I've basically refitted my Ascendant class ship with a nice new pair of warp nacelles and a new paint job to create the new USS Excelsior!
The old nacelles that I used for the USS Ascendant weren't actually my design. They were created for an Enterprise concept design by Brian Pimenta, so I wanted to go back and create something of my own for the Excelsior. One of the aspects I really enjoyed on the JJPrise were the little moulded fins at the back of the warp engines, so I've incorporated them here, as well as a flatter wraparound cowing on the front part.
The little pincer type covers at the front were inspired by the Vengeance engines. I just wanted to make them look a bit sleeker though. Finally, the glowing vents at the top were taken from my old redesign of the Vengeance dreadnought ( http://calamitysi.deviantart.com/art/Federation-Dreadnought-Angled-views-377852610 ) I really liked those and I thought that they would fit in well with this design. The little chunky side structures, I envisaged as being some kind of mid-warp booster that could propel the ship to transwarp speeds.
Credits: I used part of the colour table and the top of the bridge module for NCC-1701-A that was created by Tato D. Thanks to him for the use of his excellent work.
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This model is now available to purchase from my Shapeways store. Just follow this link: https://www.shapeways.com/product/L26H3WREH/new-uss-excelsior-kelvin-timeline?optionId=60492568
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