I designed the Ross Class Exploration Cruiser for Star Trek Online's 10th-Anniversary Legendary Starship bundle as a new Galaxy class variant to compliment the Legendary Exploration Cruiser ship in the bundle. The ship was designed as the flagship for CLEAR SKIES, an actual-play Star Trek Adventures RPG show. I worked with Eric Campbell, the game master of that show, to establish the capabilities and function of the Ross.
The timeline of the game set it after Star Trek: Nemesis, informing the visual style of the ship. It is something of a rite of passage for a Star Trek ship artist to blend the Galaxy and Sovereign-class styles, so I used the Ross as an attempt to experiment with that pastiche.
I designed, modeled and unwrapped this ship. The material was made by Donny Versiga.
You can watch Clear Skies at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADk2dYRHqNI&list=PLHVibqh7yRwogVxLuZzYAlEDkyz0DB0b8