Captains, show off your ships!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Admiral Archer, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Here's the first 3d starship I made in Sketchup booklet of general plans can be downloaded from my deviant art site
    the Starstream class Yacht and Starfleet Courier
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  2. Atolm

    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That's a sweet ome right there.
     
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  3. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    This is a lovely idea for a thread, especially asking for a little bio of the ship history. I think that that sort of world-building makes the creative process much more fun, and I know it has helped hone the look of the ships I have managed to complete.
    I've only got two ships in my Star Trek 'fleet', but I hope to change that this year when I get my PC working again. In the meantime, this is the ship with the most backstory gone into it:
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    This is Reliant, humanity's first (barely) practical interstellar vessel. It was hastily built for a mission to Proxima Centauri, not long after First Contact. Something of a Frankenstein vessel, its sublight engines and tankage were pilfered from a pre-WW3 Lunar Freighter, and its warp drive was powered by a fusion tokamak instead of a matter/antimatter reactor. The landing craft were re-purposed WW3 intercontinental troop shuttles.

    En-route, the crew would be in suspended animation for a duration of three years. There were enough consumables for a six month survey of the Proxima Centauri system, before heading home again.

    Whilst it was away, spaceflight technology had improved to the point where Reliant became obsolete, and even if that wasn't the case, many of its older components were no longer up to the rigors of interstellar flight. Reliant spent the remainder of its career in the less strenuous role of technology demonstration platform. It mostly flew sub-light in the outer solar system, with brief FTL hops into the Oort Cloud and back.

    It presently resides in the fleet museum, as part of the pre-Federation annex.
     
  4. Sgt_G

    Sgt_G Commodore Commodore

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    From the game Star Fleet Battles, here is the Federation Police Cutter.

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  5. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not the captain, but she drops by from time to time and tells me her stories:

    http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/perimeteraction_akula.jpg

    USS Akula, PA-1090. Lead ship of Perimeter Action Squadron 261 (Star Pirates), PA Group 26 (Broken Arrow), homeport Outpost Neris, SubQuadrant 3-South. Under the command of Lcdr. Amelia Mariko Tsuchida. With a crew complement 0f 7 officers and 68 enlisted crew, Akula maintains patrol in sectors along the UFP-Klingon border performing deterrence, surveillance, SAR, or customs/law enforcement missions as needed.

    Some remarks from Lcdr. Tsuchida: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/uss-akula-the-transcript.48424/

    [art originally from Ships of the Star Fleet Vol 2]
     
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  6. Starship

    Starship Captain Captain

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    Here it goes mine. The USS Defender, built after the end of the dominion war.
    She has the size of Ent-C, and is a Defiant´s sucessor: bigger, faster, and well armed.
    The first pic has the updated naceles.

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    She was modelled in sketchup, but it isn´t finished yet. ;)
     
  7. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Like the Retro looking Shuttle bay :)
     
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  8. Gibraltar

    Gibraltar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Defender looks like she could put a whoopin' on somebody! :eek:
     
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  9. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    Oh man. That's the way the Defiant should look. Beautiful ship.
     
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  10. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Originally, the Enterprise-D was to have something like that recessed into the upper saucer, right?
     
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  11. Viper

    Viper Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It should be no surprise that this is my favorite ship right now:
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    USS Atlantis, named after Space Shuttle Atlantis. The registry is also a nod to the Shuttle, as Atlantis had 33 flights.
     
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  12. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Where can i see more of this design? :)
     
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  13. Viper

    Viper Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  14. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Really nice ship. :mallory:
     
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