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The Wrath Of Garth :iconkjc733:kjc733 7 1 Cavalry :iconkjc733:kjc733 3 1 The Barrier :iconkjc733:kjc733 13 2 Constitution Class (KJprise) Orthos :iconkjc733:kjc733 4 2 Another Teaser :iconkjc733:kjc733 1 3 Envoy Shakedown :iconkjc733:kjc733 3 2 Envoy class Orthos :iconkjc733:kjc733 5 0 Teaser :iconkjc733:kjc733 2 0 Dodwells beauty shot :iconkjc733:kjc733 21 3 Excelsior Comparison :iconkjc733:kjc733 5 1 Surprise :iconkjc733:kjc733 11 4 Rendezvous :iconkjc733:kjc733 3 0 Full Circle :iconkjc733:kjc733 28 3 Excelsior Slipstream refit :iconkjc733:kjc733 18 12 Seeker Class - WIP :iconkjc733:kjc733 9 2 Seeker Class :iconkjc733:kjc733 33 10

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The Wrath Of Garth
Having escaped from the mental hospital, Fleet Captain Garth commandeers a ship and tries to take vengeance on Kirk...

Ok, so I don't have many TOS era ships to hand, it was either an Ares or a D6 and I thought Wrath of Garth could have made a nice story.

KJprise is by me
Ares class is from Axanar, the mesh is by me and the textures by Jetfreak
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Cavalry
Responding to a distress call, the Enterprise drops out of warp to find an Ares light cruiser heavily engaged with a pair of aging D6s...

The problem with capturing good ship combat is the relative distance. If the ships are a realistic distance apart (and in this image they are far too close together) then the other ships look tiny. I guess I still have some learning to do when it comes to *artistic license*.

The Connie is my new "KJprise"
The Ares and D6 design obviously hail from Axanar, however these meshes are mine and the textures are by Jetfreak.
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Constitution Class (KJprise) Orthos
I'll confess that I was slightly disappointed by the big reveal of the new Enterprise in 2009. To me, it just looked wrong. Over time the design has grown on me and I've conceded that whilst it's not THE Enterprise, it is AN Enterprise. What irritates me the most about the JJprise isn't that it's a bad looking ship, it's that with a few minor tweaks it could have looked so much better. The 2009 design as it is - to me - looks unbalanced. Which meant that I just had to see if I could do any better. With the release of Prelude to Axanar, I also decided to see if I could make my Connie fit in with the design of the Ares.

Producing this version of the Connie was hard work, and only now do I appreciate the tough decisions that the designers of the JJprise must have had to make. At every step of the way in making the KJprise I had to decide if a change from the original Connie looked wrong because it was a stupid idea, or if it looked wrong because it broke away from what I expected to see.

Unlike the JJprise I decided that I wanted to keep the proportions more or less the same. I also decided that I wanted to keep the original style saucer as that is a key differentiation between the TOS and TMP designs. Most of the differences in my version are more subtle than the Koerner, MadKoiFish or JJ Enterprises. There's not much additional greebling as I felt that part of the originals character stems from the clean finish. Obviously I have altered the shape of the secondary hull to closer match the TMP shape (which makes a "refit" more believable), it has a glow behind the deflector but it still has the classic style shuttlebay. The increase in maximum diameter of the secondary hull is the only place that dimensions vary from the TOS design.

The nacelles have a "collar" around the bussard (which have also changed slightly) - this is a nod towards the JJprise but without being a massive "air intake" and I've tried to make it look as if it helps hold the bussard dome in place (i.e. giving it a purpose). The glow in the back of the nacelle is also a nod to the JJprise, whilst still having something to replace the sphere in the back of the TOS nacelle. I do not have glowing vents down the side of the nacelle as I feel that is an overused gimmick that takes away from the clean simplicity of the TOS aesthetic. I was annoyed when we saw it on the Phoenix and the NX.

The changes to the saucer are mostly in the detail. It's exactly the same shape - but I have added physical phasers and torpedo tubes as well as RCS thrusters. I have redesigned the bridge, ventral sensor array and impulse deck, again to bring them closer to TMP but without being the same as TMP.

Finally the pylons and neck have changed. The pylons have been beefed up slightly, drawing on the Axanar Ares for inspiration. I was originally going to use the TMP neck minus the torpedo tubes (again, I felt neck mounted tubes to be a key difference between TOS and TMP) - however without the structure for the tubes the neck just didn't fit right. So I came up with my own which is similar but different.

Anyway, that's the thinking behind the KJprise. Please can we not have any JJ vs TOS arguments in the comments - I only raised the JJprise (and that's not derogatory, I only use that name as an easy way to differentiate between the TOS, mine and GK Enterprises,) so people could see why I started down this path.
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I've been working with Maya in my spare time for quite a while now... so I figured it was time to share what I've done.

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Vortex5972 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Hi, thanks for the watch. :)
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ulimann644 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for :+fav: :)
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anthsco Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again!
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anthsco Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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ulimann644 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for faving... :)
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ulimann644 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for faving... :)
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kjc733 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome - you do some nice work, thank you for posting it.
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ulimann644 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for faving my work and for the watch.
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kjc733 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No sir, thank you for posting your astounding work.
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