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Slipstreamed by Euderion Slipstreamed by Euderion
A little playaround after digitally painting the Slipstream background. The Interceptor on full speed. A way better design as the Intrepid class.

Rendered in 3d Max 10
Background made with Paint Shop Pro 7
Interceptor Mesh by Mavek
Original Design by Narsil
3d Max conversion by J. Cassio

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Steven-Archer-0407 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Looks like a cross between a Nova class and an Intrepid class
brstarship Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, you did a beautifull render with her. Itīs good to see the mesh in capable hands. Therefore, the original mesh isnīt mine. I just did a conversion from Lightwave to 3ds max. ;)
Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you tell me the name of the creator? I only have a .txt file with youre name as the creator.
brstarship Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mavek, is the mesh builder. Narsil, is who made the original handdrawing. I don´t know their real names, but both are members of SCIFI-Meshes. ;)
Euderion Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thanks! I edited the credit text.
Evohunter7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Nice effect and ship, but what's not to like about the old girl?
Euderion Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was never a big fan of the ship model of the Intrepid class. It has too small warp nacelles in relationship to the rest of the ship and the hull is too plump. But that's just my opinion. The Interceptor is a successful improvement.
Evohunter7 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Personally I've always liked the Intrepid Class, but I can also understand your point. One thing I never understood is why they needed the pylons to move before going to warp. In Gene Rodenberry's and Matt Jeffries plan's the Nacelles had to have a clear line of sight so that no part of the hull interfered with the bussard collectors. This was fine on the Intrepid until they engaged the pylons. Doesn't make sense.
Arpoky Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually happen to know a few possible reasons why the Intrepid-Class had nacelles that angled.
1. Variable Warp Field Geometry. Change the shape of the field for optimum efficiency.
2. Streamlining. After Chuck Yeager broke the Sound Barrier back in the 1950's, the idea that aerial combat would become supersonic was mainstream. From the 1960's to the late 1990's, engineers designed planes whose wings would angle backwards so that they would not get torn off of the fuselage during supersonic flight. This could also be the case with Voyager. The Intrepid-Class was the fastest ship when it was built, capable of reaching Warp Factor 9.975. The fact that the nacelles were jutting away from the main hull could have caused problems with the warp field, so the pylons could have been designed to move the nacelles inward in order to prevent them from being ripped off of the ship.
3. It just looks too freaking amazing.

Either way, this design is awesome.
Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I agree to the design being awesome. At the end of the day though it came down to what is different and cool. Which became moveable nacelles for the Intrepid, Cloak for the Defiant (as well as its whole design ethos), Saucer seperation for the Galaxy, Transwarp-Drive for the Excelsior and running the ships phasers through the engines to obtain more power for the TMP Connie.
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