USS Orion NX-1753 (TOS Era ship)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by calamity_si, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    BRIEF: USS Orion - A secret Federation Starship designed to defend station K-7 from frequent Klingon raids. This ship would later be the testbed for the Federation's early attempts at a cloaking device. Design specs on this ship were later stolen by the Tal Shiar and used to create the now infamous Romulan Bird of Prey...

    PERSONAL NOTES: This is my latest TOS starship design. I have taken design elements from the K-7 station and the Romulan Bird of Prey and combined them into this nifty little attack ship.

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    USS Orion MODEL LINK: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ee4c5813096e19e4f2149e33daf62607
     
  2. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Very nice! The different elements work pretty well together! My only nit is the registry - my gut feel is that it would be lower, giving time for the Romulans to steal it, copy it, and create the BoP before the Enterprise encounters it.
     
  3. Forbin

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    Awesome! I like that the saucer is a tribute to K-7's construction.
     
  4. publiusr

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    I can see it as an assigned ship--like the DS9 Defiant.
     
  5. Kaiser

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    Awesome ship design there :)
     
  6. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Great looking design.

    If you're going to give the Romulans time to steal the "look" and design & build a BOP for the Enterprise to encounter, the registry number should be lower. Maybe in the 1500's.

    Also, it does look a little pre-Enterprise, like 20 years or so.
     
  7. uniderth

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    I like this because in the script for "Balance of Terror" the design of the Romulan Ship was evidence that Romulans had spies.
     
  8. Starship

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    Nice ship my friend! :techman:
     
  9. BillJ

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    Agreed on everything here.
     
  10. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    hi all thanks for all the wonderful comments! Starship, always great to hear from you mate, hope you're keeping well? I think l'll probably bow to popular opinion and change the registration number. You'll have to forgive my laziness in that I'm just going to change the number 7 in it. Should it be 1653 or 1553?
     
  11. BillJ

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    Might just knock the '1' off of it making it 'NX-753'?
     
  12. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Alrighty! The model is now the registry NX-753. Now off to try some renders!
     
  13. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  14. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Awesome :)
     
  15. surak-toc

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    fantastic, just fantastic
     
  16. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    cheers guys!
     
  17. surak-toc

    surak-toc Commander Red Shirt

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    now we have a beautiful ship, can we have some more possible back story, crew and such too
     
  18. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi all. After loads of tinkering and solving computer problems, my bridge is currently rendering and will soon be ready to unveil. In the meantime I thought some of you might like to see a closeup of the MSD I made for it.
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  19. bullethead

    bullethead Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Very nice. How was this done?
     
  20. Kaiser

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    epic cool MSD :)