Another small, old ship...

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by judexavier, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Herkimer Jitty

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    This just oozes cool.
     
  2. judexavier

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    Thanks for all of the replies and comments...I'm not sure how to do those multi-quote posts, :) so I'll just jot down some "answers" to opinions or questions I noted, hopefully it will make some sense...
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    > Yeah, the problem with the sweeping pylons is they "must" :) do this to match up to the internal engineering area...I've got some other ideas to play with, though. "jet engine style"? do you mean something solid, like an SR-71 cone (or the Kelvin), or an orifice/intake?
    Anyway, thanks for the compliments! Oh, and that nod to the concave section...the idea behind that was more heat management, "radiator" buit in to the hull...also just a visual reference to the original. Maybe something like Patrickivan's ship, with a similar shape formed over the top...hmm..

    >One thing about those domes...they would be...I don't know, frosted, or tinted, and very shiny, as to make the "guts" a little more hidden...It wasn't clear in that sketch.

    >I may make the bridge taller, for a little more headroom, multi-level floor profile, etc. The decks were supposed to be 8' with 6' people, but it looks a little short.

    >I was using an "art design" premise I've read, in which the classic clean E shape is considered 1960-ish, so, using a 1950's "look" might suggest that it's older...it made sense to me, anyway:) I'm trying to think what else would give it a less advanced look...
    I need to get this fleshed out for the modelling...never had a mesh to play with.:) (except for Bryce mountains LOL)
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    Thanks again for the positive feedback. Yes, I too cannot wait to see this in 3D. I'm working out the top/front views now, some hull-slices to make sure the
    contours make sense...as for a name...? I don't know. I had searched for unique Native American/tribe names, had a nice little list, then realized they were names of the 'languages' spoken by various tribes..LOL (Sort of like the "USS English" or "USS Spanish" - wouldn't really work :) They were interesting, just to give some examples: "USS Cruzeño", "USS Bella Bella", "USS Gros Ventre", "USS Nabesna", "USS Ventureño", "USS Dakelh", "USS Arikara", ...so, something like that?
     
  3. Brandonv

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    I really like that design! To me it looks both retro and advanced at the same time.
     
  4. Kaiser

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    Very cool design :) :techman:

    Can i suggest the Suquamish tribe of NW Washington state as a search point for a ship name :)
     
  5. RoJoHen

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    Agreed!

    Actually, this doesn't so much look like an earlier starship design. It looks more like how I would envision the Enterprise if Star Trek had been made 10 years earlier. It's an excellent retro look.
     
  6. Clawhammer

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    Minimal and real close to flawless. Let's see how balanced it looks in 3D. If I had time I would jump at it! :techman:
     
  7. Savage Dragon

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    Awesome! Got any larger images to share?
     
  8. Cap'n Caveman

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    I agree with everyone else, that is one beautiful ship! It looks so balanced and graceful. Your ship is everything the new Enterprise isn't.
     
  9. Albertese

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    I love the fact that people get around via staircases rather than lazy arsed turbolifts.

    Very nice!

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  10. Mytran

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    Yeah, that was always one of my niggles about the Defiant, which had even fewer decks than this ship!
     
  11. B.J.

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    Sweet design!
    ^ What he said! :D
     
  12. Albertese

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    Dang. The more I look at this ship, he more I love it. Excellent work.

    --Alex
     
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Brilliant work. No crits.
     
  14. Sarvek

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    Great work. :techman: I really love this little ship. The design makes sense and fits into the lineage of the other ships. Keep up the great work. :techman: I will be looking forward to more updates.
     
  15. judexavier

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    Thanks again for all of the positive comments. :)

    Working out 3 views...it seems the front view is rather...
    for lack of a better word, "cute" looking...I'm playing with some different things, (not greebles :) ) but...it may just look like this in the end. (A lot of aircraft have odd looking front views as well, so maybe I'll just lock it in and accept it). Heck once it's shaded, painted and marked up, it may be alright.
     
  16. Johnnymuffintop

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    Can't believe I just now discovered this thread.
    GREAT design! I love it when people throw mid-1900's styling into Trek ships.
    One question, is the final one going with a sort of gun-metal grey color scheme, kinda like that ol' NCC-1701 XL you did a while back?
     
  17. judexavier

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    Thanks! Well, sort of. I'm trying to get away from that aztec look, using "bigger pieces", more like 1950's bare metal aircraft. (I suppose using smaller hull panels has advantages, like if a giant saucer section floats into you :) It just peels away some tiles, rather than bending/damaging larger structures.)
     
  18. Psion

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    You're probably getting tired of all the compliments you're receiving, but here's another one: I love it and can't wait to see more!
     
  19. Johnnymuffintop

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    Nah, big panelling is the way to go. After all, you're going with a more primitive starfleet look. Perhaps even throwing in some paint like this:
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  20. Kaiser

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    That paint job on the NuTrek ship looks Cool :) :techman: