Donny's TOS Enterprise Interiors

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, May 9, 2013.

  1. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I want to sincerely thank you, Donny, for not making the nacelles glow, either with the blue inner grilles or the rear “ball” that people seem to enjoy doing with their models for some perverse reason.
     
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    I won’t even depict the impulse engines with a glow! I’ve always maintained with these ships to not add embellishments like that which would fall outside of what we saw on the 11 foot filming model of the Enterprise.
     
  3. Bernard Guignard

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    Donny those are very nice would the bridge be the same TOS lay out or some Varient ? Both this one and the fan movie are my favorites. Looking forward to your next project.
     
  4. aridas sofia

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    In fairness, we did not see those embellishments, and I would not include them either, but they were ordered from Richard Datin. They presumably fell outside the permissible time and/or money budget. So, it is quite arguable they reflect the original artist’s intent.
     
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  5. Donny

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    I stated up-thread a bit that I want to eventually do bridge variants of all the different ships I’m modeling, even if it’s something as simple as changing the color scheme slightly. I’m definitely on an exterior model kick right now, but when I return to interiors I’ll give it a shot.
     
  6. Donny

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    Perhaps I’ll make a proper cover sheet and keep the perspective view for that, and on this spec sheet just feature all the orthographic views without call-outs. Thanks for the feedback!
     
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  7. Bernard Guignard

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    A Longitudinal Section would be nice too. ;) :biggrin: :techman::techman::techman::techman::techman:
     
  8. Donny

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    You give a mouse a cookie, and he asks for some milk ;)

    I’d love to add cross sections (and before you ask, deck layouts) of these ships to these documents, but that’s just outside of the scope of where I want to spend my time. I only have so much!
     
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  10. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    So last night I was debating venturing into Romulan territory and start modeling the Bird-of-Prey, but decided to go ahead with the Antares since I've been itching to do it since I started this ship exterior model venture.

    I know some may have mixed feeling about this little ship, but I have a soft spot for it. For the TAS fans out there, I'm also going to do a proper model without the habitat module so that I'll have the unmanned cargo drone for my fleet as well.

    There are three primary sources I'm drawing on for this model, which are TAS, TOS-R, and the Eaglemoss model (it's got a few features I like, for instance the cargo hatch on the aft side of the lowest-hanging section in the middle). I like the TOS-R mastered model fine, but I'm correcting a few of it's details to bring it more in line with some of the TAS details. I'll also be giving her a proper paint of Starfleet Grey/Green(TM) instead of that slight metallic look it had in TOS-R.
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    Here's my detail compilation I'm using as reference/inspiration (those images in the lower right corner are from the new TAS book)
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    And the primary schematics I'm using, although I'm widening the middle and tail section just a smidge and changing some details here and there. I believe this is the schematic that Okuda whipped up for the modeling team on TOS-R, but I could be mistaken.
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  11. Mytran

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    Great to see TAS getting a little love.
    I'm still waiting for my copy of the new book to arrive! :wah:
     
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  12. Maurice Navidad

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    I just emailed you an actual Filmation set of elevations for the robot grain ships. The curvature of the lowermost part of the ship is really apparent on it.
     
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  13. Rekkert

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    I like the cargo drone, but I'm not the biggest fan of the Antares (I think they could've done something more original than just slapping another module at the front of an existing design).

    The modeling is excellent as always, and I bet that seeing the ship textured in a more TOS accurate color pallet will make it look better.

    Also, I always thought that two half spheres on the aft end of the hull were supposed to be light emitting domes, like the one Enterprise has under the saucer. Only now seeing your model (and the accompanying references) do I see they're flat semi-circles.
     
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    I'm looking forward to this. I love the design and I'm glad you're approaching this. I still would like you to approach Jeffries' shuttlecraft concepts where some members feel it had a Romulan look, but I disagree. I can hardly wait to see your Antares' designs.
     
  15. Maurice Navidad

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    For me that TOS-R Antares would have been better had the habitation module been attached higher, like the Enterprise's saucer, thus allowing the dish on the front to not need to be moved down.
     
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  16. Donny

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    My boss got his in on Friday before I left for the weekend! I quickly thumbed through it and snapped a couple pics.

    The schematic you sent confirms that the ship in TAS is much wider than it is in TOS-R! I'll have to do some adjustments.

    I thought the same thing until I started doing research for this build. The TAS concept art confirms that they were flat semi-circles, but they are lit in TAS so that's interesting.

    I'll be honest, I like the new location of the deflector dish. But I just overall like the Antares design seen in TOS-R so maybe I'm just biased.
     
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    I've seen the Antares done up as a tug for cargo modules before, since it doesn't really have enough room to really haul much cargo otherwise, any thoughts on that subject?
     
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    Slapping a vaguely hexagonal command module onto a ship that otherwise does not exhibit anything vaguely that shape was bad design.
     
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    I buy that, although it's a robot freighter, not a ship that's gonna grace the covers of Starships Monthly magazine, and the TOS-R version carries the windows forward through the command module. I like the idea of a vessel that isn't designed to be crewed being a modular component of a larger ship that can be configured to also have a crew for a fuller range of duties.

    What do you propose as an alternative?