First project for 2017, a design I am calling the Halcyon (a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher), a support craft for a larger ship but is capable of hyper-light speeds, I will have more details later as the design develops, I will design the larger ship later as time allows and a land craft.
I am also thinking of designing the interior, cockpit, hatch and the landing craft bay and perhaps a simple corridor. I was a little influenced by Space 1999 for the cockpit windows and I think that might continue into the internal design.
This is also part of my Pathfinder series of designs, a later design with artificial gravity
Additional images with the scale I have given it and the scale of a Land craft
These are my Lightwave3d models I designed and are now up for sale most are Royalty Free, for use in your Art and Animation for profit, 3d printing is not permitted though.
The original image is too large for WordPress so its also hosted on deviantart.com link below.
First design I done in a while, an early Pathfinder design or perhaps the original (going back to my other design now called the ranger and posted a while ago, This does not have artificial gravity but in this it has the power to keep a consent thrust at 1-G. Fusion rocket perhaps for long-term acceleration in space.. can land on Earth type gravity wells but no much more, inter-system design, not interstellar, I am playing with some ideas of my own, inspired by the recent discoveries over the last few years, I like to try my had at a story and this design could be featured.. perhaps I am being overly optimistic having this design launch in 2045 AD .. but there is hope that we (humanity) will do these things in the future.
The ship is quite tall and multi levelled,, but a small crew,, perhaps 12 or 20 crew personal, but I am given that some thoughts as the design develops
I updated the engines
The main engines are outboard and they have landing struts connect there, clearing the lower section to (maybe has smaller lander pads but also a large hatch and cargo area, landing craft to explore beyond the LZ and to build long term habitats etc ..
changed the engine struts
I have released this model for sale in Lightwave3d only (in time I will convert to OBJ) before going on vacation and never had the chance to post here, this is my design, The purchaser may use this Lightwave3d model for profitable gain through Artwork, Animation, 2DPrints, 3D-Printing this model is expressly forbidden.
The model is not textured, I am also working on other designs in this universe that is currently called Pathfinders. this is a mid size design.
Designer credits to Gerard Duffy
Love to see how it is used in image or animation,so if please let me know here or on my Facebook page
I am continuing to work on the Pathfinder design, and here are my latest WIPs for the Ranger design,, am hoping to do a lot more with this in the months ahead..
Thanks for viewing
For a change I am working on one of my own designs, one from 2013 called the Pathfinder, intending to be the central design in a film project I was working on with my old friend Dan Baran before his unexpected passing..
I just could not continue working on it, until now. None the less I need a change of scene and step away from Star Trek designs.
“Art inspired by one of my favourite Star Trek Novels”
Stranded in a hostile galaxy, the Enterprise is caught up in a deadly interstellar conflict!
While mapping a series of gravitational anomalies, 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 Captain Kirk must gamble the lives of his crew on his ability to stop a war that has raged for centuries – and ravaged a galaxy…
The Enterprise is playing host to Federation Science Council representative Doctor Jason Crandall, an irascible bureaucrat who oversaw the creation of new sensors designed to detect gateways—portals in space, which the Enterprise had previously encountered. The Enterprise is investigating the gateways when it is thrown through one, and ends up in an unknown area of space with extremely dense star formations. After trying unsuccessfully to return through the gateway, the Enterprise sets off to explore the nearby star systems, in hopes of finding the gateways’ creators, and thus a way home. However, all they find are planets rendered uninhabitable through bombardment with fusion bombs, phasers and other weapons. Finally they come across a spaceship, but rather than responding to their attempts at communication, it just attacks. Armed only with lasers, its attacks are ineffective, and so it tries to ram the Enterprise and then when this is ineffective, detonates its warp core.
Background by NASA and manipulated by a friend (Tom).. a quick render.. but the background just set the scene for me.. 2nd and 3rd have minor lighting change.. I am not trying to be picture perfect space shot but to create and interesting image for a view to enjoy.
I mostly just renders to show of designs. but I was goofing around with this scene and added stars and planet Epsilon III by David cgc and this was the result .. I liked it and decided to post
Starbase 13 was a Federation Starbase located on the edge of the Federation Phalanx, It also was the destination in the Star Trek Novel Enterprise: The First Adventure It was not trying to create a real space scene as I said, I was just playing with the scene and the result was something I liked.
I have wondered from time to time how I would liked to have seen the USS Enterprise or any Star Trek ship from The Original Series era, entering a space dock, in this case one inspired by Franz Joseph early designs, entering one of the 5 bays (Orbs) and then the 5 Inner docks (Connective Tube), which is how I have defined the inner sections of the facility, I do some plans sometime later. but the outer dome area is the Bay (which there are 6 and can hold up to 3 Constitution Class ship, and in my view of Star Trek is the largest man-made vessel, no Dreadnoughts) and the inner is the Dock (6), I will have to add some kind of Dock like mechanisms.
The bussard’s, I imagine power down in set stages as the docking ship enters the inner docking area.. the colourful lights powering down first then the outer orange layer power down before it all goes to a darker shade, then nothing a silver transparency.
1. USS Enterprise approaches the Starbase
2. The USS Enterprise hands over control to dock control and under remote control.
3. Kirk orders the Warp engines to Power Down
4. Commander Scott deactivates the Bussards and Warp Engines
5. The reaction within the Bussards start to cool
6. Within moments the cooling has taken effect and the engines themselves are cold
7. The USS Enterprise now with Warp Power deactivated and crew can disembark,
8. It will take 30 minutes to power up to return to space and roam free.