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Resistance Is Not Futile... by samuelkowal906 Resistance Is Not Futile... by samuelkowal906
Well, I decided to expand my drawing a tad bit... I pretty much doubled the number of federation ships; they now have a pretty substantial force. I'd say the borg have their work cut out for them. The cube in the back is getting worked over pretty good by Starfleets finest. Please comment, and give me some suggestions...

UPDATE: 12/25

I added another section, which includes the Utopia Planitia Shipyards, and research facilities.

As it is now, the .psd of this drawing is 150mb, 135 layers, and many many hours.

I submitted the new section as it's own deviation [link]

I really recommend downloading for the full view; there is alot of detail, and I want it to be appreciated ;)
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miklosgo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done :-)
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Breeblo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
The cube near the shipyard is having such a bad day...OR A GOOD DAY
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skipfmueller Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Holy crap the cube by the shipyard is getting it's ass kicked
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rhetoricalminecraft Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
There are exactly 50 ships in this picture:

9 Defiant
8 Akira
6 Sovereign
4 Ambassador
4 Galaxy
3 Excelsior
3 Nebula
3 Nova
3 Prometheus
2 Intrepid
2 Steamrunner
1 Constitution (refit)
1 Miranda
1 Saber

I LOVE THIS PICTURE!
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Wow this is cool.
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Nice to see an Ambassador class still kicking ass and taking names...
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DRACON72 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Awesome,just plain Awesome!!!!
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TehAndroid Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now for my comment, as I expected a truly amazing piece of work indeed. Ok I see now it is just a fan battle because there were not Sovereign class starships during Wolf 359. I am curious if you had a timeline in mind when you made this though, as there are several Sovereigns about the picture, I also spy a few Galaxy class, an Intrepid or 2, a Nebula, an Akira, a few Defiants, a Prometheus, and even a few Ambassador class, I like that you put those in there it shows that the battle is really desparate and their throwing everything they got at it. Also the borg reinforced tactical droneship is a nice touch, I don't think the borg had a need to defend themselves that much until after Janeways Delta Quadrant shenanigans so it is a touch of after-events, maybe the wa... waitmm... I just remembered, the Ent. E is the first and only sovereign class starship online at the time of the defeat of the Borg Queen which if I'm not mistaken completely annihilates the collective altogether, so this is a fan battle no? Still it is so well done, I especially like the Utopia Planetia shipyards and the random floating officer in space, as well as the destruction effects on the back neck of the drive section of the Galaxy class near the middle, and also the moon station that is emitting... is that a focused polaron burst? Perhaps a tetryon phase beam? Maybe even a chroniton wave disruptor? I am tired and a bit rusty on trek terms but not bad for from my memory at 5 am.

All in all this is probably my new all time favorite piece on this website. 5 stars, great job! Even if it completely destroys the timeline, but then again maybe things happen differently since in the new movie spock **************SPOILER ALERT********************************************
OBLITERATES ALL TREK TIMELINE WHATSOEVER**************************************************************SPOILER OVER.**************** Maybe this could happen, theoretically. But maybe the federation would now have more knowledge of the future and build more flagships, which is what it looks like ST online is doing for the game, it looks heavily battle comprised. I wonder if the Klingon war could be brought to an early end, or if it will ever end now... Maybe the borg could be totally avoided, BUT you just know Q has his ear all over this and will surely poke something horriffic at the federation for a tormenting challenge for his amusement.

Oh but I've gone far off topic from your piece, love to see more especially in this size. Amazing work! If you ever wanna chat trek just leave me a message! Oh is that mars? I almost didn't notice with all the action, a could almost hear the collective murmering and full phasers ripping hulls to shreds. The nebula's and stardust make great contrast to the normal concept of bland space and single dot sized stars you see in general space artwork,

I have only 1 more question, did you draw/render these ship models yourself or are they edited screen cap.'s? It looks flawless, you could lie to me and I wouldn't know the difference ;) I am nevertheless impressed, and perhaps a little too overenthusiastic, but that should only serve to make you proud that a piece not of your own creations but a fun fan adaptation could inspire so much thought. Have you ever tried animating?
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
wow, thank you for the comment.

