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So, I've been playing around with different projects for weeks now. I've tried to get new things going that have fizzled and I've looked at my open projects, but that usually just means I opened the files, looked at them, and the re-closed them. Then I was inspired. Specifically, by this thread:
I love the work that @SCE2Aux
did on the Ambassador class. It's a fresh look with lots of greebles and other cool details. I decided to do something similar, but with the Constitution class. Basically, I want to take the original Matt Jefferies design, in its original size (no need to resize it because I know how to build stuff to scale and I didn't make a 700+ meter ship that it has to share the screen with) but just up the level of detail. I'm making a few minor design changes, but mostly sticking to the original ship, based on Alan Sinclair's blueprints.
Anywho, this is what I have so far:
Most of the design changes are to the secondary hull, I played with the shapes a bit. I did something totally different with the pylons. I also modified the teardrop a bit. The rest is mainly the same as the original 11' model, because most of the changes I plan to do are on the detail side of things. Basically, greeble the crap out of it. The grid lines on the saucer are an idea of how I plan to do the grids on the whole ship.