WIP - TMP Enterprise, deck by deck

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by CTM, May 12, 2009.

  1. Saquist

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    I had a question.
    Is the conference room that took the near by torpedo hit in the same location on the refit as in the Refit A...we know there is a lot of things that are different from the two.
     
  2. CTM

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    While I have made some more progress, it isn't worth posting the images - I replaced the aforementioned accidentally deleted deck plates, and I started work on C-deck. Unfortunately, it is where the structure above the saucer starts, so I need to define that properly in order to build C-deck itself. During the cleanup for the Thanksgiving Festivities, my drafting scales got mis-filed, so I need to locate them in order to read off the proper positioning for that structure. I'm taking a few weeks vacation - both from work and away from my CAD system - for Christmas, so I'll likely not finish C-deck until January (though stay tuned, I may find the time before I take off). A-C decks will be (relatively) fast once I have things measured out, and then I can wrap up the basic rough-in of this ship.
     
  3. thesovereignman

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    The large gray box on the bottom left is the Antimatter Fuel Container, which feeds into the bottom end of the Vertical Intermix Chamber

    I personally don't think that the Antimatter Fuel Container would be that large (Assuming it's the big grey thing, if it's the circular thing, different story)

    1 gram of antimatter is about 3 hiroshima bombs worth of explosive energy.

    Another thing to point out is that antimatter must be kept from touching any matter, this would mean keeping it in a vacuum, magnetically kept away from the walls. If it were to touch a wall of it's container, the resulting explosion would be horrific.

    I don't know what the star trek version of antimatter would do, but this is real life antimatter I'm talking about.
     
  4. Saquist

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    I'm happy for any update...this is a project Probert should be proud of .
     
  5. CTM

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    I figure it is the Antimatter storage, including all self-contained magnetic bottles, "plumbing" and ejector mechanisms. I don't really see it as simply a large box of antimatter. It only makes sense that the Antimatter storage be a very self-contained, self supporting, self-ejecting system. What is the real volume of Antimatter in that containment system? I don't know. Please remember, that much of this is a rough-in, large empty spaces that really aren't empty, large solid blocks that really aren't solid, etc.

    If I still have the will/time/energy once the basic build is done, I'll go back and add some of those details where appropriate.
     
  6. Saquist

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    It's still interesting how much space the ship design fails to use.
     
  7. 137th Gebirg

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    You may be surprised - if I recall, the deck plans that CTM is using has much of the empty space between hallways and decks used by tween-deck Jeffries Tubes, wire trains, ODN power conduits and water/matter tanks. Not really much unused space at all - just not all entirely represented in this particular effort. If it was, it would likely crash any 64-bit system commercially available.
     
  8. Saquist

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    It's not the between decks spaces it's the between hull and living spaces.
    When I was here last time I was contemplating does the WIP represent where the Structural support beams, girders an Keels would be.

    I guess I was contemplating doing someithing like this with my own starship.
    This is really just a fascinating endeavor. I need to by the TNG tech manual. So many projects though...it's nice just to watch someone accomplish there goals for a change.
     
  9. AnyStar

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    i was working on a construction profile of that sort myself, my biggest pet peeve was always that concave lower portion of the saucer... it may be an iconic portion of the ship, but as a designer i always saw it as a gigantic waste of space!

    i was already deep into my own project when i discovered CTM's endeavour. and decided to put mine on hold and see how his turned out first...

    on that note, Its looking great! glad to see you're back into this beast!!!
     
  10. Saquist

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    I was considering tackling the Defiant or my ship the Enigma.
    Defiant would be easier but Enigma would be more...rewarding.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wazy4tvcfEs

    I stopped on my ship to see how this has turned out. I'm waiting to exhale on this one. It's amazing when he puts up those full renders...
     
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  11. CTM

    CTM Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't mean to let this project languish, however life has taken a priority. I leaving on Christmas Vacation in a matter of hours, so there won't be anything new until into the New Year.

    For those of you who are waiting on starting/continuing your ships, please don't. Incorporate what lessons you will from my work, but do not stop your own. I didn't wait for CLB to finish his TOS project, don't wait for me to finish my TMP project. Work along side, dig into the problems. That's what the real fun is anyway.
     
  12. CTM

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    Been away too long... time to get back to work on this project.
     
  13. AudioBridge

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    Darn right! We need our fix :drool:
     
  14. 137th Gebirg

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    Seriously! I was starting to worry!
     
  15. CTM

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    No need to worry, just lots of family and work stuff for the past month. Had an evening meeting canceled tonight, so I might just get to work on it tonight. I've also been letting my subconscious work on the engineering problem of fitting the "bump" contours onto the top of the saucer.
    I figure that once I've crossed that hurdle, I can finish the saucer in a few sessions.
     
  16. CTM

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    Ok. Got some preliminary process on C-deck and the crown of B-deck. This is by no means complete, but the forward (circular) part of the "bump" is roughed in. The remainder of the teardrop shape is going to take a great deal of work.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Saquist

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    I think that's the third deck..I'm not sure....Oh yeah the tear drop where the VIP sections are.
     
  18. JJohnson

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    Looks good so far. Take your time, man. You've been doing great work here.
     
  19. AnyStar

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    every time i've modeled it in CAD i remember that shape always gave me far too much grief as well, each time for different reasons! hah! it looks like a simple shape, but what "looks correct" and what is "accurate" always come out in such different contrast :rolleyes:

    however, keep up the good work! always eager to see progress on this one!:devil:
     
  20. CTM

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    I will probably never be happy with it. It's such a sculpted shape that finding the metrics to generate it is going to give me fits for quite a while.