Well, as far as timeline goes, this is certainly not supposed to be wolf 359, but a battle probably within a few years of Nemesis. And I'm glad that you caught how desperate that the federation was by sending in some of the older workhorse ships to hep in the battle. There's even a refitted constitution class in there if you look hard enough ;)

And it's about 50% screencap and manipulation and 50% render. I have models of the galaxy sovereign akira and nova and the stations, most of the others are screen cap.
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TehAndroid Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed I did, the little bucket is going in on a suicide run under the left cube, undoubtedly relying on the Borg not considering them a threat, but with the right captain, oh how wrong they are!

This is awesome, you should make Star Trek I Spy! There could be a serious version where you have to look for Trek props floating throughout a battle, or a random version where you have to look for things that don't belong in their time line like a monkey wrench or something! I'm getting lots of ideas now, you could even do a comparison game like "Spot Whats Missing" and put a panorama of Starfleet academy next to one of Species 8472's replica academy in the Delta Quadrant. That would be so much fun, if you did that I would totally buy as big a print as I could and put it on my wall forever and ever! When I have the extra $ to spend.

Hey, I would even like to team up with you if you like the idea I could give you many more, not expecting profit but maybe a few free prints of our result would be awesome! I'm also a good photoshoppist but I haven't had it in a year or so so there's no proof of my current skill on my profile yet. I've also wanted to get into 3D modeling but I just got my first job in a year it's been a nightmare, so it'll be a few months before I get those programs.
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TehAndroid Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah this is just at a glance maybe once I take a closer look I'll see some newer ships and have my answer but I am mucho curious and want to ask befor I get entranced by your work, is this a depiction of the battle at Wolf 359 when the Borg first invaded Federation space? Freakin Q, had to be a spoil sport.
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlocutusplz: Ah, so resistance is NOT futile? Does not compute!
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Athane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks really cool
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Lifeaura2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
it always funny in how it takes a whole fleet to take down a Tact-Cube ^^
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Lifeaura2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
awesome pic ^^ yay prometheus
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masterofthehouse999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
OWNED
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
True that lol
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gaeamil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Photographer
Holy crap. Just downloaded and examined. Is that two Sovereign-class ships? And a Prometheus? A Galaxy, a Constitution or two, and I think I even see a Nova-class.

If that really is a Prometheus-class, then why hasn't it gone into Multi-Vector Attack Mode?

And one final question: I really am a nerd, aren't I? at least I feel some shame for it.
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
lol.. thanks for all the comments... there are alot of ships in there, i think 15 different classes total :P

Why isn't the prometheus in MVAM? In universe reason: Just showed up to the battle, hadn't seperated yet. Real Reason: I don't have models of all the different sections :P

I really appreciate your comments!! :w00t:
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gaeamil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Photographer
Sweet. And the MVAM reason is good enough. But blast me, that's not a Nova I saw, it's a Nebula. I always get those things mixed up...
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
There are a few nebulas, and i think at least a couple novas...
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gaeamil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Photographer
Yep, I see a few Nova class ones, and-- that's an Intrepid, waaaay in the back! Now there's a class I know pretty much front to back.
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gaeamil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Photographer
O_O

To say this is epic is not giving it nearly the credit it deserves. And I haven't downloaded it yet...

As for the Borg, even if the Federation wins, despite the two tactical cubes there, they'll soon be back, and in forces more than enough to crush their defenses and assimilate the Federation. Despite the fact that I belong to one of the Federation's component races, I side with the Borg. They win. Period. I mean, in both The Best of Bots Worlds AND First Contact a single cube got through the defenses to Earth pretty much unharmed. 39 ships destroyed at Wolf 359? Not a small number.

