I have retouch the Drydock and moved the C&C from the top of the dock to the portside of the dock
Another rendering using my Enterprise model and GrahamTG art as the setting, birth of a star perhaps, good enough title as any.
my appreciation to Graham Gazzard aka GrahamTG who makes his artwork available for us modellers who sometime get around to rendering..
I could not help it, after seen a beautiful space scene by a friend GrahamTG I had to render with my reboot / re-imagined design..
Its been a while since my last post with my rebooted or reworked Enterprise but also my PC had another fit and I was compelled to reinstall Windows, by slow steps I have reinstalled Lightwave at the last and finished the few details I had to work out on the rebooted constitution class.
I had to adjust the hangar deck height. it was too low for the deck plan I was using, I also worked out the gallery observation area and its corridor to the control booth though I did not build the corridor itself..
I never found credit to the shuttle model builder, no readme was included in the file.
The shuttle model builder is Aggi from Foundation3d
“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.
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
*. 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
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 Amagi, Europa, Forrestal, Hermes, Searcher(?), or one I like Illustrious.
D.C. Fontana’s proposal 8 August 1967
- El Dorado
(destroyed in “Doomsday Machine.” Presume she would be replaced by Starfleet)
(mentioned as destroyed in “Obsession”)
- Bonhomme Richard
- Monitor or Merrimac,
depending upon your loyalties
(“bird” [note: in Japanese])
(“lion” [note: in Hebrew])
(“warrior” [note: in German])
Bob Justman proposal 9 August 1967
Definitive list as utilized at the start of TOS Season2
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.
Docking & Powering Down
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.
USS Enterprise & Work-bee
Here is a few renders with the Enterprise and Hutzel Work-bee/Space-tug (space-tug does not sound as interesting as work-bee) scaled to their fictional scales, when I built the Enterprise I used its real measurements as much as I could,, there is some area of doubt in the height but the length and width are spot on.
I just started a space station, Franz Joseph inspired but with alterations of my own, more on that in the future..
Warp Bussard Test 2
A little more done, I want to isolate the Bussard’s so I now have them in their own layer, some programs like Lightwave use layers so you can exercise more control over render times which for images hardly matter, but if you’re animating its handy to be able to hide / remove if that part of the model is not needed etc.. say a hangar bay or rooms behind windows, whatever..
As this is the first time I have really tried this I think that the method is worth the time..
HUTZEL Class Space-Tug
Named in memory for Gary Hutzel
Some details: Early Work-Bee 2213 to 2270
A Mix of Starships
A number of renders featuring the USS ENTERPRISE, USS ENDEAVOUR, USS MERRIMAC, USS HORNET and the USS YORKTOWN, based on some favoured lists from The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield (Poe) suggestions by Bob Justman and D.C. Fontana.
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At last I have finished the building phase of the Constitution Class here named the USS ENTERPRISE. time for a short break before starting the Hangar bay and Shuttle craft Galileo.
Little more done on the model as time allows, windows and other details
My latest Lightwave3d model of the USS ENTERPRISE continues
Building this without following a set of blueprints exactly is very difficult, so I am not 100% happy with the hangar bay area.. but we move on.