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Published: September 2, 2013
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The Thunderchild began as a simply kitbash project after i first saw the Centaur class from the Deep Space Nine Episode "A time to stand". I wanted to do a similar ship but with my own fingerprint so i gave her a double weapons tower. In first the model was a pure kitbash from a friends Excelsior class, but bit by bit i change parts with my own model abilities i gain over the years, so its now a 100 percent different ship.

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Class Info:
The Thunderchild class was developed in 2325 as a fast strike cruiser, a heavier variant of the Centaur class scout cruiser. It served alongside heavier classes like the Ambassador or Niagara classes and was mostly a welcome support ship.
The ship can act as an alpha strike cruiser made for quick accomplishments in battles. She's fast, agile and strong but not very enduring in long battles. If she had shot her alpha strike pulver, she is an easy target. Thats why the class was never produced at mass like the alltime work horses, the Excelsior and Miranda units.
In the time between 2325 and 2340 twelve units were produced. In 2360 all ships were refited
and equipped with modern systems. In the same year the prototype USS Thunderchild NCC-26604 was decomissioned and transferred to the Fleet Museum and opened the name for the coming Akira class USS Thunderchild which was in construction during that time.
In the Dominion War half a dozen of these ships were
reinstated for active duty.
 
Built and rendered in 3d Max 10
No Post Work
Model by Thomas Raube (me)

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ViperMk1SC's avatar
Cool Design sir.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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vanBlood's avatar
Excellent
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kittamaru's avatar
Really cool design - I'm curious - what are the heavy phaser cannons here? I saw them on the MSD sheet you posted
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are on top of the ship, behind the bridge. The same type of phaser cannons the USS Saratoga Miranda class variant had.
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AH! Alrighty, now I see them in the MSD! Lol, they look so small compared to the ship when compared to how they looked on the Saratoga! Actually kind of brings back an idea of the Soyuz class (obviously different style of phaser cannons - though, in a sense of scale, the Soyuz class BFG looked intimidating!) 
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i build the model years ago, i first experimented with the Soyuz cannons instead of the two Miranda/Reliant towers. But it looks too heavy for the ship. More like a Star Wars ship, thats why i change it back.
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Timberwolf1969|Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive little ship.

I can see an Excelsior class in an extensive fight while one or two of these ships here warp in, unleash hell on the Excelsior's foes and warp out again.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BalloonPrincess|Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!  :heart:
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BalloonPrincess|Hobbyist Filmographer
**Giggles!**

My pleasure.  :heart:
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Kyricus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic starship design. I'd fly it :)
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sammavanklaarbergen|Student Digital Artist
I think every captain should have a really cheesy one-liner when starting up warpdrive.
Like 'to infinity, and beyond!'
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Captain of the USS Thunderchild have one: "Venturing beyond what others fear".
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BalloonPrincess|Hobbyist Filmographer
Seems like our captain, a marine, said, "Go where angels fear to tread."  :)
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Oooh, I like the design.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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That's fantastic, thank you! :happybounce: Clap :D (Big Grin)
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
THX!!!
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