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Old November 14 2009, 11:53 PM   #271
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Re: WIP - TMP Enterprise, deck by deck

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The model still looks great! Have you ever positioned a camera inside the model, to see if things look right from that perspective?
I could, but the camera view system in AutoCAD r13 was not great, and I haven't learned it yet in AutoCAD 2000. For now, the engineering design view is all I need to work with. I will (eventually) export this model into something like Blender for full proper rendering and animations.
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Old November 15 2009, 03:20 AM   #272
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I realized after my final render that I accidentally deleted the actual deck for E-deck (e.g. the deck plates themselves, not the bulkheads and corridors). Easy enough to replace, but I won't get to it tonight. D-deck is roughed in, except for the Phaser banks. The first pic is a close-up of D-deck, the 2nd is the overall ship as it currently exists.





I'll have some cleanup and fitting/positioning to refine when I finish the rough-in.
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Old November 15 2009, 03:38 AM   #273
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Breathtaking. These updates are excellent, thanks!
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Old November 15 2009, 03:57 AM   #274
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Still using the blueprints as your primary reference, or have you deviated much from them at this point? Just sorta curious... these projects always "evolve" in my experience!
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Old November 15 2009, 04:12 AM   #275
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Still using the blueprints as your primary reference, or have you deviated much from them at this point? Just sorta curious... these projects always "evolve" in my experience!
More or less. I made some changes here and there, but excepting the neck area and the Rec Deck, did so when I converted from paper to CAD 2-D. I expect some more deviation as I approach the bridge - the odd shapes in B and C deck will require it. Furthermore, I expect some more changes in the Secondary Hull as I fit the Warp Engines (the nacelles of which, I plan to build as a separate AutoCAD file block, which will be imported).
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Old November 15 2009, 06:34 PM   #276
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Great job CTM.

Big ships those refits..
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Old November 15 2009, 08:28 PM   #277
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Simply amazing stuff; keep up the great work.
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Old November 17 2009, 03:56 PM   #278
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Dude! What more can I say other then this is awesome!
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Old November 19 2009, 01:33 PM   #279
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Welcome back CTM.
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Old November 19 2009, 01:48 PM   #280
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As a big fan of the refit-Constitution design (my fanfic series is set on one) I have to say this is a treat for the eyes. The level of detail here is incredible.

Very nice work.
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Old November 23 2009, 01:54 PM   #281
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I had a question.
Is the conference room that took the near by torpedo hit in the same location on the refit as in the Refit A...we know there is a lot of things that are different from the two.
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Old December 9 2009, 12:24 AM   #282
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While I have made some more progress, it isn't worth posting the images - I replaced the aforementioned accidentally deleted deck plates, and I started work on C-deck. Unfortunately, it is where the structure above the saucer starts, so I need to define that properly in order to build C-deck itself. During the cleanup for the Thanksgiving Festivities, my drafting scales got mis-filed, so I need to locate them in order to read off the proper positioning for that structure. I'm taking a few weeks vacation - both from work and away from my CAD system - for Christmas, so I'll likely not finish C-deck until January (though stay tuned, I may find the time before I take off). A-C decks will be (relatively) fast once I have things measured out, and then I can wrap up the basic rough-in of this ship.
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The large gray box on the bottom left is the Antimatter Fuel Container, which feeds into the bottom end of the Vertical Intermix Chamber

I personally don't think that the Antimatter Fuel Container would be that large (Assuming it's the big grey thing, if it's the circular thing, different story)

1 gram of antimatter is about 3 hiroshima bombs worth of explosive energy.

Another thing to point out is that antimatter must be kept from touching any matter, this would mean keeping it in a vacuum, magnetically kept away from the walls. If it were to touch a wall of it's container, the resulting explosion would be horrific.

I don't know what the star trek version of antimatter would do, but this is real life antimatter I'm talking about.
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Old December 10 2009, 09:30 PM   #284
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I'm happy for any update...this is a project Probert should be proud of .
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Old December 11 2009, 12:09 AM   #285
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The large gray box on the bottom left is the Antimatter Fuel Container, which feeds into the bottom end of the Vertical Intermix Chamber

I personally don't think that the Antimatter Fuel Container would be that large (Assuming it's the big grey thing, if it's the circular thing, different story)

1 gram of antimatter is about 3 hiroshima bombs worth of explosive energy.

Another thing to point out is that antimatter must be kept from touching any matter, this would mean keeping it in a vacuum, magnetically kept away from the walls. If it were to touch a wall of it's container, the resulting explosion would be horrific.

I don't know what the star trek version of antimatter would do, but this is real life antimatter I'm talking about.
I figure it is the Antimatter storage, including all self-contained magnetic bottles, "plumbing" and ejector mechanisms. I don't really see it as simply a large box of antimatter. It only makes sense that the Antimatter storage be a very self-contained, self supporting, self-ejecting system. What is the real volume of Antimatter in that containment system? I don't know. Please remember, that much of this is a rough-in, large empty spaces that really aren't empty, large solid blocks that really aren't solid, etc.

If I still have the will/time/energy once the basic build is done, I'll go back and add some of those details where appropriate.
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