Smaller, just as tough and just as battle-hardened as the Defiant, this is the Valiant Class - a forerunner to the Defiant Class.
This was originally done by Major Payne and was actually released here on Legacy Files. So in that respect, this is a higher quality version of the Major's work, thus you could say it is an upgrade or version 1.1 but done by yopyop.
The ship is a great design and I know I always say it but it reminds me of a Defiant with a distinctive Peregrine Class look about it. This does include all the Legacy features such as glows and specs but the only real nitpick is the texturing is still lacking some distinctness or precision (i.e. they don't really stand out too much, but that's only my opinion). However I do like the coloring of the textures, especially the forward deflector-dish area.
The model itself is pretty decent although a bit blocky (whether by design or not), and has some nice features pinned on to it, such as the bridge which looks sweet and the aft-winglets adjacent to the engines.
It is definitely an improvement for it's predecessor in Legacy and shows good skill and creativity from the modder.
Good job :thumbsup:
- IKS -
Valiant Class Testbed --------------------- History ------- This vessel class is to be considered as canon due to the original intension that this would be used as the Defiant (which was later changed for the ship design that is known from DS9). As with the Defiant Class this vessel is heavily armed and armoured. Although it is classified as being an "Escort" vessel it is actually designated as a warship. She is something like a defiant Testship/Prototype and is armed with 2 Fwd. Pulse Phaser Cannons, 1Fwd. Cruiser Photon and 1 Aft. Destroyer Photon. She is also capable of cloaking. She is around 106m in size (66% of a Defiant). Credits ------- - Original model and textures created by jorg gerlach. Distribution is done via www.startrekaustralia.com - This medium poly mesh built by Major A Payne with textures created from renderings of the above high poly CGI model. - Additional Textures, Meshes and Hardpoints done by yopyop Disclaimer ---------- You download this model and its associated texture files with the following understanding: 1) That you will not distribute any part of this zip in any capacity for any means of profit. 2) That you will refrain from editing any part of the mesh and/or textures without permission from the original creator of this work. 3) Any image usage or reconversions/additional usage will carry the above credits. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USAGE ----------------------------- The terms and conditions below are specific to this model (3ds and 3dmax files), and texture set (TGA and BMP files). These terms and conditions are also specific to any break model, additional texture files which are based on the original and other additional files which are added for the actual mod which this is assumed for: 1) You will not, under any circumstances, convert this model to any other game format. This includes, but is not limited to: Bridge Commander, Star Trek Armada 1, Star Trek Armada 2, Freelancer/Starlancer, Haegemonia (and its expansion pack), HomeWorld 1 or 2 (or any of the available expansions). 2) Whilst condition one covers publically made mods, or conversions using the files within this archive, private conversions are strictly allowed, only if the private conversion will, in no way, be released publically via any medium (CD/DVD), or via any forum/website which can be linked directly. 3) This model file is only to be converted and release, publically, in the MOD model format which is a part of the StarFleet Command series of games. 4) Outalance Shipyard (located at: http://outalance.battleclinic.com/index.php) Has been granted sole permission to host this model and its texture files. Permission is not granted for any other site for hosting purposes. Be warned. That should ANY of these Terms&Conditions be broken then this release will be withdrawn and those involved will have any work they have done with this removed from said website. If you are agreeable to these points the feel free to use this. If not then you are politely asked to remove it from your pc. Contact ------- In the event of any necessary contact then please use the following methods: Major A Payne: - EMAIL: mapayneATmailDOTcom - ICQ: UIN60839084 yopyop: - EMAIL: yopyopATgmxDOTcom Thank you for downloading this release. Major A Payne yopyop
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