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Anything BUT Routine by RobCaswell Anything BUT Routine by RobCaswell
During a routine check with Maundrian III monitoring outpost, the crew of the Rama is presented with a situation that is anything but routine!

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A story without an actual story ;)
It was unintentional, but there's something sort of Berkeyesque about the piece... at least to my eye.

Planet background by GrahamTG w/ textures courtesy of Nasa and Starbase1. Starfield by FrostBo. Archer class scout mesh created by Mark Azevedo - www.3dmaz.com. Ship design by Masao Okazaki. Poser/DS conversion and enhancement by Ptrope w/ texture support by me. Asteroid station by SolCommand solcommand.blogspot.com/ , enhanced with Trek bits by Ptrope. Matt Jeffries' Space Tug by David Metlesits davemetlesits.deviantart.com/ . Shuttlecraft model by XCalPro.

DAZ Studio render.
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RookBytes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
This looks like the prototype for the Avenger class, in the Star Trek Online MMO. I like it!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
A much smaller ship, though.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just so love that rustic nature of that space station!

And hmmm....an intriguing story with a universe of possibilities!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was aiming for something in the station that would evoke Matt Jeffries' design work.
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Steve629 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello. I'm new here, a model builder, and I just want to say how much I admire your stuff. May I have permission to possibly take some of your design ideas, an apply them to some of my existing Trek Models? ...just askin...
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
You wanna model some of my ideas? BE MY GUEST! I'd be more than flattered! I just hope I get to see the results ;)
So do you frequent Starship Modeler?
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Teri-Minx Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
"Berkeyesque" is a great word to use here, as his art was what I thought of when I first saw this great image. I wondered if you were paying homage to him before I read your comments. Thank you for posting and share this and all your great art.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow... I'm flattered it communicated Berkey to you!
I only wish I had half his talent....
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I can see the Rama appearing in future "Star Trek" novels set in the "TOS" era.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
You DID see my novel series, didn't you?
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
No, but I'm gonna give it a shot. :)
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Fredy3D Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent render!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Farwanderer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
CLASSIC!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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lunarabbittj Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Really digging your Saggitarius renders! Awesome!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's a fun lil' ship to play with.
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, my friend :)
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keep your work
I FOLLOW your work since your cute Uhura
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BasillArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Wow. I'm diggin' that.
Like others said, excellent composition and use of color! :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. It may not be "photo-realistically accurate", but I like catching the eye with a bold color statement.
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davbla Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very Cool!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! :thumbsup:
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davbla Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe its because I was watching "the walking dead" on Netflix, but I just can't help but think the shit is going to hit the fan on that station.

Why mad scientists keep trying to resurrect the dead with nanites on space stations? Don't they know its never going to end well?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Mad scientist need some kind of handbook that they can all refer to so they won't keep making the same mistakes, over and over again.... ;)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks bud!!! :D
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a scene truly Brilliant flow of color and design Lovin this one as well!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh - THANKS! It certainly gives you your daily requirement of Blue! :)
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :D
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job I do like the station quite a lot.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, somehow I totally overlooked this model until yesterday. Once I loaded it up, the image immediately sprang to mind.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It fits in well with the TOS styling :)
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'ow that's very pretty! 'outpost looks very cool too,got it downloaded somewhere...'have to have a play with it and my version of your Archer-class when time ( and toddler!) allow!!



'don't get what this has to do with the 'Clark' and it's on-going supernovas problem yet,'but I'm sure you're getting to it... ;)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's kinda like the old cartoon that ran before the feature presentation ;) Hope you enjoyed the last part of the Clarke's supernova mystery? :)
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah loved it! 'nice that there wasn't a definitive 'technobable' answer...s'pose it's like scientists are fond of saying:"the one thing we can say for certain is that we just don't know!"
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep. Maybe that's one thing that sets apart science and religion. In science it's perfectly valid to say "I just don't know."
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'though not always as acceptable with science FICTION (!)
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DeDani Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I love it. Looks like the time between TOS and TNG.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why do you say "between"? Just curious what visuals point you in that direction. My goal was for something planted in the TOS era.
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DeDani Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Its the shape of your ship. Take a look at the soucer. It looks more like the new ships of Star Trek (VOY). Colors are more like TOS. Thats why I say "between".
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can see that, sorta. Thanks for clarifying!
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AzureJass Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice coloring and shading techniques there. good job my friend :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!!!!!! :squee:
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok just a quick thought - hows that standard TOS shuttle dock with the Archer? I don't recall seeing a standard collar on any of those old ships and the shuttle is designed to land and debark its passengers in a pressurised bay something that the Archer is lacking. Nice use of that asteroid outpost actually its a very good composition itself, I think it would be right at home alongside those mock-up book dustjackets you did.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
The shuttlecraft is actually entering one of the station's bays and is not docking with the Rama (which is docked at a different bay). The arrangement would probably be more obvious from another angle. That bit of visual ambiguity may the image's weakest point.

Hm. I like your "Archer book cover" idea! Hmmmmmm..... let me stew on that. It's tickling me! :D
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WilliamRumley Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic color :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! "Blue Mars" ;)
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh...a massive..erm....stone-i-fi-cation!?
Is that an "Outpost On-the-Rocks"? The hottest stuff you can get these days between here and Betelgeuse?
Like one said: A solid idea, Sir! :)
However: I (we) are expecting more Clark-Opera!
Sir
:)
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