More Finds…….

Hey all, am in the middle of working on a TOS era Klingon design right now, but just wanted to drop by in the meantime and share some interesting finds I’ve come across.

 

Mars Shipyards Starship Design

The home of DeviantART artist SR71ABCD, there are some interesting designs from the Future and TMP eras mainly, with a few TOS era designs and even some ‘nuTrek’ or ‘JJ-era’ designs as well.

 

Abbe Class (Kelso Subtype)

I can’t remember where I first read it (perhaps in one of the old ‘Jackill’ tech manuals?), but somehow, somewhere, something was written about the Abbe class being modular in nature (like Nebula), able to equip a number of specialized pods aside from the standard 8-tube torpedo pod that’s the most commonly seen.  This one right here is of the ‘Kelso’ subtype, fitted with an AWACS-style sensor pod, rendered by Admiral Horton.  (Raises interesting TMP possibilities)

 

Pyotr Velikiy class

Once again, I’ve found myself reading through the “Vanguard” series and in browsing through related entries on the Memory Beta wiki, I came across one on the Pyotr Velikiy class.  Designed by Masao Okazaki (who also designed the Watchtower and Archer classes), this is listed as being the class the USS Dauntless (former command of Diego Reyes) belonged to.  Intrigued, a quick google image search turned up no useful orthos or other images aside from those that are on Masao’s site (the Starfleet Museum).  His site though does present a detailed history for the class which makes for fascinating reading.

Game Changers

Hello again!  RL has been keeping me quite busy as of late, have had car problems to contend with (I drive one of GM’s recently-recalled models) and have been focusing a little bit on my photography too.

A slower, more relaxed atmosphere at work combined with the fact that I’ve been on vacation for the last week and the place I’m staying (in the backwoods of Minnesota) now has WiFi has helped me make some big progress on my own material and if you missed the title, these are definite game changers.  Why?  Well because in writing the backstories for both Baton Rouge and Detroyat, I step on and mess with the backstories of just about every TOS era design I’ve done and more likely than not, most of the TMP ones as well.  One big lesson I’ve learned here is to collate the important details (dates, events etc) and keep them in one spot to use as a resource going forward.

Got to give another shout out though to ‘Admiral Horton’ over at DeviantART (check him out) as I used his orthos for Detroyat and more likely than not, will find the inspiration for my next piece from his gallery.

 

Baton Rouge class Cruiser

Detroyat class Heavy Destroyer

 

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