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Hermes class USS Spaker by davemetlesits Hermes class USS Spaker by davemetlesits
When I did the Saladin, someone pointed out that I missed the Hermes. Here she is.

She is basically a "production" version of the Saladin, without the Doppelgänger Warp Drive - no need for it with the upgraded engine - and less weapons. Speed is the issue here, not firepower, given that the Hermes is a scout.


Mesh by me
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austinthegallade Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
scout ships are sometimes the most important ships ever
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gopotter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Writer
Because 1 warp nacelle is enough when you want something cheep
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Indeed.
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Patriot1776 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
How many months of fuel do these scoutships have? Not much as I figure 1/3 of the saucer section is taken up by the warp reactor and M/A tanks, leading to why also there's not a lot of crew aboard.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I think these small ships go on one-year missions.
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Patriot1776 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Unless they rotate from starbase to starbase during their missions, that leads me to believe they are built close to where they are most likely going to be needed, as it sounds like it would take too long for a ship built a long ways off from somewhere to travel there for a mission, stopping at starbases a couple of times just to refuel and resupply.

Its possible too that Starfleet puts together a string of mission for these ships to do after building them that the completion of effectively keeps them bouncing around from place to place and so their missions may be assigned in 'cycles' so the crew doesn't spend years and years away from wherever their loved ones are.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Makes sense.
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Soliquid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Do you draw those UFOs by yourself or how can you do those :o

And yes, they look great!:)
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank oyu very much!

I'm doing them with 3DS Max.
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Soliquid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Okay :) You are handy.
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MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Cool model Dave!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Thank you!
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Coresk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Oooh, Hermes class is nice :D Small and simple :3
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
The First Fleet's second most numerous ship, after the Saladin.
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Coresk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I would actually prefer a Miranda class ship... If I were ever to "choose". Or at least some sorta Miranda variation.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Forbidden to Member Fleets. Light cruisers are the biggest they can get and Mirandas are Medium cruisers. The First Fleet's biggest ship is actually the Pallada class.
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Coresk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
What about the Federation class? O.o
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Would any sane Feddie give us the big gun? Nooo....
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Coresk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
hehe
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TMA-2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Sweet! These single engine TOS designs gat far too little coverage in pictures I think yet for us RPGers the single nacelle designs are the most commonly used because on average they require a smaller crew and make a more controleable environment for just a small bunch of players.

Theres only one thing I've noticed here that seems a little odd, perhaps its something and nothing but why is the saucer section seemingly ready for the scrap yard, it being so gritty and weathered yet the neck and nacele seem almost brand new?
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
All the textures are based upon one core texture. So all of them are gritty.
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karanua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why have you put a main gangway on a ship with that saucer? Its completely different structurally inside, it won't support one.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
The Tamerlane is like this in the comic...
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karanua Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which frame of which comic? lol, the Tamerlane changes more than a millionaire hookers undergarments.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
It's like the lowest common denominator of the frames.
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IDKGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
The Hermes and Saladin Classes are based on the Constitution Class, (see my gallery for more details), if you mean the support pylon then yes it does (the warp necelle has to be accessed, you know maintenance/repairs etc), the docking port on the rim of the saucer primary hull, would be totally logical, especially during docking at a spaceport/orbital starbase.
It would also be used when two ships dock (it does happen) it saves all the energy expenditure of transporting.
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karanua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the port on the saucer -= its not on the deckplans, that particular section is storage on the lower desck and crew quarters on the upper. I think I'd have noticed any airlock in that region and modelled it it.
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IDKGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
The Airlock/docking port is Dave's idea, strictly non-canon, but then again the Saladin and Hermes classes have had a rough ride on and off, when the Star Trek Starfleet Technical Manual was first released, they were, then Gene Roddenberry de-canonised it (along with the Animated series - which HE produced), nevertheless the FX guys managed to sneak them in during The Wrath of Khan, and two members of the Hermes were mentioned in TMP.

Just put it down to "artistic" licence!
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karanua Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats not really what I was getting at - what I merant from the beginning is the saladin/ hermes has a two main deck saucer much like the conny and ptolomy classes - that port is two decks high so whats bracing it structurally?
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IDKGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Yes see your point now, actually its too big! I think you'd better tell Dave its overscale/sized!
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karanua Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should have made myself clear from the start, its like people using the saucer nav deflector as a VIP lounge, what do they do on saucer sep throw all the furniture out and repurpose it? I really wish people would at least look at stuff first if possible. The "official" conny internals are on google images as are ther A model's and seeing as all the class one derivatives at least share the same internal bracing (most definatly not so internal purposing) of the common shared elements going around ad-libbing is just asking for questions. By the purposing I mean if you look at a scouts saucer, it and the tug have shuttlebays in the saucer (not landingbays just shuttlebays) where the conny has its aux bridge and aux computers. Sorry for crap spelling, I'm dosed up to the eyeballs with morphine.
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IDKGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Don't worry about it, I can read it :-)

One thing I have learned about Star Trek ships, is that they DON'T stay the same, there are so many variations on the same thing it gets VERY confusing (and a little annoying). It seems everyone has a tweak, on the basic design, another thing I noticed is, that the majority of the illustrations have been done - post TOS, which have lead to some confusion, for instance - look at the humble 'Photon Torpedo'. Originally it was an energy weapon, but from TMP onwards, it became a rectangular 1 1/2 meter long cased weapon.
Its just me I guess, I've got used to all the constant changes, it is frustrating, but that I'm afraid is Trek!

One last thing hope you get well soon :-)
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XHINZON Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Franz Joseph would be proud! Love it, Dave!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Thank you very much!
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XHINZON Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome!
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GregStitz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yay the Hermes. Dave have you seen that new ship I'm working on?
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
The TMP one? Looks nice.
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GregStitz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thanks
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