Forward Swept Wing K'Tinga Request

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by CuttingEdge100, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. CuttingEdge100

    CuttingEdge100 Commodore Commodore

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    Starscape,

    I have an idea. Take the warp-nacelle, okay. Just the outline. With 0% of the length being the front and 100% being the absolute aft end, leave the depth/height of the nacelle from the 33% point to the 67% point, and reduce the depth/height of the nacelle forward and aft of those points by 25%.

    The idea is to produce a nacelle that is more streamlined looking...
     
  2. Starscape

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    Here's a first pass at the side view with standard k't'inga type nacelles:

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    and with the nacelle modification:

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  3. CuttingEdge100

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    Images didn't seem to load
     
  4. Starscape

    Starscape Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Weird! :confused: They work for me... don't know why you can't see them, unless the webserver was down temporarily.
     
  5. CuttingEdge100

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    They're present now. Honestly I think the original K'Tinga's nacelles were better over these.

    Still I'm thinking of some kind of nacelle modification. I think I can draw something up
     
  6. CuttingEdge100

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    For the time being, can you please revert the nacelles back to their original shape
     
  7. Starscape

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    No problem, I backed up the original before I changed it. ;)

    How about just making the nacelles thinner. For example, here they are 25% thinner:

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  8. CuttingEdge100

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    I think the original thickness was fine. What I'm thinking of is instead of having the rear part of the nacelle bulge out like that, to instead have it blend more seamlessly into the rest of the nacelle.
     
  9. CuttingEdge100

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    Starscape,

    Do you know what I mean?
     
  10. Starscape

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    ^^ Hmmm, not exactly. Are you still planning on sketching out a new nacelle?
     
  11. CuttingEdge100

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    Starscape,

    You know how the aft part of the nacelle kind of bulges out from the rest of the nacelle? Imagine if it didn't bulge out but the aft part of the nacelle...

    I'm pretty sure I can draw that one out if you don't know what I mean


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  12. Starscape

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    Like one of these versions, perhaps?

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  13. CuttingEdge100

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    I think I'll draw up what I'm going for... I might be able to use this image and modify it
     
  14. CuttingEdge100

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    Starscape,

    This is what I was going for...

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  15. Starscape

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    Here's an update. The nacelles have been changed as requested (on both views) and I've started adding some detail:

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  16. CuttingEdge100

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    Starscape,

    Now that's a bad-ass nacelle!

    As for the grille-details, I'd hold off of that so far. I want to use lower surface-detail similar to Starfleet designs. More clean-cut.
     
  17. DestinyCaptain

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    So, where's the CG version?
     
  18. CuttingEdge100

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    Uh, we need to make line drawings first before we can begin doing 3D work
     
  19. CuttingEdge100

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    Starscape,

    Do you think it would be cool to have the wings feature some more curvature? I'd like to hear your opinion
     
  20. Starscape

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    More curvature in which direction? Do you mean on the side view so that the nacelles are moved further away from the main body?

    I think the position of the nacelles is good as it stands, but maybe the pylons could be shorter to give a greater down-ward curvature of the wings.