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The other Defiant by thefirstfleet The other Defiant by thefirstfleet
I was browsing through some Trek material, and I found a single top view of the original Defiant concept. I fell in love with the design, for it is much more like a Starfleet ship. So I built her, it took most of the day. Due to the single view, I based the rest upon the FC flat ships.

Before you ask, she does look a bit like the Nova, given that this design was dusted off for the VOY episode.

And being the crazy man I am, I decided to set this ship as the official Polarisverse Defiant. So, this was the approved design of the Borg buster escort-warship, and a certain Commander Jared Colson probably had a hand in the design.

She will be released during my next release spree...





Model by me
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:icontraeumer1981:
Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Would have been a cool ship, too. I am glad to see it in all its Glory here.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Glad to do it :D
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:iconmalletmann:
MalletMann Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Although I still prefer the original, this design does look pretty good.

If I may make a suggestion: have you considered making the nacelles down below the hull, like the Akira class? I think it would look leaner and meaner.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Hmm, we'll see :D
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Greyman01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
In my personal opinion, I like the main defiant better. It has more of a warship type look to it while this one looks like a sort of science vessel (like a nova). Still I do like the angle of the shot, and that this one has a nice look to it.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
It's just a concept model :D
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:icongreyman01:
Greyman01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I know that, but if this could be refined to look more warlike...
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:iconpachunka:
Pachunka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Nice work, in any case!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconpachunka:
Pachunka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artist
That's interesting.

I wonder why they went with the grungier style.

I guess the real one matched the space-station itself more... come to think of the station itself never looked particularly starfleety
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
But remember, DS9 was originally a Cardassian station named Terok Nor!

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:iconpachunka:
Pachunka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Artist
OK, that makes sense. I had a feeling I had my facts screwy!
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:iconhopewec:
Hopewec Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Whoa, much better design than the DS9 one
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Just when I finished building the canon one... :D
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:iconhopewec:
Hopewec Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
heh.
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
A natural evolution of the Akyazi Class PA vessel.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Hmm, never really throught of that, but you have a point.
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:iconbry-sinclair:
Bry-Sinclair Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
A cool alternate design for the Defiant. Have you got any plans or speces for this version?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I have to admit, I have no idea what this ship is capable of. Given that they wangted this to be the Defiant, it has all the "real" Defiant's capabilities.
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:iconconquest79:
conquest79 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
very cool ship.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconjbobroony:
jbobroony Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't this go on to be the nova class?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yupp. But this is the original concept ship.
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:iconspidertrekfan616:
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've Designed a bridge that might go with this defiant, The Main floorplan is Equinox, it has a Galaxy Tactical Rail, two center seats with a pop-up command console between them, the main consoles that line the walls (Going counter-clockwise) are Damage control to the left of the main viewscreen, Weapons status, a Turbolift, Mission Operations, Commuications, and Environment on the left, to the right of the Viewscreen (going clockwise) Emergency manual Override, Cloaking Control, Exit to aft compartmets on deck 1, Science, and Engineering the right. In the aft extension of the bridge is the Replicators, and Master Situation Display. In Between the viewscreen and the Command area is of course Conn. What do you think?:shrug:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I'd like to see it!
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:iconfacepalmpunch:
FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Out of curiosity, when does the Polarisverse diverge from the canon ST timeline?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
During the Romulan War (one version of that) - a Captain named Linus Randolph makes an epic stand, with his tiny First Fleet. The United Earth honors his deeds by keeping the FF a separate entity from Starfleet, given Randolph and his comrades' strong anti-Federation stance.
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:iconfacepalmpunch:
FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
So, right after Enterprise, eh?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I pretend I didn't hear that :D

No, it's the real thing, before Picard's time travel in FC screwed up the timeline and led to ENT.
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:icondantrekfan48:
dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know... I liked Sisko's Defiant just fine. But I liked the Equinox even better. :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This one has the Sisko of the Polarisverse aboard :D
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:iconkuckuk333:
kuckuk333 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
let me guess: this view was from the DS9TM, right?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I think so, I found the image surfing the old WWW :D
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Defiant-art :iconfacepalmplz:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
You don't like it? Or the Defiant itself?
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
That was more like "Oh Ras, how can you make such a bad pun?" kind of facepalm.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Oh, I got it now. Sorry, my brain was set to stun :D
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I like the official design for the Defiant class (and the tactical reason why it has recessed nacelles), I do like this design as well (after seeing it in the DS9 Technical manual) :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you very much!

Gotta get my hands on the DS9TM :D
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)

I would if you have the chance, it has designs/schematics for the other kitbashed ships seen in the Dominion War.
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I still like the design they settled on.

I mean this one looks good too but I like the other design better myself.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I like both. I just found this design interesting and decided to model it.
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That works.
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:icondgspirit1991:
dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it does look sick :)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
:D

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:iconkeiku:
keiku Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, it looks great! One question though, where are the fore weapons the defiant version of this ship had in the original sketches?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you very much!

The fore weapons are the following: a pair of pulse phasers in the insets of the rim (the two sides) and a pair of torpedo launchers in the middle wedge-shaped inset. Plus four phaser strips the Canon Defiant did not have.
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:iconkitsunechild:
Kitsunechild Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Looks like the Equinox... lol I'm SO glad this didn't end up being the Defiant. >.< I <3 the Escort Class ship!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
LOL, you just trampled my soul :D

JK, I like the canon Defiant, but this design fits my Polarisverse much more.
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:iconkitsunechild:
Kitsunechild Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
It works for you~ And that's what matters. It's interesting to see *cough*theequinox*cough* in action in other than just 1 episode of VOY. :P

I'm just givin' ya hell. It really is cool looking. To think that there "could" have been this Defiant instead of the Escort class. To see what could have been. You should consider implementing some of the original Defiant's armaments into this one. (Like the pulse phasers n' dual quantum torpedo launchers.)
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