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Old August 6 2011, 08:32 PM   #451
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Re: Star Ship Polaris

I like the stripeyness!
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Old August 6 2011, 10:18 PM   #452
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What do you think, too much orange stripeyness?
No, more.

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Old August 7 2011, 01:02 AM   #453
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I love the stripes as they are. They remind me of the sort of circa 1980 graphical style we all love from Star Wars, Buck Rogers, and Battlestar Galactica. I love it! It's prefectly appropriate since there are bits meant to pay homage to Forbidden Planet (the registry at least), and I love that it alludes to other sci-fi greats of the last century.

I wouldn't change the stripes at all. The color and placements are all spot-on perfect.

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Old August 7 2011, 01:17 AM   #454
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I love the stripes as they are. They remind me of the sort of circa 1980 graphical style we all love from Star Wars, Buck Rogers, and Battlestar Galactica. I love it! It's prefectly appropriate since there are bits meant to pay homage to Forbidden Planet (the registry at least), and I love that it alludes to other sci-fi greats of the last century.

I wouldn't change the stripes at all. The color and placements are all spot-on perfect.

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Old August 7 2011, 04:52 AM   #455
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I like the color of the stripes, and the placement along the fuselage looks perfect, but I think the instincts driving you to seek advice from your fellow inmates are correct. There's something about the stripe on the sail ... like it's too wide. It makes the ship look small. Maybe two parallel stripes that are thinner? Or pin-striping around some of the details?
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Old August 7 2011, 05:10 AM   #456
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I like the stripes as they are.

The ship is small, compared to most of these things. It's bigger than Serenity and the Millenium Falcon, but smaller than any Trek ship I can think of other than maybe the Defiant.
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Old August 7 2011, 03:38 PM   #457
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I say chrome the whole thing and airbrush some flames on it. LOL

All kidding aside, this is one of my favorite ships I've ever seen posted here. It has a unique design that you've put a lot of thought into. Both in functionality and paying homage to some great sci-fi of the 20th century. And your detailing work as of late has been outstanding. Now, enough stills, let's see that baby in action! :-)
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Old August 7 2011, 05:05 PM   #458
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^"as of late"???? Vektor has always been the king of detail.
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Old August 7 2011, 07:45 PM   #459
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^"as of late"???? Vektor has always been the king of detail.
Very, very true. I was strictly referring to the detail he recently added to this particular model. :-)
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Old August 8 2011, 01:46 AM   #460
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Last one for this weekend. Added detailing, panel lines, more saturated blues, and an alternate name and registry scheme.



I know the name and registry are a bit flashy by usual military standards, but remember that Polaris began life as a civilian exploration vessel before joining up with the United Worlds navy. I figure they just didn't bother with a new paint job as part of the refit other than slapping on a new registry number.

By the way, the new scheme was partly inspired by aircraft conventions in which ID numbers generally appear on the tail and names, if any, appear on the nose.
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Old August 8 2011, 01:52 AM   #461
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Works for me.
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Old August 8 2011, 01:56 AM   #462
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In my opinion, this is the best version so far, by far.

Just the relatively simple changes in the markings have enhanced the realism dramatically.

Also, I like this version of the galaxy patch much better than the previous version. It also helps that it better matches the patch that is on the uniforms.
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Old August 8 2011, 02:17 AM   #463
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Also, I like this version of the galaxy patch much better than the previous version. It also helps that it better matches the patch that is on the uniforms.
Which is exactly why I changed it.

Incidentally, the idea of aircraft with their names painted on the nose gave me another idea: What if Polaris had some WWII-style nose art? I have no idea if Dennis would love that idea or hate it, but it might be interesting to mull over some possibilities of what form it might take.
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Old August 8 2011, 02:22 AM   #464
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I like the new location of the registry number. The idea of nose art is kind of...startling, to tell you the truth. Interesting.

Don't a lot of military ships have a kind of painted "drop shadow" on their hull numbers? Like this:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...port_visit.jpg

That might be nice.
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Old August 8 2011, 02:29 AM   #465
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Incidentally, the idea of aircraft with their names painted on the nose gave me another idea: What if Polaris had some WWII-style nose art? I have no idea if Dennis would love that idea or hate it, but it might be interesting to mull over some possibilities of what form it might take.
Your design has such a retro flair, I'd love to see something like this:



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