Request for a starship design

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by david lowbridge, May 1, 2012.

  1. david lowbridge

    david lowbridge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 20, 2011
    Somewhere in the future

    it was suggested that i broaden my search area and ask if anyone here could give me a look for a fan fic ship, USS Nightingale. if some one could please help me out I would be very grateful.

    this is the specs for the ship

    Saint Bernard Class Vessel

    Class: Search and Rescue Command Ship

    Officers: 19
    Enlisted Crew: 48
    Marines: 8
    Patient Capacity: 400

    Cruising Velocity: Warp 7
    Maximum Velocity: Warp 9.975

    Length: 145 metres
    Width: 60 metres
    Height: 30 metres
    Decks: 7

    Defensive Systems
    Ablative Armour
    Shielding Systems
    Auto-Modulating Shields
    Metaphasic Shielding
    Regenerative Shielding
    Type IX Array: 3
    Burst-Fire Torpedo Launchers: 2

    it was designed during the dominion war and i was thinking of a ship that was on the lines of the norway, saber, akira.

    If anyone could help i would very much appreciate it. and i would give them credit for the design.

    many thanks

  2. The Axeman

    The Axeman Commodore Commodore

    Oct 15, 2003
    Central Scotland
    A few tips...

    1. Offer Money

    Creating a decent painting or 3D starship from scratch takes many, many hours of work. Many. A hobbyist might take several weeks working in the evenings to get one made, so offering cash is a good way to add incentive. Offering to credit an artist is meaningless, it's what you have to do anyway when using artwork you didn't create.

    2. What exactly do you want

    Do you want a 3D model to use yourself? Do you want a model made and then many pictures made of specific scenes? Do you just want paintings or drawings of a design? Animations? A logo? What are you expecting out of this, as all this takes more time.

    3. What does it look like

    You want artwork, not wiring diagrams, so posting fan fiction and tech specs like speed ratings, shield types and other invisible stuff mean nothing. They only matter if we see them hanging off the finished product. A description or simple sketch would go miles, and an idea of the era would help. Listing 3 completely different ships does nothing except to establish the timeframe.

    4. Go trawling

    Chances are that no one will want to spend ages working for free on something they dont care about and didn't need to make. However, there are plenty of creative people out there making stuff right now which might fit the bill for your ship when its done. If your able to find someone on an art or modeling forum (here,, Deviant Art, Flickr, etc) who is working on a ship that fits, you could do worse than go schmooze that guy in the hopes that he'll do a picture with your ships name on it, and maybe a few pictures too. If he's already building it, then it's no biggy to do that and it kind of gives him a purpose for it too.

    Good luck.
  3. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Admiral

    Aug 10, 2001
    Quick note on point #1 above: the TrekBBS does not permit solicitation nor selling, so offering or looking for a paid commission here would warrant a warning and thread closure.

    Otherwise, all very sound advice. :bolian:
  4. Tribble Herder

    Tribble Herder Lieutenant Commander

    Apr 17, 2012
    Why not just use an Olympic class hospital ship? No need to reinvent the wheel.
  5. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Dec 22, 2011
    nm...misread the OP