USS Grandeur - One... More... Time!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Vektor, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Okay, when your thread devolves into discussions of MVAM and UFOs, it's definitely time to post some WIPs.

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    Not shown here is a fairly massive amount of vertex editing to create those scribed panel lines after the boolean operation was used to cut their basic shape into the hull. I was going to create some WIPs of that process but I got so absorbed in actually doing it that I forgot.

    Believe it or not, this whole model is still well under 300,000 polys. In fact, it's still only about half the size of my Polaris model. But, of course, I haven't started adding windows yet. ;)
     
  2. sojourner

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    At this rate you're not going to need textures!:techman:
     
  3. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    That is one sexy ship.
     
  4. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That is extremely pretty. :techman:
     
  5. JES

    JES Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    She is quite a lady to be sure.
     
  6. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  7. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This deserves to be on the big screen.
     
  8. Kaiser

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    sexy ship indeed =3
     
  9. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Finally taking another run at the RCS thrusters. The basic housing is done with the actual thruster ports yet to be added.

    Here's version #1:

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    And here's version #2:

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    I'm currently leaning toward version #2 as it seems a bit sleeker to my eye.

    Opinions?
     
  10. reanimatedfish

    reanimatedfish Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Version #2 is pretty sleek in overall appearance, but it does make them less immediately noticeable. I prefer the second look, myself.
     
  11. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    #2 definitely. #1 is a little loud.
     
  12. CaptainRoop

    CaptainRoop Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I like number 2 as well.
     
  13. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    One more vote for Nr 2. :cool:
     
  14. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    "Who are you?"
    "The new Number Two"
     
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  15. Sarvek

    Sarvek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I am going for number 1. Btw, great looking ship. I really love all the contours and shapes. Great work, Vektor. :techman::techman:
     
  16. JES

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    If it were me, I'd use RCS design number two. It has contrast that design 1 lacks, and IDK, it just seems to use an unnecessary amount of yellow.

    Maybe once the thruster ports have been added, it would look different, but for now, I say go with #2.
     
  17. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    I think Visual #2 is more aesthetically pleasing than #1, but #1 looks like how a safety engineer would have the thrusters area painted for safety's sake.
     
  18. lonewriter

    lonewriter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I agree, number 2 is my favorite.
     
  19. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I like number one... I just do
     
  20. Halmirdax

    Halmirdax Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Number 2 is more sleek. Seems to look better over all. Number one isn't bad, but your eyes do go straight to them.