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MadMan1701A May 11 2013 03:48 PM

The Prime Alternative
Hey guys...

A few of you might remember a couple of years ago, (Almost 3 now!) when I had just about disappeared from the site. I was working on my first commissioned project, which led to all kinds of good things. :)

My now good friend Rick Carthew contacted me back in 2010, wanting me to build a 3D mock up of his ideal version of the Enterprise. He was going to have a Studio Quality built to display, but wasn't exactly sure what it would look like. It took 6 months, but we got it finished, and ended up doing a shuttle and drydock too. :)

The physical model is currently being built... much of it by 3D printing my 3D parts. It's really neat to see parts I've been looking at on the screen forever become real. :)

We were going to wait until the model was finished to release any pictures, but we decided to go ahead and do it now. In the latest Into Darkness Sulu clip, we see a newer Design shuttlecraft that looks an awful lot like the one we did for this project. :)

After I finished the 3D model, We ended up making several videos, and a bunch of wallpaper, that I have been dying to show you guys. As a teaser, here is a sample of the kind of stuff I've been doing with it:

I've got a bunch of stuff up now at ... you guys go take a look and tell me what you think. :)

Later, guys...


Q2UnME May 11 2013 04:13 PM

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Wow, just, wow... Very nice take on the E and the shuttle. Loved the stuff on your site. Similar to what deg had done, you and your partner's vision is a very fresh take on the classic design. Love it! (insert standard rant on how JJ should have done similar for the NuMovie Enterprise here)

*green with envy*


spiff628 May 11 2013 07:10 PM

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Awesome!! Madman you work is fantastic.. You don't mess with the original unless the original is what you have in mind....TOS is the best..

Kaiser May 11 2013 08:35 PM

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Epic stuff :D

Chemahkuu May 11 2013 09:59 PM

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Very nice combination on the shuttle.

publiusr May 11 2013 10:24 PM

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That is about the best shuttle ever!

shipfisher May 12 2013 04:40 AM

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Just had to "De-Lurk" to say great stuff here MadMan.

Ptrope May 12 2013 07:06 AM

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Once again, proof that anyone who truly believes that the original design couldn't be brought up to big-screen, high-definition 'snuff' is just plain wrong :bolian:. Nice work!

Nero's Shadow May 12 2013 12:32 PM

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Loving the shuttle !!!

MadMan1701A May 12 2013 01:27 PM

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Thanks for all the compliments, guys! I'm glad the shuttle is such a bit hit. :)

I forgot to mention that along with the Enterprise model, they're going to be building a 12'' model of the shuttle as well, with spinning blades in the nacelles and everything. I can't wait to see it. :)


The Librarian May 12 2013 07:13 PM

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Awesome work, as always. I especially like the dry dock with the Regula/ space office-style modules off to the side.

Mysterion May 12 2013 07:15 PM

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Great stuff! You've updated the TOS look without losing the TOS look!

JarodRussell May 12 2013 07:17 PM

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It would be cool to take this Enterprise model and make it as high res as the Abramsprise model.

Bernard Guignard May 12 2013 08:24 PM

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Great work there really enjoying the orthos of the ship :techman::techman::techman::techman::techman:

Sarvek May 12 2013 09:21 PM

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Fantastic work all the way around. Awesome tribute to what we all love. Everything is all fantastic. :techman::techman:

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