Archive for August, 2010

Star Trek: Starfleet Long Range Reconnaissance Vessel

Posted in Uncategorized on 31/08/2010 by patrickivan

I was inspired by some ideas people had for fighter type craft in the Star Trek universe. While not a big fan of the idea, I can see where they may be useful. That said, in my universe, small fighters just can’t pack the punch needed to make themselves truly more then an irritant.

But they’re fun to design none-the-less. In this case, I’m building something more passive.  A Blackbird of sorts. A long range reconnaissance type ship. It’s small at just under 8 metres long. It’s crewed by 2, and it’s hull is covered in a darker then traditional starfleet colour. While it has sensor distorting properties, the colour is simply to thwart the very odd chance of someone seeing it out a window.

The nacelles are derivative of the Vulcan warp sled. The impulse engines are large and fast. The time period is around 2300. Of course the technology is far advanced of what Starfleet is currently employing in present Starship design.

The pilots where borrowed from the Google Sketchup Warehouse.

Early Star Trek Starship Concept

Posted in Star Trek with tags , , , on 10/08/2010 by patrickivan

Matt Jefferies conceived tonnes of Starship drawings for the original Star Trek. Here is my interpretation of another of his ships. Again, I’ve tried to stay true to the drawing, as well as add some details without going beyond the simplicity that he and Gene wanted on their ships.

It’s a work in progress, therefore there will be more to come.

The main command cylinder is 10 metres across and about 30 metres long. The engineering sphere is 30 metres across.

14th of August, 2010

I decided to take Matt’s concept and alter it a little. Primarily because popular opinion suggested it looked like a giant schlong. On the other hand, I wasn’t entirely happy with where it was going.

So this ship is the same size.