Just finished my final Star Trek designs, Klingon/Romulan D7 Battle Cruiser, apart from Art renderings in the future, I am moving away from Star Trek modelling, looking for new areas to explore.
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.
Some more renders I have neglected to post, space art is by Thomas Raube aka Euderion who’s work can be found on Deviantart.
Star Trek Reimagine Fleet
Ships based on the originals if not completely new though reimagined, the main difference is that the central design the USS Enterprise is larger than the given scale accepted of the design going from 947ft to 1311.5ft, with that as a template all other designs that followed.
01 Constitution Class
02 Reliant Class (a variant of the Miranda Class)
03 Miranda Class
04 Loknar Class
05 Hutzel Class
06 Drexler Class
07 Oberth Class
The Last 4 classes are able to use a Cargo Mandible Attachment (CMA) for cargo or passenger pods or mission specific science pods for greater ability, the Constitution class by virtue of its design has no need of a (CMA) science pods.
Blake’s 7 Liberator shadowing a Federation Civil Administration ship, The Liberators screens hiding it from the weak scans from the Administration ship.
I have now ceased modelling Star Trek designs, I have done all I ever wanted to do and a little more with the fleet.
Looking around before this holiday season chaos effect set in I was mentioned on a Twitter post about The Wheel “Conquest of Space” is a 1955 American Technicolour science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, that stars Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, and Mickey Shaughnessy.
The visuals and story was ahead of its time, with audiences now more informed and able to see matte lines the film holds up.
Expect more of this type of design in the future, I have used in this images my Star Trek EVA suited crew for scale and I have like every model I work on try and define a working scale for a fictional design.
The arms connecting the Ring to the central support has 2 levels, you could trim the overall deck height when adding ventilation, environmental and that kind of stuff. The outer ring 4 levels.
My original model was scaled at 489’6ft before more informed fans mentioned on Twitter what they read in Colliers and Across the Space Frontier magazine and Spaceship Handbook, so I rescaled to 220ft & 250ft. still an interesting and fast build for me. the scale well I leave that to whom it may concern.
I have my next projects lined up in the new year, Star Trek modelling has run its course and I have nothing more I want to do in it.
One of those projects is a generic spacesuit design for my cast characters, space hardware is fine but some human element is needed