post #2 for 5-10-10, ship scales from Star trek, insurrection

here is a scale chart I came across over the weekend which shows the scales of three of the federation vessels attached to the Enterprise-E. First is the Captains Yacht, then the shuttlecraft, followed by the scoutship. all ships are in scale to each other and were all a part of a series of drawings from insurrection to putt final figures on all the vessels from the smallest to the largest, for those that saw or remember this one you’ll see immediately that these charts had no reverence to what was seen in the final film, HAAAAA!, fun to draw thought. So enjoy and for those coming to Wonderfest this coming weekend I’ll have lots of blue prints and charts from these and many others and the presentation will be on Ironman II and the restoration of the Nostromo.


44 Responses to “post #2 for 5-10-10, ship scales from Star trek, insurrection”

  1. 1 deg
    May 10, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Way-cool, bud! 🙂

    And so you are doing a presentation now, as it turns out? I thought those two subjects would be perfect, esp. the Big N, given it’s WonderFest an’ all.

    Saw Iron Man 2 yesterday (awesome, IMO), and your name once again up on the big-screen! Congrats on that! What did you design for IM2, BTW?

    peace & bananas | deg

  2. 3 MikeZ
    May 10, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Great update as always.

    Speaking of the yacht: Any chance you would happen to have that sketch of the gangway connecting the yacht and the ship lying around? Would be great if that could find its way into a post some day.

    Looking forward to reading about your return to the big screen. 😉

    • 4 johneaves
      May 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

      I do have that drawing, and I’ll put it up for you,,, but not today!!!

      • 5 MikeZ
        May 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

        Thanks for the good news. This whole article combined with that reply just made my day. 😀

        I’m trying to get back into building 3D interiors for fan projects and that’s one of the designs I always hoped to tackle but never managed to find a large enough picture of.

  3. 6 Jay
    May 10, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hey Big John, I will see you Saturday at Wonderfest!

    • 7 johneaves
      May 10, 2010 at 9:36 am

      AWESOME!!!! can’t wait to see ya JAY!!!

      • 8 Jay
        May 10, 2010 at 9:40 am

        Thank you, sir! I’m bringing a van-load of my college buddies with me and we will do our best to nerd you out, sir 😉

      • 9 johneaves
        May 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

        COOL!!!! Anything special you want me to bring????

      • 10 Jay
        May 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

        Nothing that I would be so presumptuous as to ask for, sir, but thanks for asking! I’m obviously more of the Trek nerd, but a couple of my friends are huge Alien and Predator fans (so much so that one of them actually has a man-sized Predator he sculpted himself standing in his movie room), so I know they are going to be super-psyched over anything Nostromo-related.

        We’re all just looking forward to taking in the geektastic majesty 🙂

    • May 10, 2010 at 10:06 am

      Ah way-cool, dude. See ya there as well! 😉

      peace & bananas | deg

  4. 13 Don
    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Not a real fan of Insurrection, but I LOVED the Captain’s Yacht! Great concept, John. Loved the integration with the saucer.

  5. May 10, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Cool!! What else you got?? Anything with that shuttle from Nemesis??

  6. 19 Jim in NZ
    May 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    See you all in Louisville – just over 35 hours before I begin my long haul there 🙂

  7. May 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Wow, I remember this picture! It’s in a book I’ve got called “Behind the magic of Star Trek: Insurrection, it takes up a whole page! 😀

    I always loved the scoutship deaign; I actually used it as a base to design a ship of my own awhile ago before I found this site ^^;

    • 23 johneaves
      May 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      I kinda remember that too!! I think it had like a color tint put over it

      • May 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

        Yeah the whole page was bright red! XD

        Here’s that ship I mentioned; I’d put together the concepts from your scoutship and captain’s yacht with some of the ST:Online concepts I saw on here 🙂 I worked on it for awhile but hadn’t got around to finishing it.


  8. May 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Love the scoutship! They should have put them on DS9 to replace the runabouts!

