Last week I received another batch of production drawings for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (TMP) that I won at auction. These were various “blueprint” illustrations and design sketches made by Apogee, one of the special effects companies that worked on the film. Among other things they were responsible for building and filming the miniature of V’ger. This was from the same seller I had come across on eBay earlier this month, and luckily my bid won again.Continue reading
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On the Casing
I made a little bit of headway on the turboshaft component blueprints for the Enterprise-refit recreation deck from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (TMP). This is a set of 2D blueprints I have created from a portion of the 3D model I have been working the past month or two, based on the actual set blueprints I managed to get a decent image of awhile back.Continue reading
V’ger Is That Which Seeks The Creator…
Yesterday evening Christmas came either late (or early). Some production drawings for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (TMP) that I purchased arrived. These were various “blueprint” illustrations, a page of storyboards and design sketches made by Apogee, one of the special effects companies that worked on the film, for building and filming the miniature of V’ger. I had come across them being for sale on eBay last week and luckily my bid won it.Continue reading
While I have not updated my blog in the past two months, it’s not because I have not been working on a bunch of things in the digital 3D realm for the Enterprise drawings from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP). I have simply been spending a lot of time doing a deep dive on the travel pod doors to reverse engineer the docking port at the back of the Enterprise Bridge deck. That in turn will inform the Bridge/2-3 Deck superstructure.
Plans to Elevate the Lounge
I finally finished the digital reconstruction of the second production sketch from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP) I recently acquired by Andrew Probert. It is the basic “final version” plan and elevation sketch of the Officer’s Lounge that was the basis for making the SFX miniature, and was intended as live-action set as well. I have both the new digitally redrawn version and the high-resolution scans up of the original posted and now sharing them.
Locating Some VIPs
As I mentioned in the last post there were two other production drawings from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP) I recently acquired of the Bridge superstructure by Andrew Probert —which arrived earlier in the week. I got the first one scanned at high-resolution and it’s now ready to share.
A Super(structure) Workout
After a slight delay I received one of several original Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP) production drawings I had recently acquired of the Bridge and B/C deck superstructure last week. The first one to arrive was sold to me by Lora Johnson, who was the author of Mr. Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise.
After a trip to New York City, and also doing various other life-related things, as well as other various Star Trek related illustrations and researching, early this week I finally got the high-resolution images of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP) blue-line drawings (aka “blueprints”) I picked up earlier this year, from the imaging studio where I was having them converted into digital images.
Did some more work on the Officer’s Lounge re-drawing this evening and last. I have pretty much completed the details of the starboard-side planter area. This is a reinterpretation of the way the plants, the soil and even the 23rd century koi fish (yes there are fish in the original blueprint drawing) as well as other decorative garden area elements are drawn.
A Maddening Inch or Two
Over the weekend I did a little more digital re-drawing of the Enterprise Officer’s Lounge blueprint. In doing so I have found that some of the hand written dimensions do not match what is drawn. In several instances some of the stated dimensions are simply “wrong” for the dimension of the element as drawn in the scale of the drawing itself.