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Old April 14 2012, 06:44 PM   #301
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Re: My homebrew kitbashes

Love the Galaxy, the only weird view is the Front view. just seems off. but that happens with alot of ships you get a view that looks a little weird in the Orthos. The other views are sweet.

The Medical ship is very well done.
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Old April 14 2012, 08:39 PM   #302
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^I've noticed that...a lot of starships have at least one "bad" ortho angle...the Excelsior-class is another such from the bow.
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Old April 14 2012, 08:49 PM   #303
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Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
^I've noticed that...a lot of starships have at least one "bad" ortho angle...the Excelsior-class is another such from the bow.
With Titan unfortunately it is in my opinion the side view.
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Old April 16 2012, 02:41 PM   #304
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She's back again...USS Galaxy, now with 95% original parts



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Old April 16 2012, 05:52 PM   #305
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Awesome design
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Old April 17 2012, 02:59 PM   #306
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I think this Galaxy idea is only improving! With each iteration, it looks even better.

If I may suggest:

1) The deflector dish area seems to screw with the visual flow of the overall design... maybe draw it into the hull halfway, so only the lower half of the dish area is visible from the side? Or else leave it sticking out but alter the lower profile of it to more cleanly transition into the lower lines of the ship? It just looks weird to me the way it is now.

2) You can really sell the scale of this thing by scaling down the actual bridge dome. If it were the same as on the Connie-refit next to it, we'd be able to just look at it and say "whoa, that's a big ship!" Right now, without the context of the other ship next to it, there's nothing to really suggest the size of this thing.

Food for thought!

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Old April 17 2012, 03:02 PM   #307
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My one suggestion would be do re-draw portions of the secondary hull so that it doesn't look as if it was stretched out by PhotoShop. It should have the same line density that you're using for other parts of the ship. It's especially noticeable on the top view, where the lines are extremely blurry, whereas the primary hull and nacelle lines are quite crisp. Other than that, I'm really liking this design.
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Old April 17 2012, 04:34 PM   #308
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My one suggestion would be do re-draw portions of the secondary hull so that it doesn't look as if it was stretched out by PhotoShop. It should have the same line density that you're using for other parts of the ship. It's especially noticeable on the top view, where the lines are extremely blurry, whereas the primary hull and nacelle lines are quite crisp. Other than that, I'm really liking this design.
Ugh...I might at some point. It was enough of a PitA to do the first one though...I might be able to shortcut things by doing a layer trace at some point.
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Old April 17 2012, 04:47 PM   #309
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Albertese wrote: View Post
I think this Galaxy idea is only improving! With each iteration, it looks even better.

If I may suggest:

1) The deflector dish area seems to screw with the visual flow of the overall design... maybe draw it into the hull halfway, so only the lower half of the dish area is visible from the side? Or else leave it sticking out but alter the lower profile of it to more cleanly transition into the lower lines of the ship? It just looks weird to me the way it is now.

2) You can really sell the scale of this thing by scaling down the actual bridge dome. If it were the same as on the Connie-refit next to it, we'd be able to just look at it and say "whoa, that's a big ship!" Right now, without the context of the other ship next to it, there's nothing to really suggest the size of this thing.

Food for thought!

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I might pull the deflector back just a tad.

The bridges are supposed to be in scale with each other, and are within about 3% by my calculations...I "fixed" the scaling, but it's barely noticable. She isn't supposed to be the size of the 24th century Galaxy, she's supposed to fall in between Connies and Excelsiors.

By my calculations (using the dimensions of a Connie as reference), shes: 377m x 156.25m x 62.5m in this incarnation.
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Old April 17 2012, 04:52 PM   #310
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I dont think it needs any further refinements, the flaws and imperfections of ambitious prototype ships makes them interesting to look at and is sort of amusingly dangerous.
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Old April 17 2012, 05:47 PM   #311
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Ok, took the advice and redid the line work on the dorsal view. Still have to do a "full size" of the larger version, but it's no longer a blow up of a blow up of a low rez origina, and looks better.

I also went ahead and gave the 2ndary hull a "nose job" as suggested.

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Old April 17 2012, 09:17 PM   #312
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Looks good
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Old April 17 2012, 10:12 PM   #313
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Definitely a massive improvement on the line quality.
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Old April 18 2012, 03:01 AM   #314
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Ok, last and final edit...fixed profile and dorsal views. There isn't enough distortion on the bow view for me to bother going in and hand-correct it, which I'd have to do pixel by pixel.

I will admit the lines on the other two views cleaned up pretty good.

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Old April 18 2012, 03:09 AM   #315
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Now thats a Pretty ship

is there a loose version of those new nacelles on this and the Cerberus class?
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