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I revamped my Galaxy class model. The textures are 99% new or updated, I corrected the nacelle size, added some missing lifeboats on the underside of the saucer and I re-built the much criticized main deflector dish.

She will be part of my next model release spree...





Model by me
Background by NASA
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P0MG Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
!!!!Beautiful!!!!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you!
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome :)
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sierra223 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the Galaxy Class, awesome ship and almost had a tear in my eye when Riker slammed it into a planet. Was anyone else miffed that an ancient Bird of Prey could kick the arse out of the Flagship?? Like what the hell??!! The Odyssey in DS9 didn't have shields and it held out for a while? Dead to rights the Enterprise had enough fire-power to vanquish those Duras Sisters and it didn't happen!!
I also love the Sovereign Class, something about baddass being streamlined and packing more punch just appealed to me. But the Galaxy will always hold a place in everyone's heart I suppose :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Brannon and Braga wanted to kill off the D, they never liked it. Yeah, the same guys who did VOY and ENT... thank you, gentelen, thank you /sarcasm/

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sierra223 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Voyager was awesome but they killed off the D too early... they should have let it get kicked but be refitted and then change its look for First Contact and make so badly damaged that they send it out with a bang and then introduce the Sovereign... fools!
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SylkRode Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Speaking of the deflector, I actually like the Generations version. I know most people don't, but I think that's because Trekkies tend to be geeks, and geeks tend to be anoraks. But I think the slimmer deflector really lends something to the design.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I don't like the Enterprise-E design, but I like that deflector design.
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SylkRode Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was talking about the ST; Generations model of the Enterprise-D, which had a slimmer deflector than the model used during the series, and it received a lot of guff from the fans for that difference. Most 3D models of the Galaxy follow the fatter (taller, really) more almond-shaped deflector.
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Galaxy class always struck me like a big ol whale!
All bark but not enough bite! maybe later ones though.
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Choice-D Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I think the reason the Galaxy class doesn't come off as quite as tough is because the Enterprise-D always looked a little too cushy on the interior shots. Kind of like a starship hotel (included potted plants). And of course Gene Roddenberry made the mistake of putting children on board.
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. It was like a cruise ship than an explorer/warship which was supposed to be its function. the familes aboard threw the dynamic off.
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SylkRode Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's why they put phaser strips on the warp nacelles for DS9. That configuration (at least in my mind) suggests the ability to - in extreme situations - shunt warp output directly into the arrays. Now that would be a heck of a big bite!
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most ships now or least the Soveriegns and Intrepid classes are equipped with DS type phaser strips for extra firepower. This also includes refitted Galaxies, since they need the firepower because of its size.
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SylkRode Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So - they can divert power directly from the nacelles, a sort of warp phaser?
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well most phasers operate using power from the warp engines. So if the warp drive went down they wont operate. Compensating to impulse power their efficiency and accuracy is diminished.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
It's just that they dodn't want to show the badassdom. Think 80's, family friendliness and all that crap...
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I guess thats right I HAVE seen the Galaxy go all out in You Tube and its just as kick ass as the Soveriegn. The only difference being the Soveriegns more streamlined.
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Very nice rendering. Nice imposition against a cloudy planet and with the sun in the background, makes the ship all the more important. I like how you lit the windows.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much!

The windows are just a simple texture :D
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
You've treated her well.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
She has lots of work and love in her, believe me :D
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
The king sits, unaware, that death lurks, behind him, in the form, of a BANANA! [link]

btw I think that's the best angle you can shoot a galaxy from :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Oh, that was so funny :D

It's great to know that the cast really get together, not just as colleagues, but a true crew.
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I wouldn't say TRUE crew, I mean they are still actors and professionals and keep a little distance, but I think that these videos proved that they at least really liked working with each other. And come on, if you look like a weird-ass alien the whole day while the others wear skimpy jumpsuits you have GOT to have a sense of humour, don't you? :)

And yes, it was DAMN funny.
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TiB69 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Well I cant see the deflector in this pic, but I'll take your word for it ;) Looks a lot better mate, well done! I might now wait for this version before my next image which I am planning.
And thats a great shot of it in action, love the lighting. Well done!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Thank you very much!

Texturing was always my weakness. This has lots of work in it...
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Beautiful ship! Too bad she died in Generations.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you very much!
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
You're welcome! :) Maybe for a follow-up, you should portray her death as her stardrive section blows up.
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XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you!
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A majestic beauty that will be eventually crashed by troi XD oh well she is still a beautiful ship awesome job :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Oh, Troi... the most useless character of Trekdom...
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MikeMetalic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Now this is something rather special, great job.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you very much!
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sierra223 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!! Its so awesome! Great job as usual!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you very much!
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
i think thats a very good pic of her.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you very much!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
She's a beauty
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you very much!
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Losrandir Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful work!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you very much!
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wow, she looks even better than the original. Awesome work, man!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you very much :D
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
You're welcome. I can't wait to see what you do with this class of vessel. ^_^
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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Just beautiful, Dave. Great work!
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