I was recently contacted by someone running an improvised comedy show. They wanted an MSD type image of a Freedom Class vessel for use as occasional set dressing and promo images. This is a class of ship that has not gotten much attention or love from official sources. Its exact size, purpose and just about everything about it is unknown. It was a kitbash made for the graveyard scenes from “The Best of Both Worlds” and comprised elements of a Galaxy Class and Constitution class model, with some Ambassador class thrown in. A real Frankenstein. As a result, there are significant scaling issues on the model, with some windows suggesting a 30 deck ship, and other windows suggesting 8 to 12 decks.
What is generally agreed upon though, is that it is a scout type ship, it’s one nacelle limiting its warp stability and thus speed, so it is more suited for border patrol or inter system patrol.
DITL scaled it assuming the nacelle has the same dimension as those on the Galaxy Class. I think (note, I said “I THINK) this is incorrect. The Type 7 shuttle features a scaled down version of the Galaxy Class nacelle that is outwardly identical. Kinda makes sense, take an established design and just scale the nacelle up and down depending on it’s use, right?
So… this is MY incarnation of the Freedom Class, with an interior that makes sense to me.
I built this using the premise of it being a short range scout as a guide. So, if you intend to rivet count, I’m not listening, there is no official information on this ship and I’m not going to debate opinions 😛
Note the horizontal warp core. In the event a breach is imminent; The core, nacelle and antimatter pod (and also the torpedo launcher) would detach as one unit. Note the double deck just above the core. This is the separation plane. After detaching, thrusters would speed the nacelle and small hull section away while the remaining ship would take the best escape vector possible at full impulse.
… at least, that is how I envision it.
I named this example after the HMS Antelope, F170, lost during the Falklands Islands conflict.
As I am unable to get wordpress to let you see the full sized image, please go here to see it: Clicky
As some will know, there is conflicting information about the dimensions of the Oberth Class vessel. You will all no doubt be familiar with my first oberth MSD. After being asked to make one that was slightly larger I agreed.
This is the result: (Right click and choose view image for larger)
Hi folks, I’m back!
The funding campaign for a new PC was a success, I can do things bigger, better and quicker than ever before. I have been really busy working on my backlog, I’ve made a dent, but it’s still lengthy.
Meanwhile, I was able to but this video together. Enjoy!
If you like what you see, please go support Alec Peters and crew to keep the studio doors open for more fan films to make use of!
It is with a heavy heart I must concede that my trusty Packard Bell OneTwo PC is no longer up to the task of running the programs I need to produce my graphics works I hope you all enjoy. She has spent thousands of hours keeping up with me, but is now blue screening with so much regularity, it is no longer fun to work on my graphics. I have done my best to resolve the issue, but at 6 years old, going on 7, she’s passed her prime. That is why I am here, cap in hand, looking to see if some of you would be gracious enough to help me with the cost of a replacement. My salary in my day job isn’t up to the task and without a replacement, my graphics work will cease at the moment of death for my current PC.
The reasons why I cannot afford the replacement on my own are numerous. Believe me, I wish I didn’t need to resort to Gofundme, but if I’m to continue with my work and also continue supporting fan films, I have no other choice.
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It is with immense pleasure I can announce that I was informed today by Ex Astris Scienta that they have awarded me with one of their rare Excellentia Awards.
Today is a good day to celebrate! Qapla’!
If you have never heard of Ex Astris Scienta, I urge you to go take a look. It has been a place of knowledge and discovery since time immortal, or so it seems.
The U.S.S. Korolev, lead ship of the Korolev class. Registry NCC-1421. One of the ships seen in Prelude to Axanar
Hopefully we get to see more of her and her stable-mates on the small screen. But for now, enjoy this MSD!
Hey folks, it’s been a busy time lately with stuff not LCARS related. A couple of months ago, I released the following on the Axanar facebook. I thought it was time for them to be shown here.
The USS Geronimo after getting a pasting from the Klingons.
The display from a while before the battle.
And for those who missed my previous AXANAR images: