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3DSomething "Weird" - The USS Archon

madman1701amadman1701a339 Posts: 366Member
edited May 2010 in Work in Progress #1
Ok, so over here, and on the Trekbbs board, there have been all kinds of Daedalus class ships showing up recently, and I saw one image (I can't find it again) showing a Daedalus with Kelvinized parts. So, I thought I would build something similar.

I warned you, this is weird. :)

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I named it the Archon; Apparently it was supposed to have been a Daedalus class, originally. Maybe this is what it looked like. :)

This is still very preliminary; I haven't even smoothed out the shapes yet.

What do you guys think?
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  • DNA-1842DNA-18420 Posts: 0Member
    I like it! :D It looks a bit like one that I drew once! (don't worry, you have never seen my drawing.)

    It gives the Dadalus style of ship balance, whilst also reducing the Dadalus style's ungainly profile.
  • Mister KMister K171 Posts: 0Member
    very nice design. can't wait to see it finished! :D
  • Polaris 004Polaris 004199 Posts: 752Member
    Great ideas. I really like the design so far, can't wait to see what you do with this one...
  • IgnusFastIgnusFast0 Posts: 0Member
    Not so much weird as it is cool as HELL!
  • madman1701amadman1701a339 Posts: 366Member
    Thanks guys. :) I'll have some more progress tomorrow.

    Any suggestions?
  • TrekologistTrekologist0 Posts: 0Member
    I Love it! It looks very fast!
  • Bmused55Bmused55177 Posts: 487Member
    Thats very cool indeed!

    One suggestion, which i'm not sure will work, aesthetically: The way warp nacelles supposedly work mean that having them so close together on either side would not bring much benefit.

    Perhaps you can stagger the way they are stacked? Get a little more verticle distance between the nacelles?
  • StarshipStarship472 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,981Member
    Oh, I like her too!
    Keep it going. :)
  • NevetsNevets201 EarthPosts: 134Member
    Nice ship. Love how you incorporated the deflector dish.
  • ST-OneST-One188 Posts: 293Member
    Nice. :)
  • madman1701amadman1701a339 Posts: 366Member
    Thanks guys. :)

    Bmused55, they actually started out that way, spread apart more like the Nacelles on the Stargazer, but they looked funny. That's the only reason I moved them closer together. A poster at TrekBBS suggested that I connect them together at the front... I think that's the direction I'm going to go with, now.
  • MOON'S EYEMOON'S EYE0 Posts: 0Member
    She looks really good. Two thumbs up! :)
  • quetzalquetzal0 Posts: 0Member
    Very interesting, but it looks cool. I don't know why but this ship looks (to me) like it is more of a civilian ship than a StarFleet ship. But that is my thought.

    You have a good ship there, can't wait to see it finished, keep up the good work.
  • madman1701amadman1701a339 Posts: 366Member
    Thanks guys. I went on a tangent yesterday, while scifi-meshes was down, but the guys at TrekBBS set me straight.

    Here's what I was messing with:
    Archon_WIP_007.jpg

    and this was probably the strongest dislike of it. :)
    largo wrote: »
    nope, the new version doesn't do it for me, either. now it just looks like a pack of bic pens had a drunken orgy with some sort of optometrist's instrument, and nine months later...

    if you're going to do the four nacelle thing, do it. show 'em if you've got 'em.


    So, here's where I backpedaled to, and started detailing:
    Archon_WIP_011.jpg

    Archon_WIP_010.jpg

    Archon_WIP_012.jpg
  • Soran77Soran770 Posts: 0Member
    This is so cool
  • ScotchyScotchy171 Posts: 0Member
    Definately cool. Looking forward to the detailing on the keg (not a saucer, and not quite a spere eh?)
  • StarshipStarship472 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,981Member
    No, the "caps" over the naceles donA’t look the right choice. Keep with your configuration. ;)
  • rdudarduda332 Posts: 0Member
    Nice, I like very much!
  • carlgcarlg1 Posts: 0Member
    You're right, this is weird.

    Weird is good. I like weird. :)
  • DNA-1842DNA-18420 Posts: 0Member
    carlg wrote: »
    You're right, this is weird.

    Weird is good. I like weird. :)

    Never a truer word spoken! :flippy:
  • madman1701amadman1701a339 Posts: 366Member
    Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I hope everyone had a good Christmas/Holiday, and hopefully everyone got to take a break. :)

    I think I have finished this one as far as it will go. It's really a background ship, so I'm not going to go too crazy with it.

    Here goes...

    Archon_WIP_013.jpg

    Archon_WIP_014.jpg

    Archon_WIP_015.jpg

    Archon_WIP_016.jpg

    Archon_WIP_017.jpg

    Archon_WIP_018.jpg

    What do you guys think? I think I nailed the "Something Weird" part. :)
  • Polaris 004Polaris 004199 Posts: 752Member
    So cool. Very fresh and fun. It's models like this that make me never tire of the Trek Ships.
  • StarshipStarship472 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,981Member
    Looks fine!
    Welcome back. ;)
  • unusualsuspexunusualsuspex331 Norfolk UKPosts: 0Member
    I so like this! It's refreshing takes on old designs and concepts that keep me coming back for more, especially when the completed work looks so good. Well done mate! :thumb:
  • madman1701amadman1701a339 Posts: 366Member
    Thanks guys! I'll try and have a wallpaper or something up soon.
  • kborakkborak1 Posts: 0Member
    I agree this is just one awsome ship. Makes me think of a ship that would have been in the Romulan war!
  • AresiusAresius359 Posts: 4,171Member
    wow, now that's unique. A deadalus with two nacelles and chopped of domes...
    Well, I kinda like it, though.
  • MajesticMajestic0 Posts: 0Member
    Weird is right, but I've always liked weird in Trek designs, the same old same old can get a little boring.

    Very nicely done!
  • Shadowknight1Shadowknight10 Posts: 0Member
    Quite cool madman!
  • Major DiarrhiaMajor Diarrhia331 Posts: 0Member
    I was thinking J.J. Abrams when looking at this, so I checked the OP, so you definitely captured that. I think it's great looking, but I think the nacelles aren't quite Abrams enough.

    [edit] Oops, I forgot to say that I like this ship quite a bit.
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