Archive for the 'General Trek' Category

20
Mar
13

uss enterprise -e sneak peak

Howdy and here is a sneak peak from next years ships of the line calendar, just sent off the full image to Doug (Monkey Man) Drexler a few days ago and thought I’d share a little bit of the big picture.

 

Enjoy!

bay 2

bay 2

18
Aug
12

new finds from the move

starships

The unpacking process from the big two year move is finally happening, and the art work and set photos are finally starting to see the light of day again….  Soon I’ll be able to scan and post more stuff from Trek that has been missing from here for so so long. (ed. note:  YEA!)

I just found the Perpetual box of all the art from the first pass of the Trek on line game, and I’ll start scanning them hopefully this week.  Years ago when these two pieces were posted there were a lot of requests for the schematics, and I am sure they lie somewhere in this box so hold tight and I’ll have them up ASAP.

OK, have a great weekend.

19
Jul
12

The enterprise-e and the aztec paint job

Howdy all, this is a continuation to a piece from way back on December 10, 2010.  Below is a link to part one of the redesigning of the Enterprise-E for Star trek “Nemesis”

https://johneaves.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/the-evolutions-of-the-uss-midway-cv-41-and-the-uss-enterprise-ncc-1701-e/

Pictured below are two versions of the “E” with an Aztec paint job that was designed to tie the Sovereign class starship to its predecessors, the  Enterprise “A” through the “D”.  Way back in 2001 when we were working on all the concepts for the film, the “E” was going to be rendered in 3D by Jay Barton at Digital Domain.  “Nemesis” offered us the chance to tweak the ship a little, and it was a great time working with Jay on all the new and extra details.  At the time I could barely turn on a computer so everything I did was done on paper with pen, pencil, ink and paint.  I would send over roughs to Jay and he would add on the new weaponry as the script would call for.  We also were allowed to mess with the lines and dimensions of various sections of the ship and in doing so were able to make some subtle changes to areas that I wanted to fix from the original concept drawings.

In the beginning months of production, “Nemesis” was going to be #10 in the film series and the 4th with the TNG crew.  There was no mention that this was going to be the end of the TNG crew or the “E” so we were all working on not only the current film but what would possibly be the next film.  The Enterprise-E gets hammered majorly throughout Nemesis ending with some final shots of the ship being repaired in space-dock.  When my boss, Herman, and I were working on the dock and the repair views of the ship, we thought it would be cool to have the Aztec paint job be a part of the finished ship.  I did one rough sketch of the aztec patterns, as well as all the new plans for the exteriors of the retro’d “E”.  These renderings were shelved and were waiting for the next production meeting to get approval or notes on any changes needed….  The next big meeting came a few weeks later, and Herman took all the new drawings with him.  When he came back he said that he didn’t think they would be needed because the rumors were that “Nemesis” was most likely going to be the last Trek film.

It all was starting to gel at this point because we were already seeing used sets getting thrown away instead of being sent back to storage.  It seemed odd, but the sets were beat and had been used many times before so we all thought that there would just be new things to build come the next show.  Sadly, this would never happen…so with all that said, and with a bit more computer knowledge in my head, here are some renders based on the sketches from “Nemesis”.  The 3/4 view is of Jays 3D model with the pattern simply photoshopped on while the plans depict a rough top and bottom of the saucer with the patterns applied.  Lots of fun to put these together so hope you enjoy what was at one time going to be.

the Aztec paint scheme

Jay’s “E” with aztec applied

01
Apr
12

Big news from Star trek 2

Howdy all, HOT NEWS!!!! HOT NEWS!!!!! HOT off the press and will be released later this week on the Star Trek website!!!! J.J. finally Talks at length about the new film and Paramount is releasing some location pix!!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOO

Here is quick look at the header that you’ll want to keep an eye out for…. OK enjoy and can’t wait to read this one.

04
Oct
11

the Uss Enterprise B and the PBY Catalina

Today’s sketch is of the final design of the Enterprise B, The B came to be because of budgets reasons on the production and there was just not enough cash available to make a new ship and shooting miniature for Generations so the USS Excelsior model from previous films was called for to be recruited as the B. Story line called for some hull changes so that the Nexus ribbon could whip off a chunk of the ship without destroying the whole ship. This was my first art assignment on Trek and what a fun one to say the least.. I was one huge fan of Bill George’s Excelsior and despite all the changes we were asked to do it was important to maintain the overall design as much as possible. To seek out inspiration the  PBY Catalina came to mind with it’s built in boat like belly detail which made for the perfect reference to re translate into the Starship’s new hull lines. As for the big wing top props the same is seen on the top of the saucer with twin impulse engines located on the back of the dish. After Herman Zimmerman and the producers were happy with the design the sketch and some rough plans went to ILM and the reboot was underway headed by famed model maker John Goodson. The end result looked beautiful on film and the folks up in Marin County again made movie magic. Stay tuned for more on the B and lots of art n pics to come.

