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USS Trident Timeship by DonMeiklejohn USS Trident Timeship by DonMeiklejohn
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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Xerxan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the sleekness. It makes me think of a combo between the aesthetics of Star Trek with some of the hard long angles of the human ships of Mass Effect
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment! Was trying to come up with a new look whilst using the usual star trek features
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
 A stablemate for the Lynx no doubt. Looking at the original concept sketch, it looks like there were some elements you didn't include in the detail sketch, such as the nacelles angling down.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi JESzasz.  The nacelles are still supposed to angle slightly downwards to focus the displacement field.
The angle was a bit hard to show when you are looking downwards on the ship.
It does also have the Reliant style photon torpedo launcher at the front of the lower nacelle/time rudder but is obscured by the saucer.
Originally there were sensor clamps at the side of the saucer but instead drew the dark lines in the saucer which are embedded sensors - a link back to the Voyagers front sensor cut away in the saucer.
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool ship I love the colors used, and the time design on the hull
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  I went for a darker colour so that it tried to blend in with the surrounding space since it doesn't have a cloak.
And the Displacement coils on the main saucer (blue circles) are to try and show a link to the future time ships like the Relativity.
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Paokod Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work man. 
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FactionParadox Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Absolutely the best new design I've seen all month.  Excellent!
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xXRANDALXx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
I actually love this!
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WraithKate Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this in my DA feed, I didn't like it, but was curious so checked it out. I can say I am glad I did, the full size does this beauty more justice then the micro preview we get.
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Rendevez15 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Awesome!
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kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :)
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Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you have created a beautiful homage to the old Lynx class timeship!
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