I was really impressed by the work Tommy Kraft
was doing for Star Trek: Horizon
and I dropped him a line back in February to say so and offered to help out with any VFX work he might need. He took me up on the offer and asked me to build a 22nd Century, Enterprise
-era Romulan Bird of Prey for use in the film!
In Star Trek: Online
, this design is still in service in the 25th Century as the T'Varo-class light warbird
, which is the name I've been using to identify it. Modeled and rendered in Blender, textures created in Photoshop. I'm passing the model over to Tommy for use in 3ds Max for the final film animation and rendering.
Start to finish, this project spanned exactly 5 months (started Feb 20, finished July 20).
WIP thread here
"After a whole century, what will a Romulan ship look like, Mr. Stiles? I doubt if they'll radio and identify themselves."
"You'll know, sir. They're painted like a giant bird of prey."
Was it painted on with glow in the dark paint or did they have to get really close to a star to see it in enough light?
Well, common sense would suggest that a lot of the major battles would take place inside of solar systems, which typically have stars.
I watched the episode a couple of days ago, I rather wished that they'd have kept the scene in about it being a stolen Federation design. That would have been great and could have opened possibilities for future episodes. Now, if they remade that into a movie, that'd be ace.
I gathered as much, but there are still a number of people who actually think the ship only had impulse power, which is a scientific impossibility. So, my remark was intended for them.
It wasn't necessarily a stolen Federation ship, but Romulan spies had stolen technical specs for Federation ships and had used it to construct their own vessel. I agree, it's a shame that they cut that part out. Not only would it have added to the story, but it would have made Stiles' comment about how they could have Romulan spies aboard the Enterprise not seem so out of the blue.
After all, we found out in Space Seed that the technical specs are available for any patient in sickbay. (wonderful security) So, a spy wouldn't even have to work that hard to get them.
Stop digging up old threads to beg for meshes. It's really annoying and very much against the rules here.
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