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Kirk vs. Kor

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 9 August 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

[Star Trek]
A couple of my models here represent Kirk's Enterprise as seen from the original series facing off against Kor's Klingon D7-class battlecruiser near the Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070).

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jani from Jonkoping, Sweden

nice, how did you do this?

9 Aug 2011 6:34am

@jani: Thank you, Jani. There's not much to it really - just a large LCD monitor with one of the public domain Hubble Telescope images on it, two starship models placed in front of the monitor, and a bit of Photoshop.

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée. JP

9 Aug 2011 6:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Dramatic moment - could be a still from one of the episodes!

9 Aug 2011 6:48am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow you never told us you went to space! great framing and colors!

9 Aug 2011 7:26am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I love the detail on the models. Are the lights individual, or do you have 1 big light that illuminates a number of individual ports?

9 Aug 2011 7:32am

@CElliottUK: Thanks Chris! Neither of these models actually have lit windows. I had to perform a bit of Photoshop magic for the windows. However, the navigational dome on the bottom of the saucer and the navigational beacon (these two are seen here) are actually lit on the model along with the bussard collectors on the front of the nacelles and the top of the bridge.

With the other Enterprise model that I showed in the past, everything that's lit on that model is actually lit. The way it works is it has clear diffusers that the lights fit into. These diffusers spread the light from those bulbs throughout the entire model. There are six "grain of rice" bulbs that when combined with the diffusers make up all of the lighting. Hope that makes sense. :-)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Phasers to full power Mr Spock. One hopes of course that any civilisation that has managed to plumb the depths of outer space has also become politically sophisticated enough to progress beyond war.

9 Aug 2011 9:05am

@grouser: Yes, one would hope . . . however, given the nature of humanity, I doubt we will ever be rid of war in some form or fashion. Thanks!

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Fantastic POV shot. Great detail. What fun!

9 Aug 2011 12:14pm

tataray from france, France

Belle composition. Bonne journée

9 Aug 2011 12:32pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best composition
well done

9 Aug 2011 2:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What an encounter in deep space. Those Klingons are tough customers. Cool!

9 Aug 2011 3:54pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing and great colors !

9 Aug 2011 4:14pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is so cool ;-)

9 Aug 2011 6:11pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

hmmm.. what is this , Jason ? Looks cool . Nice colors !

9 Aug 2011 6:36pm

@Mariana M.: It's the Enterprise from Star Trek, Mariana. :-) More specifically my model of the Enterprise posed with a model of a Klingon ship. Thanks!

Visioplanet from Kolkata, India

Awesome! Great work putting them all together... :)

9 Aug 2011 6:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Cool, were you in a space shuttle when you took this one? Haha! Very nicely put together!

9 Aug 2011 7:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed with dramatic light. I first thought I saw a huge frog jumping mid-air toward the Enterprise. ;-)

9 Aug 2011 7:56pm

@Steven: Ha, and who said there's not strange, new life out there! :-))

acm from St. Louis, United States

Wonderfully composed!!! The colours and shapes are fabulous.

9 Aug 2011 7:59pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

thanks Jason . I am totally out of this world ;) Sorry !

9 Aug 2011 9:51pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good TV memories :)

9 Aug 2011 10:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! These look so real! I like the lights! Wonderful composition!

10 Aug 2011 12:59am

franz from Baden, Austria

"let's go to attack mode quickly! they are coming!" great compo again - my son loves it (and so do i!)!

10 Aug 2011 12:50pm