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K-7 Space Station by jamiehood K-7 Space Station by jamiehood
I finally got the opportunity to do another model kit box illustration. Star Trek again but this time it's the K-7 Space Station from the TOS episode, "The Trouble With Tribbles". It was a fun change. You may say, that it only looks reminiscent of the station shown in the TV show and you'd be right. The model kit this goes with was engineered back in the 70's and to say they weren't meticulous would be an understatement. Other than the general look, everything is wrong about it. Oh well, this is science FICTION after all.

I had hoped to achieve an old school look with this one. This is going on a retro style box so I was hoping to emulate the look of the boxes of the other vintage Trek kits. I overworked it so it got too tight for me to call it a success from that standpoint.

This is pretty much the raw scan. The colors will shift once I convert it to CMYK. I'll do a little touch up in PS and add the rest of the lettering there. I'll post that one too once I get it done.

I'd estimate about 30 hours in it. b/g including ships was all done with acrylics. The station itself was rendered in 15 year old bullet point Design markers. (I chickened out of painting the whole thing or airbrushing it after the last illo. I went back in with colored pencil here and there and a few touches of gouache.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Beautiful work!! It looks great to me!! :D
Shepard137 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
i like this piece though I have'nt built the model yet LOL
galaxy1701d Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Beautiful art work of the first deep space station we saw in Trek. ^_&

(It's hard to believe that in the "Star Trek Online" game, this station from 2266 is still active in 2409, but then again... West Point is almost 209 years old and it's still being used as the U.S. Military Academy, so who knows? =P)
DoubleSH Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Just wonderful! No words can express all the emotions in front of such a picture!
jamiehood Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thanks all for the kind words.
OatmealCookies Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
This is a lovely painting. You did an awesome job giving it a retro vibe.
talos4 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Looks great to me... :)

Fun fact: the Klingon ship does not appear in the original version of "The Trouble with Tribbles" because it wasn't built till the following season. (All Season One and Season Two episodes have no Klingon ships.) In the Deep Space Nine tribble episode and the recent remaster of the Original Series episode, the Klingon ship was included.
Nightshades-water Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Good God this is amazing! I thought it looked familiar when I was browsing.

Excellent job with color and detail.
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