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.
Running out of steam with Star Trek designs and art so I have gone back to a design I made in 2008 just over 10 years ago, Buck Rogers Starfighter.. Gil Gerard’s series which I still enjoy watching from time to time.
Its fun working with these again. but looking at them there are areas I would do differently and a lot of areas which I would called unfinished now.
Shock surprise, no, not really but I have cleaned it up and might do some more.
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
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