WiP Alaska-Class...

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Atolm, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Atolm

    Atolm Commodore Commodore

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    Started some work on this today:
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    This is just a first pass, to see how the proportions work and some details, and structure redesigns. I believe I may be adding my phaser rails on the saucer (kinda like a precursor to the phaser strips, but designed as the phasers would ride a rail system that allowed them to be repositioned to bring to bare more firepower where needed).
     
  2. Santaman

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    Nice start. :mallory:
     
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  3. aridas sofia

    aridas sofia Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Damn that looks good, and it is fun to see you do orthographics of a relatively mainstream design like that. I am used to seeing your beautiful color sketches of designs that push the conceptual envelope where none of us have gone before.
     
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  4. Atolm

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    Thanks bro.

    Thanks bro. I can go more advanced, but I want to try this first. I'll try not to let you guys down.
    Also, I just tweaked the proportions a bit and re thinking some details:
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    Oh, so you guys want the mega phasers?, or would you want me to design something different? I was thinking of adding the mega phasers to the sides of the deflector housing, for the one on the hull, but on the saucer I was thinking of something like the FASA Thufir with a wing-like structure...
     
  5. BorgMan

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    I'm down with the phaser rail. Visually, that's a great precursor to how the energybeam travels along the strip before it fires. In that light, it being more of a hack-job weapons testing platform wouldn't be that much of a stretch. Like, as if you'd take an Excelsior hull, and cut it off before the usual rounded bow as a means to make it all shorter? That way you have "logical" space where you can hack in a deflector and the mega phasers; no extra hull required.
     
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  6. valkyrie013

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    Mega Phasers? Give it a shot see if it looks good to you. We're open to whatever you want to try, we have faith in you in designing ships. :beer:

    I've always liked this design, but the Ortho wasn't that good.
    For the phaser rails, maybe have 3 "turrets" on the rail, one in the middle, and 2 at the ends at the standard 12,3,9 o'clock positions for a "Default" and can move as needed? maybe?
     
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  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Where's the asymmetry? I demand the asymmetry!!!

    A good looking ship. Lots of phasers and hopefully a comfortable chair.
     
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  8. Hawku

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    Nice work! 10/10, would put in for a transfer to this vessel.
     
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  9. Atolm

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    Thanks bro...I am unsure how you mean... Could you elaborate?

    Thanks! You might like what I opted here

    LOL...

    Thank you

    Update:
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    Direct link( much larger):
    https://i.postimg.cc/NGjNhPhn/Alaska-Dorsal-Test-01.jpg
     
  10. Santaman

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    Nice update, I like the details. :mallory:
     
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  11. Atolm

    Atolm Commodore Commodore

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  12. Atolm

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  13. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    YES!!! Wow, you work quickly. This is a fantastic look to the design, and quite possibly the most conventional work-up you’ve ever done (not a bad thing, mind you :)). Can’t wait to see the “hidden” views (if you do them).
     
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  14. Dr. Kravaal

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    I love the dual shuttlebay.

    Thanks for doing conventional ships.

    No megaphasers please.
     
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  15. Santaman

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    Just Atolm the crap out of it and it will be totally amazing. :mallory: Oh yurrrrr!:D
     
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  16. aridas sofia

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    The original idea for the megaphaser was that it was rated at a million joules, which quickly got trashed, because we had no idea how much damage a million joules could really do. So it was rated at a million “somethings” that I think were purposely never defined, beyond being about ten times the rating of a turret.

    So, it wasn’t just some hyperbole thing. It was supposed to have functional meaning. It was a cannon that could channel the power that would otherwise go unused unless multiple turrets were firing at once. The ship might have x amount of energy available for phasers, but the limit of a single turret might be a small fraction of that. The cannon expands that ability in one beam.

    I meant it to very much distinguish between Reliant’s potential, and Enterprise’s. Reliant was the more powerful warship, but had inexperienced people running her.
     
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  17. Atolm

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    Love seeing you reconcile the miss matched orthos to something good
     
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  19. Atolm

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  20. Dr. Kravaal

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    I see. The top view made me think the nacelle support pylons were always wide and sliced into the secondary hull…where you fanned them out towards the nacelles.

    Bad eyes