Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock “Merchantman”


This ship briefly seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock has always been for me a bit of a scale enigma, but for Star Trek a welcome addition to the designs that have appeared up until that point in Star Trek’s history.

This was before The Next Generation appeared on our screens in 1987, there was only the classic TV series and two films before Star Trek 3.

Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan we got to see a second Starfleet design in the USS Reliant, but the Search for Spock we got to see a number of new ships.

USS Excelsior
USS Grissom
Klingon Bird of Prey

Then the short-lived

I had a go at building it a few years ago, 2009 and had to drop it as I was traveling at the time and just never got back to doing any work.

So I will show you my work in progress or WIP shots or renders, but beforehand the blueprints I used



Over the last few years I had forgotten I even had a go at building this design and only when I was checking through some of my old WIP threads on foundation3d did I remember it.

About gmd3d

My name is Gerard Duffy I like to create CGI models & original designs in Lightwave3d most based on Film & TV shows check out each of the designs in CATEGORIES selection below this profile. I no longer participate in Fan film efforts
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2 Responses to Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock “Merchantman”

  1. gregcharest says:

    So does this mean there is a chance of a completed model at some point?

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