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Defiant Ortho No.2

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Someone asked me for some orthographies. Here's the front, back and side of my Defiant model featured in [link]

Defiant Ortho No. 1: [link]


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scissortoy's avatar
That's seriously nice.
LizzyGibbs3D's avatar
Thank you! It took me a few attempts and a lot of input from other 3D model builders and Star Trek fans to get the look down.
ArmamentDawg's avatar
Awesome design, although I foresee the danger of "friendly fire" if she's in battle with the TOS Romulans.
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DalekOfBorg's avatar
Is this something that the Defiant eventually evolved from?
LizzyGibbs3D's avatar
It's a possibility if you go from a design standpoint. Just like how the Akira class could have evolved from the NX-01 Enterprise.

But... No. I didn't think of it that way when I worked on my version. I wanted to "retrograde" the Defiant to a 1960s TOS style.
DalekOfBorg's avatar
That's a nice body style, but in a battle, an enemy ship could shoot off the nacelles, leaving her unable to warp to safety.
LizzyGibbs3D's avatar
That's true with any Star Trek design. Especially if they follow Roddenberry's guidelines for ship design.

Rule #1 Warp nacelles *must* be in pairs.
"The 'All Good Things' Enterprise is explained not to violate these because it has two warp field coils in each nacelle, thus creating three pairs. The Franz Joseph Designs single-nacelle ships are not official canon..."

Rule #2 Warp nacelles must have at least 50% line-of-sight on each other across the hull.

Rule #3 Both warp nacelles must be fully visible from the front.

Rule #4 The bridge must be located at the top center of the primary hull.

From Ex-Astris Scientia: [link]


Also having the bridge placement makes it an easier target as well. You can take out the entire command staff with a well placed shot. There's a lot of things about Trek that's tactically unsound or just doesn't make sense design-wise. But since it's not real and there for entertainment (and in case of ships, design) purposes.
DalekOfBorg's avatar
Nevertheless, she's a nice little ship. I designed one for the Federation, called the USS Giacchino, that has a Miranda-class body, Romulan bird-o-prey wings, and Sovereign-class nacelles. I also came up with a ship called the Independence, fusing Sovereign-class components with Akira (deflector housing) and Miranda (spoiler and weapons). Her registry is NCC-1776.
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