Unseen TOS....

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Warped9, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Go for pitch black and you got the TOS version of DSC Section 31 intel cutters right there...

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  2. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Dice Admiral Premium Member

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    One last comment on this one--I just noticed this (and I'm sure I'm not the first): The hull of the Jefferies streamliner shuttle looks like a giant-size type-1 hand phaser.

    https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/m...dth-down/775?cb=20130815105628&path-prefix=en
     
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  3. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

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    LOL - in profile I thought the aft section looked like a Type-2 phaser :) But now I can't unsee either one. :D
     
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  4. Warped9

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    I’m trying to resist adding too much detail. You can find yourself always wanting to add more and losing sight of the objective: to fashion a miniature that could be built from scratch within a reasonable time frame, and certainly faster than how long it’s taking me to build the 3D model. :lol:

    I’m starting to add the hull markings and I’m pondering what registration to give it.
     
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  5. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    Wow!!! So cool, yeah, please finish this when you have time. I think it was a beautiful design by Jefferies and what you did is sooooo faithful IMO.
     
  6. Professor Moriarty

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    PREACH! :beer:
     
  7. publiusr

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    The best touch are the two (saddle/) tanks on the underside of the main hull that echo the two nacelles above. Perfection itself.
     
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  8. Warped9

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    Even though certain other designs are still far ahead I have already begun thinking about how this design could be reused to depict a different ship. In the least the underparts could be removed and replaced with something else to depict a merchant vessel like a freighter, either with a large cargo area or an assembly that connects to detachable cargo containers.

    Part of me itches to add more detail, but this is a miniature that would be seen only briefly onscreen, so such extra detail would be largely pointless. This is a miniature meant to look acceptable on a 1960’s era television rather than current high definition imagery.
     
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  9. publiusr

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    In place of the two lower cylinders....maybe two tow-pads for pallets?
     
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  10. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That's a VERY nice repurposing of an unused design. That would have been cool to see onscreen, TOS or TAS!:cool::cool::cool::cool:

    What thread is that from?

    Definitely got a Starfleet/Federation merchant look, and the basic hull layout does look like something that could been quickly built if they had done so back in the day. Nice work as always @Warped9 :cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  11. Warped9

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    Here we go. I'm looking at perhaps a few small finishing touches, but the objective is to have something that could be convincing as a TOS design.

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    There are no lights on this model. Everything is painted on as if were to be an actual physical miniature. It could appear onscreen as a long shot as seen on the Enterprise's main viewscreen or perhaps even in the same frame as the Enterprise similar to what was done with the Botany Bay.
     
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  12. Atolm

    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sexy bro...Damn sexy!
     
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  13. Santaman

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    Nice ship design. :mallory:
     
  14. publiusr

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    Perfect
     
  15. Kahloke

    Kahloke Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Oh, this is absolutely fantastic. I’m fighting the urge to hit the workbench and make the long lost studio model. Ha.
     
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  16. Warped9

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    Rendezvous with the Antares.
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    The Antares "goes away."
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  17. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Brilliant! :cool::cool::cool::cool:

    One minor quibble, but do the light sources agree in the side by side shot? I know the studio model was probably lit from various angles, it's the slight shadow being thrown forward from the Enterprise starboard nacelle strut that's not visible on the Antares that's throwing my eye off.

    But as I couldn't even begin to attempt this in a month of Sundays, please feel free to ignore me. :techman:

    Amazing work, Sir!:cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  18. Henoch

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    Love it. I noticed that you sized your impulse engines/vents to be about the same size as the Enterprise's. Nice touch. :cool:
     
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  19. Warped9

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    I could attempt the side shot again. It’s hard to match the lighting angles. The best way to achieve a seamless shot would require a 3D model of Enterprise as well and render them together sharing the same lighting sources. Also, as it’s lighted, the Enterprise wouldn’t be casting any shadows on the Antares. The Antares could also use a touch more film grain and its angle is slightly off.

    The size of the Antares’ impulse engines is a coincidence as I was just trying to size them right figuring they couldn’t be too small.

    I was really tempted to light the windows and various lights, but since that wouldn’t have happened for such a miniature on TOS I opted to just painting those details and hope they could show off when filmed, or in this case rendered.

    Based on the apparent scale I figure they could get away with an Antares miniature 3-4 ft. in length to film it alongside the 11 ft. Enterprise. If they made the Antares only 2 ft. then they would have to film it a bit different, a bit more in the foreground, to make it look a bit larger.
     
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  20. tesral

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    I like the over all design, but I would prefer 50% larger.