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.