So how many of you remember the poster to which I'm nodding here? I have not successfully found an image of it on the web, but you could get in retail stores. I forget the artist's name, too. Damn - I sure wish I still had it!
This is my first render experiment with David Metlesits' [link] new, ambitious Starfleet HQ model. His tweaks to the original Franz Josef design are wonderful, but I think the model's polygon count pushes me right to the wall. This is a screen render. When I tried rendering to file at a larger size, I'd just get crash after crash. But... it's so nice! I gotta figure out a way to get around those crashes.
The Scout is Graywolf-Starkiller's [link] , based on the redesigns by DEG [link] . Background by Hameed [link] .
DAZ Studio render.
And here I thought I was the only one who was crazy enough to audo tape my favorite TV shows. In my case STAR TREK, THE AVENGERS, THE INVADERS. I had all of those tapes and my recorder stored in a metal storage case my Father paid an Air Force welder and metal fabricator to make. And like so many things It was lost in transit storage. Of course that was in the 1960'series and I watched them all first run. I would sit in my bedroom and close my eyes and listen to them over and over again studying the timing of scenes. I can still recall most of them. This is a wonderful view of the station. I didn't see the Franz Josef book when it came out. I was in Europe and asia. What really got my attention was a picture on this site that depicted the Starfleet HQ, with a Connie parking in one of the drydock spheres. That gave me quite a frame of reference, for scale. I wold like to find a copy to see if there were any specifications of the Scout/Destroyer SALIDAN CLASS. I have always wanted to make a retrofit of the ship with a redesigned neck somewhat based on the one on the GALAXY CLASS' neck. Great work and best of luck in your future endeavors. Cheers.