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Irishman
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This time, ball ships he played with. I thought they could be made to look both cool and Trekkish.

Here's my first one - I see it as a small escort or light cruiser. Virtually everything is a placeholder if we see something that needs to be changed.

C & C?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/Irishman/ballship1.jpg

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And this next one, which I see more as a 1701 contemporary. Again, everything is a placeholder. I just think I had an epiphany regarding through-deck carriers in Trek. There's really no way to put that type functionality in a traditional 1701 style configuration. So, This leans more to a totally different planform.

See if you can see the TOS influences besides the nacelles here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/Irishman/CarrierWIP.jpg

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Looking good, but the central support in the first one looks too teeny-weeny to support the nacelles and that secondary hull. Maybe beef that up a bit? It looks as though it'd snap if you looked at it sideways...

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Irishman
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Topher, I thought the same thing. But when you look at the good ole e-nil, doesn't she looks a bit wirey too?

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Here's the Jefferies design file I got them both from:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/Irishman/de-6.gif

Further, the landing bays are in the forward hull. The hangars for the embarked craft are in the engineering hull.

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Great renderings of baaad designs.

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Thanks.

The latest is this. Here is a cutaway of the carrier, showing a rough view of how I envision the arrangement here. The red arrows indicate direction of work flow of the ships as they land, are dropped below for repair, refueling and retasking, then are shunted up above the landing bay to be lowered back down by tractor beam for launch.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/Irishman/landingrepair.jpg

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I kept clicking on the sliders trying to scroll to the rest of the drawing...

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Jason Abbadon
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Could work nicely -if they keep the gravity in there low.
The way TOS Enterprise rocked back and forth under combat conditions, it would be suicidal to keep a full G in there.

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Irishman, I really love that carrier design, but I think that the secondary hull is too bulky and simplistic for the 2240's era. Maybe you could have a sort of teardrop-shaped lower end of the saucer-turned-engineering-hull to make it more visually interesting?

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I love the carrier concept. But I agree with Minutiaeman that you might add something to the bottom of the engineering hull, plus maybe a protruding or a recessed rim.
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Irishman
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Yeah, I agree something has to be done with that engineering hull. You know, I got it from the shuttlebay section of the K-7 station.

You should have seen the bulkiness of the first version. A huge rectangular block with rounded corners.

Teardrop, huh? Hmmm. I am trying to stay away from anything that screams "Enterprise 1701". Maybe something else. What about a taller version of a Grissom saucer with maybe a smaller inverted saucer stuck on the underside?

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No offence to your work, they're very well done. But damn! I'd put a phaser to my head before travelling around in something like that. or the Deadaulus for that matter.

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Daedalus = cool.

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I like my spelling. What was that other ship that had the sphere bridge? That other hideosly ugly thing. I swear the only race to ever get sphere shaped spacecraft right was the Empire.

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