May 4 2008, 10:09 PM   #30
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^^That's pretty cool. There are things I dislike, details, but it's definitely a more plausible contemporary of Enterprise.

CRA, I like the idea of a ship such as what you've proposed but I don't think it should necessarily be Daedalus. In my own personal attempts at fitting all this continuity mess together, I had such a ship called 'Icarus' that was a failed cousin of the Daedalus, a technological white elephant of sorts.

That said, I look forward to seeing your Paint drawings of your concept.

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