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USS Hammer - sketch by DonMeiklejohn USS Hammer - sketch by DonMeiklejohn
The idea of this ship ship started with the action of the nacelles rotating so to deploy the weapons arms as well as conceal the nacelles from any damage. The rest of the ship was built around it.
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Han-Olo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member
Mean Machine. With so many gun ports it must be flown by android crew. ;)

Very beautiful and original instead of decillion rework of some Enterprise
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RazielSarafan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
it looks to me like you mixed the defiant class, intrepid class, ushaan class and saber class together
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I was trying to come up with a design for a larger starship that used the advancements of the Defiant and Voyager
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highwindwarrior1988 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Needs to be in Star Trek Online!!!!
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the compliment!
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highwindwarrior1988 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YUP! ^^
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Jesse220 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
That looks tough
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Deathwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks cool, kind of reminds me of the jem'hadar ship but backwards.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Yeah I didnt even see that!
I was basing it on the Catamaran hull and then add some nacelles and there she is :-)
I designed it to be the next stage of design to bridge between the Defiant and a Intrepid class ship.
There was a different version which turned out very, very bad!
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LeoN1981 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Writer
Looks like the Federation is taking designs from the Klingon's.  It also looks like the bridge module is warp capable.  Was that intentional?  It would be fitting with the design elements; like one large escape pod holding the majority of the senior staff.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes the bridge was to be and ejectable section - loosely based on the runabout design but much larger.
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LeoN1981 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Writer
From what I understand the bridge on Federation vessels are built separate from the rest of the saucer and can be switched out fairly easily; the same is true for battle-bridges.  Adding warp nacelles is logical step up from there.  They don't have to be obvious, though - the nacelles could be set on fold-out pylons.
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PRprince Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
wow great detail, if more people had your talent, then colored pencil drawings would be 10x more popular.

great details ,is it fair to say that this stye of drawing lends itself to details more than 3d models?

Id love to see a peregrine fighter drawn with this kind of detail.
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mrgreene23 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great design!!!
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MichaelRahl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Awesome. I can definitely see this being a mainstream Federation warship. I really like the detailing.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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samtc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, makes some of the stupid of Voyager worthwhile.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Defiant's replacement.
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RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn Straight!
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
That is very interesting. Almost like an Orion Marauder mixed with a Runabout or Akira class. Works very well and I really like it!
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet design, runabout's bigger nastier sister.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks buddy
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Seeras Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WoW!
Very nice Design. =)
is it an escort vessel ?
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is an Escort Vessel - size being midway between the USS Defiant and USS Voyager.
Developed after the borg incursion at Wolf 359 and after the itial shakedown of the Defiant.
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yankee30 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice

Is that a Danube class runabout I see hiding atop her on
the Starboard side dorsal ?
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Gondrabur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I really like your design. I think you should enter this contest [link]
It would be great if you win.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment- I will try and think up something in time.
And have you seen some of the entries being submitted? They are just using other peoples designs as their own.
Im sure whatever design they go with will be fantastic...are you going to enter?
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Gondrabur Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Oh that are great news, I wish you luck and will vote for you. ;)
Yeah some entries are just weird, i mean submitting pictures of the original ships from the franchise? That's just low. And using other peoples work is the worst that they can do.
Hopefully they will make a good decision.
I think I'm not talented enough at designing ships also I'm really bad at drawing :D
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have to give it a shot though...I am working on one now so keep your eyes peeled!
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KevMullen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Wow, that is Badass
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Jepray Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i like the over all design...
but...
Watch your angles and perspective, your starboard nacelle is bigger than the port when it should be smaller... its the little things that tweak a pic...the bridge should be move a tiny but to to port to center it in the groove down the center hull...or it looks to be shifted to starboard... love the detail levels but it is a very complex shape... the devil's in the details...

hope that helps, i love the design...
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GregStitz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Sketch? lol
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Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Great design! Would you mind if I took a crack at modeling this if i get the time?
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it - be happy to see what you come up with!
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S0LARBABY Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
brilliant design
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I always try to do something different from the usual saucer and 2 nacelle look.
And I like your designs too - you are also making a break from the traditional layout but still keeping that star trek look....very nice
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BJ-O23 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool design! Very different. I like the way you think outside the box.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the compliment...really appreciate it!
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Joran-Belar Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, i love that Design. Please make more of such Ships.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the compliment - I like the way it turned out too!
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