A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by Michael Vourous from the Bridge Commander 2 team about designing a more modern version of Jonathan Archer’s NX class from Star Trek: Enterprise. Here are some of the candidates I came up with:
Here is the final set of orthos and specs for the Minotaur class Heavy Battlecruiser. She’s proven to be a fairly popular design, and I’ve had Kenneth Emerson of Bridge Commander 2 (an indie sequel to the Activision classic, based on the UE4 game engine) as well as Mike Bremer of the live action sim Starbase 400 approach me to use the design in their ship database.
There have been various projects in the works in recent weeks, including the completion of the U.S.S. Exeter and another new Starfleet ship, the U.S.S. Minotaur, among other things. I’ve also been picked up by the team at Bridge Commander 2, who are interested in using my Minotaur and Exeter class designs.
I’ve been working on polishing my Illustrator skills, which has yielded some interesting results in my effort to modernize the Enterprise-era NX class, and I hope to start developing some Master Systems Display art for my original designs. Another thing that just occurred to me is that I should actually start constructing an MSD kit for use by the Trek art community. All in all, I’ve managed to be quite productive these last few months.
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, I’ve placed my Last Age projects on the backburner in order to focus on Trek-inspired designs of late, but I’m feeling the itch of the writing bug lately, so that may soon change.