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Wherever these two ladies go, they kick ass!


Galaxy class by Prologic9
Sovereign class by Paul Trenkler
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:iconbasestar8002:
basestar8002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Excalibur and Enterprise.
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:iconcwjohnson:
cwjohnson Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I love pics like this. Two of the most beautiful ships flying side by side.
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:iconthesunglasskid:
TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now is that D or another Galaxy class ship?
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:iconboreinotwilight:
Boreinotwilight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Very lovely. I kinda miss them.
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Aseika Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminded me of the movie the undiscovered contury (6) where kirks enterprise and the sulu's excelsiors ship was side by side.
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Night-Miner Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Personally I never really like the Galaxy class, but the Sovereign class looked seriously cool.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I like both!
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:iconnight-miner:
Night-Miner Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
To me the Galaxy class always had the feel of an exploration/consoler/jack-of-all-trades ship, the Sovereign class (while still under-gunned - in my opinion) had a harder tougher edge to her.

Realistically what the Federation lacks is a proper war vessel.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
They have one. It's called the USS Polaris :D
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:iconnight-miner:
Night-Miner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Seen images of it but don't know details of it.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Look for my Polaris writings. It's actually a ship with what you'd call a white trash crew. The poor everymen who stand against the Federation's corrupt policies and have the means to do it.
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:iconnight-miner:
Night-Miner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Well that's slightly better, although I was talking about within canon - where the Sovereign seems about as close to a warship as they've got.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
And the Defiant?
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PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Galaxy and Sovereign rock! DO you think you can do the Excalibur-class? It looks like a 24th century style Constitution
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Excalibur? I have a ship named Excalibur, but it looks like a Sovereign on steroids.
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PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
It's in the new Star Trek Online game. I haven't played it but the ship design is cool
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Those two are a total win-win!
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Agreed!
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gopotter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Writer
They most certainly do.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Indeed.
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chasef Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been waiting for an image like this. Perfect, Dave! Awesome job :) They're two fine ladies indeed ^^
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
:D I'm glad you like it :D
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kuckuk333 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
my only criticism is: the engineeringhull of the D could use some more light.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I tried to match the light settings, this was the best I was able to manage.
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:iconkuckuk333:
kuckuk333 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
nobody's perfect. like it though.
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:iconconquest79:
conquest79 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
very nice ^^.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen these two classes of ship side by side before, thanks for making this amazing pic Dave :D
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
:D I'm glad you like it :D
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XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now this is a render!

spot on with the anti aliasing, no blurriness, and both galaxy class and sovereign to boot!

excellent work!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
:D Thank you :D
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:iconherr-garrett:
herr-garrett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Engage!
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Make it so!
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Cascade73811 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Outstanding! This picture to me looks like either a pre-battle cruise or a victory cruise after a battle. Either way, those two ships look amazing together.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Or the two are on a date :D
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Cascade73811 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Ooooo, fun! I can guess as to where this may lead!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
But... wait a minute... all ships are females... LEZZIES!
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Moonshadow1968 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Tell them to rent a berth at the nearest spacedock.
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Cascade73811 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Only if you want it to be... but for the most part, sure. I was thinking they were just having a good time. Maybe they could play dress-up or something... Ah I'm not sure. Have fun though.
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Night-Forager Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010   General Artist
Great work! Both ships are fantastic.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thank you!
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marriedman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Everytime I see your renders of Enterprise D I am just awestruck. That is my favorite of all the iterations of the Enterprise. Easily the most gracefull of all. You keep making them, I'll keep faving and saving them!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like them!
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Spacecowboytv Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How many decks does a Galaxy Class ship have over a Soverign class? I thought the Soverign was bigger at 28 Decks, but I could be wrong. I know its longer though right?
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Moonshadow1968 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Galaxy class has 42 decks, while there's some contradiction about the decks of a Soveriegn. Either 24 or 28.
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Spacecowboytv Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, hey do you mind if I nerd out on you for a second? I am watching DS9 for the first time and noticed that the Defiant is considered a war ship, but in First Contact the Enterprise was like Uber Powerful, is the Soveriegn class a war ship class as well?
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Moonshadow1968 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The defiant was originally designed for either the Borg or the Dominion invasions. I can't remember which. Basically, the difference between the Defiant class ships and the Sovereign class Enterprise is that the Defiant is all guns and engines. She comes in and does what needs to be done. Basically, like the Ghostbusters - We came, we saw, we kicked its ass. The Sovereign class are heavy cruisers/explorers, like the predecessors - the Galaxy class. The defiant has no frills, no luxuries...she's a gunboat, nothing else. So, yes, she's a warship. The current Enterprise's mission is much more complex. Her mission is the same as all the other Enterprises before her - to boldly go...etc...

But at the same time, the Enterprise can host diplomatic receptions, scientific research, kick ass and take names, and so forth. She has all the amenities and facilities for the various mission types.

There's a line in Star Trek Insurrection where Picard, on his way to a diplomatic reception, says, "Anyone remember when we used to be explorers?"

As for the Enterprise being uber-powerful, well, there's always a bigger fish. She went toe to toe against the Borg and survived, then later went toe to toe with the Reman warship Scimitar and all but got her metal clad ass kicked. The only way Picard was able to even begin to slow down the Scimitar was by point blank ramming her. He was outgunned and outclassed by a wide margin. The Scimitar was like the evil bastard love child of a union between the Defiant and the Enterprise and then hopped up on some serious steroids. As Picard said - "She's a predator."
Then again, even the Death Star - both of them, were taken down by smaller ships, which proves the old adage of "its not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, its the size of the fight in the dog."
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DocWolph Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
The Sovereign-Class is longer
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Spacecowboytv Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet, thanks
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
The Galaxy has 42 decks.
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