a design project for drawing for animation class. These massive, solitary creatures lead entirely monotonous lives. They hardly move, much less interact with one another (except to breed); however, they act as home for hundreds of other high-altitude creatures.
Here I've prepared all the internal lighting of the engines, otherwise known as nacelles. Wiring and fiber optics have been considered for optimal accessibility. Fiber optics have been given guide tubes to aid in running the fiber. All corruptible electronics are placed on removable electronic tray which is attached to the back of the engine's nose (painted black in this photo)
These nacelles were originally modeled after the "Next Generation" version of the Enterprise-D. We needed to build a Movie version of the Enterprise-D which called for some small adjustments to be made. Here I have cut a rectangular hole in the back of the nacelle which is now backed by a recessed plate. I also scratch built these detail pieces which fit on top of the recession.
I decided the ship wouldn't be complete without a few scale vipers. The original, I scratch built from styrene strip and these copies are cast with urethane. My brother Mike, painted this batch and set up their armatures for launch.