This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular science-fiction adventure television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Tim O’Connor, Felix Silla & Mel Blanc, with a brilliant supporting cast and guest stars. (background art by Ali Ries)
Two subjects in one morning, what a day, if your old enough some might remember the Atari game Asteroids, while I was rendering another image with this background by Graham Gazzard aka GrahamTG (you can find his art on Deviantart).
I remember my Halcyon design having the same shape as the old game Asteriods by Atari from 1979, I remember playing that game a lot as a young fella, not on the console at home but in arcades, my father managed one in the late 70s and early 80s so I’d grab the keys and click in as many credits I liked.
I am returning to my own concept designs now, I have wanted to design and build the mother ship for this design, I might even refin the Halcyon design a little, this design is also for sale on my gumroad page
More Blake’s 7 renderings Liberator and Federation Persuit ships and one with the London, the Liberator is scaled at 780 m, if you look at one of the image’s with the approching London you can see a 6ft crewman.
Also playing with backgrounds from friends kind enough to share, Ali Ries, Graham Gazzard,
My second Liberator model, no textures, I built this in just over a week, a new record. London prison ship is older, 2015 when I was testing its plan and possible layout.
For those that enjoy such details, the Liberator is 780m long as with my older one, its the scale I favor most. the London if memory serves is 54m
The background art is by GrahamTG
This is my latest and final Star Trek model, made for my reimagined Constitution class
Class G Shuttlecraft
Vessel Identification: Galileo
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Assignment: USS Enterprise
Capacity: 1 pilot plus 6 passengers
Defences: Deflector shields
Hello for regular visitor’s to my blog, I have been looking at refining the look and content of this blog, I really have let it go and there is a lot of fat that needs to be trimmed back.
Over the next week or so I will be removing some content and old “work in progress” WIP images that really only take up space.
I also have a new Facebook Page, I will be posting work there and work in progress leaving the completed art or designs to be posted here with a far better resolution
Also, I will be offering some artwork as prints, first all ready available is my Nautilus cutaway currently hosted on ARTPAL and I am looking at other sources and will post links to it asap.
I finally completed my Jules Verne “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” Nautilus design, I took some time to think over and finish it.
I also had it printed, A1 size poster and I am well pleased, just need to have it framed, I am loading a small sample and a link to anyone who like to have it, I have recived requests from time to time for this, including in French, Itailan, Russian and I will add Spanish.
One of the most magnificent rooms on the Nautilus is the drawing room/salon/museum, ten meters long, six wide, and five high. This incredible room contained an organ, an art collection of great value and very large number of marine specimens. There was also a fountain made from a shell about two meters across
Artist : Painting and year completed
So being the obsessive chap I can be with some designs, I tried to find artist and painting suggested by Verne, though these painting are in museums collections around the world and are not entombed with the Captain and Nautilus for eternity beneath a volcanic island
Here is the list of artist and works I used, I tried to keep them all in a time frame that they where collected just before Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story and his faithful servant Conseil and Canadian Ned Land boarded the Nautilus and meeting the mysterious Captain Nemo.
Raffaello: Small Cowper Madonna 1505
Leonardo da Vinci: Virgin of the Rocks 1491 -1508
Correggio: Jupiter and Io 1520 – 1540
Titian: La Bella 1536
Veronese: Adoration of the Shepheads 1523
Murillo: Assumption of the Virgin 1680
Holbein: Portrait of Boniface Amerbach 1519
Velázquez: Luncheon 1617
Ribera: Martyrdom of St Barthomew 1630
Rubens: The Village Fête 1635
Teniers: River landscape & rainbow Flemish Landscape 1644-1690
Teniers: Château Drij Toren at Perck 1660
Gerrit Dou: Astronomer by Candlelight 1665
Gabriel Metsu: Le Vieux Buveur 1650-1667
Paulus Potter: 2 Horses Near a Gate 1649
Gericault: The Kiss 1822
Prud’hon: Portrait of the King of Rome 1811
Bakhuizen: Dutch Merchant Ships in a Storm 1670-1690
Bakhuizen: Seascape and Fishing Boats 1708
Vernet: Mediterranean night 1753
Vernet: Shipwreak 1772
Troyon: The Gooseherd 1850-1855
Delacroix: Orphen Girl 1823
Ingres: The Spring 1820-1856
Decamps: Children Gathering Flowers 1844
Daubigny: Bateaux sur l’Oise 1865
Meissonier: Chess players 1853
Jules Verne Voyages extraordinaires have found so many fans the world over, I hope my personal vision of the Nautilus is enjoyed half as much as I enjoyed seeing so many other designs out there, a notable mention has to be Harper Goff fantastic design from the 1954 Disney film “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.
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The fleet is in, or the 21 ships I named during my Constitution Class build in Lightwave3d from 2016 to 2018.
01: U.S.S. CONSTELLATION NCC 1017
02: U.S.S. CONSTITUTION NCC 1700
03: U.S.S. DEFIANT NCC 1764
04: U.S.S. EAGLE NCC 956
05: U.S.S. ENDEAVOUR NCC 1895
06: U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC 1701
07: U.S.S. ESSEX NCC 1697
08: U.S.S. EXCALIBUR NCC 1664
09: U.S.S. EXETER NCC 1672
10: U.S.S. FARRAGUT NCC 1647
11: U.S.S. HOOD NCC 1703
12: U.S.S. HORNET NCC 1714
13: U.S.S. INTREPID NCC 1831
14: U.S.S. KONGO NCC 1710
15: U.S.S. LAFAYETTE NCC 1720
16: U.S.S. LEXINGTON NCC 1709
17: U.S.S. MERRIMAC NCC 1715
18: U.S.S. POTEMKIN NCC 1657
19: U.S.S. REPUBLIC NCC 1371
20: U.S.S. VALIANT NCC 1223
21: U.S.S. YORKTOWN NCC 1717
I have retouch the Drydock and moved the C&C from the top of the dock to the portside of the dock
The Enterprise approches Antartica Nebula by Ali Ries aka Casperium
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..
This cover art has always inspired me. It was a collaborative effort; Production Illustrator Jim Martin designed the art, executing it in a series of progressive pencil sketches. The art was subsequently turned over to freelancer Mikido Uesugi and John Knoll.
Here is my version again using GrahamTG space art and Asteroids..
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Using GrahamTG Art aka Graham Gazzard, I have set my Enterprise trekking through a field of Asteroids, after 3 weeks away on holidays its always a while before I can jump back into modeling.
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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..