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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral968 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,383Member
    I love this design... it’s as if the imaginary Dauntless had been built by real Starfleet engineers.
  • publiusrpubliusr397 Posts: 1,547Member
    Sanderlee wrote: »
    That's purty! Love the nested-curve design.

    Layers upon layers-like the Mon Cala joined Starfleet.

  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    edited August 2020 #64

    Still working on the back end of the ship.. Amateur hour here with the screen grabs. Worked on placing the impulse engine and the detail around the shuttle bay.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1802208 Posts: 10,093Member
    Very cool. It has kind of a layered look, which I really like.
  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    That is one sweet looking ship!
  • commandersozocommandersozo367 Posts: 557Member
    that's just freaking awesome! like the story behind auzris, markmassey.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1640 CaliforniaPosts: 1,920Member
    It would be criminal not to finish this thing. Great curves.
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Cheers guys... no i'm determined that while i'm currently working from home for the foreseeable future, and i'm not commuting to work all day that i can use the spare time to finish some models... It is scary looking back to see how old this thread is... I did have to go back and read what the story behind the ship was myself... it's been that long.. but i seem to be making more progress than usual which im taking as a good sign...
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Added some more detail. was going to be the aft torpedo launchers but thought the placement was wrong so its back to being the tractor emitters and other greeble detail, i'm probably going to place the aft launcher on the hump underneath the impulse engine... also added the shuttle bay landing deck,


    Couldn't resist knocking up a dry dock and getting a scene set up to show the ship in dry dock under construction.. better get working on sharpening those arnold test renders....


  • publiusrpubliusr397 Posts: 1,547Member
    Super large cruisers need a layered fantail like that.
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Just had a quick dip into this on a bit of an extended lunch break... Added a second cut out for a sensor palate underneath the tractor greebles.... going to be looking at the area under the deflector housing next.. ive marked the plate where the warp core is going to be.. Also roughed out the forward torpedo launchers..



  • srspicersrspicer341 Posts: 300Member
    Really beautiful design!
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Worked on the panel lines on the under side this afternoon..

  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Thought I'd post a couple of test renders I've done... having fun playing with Arnold at the minute... looking at shaders now.... But I'm going to have to stop procrastinating at some point and swing round to looking at the bow of the ship.. and the top half of the primary hull.....


  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    She looking really nice.
  • seanrseanr974 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 553Member
    This looks superb. I've always like this design. :)
  • JayruJayru843 UKPosts: 599Member
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • darkthunderdarkthunder396 SwedenPosts: 95Member
    Really digging the looks of this ship. It's a very unusual design, but still distinctly "Starfleet". Especially now that you're getting some of the colors in.

    Given that the Federation consists of over 150 member worlds, it makes sense that some designs might look less "Human". I hope to see this one finished, as it looks very lovely. Also, while your backstory for the ship suggests a connection with the "Whale Probe" from Star Trek IV, also worth keeping in mind is that the Xindi race will eventually join the Federation, which includes the Xindi Aquatic subspecies.
  • JayruJayru843 UKPosts: 599Member
    The detail on this is just amazing.
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JESJES152 Posts: 91Member
    It's a shame if she is designed only for aquatics. I'd love for there to be an entire line-up of ships designs liked this. I thought that something was missing from Season 3 of Star Trek Discovery (besides the entire fleet blowing up because of dilithium, because I'm pretty sure that the dilithium assembly for the Enterprise was sabotaged at one time, without resulting in her exploding).

    Aquatic shapes always looks futuristic.
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    edited November 2020 #82
    Thanks for the comments guys,

    i'll probably go back and change the backstory for the ship at some point... (make it a bit better) but yea having aquatic crew members is for some reason something that's been there from the start.. the whale probe aliens seemed like a good idea because other than in the voyage home, we know noting about them.. I haven't seen enterprise so the Xindi weren't on my radar.... but they'd work too so yea, I'm having those in now :) My first concept was that there would be something like an alien humpback somewhere, in a kind of B5 kosh fashion.... so there would be a tank or several interconnecting tanks where they creatures could move around and interact with the humanoid crew members.. but with something as large as a humpback that might be a little impractical.. so maybe the xindi aquatics could be the go between for the whale probe creatures.. lots to think about i guess...

    But no the ship isnt going to be exclusively aquatic creatures, they are just going to accommodated for onboard.. hopefully in a meaningful way not just a gimmicky way..

    I've bitten the bullet and moved to the bow.. playing with the idea of a secondary deflector on the nose... makes sense (for me) to have one with the slip stream drive.... hopfully it's not going to look too like a blow hole haha... Also started thinking about paneling.... this is just a first draft tho so they'll change as i think about deck layout and where the hell the phasers are going to go :)


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  • JayruJayru843 UKPosts: 599Member
    She is beautiful. I love the lines and the idea behind her.
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • srspicersrspicer341 Posts: 300Member
    Looking great!
    If you make the deflector part of the bow and contour it to the hull, it won't look like a 'blow hole'.
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    refined the hull plating design marked out the warp grills on the end of the nacelles and the aft torpedo launchers... time to start cutting....


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  • darkthunderdarkthunder396 SwedenPosts: 95Member
    edited November 2020 #86
    Really loving the lines of this ship. It's definitely Starfleet, but uniquely designed. Not the standard saucer/stardrive/2 nacelles layout. More like an organic Defiant 😛
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  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    I really digging those lines.
    I look forward to seeing them cut out.
  • nightfevernightfever360 Posts: 584Member
    I was sceptic about the design but its growing in me with all the details. This is how Federation ships should look like in DSC's 3rd season.
  • omnipotentomnipotent657 SwedenPosts: 466Member
    Amazing work!
  • StarshipStarship371 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,911Member
    edited November 2020 #90
    I love the improvements after each new interation.
    Just a niptick: looks like her nose don´t have the necessary amount of pollys. ;)
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  • publiusrpubliusr397 Posts: 1,547Member
    The layered look reminds me of this:

    A Planet of the Titans looking ship might be a good idea.
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