Pioneer Class Federation Starship – Re-imagined Concept

This was a project that was long delayed. But let me start with this…I think that Ryan Church is a fantastic artist. However, I have the feeling that when he designed the new U.S.S. Enterprise, for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, he did not approach it the same way as previous Star Trek starship designers/concept artists did. There doesnt seem to be enough of the “Form Follows Function” philosophy. It took me a while, but I slowly began to like the new design. I get what they were trying to do with it. Once I reached that point, I had to design my own. I thought what better way to do that than to use my previous Pioneer Class starship. I have long had a desire to refit the Pioneer, and had tried some sketches using Excelsior Class, Ambassador Class, and even Galaxy Class components, but they never really gelled into a cohesive design. So, recently we started playing with the components of Ryan Church’s Enterprise. Using the film, and a few Fan-Based schematics we found online as reference, and a few months of trial and error, we finally completed this drawing. I liked it so much I had to make a copy and added a little color to it, something I never did with the original.

Art by Collin J Wood

We have recently begun drawing a new version of this ship, on a much larger scale. The image posted was drawn on 11×17 in. paper. The new version will be drawn 3x larger which I hope will allow me to include much more detail. I am also going to use those images of Tobias Richter’s accurized Star Trek 2009 Enterprise as reference for the some of the finer details.

Once this is complete, we hope to re-create a finely detailed rendering with our trusty old version of Photoshop, and hope to finish the other views and an internal diagram as well.

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Federation Starship – Pioneer Class – Ship System Displays

These last couple of images are ship system displays for our Pioneer Class starship. Again, these were heavily influenced by the artwork that appears in Mr. Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise.

Artwork by Collin J Wood

 

Artwork by Collin J Wood

 

 

 

Federation Starship – Pioneer Class – Inboard Schematic

This is the inboard schematic that we designed for the Federation Starship Pioneer Class, as seen in the previous post. This was completed using an old version of Photoshop, and a lot of reference to Mr. Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise.

 
 

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Federation Starship – Pioneer Class – Schematics

This is the first starship I designed t the level of detailed schematics: The Pioneer Class. Meant to be an exploration cruiser in the time period between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, you can see some of the similarities she shares with the refit Consitution Class. Overall, I was very pleased with the design, except for the warp nacelles, they need a little work.

Art by Collin J Wood

Art by Collin J Wood

Art by Collin J Wood

Art by Collin J Wood