In Praise of TOS-TAS Imagery (Ships)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MrArcas, May 4, 2013.

  1. MrArcas

    MrArcas Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    In Praise of TOS-TAS Imagery (Ships - Updated 5/5)

    The TOS-TAS era remains my favorite, for many and detailed reasons that I won't go into here :p So I thought I'd share some of my ship image creations from the last few years. Thanks for viewing!


    A Federation dilithium freighter controls two robotic drone freighters in a convoy.

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    The crew of the stranded Archer class scout, Rama, tow their ship over land by novel means in a plan to fix their crippled steed.


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    Space is big ;)

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    A Starfleet member takes in the first sight of her new ship posting from the windows of a starbase.

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    The Enterprise cruises above the disc plane of a huge asteroidal belt system.

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    The Constellation II rolls out to a Class I honor guard in Earth orbit.

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    I'll probably upload more later. Keep an eye for updates :)
     
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  2. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Wow. Keep 'em, coming, and thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Rattrap

    Rattrap Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, please.
     
  4. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    These are all wonderful!

    Except...
    Why not? I'd love to have this be a discussion as well as a gallery. I bet you have some interesting things to say about it all!

    --Alex
     
  5. wmwconnors

    wmwconnors Cadet Newbie

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    I don't remember seeing "stranded" before. Very funny.
     
  6. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Awesomely done! Thanks!
     
  7. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Art of epicness there :)
     
  8. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Moderator

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    I really dig "A New Posting" and "Rollout" :bolian:
     
  9. sbk1234

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    Quite excellent work! I hope to see more.
     
  10. MrArcas

    MrArcas Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hey, thanks for the kind words, all!!!!!:techman:

    I'd be happy to discuss it... just maybe in a different thread;)
     
  11. nightwind1

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    Hi, Rob. Welcome to the BBS.

    I've been a fan of your art since Traveller. You even sold me a copy of the MegaTraveller Referee Kit over one of the USENet (or maybe FidoNET, don't remember which) echoes, and threw in an original piece of art, which I'm not sure I've ever thanked you for.
     
  12. Scroogourner

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    Nice work in both threads! You did artwork for Traveller? Did you do any for FASA? The people style looks similar to some of the stuff from the original Battletech "House" source books.
     
  13. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    I really enjoyed that!
     
  14. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

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    Wow MrArcus - nicely conceived artwork!
     
  15. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

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    If I remember right (I've been gaming for over 35 years), I've seen Rob (Caswell) artwork in Traveller, FASA's Star Trek (I think), I believe some of West End's Star Wars, and probably a lot I'm forgetting. And I believe he was one of the founders of www.starshipmodeler.com .
     
  16. TREK_GOD_1

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    All of your work is top notch, but the two above are outstanding!
     
  17. Masao

    Masao Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Both Arcas-Art (under a not-too-clever pseudonym) and wmconnors mysteriously appearing on TrekBBS at the same time? Suspicious... Is this some kind of attempted shadow coup d'etat by Deviant and "preverted" Artists?
     
  18. Gojira

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    Those were great..is there any more?
     
  19. Masao

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  20. MrArcas

    MrArcas Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I did a little bit with them, but not that much. I had a bunch of work in their ST:TNG Officer's Manual, like:

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