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Rockwell anyone...
« on: July 04, 2010, 06:40:54 pm »
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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 07:30:01 pm »
as in Dean Stockwell?
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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 08:52:55 pm »

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 11:17:11 pm »
The guy who played one of the Cylons in the new bsg, and was in Quantum Leap... Wondered where the name came from, really.

Great design, as always. I like the keel. Reminds me of part-FASA and part Fandom timeship.
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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 02:43:21 am »
Reminds me of this FASA illustration, suspected to be the Mosby class:

http://www.anzwers.org/free/fasa/TheFasaUnknownShips/mosbyclass.jpg

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 06:55:22 am »
the Ship is named in honour of Willard Rockwell who (with some others)founded Rockwell international...  The guys who brought us the Spaceshuttle, B1 series Bombers, A6 Vigilante, and through their sub-companies (such as North American Aviation) produced the P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre,  and others.

I do not have a class name for the ship yet... But I am pondering it.
The ship stands as about 360m in length, and does support an intergrated nacelle concept in conjunction with the more typical nacelle on a pylon.  The "keel" has a sensor suite on its lower pod and a stacked 3 port torpedo/missile/probe launcher just above the sensor.  Finally, the shuttlebay is located in the aft section of the keel, just below the hull line.

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 09:43:19 am »
Ah yes, the A-6...now that was a cool lookin' aircraft!

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 11:08:34 am »
Cool design Atolm.

As you are doing your usual tease and not giving us other angles at first I'll just wait patiently..  ;)

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 05:31:48 pm »
as always, Thnx mates

Anduril, always a pleasure sir ;)
I did not think a design like this really warranted more views, but if you insist...
Here's a Forward perspective:


Actual Size:
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1399/federationussrockwell01.jpg

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2010, 06:01:23 pm »
Nice :notworthy:  it could use a more fancy bridge in my opinion though ;).
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010, 06:19:45 pm »
I'm really surprised people haven't commented on the neato deflector, or the integrated centerline nacelle. Awesome.
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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2010, 08:23:28 pm »
Now that you mention it, it does look like Direct TV has 23rd century subscribers ...

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 06:25:53 pm »
Thanks Atolm,
I can envision most of these drawings from a side view.  I just like other views.  And seeing as I don't have your gift when it comes to this kind of thing I badger, cajole or whine till I get more.

It would make an excellent looking ship in any game.  Lit up just right it would be a fun time visually flying up on at and just admiring.

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010, 11:23:42 am »
Looks like a combination of FASA Trek meets Starblazers (anime series).
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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010, 05:20:09 pm »
It isn't a timeship is it? The bottom fin looks evocative of the design.

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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010, 06:08:35 pm »
Thanks everyone
Anduril, I haven't forgot the dorsal view, I just haven't drawn (no pun intended) up the spare time, and i need to locate my blasted compass...
It isn't a timeship is it? The bottom fin looks evocative of the design.
no mate, possessing a keel, is not indicative of time travel...  Besides, aren't all fed ships capable time travel by default?

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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2010, 01:48:36 am »
capable? yes I suppose, but they weren't designed to. I guess the Lynx was designed with such a nacelle arrangement to make the 'cold start warp' method of time travel (TOS: Naked Time) more efficient/effective.  The long keel and single nacelle of the rockwell reminded me of this design, is all. I think I've seen that same kind of keel on another kind of spaceship, but I think it might have been outside of star trek *shrug*

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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2010, 03:44:39 pm »
capable? yes I suppose, but they weren't designed to. I guess the Lynx was designed with such a nacelle arrangement to make the 'cold start warp' method of time travel (TOS: Naked Time) more efficient/effective.  The long keel and single nacelle of the rockwell reminded me of this design, is all. I think I've seen that same kind of keel on another kind of spaceship, but I think it might have been outside of star trek *shrug*
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2010, 11:15:28 pm »
Tossing out some tech thoughts  :-[ . I see a test bed for a heavy phaser . Long neck so the test weapon dont kill the crew or ship and hull warp for extra power .  :angel: It would rock to see the glow and shine of this design in any game!
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Re: Rockwell anyone...
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2010, 01:26:13 pm »
Hello Atolm-Rising,

I really like your ship design do you have any more? I would really like to build this for sfc if you are happy for me to have a go at it.