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Finishing Straight by KillaBC Finishing Straight by KillaBC
Runabouts were Starfleets newest self sustaining shuttle-esque craft. So when the Enterprise received a couple of prototypes from SFRD Commander Riker was first on the Enterprise to pilot one. After a few days tests and tweaks made by the engineering team they were declared fit for operational duty. However before they were returned LT/CDR Data effectively challenged CDR Riker for a race on a predetermined course. The circuit involved a hazardous speed run through an asteroid field round the planets moon, back through the field and a dart back to the Enterprise. Needless to say Riker won after pushing the runabout beyond specified safety limits. Much to the dismay of the SFRD team and Data. The Runabout though was repaired and named "Neanderthal" by the SFRD engineers poking fun at Rikers beard.

I absolutely loved working on this piece, it started with me toying with Terragen to make a landscape it then started looking like an asteroid and I plonked it on a star background. Rendered a Planet and Moon and re purposed some asteroid renders to suit the overall theme. Then added the star and the background. Overall on it's own it wasn't a half bad spacescape but me been me had to add some Trek. At first it was Wiley Coyotes Enterprise but I bit the bullet and had a go with Prologics and despite the Laptop about to detonate its self it came out all right. A few colour hue attempts later it came out looking like this.

Models rendered in 3ds Max
Compisition and post effects in Photoshop CS4
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Incredible work!
time-worm Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
It would make a cool TNG short story! 
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Sheer perfection on this scene.
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
NEAT! I like the view and feel.
KillaBC Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Arcas, glad you like it. :)
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hard to see decent trek art nowadays.
good job
KillaBC Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, though there is plenty on DA if you look. ;)
conquest79 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
very nice
KillaBC Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The vista is just gorgeous and the name for the new runabout i thought was priceless XD all in all awesome work here :)
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