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My Star Trek Thread

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    Is John working on Discovery? I don't recall noticing for sure. I know there is a book on his drawings you can buy at Amazon.
  • FreakFreak551 Posts: 3,588Member
    edited June 11 #183
    He worked on the first season. I don't know about season 2 or if he working on Picard.

    I heard he quite STD after he was asked on Facebook why the Enterprise was so different and he said they were told to make it 25% different.
    Then a few days later CBS came out and said that was a lie. But that just a rumour.

    I got that book very interesting though with the amount of work he done on Trek it could have been double or triple the size. A lot of stuff he posted on his blog was not in the book.

    He did work on the Godzilla movie that just came out.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    Is John working on Discovery? I don't recall noticing for sure. I know there is a book on his drawings you can buy at Amazon.

    Yeah, I have that book too. He indeed did a lot of work early on Discovery, and he also designed the Enterprise for later in the season. But, he also does a lot of movie work, as Freak said. In fact, he had just finished up work on Spider-Man: Homecoming when he got the call for Discovery.
    Freak wrote: »
    I got that book very interesting though with the amount of work he done on Trek it could have been double or triple the size. A lot of stuff he posted on his blog was not in the book.

    Hell, his book from Generations and First Contact is thicker and it only covers two movies. But, I still like the newer book too. John has definitely had a great career as a very prolific concept artist.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    Does anyone know if all his stuff is just hand drawn and painted, or does he know 3D software like we do?
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    As far as I know, all of John's stuff is done by hand. Everything I've ever seen from him for SOTL has been hand drawn and painted. Beautiful work, he's a great artist. :)

    He did start off as a physical modeler, though. His first Star Trek work was as a model maker in Greg Jein's model shop in Star Trek V.
  • FreakFreak551 Posts: 3,588Member
    Does anyone know if all his stuff is just hand drawn and painted, or does he know 3D software like we do?

    I think he did dabble in it in the mid 00's but nothing professional, but he could not get into it. He was always amazed with the stuff the fan community posted and visited this site to have a look. (I even got him to come on as a consultant for the SFM 3D film project we where working on, but alas shortly after the project fell though.)
    I think he posted a one or two render of Treks ships he was blocking out on his blog, but did not go feather than that.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    I was away for a week. Also binge watched season 2 of Discovery.

    Back to the Mawson. I've taken steps to make the engine more accurate and redid the saucer a 3rd time.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    I need to watch S2 of Discovery one of these days.

    That looks really nice and accurate to the drawing. :)
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    That looks really nice and accurate to the drawing. :)
    Eventually to be a near dead ringer I hope. :)

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    • Like - evil_genius_180 on June 22, 2019.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    So I have been working to get things located correctly. Also refining elements of the model.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    Looking great. :)
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    Thanks Man. I highly recommend S2 of Discovery. There's a new engineer who is hilarious.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    Yeah, I've been wanting to see it. I liked season 1, I have it on DVD. I saw the first episode of S2 on YouTube when it was on there for free and I actually liked it.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    If you remember the engineer from the crashed hospital ship who kept all the personnel alive, she stays on board Discovery. She minces no words but has a good-natured charm about her.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    I do remember her. She was pretty cool, and kind of creepy. :)
  • FreakFreak551 Posts: 3,588Member
    Ship is looking good.
    you are really bring John design to life.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    I do remember her. She was pretty cool, and kind of creepy. :)
    They expand her personality and give you insight on her. She cracks me up for some reason.
    Freak wrote: »
    You are really bring John design to life.
    A nice thing to say. I read once that he (I think it was John) likes to see how CGI artists interpret his designs and bring them to life.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    edited June 24 #199
    A nice thing to say. I read once that he (I think it was John) likes to see how CGI artists interpret his designs and bring them to life.

    Yeah, that was something he posted on his blog years ago.
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    Bring back the blog John. Puleeeeeeeze.
    evil_genius_180
    • Like - evil_genius_180 on June 25, 2019.
  • lewisnivenlewisniven380 UKPosts: 101Member
    So I have been working to get things located correctly. Also refining elements of the model.
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    Thats looks really good, I've wanted to see that design reaslised in 3d for a long while.
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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann283 Posts: 1,038Member
    I really like that long runway on the back, like an aircraft carrier. I can see this ship operating as a hub for shuttlecraft and work pods. An engineer ship or a rescue operations ship.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    edited June 27 #203
    lewisniven wrote: »
    That's looks really good, I've wanted to see that design realized in 3d for a long while.
    Yeah I have had it in my ship images collection for a long time. I always had a positive reaction to it. So thanks.
    I really like that long runway on the back, like an aircraft carrier. I can see this ship operating as a hub for shuttlecraft and work pods. An engineer ship or a rescue operations ship.
    Yeah, I had vague thoughts of a carrier, but your other suggestions might actually be better, since now that I think about it, it comes across rather small for a "carrier" in the traditional sense.
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    That I know of, only John might have drawings of what he intended for the underside of this ship. Here is my first take. I'm pretty pleased with it. The deflector is going to be unique.
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  • FreakFreak551 Posts: 3,588Member
    Interesting take for the secondary hull.

    I could see this ship being used by Starfleet Crops of Engineers.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    I like what you're doing with the underside.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    Whew. You didn't comment for a while and I thought everyone hated it. Sometimes a ship will look good from a lot of angles but then there is one where it is just bad. I know people have different esthetic tastes so it's ok. However, to me my other John Eaves ship does not look great from a side orthographic view. To some degree I can't help that, if I follow what I see in his original drawing.

    I thought this one had a pleasing shape from front low and side. Anyway thanks for your comments.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    Oh. And I love the Corp of Engineers idea.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    edited June 28 #209
    Whew. You didn't comment for a while and I thought everyone hated it.

    Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but I work nights, so I was at work when you posed that. I didn't see it until sometime in the morning. Based on when the forum is saying I posted that, probably my last break.
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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg587 CaliforniaPosts: 1,098Member
    I've been working on the Saucer today. Scoring lines and other minor details.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180888 Posts: 8,881Member
    Looks great. There's something satisfying about panel lines on a Star Trek ship. :)
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