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Old November 6 2010, 11:43 PM   #901
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Re: USS Grandeur - One... More... Time!

Ooh, very nice!
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Old November 7 2010, 12:28 AM   #902
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Okay, I think this is how the escape pods are going to work:





I haven't done much detailing on the interior of the pod compartments, no hinges or supporting framework on the back side of the armored panels, nothing like that. I have a pretty good idea what all of that would look like and I might do it some time down the road, but probably not any time soon.

I think this also has the added benefit of breaking up those larger hull plates a bit and adding more visual interest without cluttering things up.

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This thread has been going for almost 5 years and with the amount of detail Vektor put into this design I'm wondering if you are actually planning to build this in the real world
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Old November 7 2010, 01:10 AM   #903
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Okay, I think this is how the escape pods are going to work:





I haven't done much detailing on the interior of the pod compartments, no hinges or supporting framework on the back side of the armored panels, nothing like that. I have a pretty good idea what all of that would look like and I might do it some time down the road, but probably not any time soon.

I think this also has the added benefit of breaking up those larger hull plates a bit and adding more visual interest without cluttering things up.

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Old November 7 2010, 02:43 AM   #904
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No, no, NO! Dang, it , man, do I have to think of EVERYTHING?

The escape pod covers are supposed to look like THIS:
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Old November 7 2010, 03:57 AM   #905
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I really like the design of the escape pods. I can't wait to see them fully fleshed out.
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Old November 7 2010, 05:01 AM   #906
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Beveled the edges of all the hull plates and adjusted the texturing a bit.



Technically, I didn't bevel the edges, I just added one extra edge loop and used a shading trick to make them look beveled. It works really well even at pretty close distances.

The plates are now individually textured, which helped reduce the stretching and streaking near the center of the saucer.
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Old November 7 2010, 05:49 AM   #907
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OutSTANDING!
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Old November 7 2010, 05:58 AM   #908
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I've been watching your work over at SFM for a while now and I don't usually post anything because all I can add is another "fantastic" but what the hell, this is seriously a stunningly beautiful ship. The amount of thought put into each detail really shows, this whole ship is believable as a space going vessel and looks genuinely authentic in the Trek universe. FANTASTIC!
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Old November 7 2010, 01:23 PM   #909
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Great work Now we are going to need the Hayne's Manual for her. any chance of seeing some ortho's
of the latest updates?
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Old November 8 2010, 06:48 PM   #910
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Works for me. A little bit of shielding with the covers. Sufficient number of pods. I'd say you've got it nailed.
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Old November 8 2010, 08:25 PM   #911
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very high quality ship you got there

*hopes for a Plastic Model version someday*
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Old November 9 2010, 12:23 AM   #912
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very high quality ship you got there

*hopes for a Plastic Model version someday*
Yes there will be a plastic model made. Have you taken the grandeur poll yet?
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Old November 9 2010, 01:44 AM   #913
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No, no, NO! Dang, it , man, do I have to think of EVERYTHING?

The escape pod covers are supposed to look like THIS:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...g-pull_tab.jpg
i think that approach would be better too. its not like you care to shut the blast door, your scuttling the ship.
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Old November 9 2010, 05:20 PM   #914
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Bernard Guignard wrote: View Post
Now we are going to need the Hayne's Manual for her. any chance of seeing some ortho's of the latest updates?
The Commander and the gang are already working on a detailed tech manual for the Grandeur so you’ll eventually get your wish on that one.

As for the orthos, probably not. I get tons of requests for particular views and wallpapers and all sorts of stuff that just takes time away from finishing the dang thing, so I’m pretty much sticking to the relevant WIP images from here on in—with one exception you should see in the near future.

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That, too, is part of the plan. Obviously I have to finish the 3D model first but we have a very talented physical modeler who has expressed an interest in producing one.

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i think that approach would be better too. its not like you care to shut the blast door, your scuttling the ship.
Not necessarily. In outer space terms, “scuttling” would be equivalent to self-destruction. Unless the ship is in danger of falling into enemy hands or damaged to the point where its going to blow up on its own, they would probably prefer to leave it as intact as possible for later recovery. Why discard the pod bay covers if you don’t have to?

Instead of the hinged setup, I’ve been giving further thought to the minivan slider approach except internal rather than external. They would still have the option to simply jettison the door if it became damaged.

Again, though, I’m probably not going to worry about those kinds of hidden details until the model is otherwise finished. There are several specific uses this model is intended for and I don’t think any of them involve launching the escape pods, at least not that I know of.
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Old November 9 2010, 07:54 PM   #915
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Oh Darn I was hoping to launch at least one, just for the fun of it. Oh well might cost me a big chuck of change to replace one pod tho.
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