Worst fan-ships?

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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby stitch626 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:32 pm

While it is hideous, it is also different from anything we've seen.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Mikey » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:48 pm

I can see the logic somewhat more with the side view, but it sure doesn't help aesthetically.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Aaron » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:09 am

I rather like it. Yeah it's butt ugly, but then so is the A-10.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Nickswitz » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:11 am

Yeah, I actually do like it, it's sort of interesting. And very different from what we usually see.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:56 am

It's not that bad, IMO.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Reliant121 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:36 pm

While I am not really sure how well the vertical design integrates with Starfleet's design "philosophy", if I were to design a vertically orientated Fed ship, I couldnt do a better job than that. I think it looks rather good, even if it resembles a Sunfish with a frying pan on top.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Mikey » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:25 pm

Reliant121 wrote:it resembles a Sunfish


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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby SomosFuga » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:16 pm

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SomosFuga wrote:It would be good to see a side image.

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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:17 pm

Hmm. Lateral target profile is far larger than before, for one thing. And your crew is going to spend far longer moving from deck to deck than they would in a sensible design. Big cost for a ship whose only real benefit is that it looks kind of interesting.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Nickswitz » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:31 pm

One way I could see that as a nice idea, is if it had a large cargo hold down in the lower decks. It doesn't, but if it did the sensibleness of the design would increase at least a little bit, or if it was something like a drop ship, and it carried smaller ships or shuttles all in the bottom.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Tyyr » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:16 pm

I'd like it if it had gone truly vertically oriented. Instead they just draw the secondary hull out vertically and keep a bog standard primary hull. The offset flying cross is not a pleasing form to look at.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Lighthawk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:50 pm

It looks like the bastard child of a galaxy class and starbase 74.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Sonic Glitch » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:08 pm

Reliant121 wrote:While I am not really sure how well the vertical design integrates with Starfleet's design "philosophy", if I were to design a vertically orientated Fed ship, I couldnt do a better job than that. I think it looks rather good, even if it resembles a Sunfish with a frying pan on top.

If it were more inline with the established design asthetic then I'd have less of a problem. Someone mentioned vertically oriented SW ships before, I have no problem with those as those are an accepted part of the design ethic. We have never seen an (almost) purely vertical Fed Starship. I will admit, it looks less outrageous from the side.
GrahamKennedy wrote:Hmm. Lateral target profile is far larger than before, for one thing. And your crew is going to spend far longer moving from deck to deck than they would in a sensible design. Big cost for a ship whose only real benefit is that it looks kind of interesting.

Good point. I forget what the theory behind it was but it can be found on the JoAT in the "Recent submissions" category
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Tyyr » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:47 am

The bigger pictures there let me take a look at the scale. most of that uhh... extension, is only about 15m wide. It's a tremendous extension of the shield bubble for not much usable space.
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Re: Worst fan-ships?

Postby Tyyr » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:50 am

Ok, seriously. What standards are JoAT pretending it has?

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