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Jefferies Nod by Rob-Caswell Jefferies Nod by Rob-Caswell
An homage to Matt Jeffries, who would have been 91 today. His "ringship", which seemed to be the original concept behind "Andromeda". Memories of 1970's Lincoln Enterprises abound!

Model by David Metlestis!
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Ariel-X Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is just wonderful! Love the retro feel and the elegant visual style!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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CyberRaven Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
simple elegance! pity we didn't (as of yet) didn't get to see more of this ship in trek. i'm astonished that this design of matt jefferies is similar to NASA's concept warp ship, and so is your own Uss Sagittarius design in the seekers novels. 
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well the NASA design that got all the publicity was done by a frequent Star Trek modeler, so that may lend some of the similarity.  But the two-ring design of the Alcubierre warp concept does bear a striking similarity to the ring ship components. Old Matt Jeffries was just a tech prophet, I guess :D
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OpenMawProductions Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
The man knew his stuff. It's shocking how close this is to the "real" conceptual Enterprise they're talking about building...

...And God I hope that ship, and that name stick. It would be a dream come true. A space-warp ship named Enterprise, boldly going where no one has gone before. 


Well done on this render. It's an elegant and beautiful design. 
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I rather doubt we'll see a warp ship in our lifetime, but I'd be delighted to be wrong about that :)
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OpenMawProductions Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
What can I say? I dare to dream that we may yet see a revolution of thought in our life time. :D
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Always liked this ship, admittedly, I always like the way the Andromeda Ascendent that they eventually used was so advanced it looked alien, but this one here is still a very nice design.

Interesting to note that the NASA concept Enterprise is also a ring ship. :)
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's more interesting to me that Jeffries would use this design decades before the Albicurrie warp drive was proposed. Good ole Matt J. was prescient that way.
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cole8449 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic. Such rich and wonderful colors. :D
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thankyew!!!!
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
At least it's not a Jefferies tube...=P (Razz) 
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
ZING!
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:iconlmant:
LmAnt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that burning horizon (even if not horizontal) is selling that one for me :)
lovely ship too,
but it's all about the burning! :)
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happiness is a warm horizon! ;)
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Niribur Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that Ship on the Wall in Star Trek Motion Picture. No NX-01 ftw. Very nice render. :clap:
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was trying to evoke the design before it got adopted by Trek, from '79 onward.
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erogenesis-art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE that cloudscape! Very inspiring!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I've used it before, but hopefully few will notice when I tilt it this way and that ;)
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:iconerogenesis-art:
erogenesis-art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha. thanks goodness more than one planet have clouds ;)
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the elegant design of this ship :nod:
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's a special kind of sleek, for sure.
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:iconquasihedron:
quasihedron Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and simple! :clap:
Well done! :D
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconquasihedron:
quasihedron Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome! :D
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, not kidding about the Lincoln Enterprises memories!

Beautiful! Quite the magic wand! ;)
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I wish I'd bought that "Starship" treatment from Lincoln, back in the day.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
  WOW
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Mr. Jeffries was a friggin genius---designs that real engineers gaze upon and murmur, "Hmmm, could be."
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep... that's what SF used to be. Now it's kind of the other way round, with many SF authors struggling just to keep up.
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's what I love about Heinlein novels---he was an engineer, trained at the U.S. Naval Academy, holder of patents that are to this day classified top secret.
Write what you know...gawd, I miss that cranky old perv.
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KhairulHisham Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   General Artist
Yay! The XCV 330.

Say. The letters XCV are lined up nicely on a QWERTY keyboard.
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ChakatBlackstar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I love how it turns out that this isn't too far off from predicted warp drives in development...also...I can't believe I can actually say "warp drives in development".
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it is pretty uncanny how the double ring design has come into its own reality.... like so much other Trek tech! :)
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Writer
HEY! I am doing a Ringship homage...take this down at once! It makes mine look crappy.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Writer
D'oh.
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
It's also rather cool that the Albucare (I know my spelling wrong) Warp ship could look a lot like this :D
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yup. A freaky-cool happenstance, for sure!
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Sci-Fi still a good predictor of Science... :)
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dragonpyper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Nice!

Got to make time to finish my ringship v2...

Wouldn't today be his 93rd Birthday? Aug.12, 1921 - Aug.12, 2014.
Just asking.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Huh. Maybe. I saw a date that put his b-day in '23.
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Happy Birthday Matt Jeffries.  Was this design on the front of OMNI a LONG time ago?
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't remember it being on an OMNI cover, but I certainly could be wrong.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!!!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Writer
VERY cool. As ever, your use of colour and lighting is outstanding :clap:
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, my friend! :D
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WideFoot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is quite possibly my favorite trek ship design, even if it was supposed to be for a show which never got off the ground and not star trek.  
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