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For, well... f*** Ryan Church :D





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:iconnigelmcdivine:
NigelMcDivine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Punch it!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
:D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
should still do a gathering of the fleet like in the film but with classic designs - or your own - just to show HOW it should be!

This is STILL Brilliant!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Hmm, I might do that!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PLEASE! *He says on bended hands and knees!*
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Your "Star Trek" artwork always has that photorealistic approach. Stick with that.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I'm trying :D
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JasonECaesar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This is very well done. It looks like it is to scale. Wow.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconredshoulder:
RedShoulder Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Hey! I like Ryan Church! 8-)

But still...I like it. I also like the fact that you used the Starfleet HQ design from Franz Joseph's STAR TREK TECHNICAL MANUAL (still have a years-old copy given to me by my cousin....), which was a cool design, in my opinion.

I really have to get back into building starships in 3D...


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I wonder where you are, my friend....
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
If you're interested, you can download all models at my other account: :iconmetlesitsfleetyards:
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NewDivide1701 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
At first, I was "shocked" by Ryan Church's design. But as I looked at it again and again, I wouldn't say I got use to the design, but I accepted it and has as much of a right to be called Enterprise as the ship we all grew up with.

In fact when I made my own Enterprise, I used a lot of Ryan Church's design elements as I did Andrew Probert's and Matt Jefferies' design elements.

And to *celticarchie, what about the Kelvin? Now that was about as an inspirational design as the original Enterprise, shown above, and the Sovereign class which is my favourite.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
The new design has grown on me, but I still like the real thing better.
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NewDivide1701 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I hear ya. But the Enterprise-F on Star Trek Online hasn't.
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dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, she's one ugly duckling.
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Yeah, screw him eight ways from Sunday! Matt Jeffries FTW!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
:D

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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Best...1701...Pic...Ever!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much!
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thankyou for delivering such awesome work, you never fail to impress :worship:
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Gisteron Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
tbh, i refer ryan's. yes, it breaks TOS traditions, but from an aesthetical point of view that's not really that bad. TMP already is way better, optically, than TOS.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
RC's changes were just too drastic...
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Isn't it a bit unfair to rail agains Church about the desing since it must have been Abrams who Ok'd it. In my understanding the way art departments work is that they give lots odf suggestion to the director and then the director chooses wich way he wants the desing to go and ultimately chooses the desing.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
In that case, Abrams is the guilty one... :D
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Gisteron Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
well, its not that he changed the original designs. he just watched them, got his orders, got a lot of inspiration and interpreted the shapes his way. which is, yes, quite different, but by far not worse IMO. shatner himself btw stated, that he doesn't really care about a little more roundings or a meter or two offset windows. he liked it.
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sierra223 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is cooooooool!!!!!!! love it
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
almost tears...
words can't describe...
This is just...

I would frame it (40") if I had anywhere to hang it.

I think this is one of, if not the, best of your work I have seen. Thank you
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much, man!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I realise that that was a very emotional response, but Star Trek meant so much to me as I was growing up, the characters of both TNG & TOS in particular where people I looked up to.
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ronbrothers Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Dave, the pics in this series rule! Bravo, kudos, bravo & kudos! Hope there's more.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much!

I hope so :D
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Very interesting. Great work there, sir. Keep up the awesome work because it's always a joy for me to see what you cook up next.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Night-Forager Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   General Artist
Fantastic work!

Can't say I agree with your sentiment about Ryan Church - his work is really quite good. The concept artists' and art director's job is to turn out drawings until the director (or on television, producer) is satisfied; no matter what the artist thinks of it, the director makes the final call. With all due respect to Mr. Abrams, it was pretty much his responsibility - he figured fans would criticize him no matter what the Enterprise looked like in the film, so he went for what he thought was "cool."
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I have nothing against Ryan Church. He does indeed build nice things. But his and Abrams' vision of Trek... Of all the designs, I liked the standard Enterprise shuttlecraft the way it was.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe that is what the producer was offered ;)

But an EXCELLENT Depiction! And they changed the Grey Lady to the great attrocity, err why?

See? She is FINE as SHE is!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
LOL Thank you :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL - just being err blunt :D
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
:D

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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great re-creation mate. :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
She looks like she is performing a kirk maneuver on me :O
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
What is a Kirk manouver (besides charming every woman of every race in three nanoseconds? :D )
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
It's that maneuver that Riker uses in ST Insurrection

He seems to ram the enemy then turns away and fires (only semi-canon name, of course.)

Besides, his charms are not due to a certain maneuver, but because he is the best pupil of chuck norris ;)
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Give 'em Hell Dave!!!
Nice one! again.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
LOL Thank you :D
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Well, RC couldn't design a starship if his life depended on it. ;P

See, done properly it becomes a classic shot. :D
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:iconavaruus-apina:
avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I beg to differ: [link]
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