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More than thirteen years ago, I met the person who has shaped my life more than anybody. We were fourteen, standing wide-eyed at the semester opening ceremony of our first year at high school. We grew up together, helping eachother through the rough steps of adolescence and early adulthood. Fru, my dearest friend, on whom I based the character of Vasily Nussbaum, Captain Metlesits's stalvart ally.
For Fru is what Vasya is for the Captain: an ally, a friend, a sibling. A moral compass who never allowed their friend to plunge headfirst into the darkness. My better half.
She said if Vasya gets a ship, it should be called USS Pratchett, after her favorute author, Terry Pratchett. Also, it should be a small, fast, hit-and-run cruiser. So here it is, Fru, your ship and Vasya's, the Abbe class torpedo cruiser USS Pratchett. She's fast, she's strong, she's packed with hundreds of torpedoes and she apologizes to no man. Or Klingon. Or Frau Lunczer, for that matter :D
I hope you like it, my dear friend, sister, saviour!





Model by me
Background by NASA
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
these are NOT ships you messed with...
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
:D
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:iconcamspd:
CamSPD Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I so need a dozen or more pics like this one for my own Abbe-class starship. *sigh* it sucks I'm only artistic at writing and photomanipulations. No talent with 3D at all... You are a fabulous artist, First Fleet.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Thanks, mate!
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:iconbermaestro:
BERmaestro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Love it! Its epic its balanced its perfefect!7

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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:icongisteron:
Gisteron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
She's gorgeous. Good job!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you :D
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:icontuishimi:
Tuishimi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Abbe is one of my favorites!  Good choice!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I'm glad you like her :D
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:iconkudos707:
Kudos707 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's a fantastic ship design. Very cool work
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconkudos707:
Kudos707 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)
see this is why I have to keep listing you as an inspiration to me
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Another beautifully-crafted starship.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:icondantrekfan48:
dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got a friend like that, Will Padelford. We met in third grade as kids. He was my friend before anyone else was willing to be. He's been a brother for me for ten years.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
It's great to have people like that!
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:iconhunter2045:
Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Nice.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconbasillart:
BasillArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Suh-weet!  

One of my favorite designs.  :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I'm glad you like it :D
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:icondaddyhoggy:
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Great ship, render and story. Next time can we have a tiny Great A'Tuin in the distance please... ;)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Sorry, I didn't catch the reference. I never read any Pratchett books :D
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:icondaddyhoggy:
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
He is the giant space going turtle that carries the Discworld: fantasy.mrugala.net/Paul%20Kid…
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Wow, looks great!
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:icondaddyhoggy:
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Yeah, Paul Kidby is a fantastic artist - really brought the Discworld novels to life.
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:iconmajestic-msfc:
Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on the Abbe one of my favourite destroyer class vessels. Top work Dave and touching backstory. :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Sweet, though naming her after Sir Terry, you know this ship's going to have the weirdest adventures right?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
This is what starships are made for :D
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Yeah but some have weirder than most :XD:
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:icondgspirit1991:
dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just gorgeous :)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconawe4fire:
awe4fire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
thing of beauty
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconwolfman-053:
Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
She's a beauty, Dave. :clap:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you :D
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:iconwolfman-053:
Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
You're welcome!
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:icongoppo713:
Goppo713 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Very nice work! :D
shiny
:star:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconsilverfoxwolf:
Silverfoxwolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
That's a really nice ship, reminds me of a TOS styled Nebula... but with a lot more punch.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Indeed :D
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:iconspidertrekfan616:
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only difference is that it doesn't have a distinct secondary hull like the Nebula class has.
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:iconunusualsuspex:
unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work on the model Dave, and what better reason to give a gift than it's deserved!! Kudos :salute:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconunusualsuspex:
unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW mate
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:iconcaptain86:
Captain86 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The design is sound. I like the way she looks. May Sto-Vo-Kor help anyone
who stupid enough to tangle with her!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
She's a beast :D
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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Neat ship...Don't remember the weapons pod having landing bays, though. Was that a personal touch?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
They're not landing bays. I don't know what they are, maybe thermal vents for all the heat coming from the eight photorp launchers. They were cutouts on the diagrams I used.
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