Welcome to Day Two of the Valdore and thanks for all the comments yesterday. Today we’ll explore three drawings that were the first to finalize the color and the belly details of the ship. These drawing represent a version where there were to be back up and secondary warp drive nacelles attatched to the under hull of the ship. The design aesthetics were to further the understory that they were a special type of nacelles designed and used when the ship was to be cloaked, so that it’s wake trail would not be traceable, very much like the caterpillar drive from the Red October. As far as this detail went, I wasn’t happy with how these additions obscured the sweeping lines of the ship, and in the plan views there is a view of the ship with and without these nacelles. On the “without” view, there is a bare section entitled “Engine Mount”. This would be the future mounting point for the second wing. From this point on, I scrapped the warp pods and started working in a subtle bi-wing that would further carry the design flow that Andy had come up with for TNG. This will be the last post of the Valdore until next week due to I have to go home and dig out the rest of the big drawings to scan. HAA! So enjoy, and tomorrow will either be more Xindi ships or a pin up update with Jessica…or both! Ok, have a great Thursday, fellow bloggers.