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Pioneer
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Published: September 13, 2011
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Foomandoonian's superb pre-TOS Federation starship design. I've learned a lot of modeling tricks from this superb little model. Its hosted over at Foundation3D. I did the planetary rings.

Lightwave 10, and a little compositing in Photoshop. Thanks for looking!
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Foomandoonian Digital Artist
"I've learned a lot of modeling tricks from this superb little model." :D
srspicer's avatar
Nice simple, believable TOS design. I'd like to see more views of her.
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
Yep, I really like the Pioneer. Here's one from Arcas: [link] and here's another one from me: [link]
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
That is a nice bit of kit - well engineered sir!

Just wonder - why does a ship need four warp drives?
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
To go faster? :D
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
If only - would make sense, or pulling power, range, or durability....
Deepblu742's avatar
Ah cool, never seen this ship before...great render. Did it come fully textured or did you do some post in Photoshop?
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
She's fully textured. The lightwave version includes a setup scenes with the spotlights and nav lights rigged!
Deepblu742's avatar
Cool, now I see the hub-bub about this one.
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karanuaHobbyist Digital Artist
I think having a shuttlebay where it does would weaken the superstructure but your right its a beautiful little ship. Its available for the pozerites too at F3D.
monkeysuncle30's avatar
Ah, is this a predecessor to the Constellation class because I like it. Awesome work!
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RobCaswellProfessional General Artist
YAY! There's a Poserversion.

As the puppetman sez: "Stand by for ACTION!"
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RobCaswellProfessional General Artist
Wow, that DOES look nice. Especially from this angle (to boldly go where no camera has gone before!). I'm not sure I'd restrict this to "pre-TOS". It looks like it could fit in the first or second season just fine. So is there an OBJ version out there? I think this pic has finally tempted me to play... even if it is one of those wacky "quad nacelle" designs.
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PtropeHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! When I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a physical model of a 2-nacelled ship, reflected on a table or something. :)

Interesting configuration.
GateFan's avatar
Looks like a Constellation class! I like it!
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
Yeah, I do believe it might have been intended as a precursor to the Constellation class. The proportions and details are a little less chunky.
thefirstfleet's avatar
A beautiful lottle ship!
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Drell-7Professional General Artist
That she is, sir. Makes me want to play with some 4 engine configurations...
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