Trek Art Challenge for August, 2003

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Vektor, Aug 2, 2003.

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  1. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, we were overdue for one of these so here it is. I thought about making this month's challenge a tribute to Matt Jefferies, but I think that has already been done superlatively by certain members here, so we're going to try something completely different this time around.

    Basically, I want you to take a classic car and turn it into a spaceship. Pick a car from earlier than, say, 1970 and rework it into some kind of spacegoing vehicle. It doesn't necessarily have to belong in the Trek universe. If you desperately want to start with something newer than 1970 then at least make it something distinctive. A Volkswagon Beetle I can live with but a Honda Accord just ain't gonna cut it.

    How exactly you go about this transformation is up to you, but the end result should have recognizable characteristics in common with the car that inspired it. Twist it, bend it, stretch it, spread it out, turn it upside down, whatever works, but when people look at it, try to make sure thay can say, "Hey! That looks like Buck Rogers' '57 Chevy!"

    As usual, one thread per person, please. Use "Classic Car Spaceship - '57 Chevy - Vektor" as the format for your thread title. All mediums from hand-drawn to 3D modeled are acceptable. In fact, I would encourage people to at least start with hand-drawn sketches since we haven't had much of that here in Trek Art lately. For those who are willing, we might even use their sketches as the basis for next month's challenge to have them modeled in 3D.

    Any questions?
     
  2. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Admiral

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    You're a man after my own heart, Vektor :D

    This is gonna be fun ...
     
  3. Vektor

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    Oh, by the way, I'm not just looking for the 2217 version of the '68 Corvette. This thing has to be a spaceship with engines, airlocks, big honkin' laser guns and whatever else. It doesn't necessarily need to be realistic, it can be quite whimsical, in fact, but I don't want it to be just a more futuristic version of the same car.
     
  4. Vektor

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    Oh, and one more thing: If you'd like to do a couple of different cars, go for it, and please use a separate thread for each. Just don't start a new thread for the same project because you decided to make it candy apple red instead of midnight black. ;)
     
  5. Capt. James B. Quirk

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    This is a magnificent idea! This is kinda where I got started on Professor Moriarty's shuttle. My first thought in this area, was when you posted the challenge for the *Starfleet craft* a couple of months ago. I even ordered a 66 Ford Fairlane, but it developed into the Prof's shuttle.

    Can you guess what my submission is going to be? After I complete the Profs ship of course. :D
     
  6. Achillies

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    So we're basically lookin for a futureistic Delorean.

    Nice idea, I'm not good enough to try though.
     
  7. Dr. Phlox

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    Damn, I have a shuttle that looks like a Ford Focus. :)

    I might have a go at this. Should be a great contest.
     
  8. Classic Fan

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    To quote James Kirk...

    "Sounds like fun"



    So, are photo-shop manips acceptable? :D
     
  9. Sarmatian

    Sarmatian Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    this looks like a job for bruce jensen. his planet killer was right out of the 1930s :)
     
  10. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't see why not.
     
  11. Classic Fan

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    COOOOOL


    And i think this a good time to point out, Vektor, that 'Winebeigo's with wings' have already been done. :lol:
     
  12. Dr. Phlox

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    There goes biotech's entry. :p
     
  13. biotech

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    Nah, I had already started on a much sleeker car.
     
  14. Capt. James B. Quirk

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    It's October, what's the new challenge?
     
  15. Dr. Phlox

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    There's still the one about designing things to go on the Vanguard, that probably didn't start until half way through the month.
     
  16. Capt. James B. Quirk

    Capt. James B. Quirk Commodore Commodore

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    August, September, October,.........How many months for one challenge? I say let the new challenge be...."What Cool Thing Can You Derive For The Mirror Universe".
     
  17. Dr. Phlox

    Dr. Phlox Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You would say that, Mr. Person-Working-on-a-Mirror-Universe-Project. :p
     
  18. Capt. James B. Quirk

    Capt. James B. Quirk Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, that's it. :SMIRK:, but I say......What is the new one? Sept's, over and we're into Oct. so what's the new Challange/ :lol: :D :confused:
     
  19. Vulcan

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    ^^Hey, if it was: 25th century variant Starfleet ships. I'd be one step ahead of all you. :D ;)
     
  20. Dr. Phlox

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    Well I think it should be "Pictures of Picard". :o :)
     
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