Gabe Koerner´s Nightshade ship

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Stardate, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Stardate

    Stardate Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was browsing on another ST site :rolleyes: and stumbled on starship design made by Gabe Koerner(well it is his site) called Nightshade. Really cool design :cool: but i haven't never heard anything about it before. Does anyone have more info on it.

    http://gabekoerner.com/fx/Gallery/nightshade1064.jpg

    Image changed to link - all embedded images must be on space owned/controlled by the BBS member, not hotlinked from someone else's webspace - Ptrope

    gabe site http://gabekoerner.com/fx/index.htm#

    p.s i hope it is okey posting this, if not admin. are free to intervene and my apologies. :angel:
     
  2. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You're linking that image off his webspace, which is not cool daddy-o.

    Its a nice lookin' ship, but not "hero"-worthy and obviously not the best of his work.
     
  3. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Looks like somebody stepped on an Intrepid class ship.
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Pretty good looking.
     
  5. Psion

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    Check out his demo reel. It's quite nice.
     
  6. KirkTrekModeler

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    Gabe does some fantastic work, both in the industry and on his own. I'm surprised at the amount of flack he's received from the fan-boys, but I always enjoy his work. All of it.
     
  7. ShamelessMcBundy

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    I think it looks awesome! Like an updated Nova class.
     
  8. GodThingFormerly

    GodThingFormerly A Different Kind of Asshole

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    Speaking only for myself, I think GabrielKoerner is an absolutely brilliant digital animator and a profoundly mediocre Trek spacecraft hardware conceptual designer. Considering that they are two entirely separate artistic disciplines requiring completely different talents and skill sets, it is most certainly not something to be ashamed of. :)

    TGT
     
  9. USS Mariner

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    That's fine, TGT, we have people like Vektor and Probert to handle the latter department.

    (I still want to see the "April Fools" 1701 in 3D.)
     
  10. Brutal Strudel

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  11. Relayer

    Relayer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I think Gabe is a wee bit better than "profoundly mediocre". :cool: While I agree that it's not a ship destined for lead role status it's still a real good looking design, IMHO.
     
  12. USS Mariner

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    So do I, but I like Vektor and Andy's work much better.

    It's like preferring Calamari parmigiana to Fettuccine alfredo, even though I love both.
     
  13. KirkTrekModeler

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    I have to agree, especially since he's obviously gifted enough to actually be working in the industry and not just sitting on the sidelines postulating, profiling, and pretending.

    :angel: :angel:
     
  14. Stardate

    Stardate Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    well i find this ship worthy of being in XI movie, just repaint it in TMP colors. it is that good
     
  15. KirkTrekModeler

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    Actually, I prefer the retro TOS ship, but that's just me.
     
  16. hellsgate

    hellsgate Commodore

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    DAMN. I hope he's rendered more perspectives. There were 2 "404" images on his site.
     
  17. ancient

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    A cross between VGR and Equinox. I think it looks better than the VGR, but then again I was never fond of the USS SPOON, with it's tiny nacelles and bulbous, trys-to-be-streamlined-but-isn't profile.
     
  18. Wingsley

    Wingsley Commodore Commodore

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    I'd have to see more views of this ship before I'd go overboard either praising or criticizing it. I'd have to get a better handle on its size and so forth.

    I agree with Ancient: Voyager tried to look cool, but was too TNG-overwrought. And the interiors looked even worse.