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Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by patrickivan » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:22 pm

I liked the style of TNG's Galaxy class, and we never really saw any others along that line.

I know it's not terribly original, but I drew up this post TNG ship that continued along those lines. Keeping the organic without being too blobby.

I also wanted a more traditional neck, making it seem like a tall grand capital ship.

And being a little tired of how the nacelle pylons had been stretched so far out from the widest part of the secondary hulls, I wanted to bring them in closer, towards the top of the back and starting closer to the lower neck. Just a little reminiscent of the Refit E in a way.

Anyway. I'll draw some more.

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I also want to get back to basics. More of the deco long lines, and less greebly intercuts...

I think that just flows better leading from the Galaxy class design style... Of course the long leaner nacelles stray away from that.


One more thing. Being a Capital ship, and being larger than the Galaxy Class by a little, I've added one big defensive capability. In place of the captain's yacht is a Defiant Class Starship... This is a no-nonsense addition.

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Post by kobayashimaru » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:35 pm

neat sketches P.Ivan
before folks start compare this with
the "Century Class Ent F",
I'd say this sketch is more reminiscent of the
Probert Ent-C prototype style :ugeek:

in any event, it's a fun what-if and
I'm looking forward to seeing moar trek-sketches :lol:

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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by TrekMD » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:26 am

I like how that looks. Would be great to see her fleshed out. :)
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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by RogueWolf » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 am

I like your design and the reasons for why she is the way she is. Looking forward to more!
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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by patrickivan » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:33 pm

kobayashimaru wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:35 pm
neat sketches P.Ivan
before folks start compare this with
the "Century Class Ent F",
I'd say this sketch is more reminiscent of the
Probert Ent-C prototype style :ugeek:

in any event, it's a fun what-if and
I'm looking forward to seeing moar trek-sketches :lol:
I hope it's not too reminiscent of Probert's C. I hope for inspiration, and not to repeat other's work.
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:26 am
I like how that looks. Would be great to see her fleshed out. :)
RogueWolf wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 am
I like your design and the reasons for why she is the way she is. Looking forward to more!
Thanks... Well the top view... This is when Sketchup is my friend and I would rather be doing it that way as opposed to drawing it out. Sure, the side is okay, though maybe the secondary hull is just a tad too large?

But getting the idea in my head to translate to the top view is hard with drawing. Sketchup lets me manipulate things easier.

Anyway. Here's a start.

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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by patrickivan » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:35 pm

I really want those nacelle struts to blend in nicely close to the spine, without being actually part of that spine and neck element.

And the saucer is a circle as a placeholder for now. I'm not sure if I want an oval or not and if I do, what orientation? More towards the E I'm thinking, because of how the design trended. But not so angular and sharp as the E.

I also want it to fit with the D design more than anything prior, but have elements from the past, that very much say this is where we came from.

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Post by Tesral » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 pm

I like where you are going with this. I've have moments of violent thought against the ILM guys that greeble the hell out of everything. (I wonder what their coffee cups look like?)

I like Roddenberry's idea that on a deep space ship everything you need to maintain is on the inside. My designs reflect this.

Wherein the ILM guys raised on Star Wars never met a greeble they didn't like.
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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by TrekMD » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:14 am

Ah, I like that too. Moar! Moar! ;)
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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by patrickivan » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:52 pm

I think I'm narrowing down my Nacelles look...

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The top front needs to extent forward and downwards.

The aft lower section needs to taper upwards more towards the back.

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Re: Post TNG Capital Ships

Post by Tesral » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:03 pm

I like the look. Symmetrical red thingy, I like that better. What is the blue thingy?
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