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Ralph McQuarrie Battlestar Galactica Concept Design Completed

I have finished my models of Ralph McQuarrie concept designs for Battlestar Galactica, after many tries, I have worked on not only the Battlestar but also the Basestar, Starhound Viper as they where called in the novel and Cylon Raiders, I also plan on modelling a shuttle craft to fit this style and it will be my last CGI model for a long time.

So in someways, I am finishing my CGI modelling journey where I started with Battlestar Galactica when back in the early 2000s I made my first steps into it with Turbospace3d.

The scale of these models is larger than either TV versions
The Galactica
Length: 9091m / 29826ft
Width: 4291m / 14078ft
Height: 370m / 1213ft

The Basestar
Length: 12209m / 40055ft
Width: 12209m / 40055ft
Height: 6785m / 22260ft

Star Trek Fleet Chart (Reimagined)

Recently I created a fleet chart of my reimagined models, from the
Constitution-class
Miranda-class
Loknar class
Drexler-class
Hutzel-class
Oberth-class
Cargo Mandible Attachment
Cargo / Passenger

The background art featured in these images from a number of friends and online sources,
GrahamTG
Thefirstfleet
Euderion
NASA
and a number of Star Trek Episodes

Star Trek USS Enterprise Refit Phase II

This is my version of the Enterprise Refit Phase II, not so much a new ship, the main changes are the warp engines and changes to the secondary hull interior and deflector dish area only and the hangar deck and so on a tweak here and there for good measure.

Star Trek Chain of Attack

“Art inspired by one of my favourite Star Trek Novels”

Star Trek: Chain of Attack, Novel by Gene DeWeese

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.

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Star Trek “One More Orbit”

One More Orbit


A rendering using a NASA image as background (Mars, standing in for some far-off world) featuring the Constitution Class Starship USS Enterprise.

I hope you like them.

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Star Trek: Federation Space-Dock P6

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.