Donny's Late TNG Era Interiors

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    I appreciate all the feedback. I spent the last night further adjusting scales and positions, and also modeled the plaques and armature holding the models.
    Ended up scaling the TOS, A, and E up a bit from the last "idealized" version. I think this is what I'll be doing with.
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    There are really no clear shots of the armature mechanism available, so I generated a best guess. And the plaques are centered with the ships, not the armature.
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  2. Tomalak

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    Those look perfect to me, great job.
     
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  3. 137th Gebirg

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    Agreed. Well done!
     
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  4. Tallguy

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    I never knew there were plaques!

    Donny, yours look better than the real ones! Of course I gather that you've already had more time than Eaves did! :)
     
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  5. cardinal biggles

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    You could have your note about "Models not to scale" printed on the gold labels along the base. ;)
     
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  6. FormerLurker

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    That JJPrise saucer is crooked. Someone didn't let the glue dry before playing with it.
     
  7. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    Woof. The Sovereign is a real piece of work. I also find myself fatigued from modeling these gold ships, so I'm not worrying about accuracy nearly as much as the others.
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    Question: Do I add the Sovereign's raised paneling? Or keep the more smooth appearance to better match the others? Thing is, on all the others, if there were raised panels, I modeled them. I just didn't model any paneling that was flush with the hull (like grid lines). But since the Sovereign is covered in raised panels, and no grid, it begs the question of whether I should model them. Adding them may make this model look far busier than the others, or give the appearance of having grid-like detialing. Thoughts?
     
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  8. publiusr

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    It might be warranted to have the model of whatever ship is newest to be the most detailed. The current look is fine if you were doing it for the -F, say?
     
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  9. Tomalak

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    Keep it smooth and simple I'd say.
     
  10. Michael

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    Smoothed looks much more in line with the other models and more real as an in-universe model, too. And if it saves you some time and nerves, I'd definitely go with the simpler version. :techman:
     
  11. ashefivekay

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    Stick with the simpler.
     
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  12. blssdwlf

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    I'd recommend staying visually consistent with the other gold models you built (smooth and simple).
     
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  13. cardinal biggles

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    I think what you've got there is fine; any more detailed and you might as well just do a fully accurate Sovereign that you can then paint gold.
     
  14. Tallguy

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    I think less detailed is better. I'm thinking of stylized aviation displays that have about the same detail you have here.

    I was also thinking that striping away the details on these ships makes them all live more comfortably in the same universe than the "real" ships do.
     
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  15. Spaceship Jo

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    Echoing the above sentiments: the level of detail you've got there is excellent, any more would diminish the the "little gold ships" feel, and not fit as well with the other models.
     
  16. BK613

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    Another vote for smooth and simple.
     
  17. cardinal biggles

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    I know you're trying to walk a fine line on how much detail you include, but the more I look at the pic where you have all the models (nil through D) lined up on the table, it sort of seems weird/off that you include the phaser strips on the C, D, and E, but not the phaser turrets on the A and B.
     
  18. 137th Gebirg

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    100% agree with all the fore-mentioned rationale for keeping it smooth.
     
  19. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, that was a conscious choice. The smaller "phaser banks" on the A and B didn't seem as important to add as the "phaser strips" of the C, D, and E, as the phaser strips are far more prominent. Perhaps I'll do a pass with the banks on the A and B and see how they look.
     
  20. Lt. Washburn

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    Was this model from the same source as the the ready room model? Wasn't that one smooth?