Archive for November 12th, 2010

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The Cousteau, Picards Yacht, part 1

Howdy all and thanks for all the support on Alicia’s fundraiser. Today is a post on some artwork I came across last week and wanted to put it up this morning. This is the final design for Captain Picards yacht from Star Trek Insurrection. This was a tough concept to work out because of the positioning of the torpedo launcher located in the same location on the underside of the Enterprise-E’s saucer. Just by enormous chance did the positioning and shape make for the perfect place for the yacht and took very little line work to tie the E’s lines in with the belly of the Yacht.  Being so very established as the main torpedo launcher in First Contact, a lot of sloping had to be put into the exterior cockpit area of the yacht so that the launcher would still be able to operate. Those images will be posted in part two of this article. Mike Okuda named the ship  Cousteau after the world famous diver and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Following the three quarter views are the schematics that were a whole lot of fun to put together. Not a lot of screen time for this one but it was very nice to have the chance to establish the architecture as well as the details for this little ship.

the yacht

yacht scales




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