Federation 'Scout' - USS DiBarticot

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Venardhi, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Another 3d doodle from me, though this time I tried to make it something more on topic and attempted to keep at least a little of the federation aesthetic to it.

    I imagine this is a small scouting vessel with about 3 decks and a crew around a dozen. Lightly armed and armored but too hard to catch or hit for either to make much difference.

    The main hull needs some tweaking, and I need to figure out what kind of bridge/defector she'll have, but this is the main shape so crits and suggestions should come now rather than after I've added those things.

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  2. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    I like the overall shape. It's in the ST:N era?

    It has a lot of complex shapes that I'm seeing as not having any real design purposes. So if you could clarify the reason behind those shapes (eg. particularly in the aft section), that would be great. It could be assumed that the non-traditional design comes from other (non-terran) Federation member influences...

    With it being 3 decks, a traditional bridge on top would be nice in my opinion. If it were smaller, I'd go for a run-about type bridge. Small, and efficient.

    Time to go to work- will slack on the TrekBBS when I get there!
     
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  3. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Not really all that savage Moderator

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    Not bad. It kinda has a NSEA Protector vibe going on, which isn't a bad thing IMO.
     
  4. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    I thought that as well.

    Looking at it a little more, it looks like it has speration capabilities (this ship, not the Protector).
     
  5. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It is literally a doodle, so I wasn't really thinking much about technical needs for the various shapes. As I refine it further I'll see about that stuff. Currently the main hull is just mirrored top and bottom, but the bottom is getting heavily altered when I put in the deflector. The back was intended to be the main impulse exhaust, and later as a potential shuttle bay (very very small shuttle) but I'm not exactly sure what it will end up. Again, with the doodling I don't really think this stuff through.

    I imagine it as pre-DW, a kind of testbed for some of the new technologies that ended up in ships like the defiant and Enterprise E.

    And no, no separation. A ship this small doesn't really call for it.
     
  6. HRHTheKING

    HRHTheKING Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I like everything about it except for the fact it's a Federation ship.

    It might be better suited for an alien race.

    Perhaps one we've heard of, but who's vessels we've never seen like...the Rigellians or something.
     
  7. hellsgate

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    I could see it as a 'Federation' vessel, but of Tellarite origin. A "localized" crew & everything.
     
  8. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well I kind of hit a brick wall as I was refining the design, but in doing so I found some new shapes I really want to try out on a new design. This one is probably going to go on the backburner for a while as I play with it.