Very nice! I love seeing isometric drawings like this. Did you draw it all from scratch, or did you manipulate some Fact Files scans? Just from the clean look, I'd say from scratch, but it's nice to hear it from the horse's mouth.
Oh, and what program do you use again? (It's hard to keep track of what everyone uses!)
Bueatiful work, but it looks far too cramped to me.
I'd probably give it at least another three feet clearance (about a meter) tactical rail and the backs of the chairs at the aft of the bridge.
It's pretty cramped and Kebron is a biiig guy- currently, anyone working tactical would have to move aside whenever someone needed to sit at the aft stations.
While I'm sure you've captured the look of the NF bridge perfectly, I've always thought the idea of two chairs side-by-side was dumb: the ship's captain should be easily identifiable to anyone from the viewscreen, and the look of "co-captains" makes me ill.
Any idea what the far forward station is supposed to be for? It's pretty useless.
Again, it's a bueatiful illustration- as good as anything I've seen in Fact Files.
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The forward console in the New Frontier comic is actually way smaller than that - in a frame where Soleta is briefing Calhoun and standing next to it, it's about knee high, and barely the size of the Ops or Conn pulpits. Also, the main viewer is significantly larger, covering the whole forward wall (the two smaller screens to port and starboard on the wall are omitted to provide the space).
All this certainly improves the ability of Ops, Conn, CO and XO to see the viewer even when somebody is toying with the forward console. If there's somebody there, he, she, s/he or it must be crouching pretty deep.
Admittedly, it looks a tad silly - but it's something quite unique to and characteristic of the refitted Excalibur, and as such might be featured in your design.
Kazeite, great bridge, as expected. I look forward to your surprise bridge.
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Few Trek comics have any sort of consistency in visual design. "Double Time" (right?) is an anomaly in this respect, as most of the starship exteriors are generally accurate. The interiors certainly did not show the same sort of continuity.