U.S.S. Curry - WTF?

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Arpy, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Captain Captain

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    Arpy, why does your kitbashed StarShip look incredibly phallic like with your arrangement of StarDrive / Saucer / Nacelles?
     
  2. Arpy

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    It doesn’t make much sense tipped with the shuttlebay alone. I’ll work on an AWAC-like attachment with a sensor pod or interdiction unit or battering ram — something that, like the nacelles, needs to be apart from the rest of the ship.

    But I like the counterlever balance of an extended blade as (along with an extended neck) it helps counteract the crampedness of the Curry.

    @KamenRiderBlade, if you think it’s phallic now, wait til it has a dome tip :vulcan: :rommie::guffaw:
     
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  3. Unicron

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    I think something like the AWACs pod would definitely help, to use up some of that space. Do you think anything could potentially be mounted on the ventral hull without posing a problem for the deflector? I could think of a couple of possibilities, albeit some of them not fitting the mission profile. But it's interesting to think about.
     
  4. Arpy

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    Sure, like what? I was debating putting the shuttlebay underneath the AWAC, but that kind of defeats the purpose of separating the “AWAC” from anything living.
     
  5. Unicron

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    Could be top/bottom sensor pods, as one possibility. I'd have to think about it some more. :lol:
     
  6. KamenRiderBlade

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    Please, no more phallic Star Ship designs.
     
  7. Arpy

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    We don’t always get what we want in this life. :cardie: :rommie: :bolian:

    Plus, don’t read so much into it. It’s not meant to be phallic. I’m just exploring different configurations, and if this plays with us in some multi-dimensional way (like the sexually suggestive xenomorphs in Alien) then, meh, let’s explore.

    I think this design came to me initially because I didn’t like what I imagined the side view of the Curry to look like, hidden behind the nacelle. I though it imbalanced, with the thick neck attaching to the end of the wafer-thin stardrive. I thought, what if we flipped it?
     
  8. DaveyNY

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    I read somewhere a long time ago, in a BTS article, that the aft lower opening was supposed to be some kind of super-duper tractor beam on the Excelsior.
    :shrug:
     
  9. Ar-Pharazon

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    Starship envy?
     
  10. 137th Gebirg

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    Something about “ample nacelles”. :shifty:
     
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  11. KamenRiderBlade

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    I just don't want to see giant flying phalluses like on Lexx.
     
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  12. Ar-Pharazon

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    Then this one should really get your hackles up :lol:

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  13. Arpy

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    ^ lol that’s Battle Beyond the Stars level terrible.

    Besides, I don’t read it as a phallus as much as an Olympian on the rings. Or an old-timey Rolls Royce. Or (the way it is now, without the AWAC) as a hornet’s stinger. I almost called it the Hornet, but the name was taken by another fan ship.
     
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  14. KamenRiderBlade

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    U.S.S. Tiburon

    Like the Phoenix's, this AWAC is wider than it is long and (from the front) gives a slight hammerhead vibe. I'm not really happy with the design but am working with an unsophisticated program and need to let it go for the moment. I may shorten the front blade to keep the left/right cantilever balance a thing, but I like the AWAC being far ahead of the rest of the ship to give the idea of its danger/importance. Either the whole area is cleared of anything living or the crew there needs to wear Excelsior Era engineering suits like Scotty's after TMP.

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    U.S.S. Velázquez

    What I originally imagined the Curry to look like after seeing it on screen. Ideally I'd play with the pylons a bit and angle them a little further down and back. What really stands out to me here is how perfect the under area is for a giant attachment that could transport a few thousand troops/colonists/refugees. We never saw troop transports in the Dominion War (ahem, Sydney Class, ahem), but if you're going to take a planet/system/sector, even with future tech, I think you're going to need maybe millions.
     
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