Heck, John P!John P said:^Yeah, it was just a glorified shuttle that popped out of the part we thought was a torpedo launcher.
Rob, I hope those wings on the AeroShuttle aren't supposed to generate atmospheric lift, 'cause nothing with that cross-section is gonna generate anything but drag!
Hmmm wonder if any of those Einsteins ever considered the fact that the TOS D-7 had ZERO lighted windows!nx01Rob said:Well, if we had aired the ship, I was going to refine the wings to be a little less "blunt trauma" to the aerodynamics. But when we got nixed, we moved on.....so, it stands as is. I've thought about refining it for next years Calendar, but now I don't think I'll have the time...
The only other original design that was also chopped (that I remember now)was the John Eaves Klingon D-6 or D-5 that I included it in my calendar image for 2006. It was originally done FOR FREE for ST:Enterprise by Koji, who stayed up 36 hours to do it for the show. It looked great, but then the "producer(s)" said, "put more windows on it". We said no (You have to understand that we did so much extra, that at that point it was the straw that broke the camels back when they were being mindlessely trivial and unappreciative). So, in there infinite wisdom, they choose to use a lo-rez K'Tinga model (from a timeline over 100 years later) we had lying around. Because that was much more logical than a ship that needed 10 more windows that no one would EVER notice!!!! E boy...
Well, maybe the surface area of the rectangles represent just a landing skid? Nothing saying the whole foot has to be a block that big!nx01Rob said:Well, I remember Rick Sternbach saying that the four protruding rectangles represent landing pads. Seems silly as in scale they are way oversized. But, for the big Voyager miniature, I guess it was added detail.
And once again,nx01Rob said:Of course, I'm glad you finally saw them!!!
The space shuttle wings are actual, working, properly-shaped airfoils. That's how the computers make it fly, it has real wings.Chuck_P.R. said:Heck, John P!
If 20th Century computers can handle making a brick like NASA's space shuttle glide to Earth anything's possible!
Dittos, here! Great work! I like seeing the details up close and such never-seen scenes as the refit of the original 1701 to the refit. :thumbsup:Lloyd Collins said:Rob,I will be glad to see the D-4. Ever since I saw it in the calendar, I was really curious about it. Let me say, that ever year, I really look forward to the new Ships of the Line calendar. Your work, and the work of the other artist are always so awesome, and such a trill for this old Trek fan to see. Thanks!:thumbsup: