USS Grandeur - One... More... Time!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Vektor, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Malleus

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    1) Vektor, two to four more dorsal phasers to cover the dorsal aft section of the saucer like on the Ent-E would be good. :thumbsup:

    2) I also don't see any aft phasers for the stardrive or ventral phasers on the engineering hull. :confused:

    3) And what about phaser strips atop the nacelles, like on the USS Venture?]

    4) You've got six forward torp launchers, but the aft coverage is nil? :wtf:

    5) Why do I get the feeling that this ship isn't going to be as long as the Sovereign or as wide as the Galaxy (given the height of the "main shuttlebay" behind the battle bridge)? :(



    P.S. - Try to submit this to somebody who can add ship schematics for their online stories. :)
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Me too. :cool:
     
  3. USS Mariner

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    Like that's suprising, considering this was essnetially Eaves' first design.
     
  4. Squiggy

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    Me three. It looks like a more natural transition out of the Galaxy class
     
  5. Malleus

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    ^^^ But I'm unsure about the size, though. The main shuttlebay at the top doesn't look big enough, for example. :(
     
  6. Vektor

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    There will be two more short phaser strips on the back of the neck section on either side of the docking bay, but I think any more than that would be overkill.

    I've got more phaser strips to add on various parts of the ship, I just haven't decided exactly where yet. Be patient.

    Not too keen on phaser strips on the nacelles. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a way to do it that wouldn't offend my sense of aesthetics. Maybe on the undersides of the nacelles but don't hold me to it.

    Actually, I only have four forward torp launchers. The one below the deflector and the one on the underside of the saucer are single quantum torpedo launchers. There will most likely be another single quantorp launcher in the aft ventral region and at least one pair of photorp launchers on the back of the neck. Again, be patient.

    Probably because it's not as long as the Sovereign or as wide as the Galaxy. Current overall length is about 577 meters and overall width is about 243 meters. What you refer to as the "main shuttlebay" is actually a docking bay for an auxiliary vessel named the Blackfoot, which is much larger than a standard shuttle. Those doors are actually 25 meters wide by about 10 meters tall. The real main shuttle bay is at the back end of the secondary hull.

    This is an example of where reading through the entire thread would be helpful. I am modeling this ship for a Trek fan club and have been doing so for going on four years. What exactly it winds up being used for is up to them.
     
  7. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Say what? :wtf:
     
  8. Malleus

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    ^^^ The Ent-E was Eaves' first design: "I wanted a sleek, very fast ship with favourite elements from all the starships that had gone before, especially Bill George's Excelsior." :)

    Kinda weird how the size of one quantorp launcher is big enough to engulf two photorp launchers, but I guess that's for flexibility (at least I could imagine substituting those with two photorp launchers each in my fictional works and schematics) :thumbsup:

    [At least your design is leaps and miles ahead of that backward Dawnstar-class design floating around the Internet. :cool: ]

    Fair enough ;)

    [But the only shuttlebay? :confused: That's highly unusual for a big, post-Ambassador ship, is it not? :confused: ]
     
  9. Magic04

    Magic04 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    There does appear to be some similarity between Eaves' design and this one, although that may be a coincidence.
     
  10. Malleus

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    ^^^ Actually no. I said that the Sovereign resembled the Excelsior. Vektor's design reminds me a little bit about Probert's initial Ambassador design.

    [Given that the saucer isn't elliptical for greater width as the Galaxy, and given the look of its neck - even in spite of the Galaxy-like hull around the deflector dish]
     
  11. Malleus

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    Sorry for der bump, but this 5-star thread can't die just yet. :(
     
  12. Savage Dragon

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    ^Damn! And here I was all excited to see some new renders!
     
  13. blakbyrd

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    ^ Likewise. :(
     
  14. Vektor

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    Well, I hate to see people suffer, so here's a little something to tide y'all over.

    Shiny (DivX 6.4, 3MB)
     
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    <gurgle> Wow! :thumbsup:
     
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    Practically perfect in every way.
     
  19. aridas sofia

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    It's amazing how you evoke a very retrofuturist styling here and in your Vanguard, but in very different ways. As if one is a very conservative flying saucer, and the other a wild Harley Earl rocket ship. It's the curve and angle of those pylons, and the fins. A little touch that makes all the difference in the world.
     
  20. Shikarnov

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    Vektor-
    This ship is amazing! I love that animation. The folks over at the Grandeur sim are very lucky. Excellent work!
    Looking forward to more,
    J


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