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    Phase II Enterprise

    Iíve always been intrigued by Star Trek: Phase II, the second attempt at a Star Trek TV series by Paramount that was doomed before it really got into production. Of course, the pilot episode became Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and many of the sets were used on the movies and even TNG, and some of the characters and stories were revisited on that show as well, but one wonders what would have become of Star Trek had that series gone through, as opposed to becoming a movie. Weíll never know because it didnít happen, and everything worked out OK. We had the movies with the original cast, followed by TNG, DS9, Voyager, more movies and Enterprise. All told, a lot of good Trek, some of which likely wouldnít have happened if Phase II had happened instead of TMP. Of course, the current state of Star Trek is sad, but at least we have hours upon hours of great shows and movies.

    One thing Iíve always liked from Phase II was the model work being done at Brick Price Movie Miniatures, particularly the Enterprise model being constructed by Don Loos. Unfortunately, the model wasnít high enough quality for the motion picture work as it was being built for television, so it couldnít be used. Still, I love looking at Matt Jefferiesí sleek redesign for the ship, and at the 75% completed model that was being built. They were also working on a space dock that was significantly different than the one designed by Andrew Probert for the movie.

    Anyway, Iíve built this ship before, but itís been many years. As before, Iím using Jefferiesí updated drawings, cleaned up and made available by David Shaw. The drawings arenít complete, but they give a complete enough view of what he had in mind for the Enterpriseís refit. There are also a few existing pics from the build in the Phase II book, which I of course have a copy of. In fact, Iím re-reading it while working on this. But, what I donít have as far as references is where artistic license comes in. My goal is to do something between TOS and TMP, like maybe an intermediate design. Anyway, this is what I have so far:









    Iím building the ship in Blender 2.79, for those who are curious. I like Blender well enough. There are things I like better in Lightwave, but also things I like better in Blender. Blenderís price tag and Linux compatibility are always winning factors for me.
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    Very nice start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekki View Post
    Very nice start!
    Thanks a lot. It took me a while to decide what to make, so I'm glad it's been going smoothly the past few days.

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    Nice start indeed! Looking forward to see it take shape.
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    Nice work so far.
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    Awesome. Great to see you back at it.

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    Thanks everyone.

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    Looking great so far! I really like the phase II design, and so far you've captured those curves perfectly.

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    Thanks a lot, BlobVanDam. The Phase II just might be my favorite Constitution class, because it represents Matt Jefferies' own modifications to his classic design.

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    Definitely a great start!

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