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Reliant before the refit by thefirstfleet Reliant before the refit by thefirstfleet
I had to build a TOS Miranda / Surya class, or more likely re-build the one I had, to match my refurbished TOS Enterprise. This time, I went strictly purist, making the ship as 60s as possible, so no added rollbar thingy. No, that will come later, during the refit. A bit of a detail here and there, but no more than found on the classic Connie, plus a name that needs no introduction, and voila: presenting the USS Reliant NCC-1864, as she appeared during the TOS era.

I will release her, and be repaired, 'cause the long overdue release spree is coming!






Model by me
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MasterAccount Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you doing the Coventry class starship?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Well, with all the TOS Miranda variants, it's hard to tell if mine classifies as one :D
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:iconbolianadmiral:
Nice job. Looks a lot like my USS Gemini.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Thank you very much!

I'd really like to see yours!
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Halpthiuian Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. I can see this appearing in the show if they'd had the budget for it.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Thank you!
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timnaas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
This is a very cool, Dave!
(Sits and waits for someone to convert her to obj/Pose/Daz format)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thanks, Mate!
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timnaas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
The whole STII settings using TOS design is quite interesting and clever!
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Another great work of yours!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
You're very welcome :)
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UltraStallion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Be repaired?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
That was to be "be prepaired" :D
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UltraStallion Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha
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DACantero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish the Surya would show up on TV or in the movies. It's a beautiful design. Liked it since I first saw it and the Coventry designs in the 80s or early 90s.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
They sadly had no budget back in the days...
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a shame what will happen to her in two decades or so.
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nichodo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
KHAAAAAAN! just had to do it...
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Oh yeah!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is spot on - this is what I would see in the 60s - :)

Excellent - as always :thumbsup:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you very much!
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mckinneyc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's beautiful! Best bit of Christmas is your releases! :D 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Oh, thank you :D
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Fabulous!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you very much!
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awrc9078 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Nice
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you!
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anno78 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Capt Terrell's second command (read the Seekers books for his first).

The Reliant, her crew having finished the survey of the alien star system, heads back out into the cold interstellar void away from the warm glow of the systems sun.  
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Nice description, I like it!
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:iconanno78:
anno78 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you.  I'll look at your other pieces and see what comes to mind.
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unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woohoo! And that's both for the model and the release spree :D 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
:D
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ToeClaws Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Very cool to see her in that era's configuration.  Much cleaner setup than the refit, in my opinion.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Yeah, I wanted this one to be simple, like the TOS Connie.
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dejesusscott Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
a job well done.........
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you very much!
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dejesusscott Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
your welcome............
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JeremyVilmur Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous ship, how did you handle the deflector dish?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
I did it the Saladin class way: it's on a telescopic thingy on the underside of the saucer.
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gregar69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh she is BEAUTIFUL!!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you :D
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CaptBoren Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
What are those raised walls above each shuttle bay? Some sort of cooling fins maybe?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
I have absolutely no idea. The design just came to my head one day so I did it.
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Timberwolf1969 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I shpuld guess I'd say these are subspace spoilers to keep subspace distortions away from the shuttle bay doors.
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Dreamer-Out-There Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty amazing. Would love to see some forward shots of it too, see what the phasers look like on the underside of the hull. Great job man!!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
I'm glad you like it.

You'll see more of her, this I can guarantee.

It has no visible phaser emitters to keep it in the style of TOS.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
I like it Dave, but I can't help but say it's missing something (think engine's). Never thought of a pre-TMP Miranda before.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Yeah, it looks a bit flat without the rollbar. But I wanted to keep this design fitting the TOS designs as much as possible.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Was actually refering to a lack of impulse from the impulse engines. Sorry, I'm not used to seeing a ship without some form of glow in the engine housing.
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