The USS Icarus, Ambassador prototype, 2021 update

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Belz..., Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Belz...

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    2022-02-11 update: check out the newer version in post 15. For the original, if the links are broken, go here:
    https://twitter.com/Belz_Zebuth/status/1437450740377735168

    Back in 2004-12 I created my first digital Trek design, the Icarus. I posted it here, along with an update from 3 years ago. Now I decided to revisit it again and give it a new version worthy of my latest works.

    In-universe, the Icarus was the prototype for a replacement class to the Constitution, but due to many development issues, technical difficulties and changing politics, it was abandoned in favour of the Ambassador project. However, the prototype herself had a long and illustrious career.
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    See my Deviantart page for full versions.
     
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  2. Hawku

    Hawku Transwarp Specialist Premium Member

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    Beauty, eh. I like the nacelle style here.
     
  3. saddestmoon

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    I love it! A very nice prototype starship :)

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    Edit: upon further viewings, I just want to mention how much I love the nacelles on this ship.

    Overall, a physical model of this would be a joy to own, IMO!
     
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  4. dupersuper

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    Alas, it flew too close to a star...
     
  5. Belz...

    Belz... Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Now here's the shuttlecraft to go with it:

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    And a simple representation of the bridge:

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    And a uniform design to go with it all:

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  6. publiusr

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    I can see!
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    ‘love your suit…
     
  7. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Admiral

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    2300 is awfully low a number for an Ambassador Class starship
     
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  8. Belz...

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    It's not an ambassador class starship. Please read the description in the information view.

    In truth, it's the Ambassador class' 10000 that's way too high for the time.
     
  9. publiusr

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    I like taller nacelles
     
  10. Belz...

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    You mean, than this, or taller than wide?
     
  11. publiusr

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    Above the saucer...
     
  12. Paul B. Hartzog

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    Kewl. Love the deck details !
     
  13. Kaiser

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    Lovely :)
     
  14. Belz...

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    Slight update today... I've "repainted" the whole ship to give it a more classic Federation look, and improved the pylons so that they seem to have actual volume. A few other adjustments.

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  15. Belz...

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    Ok so it's been a while! Another update today.

    I changed the neck completely. Something bothered me about the curves and layers of the previous one, so I stole it from the Carthage (another of mine) and went to work, giving the Icarus an aft torpedo launcher. I also updated a bunch of details such as the bridge, the impulse deck, the thrusters, the fins at the back of the nacelles, the rec deck, and more.

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