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Brown_supahero
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Shik
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That is the DUMBEST.

FUCKING.

STARSHIP DESIGN

that I have EVER seen. Like, it beats out Eaves' Discofuckery. It beats out zhorlord fanboy ships on Ship Schematics, & it beats Lee's Baywatch class.

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It’s growing on me.

Dave Combes’ has 3D printed already.

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Shik
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The product of a febrile 5-year-old.

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its a meh design but maybe since its technically not a hero ship it fits?

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It looks like a combination of Miranda-class and Steamrunner. I like the Galaxy/Nebula-class deflector dish design. Do we have any registry yet? Just learned that Cerritos is a city in California. At least that fits...
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Definately not a beauty, but not exactly ugly either, which kind of fits the ship's role as one of "Starfleet's least important ships". Also, it looks period appropriate.
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I could quibble over the details, but I like it.

First, it’s period appropriate. That should not have to be said, but thanks to Eaves it’s not something we can take for granted. Overall I’m reminded of some of the lesser-detailed Wolf 359 kitbashes, the Freedom and the Springfield especially.

I love the nav deflector. One of those little things that calls back to past models like Steamrunner and Oberth, it looks utilitarian, which fits the theme of the show.

I’m not a huge fan of the nacelle pylons, they’re too simple and awkwardly placed. Something even just a little curved would’ve made a huge difference. And I’m hoping that other angled views reveal there’s some kind of structure on the aft saucer, kinda like the Miranda but probably less bulky and blocky. If it’s just a completely plain Galaxy-esque saucer I’ll be a little disappointed.

But again, I’m quibbling. We’ll learn more once the show releases, but it seems this is supposed to be a very awkward utilitarian ship, and I get the impression that it’s just not supposed to be a glamorous design anyway. And that’s why I think it works.

Shik, I think it’s possible you’re forgetting about some of the truly ridiculous ShipSchematics designs that are out there... [Wink]

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Shik
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It's horrible, & thank fuck I don't have to include it in my project.

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Krenim
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Let me put it this way: If/when this ship becomes available in Star Trek Online, I will not be purchasing it.

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Dukhat
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It kinda looks like they were going for a Galaxy-style version of the FJ Ptolemy.

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Shik
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It looks like they were going for cheap & easy to draw.

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quote:
Originally posted by MinutiaeMan:
I could quibble over the details, but I like it.

First, it’s period appropriate. That should not have to be said, but thanks to Eaves it’s not something we can take for granted.

This is broadly true, though it commits most every other sin we've ever seen. The nacelle pylons are long and split (Disco), they connect at the most adventurous location possible besides the literal front of the Bussard (Eaves), there's then extra weight hanging off of them in the form of a deflector to which access is well nigh impossible (ST3, ST:FC).

I saw a pic of it in passing and thought it was a joke.

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Lee
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quote:
Originally posted by Shik:
it beats Lee's Baywatch class.

You take that back!

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Malnurtured Snay
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I googled Star Trek Baywatch Class.

Like ... I assume those are boob representations at the front, but they could also be testicles? And I was like this thing is missing a dick?

Anyway.

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