The Shetland Class (Very Early WIP)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Shetlander, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Shetlander

    Shetlander Cadet Newbie

    Feb 9, 2020
    Having been a great admirer of the spherical primary hull since becoming a Trek fan, I thought I'd chip in with my own vision. This is my attempt to consolidate the spherical primary hull with a more traditional neck and stardrive. It's a very early model so a lot of refinement, additions and revision to come.

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  2. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 16, 2018
    There absolutely should be more spherical hull designs, I'm a big fan of them too, and of the early Earth/Starfleet ships in general.

    I think you've got a solid start here, the secondary hull is coming along well. I think the interconnecting dorsal could be tweaked so that it integrates into the sphere with a bit more of a mechanical connection, but as you say, there are still a lot of details left to do.

    I hope to see more of this ship!
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  3. PatB1974

    PatB1974 Ensign Red Shirt

    Jul 17, 2017
    North Texas
    Very nice my friend! I love the old Starfleet museum style ships. Very Daedalus-esque!
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  4. Atolm

    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 3, 2010
    Killingly, CT
    I really dig this!
  5. Shetlander

    Shetlander Cadet Newbie

    Feb 9, 2020
    Thank you all for your replies, they are genuinely encouraging. The neck as it connects to the primary hull will mostly stay the same as I want to show how the outer elements of ship design started to transition inwards to where we get to the Constitution where virtually all of the ship machinery in encased within a beautiful, flowing hull. There will of course be parts that are strictly on the outside. I might change my mind, we'll see how it goes. As for scale, take this as three quarters the length of the Constitution with a launch year of 2220 and was retired in 2286 without undergoing the near all-fleet refit of the 2270's, putting it firmly between the retirement of the Daedalus in 2196 and the launch of the Constitution circa 2245.
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  6. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 19, 2007
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Coolies :)