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Down Again by Rob-Caswell Down Again by Rob-Caswell
This is a rework of my previously published "Downtime". The first version was a sort of "proof of concept", but was rushed in many areas. Most notably it lacked figures. On this version I took my time. Too much time, in some ways. There's about a week's worth of work here, on and off. But I do like the result better. Consider it my "special edition" (but Han still shoots first).

Before you ask, no I don't have a 3D Edoan figure. Or even an Edosian figure ;p I digitally painted in that figure using Nightwing1975's nightwing1975.deviantart.com/ Arex as a reference. I tried to hit all the key component credits, but there's literally bits and pieces from everywhere, here. So my thanks to all those credited and all those I couldn't dig up names on.
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ForgottenRealm Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is probably one of the most elegant and functional Star Trek ship out there.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree :)
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Gorgeous, thank you!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
:blush: Thanks!
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:iconmoogiesgirl77:
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
You're welcome!
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timothygfowler Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
i cannot post this enough but I can't help but totally love this ship!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
You should let Masao know! [link]
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skyworth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
The people and alien characters add so much to this scene. They give it a sense of life and scale that I love in Sci Fi art. Gort, nice touch. Thanks for sharing your talents.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lol: Glad you caught Gort!!! :D
I really enjoy doing these kind of panoramic "slice of life" images that the original Trek just couldn't afford to do. It adds a layer of reality to the Trek universe for me.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Y'know, this is just an amazing scene. It shows what so few people think of when Star Trek is mentioned: the normal, daily, routine things that are needed to boldly go find new hot alien babes out there. You did a great job, and there's so much detail and eye candy :clap:

That you included an Edoan is awesome. Easily one of the least known Trek races out there :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wanted to do a "lived-in" scene... something like what I see at an airport today. Glad you caught the Edoan! :)
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ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the attention to detail in this one. The ground crew and equipment give it that extra realistic look. Nice one.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I wanted to give it that "busy workplace" feel.
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Bry-Sinclair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I love the Archer-Class. Something about such a little ship just appeals to me.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Same here. It seems both more vulnerable (thus more exciting) and more flexible.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
You uphold Gene Roddenberry's legacy so elegantly.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's a great thing to hear. gene's original vision is important to me and was a big part of why the show connected with me.
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BasillArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I can't figure how I missed this one unless I just glossed over it thinking it was the first version (and I was already loving it then). But this is amazing! The crew and ground personnel really bring it home. :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think a number of folks missed it, thinking it was just the first one. Glad ya caught it! This is what the first one was SUPPOSED to be ;)
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LatinVimes Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The original was great, but the flightline activity adds a whole new level to it.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks - yeah, that's what I was hoping for. More of a sense of life and activity.
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djomally Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I really enjoy this version better, not that the other one isnt as good. This one just seems so alive and vivid. The way you've captured the daily hustle and bustle of a Port is just awesome! :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
THANKS! I'm pretty happy with this one :)
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djomally Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
:D
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Paudraic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'd say it was worth the second attempt :)
Lot's of things to watch in fore- and background...and it all adds to a nicely told episode in The Rama's story. And it's a nice way to also get an impression about the ship's dimensions.
I'm only worried a bit about those guy working in that hight without any lifeline! :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's OK. Low gravity planet... so they'll land like a feather ;)

I figured you'd like this one - little people... and out from behind the windows!!! :D
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Fredy3D Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh yessss! The other one was already great but this one is really awesome! :clap: :clap:
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm tickled you like it!! :D
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:iconfredy3d:
Fredy3D Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Digital Artist
It came out really really cool! I watched all Star Trek series (so I have a little background lol) and this one is indeed excellent! :nod:
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Please wait till I scrub my jaw off the floor :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh man... sorry!
If I'd known I would have vacuumed before posting!!! ;)
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Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Nice job! I didn't realize scout ships came in that size!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure - TOS is full of references to "small" or "one-man" scouts. We just never got to see any... until TAS, and then only some of the "one-man" types. It makes perfect sense that classes like this would be ubiquitous.
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everton1120 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
i think i see an andorian
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you look REALLY close, you can find two! ;)
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everton1120 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
is it the one next to the far shuttle? :3
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nope - one's looking up at Gort in the hanger ;)
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everton1120 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
oooh cool nice detail
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow what detail !! Time well spent, job well done.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! A lot of the extra time was dealing with unexplained crashes. My original methodology was sound.... my demon-possessed hardware/software just had different plans in mind....
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Make a great "Wish you were here' postcards. I know, because I wish I *was* there!!!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL!
I think Quantas may be offering flights soon?!
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Magnaman1234 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I'd sure give them my business! Hell, yeah! :-)
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jncarter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time well spent. The figures added real interest to the scene. It's now telling a story in a single frame.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. It seems I've driven to try and tell/imply a story... even when I'm not consciously trying ;)
Hey, your recent posts are DYNAMITE! I hope to get some time to comment.
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Mind blowing! My mind is officially blown! :D
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
So what's the different between being "officially" and "unofficially" mind blown? Is it an order of magnitude... or just paperwork? ;p
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