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Mar
09

Starship of the day


 

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From the lost files of Perpetual comes this little asymmetrical deep space science vessel. Bristling with probes and sensors , this little ship maps space, galaxy’s and all it’s celestial  wonders. There is only a B&W of this one.


27 Responses to “Starship of the day”


  1. March 27, 2009 at 4:14 am

    That is perhaps one of the coolest trek ships I have ever seen! Fantastic!

  2. 2 Freak
    March 27, 2009 at 4:57 am

    This has to be one of the most different design Fed ships I have ever seen.
    It got a bit of a robotic sub look to it which I love.
    It could have fitted in well with the Modden Day parts of Titanic.😉

  3. March 27, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Loving the little details. interesting little spinny looking mirror dealie too. What is the little hooded deal next to the text “high 3/4” it has a kind of platform thing going on.

  4. 6 deg
    March 27, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Mmmmm mmmm good. :9.

    Thanks dude!🙂

    PLL,
    deg

  5. 7 Melak
    March 27, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Cool, reminds me of the P-38 and those other twin hull airplanes.

  6. March 27, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Interesting to see an asymmetric design. Not many of those in Starfleet.

  7. 10 Rick
    March 27, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Hi John!
    First time posting, and I gotta say I love your work!

    I saw this design, and the first thing I thought was: “When did the Federation start copying the Breen?” It’s not as clean as the traditional starships out there, but it honestly works. It’s more hardware oriented, like a roughneck on an oil rig – it’s not meant to be pretty, it just gets the job done.

    When you design ships, even just sketching them for the first time, do you design with regard to function? Or do you flush out a bunch of different designs, then go back and fill in the blanks later?

  8. 11 Road Warrior
    March 27, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Sweet. All of your designs are beyond first rate. Thanks for showing us all this stuff. All the ol’ Perpetual stuff is awesome. Too bad the compant and game is no more.

  9. 12 BorgMan
    March 27, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Hmm… I stared at it for some time, but it just doesn’t grow on me. I agree that an asymetrical design could be interesting, but this one doesn’t seem an explorer; it looks more like a ship that has been cobbled together by the survivors of the 30th century Borg invasion…

    • 13 johneaves
      March 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

      It is cool to get everyone’s take on things and love your rational to the design of this one. interesting world Perpetual opened up and there were a lot of directions that had been unexplored as far as a known architecture was concerned. This one was based on literally like you said aviation parts from the scrap yard. it was almost like kit bashing making this one!!

  10. 14 Jonathan Burke (TrekBBS' Praetor)
    March 27, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Asymmetrical, but balanced. I like it!😀

  11. 15 backstept
    March 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I love this little shippy
    lately I’ve been pretty bored with symmetrical designs, so this one here just makes me want to look at it for a long time😀

  12. 16 ST-One
    March 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

    It’s very… unique… for a Trek-ship.
    Some interesting bits and pieces.

  13. March 27, 2009 at 10:32 am

    You know it’s the trekverse. That is what makes your stuff so strong John. I love it’s connection to other utility vehicles…

  14. 18 PatrickK
    March 27, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Well, apart from the bridge dome and the defiant-esque nacelles it doesn’t really say Starfleet. But it would be a perfect vessel for the Star Wars universe.

  15. March 27, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Cool ship with a name and registry. Thanks for posting it.

  16. 21 the bluesman
    March 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I think we have gotten used to all pretty starships in the Trek verse. A real spaceship doesn’t have to be pretty…it just as to do the job. Look at the LEM..it was designed to land on the moon and that’s it. And it’s an ugly bugger.

    But this is entertainment so you want some plausibility as well as a cool factor.

  17. 22 BB43MAN
    March 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I like it! It looks like a Swiss Army Knife in space, which is what you’d want in a science and exploration vessel! Well done, John!

  18. March 27, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    LOL BB4, I was thinking that! Its a cool little ship!

  19. March 28, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Form follows function. I like the ‘hidden” Starfleet elements. I wish Trek productions had shown more of these types of things that stretched (or broke) the established familiar (sometimes boring!) norms.

  20. 25 xfozzboute
    March 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I like this ship. At least it’s not the same old saucer with two engines attached to it. I guess this is another one I’ll have to save as a reference to build later, in the future.

  21. 26 FSL
    March 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Looks nice and unconventional. Not typical Starfleet.

    Reminds me of the ships from teh Wing Commander game.

  22. March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Interesting! It clearly breaks with a tradition and is yet recognizable as a Starfleet design. But I wouldn’t say that it looks like a deep space explorer. For some reason I think it would have made a great tug in the place of that fugly kitbash in “A Time to Stand”.


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