Monday, September 26, 2016

A Small Demonstration...

Let's clarify.

Here's a nice rendering of the eleven footer...


Click on that pic and you'll note it's 947 pixels long, so comparisons will be a snap (1 pixel = 1 foot).

Here's a drawing of the venerable AMT model, circa 1966, and screen accurate to the USS Constellation NCC-1017 (I've put the Discovery's registry on the nacelle for effect)...


Look what happens when we match up the two according to the bridge domes and thickness of the primary hulls...


I think that fits with concept of a similar, older, slightly smaller class of starship, and makes a helluva lot more sense for a ship that a) has a registry in the same range as the established Constellation, and b) is only ten years earlier than the original series.

Discuss.

3 comments:

PFlint said...

I would be curious to see the two scaled to the same overall length.
then I think we would see the saucer on the AMT kit is too small in diameter and too thick at the rim.

ROBT T. APRIL, Captain, SFC said...

Not the point I was going for, but it does further demonstrate that we're dealing with two different starship classes, so there's no problem in using the AMT ship as the Discovery.

David Winfrey said...

Very nice. Strict fidelity to aired data would have the 1017 differing in the shape of its "sub-bridge bubble" and possessed of non-tapered nacelles as well.