Starship- USS Strider, Ranger Class Scout
NCC – 7141
From the old Star Trek: The Role Playing Game by FASA, this is my modeled version of the Ranger class scout, USS Strider as re-imagined by Brian Gillies and originally partially modeled by Kevin Riley some years ago.
As Kevin Riley intended, I also named her after the particular title ship portrayed in one of the game’s adventure supplements, The Strider Incident. While not eager to spoil too many plot points from that add on’s storyline, she is involved in serious battle action as the title would hint, if not betray. While distinct in her renovations, I like to think this newer style proceeds organically from her original FASA presentation, much like the Movie Enterprise evolved from her television predecessor. To further justify this, I conjectured the considerable damage Strider underwent in that adventure supplement might just qualify her for some amazing experimental upgrades that would dramatically alter her overall appearance and capabilities. Still, some might just chalk it up to the almighty power-of-reboot and call it a day.
As with most of my models, she remains a work in progress, but I felt I’d done enough decent renders for her to warrant her own dedicated page. Updates will continue to trickle into the edit page.
Some newer, updated images of the model: I added a new pennant to the upper nacelle pylon and corrected some scale issues with the saucer’s main docking port. The renders are slighter higher quality, though the scenes are of a darker lighting since I was trying to highlight the new pennant.