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Old August 5 2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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What could have been "the great experiment"

Well this one is based upon one of those old Excelsior Prototypes. It will be my version of that prototype, not a reproduction of the original.
The modelling will be initially done in sketchup. Later, small details and textures will be added in 3ds max.



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Old August 5 2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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Last ones for now...


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Old August 6 2014, 02:27 AM   #3
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Re: What could have been "the great experiment"

Gosh darnit all to heck, you beat me to it! You magnificent, green blooded son of a gun! The Excelsior looks pretty good for the block in, I'm liking the silhouette. It's very reminiscent Ralph Mcquarry's Enterprise sketch. I might take some inspiration form this.


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Old August 6 2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Thank you Johnson!

My font of inspiration was this prototype:

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Old August 6 2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Ooooo! Very nice. I wasn't the biggest fan of some of those Excelsior variants, but I like this. Well done. I am interested to see how this turns out.
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Old August 6 2014, 05:35 PM   #6
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Yeah, I thought that she was kind of sleek, and I liked her unique design.
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Old August 6 2014, 10:16 PM   #7
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Re: What could have been "the great experiment"

Starship wrote: View Post
Thank you Johnson!

My font of inspiration was this prototype:

Ooo Shiny. But if I may offer a tad bit of info, I would add a little more girth on the Y axis. Not too much mind you just add a thin secondary hull cause I can't see a warp drive engine fit in there.

If you need any tips or tricks for modeling, UV'ing, Texturing, and Lighting. I know a enough of 3Ds Max to translate what I know of Maya. Also the other reason is, I do this for a living now....


Either Way, good luck I look forward to see this finished!
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Old August 7 2014, 02:36 AM   #8
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Re: What could have been "the great experiment"

If that thing's as big as the windows are implying, you don't NEED any girth. Figure the intermix chamber is right under the giant crystal with a horizontal shaft running allllll the way back to where that beacon light is in the top view, then splitting off to the nacelles. And not a thin shaft either, but a wide one like a superstretched version of NX-01's engine. You've got the supersized impulse engine (NOT a shuttlebay) in the very back. Besides, girth would spoil the whole point of this concept model's look - this ship is built for SPEED. Like 0-to-Warp-20 in 0.8 seconds speed.
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Old August 7 2014, 04:31 PM   #9
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Ooo Shiny. But if I may offer a tad bit of info, I would add a little more girth on the Y axis. Not too much mind you just add a thin secondary hull cause I can't see a warp drive engine fit in there.
I know what youre talking about. Im still working over the general proportion of the components, but the ship dont follow so closelly the original concept. See the new renderings.

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If you need any tips or tricks for modeling, UV'ing, Texturing, and Lighting. I know a enough of 3Ds Max to translate what I know of Maya. Also the other reason is, I do this for a living now....
Either Way, good luck I look forward to see this finished!
Thanks! When the time comes, probably Ill need a lot of help, especially when doing the textures. I have some experience modelling in 3ds max, but Im a complete newbie in the texture process. For me its just a hobby.



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Old August 8 2014, 11:13 PM   #10
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Drat! I just see the x symbols again. Another source please?
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Old August 9 2014, 10:10 PM   #11
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Drat! I just see the x symbols again. Another source please?
Sure! My deviantart page has all the renderings:
http://brstarship.deviantart.com
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Old August 12 2014, 12:32 AM   #12
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Library filter won't allow it.
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