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Dedicated to the memory of :iconcaptshade: 's grandfather, who served on the original USS Pawnee, a Navajo-class fleet tug of World War II.




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:iconaustinthegallade:
austinthegallade Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
:iconsaluteplz:
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:icongopotter:
gopotter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Writer
Destroy stuff!
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
That's a tractor beam.
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:icongopotter:
gopotter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Writer
And?
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:iconecureuilmatrix:
EcureuilMatrix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Great set-up and render!

Respect for those who serve on unheralded ships, then and now! :salute:

Did :iconcaptshade:'s grandpa have stories about tugging duty? Sadly, we're losing our witnesses... Condolences.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you!

Ask :iconcaptshade: about the stories.
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:icontma-2:
TMA-2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Wow another rarely used ship the ubiquitous federation freignter and tug. Ii'd have thought it would have used its towing shoe on the bottom of the damaged connys secondary hull rather than using an energy draining tractor beam but maybe they could,t just drop the pod or something. Nice picture all the same :D
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Thank you!

I don't think the Connie fits to the tow hull.
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:icontma-2:
TMA-2 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
invert the conny and slap an umbilicus from the tow hull to the tractor bay (just behind main deflector at bottom of secondary hull) and connect there.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
That could work...
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
:salute:

Dang, I can't tell which Connie is under tow... (squints harder)
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
It's supposed to be the USS Houston.
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:iconcrumb662:
CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
That is just so cool. Also, salute to Captshade's grandfather for his service.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thank you sir.
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:iconcrumb662:
CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Your welcome.
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:iconmultifan-01:
MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Awesome pic, for a right honorable cause.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconkaranua:
karanua Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice one Dave
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconemarine:
eMarine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
/respect
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
*nods*
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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thank you so VERY much. This means so much to me.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
My pleasure.

My grandpa was in the People's Army (that was the name of our Army in his days), an Artillery Lieutenant. Later on, he became a police officer, achieving the rank of Major. He died in 1999. When I was a kid, he told me all these army and cop stories like how he and his platoon was stationed at our Southern border in the wake of an upcoming Yugoslav attack (which never came, Tito didn't have the nerve) and like how a serial killer phoned him at the police station to tell him where he hid his new victim's corpse.
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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Mine lived a long healthy life (95 years young). I won't list everything he did after he got out of the Navy. I don't dare find out if there's a character limit in these posts.

I'm sure you could come up with a long list too. Amazing how much those of their generation were willing to do and actually did.
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
It was a great generation.

As for the ship: I made a new cargo pod. It's more blocky, more like an armour train or a boat, more "military". The registration number is the commission date of the original Pawnee.
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:iconmultifan-01:
MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
You have my sincerest condolences for your grandfather.
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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Why thank you sir.
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:iconmultifan-01:
MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
You're very welcome.
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:iconarchangel72367:
archangel72367 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
"HONORS! SA-LUTE!!!" :salute:
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:iconmultifan-01:
MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
:salute:
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
*salutes*
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GregStitz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Did you ever upload the new meshes of your ships on your other profile?
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I will.
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:iconxhinzon:
XHINZON Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Love anything in Trek that referances WWII ships or events. Beautiful Ptolemy by the way!
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:icondavemetlesits:
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thank you very much!

It was a request I couldn't refuse.
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:iconxhinzon:
XHINZON Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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