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Old July 21 2010, 02:59 AM   #1
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2011 Ships Of The Line Images

Didn't see this being discussed, but the cover and other images from the 2011 Ships of the Line calendar have been released. See them here.

First off, awesome cover!

Now the calendar itself, it meets the usual standard set by the Ships of the Line series, though I'm a bit disappointed by the lack of 24th century ships. Only two, Probert's Romulan warbird concept design, and a 22nd century Klingon ship inside what looks like a Borg hangar. Maybe that one shouldn't count as 24th century. It's not that I have anything against ships of the 22nd and 23rd centuries, I just like it better when these calendars represent all Star Trek.

Still, some fine images. My favourite is probably the Enterprise firing on the Reliant, mainly because of that cool looking nebula in the background. Although that one of all the new designs from the TOS movie era is pretty nice as well.
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Old July 21 2010, 03:07 AM   #2
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
Now the calendar itself, it meets the usual standard set by the Ships of the Line series, though I'm a bit disappointed by the lack of 24th century ships. Only two, Probert's Romulan warbird concept design, and a 22nd century Klingon ship inside what looks like a Borg hangar.
And the Enterprise-E's saucer shuttlebay in the bottom right corner.

Personally, I'm thrilled. Looks like an all around excellent batch, and I'm pleased as punch by the representation of the movie era, especially that gorgeous cover. It's kind of my favorite, visually (I know, it's hard to tell).
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Old July 21 2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

I think I'm gonna have to get this just for the ringship.
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Old July 21 2010, 03:50 AM   #4
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

^ And I for the cover.
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Old July 21 2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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I'm loving the refit NX class.
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Old July 21 2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

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I think I'm gonna have to get this just for the ringship.
Image by Vesta-class designer Mark Rademaker.

In addition to the beauty shot, other views of it are part of the centerfold "tech manual" page (shared with Doug Drexler's refitted NX).


Only one image I don't particularly care for: the penultimate one -- a bunch of kitbash designs that just don't "speak" to me.
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Old July 22 2010, 03:04 AM   #7
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

David cgc wrote: View Post
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Now the calendar itself, it meets the usual standard set by the Ships of the Line series, though I'm a bit disappointed by the lack of 24th century ships. Only two, Probert's Romulan warbird concept design, and a 22nd century Klingon ship inside what looks like a Borg hangar.
And the Enterprise-E's saucer shuttlebay in the bottom right corner.
You know, when I first looked at that, I thought it was supposed to be the Enterprise's shuttlebay from Trek XI. But upon closer inspection I see the shuttles from Insurrection and the Sovereign class nacelles.

Damn, that's embarassing.
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Old July 22 2010, 03:39 AM   #8
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

I don't get it. What planet were they orbiting when Enterprise fired on Reliant? I thought Regula was a barren rock with no atmosphere.
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Old July 22 2010, 04:08 AM   #9
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

It would hardly be the first SotL calendar image to take artistic license. These aren't just about duplicating scenes from the shows and films, they're about letting the artists create images they want to see, whether they happened in-series or not.
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Old July 22 2010, 04:25 AM   #10
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

RINGSHIP!
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Old July 22 2010, 08:31 AM   #11
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Re: 2011 Ships Of The Line Images

I thought the Aventine was going to make an appearance this year?
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Old July 22 2010, 09:24 AM   #12
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...they're about letting the artists create images they want to see, whether they happened in-series or not.
The artist wanted to see the Enterprise fire at the Reliant from point blank range, without the obscuring effects of a nebula, and miss?

Perhaps a big fan of Khan's?

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Old July 22 2010, 02:26 PM   #13
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Looks even better than the last one. Though that image with these strange kitbash ships looks not so well done.

That cover is great. Amazon and other stores really need to update their thumbnail images!
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Old July 22 2010, 04:10 PM   #14
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I thought the Aventine was going to make an appearance this year?
The Aventine is October in this year's (2010) calendar.
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Old July 22 2010, 04:27 PM   #15
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Best Calander in a long time.

That bird of Prey in a Borg hanger is weird though, what's that about? Is it hinting at some upcoming book?
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