Space... the final frontier. These are the voyagers of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!
- Patrick Stewart, Star Trek, The Next Generation
Nice job on it, dude! I remember the movies since I was in California.
Enterprise 1701: Constitution-class. Captains Robert April, Chris Pike, James T Kirk, who flew her on her historic mission. STATUS: DESTROYED Enterprise 1701-Alpha: Constitution Refit. STATUS: DECOMMISSIONED Enterprise 1701-Bravo: Excelsior Refit. Captain Jon Harrimon. STATUS: SEVERELY DAMAGED IN THE NEXUS AFTER HER MAIDEN FLIGHT Enterprise 1701-Charlie: Ambassador-class. Captain Rachel Garrett STATUS: DESTROYED Enterprise 1701-Delta: Captain Jean-Luc Picard STATUS: DESTROYED Enterprise 1701-Echo: Sovereign-class. STATUS: STILL FLYING
Looks good. I can tell you weren't trying to show them to scale. The Enterprise-E simply looks like it's a lot closer. I also like the star backgrounds you use. They have color like real stars instead of them all being white.
I know you didn't make the meshes but they all look pretty good, although the Ent-B and the Ent-D look a little off to me. The Ent-D looks really flattened and wide. I'm not sure what it is about the Ent-B. Maybe if you decide to use it again later, I'll get a better view of it. The Excelsior-Refit is one of my favorites.
I dunno... I think most /Galaxy/-class renders tend to be a bit too tall and stocky, myself. This one looks pretty good. But then again, I always felt the original six-foot model was the "true" version of the class, while most references (including the various blueprints) are of the later, stockier, four-footer. Your mileage may vary, of course.
davemetlesits, I'm almost laughing at how much the captains and helmsmen must be cursing you to get the ships in the right positions for your shot, but the overall effect is cool! Well done.
Every ship NX01, 1701, A, B, C, D, E, all had a sense of design and beauty about it, they were ships you could see flying, and be proud you served on, but the Enterprise J!? It looks offensive to the eye, like all the designers decided to take the day off and a little kid designed it instead, also can you see it turning? it would just snap in half.