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Stirling Class W.I.P

After playing around with a few design Ideas, I decided to go with Idea 4.
she a little smaller than the Intrepid Class by a deck or two but she will have between 13 and 14 decks, this is going of the scale of a deck being 4 meters high.
This is ship is to big to be a Escort ship but too small to be a Frigate. With that in mind I see her having both role.
I am playing around with the idea of calling her a Stirling Class, after David Stirling the man that created Special Air Service during the Second World War. I not yet come up with a back story behind the ship creation but I’ll do that once I have finished building her as her role might change during the build process. 😉

With that I have add a A & B decks to the saucer. As Idea 4 was bit of kit-bash using other peoples models to get the idea out.
I have now got rid of those parts and built them all myself. Getting the secondary hull shape was a right pain the arse and will needs a full clean up.
I also need to figure out how to merge the secondary hull to the Primary as I not really liking the way it is a the moment.

Sunstone Fan Art, Alison Carter

Here is another fan art for the great comic Sunstone by Stjepan Šejić
I don’t think it as good as the Marion peace I did, but then I was using a photo for reference, while this one I tired to draw Ally from memory.

Scratching that 3D itch!

It has been a long since I started a 3D modelling project and finished it. But lately I have been getting that itch to do some modelling, so to keep thing of I have decided to model some Trek Starships. I have just knocked out some basic shape to get a design I want to do.
I also grabbed a few model that I have on my Hard Drive and kitsbashed them for some ideas. Note these kitbash’s are only used for shape and not what the final design will look like.
Also the size of the ships have not yet been determined and all designs are from the TNG era.

With that onto the ideas, (click picture to get full size.)

Idea 1
With this ship I saw as medium size ship roughly the same size as Voyager, but I think the layout is to similar to Voyager so I might not peruse this design much feather.

Idea 2
I see this is being a replacement for the Nebula Class I have always love that design. The pods on the side are not Warp Nacelles, though they are built into them.
I see those side pods looking like a saucer cut into two with the warp engines built into the outer sides. so I might have them a bit wider than they currently are.
Also I might add another set of connection point onto the saucer itself so there is not some much strain on the main struts if the ship was to enter a planet atmosphere.
There could also be the option on having a pod on the back like the Nebula Class.

Idea 3
The first of the Kitbashes. Remember, the finally design will not look like the parts used, it only for rough shape.
This one remind me of The Constellation class but that because I have used the Warp Engine form that and has the same basic shape. The secondary hull’s are from Oberth class.
I see this ship being more in line with a science vessel. the secondary hull would be full of science labs that could be changed for mission specific tasks. In more then one Episode of The Next Generation different department kept asking for time with the main deflector. But as there in only one and one task could be performed at a time, each dependent was ration on how much time they could have with it. I see this ship having five. One for navigation on the main saucer at the front, then two on each of the secondary hull, this means that each department could have as much time needed to use it.

Idea 4
final Design idea for now, No idea on size but I am look at something a little bigger than a Nova Class. I think this would be a class that is assigned to the MACO (Military Assault Command Operations)/ Starfleet Marines. This would be a full military ship and would be used for Combat operations only for the Federation. The ship is designed to be fast and manoeuvrable. The shape sort of reminds me of a racing speed boat. This is the design I am leaning towards the most.

Which ever design I decided to go with or knock out a few more idea’s I will do a full back story on the ship.