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The Footprint by RobCaswell The Footprint by RobCaswell
The Pioneer is witness to an Advani's Footprint. Current theories indicate that it's a manifestation - an echo - of some kind of transdimensional travel system. However who or what is traveling and where they are going remains a mystery. Only eight such events have ever been spotted - the earliest 400 years ago by a Vulcan astronomer.

The footprint usually lasts for six hours to two-days. While it is visible to the humanoid eye, certain species such as Medsusans claim they detect nothing and refer to them as "Advani's Ghosts".

The footrprints do not appear to be a hazard if viewed from a distance, but every probe that has been launched into one has been torn apart from what seems to extreme quantum instability.

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Pioneer model by Foomandoonian (converted to Poser by Maddymanx via Foundation3D.com). Background by Hameed with "enigma. by me.
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Are we going to see more from this beautifully interesting model?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm sure I'll take it out to play with again at some point, but I think I'm "scratched that itch" for now. I'm around the next corner already :)
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
You have a really good eye for landscapes (Spacescapes?..) a lot of your stuff feels Operatic and even emotional. I am a pure Trekkie through and through, but I'm talking about all of your works.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well thank you! Very much. I've never been called "operatic" before. Cooooooool!!!! :D
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Just don't break into song
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
NOW ya tell me...... :nuu:
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¡Excelente! Gran paleta y el punto de vista. :D Pero, ¿quiénes son los "Medsusanos?"
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Eakspay Nglishey?
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TTLee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
oooohhhhhh
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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TTLee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
thats cool, how get that admiral arcass
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Wilde-1969 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I do like you starship.

I find it interesting you put the shuttle bay in the secondary hull twixed the impulse engines, instead on the primary?! It's nice having an impulse drive crystal for the transfer for the upper pylons & the torpedo launchers. I like the extra bracing you had put on the pylons :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks... though it's not my design. But I too like his attention to the details. It just feels "right".
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again, another brilliant piece of Sci-Fi literature. Another inticement to sit and admire this.

Genius!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's nice to know folks are taking the time to read the text :) With something like this I didn't feel it'd be fair to "just throw it out there" without a supporting explanation.

On the other hand that WOULD give viewers the same "WTF?!?!" moment that the bridge crew experienced in spotting this! :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You acomplished both - the unusual aspect which suspended belief, then the text that made one read this wonderful story.

Well played! :D
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Writer
Psychedelic!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Try viewing it under black light!!!??!

:D
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Writer
Indeed. SPACE PARTY!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dude! I'll bring munchies! :happybounce:
TGIF!
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we-r-nomad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
You definitely make better use of color than most 3D renders I've seen. Nicely done. ;)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow - thank you! That's meaningful praise!! :D
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'ow my giddy aunt!! :drool:
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL! I have no idea what that means, but it sure sounds British! :lol:
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'guilty as charged!! :D



(translation- 'good heavens'/oh my goodness/blimey/wow)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah! Or as we'd say on this shore of The Pond: "Wicked Pissah"?
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed.




;)
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DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Advani's Footprint? Ha! A mere trifle. How can this compare to Worf and Deanna's high-school romance, or tribbles?
(sarcasm intended) Interesting stuff, and too good for television science fiction.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Actually the "footprints" ARE caused by a race of giant, interdimensional Tribbles.
Ya done went and spoiled my plot surprise!!!! :shakefist:
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DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops! ;) Big trouble for the Klingons...
Actually, a "giant interdimensional Tribble" story trumps "Nemesis"; etc. anyday. Keep up the thought provoking images. :)
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! The dazzeling lighting effects really show off the subtle contours of the Pioneer design!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I liked that aspect too. I expected this one to be more popular/eye-catching than it seems to be with the general viewership, but maybe that's from working on the thing at 2am when my critical thinking is a bit deluded.... ;p
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karanua Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another book jacket in the making?
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wanna write it?? ;)
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating information on the unique nature of the rare phenomenon and only logical that the Vulcans where the first to witness such an event.

Again the perspective and design to this is Out-Standing!!! To truly get a good look at this ship is a privilege, it is such a Beautiful craft! Love the colors as they dance across her hull!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I'm still exploring all this ship has to show off, so I suspect I've got a few more views in me over the next week or two.
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this classic look of the ship over Pecards first command the Uss Stargazer Ijust wasn't crazy about how it looked
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the bluepring design
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm with you. I though the Stargazer was a pretty ugly kitbash. This one feels more... "reasoned".
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Woo-wee purty color combo. Finally get to see the hangar bay of this bad boy...
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
It really has some great detail on the aft side. I keep being impressed by the design. It's easy to overlook in the crowd, but there's so much to like about it in the fine details.
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that's what sets this apart its every nook and cranny has an interesting angle to see Love each one I've seen!
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