Inside The Enterprise Project

Let’s See What’s Out There…
April 5, 2012, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Ramblings

Are we alone in the Universe? I don’t think so. It would be a mathematical impossibility for the third planet of the system called Sol to be the only rock teeming with life in the vast ocean of the cosmos that surrounds us. Many scientists have touched on this subject over the last seventy years. Who am I to argue with their numerically backed hypothesis?

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As We Say Farewell To Another Year…
December 22, 2011, 12:07 am
Filed under: Ramblings

From me to you this Holiday Season I want to thank everyone for making 2011 an excellent one for The Enterprise Project. It was the year I finally finished this thing!
And lets raise a glass of something green to another productive year. Maybe… just maybe… I might have some new things in mind for 2012. We artists are a fickle mercurial bunch so you never know. Cheers!

Starships are not Built in a Day…
February 6, 2011, 1:50 pm
Filed under: NX-01 Deck Plans, Ramblings

I was clearing out some old files on my blogs this morning and realized I haven’t made a post here in a while. That wasn’t intentional. I get busy and forget about things sometimes. And believe me when I say I have been busy. December and January have been rigorous. I don’t really know how February got here so fast.

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Incoming Seasonal Transmission…
December 17, 2010, 8:48 pm
Filed under: Ramblings

As we get ready to say farewell to 2010 I wanted to wish everyone a New Year filled with joy and innocence. And before I scurry back into the world of the NX-01 to work on my latest schematic, I wanted to leave you with this little gift… Check it out after the jump.

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Fortune Favors the Bird
November 24, 2010, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Ramblings

I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Even in these dark times we all have much to be thankful for. I certainly do. I am also very thankful for everyone that this project has brought to my digital doorstep over the last four years. This project would not have been the same without you.

I have something on the way that I hope to post in the next few weeks. Stay tuned. In the interim, eat, drink and be merry!

Dead Stop
May 31, 2010, 8:26 am
Filed under: Ramblings

I have no idea how to start this post… or even where to start. This last month has been something out of a nightmare. For the last two years I have resided in Nashville, Tennessee. My residence there was the longest in previous six year nomadic trek. And in that time I had learned that the weather there was more temperamental than anywhere else I have lived. If it wasn’t treacherous ice in the winter it was the weekly threat of a tornado in the summer. But at the beginning of May we were hit with an epic rain storm that made what had come before look like a simple afternoon shower. Everything around me was either damaged, destroyed or swept away in the deluge. In less than three days time we received 16 inches of rain. Rivers were 60 feet above their banks. Homes were washed away. Roads were closed. Businesses were flooded. More than 80% of the county was without power. It is one thing to hear about something like this. It is another to actually experience it first hand.

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On the Move…
March 26, 2010, 6:54 pm
Filed under: Ramblings

I just wanted to stop in and let everyone know that I am packing up and moving to a new apartment this weekend. With the economy the way it is, this starving artist needed something cheaper so I could afford food… and the money to maintain my websites uninterrupted. Anyway, I am going to be off-line for a week or so until I can get the internet hooked back up and everything sorted. But I am going to keep working. Hopefully when I come back, I will have D and possibly E Deck finished.

Stay tuned! Be good while I am away.

(And if you are going to have a party, I don’t want anyone passing out in the airlock again. And I would also appreciate it if someone would clean up the blood wine bottles and the Bajoran Beer cans. It would also be a good idea to lay off the Romulan Ale. There is nothing worse than having to clean blue barf out of the turbolifts and I am not doing it again.)

A New Year…
January 10, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Lost in the Expanse
June 13, 2009, 9:33 pm
Filed under: Ramblings


I know. I have been AWOL for far too long. I love working on his project and tinkering around with the NX-01 but sometimes “real life” gets in the way, especially when I get hungry and have bills to pay. Unfortunately, I do not have an update or anything really to show at the moment. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know I am slowing getting things done. Changes are being made but they are not coming as quickly as I would like.

As for my progress, right now I am fleshing out E Deck in more detail and correcting some issues with the placement of Engineering. Doug Drexler has been posting some amazing stuff about the ship in his blog. I have been taking in as much of it as I can and applying it to the revised deck plans. However, I am running into some issues with some of his placements. Rather than rush things, I am working out everything in a large format first just to get the details and spatial relationships correct. After I work things through, I plan to start building up a new set of full plans for each deck, plans that will be even more precise and detailed than the ones I currently have available.

In the coming weeks I may post a few screen shots of what I do have done. I have also been doing a lot of research into current technology for fusion reactors and theories into heat dissipation in a vacuum that you folks might find interesting. And like always I can never leave a stone unturned when it comes to the details.

Stay tuned. I promise to be back soon.

Mirror, Mirror on the… Hull?
March 21, 2009, 4:37 pm
Filed under: Ramblings

What makes a starship? Is it her lines? Is it her lineage? Is it her function? Is it her crew? I guess you could say it takes all of those things to make her a starship. A starship would be nothing without each of those things to make her more than a “bucket of bolts” or an amalgamation of plywood, plastic, lights and a collection of points in a 3D coordinate system. But a question that few people ask is what makes a starship attractive?


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