Large Exporation Vehicle Imagination Portrait 2 by dcmstarships ()
Science Fiction posted on Oct 25, 2015
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"Large Exploration Vehicle Imagination" is meant to be a simple, almost abstract design. I see its style as about halfway between that of the "C-57D" cruiser of the classic science fiction film "Forbidden Planet" and the "Federation" ships of "Star Trek." The design is an elaboration on the "Hospital Ship Napahn" of the "Galactic Gargantuans" project. A major focus of the "Large Exploration Vehicle Imagination" project is an attempt to depict the ship as it would really appear in deep space with the illumination coming from only the ship's viewports, running lights, engineering glows, and spot lights aimed towards the its registration markings.
The fictional background for "Large Exploration Vehicle Imagination" is a multi-sentient species organization named the "United Galactic Federation" based on the various romantic interstellar federations I enjoyed reading about in mid-20th century science fiction. The time period for the vessel itself could be anywhere from 500 - 1000 years in the future. The "Imagination" would be one of the handful of large human exploratory cruisers serving in the "United Galactic Federation's" exploration fleet. While the ship could have a multi-sentient species crew, I have focused on the humans for the crew uniforms shown in this gallery. The smallcraft designs used for this project are a combination of models I used in the "Star Vessels" project with new ones found in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.