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Attack Pattern Gamma Four by overseer Attack Pattern Gamma Four by overseer
Created as a request for :iconturbulence1973:'s Gamma Fleet Operations.

Note: I am aware the by design a Nebula class starship cannot separate it's saucer section at will like the Galaxy class does, only in case of emergency.

However, part of *Turbulence1973's request was that it can and I figured that might potentially be an option. Therefore, this Nebula class has a battle bridge and impulse engines on the stardrive section.

I'm generally not a huge fan of non-canon designs, but in this case it's within the realm of possibility and I guess it works.
;)

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Background: Textured environment (starfield), nebula & asteroids. My work.

Meshes: Nebula class by Flat Eric (modified by me), Galaxy class battle bridge module by Prologic9 (modified by me), Danube class Runabouts by Thomas Slanitz & Peregrine Fighter by Lee Scheinbeim.

Composition: Scene and lighting setup in LW, final composition in PS, including some FX.

Star Trek Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved.

Original size: 2680x1000, 226 layers.

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Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you once again to *TreeClimber for her WIP input and 'quality assurance'. :aww:
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:iconsaucer-level-0:
excellent ideas played-out; and, executed very well.enormous impact, here! saucers are a very great favorite, always SELLS. blend is just-right; for my taste! scale of the object craft' good. backdrop is stunning indeed! it looks so 3D, incidentally: the scattering speckling of rocks/meteorites over the view, is a good-touch, giving real physikal depth to the work! technique is strong, and the colors understating which i like! a nice sense of movement, everywhere, excellent again.
does what is says on-side of-can!
well done overseer, a great success. 101%

hope to see a lot lot more .. a lot of publicity need for "this-one!"
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:iconghostbirdofprey:
GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Awesomesauce.

Shame the Nebula CAN'T do this in canon, because it's a neat idea, and considering its lineage of being related to the Galaxy, I don't see why it shouldn't.  
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AL-Proto Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
It just made me think that all the Nebula class starships were depicted badly. I mean it's the sister's class, share the same basic design. Like the old Constitution and Miranda, though slightly different. Even the semi or non-canon Constitution derived designs.

If it was real life engineering, engineers wouldn't want to make two different hull frame while share the basic design. Sure there are minor tweaks once everything is assembled. But I agree, Nebula should have the same saucer sep ability.
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EmporerXur Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the idea.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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PRprince Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
kool pic didnt think the ambassador class could detach the saucer, and I love your a peregrine-fighter fan, nice touch :P
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
It's not an Ambassador, it's a Nebula class; and it can't really separate in this way. Please read the description underneath the picture for further information if you're at all interested.
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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:icongriffinpyros:
GriffinPyros Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Love it :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks very much.
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:icon1sickbastard:
1sickbastard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
This is probably the most ingenious work involving the Nebula class I've ever seen.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Awesome!:D I've thought of a unique idea, What about a Sovereign class undergoing a saucer separation? It's just a thought.
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:iconghostbirdofprey:
GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
There is actually concept art for that.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, based on the availabe info and technical manuals, all Starfleet vessels have the ability to saucer sep during an emergency. Even the original Constitution class did; however, this is permanent. The saucer section is being severed by explosives in an emergency. The Galaxy class was different in that it could reattach.

So, in theory it could be done, but let's see. I try and stick to canon as much as I can (the above being an exception, due to request).

Thank you very much though!
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:icontwistyguru:
TwistyGuru Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Yes, it's non-canon; so what? It's not that implausible (experimental ship design, perhaps), and the work itself is gorgeous! So, this old Star Fleet Captain is all for it!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, it's not a problem at all, I just like the 'canon Trek' and I think they did a good job. I have no issues with fan based storylines, except some take it a step too far. *Turbulence1973 is not one of those, which is why I don't mind doing artworks for him.

As long as it is within the possibilities of the establishes Trek timeline... I'm good. ;)

And thank you very much!
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S0LARBABY Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome I never considered it could separate. I always thought the nebula class was more beautiful than the galaxy class and this just proves it.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.

Well, it can't separate as such. The way the canon ability goes is that most starfleet ships if they're built with the 'saucer/engineering hull concept', they can jettison the engineering section in case of emergency. That's also the reson why most ships have the impulse engines fixed around the hull (think of the Enterprise/-A for example). The Nebula class is no different.

