A collection of art featuring my reimagined Constitution class and a Star Trek EVA Suit I started but never completed in 2009 or so, a very busy time with modelling projects.
The fleet is in, or the 21 ships I named during my Constitution Class build in Lightwave3d from 2016 to 2018.
01: U.S.S. CONSTELLATION NCC 1017
02: U.S.S. CONSTITUTION NCC 1700
03: U.S.S. DEFIANT NCC 1764
04: U.S.S. EAGLE NCC 956
05: U.S.S. ENDEAVOUR NCC 1895
06: U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC 1701
07: U.S.S. ESSEX NCC 1697
08: U.S.S. EXCALIBUR NCC 1664
09: U.S.S. EXETER NCC 1672
10: U.S.S. FARRAGUT NCC 1647
11: U.S.S. HOOD NCC 1703
12: U.S.S. HORNET NCC 1714
13: U.S.S. INTREPID NCC 1831
14: U.S.S. KONGO NCC 1710
15: U.S.S. LAFAYETTE NCC 1720
16: U.S.S. LEXINGTON NCC 1709
17: U.S.S. MERRIMAC NCC 1715
18: U.S.S. POTEMKIN NCC 1657
19: U.S.S. REPUBLIC NCC 1371
20: U.S.S. VALIANT NCC 1223
21: U.S.S. YORKTOWN NCC 1717
A number of renderings I made after altering the Series Constitution Class to look like both Pilot designs The Cage and Where No Man has Gone Before, and playing with lighting and Ali Ries Background nebula art (used with permission), I also made use of my TOS version of the Dry Dock, I also gave the USS Constitution a NX desigination and had to tweak its placement.
I also tried to create a poster for The Cage, mixed results but fun exploring the process.
Star Trek Constitution Rebuild Part 1
Well, I have returned to this, my re-imagined constitution class, a last throw of the dice with this before I move on to other designs, I have adjusted the scale (again) to 1311’5 ft design and made changes to deck height to fix as many issues as possible. I did have it at 1260ft.. that I thought would work, but it falls short in some areas I think important to address.
One of my favourite sources is The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield & Gene Roddenberry 1968, and I have looked to it for guidance in some areas, (I think its canon though I also think that as the book was published in 1968 (second season) many ideas and thoughts on a scale were in flux, busy enough just keeping the show on the air.
but one area I thought needed addressing is the deck heights, one key scale for me is 10ft for the deck heights, I except the needs for camera and dolly’s, etc.. but it the established look for the series, (I am not going anywhere near other and later designs)
In The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield & Gene Roddenberry, the Hangar Deck height and width is 30ft by 60ft and 100ft long.. now I assume this is only the bay area proper and not including the corridors to each side (we see in Journey to Babel) at this new scale there is room for a corridor, while there is very little room practically none with the established scale of 947ft.
also I have with some adjustment with deck scales (something I did not want to do, but you can see I found some workable changes, most decks are 10ft, but in the dorsal neck they have 12ft and this works with lining up portholes (assuming mine are close enough) then in the secondary hull all decks save 2 are 10ft,, the top and lowermost decks here are 16ft,, this is something I am not entirely happy with but,, these levels could have a need for structural supports for the dorsal neck and perhaps something else,, antimatter storage or something.. but this works for me.
this is the direction now.
I have not been idle, I have over the last week being designing a TOS orbital dry-dock, it has the look of Star Trek The Motion Picture in that its a frame, and I have a shuttle docks in the upper central unit, and Solar panels, normally around a planet / Star-base but it also has fusion reactors and other star trek tech you care to add, it has the same diameter as the Star-base inner working I made a few months ago.
Starfield by dadrian
Void in Space
Crown Nebula is by Casperium
A space anomaly appears in a sector close to Starbase18, The USS Enterprise is assigned to investigate, I remember one of James Blish novels,, Spock Must Die! where there is a barrier around Organia, while I was never really satisfied with the device, what if this is something like another version of the Doomsday Machine , the Enterprise is able to enter it finding the source.. not much but there it is.
Star Trek “Its a Klingon D7”
USS Enterprise by Me, Klingon D7 by Prologic9 and the Background by GrahamTG . it’s a fun break from modelling to just render of a few images.. not in my comfort zone, really stretching now.. but thanks to the other artist for providing these resources
Voyage into discovery
A Star Trek render with my USS Enterprise model centre stage and the background image called Crown Nebula by Casperium
Background used with permission
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The Enterprise Departs the Crown Nebula
“Edge of the Federation”
I dusted of my U.S.S. Enterprise model and with a nice background image by dadrian on deviantart. A much needed break from my own designing, my appreciation for concept artists has grown to such heights, how the likes of Syd Mead, Doug Drexler, Rick Sternbach, do it I cannot say.. But I applaud their work all the more.
Star Trek “No Life Forms”
This is one of my favourite backgrounds, which is “Mars” by NASA and altered by me and a friend even jazzed it up.
U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701
The original image is too large for WordPress so its also hosted on deviantart.com link below.