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Molon labe by thefirstfleet Molon labe by thefirstfleet
The planet Jolia - the home of a Warp-capable civilization. After five years of discovering FTL travel, the Jolians have established foothold in their solar system. They were wondering for five years, are there others like them out there?
Theis question was answered when Klingon battlecruisers overran their frail defences. What's a Warp 1 boat against a ship-of-the-line? What's a small network of orbital defence platforms against the dreaded Klingon firepower?
The Jolians found help in an unlikely ally: a Federation frigate, commanded by a Human woman. Suliko Metlesits knew that she and her Sieglinde alone cannot defend Jolia. So she asked for help, and got only a nearby Obert-class starship.
- Federation commander, this is the military governor of the Klingon Occupation Forces. - the scarred face of the old Klingon snarled on the viewscreen- I demand that your ships withdraw from this system. I am hereby ordering the planet's population to de-orbit the planetary weapons platforms.
- Klingon commander, this is your enemy speaking. - Suliko said - You want them? Come and get them!





Models by me
Torpedo effect by Pologic9
Phaser effect by :iconoverseer:
Background by NASA
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:icontemplerman:
templerman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Great image. What a story it tells. I would like to have seen the Defiant de-cloaking behind that BOP.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Oh, this happened decades before DS9.
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Grreat work.
Would love to see, reed how this plays out!
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:icongreyman01:
Greyman01 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I want to see a video of his scenario on YouTube. That would just make my day.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Still learning the basics of animation :D
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:iconnigelmcdivine:
NigelMcDivine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Bigger isn't always better,and it has been proven many time by the Klingon's big ships unable to target smaller vessel at close range.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I'm a sucker for small ships :D
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:iconnigelmcdivine:
NigelMcDivine Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist
most of us are,that's why on Deviantart we sometime need each other
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:iconkolotho115:
kolotho115 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
yet another centaur making a good impression on the fleet :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Especially if flewn by a Metlesits :D
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:iconkolotho115:
kolotho115 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
:D
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:icontybarious:
tybarious Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did they win?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Read the novella in my gallery :D
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:iconjlongo:
jlongo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
looks real cool
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconmax-jonas:
Max-Jonas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's unbelievable how you manage to put so much dynamic and action in one single picture! Great work - the overall composition as well as the details (i.e. for instance the Oberth-class vessel and the BoP flying in a different direction than the other ships)!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thank you very much!

In battle scenes, I want to do this thing. It's a three-dimensionsl space, relaized beautifully in, for example, TWOK.

And the pic also has a story with it :D
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You always come up with brilliant ship models for "Star Trek."
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thank you very much!

I'm always trying my best.
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:iconkitsunechild:
Kitsunechild Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
That Oberth is finished. We all remember what happened to the Grissom when it met up with a Bird of Prey...
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
In Soviet Russia, the Oberth kills off Birds of Prey :D
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:iconkitsunechild:
Kitsunechild Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
LMAO
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I know what Molon Labe means!

Ancient greek studies = Awesome!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
:D

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:iconkaranua:
karanua Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot Dave :clap:
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconjimlogan1701:
Jimlogan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet work, weapons platforms look good too ;-)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much!

I made the platforms in 10 mins :D
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:iconkudos707:
Kudos707 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Klingons: We love to hate them.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
True, true :D
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do worry about the Oberth's survivability though. Excellent piece though :)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Yeah, I just wanted two weak ships being badass against the Klingons :D
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still it looks the Oberth will bite the dust though :D
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool pic, those Klingons don't stand a chance :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Not with a Metlesits in command!
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:iconthelastcybertronian:
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t:
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:icondgspirit1991:
dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
leave it to the klingons to fuck everything up and leave the federation to clean up right lol
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
True, true!
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:iconjustanewb42:
justanewb42 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Photographer
WOW. Just WOW!!!!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much :D
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:iconjustanewb42:
justanewb42 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Your welcome.
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:iconconquest79:
conquest79 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
that is very cool pic.the Centaur took a big risk by getn that position.but the Oberth is chot liver.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconmonkeysuncle30:
monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I like it. Great work, Dave and others.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconmonkeysuncle30:
monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
You're welcome. I'm really liking the story behind your new ship.
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:iconarthour:
arthour Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
That looks great!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconspidertrekfan616:
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To quote Captain Steve Hiller from Independence Day, "Now That's what I call a close encounter.":D
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