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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Birdog, May 11, 2010.

  1. Birdog

    Birdog Commander Red Shirt

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    Here's a teaser of last weekend's work. I put my Enterprise model on hold because it was getting too tedious so I decided to do something a little more free form and that shows more progress in a shorter time to keep me amused:) I'm thinking about importing this puppy into blender and trying my hand at some more advanced stuff like skins and better lighting. I've never used blender so that should be interesting.

    I am not going to add glowing grills on the outboard side of the nacelles but instead a pennant of some kind. Once I add them, the impulse engines will glow with a subtle red orange and the Bussards will glow as well. I might eve try my hand at deck plans and if I feel bored enough I'll do them in 3D in AutoCAD Arch Desktop and then that will allow me to do some fly-throughs....:wtf:

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    I'm basing my model on this fine piece of art
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  2. Epsilon IX

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    ^This is a very good re-imagining of the Daedalus class in my opinion. The original looked a little too flimsy, and looked like bits of it would snap off when the ship went to warp.
     
  3. Birdog

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    And yet she still retains all the features that defined the original design. I hope I can do the 2d justice as I try to bring her to life.
     
  4. BorgMan

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    I'd advice to move the pylons forward and connect them to the neck, just as the original had; right now it looks a bit too compact for my taste...

    Great source you're using, though :)
     
  5. Birdog

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    The reason I'm not doing that is because I couldn't see a plausible power transfer path to the engines. So what I have is a warp reactor placed at the intersection of the pylons in a fairly protected space.
     
  6. Birdog

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    It doesn't look like much but here's an update.

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  7. Birdog

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    Another small update. And you get to see where I'm taking this chronologically.

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