Donny's TOS Enterprise Interiors

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

  1. aridas sofia

    aridas sofia Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It is an odd idea- a robot ship with a crew. Does it not need an engineering crew? No operations crew at all? Does this robot ship just carry people to be embarked in some way? A mission team?

    Does it fit the multi-use type described for Antares? Survey, science, cargo? Survey and science are the mission team. Cargo is the robot job. Maybe it works. It might make some sense of a senseless jumble of types in the script. But however you stack it, it’s a bit weird.

    If it does work, the polygonal habitat module, as weird as it is, highlights the odd marriage. If you aren’t going to use the crewed ship - Huron - for Antares, then I guess this makes the next best sense.
     
  2. UssGlenn

    UssGlenn Commodore Commodore

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    Perhaps the Antares design came first, then the design was automated and the crew module removed.
     
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  3. Maurice Navidad

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    I'd have the command module echo the curves of the bit that juts up from the middle of the ship, just rotated 90º.
     
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  4. Psion

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    Yeah ... I see that now and like it. Maybe with a dome on top that looks a bit like the one on a Klingon ship? Good call!
     
  5. Tallguy

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    It's funny, there's nothing about the "robot ship" that really looks less crewed than, say, the Aurora. And as someone pointed out, it's not a tiny ship. So why add that really clunky thing at the front?

    That's my other objection, kind of like what aridas pointed out above: I would think the manned vessel would appear first and then be automated after the fact.
     
  6. Donny

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    I hit a snag with motivation so I'm taking a short break! Might dive back into one of my other projects or just wait for the motivation to return to this one. The TUC Enterprise-A bridge is just sitting there waiting to be finished. It might be calling my name a little....;)
     
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  8. Tallguy

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    I want that as a bumper sticker. Or a tombstone.
     
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  9. FormerLurker

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    Your threads do say they're for interiors...
     
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  10. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    Haha that’s true. I’ve thought about getting the titles of my threads changed (once again) since the ship exteriors have become a big part of my repertoire.
     
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  11. Maurice Navidad

    Maurice Navidad Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    That tug drawing I sent wasn't inspiration enough? lol ;)
     
  12. Donny

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    Ha, no I still want to finish the Antares, I just burned myself out on ships for the time being and going in to paint the model I realized I just didn't feel like it. I've learned to listen to that little voice that says "do something else for a minute".

    I was chatting with @Rekkert the other day and we got on the subject of my unfinished TUC Enterprise-A bridge that's been sitting on the backburner for almost a year now. Basically I'd gotten to the point where I had to create 30-40 animated bridge display screens and just wasn't up to the task. Given my recent dive into Adobe Illustrator (which I quickly learned the basics of a couple weeks ago for the task of crafting my Miranda-class schematics), I now feel it is time to get really comfortable with the program by building all those display screens in that program instead of fumbling doing it in Photoshop.

    This weekend I began the work, specifically with piecing together the "keyboard" layouts for all the stations from a handful of reference. This exercise will also help when I eventually tackle the TVH Enterprise-A bridge, as I'm already feeling comfortable enough to take on that project in the near future.
     
  13. UssGlenn

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    oh yeah, Illustrator is great fun, I've gotten a but rusty but once you get a feel for it it's a great tool.
     
  14. Maurice Navidad

    Maurice Navidad Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    I was teasing of course. That said, if you still want to post the diagram of the grain ship, go ahead, because I think people might find it interesting to see what the design plans look like.
     
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  15. Donny

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    Ah yes. Here's the image @Maurice sent me last week:
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    Notice how wide the robot ship is compared to the Okuda diagram of the Antares:
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  16. Rekkert

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    Motivation's a hard thing to come by, you'll notice the quietness in my thread lately. :p

    Interesting to see how much wider the original design was; personally I quite prefer it that way, looks a lot more like a utilitarian craft, and more balanced.
     
  17. FormerLurker

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    Hmmm. It's like they're :eek: two different ships. ;)
     
  18. Maurice Navidad

    Maurice Navidad Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    I like the curves on the animated ship better, and the width.
     
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    More than that--of all the TOS-ification of Refit era Reliants--this is the most...friendly looking.
    Reliant had a bone in her teeth.

    This just smiles.

    One last request--how about the TAS Enterprise?
     
  20. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    Is that a good or bad thing??

    Do you mean complete with a cel-shaded graphic style?

    Btw everyone, I've posted in my TUC Enterprise-A thread. Go check it out: Donny's TUC Enterprise-A Interiors
     
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