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 quickly refited and reinstated for active duty.
Built and rendered in 3d Max 10
Post Work in Paint Shop Pro 7
This is really well done. I got the same idea from a kitbash i found on the internet using the sovereign saucer and akira hulls... though I'm not able to use blender well enough to make what i want come to reality i did make a piecemeal version though paint to keep the idea alive. Do you do commissions or requests?
Yes it was, more or less. A decade ago "Thunderchild" was my former artist tag. And this ship here was my very first 3d created model so i named the class after myself. Of course, the name come from the HMS Thunder Child from HG Wells War of the World novel. I liked the fact, that the Thunder Child was the only human War asset which was equal to the martian machines.
Yes, it was definitely one of the most memorable scenes from that novel; effectively the only successful act of human resistance to take place. Of course human tech had changed so much even in 55 years that the 1953 movie version had to significantly up the Martians' game because by then we could have easily wiped out the Martians as depicted in the 1898 novel. :-)