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Old November 5 2013, 11:02 PM   #46
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Absolutely gorgeous work.

She looks the tiniest bit shiny in a few spots around the rounded corners, but I can live with it. Actually, the effect works out well for the hangar bay floor...
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Old November 7 2013, 06:29 PM   #47
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I like this quite a bit. Very good work.

This would not feel out of place in an actual TOS/TOS-R episode.
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Old November 9 2013, 07:58 PM   #48
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Now if ISS just looked like that...
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Old November 9 2013, 10:08 PM   #49
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Well, it's just about complete. Textures have been adjusted, markings added, as well as lights. Here are some views:







As you can see from the markings, I have tried to distinguish it from K-7, which is a civilian station. We never saw what kind of markings a Starfleet facility would carry, so I've used my imagination. The "WP" stands for "Warehouse Pod."

How big is it? Jefferies specifies 1800 feet from top to bottom on his sketch. Here are some scale comparison views next to the Enterprise and DSS K-7:





This has been a really fun project. For years I have wanted to bring Matt Jefferies' more ambitious, original concept for K-7 to life. I think it makes a fine Starbase in its own right.

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Old November 10 2013, 11:39 AM   #50
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Most impressive! Great job!

I just have one minor suggestion: Earth Spacedock (ST III) featured several small hangars or cargo bays.

One on the exterior read "12", one on the inside (next to Excelsior) read "34". Looks to me like those bays are in general distinguished by numbers, not letters.

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Old November 13 2013, 02:25 AM   #51
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Wow, really fine work sir.
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Old November 13 2013, 03:36 AM   #52
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Awesome!
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Old November 13 2013, 11:30 PM   #53
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This is really an impressive piece of art. I love how work like this really expands the Star Trek universe as we know it.
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Old November 14 2013, 05:53 AM   #54
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Thanks, guys. Most of the credit goes to Matt Jefferies. You can't go far wrong if you stick to his designs.

Here is a desktop sized render "At Starbase 4." Enjoy!

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Old November 15 2013, 01:39 AM   #55
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Thanks for the desktop. It's wonderful how natural they look together!
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Old November 20 2013, 12:46 AM   #56
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You're welcome -- and thanks!

Here's another one from a different angle.

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Old November 24 2013, 04:12 AM   #57
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I like how you handled the weathering on the Enterprise, too. That's a good 'un.
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Old August 26 2015, 05:43 PM   #58
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Forgive the necro-posting, but I have to ask:

If the Federation of the TOS era employed such space stations (I don't see why they wouldn't), would it make allowances for starships and other space craft to physically dock with the station, or would an installation like this one also have ancillary stations nearby for secure drydocking, cargo/personnel transfer, etc.?

I ask because this seems to be a "hub" structure, with habitat and central administrative functions, but it doesn't seem to be a "work" structure that would ever touch visiting spacecraft and carry out industrial duties. It looks like it would house living quarters, science labs, administrative offices, a control tower and the like, but the "longshoremen" would spend their work periods at another facility on the station's perimeter.
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Old August 26 2015, 05:59 PM   #59
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I don't really think design space stations to only be slightly larger than a Consitution class is such apracticle idea, I mean if more than one shows up in need of repair they might overwhelm the station and cause a back log.

Besides these things should be designed to service their ships not look slightly less impressive than them.
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Old August 29 2015, 12:41 AM   #60
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Since the original design came out in the 1960s, it's similar to other space station designs of the time (like the one in 2001: A Space Odyssey). They were usually designed so that they could spin and produce something like gravity. So, I'm wondering: Does a similar shape that doesn't spin make sense? Would it be like warp-powered spacecrafts resembling winged airplanes? (Similarly, Khan's Botany Bay has a submarine's winged sail.)

MGagen: Your model is fine, of course!
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