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That's Our Ride by RobCaswell That's Our Ride by RobCaswell
New models to play with! Century Class by DJ Curtis, converted by Celticarchie. Volga Class Runabout by Medjai, converted by Mattymanx. Background by Arisechicken117.

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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Starships and shuttlecrafts travelling together isn't an uncommon thing.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well... I think when they're REALLY travelling a starship may go faster than a shuttlecraft?
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa~!

Starships and shuttlecrafts!

Thought I'd never see something like this on the front page DA these days!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey - first page of POPULAR images. That's WAY cool! Thanks. I would have missed that if you hadn't given me a heads up.
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL No problem, and you're welcome! I was pretty stunned too! It's just that not many people around me ever knows much about Trek anymore...My peers are all about the Wars and I'm sitting there reading Trek stuff. Still haven't made much sense out of the Enterprise Tech manual though. Either way, seeing more Trek stuff makes me happy, knowing that it's popularity isn't dead yet if it can make it to the front page!
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WilliamRumley Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Loving the color here, incredible blue glow to everything :)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Again, I think I'm channeling a little Bob McCall on this one.
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:iconvenomater:
Venomater Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love the blues in this one my friend. . . .

Live Long & Prosper
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm partial to blues... if you couldn't tell? :)
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:iconlordtrekie:
LordTrekie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop: I love the Century, brilliant render.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's really is a nifty design.
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice :)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconforkboy1965:
forkboy1965 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Does anyone make the dreadnaught as seen in the Star Trek original series book Star Fleet Manual?
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
What format?
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:iconforkboy1965:
forkboy1965 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
No idea. It wasn't meant to be "I'd like to work with one," but as in a general question.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
OK.
The general answer would be "yes" ;)
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Ummm, guys, could you slow down just a bit? Guys? GUYS! That's it - next time, you carry the ambassador back home!"

Nice shot! So next! So generational! And I like the Volga-class's embedded nacelles.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Don't tell 'em I told you.... but I think those embedded nacelles like you, too! ;)
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:iconptrope:
Ptrope Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they are rather complementary ;).
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:iconajtalon:
AJTalon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Writer
Nice design. Century-class starship is pretty badass.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Agreed!
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Writer
Indeed.
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I hope the big one is waiting for the little one? :)
There are cool light effects here again... and the details of the ships are coming out pretty great.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Both these models are pretty well detailed, so that helps a lot :)
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yep, these models are looking greatly detailed. That is something I missed sometimes on the other models.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
The older Trek designs are more "basic" looking. I think it's both a beauty and a fault in them.
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah...probably. But relating to your current journal entry about the influences of those under 35, I think this is coming from your viewing experiences which are different from mine. You grew up for instance with the original Star Trek show, where everything wasn't that detailed and rather "simple" in design. I did rather see "New Generation" (and I loved Jean-Luc! :D), where the new available technology also manifested in the appearance of everything...
Maybe I'll find something useful to add to the discussion in your blog...even though I'm not too much into SF art :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well even if you're not into sci-fi as much, the question of artistic influences is still a valid one, and I'm SURE you have your own cast of characters :)
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hm...it's not that much, to be honest.
I really had to think about it.
well,..I will think about it :)
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Looks good. Don't know about those warp nacelles- They look alittle plump.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
*shrug* I like 'em.
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Captain-Draco Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I bet that's the Enterprise F good job on the pic and love that shuttle look's cool ;) and also I have some STO screenshots in my gallery if you'd like to check them out :)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep, it's an "F".
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:iconunspacy:
unspacy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
wow when can I ride this bird????/ :)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you gets LOTS of sleep tonight (like, say, 300 years), you can head out on her in the morning!
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
TOS, TNG, or whatever... I'd definitely love to take a ride around the galaxy in *that*!
And with all due respect to Drell-7, but has it occurred to you that maybe *this* "silly" ship was designed to enter an atmosphere and perhaps to even *land*?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
This ship? Land??? Gods, I hope not.
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Well, maybe it could still cruise through the atmosphere of a gas giant or a particularly thick nebula... or perhaps even the "Smoke Ring" if something so utterly improbable like that ever existed.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Image!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! :boogie:
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm old school and not a fan of TNG... TOS all the way, but this was superbly done :) Excellent scene!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, me too. TNG doesn't replace TOS for me. Nothing could! I'm just having fun playing with a cool looking design. Besides, it mixes things up and helps keep me fresh :)
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true :) Great work regardless :)
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
The Century must go at VERRRY high warp, cuz its so streamlined, right? Sorry, to me the design just looks a bit silly.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
But then you were never keen on Voyager's design, either.

Doesn't it stand to reason that as materials and drive technology becomes refined and advanced that engineers and designers might then have the option to introduce more aesthetic design into starships? Look at the Model-T versus a Lamborghini.... or the U.S.S. Monitor vs. an Arleigh Burke class destroyer?

In hostile environments, function is the driving force behind design. On that I'm sure we both agree. But once function is mastered, isn't it time for a bit of beauty (as judged by humanity) to start to work its way into the design of our "chariots"? Above all Roddenberry's vision of Trek was about the human spirit. I think it can be argued that "future Trek's" sleeker designs are in keeping with Roddenberry's vision. It's not enough just to go to the stars in a sterile machine if it's within our capabilities to make function and beauty go hand in hand as we expand outward.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interestingly, when comparing a Model T to a Lamborghini, one also might consider that as materials and construction technology have 'improved,' design has arguably become a victim of mass production. Many of the most beautiful cars are from the 1930s, when bodies were hand-built using primitive techniques such as banging metal against a wooden form that had been painstakingly carved into elegant shapes, and when a complex shape was unachievable in a single panel, it was standard practice to weld 2 less-complicated pieces together to create it. A 1937 Talbot Lago bodied by Figoni et Falaschi ([link]) is infinitely more beautiful and complex than, say, a 2011 Bugatti (I would argue that a 1980 Chevy Citation is more beautiful than the Bug, as well, but then I think the Bug is one of the most horrendously-designed cars ever built - even worse than the Pontiac Aztek! Give me a Lamborghini Miura, chums! :D). The same can be said for architecture - the Chrysler building is arguably more beautiful and complex than the Disney Concert Wrapper (or anything, IMHO, designed by architect Frank Gehry :O ), and we will never see anything to compare to Angkor Wat built using modern materials and techniques.

Personally, I don't have any problem with the Century-class as I've seen it in recent images here - it'll do until Jason Lee ("Vektor") completes U.S.S. Grandeur (([link]) which may, sadly, never be released into the wild :( ).
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good points. Touche!
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:iconptrope:
Ptrope Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, for me, it always comes down to cars ... :D.
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