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The Saladin returns, too by thefirstfleet The Saladin returns, too by thefirstfleet
You saw this coming, didn't you? :D

I made the Saladin without shuttlebays. The reason behind this is that these ships are destroyers. They hang around bases and sent out on longer missions only during crises. All the transport on and off the ship ip is handled via transporters and direct docking.

And release spree part two is coming!




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Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
If Axanar ever gets the go-ahead, I'd really like to see how one of these destroyers acquits herself in a fight.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Me too!
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
I didn't see that coming, to be honest. :) But it's another outstanding work of yours!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
My pleasure :)
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Athane Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the design. I see these ships having the NX-01 style shuttle bays where it just fits and drops the single shuttle.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
There could be a configuration like that too.
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James-Is-James Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why the Faerie Queene has no shuttle bays (outside of the fact she didn't have any in the game).  When she needs to handle a shuttle craft she drags it around with a tractor beam, like this:
Grab and Go by James-Is-James
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
I see!
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
That is beautiful. I love the light reflected from the planet throwing a tinted light on the underside of the saucer.
Your ship portraits are beautifully detailed, but it's your skill with lighting that gives them depth and realism.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you very much!

It's mostly trial and error when it comes to lighting :D
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
The loss of shuttlebays in exchange for weapons/shields actually makes a lot of sense. Otherwise the Hermes is just a poorly-armed Saladin, and what's the point in that? There's limited space in that saucer, after all!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Yeah, they had different configurations for different roles.
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CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
It is a good pic.  I thought the lower dish was in place of the dome.  But a slick 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:
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Epicness!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you!
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Goppo713 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
very nice work!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Too bad there aren't any good TNG or beyond Single Nacelle Destroyers. All because of Gene Roddenburys unoffical Starship Design rules. Even thought the series' have broken those so many times. (Defiant, anyone?) Good work Dave
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you very much!

Roddenberry himself accepted the Franz Joseph designs as canon before TNG. I guess he was the original George Lucas, re-interpreting his work as his needs suited best.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Hmmm, it appears I have made a mistake.....WAIT WHAT!? *world ends* Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu 

Just kidding. I know I make mistakes, often in fact. No one is perfect after all.Nod 
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Makes sence that not all ships have the full program. Shuttles and all.
Good work with this one!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you very much!
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
And use the volume not devoted to things like sensors and shuttlebays for heavier weapons and extra shield heat sinks?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Yeah, that's the general idea.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Well definitely more weapons. According to the Franz Joesph stats the Hermes and Saladin looked similar but the latter had torpedoes since it was a destroyer. So perhaps the addition of torpedoes and the required armorys for the warheads and so forth.
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