    • 26 johneaves
      May 11, 2010 at 5:15 am

      it was a funny ownership issue to mix movie items with TV items but from TV to the big screen was allowed, the reverse was rarely to never permitted

  9. 27 Buckaroohawk
    May 10, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I love seeing scale drawings! They show you how things fit together and make the world you see on the movie screen so much more realistic. So why is it that the scales of the ships are so often discarded? I can never understand why they’re carelessly set aside the way they are. Can anyone give me a good reason for this?

    On another (very sad) note…I just learned that the greatest fantasy genre artist of our time, Frank Frazetta, has passed away. Even if you’re not a fan of “sword and sorcery” art, if you have any real love for fantasy and sci-fi then I’m sure you know his work. He epitomized the images of warriors like Conan the Barbarian and John Carter of Mars. With his passing, an age has ended.

    • 28 johneaves
      May 11, 2010 at 5:14 am

      On Star Trek anyways the size changed to fit the drama of the scene,, the collector ship from Insurrection is a good example of this,, one of the establishing shots of all the Sona ships and the Enterprise-E doing a fly by shows everything at once and in there appropriate scales,, later in the film the collector ship grows from about 3000 feet to well over a mile in length just to accommodate a cheesy VFX fly over strafing scene,,,, we all cringe in the art department when these things happen!!!! ARGH!!!!!!

      • 29 Buckaroohawk
        May 11, 2010 at 8:30 am

        It’s really too bad when things like that happen. For me, it makes it seem like the filmmakers don’t care about how important it is that things fit together the way they’re supposed to. They think the audience doesn’t notice, but we do. I remember seeing “Insurrection” in the theater. During that strafing run you mentioned, my wife (who isn’t nearly as big a Trek fan as I am) leaned over to me and whispered, “that thing (meaning the collector) didn’t look that big before, did it?” I just shook my head, knowing full well what had happened. When even a casual viewer can spot such obvious and deliberate gaffes, it doesn’t enhance the drama; it reduces it because it disturbs the viewer’s suspension of disbelief.

        Real drama goes on everyday and our lives are always in scale with our surroundings. Filmmakers should take that into consideration before they make such decisions.

  10. 30 JNG
    May 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I think these scales were pretty well represented in the movie.

    The mission scoutship is overall a similar size to a runabout, but is not modular, and appears to have a rather cramped cockpit based on what was seen onscreen. I imagine these are power-packed ships, probably a warp factor or so faster than a runabout, but not nearly as comfortable or versatile. There is probably a small aft area with spartan accommodations for one, or perhaps two. The design seems influenced by the Defiant.

    • 31 johneaves
      May 11, 2010 at 5:11 am

      yes the defiant was the lineage for the architecture!!! the smaller cockpit area was script driven although it is kinda nice to have a smaller piloting area unlike so many of the other ships that have huge amounts of room with very little glass to see outside!

  11. 32 Robert Vancel
    May 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    John! Just heard the news about you coming to Wonderfest!

    Be great to hang with you again for a bit.


  12. 34 Leon "Melak"
    May 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ohhh nice, wish I had these two years ago when I was modeling this!

    I’m also very much looking forward to the other drawing of the yacht, consider me the second person whose day has been made by you today 😀

  13. May 11, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Thank you for posting the chart, and thank you for designing the vessels with consistent sizes!

  14. 40 John Ritter
    May 11, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I had trouble loading the pages, but once I got the large size no problem.

    But what I want to know is just how fast did you John Eaves want thiese ship ships to go?

  15. 41 Scott D
    May 11, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Ever since I saw Insurrection, I fell in love with the Venture’s design. Its like a Runabout mated to the Defiant-class. 😀

  16. 42 Richard Knapp
    May 12, 2010 at 6:14 am

    A little late to the party on this one – love your scale charts. I really like all three of those designs. Insurrection had a fantastic collection of new ships. Thank you for posting!

    Quick question, did that stash of old drawings from your DS9 days include anymore of your ship designs? If so, would love to see them when time allows.

    I hope all is well.

    Best regards,

  17. 43 Boris
    May 13, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever read who came up with the name “Sovereign-class”. John, do you know? Probably it had to be approved by Rick Berman, but I wonder who originated the name.

  18. 44 Matt Boardman
    May 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Of course this would be an Eaves design! Loved the scout ship! One of those that I wish we had gotten to see more of.

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