pin up update with Anela Amaretto, the federation Maco weapons from Enterprise and the USS kelvin by Tobias Richter

Good Morning and Happy Monday!!! Thanks for all the feedback and supportive comments on keeping everything under one blog!!! great notes and a lot of reinforcement about the subject!!    Today is a three subject post and we will start with a pin up update from Miss Anela Amaretto, This is a picture from our October of 09 shoot up at the old WWII bunkers just North of San Francisco. Anela is awesome and can capture the 40’s style without effort.. She is one lovely and classy lady and it was a treat to work with her!!! The shoot was plagued with camera focusing issues and bad camera flash communications and a good one third of my shots were lost because of the soft and fuzzy images!!! the ones that did work are really NICE and I can’t wait to shoot with Miss Amaretto again…. My Buddy Nelson joined in on this shoot as Mr. Comic Relief & bounce card man, and fellow Photographer John of California Redwoods photography was there as well and we had less than an hour of sunlight to shoot and we we all got was pretty amazing!!! Next comes some concepts for the elite Federation forces Known as the Maco’s for Star Trek Enterprise. The scripts asked for some new weaponry for these soldier units and the sketches were put together to help define there cache of firearms. due to budget I don’t recall if any of these were made and I believe redress’s of existing pieces where what were used,,, That was a Long time ago!! HAAA! and to finish off today is of A beautiful CG rendering of the USS Kelvin by Tobias Richter of the “Light Works” this is one schnazzy piece and had to share it.. OK have a great Week and especially a good MONDAY!!!

be good

Miss Anela

maco the USS Kelvin

the USS Kelvin

Anela silloetta

19 Responses to “pin up update with Anela Amaretto, the federation Maco weapons from Enterprise and the USS kelvin by Tobias Richter”

  1. 1 deg
    April 19, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Sweet stuff. Cute gal/great shot, cool guns/beauty artwork, and yep, Tobias’ stuff rocks! He will be in 2011 SOTL with us, with two shots no less! Doug asked on his blog if we all knew any artists doing JJ Trek, and my tip was to Tobias. Just great art. Great guy as well.

    peace & bananas | deg

    • 2 deg
      April 20, 2010 at 7:19 am

      Oh, Anela silloetta is new… that friggin’ AWESOME too, dude. Wow! Is that outta the camera, or post PS work?

      Way-cool either way (but even cooler if right outta the camera).

      peace & bananas | deg

      • 3 johneaves
        April 20, 2010 at 7:59 am

        it’s out of the camera!!! How are you doing my friend!!!

      • 4 deg
        April 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

        Awesome, on both counts. Just lookin’ for work, and expanding my skill-set to character modeling. Doing Marvel Super Hero Squad heroes to start, here’s he first one:

        It’s my very first try at organic and/or character modeling/posing, so keep that in mind.

        See ya next month, bud! 🙂

        peace & bananas | deg

  2. April 19, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Girls and guns, always a winner. Great shots! I didn’t like the Kelivn at first but its growing on me.

  3. 6 Suricata
    April 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I wasn’t to keen on the Kelvin either, then I made the side view of her for my blog and fell for her!

    Some sweet guns there too, I’ve been pondering going to the toy shop and ripping some cheap robots apart to make my own scratch sci-fi gun, is always fun to make things outside the digital world afterall!

    Think I’ll push forward with getting some CGI models rendered properly as well, I have my eyes on SOTL one day, lol

    Glad you stuck to the 1 blog as well John 🙂

  4. 7 evil_genius_180
    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    The Kelvin is the best ship in the movie, IMO, and Tobias’ model totally rocks. It’s so friggin’ close to the model in the movie that the differences are negligible and he did it all with the pre-release shots that were few and far between. I would like the Kelvin scene in the movie to have lasted at least a half an hour longer. 😀

    I love the pin-up shot (as always) and the weapons are sweet, though they’re slightly reminiscent of your FC weapons, IMO. They probably would have given hardcore Trekkies even more to cry about when it came to that show anyway, so it might be for the best that they were dropped.

  5. 8 Richard Knapp
    April 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Hatrick type of day – thanks for posting John!

  6. 9 Buckaroohawk
    April 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    1. Miss Anela is a lovely “long drink of water,” preferably from a canteen (pun intended).

    2. The MACO weapons are great designs, especially the pistols. The one where you included a smaller “phaser one” element would have been a nice call-out to the more advanced phasers from TOS. Too bad none of them were made. Art Asylum would have had some fun making electronic replicas of those.

    3. Tobias Richter’s images of his own builds of the USS Kelvin and USS Enterprise continue to be more remarkable that much of what was seen in the movie. The filmmakers should seriously consider bringing him on for the sequel, even if it’s just as a consultant for the FX.

    4. The silhouette shot of Miss Anela is just stunning. The photo is an amazing example of how the absence of detail can have a powerful impact. Well done, Mr. Eaves!

  7. April 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    When I first saw her I wasn’t fond of the Kelvin, single nacelle never did it for me. But when I saw her in the movie I came to appreciate her lines and her purpose. And the MACO Guns, I’ve always been interested in their weapons, really wanted to see some detailed drawings of the sniper rifle we saw in one of the earlier Xindi arc episodes. Having the MACO’s show up was a good thing in my book, after all Starfleet would need some sort of ground force aside from Security, least in my opinion.

  8. 11 Scott D
    April 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    One word: Nice!

  9. April 20, 2010 at 1:46 am

    pin up’s, Trek Concepts & 3d Model What more could you ask for!!

    Miss Anela is one pritty lady! I love that last pic of her.
    Nice Gun Conceptds, I like the gun with smaller phaser with in.
    Tobias model is very cool, love the details he put into it.

  10. 13 Lt. Washburn
    April 20, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Hmm. I have the movie sitting on a shelf but I haven’t gotten around to watching it yet. What is the rear glowy surface on the Kelvin’s lower hull. It looks like a deflector, but it’s facing backwards. Is it a thruster of some sort?

  11. 16 Terry
    April 20, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Nice posting, girls, guns, and ships…what more can you ask for?


  12. 17 Matt Boardman
    April 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Sensory overload! So many great things in one post! Love the lighting in the first picture of Anela. It creates a nice soft hue over her delicate face and skin giving it a really classic look. The silloetta is a great shot and what great fortune to have that turn out straight from the camera!

    As always, love the gun designs! I see some foreshadowing elements of the Trek weapons that would come sometime down the timeline from when these would have appeared!

    Tobias’ Kelvin is one of the best models of the ship that I’ve seen out there. Great detail for having just seen the darn thing in pictures prior to the release of the movie!

  13. April 22, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Gotta echo the above sentiment… this post has everything! 😉

    I love that Rendering of the Kelvin. His work is the sole reason I stopped hating the ugly little ship, and now love (and sketched variations!) of that wonderful little ship. Or big ship, it looks huge.

    Plus… I have the same pic as my wallpaper. Which… is odd…

  14. June 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I made a model of the MACO phase pistol a while back. Those guns mean business!


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