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Copanhagen class potential entry
« on: August 08, 2007, 06:16:18 PM »
1. Should it be one entry encompising all of the variants, (civ TOS, Starfleet TOS, refit TMP, hospital ship), or should it be divided into TOS and TMP, or what?

2. Aside from a running light error I noticed, is their any significant probs with design?

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 06:24:10 PM »
1. It would probably be best to include all variants in one entry.  :-\

2. I don't really see anything wrong with the design, though.... Is the ship supposed to be named after the capitol city of Denmark?  If so then it should be spelled Copenhagen not Copanhagen.
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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 06:54:28 PM »
1. It would probably be best to include all variants in one entry.  :-\

2. I don't really see anything wrong with the design, though.... Is the ship supposed to be named after the capitol city of Denmark?  If so then it should be spelled Copenhagen not Copanhagen.

All right then, it'll be Copenhagen class.
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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 02:15:10 PM »
If you could include a few more details (like grid lines, shading, etc.), the drawing will be fit for JoAT. Also, if in any way possible, you should create an image of a larger size and then shrink it with anti-aliasing.

Regarding the specs and history, we don't need a lot, just as much as make the ship's existence plausible. And yes, all variants should be in one entry.

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 06:30:16 PM »
If you could include a few more details (like grid lines, shading, etc.), the drawing will be fit for JoAT. Also, if in any way possible, you should create an image of a larger size and then shrink it with anti-aliasing.

Regarding the specs and history, we don't need a lot, just as much as make the ship's existence plausible. And yes, all variants should be in one entry.

anti-aliasing? Wha?
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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 11:40:22 PM »

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 03:57:09 AM »
The outlines of the drawing are stepped. They could be smoother. Unless you're using Paint, anti-aliasing should be automatically applied with the shrinking.

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 11:37:14 PM »
Do you have a history yet? (IMO, a well written history is better thatn a well drawn ship ;D)
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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 09:35:10 PM »
Do you have a history yet? (IMO, a well written history is better thatn a well drawn ship ;D)

Not yet, although it started out as a civilian design.
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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 04:50:20 PM »
   Adapted from a successful civilian design, the Copenhagen class ship was one of the most common scout vessels in service with Starfleet during the mid to later parts of the 23rd century. Small, nimble and surprisingly rugged, the design was not considered to be much more than an interm measure when the USS Nile was first commissioned in 2248 By 2257 when the USS Diligent, the last of the 26 Copenhagen class ships to be produced, was launched, the design was used extensively escorting convoys and patroling areas of space where the larger designs where deemed unnecessary.
   
   Several admirals criticized the design’s poor endurance, saying that it was no match for new designs such as the Klingon D-7. As time progressed, the admirals warning appeared to be coming true. In 2262, USS Peacemaker was destroyed  by multiple pirate vessels,  with all hands lost. It was generally agreed that the design’s limited torpeado complement and small size made it unsuitable for combat, and San Francisco shipyards began  researching a replacement later that year.

   However, the design became nearly synonymous with victory over incredible odds early in 2264, when the USS Gridley was abandoned after destroying two Klingon Birds of Prey through a prolonged gunfight, and then ramming a third, without losing any of the four small freighters it was escorting. Although the Gridley suffered unrepairable damage, its crew suffered minimal casualties, and was later rescued by the USS Lexington. Starfleet, now seeing the Copenhagen class through new eyes, praised the design as one of the most resilient in the fleet, and for a brief time the design was comparible in fame to the Constitution class.

   Stories of incredible engagements continued throughout the 2260s, as did the loss of Copenhagen class ships. The Alamo survived striking four mines during a rescue mission to beleagured colonists on Gamma Delta II in 2266. In 2267, USS Trafalgar was destroyed by Tholian ships, but not before destroying as many as five web spinners. With R&R on a refit of the Miranda class underway, a similar redesign for the smaller ships of Starfleet began, and in 2271, the newly refited Halsey departed the Sol system. Augmenting the pulse phasers, a conventional phaser array was added, giving the design slightly more punch for a much more dangerous time.
   
   Through the next 20 years, occasionally a Copenhagen was involved in border skirmishes or pirate attacks. One ship in particular rose in fame among starship captains-the USS Bushido. Beginning in 2274, the ship racked up an astonishing 38 confirmed pirate kills, so much so that Orion pirate lord Jarfel issued a bounty of 1200 bars of latinum for the destruction of the Bushido. To many, Captain Harrison was a modern day legend. Sadly, the Bushido’s legend was cut short in 2281when its wreckage was discovered in the Klingon Neutral Zone. Many suspected that the Bushido had gone out fighting several Klingon D-7As, but no one has ever been blamed for her destruction.

   Over the next ten years, the aging design was mothballed from Starfleet service, but was later reactivated in the 24th century as the Salvation class medical ship, before being retired for the last time in 2355.
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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 06:25:36 PM »
Nicely done!

Now. Do you have bigger images?

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 06:38:05 PM »
Nicely done!

Now. Do you have bigger images?

What images?

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 08:02:51 PM »
Bigger images than the ones he's shown previously, I'd imagine. Not in reference to any included in the post there.

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008, 01:50:23 PM »
Could he include a link or post the image here? I'd like to see it.

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Re: Copanhagen class potential entry
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008, 05:53:31 PM »
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q186/CommodoreHorton/CivilianCoperhagenClass.png

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q186/CommodoreHorton/CoperhagenClass.png

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q186/CommodoreHorton/CopanhagenClassRefit.png

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q186/CommodoreHorton/CopanhagenClassRefitModified.png

I dont think I'll do a redraw, but their are some corrections I'll be making (the 'thruster' things on the TOS eras shouldn't be their, among other things)
BTW, the actuall pictures are larger, so why do they look so small?
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