Big Bad Dreadnought

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by calamity_si, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Alright guys, here's my latest offering; I had to get the look of the ship away from the Star Wars Fed Ship once and for and I think I've done that by sticking a big fat phaser lance in there. What do you think?
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  2. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Here are some basic Sketchup orthos as well...
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  3. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't mind the trade federation look. I would just love to see its level of detail...more please
     
  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thats a awesome hot looking ship :D
     
  5. MadMan1701A

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    I liked it the other way, honestly. :)

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  6. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks See where the sky meets the sea, It calls me Premium Member

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    Me as well
     
  7. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Ah well there's a classic case of not being to please all of the people all of the time. To be honest, the only reason that the design has evolved this far is purely due to peoples constructive criticism. Whilst I appreciate yours, I can only move forward with this project now, not backwards.

    In the spirit of that statement, here's todays progress... I'll try to post some more if I can render them in time.

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  8. GalacticWierdo

    GalacticWierdo Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I LOVE this design! It seems more clever than the design of the Dreadnought Class in ST-ID. It makes more use of cool shapes rather than bumps and greebles. It has a level of detail without going overboard on the shapes of the hull. I also like the addition of the lance; it gives a reason for the saucer ring to be there, like a power concentrator ring or something like that.

    As some more constructive criticism, I might suggest making the saucer more polygonal, to match the style of the rest of the ship. As a tangential experiment, I may try getting rid of the saucer altogether, a flat, rectangular projection on either size of the lance, or something wildly different. In fact, I may just have to do that! ;)
     
  9. Kaiser

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    Awesome :)
     
  10. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Okey, so I've decided to release two versions of the ship. This one does not have the phaser lance or third nacelle. I have also replaced the central bridge core with something a little more robust looking. All in all, I think the ship looks a bit more simple and graceful.

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  11. Kaiser

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    Both look awesome to me :)
     
  12. largo

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    the robust bridge core is brilliant.
     
  13. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate that. I don't know why releasing two versions didn't occur to me earlier to be honest.
     
  14. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Had a lot of fun playing around with this today!
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  15. MadMan1701A

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    Awesome. :)

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  16. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've done quite a few variations of this design and overall, I prefer this one - with no supergun but with that third nacelle.

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  17. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    that is a brutal beast. great work!
     
  18. The Mirrorball Man

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    In fact, it should be called the USS Brutal Beast.
     
  19. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Lol, I was actually thinking something along the lines of the USS Inferno but Brutal Beast will do! Here's more renders I did last night;

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  20. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    This is something I've been working on for the last day or two.

    My Federation Dreadnought giving the poor old USS Enterprise a bit of a hammering in a nebula. Star Trek Into Darkness production designer Scott Chambliss did a piece of concept art for the USS Vengeance that directly inspired this piece. Many thanks go to Xhable for the use of his very fine USS Enterprise.
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