Ships Of The Starfleet Museum

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by XFozzboute, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. XFozzboute

    XFozzboute Captain Captain

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    Something I've been working on for awhile.
    All I really need to do is finish up a few textures and I’m done.
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    And a sneek peek at the Krechet.
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  2. C.E. Evans

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    The Amarillo! My favorite ship from the Museum--and looking really grand there, I must say...
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  3. Masao

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    I've never understood why a lot of people seem to like this fat little ship, but I appreciate it. Looks very nice, XFoz!
     
  4. Albertese

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    It's not my favorite. But I do like it a lot.

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  5. Kail

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    I think it's very cool. Masao has some awesome designs in the museum.
     
  6. Potemkin_Prod

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    While I don't necessarily hold it in my canon, it's still a cool design and a good looking ship. :)
     
  7. Herkimer Jitty

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    I presume it's the fatness itself, lending her a nice, plump clunkiness, which is anathema to the slicked-down sleek look most folks give their ships.

    Great worf, Foz, she pretty much looks VFX-quality.
     
  8. YARN

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    To boldly penetrate where no ship has penetrated before...
     
  9. Santaman

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    Great job :cool:

    I hope you'll try the Siegfried class too which is one of my favorites.. ;) :evil:
     
  10. Warped9

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    There are a lot of designs on Masao's site that look more credible and make more sense then most of what we saw on ENT.
     
  11. Intelligence

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    I like the Amarillo as well ... probably the reason for it being so popular is the fitting mixture of nacelles and what we know from Daedalus' (spherical) hull; on the Krechet already the (in-official and probably not applicable) rule of nacelles in the aft is violated ...
     
  12. XFozzboute

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    UPDATE...
    Started on textures for torpedoe doors and side cannons.
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    A shot with torpedoe doors down.
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    Added airlock textures and more work done on the side cannons.
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  13. publiusr

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  14. sojourner

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    ^The Discovery does not exist in the Trek Universe, nor the Heinlein ship.
     
  15. Avon

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    ^ technically, neither do these ships.
     
  16. sojourner

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    ^Let me rephrase then. They exist explicitly outside the Trek Universe.
     
  17. Wingsley

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    It's all personally subjective, of course. Here's my theory, FWIW.

    It all goes back to what Spock said in "Balance of Terror". He recited history of the Earth-Romulan Conflict of approximately 100 years pre-TOS during his address to the crew. Spock spoke of a war fought with "primitive atomic weapons" and "primitive space vessels which allowed no quarter, no captives". People's imagination ran away with that. Look what Goldstein & Goldstein came up with in the 1980 "Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology", which, in some respects, was a precursor to Masao's Museum.

    People saw Khan's S.S. Botany Bay in "Space Seed", and they saw Kirk's Enterprise. Small wonder that fans over the years haven't come up with even more funny-looking specimens to fill in the evolutionary blanks.

    There's a great deal of apparent logical thought behind ships like the ones in the Museum. It's too bad we didn't see more of that in ENTERPRISE.

    All that said, I can't help but to see hints of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and even SPACE: 1999 in the Museum ships. They definitely look closer to TOS art than with the Goldsteins came up with in 1980. Still, ENT, for all its flaws, still casts a shadow.

    For me, the Museum ships have nacelles that look a little too divergent from TOS and ENT. (Of course, to be fair, I understand the Museum to have been originally conceived prior to ENT.) The Phoenix from FIRST CONTACT should be factored in as well. (Ironically, the ENT ep "First Flight" scored a huge artistic success with the NX-Alpha prototypes; too bad we didn't see more of this.)
     
  18. largo

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    i'm sure the movie was still made. :techman:
     
  19. JES

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    Obviously.
     
  20. Kail

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    Love it!!