Kitbash orthos

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Forbin, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Starship

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    It´s cool to see the blueprints coming to life. Somo of your ships are in my loooong "to do" list of 3D projects. The blueprints will make it much more easy. :)
     
  2. danellis

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    It kind of reminds me of a toy I had as a kid, I think it may have been a transformer, that was based on an US WW2 plane....

    Great work throughout, though, Forbin.
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  3. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Personally I think it looks quite charming, and very cool story on the origin of the name. I'm assuming the front dome is a Cage-era bridge module. The rear dome looks like a later bridge design but without a turbo shaft extension on the back. Is that a secondary bridge or just an elevated nav sensor dome?
     
  4. Ian Keldon

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    I like it too...Might I suggest though eliminating the 'waist" where the embedded secondary get's pinched and taking off the bridge dome at the rear?
     
  5. Forbin

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    Exactly - just a hi-resolution sensor emplacement. In other words, I was too lazy to seal off the hole on the model. :)

    Again, the physical model determined that shape when I puttied the cylindrical 2ndary hull into the saucer. That's just the way it came out, and even though I'd envisioned a straight hull line, I figured it was good enough for government work . ;)
     
  6. Santaman

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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.. :p;)
     
  7. Sarvek

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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. :techman::techman:
     
  8. sbk1234

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    Actually, I was referring to U.S.S. Whatthefuck. ;)
     
  9. Forbin

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    It's like you were there in person! :lol:

    oh. :alienblush:
     
  10. Forbin

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    USS MASAO Profile

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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!)
     
  11. NebulaClassGuy

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    This is pretty cool.
     
  12. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I feel your pain on that one. Does Corel (that is what you use, right? :p) 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?
     
  13. Ian Keldon

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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.
     
  14. Forbin

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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. :)
     
  15. Forbin

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    Here - I pulled all the pieces apart and put outlines on the blend steps.

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  16. Bernard Guignard

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    Looking forward to the top, Bow and and aft view on this one.
    :techman::techman::techman::techman::techman:
     
  17. publiusr

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    Every try a color drawing of Aridas Ariel herself?
     
  18. Forbin

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    That wouldn't seem right somehow. Just doing my own ships. :)
     
  19. jerriecan

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    I am more in awe of your talent with every new post, Forbin. :) Fantastic work!
     
  20. Forbin

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    Aw shucks. :)