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Malon export vessel, eleventh gradient

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A Malon export vessel, eleventh gradient was a freighter-type vessel operated by the waste export industry of the Malon. They operated with a crew of nine.

The waste export vessel was designed for long range transport and dumping of theta radioactive antimatter waste and other mixed industrial byproducts produced by the Malon civilization.

This gradient of vessel possessed three theta storage tanks, capable of carrying over ninety million isotons of contaminated waste. They were armed with spatial charge launchers and equipped with a tractor beam. (VOY: "Night", "Extreme Risk")



Studio model

Known then as the "toxic waste tanker" the design, finalized in June 1998, was a brainchild of Rick Sternbach who said, "I don't have a whole lot to say about the tanker, except that I wanted it to look massive, which the large spherical tanks seem to accomplish. The spew nozzles are there, along with lots of supporting hardware like the carapace/spine, brackets, tubes, and so on. I didn't develop a real style for the shapes and surfaces until the later mega-tanker, which relied heavily, so to speak, on slightly streamlined and repeating parts with a good old retro feel. Think steam and diesel locomotives." [X]wbm Questioned about the Chris Foss influences, Sternbach replied, "Except that mine aren't covered with yellow and black stripes. Also see Foss' Leviathan design for ALIEN. A similar approach on my part; completely unintentional." [X]wbm The model was eventually built as a CGI model at Foundation Imaging by Brandon MacDougall, who commented about the model, "Toxic tanker was a lot of fun to build and texture and as always getting plans from Rick and the art department made the building a snap. Once built the ship was off to "Q" for the final steamer effects of green gas 'not shown in the rendering' back then it was over 1 hr for the gas to render one small frame." [X]wbm

Being one of the more fleetingly-seen ships, McDougall out of courtesy re-rendered his model for Doug Drexler's blog. [X]wbm

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