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Old March 29 2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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WIP - Need Input

Hi everyone.
This is an outgrowth of my entry into the march art contest. I have been working on this ship for a few days and still cannot decide which Nacelle orientation I like better, up or down. So I am posting here some recent quick renders of the work to date to get opinions.
The ship/class doesn't have a name yet. So far all I have pinned down is that it is a concurrent design to the Ambassador class and of similar size.

Please tell me what you think.





too keep this post from being over long, this next set is thumbnails. (click to see full size)

Version "B", Nacelles down.




Version "A", Nacelles up.




I have top and bottom views of both designs should anyone feel the need....
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Old March 29 2009, 12:50 AM   #2
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I think I like "nacelles up" better. It feels more visually balanced, like the higher nacelles offset the lower engineering hull.
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Old March 29 2009, 01:20 AM   #3
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I actually think "nacelles down", but maybe a little more "down" would help offset that doohickey on the bottom front a little more.

Is that a space vacuum?
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Old March 29 2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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I think I like nacelles down more. Why not split the difference and have them come straight out from the side?
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Old March 29 2009, 05:06 AM   #5
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I'll add my vote in for "down"

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Old March 29 2009, 05:07 PM   #6
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What's the ship's purpose? What kind of ship is it meant to be?

That would help a lot in making a decision. Both versions have their advantages...

Nacelles Up looks faster, more streamlined...
(An Exploration Ship.)

Nacelles Down looks tougher, more menacing...
(A Combat Ship. As a matter of fact, the rear view of Nacelles Down looks positively Klingon...)

On just the first impression, I vote for Nacelles Up.
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Old March 29 2009, 05:46 PM   #7
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Up.
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Old March 29 2009, 06:54 PM   #8
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have to agree nacelles up,
by the way whats she going to be? a frigate? or a scout? or something else entirely
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Old March 29 2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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Well, she is roughly the same size as an Ambassador class, so definitely a cruiser. That is a full size secondary hull hanging off there, though at current time there is nothing on the model to give it scale.
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Old March 29 2009, 08:01 PM   #10
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After viewing the side profile, I vote nacelles up.
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Old March 29 2009, 08:13 PM   #11
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i like where the design is going.
you know i was looking at the side view of the nacelles up version and i stuck my thumb over the secondry hull below the saucer, it looked almost like a ambassodor era 'nx'.
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Old March 29 2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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I agree with Praetor. I like the nacelles coming straight out, not up or down.
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Old March 29 2009, 09:45 PM   #13
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Nacelles up, but i'm not too keen on that secondary hull sticking out the way it does.
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Old March 29 2009, 10:04 PM   #14
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There was a concept sketch that Rick Sternbach once posted for a Nebula-fied version of the Ambassador that might have become the Pegasus but didn't that this is reminding me of. I believe on it, the secondary hull was closer to the saucer and the nacelles branched off either side of it, beneath the saucer.

I'll see if I can find the drawing. I think I have it saved.
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Old March 29 2009, 11:17 PM   #15
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Galactic Squirral wrote: View Post
i like where the design is going.
you know i was looking at the side view of the nacelles up version and i stuck my thumb over the secondry hull below the saucer, it looked almost like a ambassodor era 'nx'.
LOL, should I take that as a vote for "down"?
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