Rapidly building a design from scratch

Apologies for missing Thursday’s update. I was quite busy that day.

Anyway. So this is the second ship I’m designing for Starfleet’s Path to 2265. It is required for Chapter 2, and it’s a small UESPA ship designed to fill a void.

UESPA-20 (SS Polaris) of 2085.

The design borrows some elements from Masao Okazaki’s designs at The Starfleet Museum, with the nose being inspired by the Bison-class and its offshoots. But the rest of the design is still overall primitive compared to any 2150s ship. The design is not complex, and was developed very quickly. It actually started as two different design concepts I made about a month ago in preparation for its eventual inclusion in Chapter 2. My spec called for a small UESPA ship designed to be fast for its era and undertake early escort duties. As long as the ship was small, there were no real size specifications.

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Original study drawings

Yesterday (after a month of waiting), I finally continued with the design by computerizing both drawings into scaled models with fixed deck heights. Minor design adjustments were made.

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CAD designs (2D Design V2)

And now today, I jumped straight onto detail with the second model married to the upper structure of the first model. The nacelle was also moved to the vertical center of the ship

polaris_stage_3

I tried to project a small design via large windows, and I made the design seem long to convey a seek and fast design. Hopefully, it will be finished in time for the next Thursday update!

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