PBY 1

PBY 2

PBY 3

PBY 4

the uss enterprise b

plans for the bridge graphic by Mike Okuda

an old pin up pby

29
Sep
11

yakima storage containers or weopons of mass destruction, part 1

It’s flash back Thursday, so lets journey back to 1996 and the early days of First Contact. At the time that these drawings were being laid out on paper, the film was untitled and ST Resurrection was a loose working title for the 8th film in the Star Trek film series. The film called for a lot of designs from every aspect of production and one of the more fun and obscure requests were for a new style of upgraded photon torpedo. The E was advancing in it’s on board weaponry and the newly established Quantum torpedo was the in thing. We had broken for lunch one afternoon and were venturing off the lot to one of the two choices of restaurants and on the walk a car drove by with this cool thing strapped to the hood. What was that!!!, I wondered and back at the desk a few hours later that shape kept coming to mind and I wanted to go stand on the corner to see if another one would go by so I could learn more about what it was. it was a few weeks before I saw another one and thankfully the odd shaped box was stopped at a traffic light and I was able to catch the brand name off of the side. back at the office I was describing the box to Mike Okuda and he ventured onto his computer and found out that the box’s were a new kind of storage unit for travelers. With all of this new info it was off to the drawing board and a combination of the Mark V torpedo and the Yakima box made for the first and final pass of what the new torpedo was going to look like. At that time the torpedoes had a much larger section in the script and were to be built for many of the scenes that called for them to be physically handled. as time went on the scenes were cut and all that was left were the concept drawings. So after years of sitting in the flat files these drawing are seeing the light of day once more, so without further delay here is the torpedo sketch and some of the inspiration that went into the Quantum’s final look.

yakama 1

Yakima 2

#3

The Thule box

and the Quantum

08
Sep
11

the 45th anniversary of Star trek, the original series

advertisement art, curtousey of Fredericks nostalgic newspaper movie ads

Holy smokes 45 years!!!!! Who ever would of thought that this little show would have spawned into what it has today!!!! The 12th movie is now in the works, we’ve enjoyed 5 television shows, and lots of cool merchandise, and out of geekdom bought lots n lots of bad merchandise. HAAA! Regardless the golden age of Television and the imagination of Gene Roddenberry, produced one incredible show in the 60′s, and on September the 8th 1966 we were introduced to Nancy, the salt monster, from the premier episode called “The Man Trap” Her terrifying debut  started us down the path for weekly adventures with the crew of the USS Enterprise. I so loved this show but after my parents saw the opening episode deemed it to scary for me to see for at least a season. My introduction to Star Trek came with “the Doomsday Machine” and is still one of my all time favorites. Besides all the show was and is I have to say the music from that series is beyond incredible, the themes and instruments were ground breaking at the time and still to this day when you hear the theme you remember the episode. Hard to think back that being a little fan of Trek would eventually be  a part of my life in a significant way as a livelihood starting in the late 80′s with occasional model work on TNG and full blown on Trek V working with my hero Greg Jein. Great fun and lots of great folks to work with on all of these additions and the same is true with trek 12. With all this said I want to end with a big Happy Birthday to “the Man Trap” and a big thanks to Gene for starting it all. Here are a few pics from man trap and some of the other incredible episodes from the 60′s

Nancy, I have salt Nancy!!!

The USS Enterprise

Kirk is seduced

from Doomsday machine

the USS Constelation

being drawn in

from tomorow is yesterday

tomorow is yesterday

from the arena

Gary 7

the planet killer

17
Aug
11

the wrath of comicon, 2011 part 3

Wow what a week!!! had our big garage sale, making the final pack for Wyoming, getting ready for the fair, and just started on Star Trek Monday morning, life is good but a bit blurry in the high speed lane, HAAAA anyways I’m takeing a coffee break and trying to get up as many con pics as I can this morning,,, there will be a part 4 if I don’t make it today.  OK one n all have a great day and enjoy the pics.

a pin up style movie ticket, cigerrette girl

direct from disneyland, a pair of evil queens

it's mickey's bones

an awesome star wars poster

komodo king

ol scratch

just cool

full view

staem punk thrives at the con

the dream machine from "Inception"

the bat mobile

the original, my favorite martian ship

James Bond props from "the Man with the Golden Gun"

props from, Men in Black

a very cool MIB rifle with a special detail

there's a real octopuss inside!!!!

a wicked bike sculpt, (GROWN)

CAPTAIN A

the leg lamp in miniature

OK have to go so there will be a part 4

10
Aug
11

the wrath of comicon part 2

As promised here are more pics from the show!!! be sure to check out pin up model Valerie at the end of the post and stay tuned for part three of the con coverage coming tomorrow!

iron man

the full size T800

the big suit from iron man

one cool iron man model

chromed!!!

captain America

the original alien

full size predator bust

hey, there's a hidden mickey in Jessica's dress!!

one very cool Star wars display

this one blew me away

from Sucker punch

the pan am stewardess's

what ever this is it's cool

coolness

I bought an art book in the 80's called sexy robot by Japanese artist Soriama and it featured pin up girls rendered in gold and chrome and this is the first relly good sculpt I've seen of his work, INCREDIBLE!!!

lots of great costumes started hitting the floor come Thursday

creepy

a lot of the sculpts are grown now, it's an interesting mix to see grown pieces and hand sculpts!!

this is a very cool

arrrrrrrrrr!!!!

awesome home made steam punk costumes everywhere!! this was a fav

way cool retro rockets!!! i wanted these bad

and one more pic of the bewitching Valerie to end todays comicon special, stay tuned for part 3 coming tomorrow!!

11
May
11

enterprise-e engineering corridor

Here is a rare shot of the Ent-E engineering corridor. Note the translights at the end of the hall which lets you know that the optimum use of this location, from a camera’s point of view is from the center of the set. This set was realized for ST Nemesis and is where Riker first encounters Shinzon’s Viceroy.

e e corridor




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