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Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« on: December 26, 2016, 02:20:36 PM »
An unfinished alternate reality version of the excelsior class.
Critiques would be welcome along with any suggestions.

Length:570 meters
Width:240 meters
Height:105 meters
Decks:26
Deck height:3.5 meters
Warp(max):9
sublight speed: .25c

Date First Comissioned:2290.12

The great experiment started in 2260.23 after the unmarked vessel responsible for the millions of casualties in SF was salvaged. While obviously of Federation origin, it would take nearly 15 years to uncover all of the black boxes, plus an additional 10 years reverse engineering the uncovered technology. The long years of the Great experiment were primarily by efforts of the Group to erase all evidence of one of their most well known branches, Section 31.
The amount of 'accidents' almost led the Federation Council to shut down the project. In spite of all this, the culmination of the great experiment and Transwarp research, the USS Excelsior was launched in 2290. The excelsior class status as a staple of the fleet was cemented with the launch of the Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)

The Excelsior class featured an advanced m\am reaction chamber above the shuttlebay in the aft engineering hull, where the pylons met. Each of reactors were capable of being ejected from armored hatches above the shuttlebay door. The nacelles were a departure from the traditional cylindrical shape, which combined with the advanced warp core, allowed for warp travel at never before seen speeds. The vessel featured 3 impulse engines, two hidden behind breakaway plates in recessed areas in the back of the neck , and a single large engine on the back of the primary hull.

The model can be seen on the 3d warehouse
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=1f4bbad2-f8be-4f4a-807d-f7b66aabb423

« Last Edit: January 02, 2017, 10:30:27 PM by Terran Imperial »
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 08:26:35 AM »
Great work so far!
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 10:06:03 AM »
Thanks! I was thinking of changing the pylons so they don't have that weird curve in the front. I also began working on the nacelles. What do you think?
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 05:08:29 PM »
Final pylon shapes are done and work on the shuttle bay has commenced
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 12:24:51 AM »
Looks good.  The smoothness of the model makes it a little hard to make out shapes (especially in the orthos), but I'm sure that will be remedied when the ship is fully detailed.
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 07:50:18 AM »
I like the idea of the "dome" on the engineering hull where the nacelle pylons run into the hull (like on the Prime Universe Excelsior).

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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 01:03:04 PM »
Thanks!

I also began work on the Engineering hull aztec texture today.

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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 04:32:08 PM »
Finished the majority of the aztec pattern :D
The only thing left in this model is the nacelles and all the little details (windows, RCS thrusters, etc.)
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 01:04:17 AM »
Great work!
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017, 07:24:43 AM »
Nicely thought out :D
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 09:25:12 PM »
Thanks

What do you think I should do for the nacelles though. They look kinda flat. I'v updated the 3d warehouse page in the link above in the first post so you could see.
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 10:30:18 AM »
 I do like the thought that went into the nacelles. Can't say I like the engineering section though. It's missing many of the curves and rounded shapes of the original.

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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 12:45:14 PM »
I do like the thought that went into the nacelles. Can't say I like the engineering section though. It's missing many of the curves and rounded shapes of the original.

Hmmm. I think I see what you mean. In the beginning i tried to do something like that but i personally didn't like it that much. you can see one of my earliest attempts at the Alternate reality excelsior in the attachment.

on a more general note It'll be unlikely that I will post major updates for this design until the NYS Regents exam week (i have no exams then so ill be free for the most part)
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2017, 11:39:55 AM »
The nacelles have turned out very well.  Great job!
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2017, 06:12:29 PM »
Thanks TNC. The nacelles do seem to be the best part of the ship so far (at least from what i've gathered from comments)


http://terranimperial.deviantart.com/art/Excelsior-Update-Secondary-Hull-658850693
Idea for the torpedo launcher. I'm planning to have broadside torpedo launchers that appear from hatches like on the uss kelvin. The Enterprise can also be seen in the background


http://terranimperial.deviantart.com/art/Excelsior-nacelles-update-part-2-textures-659007068
Finished the Nacelle aztec.

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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2017, 12:45:46 PM »
An old idea for the AR excelsior, while i work on the main model.

http://terranimperial.deviantart.com/art/What-could-have-been-659749840?ga_submit_new=10%3A1485455762

It has more rounded shapes a shorter neck and a thicker saucer(overall). Ultimately It was getting to crazy with the saucer trying to figure out the impulse engines. If i had finished it it would have been 560 meters long and only 220 meters wide with 30 decks (3.2 meters)
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2017, 02:31:58 PM »
Here's the MSD. still have to add turbolifts and corridors, but the  basic location of everything has been set.
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2017, 05:07:20 AM »
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 08:23:16 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 03:44:29 PM »
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 07:29:26 PM »
Very nice :)
The red on the side wall of the impulse deck throws off the look (to me), unless you have some more to add in other places :)
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2017, 05:17:17 PM »
Awesome work!  8)
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Re: Kelvin Timeline Excelsior Class
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2017, 08:44:08 PM »
Awesome work!  8)
Very nice :)
The red on the side wall of the impulse deck throws off the look (to me), unless you have some more to add in other places :)
Thanks :)
As for the red on the saucer section, I agree with you Atolm, I just haven't figured where else to add it yet.
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