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The Hermes returns by thefirstfleet The Hermes returns by thefirstfleet
Making its triumphant return is the Hermes class, in all her updated glory. Stay tuned for more!


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:icondalekofborg:
DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Something tells me the Federation may have taken a page from an alien race's playbook. Most of the Federation's ships have a saucer-shaped main body.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Well, it's a historical loop: Cochrane saw the Enterprise-E, with its saucer full, so he designed saucer-hulled ships thereafter. It led to the development of the Sovereign class centuries later, with the Enterprise-E going back in time for Cochrane to see.
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ronbrothers Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Dave, your work never fails to dazzle.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Thank you very much :D
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AdmiralofKingsford Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Whats the difference between the Hermes and the Saladin? i cant tell a difference
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Weapons layout, mostly. Most modellers differentiate them by making one the pilot verison and the other the Series version (Bussards, bridge dome differences, mostly).
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AdmiralofKingsford Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
oh ok
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:iconkasterborous:
Kasterborous Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
I've always been a big fan of these single-nacelled ships.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
They do have a certain charm!
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CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Good looking ship.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you!
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CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Euderion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work.
What exactly was the difference between the Hermes Frigate and the Saladin destroyer. Both seems similar.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
You'll see, soon :D
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REMandel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Beautiful ... just beautiful.  I for on am a big fan of the FJD "frying pans."  Have been ever since I got my first-edition SFTM back in the day.  "Simple is effective."

BTW, folks, depending on which production block you're talking about, the Saladin series "frying pan" has three different shuttle bay locations.  Early block runs have either one or two small drop bays recessed into the underside of the primary hull (locations vary depending on builder), while later ones and certain of the TMP-era upgraded ones have one slightly larger bay with a topside access door, either right behind the top domes (Mastercom/SFPO) or off to one side (Jackill's).  Some from both the TOS and TMP eras were refitted with a large shuttle bay fitted to the top of a shortened engine dorsal (SFB, SFC, KA, etc), but this was only a limited conversion (not every "frying pan" got it).  The ones without the big dorsal bay could usually only carry one shuttle per bay; ones fitted with the big dorsal bay had up to four, I think.

Also ... some "frying pans" never had a shuttle bay installed, as it was deemed superfluous for their designed purpose.  Like the Hermes class scout, for instance.  It's pretty much wall-to-wall ECM/ECCM/SigInt gear and other specialized scanners and sensors inside that hull, with only just enough room left over for the crew and other necessary systems.  Take a look inside any current or decommissioned Army, Navy, or Air Force "bird" refitted for intelligence gathering, and you'll see what I mean
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thanks for the info there, mate!
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Very nice. It is nice to see ships from the TOS-Time. They did not have the Money for models back in the 60s. It is cool to see how Starfleet looked "back in those days"
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
The best looking ships ever!
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Maybe because they had to think things trough. The ships were $$$$$. Today they just sit down at the Computer and 1...2...3!
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Awesome work. I remember when I used to write about a Hermes class named the Iris. Keep up the great work!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you :D
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
You're welcome. Keep up the great work!
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Goppo713 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
fantastic scene! :D nice work
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you very much!
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CaptainZammo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frying Pans in space!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Oh yeah :D
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I've always wondered where the shuttlebay was. After all, no self-respecting scout incapable of planetary flight and landing would ever go without shuttlecraft. I must say however, the Hermes from Axanar is still my favorite Hermes, but this one is right up there with it. I agree with Drofdemonology as well, great camera angle.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Yeah, I wanted this one to have shuttlebays.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Well I mean otherwise, it has just transporters, and what happens if those breakdown, as they are prone to do. How would you evacuate the crew? Reach that ancient temple planetside to prevent the destruction of the universe? Transport wounded Marines in a radiation storm that prevents transporter use? Or even go on vacation? You need shuttles, you just need em. So good on you for adding those in.
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James-MacCloude Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
interesting it would be slow but capable nice little ship.  :) (Smile)  I'd rather have a refit constitution class, or Constellation class, though :D (Big Grin)   
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Give me a Pallada class any day :D
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James-MacCloude Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
:) (Smile) 
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ToeClaws Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Very nice!!  I've always wondered on that class of ship where they put the anti-matter reactor given the room it'd take.  Which is probably why they have such a significantly lower crew compliment.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Well, TOS ships are supposed to have their engineering compartments right in front of the impulse engines, that is, at the back of the saucer.
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ToeClaws Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
For a saucer type one, aye, but with ships like the Constitution class, the idea of having the drive section of the ship was to house the warp core and engineering there.  I've schematics like this (though, I have no idea how canon this is): i.imgur.com/qhQpG.jpg

The idea was that with a saucer separation, you could flee an unstable warp core.  But in a ship that had no such separate drive section, then it'd make sense to have engineering where you said.  Heh, only thing is I don't know if there's any such thing as an official answer for those questions. XD
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2015  Professional Writer
Now THAT is a seriously cool angle of a classic Starship :clap:
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thank you very much :D
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
The Hermes looks absolutely incredible. ^-^
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thank you very much!
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