Most “CGI modellers” and 2d artist like to try their hand at tweaking the classic Enterprise design, this is mine and I finally finished it for the last time recently, I started the bloody thing in 2017. But really in 2012, before other projects drew my attention away like the Nautilus.
If you check back here from time to time or on Facebook you will know I increased the scale from 947ft to 1311.5ft but retained the overall design approach only tweaking the surface details docking hatches and lighting like the Refit, though a number of commenter have asked why the additional structures on the Warp engines, simply I added them to quickly and easily identify that this is not the classic and Iconic original.
I should also state that it was never my original goal to increase the scale, as I model to scale to the best of my ability it grew out of an effort to make things (as I understand them) to fit.
Two subjects in one morning, what a day, if your old enough some might remember the Atari game Asteroids, while I was rendering another image with this background by Graham Gazzard aka GrahamTG (you can find his art on Deviantart).
I remember my Halcyon design having the same shape as the old game Asteriods by Atari from 1979, I remember playing that game a lot as a young fella, not on the console at home but in arcades, my father managed one in the late 70s and early 80s so I’d grab the keys and click in as many credits I liked.
I am returning to my own concept designs now, I have wanted to design and build the mother ship for this design, I might even refin the Halcyon design a little, this design is also for sale on my gumroad page
I finally completed my Jules Verne “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” Nautilus design, I took some time to think over and finish it.
I also had it printed, A1 size poster and I am well pleased, just need to have it framed, I am loading a small sample and a link to anyone who like to have it, I have recived requests from time to time for this, including in French, Itailan, Russian and I will add Spanish.
One of the most magnificent rooms on the Nautilus is the drawing room/salon/museum, ten meters long, six wide, and five high. This incredible room contained an organ, an art collection of great value and very large number of marine specimens. There was also a fountain made from a shell about two meters across
Artist : Painting and year completed So being the obsessive chap I can be with some designs, I tried to find artist and painting suggested by Verne, though these painting are in museums collections around the world and are not entombed with the Captain and Nautilus for eternity beneath a volcanic island Here is the list of artist and works I used, I tried to keep them all in a time frame that they where collected just before Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story and his faithful servant Conseil and Canadian Ned Land boarded the Nautilus and meeting the mysterious Captain Nemo.
Raffaello: Small Cowper Madonna 1505 Leonardo da Vinci: Virgin of the Rocks 1491 -1508 Correggio: Jupiter and Io 1520 – 1540 Titian: La Bella 1536 Veronese: Adoration of the Shepheads 1523 Murillo: Assumption of the Virgin 1680 Holbein: Portrait of Boniface Amerbach 1519 Velázquez: Luncheon 1617 Ribera: Martyrdom of St Barthomew 1630 Rubens: The Village Fête 1635 Teniers: River landscape & rainbow Flemish Landscape 1644-1690 Teniers: Château Drij Toren at Perck 1660 Gerrit Dou: Astronomer by Candlelight 1665 Gabriel Metsu: Le Vieux Buveur 1650-1667 Paulus Potter: 2 Horses Near a Gate 1649 Gericault: The Kiss 1822 Prud’hon: Portrait of the King of Rome 1811 Bakhuizen: Dutch Merchant Ships in a Storm 1670-1690 Bakhuizen: Seascape and Fishing Boats 1708 Vernet: Mediterranean night 1753 Vernet: Shipwreak 1772 Troyon: The Gooseherd 1850-1855 Delacroix: Orphen Girl 1823 Ingres: The Spring 1820-1856 Decamps: Children Gathering Flowers 1844 Daubigny: Bateaux sur l’Oise 1865 Meissonier: Chess players 1853
Jules Verne Voyages extraordinaires have found so many fans the world over, I hope my personal vision of the Nautilus is enjoyed half as much as I enjoyed seeing so many other designs out there, a notable mention has to be Harper Goff fantastic design from the 1954 Disney film “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.
Its been so long since I used this model, it’s a terrible thing spending weeks or in my case months designing and building models and after the first test renders and a renders I take a little more seriously, the model is forgotten.
I have taken this out of mothballs and with the wonderful Spawn Nebula art by Ali Ries and have set 3 Ranger Class Destroyers deployed on patrol
The model is available for sale royalty free on my Gumroad page