USS Merced Bridge

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The USS Merced NCC-10020 was the first starship of it's class. The Merced-Class was mentioned several times in Star Trek, but it was never shown. The folks over at the Advanced Starship Design Bureau imagined the ship as a mid-size frigate from the early 24th century, and I always loved their design for it. You can see it here: http://www.trekships.org/merced.htm

This bridge was a personal project of mine, trying out several ideas I had floating around. First of all, I wanted to create a bridge with the same layout as the Enterprise-D battle bridge, but rotated 180°.

Second, I wanted to create a new set of chairs for this bridge, rather than reuse chairs from other set yet again. I ended up modeling new chairs based on an unused piece of concept art by Clark Schaffer. They were originally intended to be used on the Enterprise-B bridge for 'Generations'.

Created entirely using FOSS (Blender and Inkscape)