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Altus Type Starbase
« on: May 16, 2017, 06:50:17 PM »

Altus type starbases where introduced in the mid 2170s. They consisted of a sphere 16 kilometers in diameter with 3 rings connected to a central core. The station rotates generating artificial gravity on the rings. The polar rings were connected by 4 pylons each, with each pylon being covered in skyscrapers and containing a tunnel to the central spacedock. Ship building facilities were located within the core and the equatorial ring. The central tower contained various starfleet facilities and some areas that were not open to the public, near the polar regions. Altus type starbases where heavily armed, containing over a hundred phaser banks and various other weaponry. Altus City, started in 2167 completed in 2175 in Earth orbit, was barely tolerated by United Earth for this reason. Altus city contained many ship yards and was the launch site of the Coronado and other Rockwell type ships.Several other stations such as Bharat City (sometimes called star station India) and New San Diego were constructed in later years. Altus type starbases could house as much as 10 million permanent residents, were governed by an elected civilian municipal government, that ran day to day affairs, in addition to the Flag officer stationed there.

(AR)- In the alternate reality created by the temporal incursion, The Altus type would influence the creation of the Yorktown class, a much larger type of station with a diameter four times as long as the Altus type (64 km).
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 03:19:29 PM »
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 09:21:26 PM »
Great work!
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 09:57:02 AM »
Great work!
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I hope to have a model ready sometime this summer
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 06:04:23 PM »

Started the model. The Coronado is on the the side just to show some scale
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 02:44:53 PM »

finished the main tower and outer rings basic shape. I am ready to begin working on the support pylons connecting the rings to the rotating core of the station.
The Central tower will have a standard deck structure unlike the rest of the station. I still have yet to decide how many pylons there will be and where they will be placed exactly.
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 07:26:48 PM »
This is pretty cool. I love your concept drawings.
Yorktown station in Beyond was one of my favorite parts of that film and one of the few times in a Trek film where my mouth was literally hanging open in awe. So if you can capture even some of that, my hats off to you sir.
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 06:10:46 PM »
Thanks :)
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 11:38:43 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 01:54:21 PM »
Awesome work!

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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2017, 09:11:44 PM »
Awesome work!
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Lol not this time. Last time I think it was partly because of a loose screw that fell into the fan. I also got an extra plugin chill mat thingie this time
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 05:13:35 AM »
It is an inspiring work!

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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 12:23:28 PM »
Thanks :)

Restarted the model yesterday. The base is now 16 km in diameter because i felt that it was getting cramped in there. The tunnels are still the same height and width and are more elaborate. I managed to complete the main pylons. Next is the space dock in the core and the urban areas, and maybe some suspended park areas.


Link to the model https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/9da972bb-f641-438b-b714-2db16a73304d/Altus-City-work-In-progress

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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 12:02:31 PM »

began working on making the buildings for the arms on Altus City. The other starbases will have different themes based on their name e.g. New San Diego will have a resort theme. The rings will feature the same type of buildings for all though. I only have aproximately fifteen to twenty thousand more buildings left for this one (seven thousand five hundred to ten thousand for each side of the arm) :)
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2017, 07:58:13 PM »
I'll be going on hiatus for the month of July. My last year of High School honestly really wore me out (and took most of my sanity) so I'm just gonna finally sleep more than four hours a day, and maybe go to the beach and/or do some urban exploration with my friends, before I start college. I wont be on my computer so here's a symbol I made for Altus City.

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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2017, 08:42:21 AM »
Not a big fan of Starbase Yorktown, still this is great work!

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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2017, 05:53:25 PM »
Awesome work!
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Re: Altus Type Starbase
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 06:54:51 AM »
Not a big fan of Starbase Yorktown, still this is great work!
Awesome work!
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It will probably be a while before I start working on this again since it's not that urgent.
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