However, canon-wise the only ship classs that can do separation at will to date is the Galaxy class. In this case though, *Turbulence1973's storyline requires the at-will separation, so I threw something together to make it possible. I guess it's within Starfleet Engineering's prerogative to modify their existing ship classes if the need arises. ;)
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High-Guard Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks awesome! Nicely done!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
You know, I always played that scenario with a broken micro-machine of mine when I was a kid, however only the sensor triangle was seperable ^^'
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, there were all kinds of things you could do with micro machines! The sensor/torpedo pod is interchangable (there are several designs, one looks a little like the radar dish of an AWACS plane). :shrug:
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I have one of the very first micro machine nebula classes, the ones that weren't supposed to be detachable ^^'
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Ah. Well, by design they're not detachable. I just threw this together as part of *Turbulence1973's request, which requires it to be detachable like the Galaxy class. As far as the canon version goes, only in case of emergency can the Nebula saucer jettison the stardrive section. But I guess who knows. I suppose it could be a refit of some kind. ;)
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Screw Canon, we are deviant ;)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, true, to a certain extend! I am, however, not generally a fan of, shall we say 'fan based storylines', because usually they are way to faaar out there or people use their own names as the main character (ego much?)... There really needs to be some merrit and base in 'trek reality' for me to be even remotely interested. After all that is what got me hooked and while I often see some mistakes in the shows, one has to keep in mind that the people that write some storylines are doing their jobs. I can't choose every single assignment that I have job wise either. Plus, you can't please everyone. Ever.

For the same reason that I don't like cross-overs of any kind. I don't think that neither Star Wars, nor Dr Who, BSG, Babylon 5 or anything else have anything to do with Star Trek or with each other and should stay in their own damned universes.

If I watch sci-fi shows then it is because of their respective unique flair and setting. To each their own I say.

To me cross-overs are just silly and make no sense half the time (super heroes included). I also don't like this entire "Star Trek vs. Star Wars" stuff that keeps going on. I'm a Star Trek fan, but that doesn't mean I don't like Star Wars. I don't own a uniform of any kind and probably never will. That's not the kind of fan I am. I'm interested in the show for it's stories, scientific accuracy (within limits, of course) and it's statements regarding current issues. It's inspiring.

Star Wars is the sci-fi version of Lord of the Rings so to speak, so in other words, nice to watch (or read) now and then, but that's about it. But keep it all separate!

But that's only my opinion. Either way, I think I ranted enough for the time being, so....... :shrug:
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:iconturbulence1973:
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad I was able to keep it real enough for you. I actually have the same feelings about a lot of fan fiction believe it or not.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I have nothing against fan fiction as such (was reading an unofficial Firefly novel recently that was quite well written).

What annoys me is when people self-righteously think they need to bend Star Trek into something different, completely disregard the established history (which is a very long timeline) and on top of that have the audacity to complain that Gene Roddenberry obviously didn't do it right. While I

The man had the IDEA. If people don't like it, their problem. Drives me nuts. I have no issues with creativity, having a part of a storyline play out differently, or tell the story of a part of a fleet (like you do), that's perfectly fine. That's what the shows do. We see certain crews, stations, ships, not all.

But when people disregard the Federation, create something completely new and, worse, apply their bad acting on top of it... creativity or not, that I can't handle. But that's also only my opinion. People can do what ever they want, just don't expect me to like it (bit like Religion, bu that's another conversation entirely). ;)
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Ranting is awwright.

But yeah, I definitely agree to your points. Especially on the point about crossovers. :nod:

unless ...

it's done this way: [link]
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Ha... well, I look at that movie as a 'parallel universe'. That way I can justify it. Only that way......

As for cross overs, I just found this: [link]

I think I could potentially endorse that kind of badassery (last picture!), but there is always one exception. ;)
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warman546 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it can separate
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Not by canon design (unless in case of emergency), but I modified a Nebula class for *Turbulence1973's request, so that it can.
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
my GOD U BLEW MY MIND
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I hope there wasn't any permanent damage?! :O_o: ;)
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well it just amazes me
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I have no problem with that! :)
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
can u do one with excelcisor
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
What exactly do you have in mind? :confused:
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MotoTsume Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, full of action
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice idea! I like the way you've done this!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, but the credit for the idea goes to *Turbulence1973. I've just created this composition based on his idea. :shrug: ;)
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jurgentreep Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
now this is what you call art
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. I don't generally call my own stuff anything, but I'm glad you think so.
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:iconturbulence1973:
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I truly love how this came out! Thank you so much for humoring my separation request. You made this look so amazing.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure thing! No problem at all. Was fun as always and well, it's within the possibilities. ;)
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:iconturbulence1973:
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad. Think you might try the second request?
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Already working on it.
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