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The Antares type variant of the Miranda class.
The ship is part of the Frankenstein fleet from the later DS9 Seasons which are all made from AMT model kits to create cheap background ships for the mass fleet scenes.
The USS Antares NCC-9844, together with three sisterships of the same type were seen for a couple of seconds during the fleet gathering at Starbase 375 shortly before the retake of Deep Space Nine. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")

The Antares filming model kitbash was made by Visual Effects Supervisor Adam Buckner who also created the Centaur class.  Buckner explained that it was a standard Reliant model kit with an AWACS pod made from the display stand of an AMT Excelsior kit, and the nacelle coverings from the same kit used as torpedo launch tubes.

Rendered in 3d Max 10
No Post Work
Kitbash by Thomas Raube (me)
Miranda class model parts by David Metlesits :iconthefirstfleet:

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CommanderGA's avatar

I always though it was starfleet's AWACS

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Thats possible.
Spino2Earth's avatar
I like the Helsinki Class
FactionParadox's avatar
I actually like this ship; It may have originated as a cheap 'Frankenstein' design but it has a great feeling to it.  Isn't the overall feeling and spirit, if you will, what is important?
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The Antares is one of the better designs of the Frankenstein fleet. Probably because of the fact they left the Miranda class mostly intact and just add a new Tower on her back. Its a reasable change for a starship. Much better as some of the other Frankenstein ships who combinied lots of different ship classes which are out of scale. Like the Elkins class, a mix of an Intrepid, Runabout, F-14 Tomcat and a Constitution.
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Yes, some are really strange.  The Antares and even the Soyuz classes are nicely done.  They seem more practical as refit/experimental spaceframes.
AngelisGoodwen's avatar
Very nice!  I love the little wing on top!
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Thank you very much!
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You're so very welcome!
heavenly777protector's avatar
this thing looks BADASS.
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Thank you!
jmb200960's avatar
Well done. I did not know all these details on the DS9 series. Til now.
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Thank you!
leatherslut1's avatar
Fantastic rendering of the miranda class variant starship
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Thank you very much!
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I always thought it was interesting with the start of the Next Generation that there "seemed" to be so few ship and only the Galaxy class as one that showed up more often than naught.  If memory serves ... especially at 1:30 am ... the Miranda class, Excelsior class, and the Oberth class were the other three they used for a long time.  Then they added later the Stargazer (Constellation class) in the first season and then the Nebula class later ... I want to say second season of Next Generation, but it won't be until the second movie that they really step out of the starship box and get creative.  Seems like to me they really didn't get creative until either late in DS-9 or so.

Still, I liked the Miranda class for the most part since it was the first step away from the Constitution class ...
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TNG was really lazy when it comes to new ship classes. In first, they use all the models from the movies. Oberth, Miranda, Excelsior. Later they began to kitbash ships from existing models. So the Constellation class or the Nebula class were born.
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Mm ... thank goodness for First Contact and later DS9:)
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
I think First Contact was the major key for new ship models.
DS9 was also very lazy with new ship models, they had even more kitbash ships as TNG had. :-) But they had a wider variety of ships they can mix with. And they also used the new ships from First Contact.
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Mm ... I guess I was taken in with all of the alien ships, some of them I liked.
Vladium's avatar
So how come the Federation designs are dominated by human styles? I've never seen an Andorean ship style in the Federation fleet.
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The Loknar class is a pure Andorian designed ship.

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I don't quite see it but I'll take your word for it. Thank you always for your quick response. Its just something I've always wondered. I grew up watching ST:TNG and seeing the other races' ships made me wonder about the Federation. Since I started playing Space Engineers I've notice alot of really neat designs and some fleets vary drastically. Please keep up the fine job you're doing. I wish you did custome commissions. I have Federation starship design that I would love to see fleshed out.
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