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Old March 11 2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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Klingon F5 Frigate WIP

A little something new I'm cooking up for ADB-related art. This ship is the F5 frigate, the general workhorse of the Klingon fleet. Small enough to be produced in large numbers, but more capable than the frigates of the neighboring empires, the F5 has carved out a reputation for itself as an exemplary ship design. Check it out:















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Old March 11 2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: Klingon F5 Frigate WIP

Nice... That's the first new Klingon design I've seen in a while... Everything about it says this is a Klingon ship. I would accept this over the existing BoP...
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Old March 11 2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: Klingon F5 Frigate WIP

Thanks. Although, it is neither new, or my design:

http://store.starfleetstore.com/merc...tegory_Code=KM
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Old March 11 2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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It may not be your design, but your rendering improves upon the original. Looking good. Can't wait to see more.

Now get back to work and make more Trek goodness!
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Old March 11 2009, 03:34 PM   #5
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Old March 11 2009, 09:32 PM   #6
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Always loved the F5 in SFB. A sturdy little ship. This just looks great!
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Old March 12 2009, 12:28 AM   #7
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You know, for a Klingon ship... It's kind of cute.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Old March 12 2009, 02:34 AM   #8
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It's a very nice model, though I find the design a bit bulky looking.
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Old March 12 2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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Nice looking ship. Good work!
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Old March 12 2009, 11:44 AM   #10
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From some angles it looks great from other angles it looks like something from the animated series. Great work!
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Old March 12 2009, 12:41 PM   #11
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Mmmmm. I like that you scrapped the silly dish on the boom.

It could also work as the D3 destroyer from Legacy:
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/D3..._%28Klingon%29.
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Old March 12 2009, 07:36 PM   #12
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Man! I really like this design! Looks like it could fit right into a TOS episode.
Far too often, new designs for TOS era venture into near 24th century technology.

I, for one, never really cared for the Bird of Prey (at least for the TOS movies). Something like you designed would have been much better -- with maybe some plating added to keep it consistent with the K'Tinga class battle cruisers.

Again, great job!
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Old March 13 2009, 02:32 AM   #13
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Re: Klingon F5 Frigate WIP

QuasarVM wrote: View Post
Man! I really like this design! Looks like it could fit right into a TOS episode.
Far too often, new designs for TOS era venture into near 24th century technology.

I, for one, never really cared for the Bird of Prey (at least for the TOS movies). Something like you designed would have been much better -- with maybe some plating added to keep it consistent with the K'Tinga class battle cruisers.

Again, great job!
If there's one thing Steve Cole can do(apart from design and manage an awesome game with incredible longevity), it's design ships that look like they belong in the TOS era. His design sense is completely unfettered by "kewlness", which is why a lot of Star Trek fans don't like SFB ships. And it's also why I try to make the same SFB ships look good in my renderings without resorting to J.J. Abrams-style weird redesigning; to prove that the TOS era can look good(plus SVC wouldn't let me redesign his stuff even if I wanted to).

This ship would nicely fill the role that the Klingon Bird of Prey was meant to fill. No cloaking device(SFB klingons don't cloak), but a small, fast, dangerous ship. It would have been nice to see something akin to this in the movies and TV shows instead of a misappropriated Romulan design.

Anyway, thanks everyone!
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Old March 13 2009, 02:49 AM   #14
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Very nice, from this angleIt really looks like it decended from the ENT-ERA Klingon B-O-P. Once again, good job!
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Old March 13 2009, 09:00 AM   #15
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Real nice looking F5! All the times I've looked at it, and I never noticed that the nacelles face out instead of in, like the D7. I really need to improve my "powers of observation".

I agree that SVC completely grasps the aesthetic of TOS. A lot of people just don't concern themselves with a design being right or wrong. Just, as you say, the koolness factor.
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