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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby Shaw » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:47 pm

Some progress on my plans of the 1966 AMT Enterprise model... still missing some elements, but it is getting closer to being finished.

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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby trekriffic » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:46 pm

Shaw wrote:Some progress on my plans of the 1966 AMT Enterprise model... still missing some elements, but it is getting closer to being finished.

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So Shaw, these could actually double as plans for the USS Constellation then?
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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby Shaw » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:01 am

Sure... remove the seam lines and replace the Enterprise decals with the ones I made for the Constellation on this decal sheet...

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(EPS version, PDF version)

... and you've got plans for the studio model (minus the damage). So yeah, the Constellation was made from this same run of the AMT kit that these plans are based on.

But this is part of the larger project of documenting all of the models used to represent the Enterprise onscreen during the original series... which includes the small 3 inch metal models as the one not encased in lucite was used for effects shots in The Doomsday Machine as the Enterprise getting pulled into the Planet Killer.

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The entire project covers Jefferies' original 1964 plans for the studio models, the 33 inch model, the 11 foot model, the AMT 18 inch model, Jefferies' writers' guide diagrams and the 3 inch metal models. It's a lot of historical information, much of which has been overlook by fans who only care about an idealized version of the Enterprise (largely based on the 11 foot model).

One of the things I think this highlights is that the Enterprise isn't an easy design to copy (even for those who designed her). After all, the first reasonably accurate replica of the 11 foot Enterprise took nearly 30 years (the DS9 Enterprise by Greg Jein) and it had been on public display at the Smithsonian for around 20 years by that point.

My insanity goes far beyond just the 33 inch Enterprise (though that is where it all started for me). :shock:

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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:31 am

Nice Art, Shaw!

As you know, I am a fan of your work! BTW, I love the one sheet you did on the AMT TOS Enterprise!

Keep it up!

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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby Shaw » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:04 pm

Thought I'd share some plans I'd been working on recently.

My reconstruction of the 1964 Jefferies Enterprise plans...

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My reverse engineered plans of the original 1966 AMT Enterprise model...

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And lastly, my plans for the Enterprise Working Props...

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Eventually I'll get around to updating my 33 inch Enterprise plans (the ones I made back in 2007 are painfully out of date), consolidating my data into a set of plans for the 11 foot Enterprise, finish putting together my plans for the Phase II Enterprise, and finally finishing my plans for the Galileo studio model.

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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby Tesral » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:30 pm

Nice work as usual.
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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:31 pm

As always, Shaw, Very Nice Work!! Beautiful job!

As you may remember, I am a fan of your work as well as a beneficiary! I can easily see any one of these becoming a 24" x 36" wall poster! (Uhm...just a thought...have you ever considered "colorizing" them with a blue background and wire lines?)

Thanks again! Well done, sir!

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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby el gato » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:28 pm

:jawdrop:

I did not know that the saucer's ventral side in the 33" model looked so different

Shaw wrote:One of the things I think this highlights is that the Enterprise isn't an easy design to copy (even for those who designed her). After all, the first reasonably accurate replica of the 11 foot Enterprise took nearly 30 years (the DS9 Enterprise by Greg Jein) and it had been on public display at the Smithsonian for around 20 years by that point.


Wow, no kidding. Excellent work, Shaw. If you ever bind these in a book I'm getting a copy.
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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby Shaw » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:52 pm

Thanks guys!


el gato wrote:I did not know that the saucer's ventral side in the 33" model looked so different

The odd shape of the 33 inch model ended up having an effect on the placement of the grooved rings on the underside of the primary hull on the 11 foot model. Jefferies had drawn the rings on his final plans (which only showed a side view of them), and Datin added them to the 33 inch model based on their vertical height. When making notes for adding windows, Datin sketched out the rings based on measurements off the 33 inch model. It was those (wider) rings that were translated to the 11 foot model during it's construction.

I try to show that in this illustration...

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This is a good example of why having a working knowledge of the 33 inch Enterprise can be helpful in understanding how the 11 foot Enterprise ended up the way it is.


I would love to put together a book some day. I figure the cover of it might look something like this...

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Re: Shaw's artistic endeavors

Postby trekriffic » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:42 pm

I'd buy that book!
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