Pathfinder Spaceship 2045
The overall design is finished, apart from some minor changes I am calling it finished, so a few details for those who like this kind of information, as always I build to scale.
Height: 260’7 ft
Width: 228’8 ft
Length: 228’8 ft
Here you are my friends the last working I did for the Nautilus
It is the last, I don’t want to explore this any more, but for fellow readers of Aronnax and Conseil odyssey under the sea’s with the irascible Ned Land and the mysterious Captain Nemo, this is the design I now imagine, as much as I love Harper Goff’s Disney design.
The Nautilus Internal Arrangement
The Nautilus is described as having a cylindrical hull 70 meters long and 8 meters in diameter, which I have indicated with this outline, and I could just about fit all the internal settings as described by Jules Verne on one level (the mid section), that could house the cabins of Professor Aronnax (2.5 meters long) which would have room for a simple bunk, writing deck, chair wardrobe and adjoining W.C with show, working back then to Captain Nemo larger room (5 meters long) with a work area and W.C. that could contain a bath.
Moving back we have the salon (10 meters long) with the large portholes for viewing the undersea world, this room doubles for museum, that has art and marine collection of some significant value, next is a dining room (5 meters long) of some elegance and adjoining that is the Library (5 meters long) containing 12,000 books.
We are now at the midpoint of the submarine where you will find a spiral staircase connecting 3 level the size of this central section is not given this area connects to other smaller rooms that house the galley & some storage rooms, where I have placed our other two passengers Ned Land and Conseil as they travel 20,000 leagues under the sea’s, moving further back we have a large W.C or bathhouse for the crew which I have estimated at 12 men can bunk comfortably. Then there is the batteries and engine machine area
Pathfinder Spaceship 2045
First design I done in a while, an early Pathfinder design or perhaps the original (going back to my other design now called the ranger and posted a while ago, This does not have artificial gravity but in this it has the power to keep a consent thrust at 1-G. Fusion rocket perhaps for long-term acceleration in space.. can land on Earth type gravity wells but no much more, inter-system design, not interstellar, I am playing with some ideas of my own, inspired by the recent discoveries over the last few years, I like to try my had at a story and this design could be featured.. perhaps I am being overly optimistic having this design launch in 2045 AD .. but there is hope that we (humanity) will do these things in the future.
The ship is quite tall and multi leveled,, but a small crew,, perhaps 12 or 20 crew personal, but I am given that some thoughts as the design develops
I updated the engines
The main engines are outboard and they have landing struts connect there, clearing the lower section to (maybe has smaller lander pads but also a large hatch and cargo area, landing craft to explore beyond the LZ and to build long term habitats etc ..
changed the engine struts
I have been slowly updating the look of this Blog, when I can as I am having difficulties with my Broadband provider, or rather they have difficulties and I have connection issues,, I hope to have them resolved in a few more days if all goes well.
You may have seen a few changes in the look of the blog, mainly with the text colour in an in attempt to make it a little more interesting to look at.
For those that follow the blog and that may gave gotten many email notification over recent days, I am sorry for that.
I do have some new designs in the works in the Pathfinder Universe I am developing,
Last post for a time, its the summer and its too good to be in doors looking at pixels and polygons, time to spend time in under the sun and go for some long walks.
Enjoy your summer and I hope its healthy and safe for you, but here is my parting images of the design, no textures and as simple as rendering it in its place
More work done with the Ranger, DSV. Patrol ship
I am still working out some aspect of the design and some future designs to add to the fleet, larger Capital ships and support scouts and landing craft..
After reading a few suggestions I touched up this registry and added a little more information specs etc and after recent discussion and issues with Constitution scale I have given one suggested by Doug Drexler 1100+ ft and my own scale based on some work I did with my CGI model, it comes down to deck height and the number of decks, I gave my decks a hight of 10ft keeping with the visual aspects of the stage set, I have no idea what Doug did, perhaps I will ask him in the future
So the deck count I get at the scale I like 1246ft is 25 decks, and this count does look to line up well with windows in my model which I think is close enough not exact but close with some margin for error.. but I also like the description given in my first Star Trek behind the scenes book The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield (Poe) and Gene Roddenberry. 11 decks in the primary hull and 16 decks in the secondary hull which includes the dorsal neck, I get 23 decks which is also supported in Star Trek Encyclopedia, by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda. so I have 2 additional decks, but I was considering that in the dorsal upper section and lower could have taller levels for interconnection machinery, in the top section between the two hulls and in the lower section a turbo elevator maintenance and storage.. anyway they are just two ideas open for discussion
The dimensions of the Constitution-class, 947 feet (289 meters) long for the original configuration and 1,000 feet (305 meters) for the refit-configuration, have been set in stone in time immemorial as far as Star Trek lore is concerned. That being said and oddly enough, neither dimension has actually ever been canonically confirmed, as neither dimension was ever seen or referred to in any of the live-action Star Trek productions.
The original configuration length of 947 feet was first derived from Stephen Edward Poe‘s reference book, The Making of Star Trek, p. 178, and that dimension has been propagated in every subsequent reference work ever since. However, what Poe did not mention was that designer Matt Jefferies had originally produced that graphic in 1967 as a reference for Poe’s employer, model kit company Aluminum Metal Toys for their 1968 second edition retooled USS Enterprise model kit, No. S951 – where the graphic was displayed on the side of the box prior to its publication in the book – and not for the actual Original Series production. Remarkably, the dimension of the starship had been in flux until that time as producer Gene Roddenberry‘s memo of 24 August 1964 evidenced, “We anticipate a final design might see the ship as 200 feet in length, and thus even a 1½-inch scale would give us quite a huge miniature.” This figure, initially accompanied with a crew complement of 203 would actually more or less stand until Jefferies, utilizing his engineering background, recalculated the figures for his design three years later. (The Making of Star Trek, pp. 89, 134)
This opens in my mind some area of exploration and expansion
The Official Star Trek Podcast Fan Film Guidelines
Official Star Trek podcast with John Van Citters Product Development at CBS Consumer Products, managing licensed publications, which included the plethora of Star Trek merchandise, and frequently seen promoting these at Comic-cons and Star Trek conventions.