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Escort Duty by Drell-7 Escort Duty by Drell-7
The Ranger class Scout U.S.S. Audubon plays mother hen to a convoy of Star Fleet freighters through a region plagued with Orion pirate attacks. Although designed mainly for long-range exploration, the Ranger proved itself admirably capable in the role of escort, with its twin photon torpedo tubes and two phaser banks.

Ptolomy-class by Axeman 3D, Antares by Richmerk. Huron and Ranger by me. Gas Giant by preetiboy.

Rendered in Lightwave 10. Thanks for taking a look!
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Some of the "rank and file" of the fleet get a little love and care, and it's long overdue!:D

 

I like the plasma-exhaust effect a lot. True, we don't see that on the shows, but then they have ships moving around on the screen. A static render makes it harder to convey speed and motion.

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TorinZece Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Love the colony/freighter ship.
That one I have seen in books, but not enough render it.
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NICELabs Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome scene. Great seein' a Ptolomy out and about too :D
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I agree about the Tug, its always been one of my favorite Trek designs.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Writer
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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devduck01 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you must be some captain, the Orions kicked my ass in SFC...very nice image though ;)
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, yeah, they did the same to me. I'm hoping the Captain of the Audubon is better at it than I ever was...and also maybe the Orion's field some smaller ships...
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HandofManos Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most excellent work! Have to say the ships have an excellent composition and nice amount of details and effects
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, sir! It was a little bit of a monster, getting all the elements to work together. I'm glad to read you like the result!
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