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The Migration by Rob-Caswell The Migration by Rob-Caswell
The Starfleet scout ship, USS Rama, observes a migrating flock on avian aliens while two crew members take in a more intimate observation while riding the ship's two exploration bikes. The "bikers" wear environment belts which serve as aeroshells, negating the need for windscreens on the vehicles.

Background by Koko_Stock with many modifications. The Archer class scout mesh created by Mark Azevedo - www.3dmaz.com. Ship design by Masao Okazaki. Poser/DS conversion and enhancement by Ptrope w/ texture support by me. Grav bikes (recolored and custom textured)by Simon-3D with equipment boxes by Serrge. Starfleet jumpsuit is my own tweaked version of the suit from Hunterman (shop.poseraddicts.com/index.ph… by Royloo. Sky Manta by Digital | Designs www.daz3d.com/skymanta. And many thanks to the artists who provided the other fine details.

DAZ Studio render.
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AvengerReloaded Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I find you guilty of awesome in the first degree!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
LOL! Thank you!!! :D
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I think this is my favorite of your pictures. I've always been fascinated by flying creatures like this.

And I like motorcycles too! And the whole atmosphere is full of action and yet peaceful as well.


GOD bless

John 3:16

 

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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's a personal fave of mine for most of those very reasons :)
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice image and wonderful concept! :)  Well done! :)
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radpreacher Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really awesome picture, it adds feeling to see the guys on the bike so close to the flying creatures. And I also love the bikes Very cool picture.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Note: Neither of these characters is Space Vladamir Putin.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world…
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:iconradpreacher:
radpreacher Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I want to do a render of Space Vladamir Putin. LOL!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
GO FOR IT!!!!! :lol:
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Damon1984 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful! Always loved the Archer class and those hover bikes are incredible cool!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad ya like the bikes. Y'know, I look at this one as see "Trek", but little here has any Trek identification that the mainstream could tie into. That's OK. I'm not complaining, but this piece drives deep into the hardcore TOS-devotee mythos... and then some. It's a playground that I enjoy ;)
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Paudraic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Priceless. :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like!
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Bry-Sinclair Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Truely awesome work!

I just love artwork featuring the Archer-Class, possibly one of my favourite designs ever--which is why I'm basing an upcoming fanfic on one.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool! Will you be publishing the fanfic on DA?
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Bry-Sinclair Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Hopefully, once I get it started.

To be a little different however, it is set in the 2370s and focuses on a small crew of civilians.
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psiandco Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
what an adventure...
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, I'd be more than happy to tag along!! :D
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vvvan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Magnificent! :worship:
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! :)
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overseer Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
That is a truly magnificent idea and well executed. Nice colors, too. Once again, pure Trek at its best!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It's nice to see others haven't lost the "strange new worlds" spirit of Trek :)
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overseer Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh no, absolutely not. In fact the most favorite episodes of all time for me are those that deal with scientific discovery. Action is not a bad thing, but it gets tiresome after a while!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Agreed. It's "balance" and creativity that make for a good episode/show.
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overseer Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, there is a time and place for everything; and certainly, even the most positive outlook into our future cannot be all fluff and roses, but still, even in war science and research continue and that should also be reflected in Star Trek. For the most part they do that, but if you look particularly at the recent JJ re-invention; there is maybe 5% science involved (in terms of research, exploration etc.) The remainder is action and kaboom (without spoilering too much).

While that is OK from an entertainment aspect, it is not Star Trek for me. Star Trek for me are episodes (like early on in VOY), when they are inside a nebula trying to figure out what happened, or when a second Picard suddenly shows up, or a small universe gets caught in a Runabout's warp nacelle. That is what science is all about.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah... there's little to no intellectual meat to JJ's stuff ("Red Matter"????), but then he's publicly stated that he hated Trek's intellectual side.
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overseer Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, well, I happen to like exactly that. It has made Star Trek devoid of too much idiocy in the fan base (I know I'm being blunt here); but hey, I guess you gotta cater for the masses if you want to make money.....
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LmAnt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
The colours! The light!
These flying ...creatures!
It's all so quiet and friendly!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
It could be a Starfleet recruitment poster!?!

Glad you like. I knew the colors would tickle you ;)
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LmAnt Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes, the colours....

Where can I sign in?
:)
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celticarchie Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Now this...IS...STAR TREK!!!! :squee:
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Mr.Archie seal of approval!!!! :thumbsup:
If only this is how Hollywood saw it....
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
They'd ruin it with adding a 'revenge theme' (trademark Hollywood Hacks Inc.) from some random character who we are suppose to know when he reveals he ominously spoken name.
 :facepalmextreme:
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AbaKon Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Swellegant. Nice, sweeping image. Feel bad for the poor helmsman who has to keep Rama crawling along at what has to be a painfully slow speed.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Weep not for the helmsman. It makes the results of his habit of texting while driving less catastrophic....
...for the ship.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I really want to do a 1:144 model of that ship with small rooms behind the windows. :)

BTW, nice TAS reference with the environment belts! :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I prefer them :)
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Parasky Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the environment belt based on the life support belt from the animated series?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great scene - all flying along, in peace, enjoying the moment.

The Rama looks brilliant here - and I love the uniforms of the crew. Excellent idea about the portable shield.

You know what I always say about scenes like this about this franchise...

Wonderful - and the sun - C'est bon!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
BTW, if you care, the two bikes are named "Thunder" and "Lightning".
There was a storm outside while I was working on 'em ;)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhh :D Neat!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well "peace"? Easy to say unless you get cause in the wash of one of those beastie's wavin' wings!!! ;)

But that interjected, I rather suspected you'd be on board with this one, my friend. In looking at it I noticed that there's almost nothing the mainstream viewer would see here as Trek... but us in the know (and especially Vanguard readers) will take it in pretty quick. I maintain that the enviro belts are cool and while they may have been created by TAS-driven reasoning, I think they're better/cooler/more tech-appropriate SF. Jack McDevitt has used the same tech in his SF series to great result.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - hey trek is about advanced tech right?

Even with the wash - still a great scene - well done and thanks for sharing :)
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Those envirobelts were featured in the Star Trek Animated Series when they had to go underwater or out in space but didn't want to spend time drawing suits.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've heard various reasons why they didn't do the suits in TAS... but whatever the reason, I think this is the better call. It's more in keeping with Trek's high tech and TOS suits were just gawd-awful designs ;p
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devduck01 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah...exploration and discovery...Starfleets main tasks...very nice :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you sir! "To explore strange new worlds...." and all that :)
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