Defiant successor (ghiottone class) W.I.P

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MisterD, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. MisterD

    MisterD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Defiant is one of my favorite ships, so I can't resist to make my own version. She always had a sports car vibe to me. So I wanted to keep that but give her more of a 70's italian sportscar vibe. Lots of stuff still missing
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  2. Rekkert

    Rekkert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Interesting shape, I like it though it's a bit on the bulbous side for a warship.
     
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  3. BorgMan

    BorgMan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think that elongating the shape a bit might help with that "bulbous" feeling the ship has right now. I'm feeling the same way as Rekkert: I like the ship, but it's a bit... chubby right now. Digging the lines of the aft though!
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    Dude, that‘s super sleek and sexy! I love how you streamlined the top design. Looks totally aerodynamic now. I also kind of dig the lack of a ton of surface detail, because that‘s part of the whole 70s aesthetic. But I‘m curious where you are going with this. :bolian:
     
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  5. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    This is a really nice first pass, I'm eager to see where this goes. I do agree with Rekkert and Borgman that the ship does look a little on the "chonky" side, especially in the side profile, but the overall direction you're taking this is great.
     
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  6. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

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    I dunno, I think she's got a fine side profile. Reminds me of organic anime designs mashed with an English Electric Lightning :D
     
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  7. TrekMD

    TrekMD Commander Red Shirt

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    Interesting. It looks more organic...more for underwater than for space.
     
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  8. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Cool design, it does indeed look a little like Cousteau's diving saucer mini submarine. :mallory:
    Also.. the 70's? Hmm.. more angles and a ridiculous spoiler like the Lamborghini Countach? :D
     
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  9. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    Cool! I like the smoothness you bring to the design.
     
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  10. Finn

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    I like it
     
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  11. MisterD

    MisterD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Ahoi...

    Thanks for the comments. Seems like a good example of "tunnel vision", and I am not sure how I could not see it, but yes. Ship looked a "little" bit chonky.

    I was more thinking of Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo Spider and the 70s Countach...before they kitbashed that thing into its own caricature.

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    Still lot to do, but I think at least the proportions are much better now.
     
  12. BorgMan

    BorgMan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Oh I DO agree! Very nice, feeling this a LOT more now.
     
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  13. Kaiser

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    Pretty design :)
     
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  14. JR TREK

    JR TREK Ensign Newbie

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    I like the first version better, although the sensor arrayed drooped down too much. I think you could have fixed that by dropping it back under the saucer and making the front edge thin.

    The flat version isn't bad by any means, but not only is the vertical dimensionality interesting, but the extra space will be a big help if you ever try to figure out how stuff fits inside of it.
     
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