My homebrew kitbashes

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Ian Keldon, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Titan Designer

    Titan Designer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    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.
     
  2. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    ^I've noticed that...a lot of starships have at least one "bad" ortho angle...the Excelsior-class is another such from the bow.
     
  3. Titan Designer

    Titan Designer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    With Titan unfortunately it is in my opinion the side view.
     
  4. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    She's back again...USS Galaxy, now with 95% original parts

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Awesome design :techman: :)
     
  6. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    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!

    --Alex
     
  7. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    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.
     
  8. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    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.
     
  9. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    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.
     
  10. anh165

    anh165 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    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.
     
  11. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Looks good :)
     
  13. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    Definitely a massive improvement on the line quality. :techman:
     
  14. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Now thats a Pretty ship :) :techman:

    is there a loose version of those new nacelles on this and the Cerberus class? :)
     
  16. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    I've got several different sizes and styles of the nacelle on the Galaxy, and the Cerberus one as well...give me a bit and I'll post it to my parts page.
     
  17. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    I keep getting suggestions that I try using a curved text tool. None of the ones I had seemed to work right in my opinion, but I found one that, after a lot of tweaking and fine-tuning, does an acceptable job.

    Does this look any better? (Yes, I used her again...)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Looks Awesome! :D

    Does Paint.net have a curve text tool?
     
  19. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Several.

    The one I finally was able to get to work right was Spiral Text v1.3.

    I'm sorry, but I don't remember who wrote it.
     
  20. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    Ian:

    I noticed that your D'artagnan-class fast frigate design, as well as the refit design w/ PF-12 nacelles are missing. Could you please repost?
     

Share This Page