Building a new Starbase in the last days with 3d Max and here is the first Wallpaper with the Galahad.
Starbase Galahad is a small, but well-resourced Outpost in the near of the romulan neutral zone. In the Dominion War she act as contact point for wounded personel. The Station has also a construct yard for starfleet Peregrine class Fighter.
Rendered in 3dMax 7 Post Production with Paint Shop Pro 7
Akira & Galaxy class by SciFi-Art Starbase & Thunderchild class by Thomas "Thunderchild" Raube (me) Starbase Mushroom Parts design from Nir Schneider's Immense class. Rebuild by me. Thunderchild class Saucer section by Masterdrage
Time for the next wallpaper, entitled 'Atmosphere'. This one is quite a change when compared to my regular wallpapers, this one's above the clouds instead of in space! I like to compare it to [link] because that one's different as well!
Credits: - Flat_Eric for the Intrepid Class. - ??? For the clouds (I can't find the source anymore...)
The roots of the Poseidon Class came from alternate designs for the NX Project. Aptly named configuration "Gamma" during the NX's pre-construction phase, it was found to be too militaristic and aggressive for a ship of exploration. The multiple launch bays, plasma turret emplacements and torpedo launcher superstructure were found to be overbearing for Earth's first Warp five ship. The design was scrapped in favor of the now famous "Catamaran" configuration, which had considerable power efficiency and speed performance.
However, "Gamma" was not completely shelved by Earth Starfleet engineers. Clearly, the NX Class was already proving itself in the field. It stands to reason that "Gamma" would have similar results. Much deliberation was subsequently made to advocate Gamma as a derivative class. Unfortunately, the SF leadership still favored the NX as the premier Earth starship. NX-02 and NX-03 were already well underway and another design in active production would raise the demand for expensive equipment and resources. This setback would not deter the efforts of her ambitious designers and contractors. Configuration Gamma discreetly continued development.
The design was eventually given the honor to be developed as an entire class of its own, now named "Poseidon". This occurred after the disastrous Xindi attack of 2153. A massive fleet-wide evaluation was conducted and pre-NX types like the Intrepid and Neptune were found to be inadequate in the defensive role. Poseidon and several types were green lit and construction quickly followed suit to bolster human defenses. By 2156, the pathfinder, Poseidon, left drydock to assist in the Earth-Romulan War effort.
The Poseidon Class shared numerous commonalities with its base design. But the ship was designed as a strike vessel with emphasis on offensive capability. Its multiple weapon banks and strong engines helped to secure many victories. Some were even used as troop ships thanks to the spacious aft section, which could house a great number of MACO's and Shuttlepods. Ten vessels were built overall and they served admirably during the five year conflict. Despite this, over half were lost to enemy fire and the remaining vessels that survived were deemed beyond repair by the war's end. The Poseidon had a reputation as a fighting ship and was seen as the tough sister of the NX.
With the formation of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, construction of new Poseidon Class starships continued in a steady pace. However, less priority was given to the design as Starfleet refocused its efforts in exploratory endeavours. The remaining Poseidon fleet would serve its days protecting UFP borders and keeping the fledgling alliance safe from external threats.
Poseidon from ST Legacy, converted by Majestic BG from NASA
The Victory Class is a rising figure within Starfleet's armada. Based on proven technologies from the Sovereign and Excalibur, it is indeed a fusion of both designs. Boasting a potent arsenal and a vast array of scientific facilities. Her main purpose however is to coordinate Federation fleets as a command ship. This can be done both in peace and wartime. The Victory's communication suite rivals that of a starbase and her Quantum Slipstream Drive gives it unparalleled range. Despite these merits, her true capabilities are unproven in the field. Starfleet has much to expect with the Victory Class in the coming years of the 2380's.
Victory by Queball and Dr_McCoy1701A BG from Wikimedia Commons
Kirk's Enterprise escorts the prototype XTP-147 on one of its shakedown cruises. This design represents a possible upgrade to the Constitution Class as a whole; a preliminary refit configuration which, pending review and modification, will be implemented class-wide within a few years.