Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by erifah, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. erifah

    erifah Captain Captain

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    Hat tip to Atolm: This Federation Halo-Class variant!

    I thought that Atolm's design was Uber-inspirational, but that his ring nacelles cried out for something - anything! - to be going on inside the rings.

    I finally realized what I wanted, and took one of my older spaceframes "off the shelf" and put in some ring nacelles. Then, I looked for some pictures of the Machine from the movie "Contact" and used them as placeholders for my idea in this rough draft.

    Obviously, my idea is that in each circular nacelle houses 3 spinning circular warp coils that spin & rotate just like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSaO9VGjLXc

    I suppose that within the "core" of the spinning warp coils, some exciting bright lights would churn and flash. Alas, I am not a 3D artist or animator.

    When the ship is not at warp, I imagine the 3 warp coils could either windmill randomly, or more likely, they'd nest together as a flat disk.

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  2. Kaiser

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  3. publiusr

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    --great saucer. The Contact idea is brilliant!
     
  4. Starship

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    Was you inspired by Atolm? :)
     
  5. erifah

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    No, I was Uber-inspired.
     
  6. erifah

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    I hope a 3-D artist and animator grabs the idea and runs with it squealing in delight like a schoolgirl.

    (Yeah, yeah, I know. But just go with that visual - it works better if you say it out loud in a Monty Burns voice.)
     
  7. Atolm

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    That's Cool!
    reminds me of the containment rings on Krypton from Superman, then later re-seen in Superman 2, that held Zod, and his followers.
     
  8. surak-toc

    surak-toc Commander Red Shirt

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    bloody brilliant design work, how long did it take for you to draw
     
  9. erifah

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    Not long, actually. I took my design from the Enterprise F contest and reworked it a bit, that's all.

    I don't relish doing those bloody warp coil rings from scratch, I can tell you THAT!
     
  10. surak-toc

    surak-toc Commander Red Shirt

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    don't blame ya, the whole design is fantastic
     
  11. Halmirdax

    Halmirdax Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Interesting design.
     
  12. publiusr

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    It might also be a way to move heavy station modules. A station core with two of those flying behind and a command saucer out in front of the central hub.
     

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