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Fairfax Class Heavy Cruiser/Space Control Ship 
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I know Some of you were waiting for the Fairfax Class. The preliminary drawing is done but the ventral view is not finished yet. My inspiration came out when thinking about "The Lost Era "I wonder what might ships of that era look like. I started with Enterprise, Ingram/Excelsior and Renaissance/Ambassador Classes as bases. I thought about the Alaska class that seems quite "creepy" to me. I wanted my design to be a hybrid between the Enterprise Class and the Ambassador Class for the hull details but a more Excelsior/Ambassador streamlined overall shape with some parts borrowed to the TMP-era. Sensors, bridge and warp engines are reminiscent to the TMP-era Enterprise Class. The Bussard collectors are the same as the ones used on Jackill's Schematics Stormbringer Class corvette giving to the ship more character. Phaser cannons are directly attached to the nacelle pylons like on the Ingram and on my previous Kobani Class LPD. Both the JJ Abrams Enterprise and the Excelsior give me the idea of BC-deck-like extension to the aft saucer section which includes the two impulse deflection crystals. What I could say about the design : it is more inspiration than real creation. Another "Frankenstein starship" with little mutations.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss217/Kelvin0514/fairfax_1_zps75qdp8y8.jpg


15 Jan 2016 20:18
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I like that. It does indeed look "lost era". It points strongly to Ambassador, hints to Ingram and even has a bit of a Raan vibe. Very nice.

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16 Jan 2016 00:24
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Nicely Done :)

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17 Jan 2016 08:41
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I will watch this with continued interest :thumbup:

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19 Jan 2016 22:14
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The corrected version will come soon the ventral and cross section views.


20 Jan 2016 16:03
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Here is the corrected and complete beast. It is just the Mk I Fairfax Class. The Mk II is always on the bench.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss217/Kelvin0514/fairfax_1_zpsnaqodnbs.jpg
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss217/Kelvin0514/fairfax_2_zpsg4pqhdyk.jpg


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Very Nice work there :)

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That's a very beautiful ship Kelvin! I love that she is a perfect blend between the Enterprise-class (refit Constitution) and the Ambassador-class hull lines.

Now that I think of it, with their similar rounded hulls and other similarities, it's surprising no one (that I know of) has ever thought of doing a "hybrid" of the two classes before.

Keep up the good work!


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As I see you're in Greece the U.S.S. Thessaloniki NCC-12543 could be yours. :D But seriously the goal was was to have a hybrid between Enterprise, Excelsior and Ambassador classes. I've also taken ideas from the Ingram, the Alaska and the Renaissance classes. The "JJprise" was another inspiration path. I like the "platipus" concept for transitional evolutionary path in design and technology as Mother Nature does the same with life on Earth.


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Very nice blend of the designs that produces something very unique.

I agree with aridas, this is a perfect "lost era" ship.

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