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USS Salvation - Tug by DonMeiklejohn USS Salvation - Tug :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 184 32 USS Trident Timeship by DonMeiklejohn USS Trident Timeship :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 170 24 rIvSo Cruiser by DonMeiklejohn rIvSo Cruiser :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 166 35 USS Plaustrum by DonMeiklejohn USS Plaustrum :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 162 10 USS Grissom by DonMeiklejohn USS Grissom :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 181 13 U.S.S Prophecy by DonMeiklejohn U.S.S Prophecy :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 120 21 USS-Prophecy by DonMeiklejohn USS-Prophecy :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 43 0 USS Meridian by DonMeiklejohn USS Meridian :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 130 18 USS-Ellipse-Teaser by DonMeiklejohn USS-Ellipse-Teaser :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 24 10 Romulan-Warbird-Vokar by DonMeiklejohn Romulan-Warbird-Vokar :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 134 21 Scrapped Design - USS Centaur by DonMeiklejohn Scrapped Design - USS Centaur :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 36 10 USS TALON   NX - 238486 by DonMeiklejohn USS TALON NX - 238486 :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 73 8 FullSizeRender by DonMeiklejohn FullSizeRender :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 37 5 USS Bat'leth by DonMeiklejohn USS Bat'leth :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 95 22 Hammer deflector by DonMeiklejohn Hammer deflector :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 67 5 USS Hammer - Warp Configuration by DonMeiklejohn USS Hammer - Warp Configuration :icondonmeiklejohn:DonMeiklejohn 223 24

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Objects at rest by thefirstfleet Objects at rest :iconthefirstfleet:thefirstfleet 192 63 The Hutt Fleet by wraithdt The Hutt Fleet :iconwraithdt:wraithdt 2,009 78 Destination: Denab by Eaglesg Destination: Denab :iconeaglesg:Eaglesg 117 16 U.S.S. Sally Ride (NX-91951) #03 by Kurumi-Morishita U.S.S. Sally Ride (NX-91951) #03 :iconkurumi-morishita:Kurumi-Morishita 28 0 A Date With Destiny. by anno78 A Date With Destiny. :iconanno78:anno78 79 5 Century Endeavour By Jetfreak 7-d9i327j-1 by anno78 Century Endeavour By Jetfreak 7-d9i327j-1 :iconanno78:anno78 67 13 V for Victory by Jetfreak-7 V for Victory :iconjetfreak-7:Jetfreak-7 402 0 Tactical Response by Jetfreak-7 Tactical Response :iconjetfreak-7:Jetfreak-7 344 0 Star Trek fan concept Triumvirate class overview by Markatron2k Star Trek fan concept Triumvirate class overview :iconmarkatron2k:Markatron2k 25 2 USS Excelsior (Kelvin Timeline) 4 by calamitySi USS Excelsior (Kelvin Timeline) 4 :iconcalamitysi:calamitySi 153 18 Magnetar. by anno78 Magnetar. :iconanno78:anno78 62 1 Escape by overseer Escape :iconoverseer:overseer 1,012 100 X-Wings Fly by dvsdesigner X-Wings Fly :icondvsdesigner:dvsdesigner 709 15 91992 - Concept by NewPlanComics 91992 - Concept :iconnewplancomics:NewPlanComics 23 24 Above the Clouds by overseer Above the Clouds :iconoverseer:overseer 584 99

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USS Salvation - Tug
The USS Salvation.  NCC - 70384.  Federation Tug.

I have been sitting on this design for a while and finally got around to finish it off and am happy the way it turned out.
She is from the TNG era and has 4 nacelles to create a wide and stable warp field so to encompass any size of damaged ship.
At the rear of the ship are the magnetic clamps that unfold to harness the damaged vessel.  My idea for these clamps are based on the Earth McKinley Station which has the red arms that extend around the ship in orbit.
To help position the damaged ship are 4 groups of tractor emitters. Two face forward on the forward hull 'wings' and the other two are on the vertical supports.
Imulse engines are on the farthest point of the main hull so to be clear of the debris being towed.
The main bridge is located on the upper pylon, whilst the main deflector is midway on the lower pylon.
There are external hanger bays to assist with repairs.  These hanger bays open up onto gravity plating on the ships exterior.  This makes it easier for the collection of material and repairs and for Work bees to drop off material.
The 4 nacelles also have exterior gravity plating at the rear so workers can work freely in space while stationary.
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USS Trident Timeship
The USS Trident.  NX Class.  Timeship Test bed design.
I have had some requests to design a ship from the TOS and Motion Picture Era.  So here is my design for a time ship.
The Trident has 3 warp nacelles. Two are used for normal space travel but the third (lower nacelle) can be angled to focus the warp field and create a time shift.
The panels of this lower nacelle can be angled to direct their travel to a specific time destination. For safety purposes this lower nacelle or time rudder is able to be ejected from the primary ship.
The hull is designed to disperse any scans and minimise their detection from that time period.
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rIvSo Cruiser
rIvSo - Klingon Custodian Cruiser.

Since I have done Romulan and Federation ships, thought I had better add the Klingons as well.  The design is based on a Preying Mantis and fits into the TNG era between the Vor'Cha and the Negh'Var Attack Cruiser.
The forward hull blades are used for ramming their prey.  Once they penetrate the enemy hull, the Gantry doors open for the klingons to enter directly inside the damaged ship.
She is also two ships in one - with a smaller secondary cruiser attached below.
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USS Plaustrum
The USS Plaustrum.  The Roman word for a horse drawn carriage.
And updated design from an old sketch of mine - the USS Outrider.
This ship is designed to be the first on the scene hence her class name 'Response Class'.
A more efficient use of warp design where the nacelles pull the vessel through space instead of pushing the ship.
A Weapons Pod can be mounted on the struts located behind the main bridge or for large engagements the lower nacelles can be removed and replaced with various pod configurations.
The warp core is located in the Saucer forward of the Main Bridge (indicated by 3 hatches).
No Saucer separation is available in the USS Plaustrum but the Main bridge is ejectable.
Slightly smaller to her cousin the Sovereign class starship but just as powerful with fore and aft quantum torpedo launchers and ablative generators.
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USS Grissom
Decided to bring the popular USS Grissom into the 24th century.
Similar design elements have been used from the Enterprise E but in a smaller scale.
The main deflector sits at the front of the sensory hull (blue strips).
Elements from the USS Grissom have been carried forward such as the forward shuttle bay, nacelle configuration and separate sensor hull.
The Sensor Hull is now ejectable as the warp core is positioned in the main saucer.
Warp core is located in a horizontal position between the bridge and Shuttle Control as indicated by the flat hull on top of the saucer.
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Drawing is my relaxation and always enjoy coming up with vehicles and creatures that haven't been seen before.
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LordSchtupp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Impressive collection of unique designs. Good hand and eye, very talented. well done!
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks LordSchtupp - much appreciated
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Paul-Muad-Dib Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice works on your side!
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Appreciate it
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