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Old May 12 2012, 07:54 PM   #256
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Re: Re-Imagined K'tinga/D7

Looks like it would come from the same era--but it also has the curves of the Galaxy class. To me-this is what the Vorcha should have looked like. It has that softer, sleeker TNG look--yet is still quite agressive as befits a klingon vessel.
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Old May 12 2012, 10:06 PM   #257
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This is one of those cases that absolutely I find it very hard not to agree. Even more importantly, I think this is closer how future Klingon vessels should look (i.e, Star Trek Online).
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Old May 13 2012, 06:23 AM   #258
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Outstanding model Rel, beautiful design - love it!
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Old May 13 2012, 06:51 AM   #259
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Re: Re-Imagined K'tinga/D7

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The strange thing is how CG that looks. Fantastic design, incredible execution.
Funny, I don't think the recent photos look CG at all.
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Old May 13 2012, 01:59 PM   #260
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Absolutely beautiful!
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Old May 13 2012, 08:54 PM   #261
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Re: Re-Imagined K'tinga/D7

Maurice wrote: View Post
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The strange thing is how CG that looks. Fantastic design, incredible execution.
Funny, I don't think the recent photos look CG at all.
I made the same observation as Venardhi a year ago. I think the trigger is REL's work looks mathematically perfect. His finished surfaces are smooth and his details line up so well that the effect is similar to work done in an environment where such precision comes easily: CG modelling.

REL's a skilled craftsman who pays meticulous attention to perfecting his details. He's the deg3D or Vektor of real-world model building.
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Old May 14 2012, 01:26 AM   #262
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Yeah, there aren't many model builders like him that I know of.
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Old May 14 2012, 04:54 PM   #263
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I wish this could make it into STO instead of some of those crazy Klingon ships Cryptic has designed.
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Old May 14 2012, 05:09 PM   #264
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The strange thing is how CG that looks. Fantastic design, incredible execution.
Funny, I don't think the recent photos look CG at all.
Me neither. It's better than CG - it's real! Very rare in this day and age - particularly with regard to the skill level required to scratch-build such a design. Probably one of the best Klingon designs ever made since the K'Tinga upgrade herself, and far better than the Bird of Prey and Vorcha. I really don't want you to think I'm blowing sunshine up your ass, Rel, but this thing is sublime!
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Old May 15 2012, 01:27 AM   #265
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Thank you very much for all the wonderful words, I really do appreciate it.

I think this is my favorite angle, I only wish I was good enough at Photoshop to remove the stand. I was thinking of making a top mount for it for photography's sake but I never did.
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Old May 15 2012, 07:20 PM   #266
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Great ship and excellent work building her.
At some point, you mentioned about doing blueprints when finished the construction. Are they available?
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Old May 16 2012, 01:22 AM   #267
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Interesting CG render, but the starboard nacelle is a little blurry and what's up with the weird space ship docked on the bottom? It looks like you took your inspiration from a modelling stand. Clean that up and sold! Too bad we'll never see a physical model of this one.
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Re: Re-Imagined K'tinga/D7

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Interesting CG render, but the starboard nacelle is a little blurry and what's up with the weird space ship docked on the bottom? It looks like you took your inspiration from a modelling stand. Clean that up and sold! Too bad we'll never see a physical model of this one.
Actually this is a physical model i remember seeing pics of the WIP
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Old May 16 2012, 02:19 AM   #269
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Re: Re-Imagined K'tinga/D7

Kaiser wrote: View Post
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Interesting CG render, but the starboard nacelle is a little blurry and what's up with the weird space ship docked on the bottom? It looks like you took your inspiration from a modelling stand. Clean that up and sold! Too bad we'll never see a physical model of this one.
Actually this is a physical model i remember seeing pics of the WIP
I'm not sure who's pulling who's leg here.

And REL, if you don't want the support rod visible in the picture, just delete it from the mesh and re-render!
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Old May 16 2012, 05:31 AM   #270
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you can't just re-render a photoshop work of art. :P

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