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Star Trek Federation Destroyer by Richard-Daborn Star Trek Federation Destroyer by Richard-Daborn
Pen and ink, just a tiny drop of PS for the glow effects and background fill and contrast. The ship itself is totally 100% pen and ink.

USS Blackcat is a destroyer sized ship of war designed to plug the gaps left behing by the Miranda class vessels which were destroyed en mass during the Dominion War. The brief was simple. A fast attack ship, with the best weapons, shields, armour, speed, turn rate and surviveabillity the Federation could produce in a mediun sized vessel.

This ship boasts: Primary and secondary regenerative shields both poleron and EMP dampening resistant, primary and secondary impulse engines. Triple thick ablative hull armour. X4 meduin forward pulse phasers, x2 aft. 10 torpedo launchers, 6 in torpedo tactical pod the rest in the hull 2 fore/ 2 aft both quantum torpedo capable. And the usual array of type 10 beam phasers. Cloaking device.

In a live fire trial the Blackcat attacked and destroyed 3 Miranda drone ships engaging two at once and destroying the third as it fled.

The warp engines are like the intrepid class with a multi aspect tilt mode to make the engines more efficient for warp travel whiole tucking them down out of the way during battle. Its rumoured the ship can still achive warp 8 and hold it even when one nacelle and the 'roll bar' is shot off.

Comments welcome as always.
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Veldara Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Should send this to Cryptic, I'd love to fly this!
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Richard-Daborn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I play STO too. sadly they have their own ideas. ;)
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Lonesome--Crow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Another great design Rusti. :)
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Shadowkey39 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
NICE! COOL!! AWESOME! SWEET! I could go ALL DAY and not run out of words to describe this! I love star trek. AWESOME WORK!
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
At last, the Federation comes out with a ship that can go toe-to-toe with an Imperial Star Destroyer!
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Richard-Daborn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly not, hes got all the pieces together he just needs to edit it all, personal life gets in his way though.
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Ganguro666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
This thing is pretty badass. Though I find the idea of a 'Destroyer' class Federation ship a little odd. And while the red markings are really cool, it also seems a bit odd for a Federation ship. Though I could see this being from an Alternate Universe or something like that.

Over all really cool!
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DarkVoid351 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
A most logical evolution on the Miranda-Class's theme.
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Lizzie-Deathstrike Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I love this, unlike MOST of the other starships in the federation, this one doesn't look like it should be trifled with.

Fav'ed.
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wood1557 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Awesome Ship!! This fits in perfect with thedifiant as a warship and Starfleet needs smoe more designs for warships... but... As you see the Defiant-Class ships, they have a definite Starfleet sleekness to them. All of the basic design needs to be sleekened out. Not to the extent of the Galaxy- or Sovergn-class (for example) but need some smoothing. The Defiant class is a kick-ass ship and you see the chunky design, but yet still smooth. Another thing... it needs to be simplized a bit. If this ship has no practicle regular-duty purpose then that means thatStarfleet will keep a limited number on hand for tacticle missions and training excersises. If a ra threat (like the Dominion) comes along they are not going to wait for a bunch of Starfleet Engineers and builders put together a bunch ofcomplicated, angular ships!
Like I said before though... AWESOME SHIP!!!
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phiq Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, it's about time I saw a Star Trek ship that wasn't all shiny and perfect; I like the industrial design. It looks as if it could actually kill something.
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snarkyVansnarkson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
I think the big thing that makes it stand out is all of that red paint. I have a feeling that your brown sections would look a lot more Federation if they were dark gray.

Also, you don't seem to have any forward facing red bussard collectors which seems to be a big distinguishing factor in Federation ships TNG and later.
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Misone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agreed, the Industrial like look, would definately be a bit of a departure from regular starfleet design, but who cares, Rustiswordz has made a kick ass design of ship here.
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fun looking design. A more than adequate replacement for the venerable Mirandas (although honestly I like that design too...harkens back to the Consititution IIs). :D
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dragonofdarkness Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
very nice design i love it but arn't cloaking devices illegal in the Federation still very nice cool and unqie desigh
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Richard-Daborn Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
After the Dominion War wouldn't you want cloaking devices!
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dragonofdarkness Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
i would have wanted them before the Dominion War but still rules are rules Picard said something like that Hee hEe
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dragonofdarkness Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
but didnt the defiant have a sister ship that also had a cloak
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A-Shadow-Of-Doubt Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The cloak was allowed by an agreement between the romulans and the federation. The federation has a treaty against developing cloaks.
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snarkyVansnarkson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
The Defiant had a cloak for a while and even a Romulan ton board to operate it. Later Sisko operated the cloak skirting the rules.
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Misone Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't know, don't care, i never got into "DS9", "next generation", and especially "Voyager" where the series that interested me.
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dragonofdarkness Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
i likes the next generation (picards my hero) and voyager to (janeway sucks but tuvok and 7or9 ballanced it out)
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Misone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was some kind of treaty the federation signed with the romulans, about not developing cloaking devices of their own.

hence the "Defiant" in DS9 was only able to have one, through means of such a device being on loan from the romulan's.
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GraymondDarktree Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
YAAAAAAAAAY-bout freaking time they got serious!
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Nlothnolin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
drawing is great but I don't agree with your physis
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Nlothnolin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
*physics
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ZeroAffinity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Interface Designer
I'll agree with e-s-d about it looking industrial. But otherwise it still looks great. :)
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist
Cooll...8drools8...I wished I could draw like that!
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, but it seems a little too industrially-themed to be a Federation Starship, if you know what I mean.
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Richard-Daborn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Too millitary do you mean?I designed it that way taking into account the Federation doesnt have a dedicated military shipand in DS9 the writers made it clear the Dominion War was a wake up call to the Feds for being too complacent. Diplomacy and sience exploration is all well and good but that wont get you far if a spiecies isnt interested in talk or learaning and sees that as weakness. Like the Borg or Dominion. With the Federation growing ever larger chances of meeting another agressive spiecies is high. The blackcat is the 'big stick', to the 'walk softly' approach.
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Hobbyist
The Federation *does* have a dedicated warship design. It's the Defiant-class;
"Officially, she's classified as an escort vessel. Unofficialy, the Defiant's a warship. Nothing more, nothing less."

I don't know what episode or charachter that quote comes from, but I do know that I remember it properly. Looks like Starfleet is way ahead of you. Good design, though, but I agree with e-s-d that it doesn't quite fit the Federation asthetic. It's just a little too intimidating (yes, eventhough it's a warship). Might want to make some minor cosmetic changes before submitting the design to the 'fleet review board.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wasnt the defiant made to basically combat borg cubes?
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Misone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed the Defiant class maybe a warship through and through, but do you know how small they are?

they have a total of about two and a half decks, shuttle craft aside, the Defiant is the second smallest ship design the fedaeration has, that i know of, put simply you need a lot of Defiants to be able to take on something like Warbird, or a borg cube.

where as something like this, is far more capable, and could take on larger enemy ships using far fewer numbers, and more effeciently with fewer losses.
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
No, definitely industrial. The browns and the extruded hull sections give it an industrial feel - there's a lot more protruding than on a "standard" federation vessel, giving it a definite industrial feel to it.
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thrull Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
I love it! great realism... i just plain love it. as a bonafied treaky I have no critque
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thrull Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
I love it! great realism... i just plain love it. as a bonafied treaky I have no critque
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