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Lobo
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Hi.
Here is the old version of the ship.(done with Adobe Photoshop4)
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And here is the new version done with Corel Draw.


And a few sketches about a cutaway-view.




I will make the other views from the ship soon.
Note: The Sterling class was my first starship and is based on the intrepid class.

Lobo

[ April 10, 2002, 09:37: Message edited by: Lobo ]

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I like that, nice and compact..... sweet lines.......

****wipes drool****

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Lee
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This is actually one of my favourite fan designs, ever. Just one observation: I can see why, from the front view, the Intrepid saucer would have that large notch/secondary deflector thing; without it, the nose does look rather featureless.

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*drools at cutaway*

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MinutiaeMan
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Wow, that's an impressive cutaway!

I like the design overall, but I think that the nacelles are just a bit too short. I've heard some people complain that their least favorite feature of the Intrepid is the stubby nacelles. I think they're fine, but the Sterling's engines are TOO short. (IMO, of course.)

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That is really impressive, you really are a good 2D artist Lobo. I can't believe you did those pictures at the top with Photoshop!

Great design as well.

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I don't have much to add other than I'm really impressed. Excellent work!
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This is what the Intrepid class should've been.

Nacelles are bit on the short side... otherwise, great job.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cartman:
Nacelles are bit on the short side... otherwise, great job.

Yeah . . . that's what I think whenever I see the side pic, but not the top one. Maybe stretch them a ickle bit. Otherwise - excellent job, especially those cutaways! [Eek!] Wow! I'd love to be able to do that sorta stuff, but sadly don't have the time or the skills.


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Lobo, have you studied that sort of stuff or are you just an artist genius?? That cutaway is awesome, methinks. I would love to draw like that, I have a lot of ideas for starship designs but I'm useless at drawing them. (And as for my favorite pastime - building them with LEGO - well, those curved shapes are a pain in the neck when it comes to LEGO...) [Frown]

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So it has an Intrepid-saucer but the Sovvie deflector and sovvie-torp launcher (and a double-barrel one at that)?
Looks very good, like a real prospect for a mainstay escort/interceptor-vessel for large scale production, should the Feds get involved in another prolonged conflict.

Two of those and four Defiants makes an excellent
battle wing...

Agree about the nacelles, maybe they could be a bit more like the Dauntless's, perhaps.

It is very good that they are so slimmed to the hull and not very exposed, that's a good argument for damage control, in a fight, IMO.
To lose a nacelle is getting wingclipped, like poor USS Odessey...

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Lobo
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Here i have begin to make deck layouts of the sterling class. Here,e.g. the layout of deck 9:
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What do you think?

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Houston, we have a prodigy.

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Very nice work indeed.
However, I agree that those nacelles are far to short, perhaps you can give it some sort of deployment pylons to extend them away from the hull and give the nacelles themselves some kind of telescoping effect so that they can double in length when the ship goes into warp.
A nice mechanical effent and a more advanced take of Voyager's variable geometry nacelles.

Mind you it's a bit late in the day for modifications like that.

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The cutaways are great. I've always wanted to do cutaways of my own ships, but chickened out.

As long as the nacelles are so close to the midline, you might consider doing something really radical, such as putting the warp-drive coils together in a single nacelle on the midline. Just a thought

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