Reviving the USS Boundless

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by sojourner, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    Hey guys,
    So a few months back I had a motherboard crash that ate my raid 5 setup resulting in the loss of a lot of work from the previous year including this project.

    I'm finally rebuilding this model, now named the USS Boundless. The rebuild is proceeding with only the png's to work from. none of the original work survived the crash. Along the way I am taking the opportunity to tweak a few things from the previous version. Take a look, tell me what you think.

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  2. bullethead

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    Pretty cool Excelsior inspired design, with some AbramsTrek in there too (the engineering hull).
     
  3. Savage Dragon

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    Nice work, but boy do I ever need to get myself new monitors. Total page stretch for me.
     
  4. Kaiser

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    Looks cool :)
     
  5. CDR6

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    Great zot!!! That's out standing.

    We need to see more as you progress!

    Regards,
    Chuck
     
  6. Ian Keldon

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    OMG!!!! I LOVE it! It's the "real" Enterprise-C! :D
     
  7. Atolm

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    that is a very stunning design you got there mate :)
     
  8. sojourner

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    Thanks for the comments guys! Couple new images, reworking the impulse engines and top view of the whole ship for those that aren't aware of the "swallow tail". And yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, the nacelle pylons are different sizes, I have decide which size I like best yet.

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  9. bullethead

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    I think the thinner pylon fits the nacelle and swallow tails better. But man, I did not expect that engineering section to be so... thin.
     
  10. sojourner

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    It's length belies it's width. It's about 140 feet wide at the current scale I am using.
     
  11. Starship

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    Based upon the top view, the sec hull looks to much thin. Maybe, you can make it a bit more "fat".
    About the pylons, I suggest you something with the lines of the Ingram Class:
    http://www.twomadmen.co.uk/wip/ivp2p348.jpg ;)

    I´m curious... How you built the sec hull in sketchup? I believe it wasn´t an easy job...
     
  12. kev11106

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    She purdy...
     
  13. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    From the top view, it does look thin, but other views look fine. I like it. The pylons have yet to be detailed. They'll change a bit as I work on them.

    Hehe, as for the secondary hull build, yea, it wasn't easy and would be hard to explain. Here's an exploded view of the starboard half:

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  14. Patrickivan

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    I agree- The width looks fine.
     
  15. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    This project is still alive. Actually did some work on it this week.

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    Click the thumbnail for a large pic.
    (hmmm, apparently with how photobucket does things now you have to click 2 more times on their zoom functions to get the actual full size image)

    Will post some up close images of recent changes tomorrow if anyone is interested.
     
  16. The Librarian

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    I love this impulse deck and bridge structure. The nacelles are cool, too.
     
  17. Kaiser

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    Looks good :)
     
  18. B.J.

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    Looks BIG. I'm with The Librarian, the impulse deck and bridge are quite nice!
     
  19. sojourner

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    ^The primary hull is actually smaller than the Ambassador class's primary. Though in length it is larger, overall volume makes it a smaller ship. Which fits the timeline I'm going for. I want this ship to fit in between the Excelsior class and Ambassador class development wise. Solidly in the "lost years".

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  20. Starship

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    Good to see it´s still alive!
    Go ahead, cause she´s looking dammed cool! :techman: