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Old August 20 2012, 07:30 PM   #46
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Great orthos.

As for the rest, I always envision Forbin to walk into his pile of parts, rip his shirt off and yell "FORBIN BASH!!!" before going into a building frenzy..
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Old August 20 2012, 08:58 PM   #47
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That last ortho was great. I really love the "out of the box" thinking. Great work. I would love to see more of your work.
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Old August 20 2012, 11:16 PM   #48
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I like that, too. Although the name may need some work...
The name is a pun. During WWII Curtiss designed a rear-engined, fighter called the XP-55 Ascender. The wings were at the rear, an it had a canard elevator at the front. The thing looked backwards to everybody, so it got the nickname "Ass-ender."
Actually, I was referring to U.S.S. Whatthefuck.
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Old August 21 2012, 01:11 PM   #49
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Santaman wrote: View Post
Great orthos.

As for the rest, I always envision Forbin to walk into his pile of parts, rip his shirt off and yell "FORBIN BASH!!!" before going into a building frenzy..
It's like you were there in person!

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I like that, too. Although the name may need some work...
The name is a pun. During WWII Curtiss designed a rear-engined, fighter called the XP-55 Ascender. The wings were at the rear, an it had a canard elevator at the front. The thing looked backwards to everybody, so it got the nickname "Ass-ender."
Actually, I was referring to U.S.S. Whatthefuck.
oh.
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Old August 24 2012, 06:07 PM   #50
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Based on a photomanip by Warped9, which was inspired by Masao's Starfleet Museum ships. Credit for the design to those worthies, I merely translated it into plastic.
http://www.inpayne.com/models/masao1.html

The experimental Ferris camoflouge was, of course, pointless on a spaceship, but fun to paint (and murder to do in vector!)
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Old August 24 2012, 07:02 PM   #51
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Based on a photomanip by Warped9, which was inspired by Masao's Starfleet Museum ships. Credit for the design to those worthies, I merely translated it into plastic.
http://www.inpayne.com/models/masao1.html

The experimental Ferris camoflouge was, of course, pointless on a spaceship, but fun to paint (and murder to do in vector!)
This is pretty cool.
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Old August 24 2012, 07:42 PM   #52
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The experimental Ferris camoflouge was, of course, pointless on a spaceship, but fun to paint (and murder to do in vector!)
I feel your pain on that one. Does Corel (that is what you use, right? ) have a gradient mesh functionality similar to Illustrator? I'm impressed how you got the highlight/shadow curvatures matched up on each camouflage color layer. The lower half of the primary hull area underneath looked particularly challenging. Or were you fiddling with multi-layer transparencies?
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Old August 25 2012, 03:17 AM   #53
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I like the Masao. If one MUST put a dish on a mono-hull design, that's the way to do it, IMO.
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Old August 25 2012, 03:22 AM   #54
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Both. Each color is a separate object. On the saucer I used 20 or 50-step blends from smaller inner objects to the outer outline. Sometimes the start and finish objects had fountain fills. The nacelle is entirely fountain blends, ingoring the taper for my sanity's sake. The bottom of the saucer is blends, but them I added a black graduated transparency to simulate shadow, PLUS a second black graduated transparency on the right edge to shad the dish shape, PLUS a white graduated transparency on the left for the highlight. I don't think it's perfect, but I tend to settle for what looks good enough without making me insane.
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Old August 25 2012, 03:35 AM   #55
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Here - I pulled all the pieces apart and put outlines on the blend steps.

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Old August 25 2012, 08:11 PM   #56
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Based on a photomanip by Warped9, which was inspired by Masao's Starfleet Museum ships. Credit for the design to those worthies, I merely translated it into plastic.
http://www.inpayne.com/models/masao1.html

The experimental Ferris camoflouge was, of course, pointless on a spaceship, but fun to paint (and murder to do in vector!)
Looking forward to the top, Bow and and aft view on this one.
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Old August 25 2012, 09:26 PM   #57
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Every try a color drawing of Aridas Ariel herself?
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Old August 25 2012, 10:45 PM   #58
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That wouldn't seem right somehow. Just doing my own ships.
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Old August 25 2012, 10:46 PM   #59
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I am more in awe of your talent with every new post, Forbin. Fantastic work!
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Old August 26 2012, 02:48 PM   #60
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Aw shucks.
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