New Build, USS Vengeance from Star Trek XII

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MadMan1701A, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. MadMan1701A

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    Hey guys,

    It's been a while since I started a brand new model. I knew I wanted to build the Vengeance, ever since we got that first glimpse of it in the early movie trailers. It turned out to look quite different than I thought it would, but that's good. :)

    Some of these shapes going on here are a lot more complicated than they look! The shape of the secondary hull has taken me the longest... I've got about 12 hours into it, so far.

    I also finally upgraded from Blender 2.4, too. :) I'm using the 2.66 64-bit version now, trying to learn where the moved everything to, as I build it. It hasn't slowed me down too much.

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    So, what do y'all think? If anyone has been sketching this thing, or has an idea of what the top of it looks like, let me know.

    My goal is to have this thing finished by the time I get to see the movie, on the 17th. :)

    -Ricky
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    Looks good!
    When you're done, can I borrow a profile view to horrify technical fans with an updated version of THIS size-comparison chart?:D
     
  3. SeerSGB

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    :techman: Can't wait for you to work your magic on this beauty.

    *sees the looks people are giving him*

    Come on guys, it's so fugly that it wings back around to being good looking.

    One suggestion: A copy as the Enterprise-A. Just to make peoples heads explode :devil:
     
  4. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks guys. :)

    KingDaniel, sure, I can do that. :)

    Yep, it's ugly, but in a cool way, like the F117-A. An Enterprise-A version would be fun. :)

    -Ricky
     
  5. bullethead

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    Explode from the awesome, you mean :lol:
     
  6. calamity_si

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    I was waiting for the first model of this to pop up. Looks great so far!
     
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  8. Nero's Shadow

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    That's a big ship !!!
     
  9. blssdwlf

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    Doesn't look ugly at all. Sorta like the batmobile meets star trek.
     
  10. Albertese

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    So far, I somehow like your version of it better than the one in the movie...

    --Alex
     
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    *in Wayne's World voice* Excellent!
     
  12. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks, guys. :)

    Tonight's update... still figuring out how all of those shapes in the neck fit together. I have no idea how the guys came up with this. :)

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    More later. :)

    Off Topic, I received a really cool poster from Paramount today, as part of the viral site. Did anyone else get one?

    -Ricky
     
  13. Gojira

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    Looking good so far!!
     
  14. TOSTNGDS9VOYENT

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    This is nice work, considering how few images there are of Vengeance right now.

    I like all your orthographic ship specs, but have you considered doing deck plans or cutaways for any of the alternate timeline ships, Even if it is all conjecture?
     
  15. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks. :)

    Yep, I've thought about it, but free time is an issue. Speaking of which, I hoped to get more done tonight, but one, if not both of my video cards bit the dust yesterday. New ones are on the way, though. :)

    -Ricky
     
  16. MadMan1701A

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    Made a little bit of progress last night... after I got my Workstation back up. It turned out that the Star Trek game installed a DirectX update, which I think contained a Windows 7 platform update, which didn't like the latest nVidia drivers. After I removed the DirectX update, and rolled back to my old drivers, it was all working. The new cards are coming in this week anyway, though. :)

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    More soon. It's really starting to come together.

    -Ricky
     
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  18. King Daniel Beyond

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    Looks cool! The Vengeance is one bad MFer of a starship.
     
  19. Johnny

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    As much as I don't like the ship, well done on the build. I hope that you can make it look better than it did in the film! ;)
     
  20. King Daniel Beyond

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