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<USS Agincourt - Constitution Class Starship - entering Nivel System>

The viewscreen showed the bright blue M Class world of Nivel I as the USS Agincourt dropped out of warp. Forrester slowly turned his seat as he took a good look of the scene in front of him.
A scene of busy activity as freighters and other civilian ships came and went around the several supply dumps dotting the system.

"We have arrived at K4 captain." Lieutenant Commander M'Giia said crisply turning her seat towards him looking cool and collected as always. Even so he knew her better, the frustration of searching space for several weeks for several missing ships had drained his crew. Yet what the USS Wisp had found might turn their fruitless mission completely around for the better.
"Thank you lieutenant commander."

"Standard parking orbit Corin." Forrester said with a thin smile as he turned his attention to his helmsman.

"Aye aye captain." He had quite grown since their days in the academy even so he still had sort of rebelious streak but that was something his command crew had learned to live with.

"Inform me when the Bremen and Wisp arrive, M'Giia you have the bridge... I will be in my quarters."

"Aye sir." The female Andorian said with something which almost looked like a smile as she briskly moved over to the command section and taking over the captain's chair as he made for the turbo elevator.

<Captains quarters>

As he sat down heavilly in his chair he looked at the starfield and the busy traffic outside his viewport. Tapping in his password in the computer screen on his desk he leaned back recalling the struggles and victories they all had achieved in the years they had been together. And he knew, if captain Kirk was still around he would have been pleased to see that they were still together. On their new ship, a new mission and with a purpose. He still recalled the first time he met his bridge crew as they entered the Command Course at Starfleet Academy what was it 9 years ago? How time had flown in the meantime.
He smiled and turned his log on, back to work...

“Captain’s Log: Stardate 35600.01

USS Agincourt, NCC 1601, Captain David Forrester reporting.

Finally a breakthrough! Captain Manos and his crew on the Wisp have, in a touch of luck, has found the latest missing freighter, the SS Starfury adrift.
As I record this the Agincourt is meeting up with the USS Wisp at K4 Station as we continue our mission to find out how the last couple of weeks several freighters have dissapeared.

Commander Manos is now confident that a unknown pirate group is behind this and at first I tended to agree with him as I received his first report of the infected freighters computer core. A highly advanced virus that has taking down of all systems of the Starfury. But why use a virus since normally pirate groups do not use such complicated methods.

Even so Lieutenant commander M'Giia has informed me that the USS Wisp's communications officer will transfer the collected data they have collected from the Starfury computer.
Us being the largest unit in this taskforce our science division is better suited to analyse it and I am quite sure Sturek's people will quickly break the codes and find some useful clues to who or what is behind these attacks.

Yet I can not help but wonder if something bigger is going on, something we are overlooking.

End log."




The final version of part 3 of the story I am setting up. I want to thank :iconcolourbrand: and :iconmikemars: for the encouraging words and helpful comments.
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i'd watch the tangent with the rings and the disc of the ship. maybe the rings could be at a different angle that would intersect with the ship in the backdrop so as to avoid any tangent. second i'd make sure the lighting on the ship is clear. i think its coming from upper stage right but the lighting on the lower fuselage is making me question that. i'd block in the ships in sketchup for some general model lighting references. even angle a render to the shot your trying to accomplish. how about making some interesting cloud patterns on that planet. some larger cloud shapes. star field backdrop.....how about some subtle blue shifted stars in the background to create some interest. maybe they lead your eye around the frame somehow. sometimes is fun to put in some subtle nebula shapes. also in dark blue if you want to keep it mellow.

good job on the drafting of the ship and the details. for reference i'd get some screen captures from the movies to asses your lighting and compositions. the latest abrams movie for sure since thats the latest interpretation of this sort of thing.

your doing great. looking forward to the seeing more....
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Well, what can I say?

I love this; no, I adore this, and it’s so moving. There is a great story to this, it’s a great scene, it has elements from my works YET it has its own identity (which it should be) and this is what makes it great to me.

