Space Station Jefferies

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MGagen, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. MGagen

    MGagen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Crucis Court, Trans-Coal Sack Sector
    One difference being that my cargo pods are not pressurized. The containers themselves would be, along with the offices that are built into the outer walls. But the large void in the middle of each pod would remain a vacuum.

    I have already built shutter doors for the hangar and will try to get renders up soon.

    M.
     
  2. MGagen

    MGagen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Crucis Court, Trans-Coal Sack Sector
    Here are the docking pod doors.

    M.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. The Librarian

    The Librarian Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Pretty cool. What are those gray panels at the sides intended to be?
     
  4. MGagen

    MGagen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Crucis Court, Trans-Coal Sack Sector
    Roll up doors over equipment bays. The texture is not final. I'll need to make them segmented.

    M.
     
  5. Lord Garth FOI

    Lord Garth FOI Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
  6. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    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...
     
  7. beamMe

    beamMe Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Location:
    Europa
    I like this quite a bit. Very good work.

    This would not feel out of place in an actual TOS/TOS-R episode.
     
  8. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Now if ISS just looked like that...
     
  9. MGagen

    MGagen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Crucis Court, Trans-Coal Sack Sector
    Well, it's just about complete. Textures have been adjusted, markings added, as well as lights. Here are some views:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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.

    M.
     
  10. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Location:
    USS Berlin
    Most impressive! Great job! :techman:

    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.

    Bob
     
  11. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Wow, really fine work sir. :)
     
  12. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    Awesome! :techman:
     
  13. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    This is really an impressive piece of art. I love how work like this really expands the Star Trek universe as we know it.
     
  14. MGagen

    MGagen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Crucis Court, Trans-Coal Sack Sector
    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!

    M.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Thanks for the desktop. It's wonderful how natural they look together!
     
  16. MGagen

    MGagen Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Crucis Court, Trans-Coal Sack Sector
    You're welcome -- and thanks!

    Here's another one from a different angle.

    M.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    I like how you handled the weathering on the Enterprise, too. That's a good 'un.
     
  18. Wingsley

    Wingsley Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Location:
    Wingsley
    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.
     
  19. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    Star Trekkin Across the universe.
    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.
     
  20. Masao

    Masao Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2001
    Location:
    Tokyo
    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!
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015