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The Kzinti return by thefirstfleet The Kzinti return by thefirstfleet
How many yaers was it since I featured the Kzinti? They were mentioned everywhere, but the ships... so I enhanced the model to look more detailed. I wanted a Millenium Falcon-ish plating, while also keeping the old textures. Some bits and pieces here and there, and an overall better result, I think.


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:iconlordschtupp:
LordSchtupp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Awesome Kzinti ship from TAS, you really nailed it with this excellent alien looking design and render; Stunning!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Thank you very much!
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Deathpit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
I swore the Kzinti ship was lightly based on Martian Tigermen's warship from 1930s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century newspaper comic.  It was sphere-shaped with two destructive ray projectors mounted on each side.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
I'd like to see that ship!
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
 I think that one of these days, you should try doing the Kzinti designs from Starfleet Battles. I'd love to see how you would integrate a completely different series of designs.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
I'll need to check it out.
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
 It'd be easy enough to Google them when you feel ready.
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The sad fact since their appearance in TAS, everyone has done their best to not feature this race, and in reality, there is no excuse.  Love this image.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Thank you!

The Kzinti appeared as the main antagonists in my Polarisverse quite early. I kinda reinterpreted them, but for me, they are nightmare fuel. Imagine sentient bengal tigers...
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I just wish they were developed more from their original creator.
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Nice!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you!
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Timberwolf1969 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
At first glance, this might not be the kind of design that slams "Menace!" straight into your face.
But looks can be deceiving.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Believe me, those who've seen one and lived to tell the tale find this ship the most meneacing thing ever.
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Timberwolf1969 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No doubt about that.

As I said, appearance can be deceiving.
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great one!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you!
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KingSnake01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Your ships are awe some you should look me up on Google plus. Your designs are cool
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you!
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MirrorKhaos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting take on a Kzinti vessel.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you!

I based it on the TAS Kzinti police vessel.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very cool.  I always thought the Filmation version was a bit strange, but ok ... this one looks a bit more logical.  :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you very much!
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Purrrfect
Cat blob 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
:D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a killer saucer to me - but excellent work - and I hate to face that thing :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Thank you very much!

You're right, this is a Connie killer. Think of Königstiger VS everything else in WWII. The previous main Kzinti cruiser was also a beast, but this... this is an apex predator. It's not that fast ar Warp speeds, clocking out at Warp 7.5, but at sublight speeds, it utilizes small artificial gravity fluxes instead of thrusters. The saucer is larger that of a Connie saucer, yet capable of fighter grade maneuvers. It has four heavy phasers and a whole missile silo.

The Polaris crew often got lucky against these predators, thanks to the crew's experience, and the fact that the Pallada class was specifically designed against Kzinti ships and tactics. It also doesn't help that there isn't too many of these ships, only a couple dozen.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! A formidable enemy for once; one who is willing to push itself!

More please :D
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonder how it stacks up against other ships of the First Fleet and Starfleet. Like the Federation-class Dreadnaught.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
A Federation class dreadnought would make mincemeat out of it.
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Alas, Starfleet gets its collective panties in a twist every time someone even suggests fielding one of those big suckers, crying about provocative policies and 'going against the spirit of the Federation'.
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Timberwolf1969 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, bigger isn't always better, I've learned.

Those dreadnaughts might have a lot of firepower, but they're easily outmaneuvered.
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe so, but those dreadnaughts have about a metric f*ck-ton of phaser banks, giving them much better coverage than, say, a Constitution-class has.
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Timberwolf1969 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, even a metric mega-f+ck-ton of phaser banks won't help you much if you can't get a proper sensor lock on your target.
And erratic flight maneuvres often have proven to screw up any tries to get a proper sensor lock.
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Aurora-7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Very, very cool! Looks so much better NOT purple-pink!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
:D Thank you :D

It still has a purplish hue, but more greyish.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
She looks spectacular!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Thank you!
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nichodo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hey man i've been thinking about having my Starship Highwind in your own Polaris-verse would that be okay with you?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Welcome aboard :D
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nichodo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D Im guessing you would be having the Highwind and the Polaris meet each other? and having the Highwind B/Highwind C Meeting the Sieglinde
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Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice upgrades to the cat-taxi!  :D
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Thank you :D
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CaptainZammo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do the kitty cats swat the balls on either nacelle?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
No, the Polaris swats them for hte Kzinti :D
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kelson205 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
This is a turkey shoot for the Polaris.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Hopefully :D
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