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At the beginning of the Enterprise's fourth year under Captain James T. Kirk, she calls at a Star Base for refitting of systems, crew transfers, and the delivery of a replacement shuttlecraft, ultimately to be named Galileo III.

Jaw-droppingly good Enterprise and Shuttlecraft by Raul Mamoru - www.trekmeshes.ch
Equally cool starbase Vanguard by David Metlesits, all converted for Poser by mattymax.
Antares by Richmerk - merknet.com
Background by arcas-art.
Done in Poser Pro 2012.Lighting and composition by drell-7
Thanks for looking!
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Cool pic.
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templerman Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
This is perhaps one of the best images of the Enterprise, or the Constitution Class, I have ever seen. Very well done. Re: the nomenclature for Shuttle-craft, it seems it would have followed that of the original Constitution Class ships. Each Shuttle had the registration number of its parent ship, and a numarical designation following a slash. I thought that there were other named Shuttles such as Columbus was #1, Copernicus was #3, Megellan was #5, and Galieo was #7. And I do not know this for a certanty, but I believe there was a set of names and numbers in the original decal set for the old AMT model kit of the Shuttle-Craft Galieo. Also, if memory serves POTEMKIN was one of the names mentioned in the book "The Making of Star Trek". Also, considering that they brought in Walter Koenig in as the Navigator Chekhov, (to George Takei's chagrin) there was not that much of a dust-up over Cold-War feelings on the part of the Network and fans. After all, we were very much involved in a war in Vietnam, which found its way into scripts. I suspect that Gene figured he would role the dice again.
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

"Look, can't we at least try to come up with another name for the shuttle?!?":slow:

 

I really love how the differing angles of the shuttle and the Enterprise make them look like they're afloat, and not a pair of effects models mounted on armatures... and the freighter way off in the background gives the picture a feel of "working day at the Starbase".

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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I always figured each ship had a set of names assigned to it for shuttlecraft, so they HAD to use Galileo again if they were replacing one called Galileo. Incidentally, Galileo III was the last shuttlecraft we see in TOS, in "The Way to Eden"
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

That hadn't occurred to me when I wrote... So, if Enterprise had astronomers (Galileo, etc.), another ship might have astronauts/cosmonauts (Gagarin, Leonov, Aldrin, Grissom, Glenn)?

 

Okay, I know that at the time TOS aired, the Cold War was still very much in force, and that the Moon landings had yet to happen, but still...

 

And the landed Galileo III on the 'poisoned chalice' world of Eden is possibly the only reason you could get me to ever watch "The Way to Eden"...

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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
That sounds reasonable. I don't know that it was ever officially written down anywhere, but it would explain all the Galileos. (aside from the REAL explanation, of course, that they wanted to do a minimum to redress the full scale prop....)

Even though the Cold War was on, it wouldn't have surprised me to see a Gagarin, Titov, Leonov or Tereshkova. Roddenberry was very much about mankind eventually outgrowing nationalism.

And I'm with you on "Way to Eden". In the remastered version, we also have a rare look at a "civilian" Federation ship, the "Space Cruiser Aurora".
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as the remastered Aurora looks better than the original episode - which stuck a couple of engine pods onto the Tholian ship and turned the thing backwards....
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I thought it did--kind of reminiscent of Matt Jeffries original Shuttlecraft design, scaled up. I know some people do prefer the original, but I liked the remastered Aurora if for no other reason, that it gave us a rare look at Federation civilian design.
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm. Never made the connection with the Jeffries 'pod' design before -- and I'm pretty damned anal when it comes to "pre-JJ" Trek designs! Now that you've mentioned it, the similarity jumps out at me.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Writer
I should have fav'd this long ago...
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Steve629 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful detail!
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I sense a bit of Arcas influence in this. Nice work!

Seem's there are as many Galileo Shuttles as there are Enterprises in Trekdom! ;)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work I thought you were not 'into' star trek related material. So a pleasant surprise
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Zoggman2000 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks great!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work and attention to detail!!
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
As the song goes, "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it."
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wowzers!
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DACantero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the beginning of the Vanguard novel series where Kirk visits the same class of Star Base right after 'Where No Man Has Gone Before'.
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LatinVimes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great POV and sense of scale. I think my favorite part of the model is the "Meatball" on the fantail, to guide craft into the hanger. Nice attention to detail.
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CJCA915 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yea, his model quality is amazing, I in fact suggested he model this last year, he modeled all those TMP crafts for me, the travel pod, workerbee and variants, then of course, he released them publicly after I was done and he said I inspired him for showcasing his Reliant model, so he made all those for me, gratis. I'm so grateful for his quality of work. :)

I also recently suggested he model the D'Deridex warbird, since it's hardly touched by anyone, in terms of modeling... he said he could do it, but he couldn't offer an exact deadline.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow...time to wipe drool off keyboard now...
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Eeew...its not that green acidy stuff, I hope...
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe this is VERY late season three, where the crew has arrived at Starbase for counseling about the phenomenally bad scripts they've just suffered through?
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I tend to agree, LATE 3rd Season. Okay. So, late in the third year of The command of James T. Kirk...
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, but remember, we established that upgrades for season four gave us the DEG ship.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice perspective. Everything feels so massive hovering above us like this! Still marveling at Raul's models - SCHWEEEET!!!!!!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
BINGO! That's what I wanted to go for!
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You've got a great sense of scale here- especially with that tiny shuttlecraft,
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well, you got it. Great job!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was trying to go for something that would really bring home the size of the Enterprise.
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