Constitution Class Reworked

Last renders until the new year, I realized I never rendered this in a scene?  time to change that and see how it looked. I am pleased it it, and find I want to add some new subtle details. but that will be in the new year, so until then happy holidays and prosperous new year in 2018.

 

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Here is another Nebula scene has been brought to you by the creative art of Casperium aka Ali Ries and mucked about a little by me for the final effect. I must thank Ali for allowing me to play in this neck of the universe.

http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Connor-s-Upper-Nebula-WS-101135990

Star Trek 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, Andrew Probert do it I cannot say.. But I applaud their work all the more.

Enterprise build by Alain Lafortune

USS  Enterprise Lightwave Tutorial


Today I learned another modeller has found my USS  Enterprise Lightwave3d Tutorial useful thanks for sharing Alain Lafortune that the experience was easy.

Really made my day today.

Link to the Tutorial

Constitution-Class Registry Revisited 2

Someone rightly pointed out too me, that I neglected to include the USS Exeter in the other posted lists, so I have “again” revised this omission and I have added a little more information I checked out.

I cannot take any credit for the research that was done by others who I have listed the main sources I found in a few Star Trek books and websites..

But I will re-post here. click on too enlarge the image they are large

Source list
*. The Making of Star Trek, by Stephen E. Whitfield & Gene Roddenberry  1968
*. The Case of Jonathan Doe Starship by Gregory Jein April 1975
*. Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual by Franz Joseph:
*. Federation Ship Recognition Manual: FASA
*. Fan Optional build order
*. Paramount/CBS Canon list: Star Trek Encyclopedia
Debbie Mirek, Michael & Denise Okuda

Individuals whose tireless research and contributions to Star Treks expanded universe gives us much to enjoy and in my case less eye strain and a headache

D.C. Fontana
Bob Justman
Greg Jein
Ruth Berman
Debbie Mirek
Michael Okuda
Doug Drexler
Rich Sternbach
Franz Joseph
Stephen Whitfield
Bjo Trimble

Also my approach for selecting the additional names and Registry’s  is that it should appear in the original list of name suggested by D.C. Fontana and Bob Justman, also Greg Jein and Franz Joseph and official canon where possible.. but mainly to be included in the original Fontana and Justman suggestions. but if I could make changes I would rename the
VALIANT and MERRIMAC going back Fontana / Justman suggestion’s.. or go beyond that and add AmagiEuropa, Forrestal, Hermes, Searcher(?), or one I like Illustrious.

D.C. Fontana’s proposal 8 August 1967

  • Enterprise
  • Exeter
  • Essex
  • Excalibur
  • Lexington
  • Yorktown
  • Endeavor
  • El Dorado
  • Excelsior
  • Saratoga
  • Constellation
    (destroyed in “Doomsday Machine.” Presume she would be replaced by Starfleet)
  • Hornet
  • Wasp
  • Farragut
    (mentioned as destroyed in “Obsession”)
  • Hood
  • Bonhomme Richard
  • Monitor or Merrimac,
    depending upon your loyalties
  • Tori
    (“bird” [note: in Japanese])
  • Lafayette
  • Ari
    (“lion” [note: in Hebrew])
  • Krieger
    (“warrior” [note: in German])

Bob Justman proposal 9 August 1967

  • Enterprise
  • Essex
  • Excalibur
  • Lexington
  • Yorktown
  • Endeavor
  • Eagle
  • Constellation
  • Hornet
  • Wasp
  • Lafayette

Definitive list as utilized at the start of TOS Season2

  • Enterprise
  • Exeter
  • Excalibur
  • Lexington
  • Yorktown
  • Potemkin
  • Republic
  • Hood
  • Constitution
  • Kongo
  • Constellation
  • Farragut
  • Valiant
  • Intrepid

    *****

Constitution-Class Registry – Revisited

Constitution-Class Registry

-Revisited-

This is my latest and “last” work on the registry unless some new information is discovered.

The Constitution-class starships, which were also known as Starship-class 1 or Class I Heavy Cruisers, were the premier front-line Starfleet vessels in the latter half of the 23rd century. They were designed for long duration missions with minimal outside support and are best known for their celebrated missions of galactic exploration and diplomacy which typically lasted up to five years.

I also decided not to include NCC-1865 TASHIK-SOTRA in this list, you could assume that more Constitution class ships where built later.. after the first run had 21 ships constructed in my imagination.

This is the latest list with minor revisions and inclusions after a few suggestions and as Greg Jein once said about his list also featured in the image. “You are, of course, free to regard this with approval, disapproval, or indifference”.