To many this may not be the perfect art – its “angles” are not right, “this looks crooked” and so forth. Me – I don’t give a F***.

I am not going to comment on technical this, and tonal that; This is art made with passion and honesty; and its fan art too – and I admire that; it shows that an idea one has made resonates with others; sharing art is about this – not being ‘who’s the best’ or ‘how dramatic I can make it.’ When something is made with passion all one should do is respect and admire.

This like his previous works on this subject is enticing – its plot, story with art to support; I have enjoyed all his works and I hope he can carry this on; more he has made me re-look at doing more on the Trek Front; he has given me ideas and motivation – that is what great art and a great artist does.

Finally it’s a sign of mutual respect – yes I am blowing my own trumpet, but I don’t care; here is a person who was inspired from me and in turn has inspired myself. Makes what we artists do worth while.

That is what art is about – thank you sir, thank you very much :D
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :)
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Can't wait for more.:)
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work! And you've just earned yourself a watch. Have a glass of Romulan Ale on me. ;) :D
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will certainly toast to that! :) And thanks be sure to check the previous two installments ;)
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just did; great work! :D
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you like the story thus far. Will work on more ;)
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! :D
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The station is a textbook in original TMP design, the atmosphere and the backstory really add to this all ready impressive drawn piece.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. There are some mistakes but I do like the design so far and it is a good study
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's the important thing really understanding how the composition works and how to achieve the 'look'. Can't wait to see more.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already have a sketch finished. Will see when I can post it ;)
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Take your time man getting how you want it.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Epic!!!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Rekkert Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looking even better after the update!
Nice to see the Starfleet Academy crew involved, having played that game since I was 4, I have lots of fond memories of them; which makes this image a lot more awesome for me!
A little nitpick though, the solar panels on K4 don't seem to be on the same perspective as the rest of the station, most clearly seen when comparing their perspective against the station's outer ring.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is indeed a good point about the solar panels. Something I will keep in mind and thanks for the comment. I did play Starfleet Academy a lot, even have the novel that has been written about it. Its a shame there are not more similar stories like that but it was fun adding them into the story
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Rekkert Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I also would've liked to see more of them.
On an unrelated note, I've just noticed that between the bridge and the starboard nacelle of the Agincourt there's a black line, and something tells me it's not supposed to be there. :)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for noticing, changed it ASAP :) and who know perhaps there will be a similar game... sometime... or a game modification but it is unlikely
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love that station design, has similarities to the K-7 design but also different in it's own right. That Conny is also done extremely well. :D
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I am glad it turned out the way it did. Still lots to learn but will get more done in this style.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look great and I look forward to more soon. :D
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Nice.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks fine to me and love the way the Wisp glides in.

This is a bonza pic!!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks still need to add some details on the background but it is shapen up well
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn tootin'!

This looks excellent! Tip - want to make good saucers? Use the Hard brush and make it an elipse - how I do it ;)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ow that sounds intriging
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Space the final frontier
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) these are the continuing voyages of the starship Agincourt...
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
*piggy* WWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
*gets shot out the airlock*
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thanks dude and great work dude
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Rose-Eclipse Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it...then again anything with the enterprise type ship are cool with me but it really good.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) still have somethings to do (like adding details and some better lightsetup) but will get there
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Best one ever.:)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Rekkert Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm loving this series of yours so far, and your art style is perfect for this kind of "painting".
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Rekkert. It is kinda new for me so still a lot of trail and error
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beltminer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
and gentlemen in england now in their beds will think themselves accursed they were not trekkers! looks great man.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks and it is fun to do so far
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rogue-freighter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Nice work on that ship. I wish more people drew Star Trek vessels.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
check out my stuff sir - may find what you are looking for :)
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rogue-freighter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Cool! Thanks.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are some but indeed it would be great to see more people doing things like this
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