It's the Constellation!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Tallguy, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Shaw

    Shaw Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2007
    Twin Cities
    Sorry about that.

    I'm not sure how I could get more exact, but the main reason for projects like the 1966 AMT Enterprise plans, Jefferies 1964 Enterprise plans and the 1967 Enterprise Working Prop plans was to share that information with others so that artists like yourself and Tallguy can do amazing art work like this. And seeing Tallguy's work absolutely makes it worth all the effort.
    publiusr, uniderth, Tallguy and 2 others like this.
  2. Psion

    Psion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 19, 2001
    Lat: 40.1630936 Lon: -75.1183777
    It pleases me to see Shaw again. Where are you hanging out these days?
  3. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

    May 2, 2005
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    Well that just made my day. Thanks. Your work has been indispensable. I've wanted to do this project for ages.

    I've got a lot of topsy turvey in my life this week (surprise!) but I plan on getting back to this shortly. (Plus life has been kind of Star Wars-y lately, y'know?)
  4. uniderth

    uniderth Commodore Commodore

    Jan 27, 2009
    No, I think that's more a comment on my own perfectionism rather than your plans. I will say I have loved all the plans you created. I really like that you even created drawings of the small 3 inch enterprise models. The issue which I have, which I admit is my issue, is when things just don't quite line up between views. Off the top of my head I remember the nub behind the bridge dome being slightly off between the side and top views. I'm not sure if there were other issues. So rather than be a rational human being and just do the best I can with these minuscule issues, I decided to wait until I buy an actual AMT model and can measure it myself. Because, yah know, why move a mesh three pixels to the left, when you can spend $100, and repeat work that's already been done by a better illustrator than myself?
  5. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Glad to see Shaw around. I like to see the AMT getting love.

    My Dad had a unique take to fix the "droop"

    For me--he leaned the saucer back on the dorsal/neck a bit to line the saucer up with the nacelles a bit better.

    The shaved the front of the secondary hull's front off at an angle--so the deflector array more nearly pointed forward. The windows needed a new centerline alignment.
  6. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

    Sep 3, 2003
    Inman, SC
    To fix the 'droop', as a kid (good God, over 40 years ago!?!), I filed the nycell strut 'tabs' that connected to the secondary hull to get the angle right .... and glued the shit out of it. I then used one of Mom's nail files to smooth the joint out and painted it (with a brush, no less). Ah, the memories...

  7. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 18, 2004
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    This is wonderful. :techman: