And now, something "weird" - USS Archon, NCC-0189

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MadMan1701A, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. MadMan1701A

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    Wow, thanks for the strong feedback. :)

    I went back to something closer to what I had to begin with, with a few tweaks. I added some hull detail, and impulse engines.

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    Am I back on track again?

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  2. AnyStar

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    looking nice.

    the sheathing may have been overdone, but IMO i think there was something to work with there.
     
  3. MadMan1701A

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    Hmm, an idea occurred to me. I remembered this...

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    and thought my ship here was similar. I always liked that little guy.
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  4. Wingsley

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    MadMan1701A, the only things I didn't like about your original design, quoted above, are (1: the four nacelles; I prefer two... and (2: the funky groove in the sides of the forward spherical hull; I say leave it smooth, but with hull-plating surface detail.

    BTW, I don't know if you're aware of this, but this project reminds me of a couple of TOS-oriented Daedalus threads inspired in 2008 by NCC-1701 / "Winter". Here's a link to the original Apex-class starship thread, and here's a link to Starscape's derivative Apex thread.

    I would absolutely love to see some of your design ideas in this thread applied to a prime-Universe thread about the Apex-class vessel or something similar. I could see this Daedalus-derived Archon concept fitting in very well in a pseudo-Kelvinized pre-TOS Apex-class ship.
     
  5. Scroogourner

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    Um, Star Control I think? Earth ship?

    On the Archon, while not a fan of spherical hulls, I do admire the modeling.
    Also, everytime I look at those 4 nacelles somewhere in the back of my mind I hear

    "lock S-foils in attack position!";).
     
  6. CuttingEdge100

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    I really like it. It makes way more sense to have the engineering hull run straight through the main hull. The deflector has a perfect line of sight. A disconnection is still possible and you don't need an auxiliary nav-deflector.

    Plus IMHO four engines looks far more balanced
     
  7. RichMerk

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    Yup. :)
     
  8. Kaiser

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    still looks awesome to me :) :techman:
     
  9. The Castellan

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    Only thing I'd change is make the dish copper. :)
     
  10. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks for the comments, guys. :)

    I'm actually considering changing the registry to 1189, instead of 0189. It's still going to be the Archon, though.

    I hadn't seen those threads about the Apex class, or I didn't remember them. Neat stuff. :)

    The Castellan - The main part of the dish is a coppery/gold color... It just doesn't stand out as much with the blue glowing parts in there.

    Maybe updates today, if work isn't too busy. :)
     
  11. MadMan1701A

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    Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I hope everyone had a good Christmas/Holiday, and hopefully everyone got to take a break. :)

    I think I have finished this one as far as it will go. It's really a background ship, so I'm not going to go too crazy with it.

    Here goes...

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    What do you guys think? I think I nailed the "Something Weird" part. :)
     
  12. AnyStar

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    i like it, and honestly its not really that weird. it has great flow.
     
  13. RichMerk

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    I love it except for I'm not sure about the dark gray windowed areas. How would it look if that part of the hull was regular color, or maybe just a little bit darker than the rest? Or is that not weird enough? :)
     
  14. Kaiser

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    Looks awesome to me :) :techman:
     
  15. MadMan1701A

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    Well, the problem with a big sphere like that, is that it looks really boring it its all the same color. I think it might be too dark, but It's the same color texture that I used for all my other dark areas, so that's why I kept it. It's just to break up the space. :)

    Thanks for the other comments, guys. I'll try to have some wallpaper or something up soon.

    Next project... the Klingon ship from the new movie!
     
  16. SilentP

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    I agree, it works very well. Glad to see you back, and look forward to seeing your next creation :)