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Federation Carrier Starship USS Valkyrie Bridge 3 by calamitySi Federation Carrier Starship USS Valkyrie Bridge 3 by calamitySi
This is the bridge for my Federation Carrier ship, the U.S.S. Valkyrie.

This is without a doubt, the largest and most ambitious bridge that I have ever attempted to date. The Valkyrie is a massive carrier starship, so I wanted to reflect that with a huge bridge with loads of work stations. As this is set in the post-Nemesis era, I have updated the consoles to include floating holographic displays. The bridge also has a large holographic tactical situation table at the front, where officers can get real-time tactical displays of their current situation. The Captain's chair and pilot stations are on a raised platform which is accessed from the rear turbolift by a bridge/walkway. Under the walkway is the engineering 'pit' (similar to the one featured in DS9's Ops, where engineers can access vital systems.  I made two versions, one  'closed roof' version and also an 'open roof' version so that the general layout is more visible. Created in Sketchup and rendered in Kerkythea.

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MasterAresius Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
While it certainly *looks* Star Trek-y Federation-esque, it doesn't *feel* remotely Starfleet....
kb7rky Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
"That's a big ship"

"Not nearly as big as her captain"

Crossgenesis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome picture. Are you going to make a diagram of what every station controls/is?
calamitySi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Nope. Too much work. LOL!
Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
This is very cool! :) (Smile) Clap 
calamitySi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I was a bit nervous about how well this would be received, but I'm so glad you all like it.
Mysterio2013 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Gorgeous and superb work!
misfit-geek Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is smart thinking. 
Kirtemor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this bridge. I thought this would make a great bridge for my Saratoga Class Carrier as well. :) If it were the standard modular design. 
NeoChandler Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beam me up, Scotty. This is great.
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016

Awesome bridge you made, I think I like it.
GermanPete Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I ocassionally dabble in sketchup myself so huge applause for creating something this complex. That must've been a ton of work!
Somethings odd about the shadows, though. Are you using two light sources? The way I know sketchup all shadows fall in one direction and the barriers around the holo table are not.

Design wise I would rather built my carrier operations center (to control the flight operations) and the bridge (to control the ship and the immediate battlezone around it) separate but that's personal choice, I guess. This way here you won't have communication problems when the flight ops suddenly realizes that the single scout they ignored was a cloaked swarm of bombers and the message gets lost somewhere along the way to the bridge.
DCJBeers Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Well done!
Jonot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
I take it that is the captain inspecting his bridge.
calamitySi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Indeed! :-)
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