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The Mighty Rainier by ThrashMetallix The Mighty Rainier by ThrashMetallix
I'm still kinda in a dry spell when it comes to art, and I've been working on some projects around home. I know that again, not a lot of my watchers are fans of Star Trek, but I guess that won't stop me from sharing it.

This is the USS Rainier, NCC-92604. Vesta Class. Launched in 2404, she is named after the famous peak in Washington. You can see her slightly lighter hull, as if to symbolize the mountain's snowy glacier topped peak.

I chose to name it after Mt. Rainier as a small callback to my childhood home in Seattle. Mt. Rainier is a dormant volcano which is visible from the city, and is gorgeous. I was there a couple years ago for the first time in my life. But beneath all that beauty is unfortunetaly, a ticking time bomb. Mt. Rainier is what is known as a decade volcano. One of sixteen in the world. It is known as that for its threat of immediate danger should it erupt. Tens of thousands live in its shadow, and if it were to erupt with great force, the areas around it, including Seattle, would never be the same again. It's a beauty to behold, but a force to respect at the same time.

The USS Rainier is meant to symbolize both the beauty of the mountain and the underlying power it can have as well.

Art was done by the great :iconjetfreak-7:
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zotax Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome!  I love TNG. :D
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woodnei Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
What a gorgeous render. Just amazing!
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Sabrina-taur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lol great, you helped bring out the volcanologist in me :-P
Now I'm looking at the Decade Volcanoes list ;-)

Great pic regardless of an impressive ship.
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ThrashMetallix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I as well enjoy studying volcanoes from time to time. I've actually been playing some Star Trek Online, and created a Prometheus Class ship known as the USS Vesuvius. I'm surprised the franchise didn't take advantage of peak names.

Glad you like the Rainier
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Sabrina-taur Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lol nice! I've been a "volcanologist/seismologist/geologist/meteorologist" since I was 5 X-D
And yeah, I agree.
(Don't mind the bold text)
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Shadowhawk1997 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Think you could draw an Ouroboros class?  maybe a Quas or Baltim.
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ThrashMetallix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to draw any class of ship, but unfortunetaly, I'm not the best. This model piece was done by Jetfreak-7. He was generous enough to let me put it up.
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Benshurts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome
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ThrashMetallix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it
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South-Fur Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*whistles* she's a beauty... You can look, but don't touch.^^;
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ThrashMetallix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you don't know what the button does, then yes you probably shouldn't touch. Glad you like her :)
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South-Fur Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah great! Why'd you have to go and say that?!

Now this'll happen!
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
She's BEAUTIFUL! I'm from Washington State and I think she's a great name for a Vesta class starship. I hope you get out of your dry spell soon. 
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ThrashMetallix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you approve. I've been thinking of stone stories for her, and a crew and that's been a fun process on its own. I don't know when the dry spell regarding drawing and am whatnot will end, but I'm doing what little I can to keep the creative juices flowing.
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Well, try to keep up the great work that you're doing until your Muse returns from her crazy bender. I hope she doesn't stick you with the bill... lol
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