Archive for June 8th, 2009

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Jun
09

the DS9 Crew Christmas card Season 4

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ILLUSTRATOR EXTRAORDINAR, JIM MARTIN, comes this little Christmas card of the the art department. Jim Martin had started this tradition for the art department during his run as conceptual designer on the show and it only seemed fit to carry on the fun. Here is the crew packaged as Micro Machines. Herman Zimmerman had just days before made a hanus comment to me. he was standing behind me looking at what I was working on and out of nowhere he say’s,,,”Looks like your loosing your hair too” WHAT!!!!! So with those evil words that echoed across the lot and deep inside my head, Herman set his fate to always be the shortest guy on the Christmas card!!! HAAAA! fun times

 

DS9 Christmas card 12-95

DS9 Christmas card 12-95 top row, r2l: Anthony Fredrickson, myself, Jim Vanover, Ron Wilkinson, and Anthony Bro, bottom row: Doud Drexler, Randy Mcllvain, Herman Zimmerman, Fritz Zimmerman, Laura Richarz, and Mike and denise Okuda.

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08
Jun
09

the Cardassian vessel Groumall

Bernd and the mighty Jorg have a great write up and some screen grabs of this little ship here on the Ex Astris site

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/groumall.htm

This was a long time ago and it was a very fun project,, This was still the physical model days on Star trek and one of the few new ships to be built for the DS9 series. The call was for a Cardassian freighter that had been fitted with a secret disrupter weapon. The first pass shows a style that has a reminiscent front end to Rick Sternbach’s Galor class ship. This was quickly reject and the second variation was called for and the design went thru a few aesthetic changes once the main shape had been worked out. The changes mainly took place on the front of the ship and the rear piloting station. plans and a color marker sketch were called for and the final model was built over at  Michael Lantieri’s shop. Michael was responsible for most of the model construction on both DS9 and Voyager and the work he and his crew produced was always brilliant. Great attention to detail was one of their staples and it was a great treat to see their work on the motion control stage over at image G. this is going to be a fun week on the blog,,, found lots of good stuff from the 40 footer and can’t wait to get it put up. coming this week will be the 20th Anniversary of everyones favorite Trek movie, ST V the Final Frontier, more Cardassian ships, the Scorpion from Nemesis, Pin up updates, and a desert aviation archeological expedition with the X-Hunters. Enjoy and Happy Monday!

 

sketch "A" with disrupter extended

sketch "A" with disrupter extended

grey scale with disrupter retracted

grey scale with disrupter retracted

 

new design (Approved) in living color

new design (Approved) in living color

the plans

the plans

a bit brighter on the color scale

a bit brighter on the color scale

 

a new bridge

a new bridge

an even newer bridge anda tanked front end design

an even newer bridge anda tanked front end design




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