Still, despite my dislike of the Borg getting smoked, the picture is epic, incredible and amazing, all at once.
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TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Sweet work.
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Thank you very much!! I appreciate it :w00t:
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TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
You're welcome. Any plans to expand father or start a new panoramic?
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I may start something else... I am working on a couple requests right now so i'm going to be busy for a while. :P
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TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Cool. Well, Ill be looking forward to see what comes next. :D
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newcmd001 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Now that's detail. =) The background looks a bit off for Utopia Planetia... it's over Mars, so it's near Earth, right? Looks like the battle took place over some super-distant system where you can see another galaxy nearby. Wow.

Other than that, great picture.

Btw, middle of the picture, at the bottom, is that a Starfleet guy? Or is it just my eyes?
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Heh.. it is a dead Federation officer. Utopia Planitia is a plain on the surface of Mars, and the shipyards orbit above it. I added all the nebulas to make it more interesting looking.
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newcmd001 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ouch... that's gotta hurt. Haha okay.
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TheHiddenPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now thats how I like the Borg in pieces :giggle:
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
heh... yup! I am actually working on another addition to this, and will feature another cube getting owned pretty hard.
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist
I AM THE BOX GHOST!!! Fear my awesome power over cubical containers big and small!!!!!

lol.

Man I love this pic enough. My only critic is that why are there so much nebula next to Mars.

:+fav:ed!!!
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
lol... thanks for the compliments. In allmy pics people allways say the space is too bland.. so i went overboard with this one. I just thought that the colors, the blues and reds of the nebula worked well with the Yellows and greens of the foreground.
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Hobbyist
Yesh indeed. But Im just an average nitpick. Ignore my words if it is necessary.

I particularly love the defiant and sovereign in the foreground, and the Borg-Cutter-Beam relection across the Defiant's hull, thou the Sovereigh should have a bit too.
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
The Sovereign does have a little, but I think the perspective, and the shape of the saucer section make it hard to delineate between the reflection and the glow of the beam :/
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Hobbyist
Okay then. Good hob overall anyways.
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Maeby there should be lot more ship wrecks and other space junk floting around. Also I think that If you'd put there more of those corpses like in the left side of the picture it would be just awesome. Most of the federation ships look unharmed, maeby put some dameges on them as well?
But don't get me wrong. This is just awesome just as it is.
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Yeah, you are #2 to say that, so i may revise again... It was supposed to be early on in the battle, but i could still do some damage to the hulls and stuff.... I'm glad you noticed the corpse though lol
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Itsomi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
cool, awsome expantion to an already great picture.
i still want to know how do do damage on ships like that.
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Thank you. The damage huh? well like on the sovereign on the right, i just rendered the model from the perspective i wanted, but with no internal lighting so the nacelles would look dead. then i just cut pieces out of it in photoshop, and in the empty places, i freehand drew in some "damage"... tried to make it look like the superstructure was exposed, so i drew grey lines that looked like beams or suppports.... then just add some orange/yellow with some layer effects for some fire and burning and viola! The flotsam around the ship are just little pieces that i cut and paste from the hull...
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Itsomi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
ok, cool! I'll try that.
and what about the exploding akira class at the bottom right?
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
well, that one was alot more photomanip, but still, cut out parts and add some damage. but you want to remember that on the inside of the saucer is a series of decks. so as the saucer gets cut away, it should have a layered look. the fire is just some painted yellows and reds with some layer styles.
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gryphonarts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I take back the wreakage bit!
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
yeah lol? what changed your mind :P
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gryphonarts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Have some phaser fire coming from the Akiras and a bit more ship wreakage and damage
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I wanted to have some more weapons fire, but when i did, it looked to cluttered... plus i wanted it to look like the three (now two) akiras were doing a strafing run, and are on there way away from their attack...
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kradio Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
You should have a Constitution cameo, or something like that!
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samuelkowal906 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I was thinking about it actually lol.. but i figured some of the die hard trekkies might get mad.
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