I decided it was time to add to the fleet and the Miranda and the Reliant variant class giving it my own spin in keeping with my reimagined Constitution class.
I choose the names and registries I like seen above ^ and with the question of deflector I have the centre of the 3 “windows” as a forward deflector and the outer 2 as forward sensors, I never liked the Franz Joseph dangling unit on his Ptolemy Class Transport design. In fact why not just have a deflector on the tug section attached as required might work as well and look imv better.
For my Re-imagined Constitution Class to finish this project I worked out the maximum amount of shuttles is 8 if the Captain wishes to have a full complement, unless he or she might decide on less. I used the names of those scientists I find interesting for the other shuttles not otherwise having appeared or mentioned in Star Trek.
Name / Episode or Source Aristarchus / Aristarchus of Samos Columbus * / The Galileo Seven Copernicus * / (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) Kepler / Johannes Kepler Huygens / Christiaan Huygens Einstein * / Metamorphosis (updated VFX) Galileo * / The Galileo Seven Sagan / Carl Sagan
Using this older WIP of the hangar and cargo area to help illustrate, 2 Shuttles could be parked for use in the landing bay launch receiving area, in the deck below reached by the turntable / elevator there is room for 4 shuttles to be stored, then on the lower deck, the main cargo area there is space for 2 more shuttles adding to 8 shuttles.
This could be down to what the Captain wants, might decided on having 4 or 6 is more cargo space is what is needed.
It has been some time since my last post, I have not been very active modelling or rendering wise. most recent a trip to Spain, while I was away I reread Star Trek Chain of Attack by Gene DeWeese 32nd in the sequence for the TOS Era,
While mapping a series of gravitationalanomalies, the USS Enterprise is suddenly hurled millions of light years through space, into a distant galaxy of scorched and lifeless worlds… into the middle of an endless interstellar war.With no way back home, the crippled starship finds itself under relentless and suicidal attack by both warring fleets! And CaptainKirk must gamble the lives of his crew on his ability to stop a war that has raged for centuries – and ravaged a galaxy…
I decided to have a go at a tribute cover, using my re-imagined USS Enterprise rather than the classic.
I also went back and reworked the aft windows on the teardrop section of the primary hull just below the bridge. instead of 2 windows I gave it 3 windows and added some basic features.
Saddened to learn of Paul Darrow passing, known to science fiction fans as Kerr Avon, BBC TV Blake’s7. Paul Darrow really excelled in the role, clearly enjoying the part Avon gave, while I feel that the conflict between Blake and Avon made the show work to the best.
Time to dust off my Robert McCall inspried CGI model and rendered a few scenes, first two features a concept art by NASA JPL Caltech Tim Pyle for Kepler16, I love it so I had to make use of it again, fits the McCall design far better, and also Ringed planet art by Graham Gazzard aka GrahamTG on deviantart.