Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by JSnaith, May 28, 2022.
Nice work. I guess all ships get upgrades and updates all the time so you can just say that your design is a later era Oberth, they seem to still fly around in the 24th century which probably means that the ones still flying are either old and upgraded or new built with all the comfy bells and whistles of the era anyway.
I'm still working on the service history and deck plans for the Eujisan. But what I have so far states that she is part of a batch of fourteen Oberth Mark 2's that Starfleet ordered. They are based on the Oberth design and retain the basic same silhouette, but are 50% bigger than the Mark 1 version and are capable of longer missions. We have evidence, on screen, that variations in ships classes existed, such as the Mark 2 Excelsior (Enterprise-B, Lakota) as well as changes to the Galaxy Class to add additional phaser arrays.
I think the truth is that no two ships are the same - even in the Trek universe. aridas and Todd would probably agree with that statement. Ships are built, at various different yards, by different teams at different times, so the likely hood of variations is high. These ships are not mass produced from factories and carbon copies of each other.
So, a Mark 2 version of the Oberth is is reasonable I think.
I've only managed to create two and a bit decks deck-plans wise, but I already have space 116 crew, and that number will grow. Happy medium for me would be to reach 140-150 in crew quarters, which I don't think will be an issue. But doing the deck plans is kicking my backside to be honest, and I am thinking of ditching the ones created in PSP and doing them in 3D in Max. We shall see.
Got some stuff to think on with this, and the countdown to real life interrupting things has begun (48 days). But, and as I say a lot on here - comments welcome, and more soon!
Yeah I'd absolutely agree with no two ships being identical.
There are a lot of real world examples, so I feel happy going in this direction.
Heck, in RL, two ships of the same class built at the same shipyard can be wildly different, even if they have the same specs.
Of course, different teams are going to put different touches to each ship. In truth, we have ships that we bunch into classes - but no two of them are the same. Trek/Wars and a lot of other sci-fi shows fall into the trap of reusing the same models over and over again. This leads to this misconception that every Excelsior is the same as the other, that every Constitution is identical to the last. We, here, know that they are not. Aside from the external differences, there are going to be internal one ones too. Oh things like the bridge and main engineering are going to occupy the same areas on each ship, but something like briefing room one could be on a different deck depending on each ship, lol.
The deck plans are kicking my backside. I am going to rethink how I do them. My drawing skills are not what they used to be. They are so bad I am not even happy to share what I have. I have an idea how to do them in another medium - let me play and see what happens.
Decks A, B & C -
I'll save you counting, 150 beds = 150 crew
Comments welcome, more soon
Redo of A,B and C got rid of the inner ring corridor, no need for it. Lost four crew quarters as a result, but... Worth it. So currently have enough space for 146 crew -
Working on Deck D - so more soon! (Comments and the like welcome)
No, I will not do deck plans for any other ship. This has been a pain to do. I junked the original ones I created in PSP and have started again, and again. Just doing them for this ship only ;-) LLAP
Nice deckplans, I'll never make them.. the crew would hate me..
lol, Yes, I might suffer a mutiny of my own for doing this...
Locked down decks A, B and C - crew quarters now stand at 148 -
Made a start on D - (Transporter, sickbay, medlab and a couple of science labs, plus the start of the hanger bay -
Comments welcome, more soon :-)
Deck-D is shaping up nicely - still not done, or locked it down, but this is it for today -
Additional 12 crew quarters brings the crew total up to 160. Comments welcome, more soon!
Plans changed, so I was able to put some more time into this
A, B & C again, forgot where the phasers were, so that space is taken -
D is now finished -
Total bunks for crew still stands at 160
Breaking it down, B is where the officer quarters are. C is where the crew and NCO quarters are. D is where the specialists and guest quarters are.
B: 15 Senior Officer Quarters, 36 Officer Quarters.
C: 15 NCO Quarters, 40 Crew Quarters (Double bunked).
D: 14 Specialist/Guest Quarters.
Ok, I know that the NCO and Senior Officer quarters are the same. I figure an NCO would have earned the extra space over time served. Convince me I'm wrong ;-)
Guest and Specialist quarters are the largest, as they should be. I reckon 4 would be assigned for Guests, so would normally be empty. The other 10? This is a science ship, so some assigned civilians make sense. In fact if you watch Star Trek III, you will see a civilian manning a console on the bridge of the Grissom
Decks E & F are up next. Lots of new assets to create, but it will be worth it
Comments welcome, more soon
Busy day today, but...
Deck D is done and locked -
Started E -
Comments welcome, more likely tomorrow!
Dude, that is really impressive!!
Not sure why I decided to do deck plans for this particular ship, but... here we are. Still having fun, and I hope you're all enjoying :-)
Yes we are great work loving the deck plans
I should add the caveat that these deck plans are for this ship only, they won't fit a standard Oberth. But that's ok. Can report that E Deck is almost done, and will be getting a key so you know what is what. It's a bit of a messy mix, but it all makes sense. And then onto F Deck.
And after that... I may put a crew together and post a story about the Eujisan on Wattpad I may also do a cross-section of the pod. But don't hold me to that. 43 days away from having to stop for a few months.
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