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Naucrate Class Science Vessel
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Published: September 25, 2011
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Finished the design of the TMP vessel and decided to call it a Naucrate Class science vessel. Naucrate was the mother of Icarus and the wife of Daedalus in ancient Greek Mythology so I think it would fit well as a class name for this sphere in place of saucer ship.

SOme technical specs: it has a type V phaser array, single front fire torpedo launcher a complement of 44 crew members and is capable to carry, in its shuttle bay, 1 type 6 shuttle and a type 15 shuttlepod.
Image size
3000x1766px 1.62 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 40
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Aug 14, 2011, 9:58:59 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Sensor Size
7mm
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Emilion-3's avatar
Emilion-3|Hobbyist Writer
Mind if I show it to a friend and use it in a RP?
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HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are free to do so ;)
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Emilion-3|Hobbyist Writer
I will thank you.
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spikedpsycho's avatar
USS Enlarged Prostate.........
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HandofManos's avatar
HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha
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spikedpsycho's avatar
More serious, USS Mayall
named after the Mayall galaxy
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BennoBrehm's avatar
If, she is dropped out of commission, I would like to us it as my yacht! Got a good size!
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HandofManos's avatar
HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
She does indeed I am certain these class of vessels would eventually be sold to the civilian market like the Oberth
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BennoBrehm's avatar
With 44 person capacity it will be nice and cosy interstellar RV.
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itsspideyman's avatar
Fine work.  Wondered why a spherical shape was not used more.  Very aesthetically pleasing, plus a sphere has no structural weak points.  Nice job!
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HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
They even made a physical model out of my design so I am happy to see more people liking it
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Jimtilley13's avatar
I have fallen in love with your little ship. It is so different, original, and smooth much like TOS, while advanced and modern enough for TNG or DS9. Instantly recognizable as a Federation starship. Very nice compact design. If you ever revisit this work, I would suggest making the pylons longer and placing the impulse engines on the pylons much like the USS Voyager to free up some internal space.
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HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who knows maybe in the future I might
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JESzasz|Student Traditional Artist
 Favorite, and notable design element: that shuttlebay door.
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HandofManos's avatar
HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something different for a change :)
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JESzasz|Student Traditional Artist
 Indeed. Can't think of any other designs that have used this type of door.
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1sickbastard's avatar
Very nice design. Would have been interesting to have a short miniseries or TV movie for ships like this. A crew of regular Starfleet officers that rose to the occasion when it was called for.
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MrGreyshade's avatar
I think this is a fab design any chance you'll revisit this design and give it the full perspectives treatment like the Masterson Class?
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HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly that probably wont happen since I am working on several other designs :)
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GAT-X139's avatar
I wonder what this class would look like in the styling of the TOS and/or TMP era/s
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
You ought to draw a picture of its bridge. I'm curious to see what it would look like.

GOD bless
John 3:16 
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HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Small and cramped :) thats for sure
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Zeta-X-Omega's avatar
It's so tiny... I love it.
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HandofManos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) tiny yet functional 
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