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Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:32 pm
by stitch626
While it is hideous, it is also different from anything we've seen.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:48 pm
by Mikey
I can see the logic somewhat more with the side view, but it sure doesn't help aesthetically.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:09 am
by Aaron
I rather like it. Yeah it's butt ugly, but then so is the A-10.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:11 am
by Nickswitz
Yeah, I actually do like it, it's sort of interesting. And very different from what we usually see.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:56 am
by Sionnach Glic
It's not that bad, IMO.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:36 pm
by Reliant121
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.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:25 pm
by Mikey
Reliant121 wrote:it resembles a Sunfish


*tries to repress memories of diving for the daggerboard*

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:16 pm
by SomosFuga
Sonic Glitch wrote:
SomosFuga wrote:It would be good to see a side image.

Ask and ye shall receive

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Source: http://www.treknology.org/new.htm


Thanks.
It's not THAT bad IMO, plus is nice to see something different.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:17 pm
by Graham Kennedy
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.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:31 pm
by Nickswitz
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.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:16 pm
by Tyyr
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.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:50 pm
by Lighthawk
It looks like the bastard child of a galaxy class and starbase 74.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:08 pm
by Sonic Glitch
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

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:47 am
by Tyyr
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.

Re: Worst fan-ships?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:50 am
by Tyyr
Ok, seriously. What standards are JoAT pretending it has?

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