Archive for March 26th, 2009

26
Mar
09

Work!!! Work!!! Work!!!

Hey everybody, Yesterday and today are overly swamped days with deadlines so I will get on at lunch today and try and respond to all the questions and requests!!! WOW a blog is a busy thing to try and keep up on!!! Thanks for coming by and sharing all the links, stories, and love for Star Trek. It’s great to share all this stuff and really enjoy meeting fellow fans like me.

 

John

26
Mar
09

the Orion Fighters of Enterprise

 

 

model kit of the P-40

model kit of the P-40

art by Roy Williams

art by Roy Williams

big Roy

big Roy

 

combo page

combo page

version 1

version 1

version2

version 2

 

 

 

 

These are some variations of Orion Fighters from “Enterpise” Episode #80 entitled “Boarderline” Early on the rough of this story was that these ships were to be Gorn ships and that was quite a thrilling thought. The architecture seen her still reflects that idea even though they are now Orion fighters. As a favorite enemy I wanted to put the Gorn as a solo pilot of a very aggressive gun ship. Based on the stylization of the Curtis P-40 these two ships were drawn to reflect that WWII in space look. in this pack of art and images there is the flying tiger logo. This is a great little side story during WWII, Disney cartoonist were constantly being asked to design nose art for our boys planes. It got to be such a huge amount of work That Disney appointed a group that specifically handled all the  designs for nose art. The P-40 in particular had these awesome shark teeth drawn on the engine cowling  and on the side of the plane was characterization of a fling Tiger. Well if you remember big Roy (Roy Williams) from the mickey Mouse club,,, he was one of the adult Mouseketeers who always was smiling,,,, he was the one who penciled this beauty. I have a book at home of wartime nose art and there was a little article crediting him with this early 1940’s art

26
Mar
09

Starship of the day

 

 

high 3/4

high 3/4

plans

plans

 

 

 

Here is a science vessel from the Perpetual files. this was the first of the donut ships and looking at it again I have to cry at the bad painting in Photoshop,,, OHHH those early PS learning days were rough!!!!  this one was fun to work on because it was loosely based on a big fav of mine the USS Grissom.  At this point in the game deadlines were getting tighter and the execution of the renderings were getting rougher as to what was turned in.  New modelers were being brought on and the load of things to be built was on the rise. As always I would have liked a little more time to work this one out a little more. The underside details  were a later addition requested to add thickness to the ships profile. It’s a frumpy addition that doesn’t really add much to the functionality of the vessel..




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