Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Starfleet USS. TYCHO W-I-P by ghshaw Starfleet USS. TYCHO W-I-P by ghshaw
Time for another star trek piece! Except this time, figured I'd make my own starfleet vessel! :D
For all you Star Trek nerds like me out there, I wanted to make something about the same period as the Enterprise E (if not slightly newer); about the same size as, but cooler than the Nova class (USS. Equinox from ST: Voyager); and that could pack a whallop.
So far I'm really liking this one! Its a work in progress, so I'll be adding a background or different views later on.

I've always wanted to make my own Starfleet starship... :D
So here she is: The USS. TYCHO, a true-blue next generation starfleet interceptor to replace the Nova class! :D
Add a Comment:
LemurianGuard Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
That is probably the coolest looking federation ship design I've ever seen.
OdysseySlipways Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
looks like a nice ship and has the looks for the making of kit
Ztrl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
That looks fantastic. You should submit it to the STO team and see if they will add it to the game.
psiandco Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Writer
This is very cool. I look forward to the updates.
Loengard Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013

Very nice ship. Could you draw this vessel in other perspectives, please?
Max-Jonas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your own starfleet vessel - and I hope it won't be the last!
Excellent drawing, as it is not easy to get all the detail in this angle right.
It's a fresh but realistic Star Trek ship. Brilliant!
And again: I want to see more :) :)
TCB-Starships Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Far out ship!
ClefJ Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a Great design.
ghshaw Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Thank you guys so much! :D
jawa808 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Very cool design
TheApprentice225 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I really love this. You should enter it in that USS Enterprise F contest for the next Enterprise.
lifeisbutavapor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh... this is incredible. I like how these ships are pencil drawn.
ghshaw Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thank you guys for the feedback! Sorry I've been away from deviant art for a while, but I've got some more stuff to upload soon :D. And thank you so much Tuskin38- That wasn't me, and I wasn't sure how to report it (although I do play STO regularily), so I submitted it again under my name. That oughta' sabotage them pretty good. :D
Anyways, thanks for the heads up! :)
Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Someone uploaded this ship to the design the Enterprise contest on STO, if that wasn't you I suggest to report it.
Devro1962 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is one of the cooler designs I've seen here. I really like it. Would love to see a fully rendered version of it. :-)
Li-Clark Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Does it have slipstream capability?
Songue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Wow! This Tycho is Psycho!


Ok, bad pun, I deserve my critics...

Still, it's a fine looking vessel you got there.
GhostRider2007 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Oooooooo...I like that!
ghshaw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Thank you guys again! The orthographic views are still whooping me, but I'm working on them. :)
And yes, that is a good point- i guess i kinda misjudged the size. Maybe a crew of 40?
Galen82 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Lovely design. Small, sleek and deadly!
Keiichi-K1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
A very nice design indeed. I would imagine this would be designated a Destroyer, but maneuverable as a Fast Frigate, correct?

From the looks of her, she's only got four or five decks. I would advise some re-thinking of the crew compliment. Unless the crew sleeps in barracks, it would be very tough to fit them all in there, I would imagine.
keiku Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
I favorite this a while back but when I saw this again I notice how nice a ship this was.
ghshaw Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Wow! Thanks a bunch you guys! I'm really glad you like her!
As far as specs go, she's a pretty small ship relatively (about the same size as the Nova).
Here are the tentative specs (subject to future change of course):

Maximum warp: Warp 9.998
Impulse: (about as fast as the Defiant, but a tad less maneuverable)
Crew compliment: 80 persons
Total compliment: 160 person maximum
1 Shuttle bay, with one shuttlecraft (varies depending on assignment)
Shielding: (slightly less than the Intrepid class, but with a much faster regeneration rate)
2 tractor beam projectors (one fore and one aft)
1 main cargo bay (adjacent to the shuttle bay)
10 phaser arrays (3 dorsal saucer, 2 ventral saucer, 2 dorsal secondary hull, 3 ventral secondary hull)
4 forward photon torpedo tubes (rollbar)
1 quantum torpedo turret (3 torpedo volleys)
2 aft photon torpedo tubes
Total torpedo compliment:
120 Photon torpedoes
100 Quantum torpedoes

Beyond that, I'll have to do some research into the proper Trek terms for Phasers (type IX,X, etc.) and whatnot, but those are the basics.
She's geared more towards combat than anything else- similar to the Defiant in that its one of Starfleet's only dedicated warships.

As for details, well, here's a rough first draft:
Being a destroyer in class (?), the Tycho sacrifices crew facilities and scientific equipment for an over-sized warp core and the various weapon systems. The ship has 2 small holo-decks, one small observation lounge, and one main galley. Crew quarters are somewhat spartan, with 2 crew members sharing a room of about (5 X 2.5) meters. In emergencies, or under special circumstances, these quarters can be readily made to house 4 crewmembers/passengers each. But it does get pretty cramped pretty quick.

Distinguishing features:
-the Bridge is housed in the usual starfleet position, but is actually a good meter lower than it appears. This is due to the half meter thick armor plate that protects the Bridge in addition to the standard hull plating.
-the Tycho's warp nacelles are experimental. While quite swift at warp, the Tycho isn't geared towards raw speed. Instead, her warp nacelles are designed to allow a nearly instantaneous jump to warp- a charge up time of 1.5 seconds. In emergency conditions, this jump can be made in 1.2 seconds, but with moderate to severe strain being put on the hull.

Hope I didn't geek anyone out! Just throwing ideas out. :)
Snazz84 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice design, reminds me a little of that Titan design, but a lot more streamlined and better proportioned.
Wolfcrest1701 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome Design, would you have specs for her, as in crew capacity and all that jazz?
TheApprentice225 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
LOL you monster! Replacing the Nova class? You're evil!!! Cool ship though. I like the nacells alot.

Nova class forever!!!
TiberiuZ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
You know your crazy right? This ship looks amazing! Nice work man, I love it!
ghshaw Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thank you guys! I'm glad you like her! And no, not yet on the orthographic views... but with any luck, very soon! :D
Fenix86 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely an elegant ship, have you any Orthographic views of her?
Kfogg19 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Nicely done, :thumbsup:
KittieShaufer Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Wow. That is a reallynic looking ship. Almost looks like an earlier design for the Premonition Class in the game Star Trek Armada.

I might have to make a 3D model for this ship.

:+fav: =^.^=
Damon1984 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job! I really like the design. :)
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
May 14, 2008
Image Size
984 KB


11,490 (1 today)
121 (who?)

Camera Data

MP210 series