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The Buddy System by RobCaswell The Buddy System by RobCaswell
I kind of developed a reputation for my unconventional angles on known hardware, like the Enterprise, but this view is all too conventional. And that's why I like it. It evokes the view we saw so often in Star Trek: The Animated Series and I have such warm, fuzzy memories of those days. So this is largely an homage to that era... albeit with "contemporary enhancements" as the Enterprise gets some survey assistance from the recently created (our time) Archer class scout, the U.S.S. Rama. A shuttlecraft with some gathered interstellar gas samples circles around to the hanger deck for a landing.

Enterprise model by Aggi (Foundation3D.com) with OBJ translation by Celticarchie. 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 Moi. Shuttlecraft by Excaliber Productions. Background by FrostBo [link] . Render by DAZ Studio with Photoshop postwork.
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beachelf Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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radpreacher Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very iconic render looks fantastic
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favorite personal Trek works.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
This is such a gorgeous piece of artwork of the Classic TOS Enterprise! The shuttlecraft and U.S.S. Rama really give the Enterprise a grand sense of scale. These really help sell the piece. Awesome art as always!!! :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. This one really clicks with me, too. Maybe it's the colors... hardware elements... or both. But it just captures a TOS mood that both seems "right", but I also wish I could have actually seen ;)
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I think your comments here are spot on as to why this pic just works so well, and is so evocative. Again, Grand work as always on your part! :D
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stick-man-11 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This reminds me of a scene from the 70's animated series. Nice Work :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I loved TAS, so THANKS! :)
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stick-man-11 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Your welcome :D
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Love this! After all these years TOS is still one of my all-time favorite shows. Great rendition of the Enterprise.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Yeah, there is a timelessness around the original... and the Enterprise is still a thing of futuristic engineering beauty.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Yup, definitely a classic angle. But the shuttle and Archer class scout in there as well add to the composition. To say nothing of the background, which is beautiful :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's always gratifying - and oddly uncommon - when me and my viewers agree on a favorite work :D
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AzrielMordecai Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is stunning work. Amazing job and great use of color to create a tremendously eye-catching piece.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
This one definitely stands out as one of my favorite Trek creations. :)
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sickoleman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
the best version
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Word!
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flamingmarsupial Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Wow. The warm colors and the classic '60's/'70's Enterprise; nostalgia doesn't get much better than this. It's so beautiful it hurts. Wonderful stuff, Arcas. Thank you. :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks for the wonderful crit! It's a personal fave so I'm gratified that its appeal goes beyond my own retinas :D
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Haruen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Your work is just awesome. Really love this.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm flattered!! :blush:
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   General Artist
yep . . . still the best-looking.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Awesome, love classic STAR TREK
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Me too! :highfive:
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aarn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Wouldn't traffic regulations forbid entering landing pattern so close to the field? Especially from underneath? Or is he doing a low circle so he can be seen by the tower(bridge) at all times?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I cite artistic license! ;p

Thanks :)
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aarn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Careful the Department of Spaceship Transportation(D.OS.T) or the Federation Space Aministration(FSA) might revoke that and restrict Antmat endorsment, used mostly to transport potatoes, one of the most dangerous materials known by the Federation! Depending on how muck trouble you are, they may use the NERULIZER!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Little know fact: potatoes are just bald tribbles!
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aarn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
So it's that 98% genetics thing then huh?
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
This is very cool. One question, is the Rama or the Enterprise in the foreground?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know... it's a little hard to tell. It's behind the Enterprise... but only by about 50m. Enhough so they don't knock hulls, but they're cruising pretty close. At any rate what you see here as the comparative scale is just about accurate. The Archer is a just a little less that the radius of the E's primary hull.
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
It's a really interesting comparison. The big E had a crew compliment of 400, the archer class? 50 maybe?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
13, if I recall.
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Zoggman2000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! :dance:
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godstaff Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   General Artist
OMG! What a beautiful image!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! :D
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godstaff Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   General Artist
U'r WLCM!
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
i love it,
it will make a great desktop
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Be my guest! :)
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Except for the fact that the colors give me an image in my mind's eye of Q (or some similar god-like entity) literally egging the Enterprise on Halloween (maybe from the the Great Bird of the Galaxy's roost), this looks great! :-)
I miss the animated episodes too. The animation itself wasn't very good (Filmation was notorious for that), but the scenic art (and portrayal of non-human aliens) was often pretty good and the stories were just as good as from any other series (and definitely better than some!)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, TAS wasn't PERFECT... but in that time of Trek and scifi drought it was just what my 14 year old brain needed! It was easy to forgive its shortcomings in that light.
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Fourteen year old brain? You were only FOURteen in 1973 (the year TAS came out)? Jeez, *I* was SEVENteen! I'd gotten the idea you were (just)a few years older than I am, not younger!
So, you're three years younger than me but still remember Supercar and Fireball? Either those programs got kept in syndication lots longer where you lived than where I did, or you have one HELL of a phenominal memory - having had to have watched those shows from inside a cradle!!!
At any rate, I *still* forgive TAS's shortcomings; they were no worse than those from TOS (with its by modern standards cheesy effects and sets). With the same actors doing their voices and many good sci-fi writers doing the stories, it was still TREK regardless! Definitely better tjan some of that crap that got foisted on us in the the next generation(s):-) or that often unbearably bad show Enterrpise! UGH!!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nup. I'm a wee 51 year old... just outta diapers and not yet in my Depends. ;)

I had the Golden Book of Supercar so that really cemented it in my brain. I did watch a few epsiodes, but my memories of it are fuzzy, to say the least. But Fireball XL-5 - that qualifies as my first "favorite TV show". It used to run at 7am on Saturdays so I had to make sure I was out of bed by 6:30 so that I was ready... which was kind of neat because before it they ran NASA educational films!
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
You must've had much different local programming than I had!!! Lucky you! :-)
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RalfMaximus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this deeply.

Would equally love an alternate render, say POV looking down on 'em from about 35 degrees up, 45 degrees off the starboard bow. Can you see what I'm seeing?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
This piece actually started out to be from a COMPLETELY angle, but in setting up the lights I stumbled on this view and it just arrested me, for some reason... probably the noted TAS connection. I think I know the view that you're describing and if so it's another of those TOS classic angles. I may explore that one more in the future.

Thanks!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Desktop shaped images are the best. My screen saver loves them! Woooot!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
And I love your screen saver.
*smooches!*
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