Star Trek® has been in my life as far back as I can remember. I fondly remember watching the repeats through the 1970's (I was born the year that the show ended) and beyond.
Then I went to my first convention.
That opened up an entirely new world of fan-created products to me, especially the tech related items that I saw on the dealer's tables. Reading and going over all of the homemade spiral bound technical manuals, the varous blueprints and deck plans took up a good portion of my youth (well, that and my C-64). I mean, people actually sat down and made these? On their own? As a hobby? Yes please!
This was the genesis of not only
spaceship blueprints but the creation of "The Prisoner: The Village Files" published by Titan Books in 2003 and my re-release "Project Prisoner: The Village Technical Manual" in 2016.
Special thanks to John "Jag" Patuto at cygnus-X1.net, supplying him with the imagery of the plans for his site as they were released. Special thanks to him for all his help and support!
Here are some 3D WIP modelling of some ships to get more of a feel for them, and for fun of course.
Back in 2005 Shane Johnson was working on a revised Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise. A TMP/TWOK version and ST5/6 version of the Enterprise deck plans were planned to be large foldouts in the book.
Receiving phone calls from Shane Johnson to discuss deck layouts was sure a thrill! Shane is a down to earth guy, it was a pleasure to deal with him.
The TMP/TWOK version were co-created by Shane Johnson and David Ziels. Frankly they are amazing and I am still in awe of them.
Unfortunately the book was not picked up by Pocket Books. :(
As part of that book I was also to build some of the major rooms locations for the 1701-A in 3D but only completed the Officer's Lounge set. If I was to do it again I'd start from scratch with a different rendering approach with lessons learned from working on "Eureka", and "Once Upon A Time", but I received some very nice praise for it from Mr. Michael Okuda who was an adviser to Shane.