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June 5, 2019
Forgotten Spaceship at the Meadow by fantasio
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Forgotten Spaceship at the Meadow

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I always was fascinated by the landscape paintings of Martin Johnson Heade who mostly painted these meadows with haystacks and clouds.

With the Ancient Kaiju series in mind I thought about what I could do with these Landscapes and found that the Enterprise would fit dramatically good in there. 

I posed a 3D-Model of the NCC-1701 (I believe from GrabCad) and after finding the perfect position, I rendered it roughly in Keyshot.

See more details and Close-Up's on my Patreon here.

Actually there were 8 renders used and composed in Photoshop, from there I went on to paint the whole thing In Heade`s painterly style - which was relaxing since he uses relatively bold and opaque strokes in his works.

 Copyright notice and disclaimer:

   - Created by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio.

    - You are welcome to share my work or repost it, but please don't claim or sell it as your own.

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ShadowtrooperDragon's avatar

Wow.... I feel sorry for the Star Trek fans who'll see this!

R.I.P The U.S.S Enterprise

Lest we forget.

fantasio's avatar

why sorry? Now she lives forever ;)

ShadowtrooperDragon's avatar

Now this comment makes me very happy! I may not be a Star Trek fan but..... LONG LIVE THE ENTERPRISE!

MrPhoenix666's avatar
This is so sad, yet it looks good!
Callyzah's avatar

oh my... :noes: ^^


MartinEngelbrecht's avatar

Fantastisch. Ich folge dir mal.

DJOKOVIC8's avatar

Captains Log Supplemental U.S.S Jackson NCC 90356. 3 Starfleet vessels have arrived in orbit and began to beam up the Jackson's Survivors. Our Casualties luckily for us were light but unfortunately The Jackson itself can not be salvaged.

nothing a good engineer can't fix.

get the matter/antimatter engines running...

lift her out of the mud.

then fly her through the tail of a comet to clean off all that moss & get the hull plates sparkling again.

she's just resting for now & dreaming of past adventures.

but it's the USS Enterprise damn it !!!!!

so lets get her out of the dirt & back into space where she belongs.

fantasio's avatar

that's the right attitude ;)

Snyslon93's avatar
I'm sure if we give her a jump, she'll start right up again
Gurdim's avatar
oh. the Fleet Command won't be pleased, not at all xD
DekuStrongestHero's avatar
Did it crash or did it just get dumped there?
Valkyrja-Skuld's avatar
Incredible (and somehow sad) sight!

I remember when I made the model kit back in the latter 1960's the legend on the top of the instructions said that the saucer section could separate from the main hull (though it could only be reconnected at a Starbase docking facility), and using thrusters and antigravity force fields land on an M-class planet. If you remember on screen shots there were three very long slender triangular shaped red outlined shapes on the ventral under section of the saucers hull. I can not be certain but I believe these were possible stabilizing landing gear doors. Anyway this was not to construed as a critique of your excelent artwork. It is quite good, and gives me a shiver. I remember finding remains of a fighter plane that had crashed in the fields and woods behind our house off base in the Philippines. It was very sobering to see its smooth lines encrusted with vines and undergrowth and rust. The same feeling I had at seeing the old Constitution Class hull in the same sorry state. Great work, and best of luck in your future endeavors.

AriochIV's avatar
This is a bit of a nitpick, but I think the "NCC-1701" on the engine nacelle is supposed to be black rather than red.
Nice work!
fantasio's avatar
thank you, I guess the age shows what's underneath :)
very impressive ! 
Electric-Raichu's avatar
I think the ship is much bigger than that. I think it's several storeys high.

Unless it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside ... or am I getting mixed up with something else ...
fantasio's avatar

Had this discussion in previous comments. The Ship is small, 289 meters:

So it's a bit of a stretch of the imagination on how it fits in there, the rest is artistic license I guess ;)

KidMonster's avatar
Great work! Haunting and melancholy. 
monkey1969's avatar

OOH, very Enterprising....

fantasio's avatar

I see what you did there...

StretchyGalFan's avatar
Dr. McCoy voice:  "It's dead Jim."
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