U.S.S. Reliant - NCC-1864

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by bgt01, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    You know my respect for your work is unparalleled. This is probably one of my favorite Star Trek ships, and you did a fantastic job on designing it. Makino, superb job on the construction of it! :)
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  2. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

    Thanks much @zathros . I'm probably going to do at least one more as the Miranda. I already have the file altered for it.:vulcan:
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  3. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Fantastic! I built this one myself awhile ago, came out terrible :( All the faults you picked up (saucer bubbled, warp nacelles twisted & overall flimsy model). This looks fantastic and the tutorial makes me want to give the Reliant another go! (going to do Defiant 1:400 this weekend though :))
  4. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    The Miranda class ships seem more realistic too me, than nacelles hanging off of long thin arms. :)
  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    But, Zathros, don't forget in the absence of gravity the supports we see on the Enterprise, etc would only have to be strong enough to handle the load of the nacelle itself :)

    I still like the Miranda's though :)
  6. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Inertia is the problem, not gravity. Gravity would be easier to overcome. Of course, Star Trek, and Star Wars, unlike Battlestar Galactica, and Babylon 5, had universes where inertia didn't exist. Their craft fought like "airplanes" in space. Nitpicking, and I do like Star Trek, just takes a bit more of a "suspension of reality". The clip below, @ 1:57 minutes shows some of the best inertia displayed in fighting scenes, IMHO. :)

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  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    LOL, point taken, it's very true what you say :) But, lets face it, those massive fleet actions we see in Star Trek & WW2 style dogfights in Star Wars (which Lucas wanted :)) would not look as good if inertia was factored in.

    Do you know who composed the soundtrack? It's sounds like Ramin Djawadi

    Cool clip!
  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I am a BSG fan. The scene where Apollo attacked the Cylon Tyllium factory, where he comes in full tilt boogei, flips the bird the exact opposite direction, the, through the use of the control jets, flies through the tunnels, comes up on deck, and hugs the surface, all the inertia held tight. I could not find that clip. I think it was removed. It is awesome. Of course, if you can control gravity, then who's to say that flying them around like atmospheric ships would not be possible? :)
  9. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    This was a great build thread, with plenty of pics and detail.

    Great job and thanks for sharing it!

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