RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 135,744
Posts: 5,215,834
Members: 24,215
Currently online: 829
Newest member: rpoe0728

TrekToday headlines

Q Meets NuTrek Crew
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

Pine In Talks For Drama
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Nimoy to Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Comic
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Kirk’s Well Wishes To Kirk
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Quinto In New Starz Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Star Trek: Horizon Film
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14

Star Trek: Fleet Captains Game Expansion
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Fandom > Fan Art

Fan Art Post your Trek fan art here, including hobby models and collectibles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 30 2008, 09:30 AM   #1
Icy_Penguigo
Captain
 
Icy_Penguigo's Avatar
 
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Hey guys. Been FOREVER since I posted here. Some of you may remember this model when I initially previewed it. For those of you that don't, here's the basic rundown:

This model is intended to be the SFB equivalent to the movie-era Enterprise. Since ADB doesn't own the rights to use anything beyond TOS, they have to come up with their own version of ships from that era so as not to incur the ire of Paramount. That responsibility has fallen to me.

I tried to come up with something that invoked the feeling of the TMP Enterprise, while changing enough of the details that it felt distinct and avoided the onslaught of the Paramount attack lawyers. It's kind of a mixture of the TMP and Phase II Enterprise, with a a lot of ADB details and my own little touches thrown in.

Anyway, here it is so far. It's not quite done. The only area I really have to finish is the warp engines. But this will give you a good sense of how it's going to look:

























Whew. I know that's a lot of pics. But what do you guys think?
__________________
The Star Fleet Universe:

http://www.starfleetgames.com/federation/
Icy_Penguigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30 2008, 10:36 AM   #2
Relayer
Lieutenant Commander
 
Relayer's Avatar
 
Location: New Zealand
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Nice! Really graceful lines with enough mechanical design to look like they really stretched the envelope making it. I like the understated decals. I still feel that the Phaser balls are too big, though. Other than that, she's sweet.
__________________
If Romulans aren't cowards, then why do they taste like chicken?
Relayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30 2008, 04:50 PM   #3
Wingsley
Commodore
 
Wingsley's Avatar
 
Location: Wingsley
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Very eye-catching!

There's one minor detail that might set this off even more: use the TOS block-style lettering for the hull markings. I have to admit the stylized, disco era typeface used from TMP forward never looked right to me.

I like the red stripes on the topside of the saucer. I think more beauty striping should be applied to other surfaces of the ship, including the outboard nacelle pylons and the saucer's underbelly.
__________________
"The way that you wander is the way that you choose. / The day that you tarry is the day that you lose. / Sunshine or thunder, a man will always wonder / Where the fair wind blows ..."
-- Lyrics, Jeremiah Johnson's theme.
Wingsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30 2008, 08:31 PM   #4
Santaman
Rear Admiral
 
Santaman's Avatar
 
Location: A little while in the past.
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Nice work, I really like the shape of the nacelles.
__________________
"Sword is personal, brings slicing to a man, you getta that personal feedback, nuclear weapons?.. Meh, goes off big bang and you don't get any feeling.."
Santaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30 2008, 10:47 PM   #5
SchwEnt
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

This is a fine design and the workmanship is outstanding.
I'd love to see more. Well done!
SchwEnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30 2008, 11:09 PM   #6
Wingsley
Commodore
 
Wingsley's Avatar
 
Location: Wingsley
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

After looking over the images showing the nacelles, I think the inboard-grillework showing the glowing part needs to be toned down. It's a little too TMP/TNG-ish.
__________________
"The way that you wander is the way that you choose. / The day that you tarry is the day that you lose. / Sunshine or thunder, a man will always wonder / Where the fair wind blows ..."
-- Lyrics, Jeremiah Johnson's theme.
Wingsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30 2008, 11:30 PM   #7
Gep Malakai
Vice Admiral
 
Gep Malakai's Avatar
 
Send a message via AIM to Gep Malakai Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Gep Malakai
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Looks sweet. The only critiques I have is that I've never cared for the egg-shaped bussard collectors, and the nacelles look like they could stand to be a little bigger. Other than that, it looks great.
__________________
"From the darkness you must fall, failed and weak, to darkness all."
-Kataris
Gep Malakai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31 2008, 12:11 AM   #8
Bernard Guignard
Captain
 
Bernard Guignard's Avatar
 
Location: Ontario
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Great work there I like it.
__________________
Live Long and Prosper Technically
Bernard Guignard
Project Manager TreknoGraphx
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trekno...yguid=89237652
Bernard Guignard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31 2008, 01:40 AM   #9
Raider
Lieutenant Commander
 
Raider's Avatar
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

I really like where your going with the Fed X-ships -- good work.

I also concur with the statement about the lettering -- go with the TOS block lettering instead.

Cheers
Raider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31 2008, 01:47 AM   #10
USS Mariner
Rear Admiral
 
USS Mariner's Avatar
 
Location: Homestate of Matt Jefferies
View USS Mariner's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to USS Mariner Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to USS Mariner
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

For an alternative font, try something like Dev Gothic.
__________________
Ignorance is forgivable,
Arrogance is reprehensible,
Narcissism is intolerable.

Subspace Commns Network ~ Visit Marinina!
USS Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31 2008, 02:29 AM   #11
FalTorPan
Vice Admiral
 
FalTorPan's Avatar
 
Location: Out there... thataway.
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Looks great! Like others, I do have a suggestion -- your ship is full of sweeping, graceful lines. The engine pylons in particular look great. Because of this, the hard edges and "flat" forward and aft edges of the interconnecting dorsal seem out of place to me. I'd like to see the neck "smoothed out," perhaps made to resemble more closely the TOS ship's neck.
__________________
Watch ASTRONUTS! Visit Trekplace! Check out my personal website!
FalTorPan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31 2008, 03:34 AM   #12
NiteTrek
Captain
 
Location: Subspace
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Wow...I like it...especially the nacelles!

Now, (standard question coming....) - Any chance you can put it up with some killer background images so that we can use as wallpaper?

I'm trying to do a daily starship wallpaper rotation.
NiteTrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1 2008, 01:43 AM   #13
Icy_Penguigo
Captain
 
Icy_Penguigo's Avatar
 
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Well, it's done. Check it out guys:























As per request, I'll make some wallpaper images of it here soon.
__________________
The Star Fleet Universe:

http://www.starfleetgames.com/federation/
Icy_Penguigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1 2008, 02:51 AM   #14
TheLoneRedshirt
Commodore
 
TheLoneRedshirt's Avatar
 
Location: The void between my ears
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Simply beautiful.

Honestly, I like everything about it. The nacelles seem like a logical evolutionary step between the cylindrical nacelles on the TOS Enterprise and the flatter TMP versions. This is an elegant and graceful design - very, very well done!
__________________
"You are beginning to damage my calm." - Jayne Cobb
TheLoneRedshirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1 2008, 09:51 AM   #15
chancellorjake
Captain
 
chancellorjake's Avatar
 
Re: Star Fleet X-Technology Heavy Cruiser

Very beautiful! I like this very much and I am looking forward to that wallpaper.
__________________
"Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." "Or the one."
- Captain Spock & Admiral James T. Kirk
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
chancellorjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.