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MrNeutron
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Hey all:

I was just at the Star Trek Experience in Vegas and shot a lot of photos of Greg Jein's Daedalus class model, which he built for The Star Trek Chronology book, and which later appeared on SIsko's Desk (I believe). I've not seen a lot of detailed photos of this, so I thought I'd share.

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Excuse the fuzziness of some of the images. I was doing handheld in low light with no flash and sometimes my hands weren't as steady as I'd like!

Full photo set here!

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Dude, awesome. Thanks!
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Well, from quick glance it appears as though this ship doesn't have an obvious deflector array/sensor dish. Those four windows on the front of the secondary hull look like lounge windows of some sort, possibly for a rec deck or maybe even an arboretum.

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Fabrux snuck in and deflected my VGS-directed snark.
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AndrewR
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I think those portals are some sort of technology akin to a deflector/sensor thingy. The gold ring around the larger structure has that gold ring around it - I'd say it's part of that whole system.

Remember the E-D primary hull secondary deflectors were just those squares on the ventral side of the hull.

Couldn't get round to photograph from the back, eh? Oh well. Nice job!

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Makes me wonder why nobody else ever took pics of it. Great pics particularly the view from below. I don't think we've seen that indent on the "saucer"(?) before.

Is that a Danube class above it? I thought they'd sold that off now. Good to see they've kept some of this stuff.

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Aban Rune
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Sweet photos.

Based on the size of the other portholes, the circles in question would be gi-normous windows. I vote for some kind of deflector.

Interesting side note... there appear to be windows on the ventral side of the neck too. I'm assuming they're some other detail and just look like windows. Perhaps this could be considered the 24th century's version of an ERTL kit and thus, not 100% accurate to the real thing.

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I still think this thing is beautiful, and the most convincingly pre-TOS-looking design we've seen. Can't get my head around why so many dislike it so much. (This is not directed specifically at the posters in this thread, however.)
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AndrewR
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quote:
Originally posted by Aban Rune:
Sweet photos.

Based on the size of the other portholes, the circles in question would be gi-normous windows. I vote for some kind of deflector.

Interesting side note... there appear to be windows on the ventral side of the neck too. I'm assuming they're some other detail and just look like windows. Perhaps this could be considered the 24th century's version of an ERTL kit and thus, not 100% accurate to the real thing.

I saw that too... maybe the gravity plating in the 'neck'/'tube'/'tunnel' is different due to the position of the nacelle pylons... or something?

Maybe the designer thought it'd be cool to have windows below you - as you walk across a deck made of transparent aluminium! [Smile]

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Seeing the hull detail up close makes me think that the secondary hull actually has all the important machinery crammed in front. Aft of this area, there are two gigantic "hatches" on the top of the cylinder. Those might actually open, or then they might at least indicate a continuous volume inside. Sort of like the ship were towing a cylindrar payload...

Nice to see some asymmetric detail at the bow. Is that horizontal black line close to the top of the sphere a panoramic window...?

Also, "United Federation" rather than "United Federation of Planets". I guess it's similar to US versus USA.

The four roundels at secondary hull bow could be anything, but if this is the part where the main engines are, large observation windows are IMHO not a good idea. Perhaps those are cover plates for plug-in antimatter pods? They obviously don't enjoy a field forward. But I guess they could be sensors directed downwards to survey planetary surfaces when this baby overflies them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Timo:
Nice to see some asymmetric detail at the bow. Is that horizontal black line close to the top of the sphere a panoramic window...?

It has skylight windows too! Must be a pretty nice lounge.

Now.. was this ship really supposed to be only about 100 meters in length? It doesn't seem particularly cramped or especially tiny...

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quote:
Originally posted by Timo:

Nice to see some asymmetric detail at the bow. Is that horizontal black line close to the top of the sphere a panoramic window...?

Back of the sphere - wouldn't that be an impulse engine?

Back of the cylinder - that's the shuttlebay.

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I'm starting to think that the Daedalus model was supposed to be a LOT larger than the Encyclopedia suggests. Look at the inline image above, and specifically the "right" side of the sphere visually near the starboard warp nacelle. It looks like there's a second row of windows just below the main row. Almost as if the rows of windows are supposed to be for every third deck. That would suggest an intended length somewhere in the realm of 200+ meters, not 100.

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We also don't know how big thos windows are. They could be small portholes the size of the O shape formed by your hands.

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