Yes, another TOS Constitution reboot

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Hanzhefu, Sep 25, 2014.


What is your favorite Enterprise?

  1. NX-01

    9 vote(s)
  2. 1701

    77 vote(s)
  3. 1701-A

    61 vote(s)
  4. 1701-B

    7 vote(s)
  5. 1701-C

    10 vote(s)
  6. 1701-D

    16 vote(s)
  7. 1701-E

    11 vote(s)
  8. 1701-F

    2 vote(s)
  9. 1701 (Kelvin timeline)

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Hanzhefu

    Hanzhefu Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 23, 2012
    Well, here we go again. As a Trek fan who's learning CG (Blender), what better way to do it than making the old Connie? Back when I started this project (2011) it SUCKED. I was just a freshman in high school doing an after school Blender class, (which I loved). By the time I got to version 5, it was coming along okay, so I posted it over at You may have seen it there. Now I am on version 10, which I started in August. I wanted to get some more opinions from more Trek fans, so I decided to post it here.

    Here is the current state of the model.


    With this version, my goal is to reboot the Connie, but keep the same basic shape, but also to not go crazy on the detailing and greebling. I also have plans to make some interior stuff.

    Here is a mash up of versions 1-9 to see my improvement, starting from when I first started learning CG (I didn't get very far on 7,8, and 9, so not worth rendering):

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  2. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Nice work! Your progress is excellent.

    I voted for 1701 on your poll, but the more I'm watching Shaw's Phase II thread, the more that ship may be edging on the TOS ship. For my money, anyhow...

  3. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    Orbiting Urectum
    Great looking Enterprise!

    I voted for the 'A' and 'C'. The former because of the new level of detail in the Constitution-Class and the latter because I love the Ambassador-Class.

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008
    No love for the Ent-J? ;)
  5. Mytran

    Mytran Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 5, 2009
    North Wales
    Lovely renders so far! Are you planning on keeping those 4 trenches on the upper saucer?(6-2013) They look a little too TNG-ish, but maybe that's just me :)
  6. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

    Feb 26, 2010
    Nice modeling :)
  7. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    1701-A aka 1701-refit
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  8. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    I really am falling in love with the Phase II version of the Enterprise. Shaw has done an incredible job bringing it to life.

    I'd love for Diamond Select to do a version of it. It would be a day one purchase for me.
  9. Hanzhefu

    Hanzhefu Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 23, 2012
    Thanks everyone! Is there anything specific that anyone thinks needs changing so far, no matter how small?

    I like the Phase II design, but I think the nacelle design needs some work. Who knows, maybe I'll tackle that one sometime. ;)

    They were also on versions 5 and 7, but I threw them out.
  10. Irishman

    Irishman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 9, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Hanzhefu, it's clear you've got a gift for modeling. I look forward to seeing where this goes. :)
  11. Hanzhefu

    Hanzhefu Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 23, 2012

    Here is some texture tests I did. Looks like they are a success!

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  12. JES

    JES Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 14, 2011
    Ocoee, Florida
    I'm not going to vote, but I am going to say that the E and F are my favorites. But then again, I feel that those are completely different animals from the original.

    I really liked Jefferies' notion that all of the equipment was inside the ship, and could easily be reached and repaired, but I also liked how Probert added all of those details, especially for the weapons and RCS thrusters (unfortunately, there wasn't any such details on the original that notated where such equipment was).

    Hanzhefu, you clearly have a gift for 3D modeling, something I hope to get to, when I finally get the chance.
    It was clear by your 3rd attempt that your modeling skills had improved, and they clearly improved into your fourth attempt, but by your fifth attempt, I'd have to say that your ability with modeling and effects have reached a point where with enough practice, you'll be on the same level as the best.

    Wherever you decide to take your modeling next, I look forward to seeing your work in the future.:)
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I just love what you did to the nacelle supports at their base. That would fix the AMT "droop" misalignment.
  14. Hanzhefu

    Hanzhefu Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 23, 2012
    Thanks very much!

    Bam, did the engineering hull grids.

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  15. spockboy

    spockboy Captain Captain

    May 25, 2005
    Looks fantastic!
    The nacelles are amazing.

  16. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2003
    Beach condo, Bay of Eldamar
    very impressive!
  17. Kruezerman

    Kruezerman Commodore Commodore

    Jun 3, 2012
    Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese
    No love for the JJPrise?

    Voted A and E.

    Beautiful ship you're building!
  18. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

    Apr 10, 2003
    Milton, FL
    Very nice, and clean. :)

    I like how you handled the side cut outs, too, instead of them just being carved out of the side of the secondary hull.

  19. BK613

    BK613 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 3, 2008
    West of the Moon, East of the Sun
    The nacelles on your presumably current WIP are some of the better TOS inspired versions out there. Great job!
  20. Maxillius

    Maxillius Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 6, 2007
    I voted for the NX-01, but your work here is *stunning*!