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3DAlaska-Class Starship

BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
So, ThePhxRises has been kind enough to take on the commission for the Alaska-Class Starship, from the old blueprint sheet from the convention days of yore. As far as I'm aware, nobody has ever modeled this ship, in CGI or physical media, so it looks like we're the first. Here are the first batch of WIP images. You can contact ThePhxRises for commissions here:

https://forums.scifi-meshes.com/profile/ThePhxRises

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More to come.

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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    New WIP renders.

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  • JayruJayru409 UKPosts: 444Member
    Would i be wrong in thinking that she is some sort of Excelsior variant?
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • trekkitrekki507 Posts: 1,071Member
    Nice Start !
    BolianAdmiral
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    Jayru wrote: »
    Would i be wrong in thinking that she is some sort of Excelsior variant?

    I think that was at least partially the intention, as she uses Ingram nacelles.
  • RekkertRekkert2583 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,150Member
    Interesting design, though not sure I'm a fan of that secondary hull shape.
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • ThePhxRisesThePhxRises22 Posts: 10Member
    Rekkert wrote: »
    Interesting design, though not sure I'm a fan of that secondary hull shape.

    Heh, I don't know that I am either, lol. It's a weird shape to model, and I'm not even a big fan of how it looks.

    Overall I think the design works, though.
    BolianAdmiralRekkert
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    Here are a few more WIP renders.

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  • JESJES47 Posts: 80Member
    Dear Who Ever Decided To Use a Connie Deflector Dish When Designing This:

    We are not letting you live this down. Ever.

    Because it is just not working.

    There is a reason that the producer ignored FASA, and made a brand new design for the Ent-C.

    On the other hand, the use of 4 pairs of mega-phasers-that's a brave choice...
    BolianAdmiral
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    It really is an odd duck of a ship, but in a way, that’s why I like it, lol... then again, I’m the guy who also loves the Yeager and Elkins, lol. Like I told ThePhxRises, all we’ve ever seen of this ship is a pretty crudely drawn set of 2D views, and as is obvious, she’s a hodgepodge of a ship... so I’m just really curious to see how well the design and form translates into 3D, as a real “physical” ship.
  • JayruJayru409 UKPosts: 444Member
    'Tis an interesting beast you have there, but she is coming along well. I think this is case of seeing how the final version looks in 3D.
    BolianAdmiral
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    A few new WIP's from the artist...

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  • trekkitrekki507 Posts: 1,071Member
    You make a very nice ship, supi!
    BolianAdmiral
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    Thanks, but remember, ThePhxRises is the one modeling the ship, so yes, she makes a very nice ship!
  • trekkitrekki507 Posts: 1,071Member
    OK, I didn't read something, sorry.
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    A few more WIP renders.

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  • JayruJayru409 UKPosts: 444Member
    I'm really liking the look of this. She's really taking shape. The detail work is very crisp. Love the sweep of the pylons and the neck.
    BolianAdmiral
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • ThePhxRisesThePhxRises22 Posts: 10Member
    Jayru wrote: »
    I'm really liking the look of this. She's really taking shape. The detail work is very crisp. Love the sweep of the pylons and the neck.

    Thanks! I've actually made quite a bit more progress on the detailing since those images.
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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    Oh, wow... those look great!
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    New WIP pics. We decided to put some areas of blue on the bottom of the secondary hull, kinda like the Excelsior.

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  • srspicersrspicer268 Posts: 234Member
    Great work on such a forced original design. This is from that old poster, correct? I have a copy of that somewhere.
    BolianAdmiral
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    Yes, it is.
    srspicer
  • JayruJayru409 UKPosts: 444Member
    She is looking grand, may be from an old poster, but you've given her life :-)
    BolianAdmiral
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    Thanks to ThePhxRises! I always wanted to see what this design would look like in 3D, and now that I do, it definitely works better in 3D than 2D. It's a workable ship, for sure. She's just kind of an odd jumble of Excelsior and Constitution bits. Here's a few more images of the basically finished ship.

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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
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  • StarshipStarship311 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,866Member
    She looks great!
    My unique niptick is about the external megaphasers, which looks weird... They could be integrated into the hul, but... since the mesh is faithfull to the original plans, I understand the megaphasers needs to stay where they are. ;)
    BolianAdmiral
  • admiral hortonadmiral horton191 Posts: 125Member
    like the orthos but a little dark
    BolianAdmiral
  • ThePhxRisesThePhxRises22 Posts: 10Member
    Trek ships always look weird to me fully lit up, given that we never really see them that way.
    BolianAdmiral
  • RekkertRekkert2583 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,150Member
    Turned out nice! I quite like the name/registry details on the secondary hull.
    BolianAdmiral
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • JESJES47 Posts: 80Member
    Unsurprisingly, she is well-armed. My favorite other part has to be the neck. I just love the way that it curves down.

    Since she has a 5 digit registry, I'd be tempted to give her collimated phaser arrays, rather than phaser banks, to better reflect her apparent construction, which would be smack-dab in the middle of TLE, when Ambassadors reined supreme.

    And I would not go with USS Nelson for her name, since it is such a commonly used name, in both fanon and beta canon. There are other admirals in history whose names are not used as often, but just as worthy. Not that the Wellington class is pretty, but she does exist...
  • admiral hortonadmiral horton191 Posts: 125Member
    Trek ships always look weird to me fully lit up, given that we never really see them that way.

    In a screen shot or in a show or movie, yes self lit is good but for schematics & ortho u need it lit up so u can see the detail of the ship
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