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Andorian Large Cruiser - TOS Era 
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publiusr wrote:
Nice!

Thanks! I actually have a fairly substantial update coming soon.

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30 Aug 2016 12:32
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Went back and worked more on my cross-section after Aridas asked me about the location of consumables and so forth. See new images below. Hope you like them. I borrowed a bit from his "Enterprise" cutaway for comparability. The red components are various engineering features, power feeds, etc. I'll try and add more callouts later, but wanted to go ahead and post these. I’ll also need to update my external views to incorporate some changes I made along the way.

Doesn’t capture everything, but shows where the major facilities are, namely the Hangar Deck. As seen in the Bottom View, shuttles enter/exit through a hatch underneath the ship. Looking at Lower Deck 1, you can see the 'float tube' where shuttles rise into the bay. Looking straight on you can see the window to the Starboard control room with an Andorian looking out. Aft is a 'workbee-like' bay and forward a cargo hold that can both access the tube and space directly without having to use the main Hangar above. I’ve added a plan view of Lower Deck 1 to illustrate all of this a little better, and also to give a sense of the width of these decks.

The large blue-shaded area further aft is the Engineering complex. I’ve since added a good bit of detail to illustrate where the reactors, matter/anti-matter stores, “conditioners” and other major components are located. Callouts later will help, but let me know if you have questions.

One cute little detail to note are the 2 space-suited Andorians in the gray-shaded areas atop the Primary Hull. As mentioned before, these spaces between the Outer Shell and the Habitation Modules are open to space and can be accessed via airlocks. The guy at the aft end could walk out underneath the edge of the shell and look out over the aft end of the ship if needed. I imagine that would be quite an interesting view and experience. I also imagine that little area he's standing in could be used as a sheltered staging area for repairs if needed.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Needs more... Antennae. :D

But seriously, nice job.

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Needs more... Antennae. :D

But seriously, nice job.

Thanks! You know, in retrospect I can probably delete that imbedded sensor up front that I added recently. It's a main hull counterpart to the ones in the pylon sponsons, which were originally navigational deflectors as well. I added it since the others would be lost if the pylons needed to be jettisoned. But then later I decided I just wanted them to be sensors and added those blue deflectors on either side of the forward weapons emplacement. So now I can delete that forward one.

In the next update.

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If there are no further questions or thoughts on the new Internal images, I’m going to move on to revising the Externals to match some of the changes and new features I added. (For example, adding external hatches in places where I indicated internal fuel stores and other consumables in the cutaway.)

Also going to start work on the hull symbols, lettering, etc. Starting with Franz Joseph’s shield and standard for Epsilon Indii, and developing how those might be incorporated into various hull markings and so forth.

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Pretty interesting design so far. It has been a long time I wanted to see more. I always supposed she is inspired by FASA Northampton class frigate. Isn't she?


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Pretty interesting design so far. It has been a long time I wanted to see more.

Thanks! More coming soon.

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I always supposed she is inspired by FASA Northampton class frigate. Isn't she?

In terms of the basic nacelle and pylon arrangement, yes. And I believe Andernach or something like that, which also featured the nacelles housed between the pylons.

While I seldom accept FASA designs exactly as drawn (including these 2 ships whose views don’t quite line up and are IMO a little overly complex for TMP), I’ve always thought they had a lot of interesting and inspiring ideas. I liked the basic arrangements of these 2 ships, which were said to be of Andorian design, so when I first created my ship back in the 90s I included those elements as part of my approach to developing Andorian technology. No sense in totally reinventing the wheel, though I did simplify things a little. (I had actually taken a few stabs at my own Northampton as well, which worked its way into this.)

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Getting closer to posting what I think will be a fairly interesting update. I've been working on the exterior markings and nomenclature. Almost finished so if all goes well, maybe tonight or tomorrow.

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I am looking forward to this.

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Ditto. I like Mark's Andorian design a lot more than what was shown on Enterprise.


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