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Return Of A Legend
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Published: August 19, 2011
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Another render featuring my U.S.S. Resurrection model, but with registries of the Enterprise-A.

As the image suggests, the Enterprise A is back in service, refitted with state of the art tech, and Starfleet left her registry alone.

Credits:
Ship and registries by me, Armando Perez
Federation Starbase model by X_TheUnknown_X and made for Star Trek Bridge Commander
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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"my friends. we've come home." < Captain James T Kirk.
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Thanks for the endearing comment.  :)
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Daihak, I love your take on the refit Enterprise. However, I was wondering if you'd be willing to do my take on the refit Enterprise.

Here are the nacelles I want [link] and here is my take on the refit/ phase II Enterprise [link]

Now, I already asked in advance if I could use those other nacelles in conjunction with my design, and their creator said I could; so you don't have to worry about that....
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I know those engines. They're by WickedZombie. I used to use his ships and parts for kitbashing during my early days.

I've been meaning to get back into the 3D modeling game. The secondary hull on your ship would be a little tricky for me on the front end. The saucer and bridge would be easy, and I know I can pull off the impulse engines. The neck, I've had moderate luck with a refit Connie neck.
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tricky how? and if you want; you could do an TMP style deflector dish; not like yours of course, because then it would look too modern and unbalanced as an whole....

As for the nacelles, I want them to match the rest of the ship colorwise, and have the fins on the back be black.

I want this to look as much like an second phase refit as possible; while at the same time keeping the overall look.

As for the background, I found this [link]

now for the full story behind my refit Enterprise. You already know how it came to be in the real world; but in my Star Trek universe, it comes from an parallel reality.

In that reality, Starfleet is much more advanced technologically; as they are able to send out temporal agents to observe and the different realities that are interconnected with their own.

When they came across the prime timeline by accident, and the JJ verse respectively; they then decided to build an refit Enterprise that combined elements from all 3 Enterprises into one design. They then called this design the Mark II.

About a year after it was built; Starfleet gave command of this ship to none other than Jamie Tiberia Kirk, only grandchild and namesake of legendary Starfleet Captain; James Tiberius Kirk.

There are those who would say, in her days at the academy; that besides being an mirror double for her famous grandfather, that she was just like him in personality and actions. That suits her just fine; as he was her hero growing up.

However, unlike him; she never had to cheat the Kobyashi Maru, as she beat it by her own merits and creativity.

Once Jamie took command of the Enterprise; the ship flourished, and the crew became loyal to her; like an extended family of sorts.

However; five years after her initial refit, she was recalled to the San Francisco Fleet yards above Earth once more; where she was originally built, to receive a major refit to her nacelles and deflector dish; as Starfleet had just finished building the prototypes to both systems and wanted to use the Enterprise as an testbed.


This is where those nacelles come in....
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The dish itself isn't a problem, it's the area right behind it. The contours and cuts in the hull.

As for textures, I wouldn't be able to do those. I'd need someone else to map the ship and texture it for me.
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Hmmm, I see what you mean. Well, you could make it look more like the TMP refit instead of all the angles and straight lines around the area surrounding the deflector dish....

and what did you think about My Enterprise's history?
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I like the spying on alternate timelines element. I wonder how that would affect their own development. Makes me wonder what condition Starfleet would be in for first contact with the Borg.
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well; since this is an more advanced reality, they would use certain elements from each reality and combine them into one design; but they would outright steal from the other realities.

if you saw THE ONE with Jet Li and Jason Statham, or Minority Report; then let me put it to you this way, this reality would be the equivalent of an Temporal Prime Directive Enforcement Bureau for Starfleet.

In other words;they are Starfleet's Quantum Timeline Guardians.

if you saw the episodes of Voyager that dealt with Captain Braxton, and his time travel schemes; then know this, the USS Relativity only monitors the timeline for the Prime reality. These other guys however; monitor EVERY known reality that has either an version of Starfleet, or the Terran Empire, and they go out to make sure no drastic changes are made to any of the timelines they monitor.

It was only by accident that they even found gateways into the Prime reality and the JJverse in the first place; because before then, they had no idea that either reality existed; only that their reality came about as an result of two realities merging into one, and instead of there being doubles of everyone; the doubles merged as well, creating one whole person....

As for the borg, I hadn't really figured how to bring them in yet....
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Reminds me a little of the DTI books. Have you read them?
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Funny thing is the enterprise NX-1 aka the original looked more modern than enterprise A that came 100 years after it.
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I guess progress sometimes has to look like it was going backwards in order to go forward?
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Daihak man, since you love the refit Connies like I do; I know you'll love my design, as it combines the look of the Original Series Enterprise, with the refit TMP look as well....

[link] I began designing this back in 04, but it wasn't until 09; when I asked a friend to help me make this come to life; as I can't draw, nor do I have the programs necessary to bring it to life. So, I sent him the links to the pieces I wanted in the design, and the color scheme, and he did the rest....

btw, the friend who helped me out; is known on the internet as The Laughing Vulcan. And the deflector dish in the design? that came from the Enterprise in the 09 movie....
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I like the lines and the proportions of all the components to each other. I've been thinking of making my own re-imagined TOS Connie, and the thoughts I've had are very much like this design. Looks like great minds do think alike.
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go ahead and use my design if you want; I'd love to see it as a pic like your ressurection series....
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Will do. :-D
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Beautiful return of a Grand Lady!
I will ALWAYS love the Constitution Refit and really coll how you put 24th century tech into her!
Yes I believe they SHOULD have the same thing to her during the Dominion War!
The Enterprsie B was said to have been missing in action.

I made story where my OC was the Captain of the Eneterprise-B and she was able to return to the Alpha quadrant 75 years later!
The Enterprise B was put in the museum and Captain Tracey(Daughter of Ronald Tracey of the Omega Glory) was promoted to Rear Admiral and was given command of a Soveriegn U.S.S. Exeter NCC-1672-A
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The back story for the Resurrection refit of the Constitution puts her in the early 25th century. I have been toying with a Dom War refit of the class, but there have been many that I've seen.
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Looks good!
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OMG this is super epic!!!
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Glad you like it, and thanks for the fave on this one and What If. :-D
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You've really poured the attention and work into this vessel, and it shows.
A studio-worthy refit.
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