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Andorian Large Cruiser - TOS Era 
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Jim NCC1701A wrote:
Ditto. I like Mark's Andorian design a lot more than what was shown on Enterprise.

Thanks!!

Below are illustrations of the ships’ markings I mentioned earlier. I’ve initially drawn them in color, but they’ll be shades of grey for diagram purposes.

The first thing I did was to recreate Franz Joseph’s Epsilon Indii Standard and Seal from the SFTM. That’s where the color coding came from. The only thing I omitted was the “E I” in the circle because I didn’t think Terran letters would actually be used by the Andorians.

I then started thinking about how these starting points could be elaborated upon to create various hull markings. The results are illustrated below. For this purpose I’ve only shown the main hull components, so I wouldn’t have to reduce the images so much.

On the right you can see the original Standard & Seal. On the hulls, the Top View features a banner/pennant that combines elements of both, with the ships number and name within. For now those are just placeholders and use English, but that will be replaced by an Andorian font later, perhaps one that Owen shared with me on Bernard’s site (which I still need to investigate.) The Bottom View features the Seal, and the Side View features the 7 little sword shaped elements that are left if you remove the forward “star” of the Seal, with the ship’s number in the middle. Actually I suspect those are supposed to be part of a 7-sided star behind the forward portion and slightly rotated, but I saw a version on Google that made them look like individual pieces that I thought looked rather neat. Especially for the Andorians.

To the left is a slightly larger copy of the banner.

You all let me know your thoughts.

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That is both wild and beautiful.

I think I have an Andorian alphabet font. It was based on something from ENT. I'll check if you'd like. It would be a Mac font but maybe we could find the PC version if it is still out there.

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Here is the way "THALEN" looks in the font:

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Though I think it is written veryically instead of horizontally.

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Here is "382":

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nice colors... : )

if the font is either truetype or opentype it should work on both platforms... ; )

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Great work!


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davros_of_borg wrote:
nice colors... : )

aridas wrote:
That is both wild and beautiful.

Well, the colors look like they might’ve been more appropriate on the “Aurora” hippie-bus, but they are what Franz specified. :) Actually I maybe should’ve gone with darker tones, but the main thing I wanted to illustrate was the relationship among the various elements of the symbols, and I thought the separate colors helped visualize that a little better than greys.

If you guys don’t think there’s anything out-of-sorts with any of this, I’ll add it all to the main drawing.

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I think I have an Andorian alphabet font. It was based on something from ENT. I'll check if you'd like. It would be a Mac font but maybe we could find the PC version if it is still out there.

Thanks! Actually, that appears to be the same Font I mentioned up-tread, that Owen linked me to over on Bernard’s site. I’ve since downloaded it, though I’m having a few issues getting it to look right. At any rate, if I read the author correctly it was actually developed in the late 90s and may’ve been used on ENT. It was someone who worked on LUG books. Good to see we’re all using the same thing.

Bonus for me is that he does state, as did you, that it reads vertically, which ends up working perfectly with the arrangement I posted above.

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