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jaspertjie
06-29-2009, 10:33 AM
I made this in Google Sketchup, for the ones who like it, please comment.:):):)
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=f9ff838f5f86278ab5d067716f3e63f8
Also, blueprints in the Attachments:

Steel General
06-29-2009, 12:29 PM
Looks pretty good to me.

töff
06-29-2009, 12:38 PM
I don't think I'm a fan of the sharp corners on the primary hull. It looks like a descent of the F-117.

jaspertjie
06-29-2009, 03:32 PM
I like sharp edges, reminds me a bit of the Prometheus class

töff
06-29-2009, 03:57 PM
I don't see any sharp edges on the Prometheus class, though: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/blueprints/stunnamed/prometheus-class-dorsal.jpg

töff
06-29-2009, 03:58 PM
I mean the real sharp corner points, not the overall shape of the primary. I like the shape -- it's kinda like a snake's head! -- just not the pointy corners.

Alecthar
06-29-2009, 09:08 PM
Out of curiosity, is there any particular reason, in the Star Trek canon, for the engine nacelles to be set out from the ship like that? I mean, it seems common to ships of the Federation (aside from the Defiant in DS9) but it also seems like a pretty significant liability for a ship in combat. I may be over-thinking this.

That aside, this is very cool. I like taking a break from my fantasy mapping endeavors to duck in here and ogle the space-ships.

NeonKnight
06-30-2009, 12:28 AM
Well, memory serves, that the nacelles generated radiation when being used that could be detrimental to crew, and so were located on pylons away from the main ship.

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Nacelle

This is common in Klingon Vessels, Romulan, and Vulcan ships. Ferengi vessels do not have the warp nacelles seperated, and possibly may use a slightly different type of war technology.

Albrechtw4
07-08-2009, 10:31 PM
I think the nacelles have more to do with the 50s and 60s models Cadillacs. Check out the fins on a '59

jaspertjie
07-09-2009, 07:02 AM
Indeed. I could have made the nacelles a bit more like the Sovereign class's.