Your Favorite Federation Ships ("Ent" To "TNG Relaunch")

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by hellsgate, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. hellsgate

    hellsgate Commodore

    Jan 10, 2002
    Surrey (Vancouver) B.C. Canada
    What are your favorite starship images? (canon and fanon, alike.) From independant / bravo fleet simms, fan fiction and fan productions to TV and Movies.

    Credit: Image By Unknown.

  2. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    America, Fuck Yeah!!!
    Constitution Class (pre-refit)
    Excelsior Class (pre-refit)
    Ambassador Class
    Galaxy Class.
  3. Johnnymuffintop

    Johnnymuffintop Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 16, 2008
    Riverside, CA
    If I had to say a top 10 (in no particular order)

    NX Class (I thought the layout made more sense in Pre-TOS than the Akira)
    Constitution Class (both pre and post refit, I have a new appreciation for the design)
    JJ's Constitution Class (A marvelous ship, if you put aside Star Trek and just look)
    The Workbee (I want one in my driveway)
    Poseidon Class (from Legacy, it's closer to what the NX should have been)
    Minuteman Class (can you tell I like ENT era ships?)
    Excelsior Refit (Well, the refit's body, pre-refit saucer)
    Galaxy Class
    Soveriegn Class (she feels more in kin with the Constitution than most TNG ships)
    Daedulus Class (Aethernaut's design)

    Ok... too hard to pick 10, lets make it 15
    Ascendence Class (JJExcelsior)
    Perception Class (one of the few TNG ships I like)
    Whatever class the Kelvin is.
    Delta Flyer
    The Argo
  4. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Dayglow, New California Republic

    -Ambassador (Sternbach)
    -Delta Flyer


    -Constitution (Deg3d)
    -Constitution (Vektor)
    -Sexed-Up Vincennes-Class (Icy_Penguino)
    -Sultana (Forbin)
    -Victory-Class (DJCurtis)
    -Ambassador (Probert)
    -Hayden (Borgman)
    -Spirit (Clawhammer)
    -Legacy (GKDesigns)
    -Valiant (DJCurtis)
    -Val'walo (Forbin)
    -Gryphon-Class Runabout (GKDesigns)

    Out of my own designs:


    Overall, I like stuff that's nice and clean, and I have a big soft spot for the TMP, Lost Era/Ambassador (Which doesn't seem to get a ton of fan attention) and Late VOY design asthetics.

    I could do without designs that are supposedly more advanced, but go chunkier and add mile-deep trenches and circuit pattern etchings while making the aztek pattern uber-contrasty (those who know me know that I refer to this as "campbell's chunky hull plating")
  5. kitsune

    kitsune Captain

    Jun 10, 2007
    USS Lollipop
    Excelsior post-refit saucer with pre-refit secondary hull. :) I think the post-refit secondary hull fairings detract from the elegant curves. But the pre-refit impulse engines were so tiny they surely couldn't do better than 1/8 impulse. ;)
  6. judge alba

    judge alba senior street judge Commodore

    Apr 7, 2008
    mega city 1
    ambassador would be my favorite canon ship with my own Stella shield being the favorite non canon
  7. kitsune

    kitsune Captain

    Jun 10, 2007
    USS Lollipop
    Since the OP asked for images and not just class names, I'll point to the second image on this entry on John Eaves' blog:

    I find this particular NX concept design more aesthetically appealing than Andrew Probert's refit Constitution and Ryan Church's "composite" Constitution for the new film.

    I also like Eaves' "Pufferfish", the second image on this entry on his blog:

    With the addition of a few windows, I think it would make an awesome replacement for the Oberth class.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  8. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 27, 2001
    Tyre city
    Lets see, here are a few.

    Constitution class/refit/Degs/Vektor ( I HATE HATE HATE the rebootprise:klingon: )
    Sydney class
    Oberth class
    Forbins SS Reeses
    Forbins Belisarius
    Gouf's USS York
    Gouf's Ireland class
    Excelsior class not the refitted version though.
    Forbins Artemis
    Ambassador class both Sternbach and Probert versions
    Vektor's Grandeur
    Gep Malakai's Bozeman
    Forbins Val'Walo
    Galaxy class
    Nebula class
    Intrepid class
  9. Michael

    Michael Good Bad Influence Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    For the sake of simplicity I'll only concentrate on my favorite ship design: The classic NCC-1701. Here are my favorite shots of that beauty.

    Watch out! Some serious starship porn to follow. ;)

  10. ST-One

    ST-One Vice Admiral

    Oct 28, 2004
    Germany - with UHC since the early 1900s
    ^ She's a beauty... but she is even prettier:

  11. The Doctor

    The Doctor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 28, 2004
    The Doctor's TARDIS
    The refit used to be my favorite ship, but the JJPrise has eclipsed her entirely. The new 'Big E' looks fantastic and dynamic in motion, capturing the sensibility of the original while still looking fresh and modern.

    After the JJPrise and the refit, I think the Defiant rounds out the top three. I really dug the stark and functional look of the exterior. Too bad the interior was more of the same TNG-style, but what can you do?
  12. fleetcaptain

    fleetcaptain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 9, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA, USA
    Just curious hellsgate, what class meshship is that? Never seen it before.
  13. therealfoxbat

    therealfoxbat Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 11, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Constitution class (Classic TOS)
    Constitution class - Refit (TMP)
    Sovereign class
    ST 11 Enterprise (JJ Abrams Retro-Constitution class)
    Gabe Koerner's Enterprise
    NX class
  14. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

    Oct 13, 2003
    RIP Leonard Nimoy
    My current favs, all in one image:

    Something like this?


    No clue where I got it from, it's been sitting around a thumbdrive for a while now.
  15. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Dayglow, New California Republic

    Yum yum Connie Refit tastiness.


    Atolm's awesome Chariot design.


    Some shiny Galaxyness.


    Not Federation, but- the image is just too awesome.
  16. kitsune

    kitsune Captain

    Jun 10, 2007
    USS Lollipop
    Yes, exactly. :)
  17. CuttingEdge100

    CuttingEdge100 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 14, 2005
    I'd say the Original, the Refit, the Excelsior, and the Sovereign are my favorites

    BTW: I personally think an Excelsior with the Enterprise-B's nacelles or even an Enterprise-B with the saucer of the Excelsior would have totally rocked
  18. ncc-1017-e

    ncc-1017-e Captain Captain

    Oct 22, 2001
    atlanta georgia unitedstates
    You have to be kidding, JJprise over the refit no way! Well if thats your opinion!
  19. Brutal Strudel

    Brutal Strudel Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Yeah. Me too.
  20. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

    Dec 6, 2008
    The F U state of TEXAS!
    HOLY, CRAP IN A HAT!!! ''hellsgate'' wherd you find this ship!? it looks SHOCKINGLY similer to one of my OWN designs for a proposed ENT-F![​IMG]