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Derelict in the Maelstrom

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Published: April 21, 2012
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While surveying the Baten Kaitos Maelstrom, U.S.S. Pioneer encounters an alien craft drifting without power. In the electromagnetic chaos of the Maelstrom, it is impossible to get reliable sensor readings, or a transporter lock, so a survey team is dispatched in a shuttlecraft for a detailed examination.
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akeel1701's avatar
akeel1701Hobbyist Digital Artist
would that be a fore-runner to the Constellation Class?
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
Its an open question. The designer didn't sat--but the lines are suggestive!
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Foomandoonian Digital Artist
Thanks for making this great render of my model Drell-7, and to everyone's great comments about the ship design too! I really do appreciate it. :D
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UltraStallionHobbyist General Artist
This looks cool. Just like a variant of the Constellation  Class, just without the big saucer.
DeathBeChocoloty's avatar
I have one question....Can the saucer sepperate?
Drell-7's avatar
Drell-7Professional General Artist
That's a really good question! I think it probably can, by ejecting the dorsal and ventral necks at the Primary Hull line. Anyone have any hard information on this class?
Foomandoonian's avatar
Foomandoonian Digital Artist
I didn't design the saucer to be able to separate, but like you say, the necks could probably be released. The nacelles could certainly be ejected. 
RobCaswell's avatar
RobCaswellProfessional General Artist
Rich colors and an intimate POV with the Pioneer. The derelict almost has a ghostly feel.
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
Yeah, I wanted to turn up the mystery with the derelict, so I gave it some edge light and shrouded it in the nebular mist. I think that turned out okay.
Deepblu742's avatar
Leave it to Drell to give us the "in the trenches" shot of the Pioneer. With Arcass, bless him, I've only seen distant shots? Great shot, my gosh those are big nacelles...those pylons look skinny by comparison. Bah no matter it's warp theory not wind sailing. :)
saucer-level-0's avatar
very nice. like it ..
Colourbrand's avatar
ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
What a striking angle!! Stunning!

Love the simple story too!
Drell-7's avatar
Drell-7Professional General Artist
The Pioneer has a LOT of great angles! Thanks for your note on the story=I din't want to get elaborate, but wanted to set a little mood.
Colourbrand's avatar
ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
Less is more I always say - and the angle there was jawdropping!!

Who needs 3D? Good photography and excellent presentation does it spot on - like this!!

Superb sir!
Klingon8088's avatar
Keep up the Pioneer pics!

:) :love:
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
Thanks! The design is certainly funky, and I love that about the Pioneer. More on the way!
Klingon8088's avatar
It's a GORGEOUS design. :):)
karanua's avatar
karanuaHobbyist Digital Artist
Great POV :)
Drell-7's avatar
Drell-7Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! It was one of those "I HAVE to render this!" moments.
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NICELabsHobbyist General Artist
Speechless

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1) Unable to speak, esp. as the temporary result of shock or some strong emotion.
2) Unable to be expressed in words: "speechless passion".


:jawdrop:
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
Thank you! I've been through a dry spell lately, so I really appreciate the encouragement!
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NICELabsHobbyist General Artist
My pleasure... your dry spells seem to be our floods so happy to encourage :) Not sure what that meant but I hope you get the idea :P
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