Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, Jan 25, 2017.
Excelsior teacup! This was a lot of fun
This is why foley arts, out of all the film-making skills, are most shocking to me: there are we considering it an error that caster can be heard (even though they're barely noticable), when some poor foley artist has spent time and effort having them added in!
Good fun, or performing surgery on a torpedo in the middle of a battle fun? Worth all the work, anyway, it looks fabulous.
Is it specifically a commander's teacup? Are you going to do one for the captain? lol
Based on this review of the 2018 version, while it is ergonomic, it isn't the most comfortable. Not sure I'd like to be sat in one for up to 8 hours per duty shift.
I remember when you could buy these and the plates at Sears and other department stores back in the early-mid 90's. I'm kind of kicking myself for never getting them at the time - I was dirt poor and barely scraping by. These look like perfect real-life replicas (as usual).
Whereas for me, the three dots immediately made me think of the "stoplight buttons" that close, minimize, and maximize windows on the Mac. Something about the spacing, I suppose.
I remember seeing a whole huge display of them at the Pfaltzgraff outlet store in the mid-90s. Should have snapped some up then, but I was a kid with very little pocket money.
The runabout sets in DS9 used gimbals in the first season, but they took it out because it was causing damage to the sets - so they just rocked the camera instead.
Having a cup and saucer like that would be enough to get me drinking tea! Excellent work, Donny
Looks great, lovely reflective sheen!
Looks a little fragile though...
Here's me just showing off and going overboard, as usual. Also edited the base color to be more bone white instead of optic white.
I love the "Made on Earth" on the bottom. Was that there on the ones they made for the film (and later sold), or did you add that?
I added that myself. "Made in USA" just felt too anachronistic, although I'm reading now that the USA did exist at least as a political entity in the 23rd and 24th century, according to Memory Alpha and Beta. Oh well. I like "Made On Earth" better.
Oh my gosh. I can't believe you took the time to put that in. I guess there is no such thing as too much detail... Either that or you must be bored today.
Bored? I’m hardly ever bored and no detail is considered unimportant in my book. It’s these little details that I’m proud of including. It’s the most fun part for me.
I think it's pretty awesome that you put it in! Looks great!
Oeh! Now that's a teacup!
As I look at that teacup, I cant help but hope it doesn't get broken like Sulu broke his...
I figured it would simply be a matter of color swapping, which is the primary difference between the two bridges, aside from placement of the consoles and doors.
I'm just not a fan of removing the wonderful Okudagrams in favor of synth machine panels just to have physical buttons. Plus, the Final Frontier does a better job hiding the backlit displays so they blend better with the animated ones. They want you to feel like every screen is an actual screen, while Undiscovered Country made no effort at all to blend them.
... though I do also prefer the Excelsior blue paneling to the Enterprise red paneling. I'll even accept grey over beige
I almost finished the Excelsior bridge today, then Mike happened to find some good reference for some of the LCARS displays of this bridge we didn't see on-screen. So it'll be a couple more days till it's finished, but you guys deserve to have a look so here are some shots of the work I've done over the past couple of weeks.
AFAIK, this is the first attempt at re-creating the TUC Excelsior helm/nav control surfaces, as Flashback and other 3D renditions of this bridge use the Ent-B graphics instead.
The four smaller panels are completely conjecture, as I have no reference for them. I recycled displays from elsewhere, including some TVH Ent-A bridge graphics I'm privy to. I also added "Helm" and "Nav" labels to the panels, although I'm pretty sure those weren't there on-set. But I like their inclusion, as it feels rather empty in those corners otherwise.
And here is my screen-accurate replica of the Excelsior MSD:
Of course, we all know that some details of this graphic are representative of the Excelsior filming model before it underwent changes for TUC, but like the Sovereign MSD in my Ent-E bridge, I've chosen to keep it accurate to the way it appeared on-set.
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