(Update: November 20th, 2018 - I noticed that there was a very small detail on the ship that wasn't suppose to be there. But I have removed it now, so this ship is now clean as a whistle.)
Yes, my friends. After all this time, all these months that I've made my own starships, I've finally come to the point where I've been able to find the right parts to create my own version of my absolute favourite starship… The U.S.S. Enterprise-D.
After loosing the Stargazer, Captain Jean Luc Picard, and his fellow shipmate and closest friend, William T. Riker, were given their own ships. Riker was put in command over the U.S.S. Titan, which would serve as the command ship for the newly established Federation Guard fleet. Captain Picard, meanwhile, was put in command of the newly built Galaxy class U.S.S. Enterprise-D, which would serve as Starfleet's new flagship.
After Captain Picard christened the Enterprise, the young newly graduated cadets that were going to serve as its crew, one of which was Will Riker's own little sister, Jennifer E. Riker, boarded it. Jennifer would later serve as Picard's First Officer, and formed a splendid group of friends among the other crewmen, including Lt. Data, Lt. Tasha Yar, Lt. Hawk, Lt. Weasley Crusher, Lt. Geordi La Forge, Nurse Bella Chapel, and Counsellor M'Eanna Troy, which serve as the main crew of the Enterprise.
Later on, Jean Luc Picard will take a leave of absence from the Enterprise, during which Jennifer Riker takes on the role of acting captain of the Enterprise. But later, it turns out that Picard had actually been promoted to admiral, and had taken a leave from the Enterprise, only to test if Jennifer was ready to assume the permanent role as captain. And she didn't disappoint him. And so, with that, Picard promoted Jennifer E. Riker to the new captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and Weasley Crusher was chosen to serve as her new Nr. 1. Picard himself would return to the recently found and repaired/updated Stargazer, and perform his new duties as admiral, knowing that the crew of the Enterprise would continue what they started together with him.
The Galaxy class was the most ambitious project that Starfleet had taken on in the 24th century. With its 42 decks, and nearly 650 meters length, it was one of the largest ships ever created. It's very well equipped, capable of sustaining a combined crew and passengers of up to over a thousand people. It also houses school rooms for the kids, holodecks for recreation, and also multiple training and exercise facilities. And if so is needed, the entire ship is capable of splitting in two, through an experimental process called Saucer Separation, in which the Saucer section and the Star Drive section split apart and fly their separate ways, to protect the civilians onboard, or fight the enemy together.
As you can see, I've got two pictures here of the Enterprise. The top picture shows you how she looks, as a whole. And the lower picture shows how she looks, when she has performed her saucer separation.
For the parts for this ship, I used the following parts sheets. All parts originally made by captshade
The basic body is from my friend, nichodo
's gorgeous ortho of the original Galaxy class.www.deviantart.com/nichodo/art…
I then combined it with the warp nacelles from SenkanYamato
, epic Dreadnaught ship, the Yamato. (I changed the colors and eliminated a few unnecessary details on the nacelles.)www.deviantart.com/senkanyamat…
In order to make the ship capable of saucer separating, I used the following parts.
For the saucer section, I used this saucer, made by nichodo
. (I combined it with a few sections from the actual ship saucer.)www.deviantart.com/nichodo/art…
For the neck, I combined parts of these ships, made by captDLangston
(I don't own Star Trek. Paramount Pictures and Viacom does. I'm just a fan.)
(Don't steal this. Please ask before using this, or any of my other starships. Thanks in advance for your understanding.)