Donny's Non-Trek Stuff

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Donny

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    Making sure I had @Michael's blessing, I decided to post a thread containing any non-Trek sci-fi modeling work while taking a break from the usually scheduled Trek program. While I know i have a lot of irons in the fire with my Trek projects, it feels good to stretch my legs a bit and tackle stuff of different sci-fi aesthetics.

    First up, one of my favorite ships from that other franchise, the Imperial TIE Fighter, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. It's not often I get motivated to work outside of Trek, so I'm going to keep going with this as long as the bug bites.

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  2. Rekkert

    Rekkert Captain Captain

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    Impressive. Most impressive.
     
  3. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    I’m glad you were the first.
     
  4. BK613

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    That TIEs it; I now think you are better than Vektor.:techman:
     
  5. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well done, Sir. More please. Y-Wing perhaps?
     
  6. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    It's crossed my mind, but holy hell that's a lot of greeble. Maybe one day.

    TIE Advanced x1 for now...
     
  7. Mysterion

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    Cool. Look forward to it.
     
  8. Tallguy

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    Bloody hell, man. Your work has a reality and a solidity that's amazing. And your lighting is getting to Dochterman levels.
     
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  9. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Looks like it could really fly!

    @Donny Ever think about doing some B5 stuff?
     
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  10. Donny

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    I...um...have never watched B5.
     
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  11. Santaman

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    You can almost hear those screamy engines.. awesome job there. :mallory:
     
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  12. Donny

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    Studying all the Original Trilogy TIE filming models, I came to realize that many of them shared the same parts. For instance, the cockpit hull of the TIE Fighter was the same between the TIE Advanced x1 and the TIE Interceptor. Also, there is some reuse of the hexagonal structures where the wingspars meet the solar panels. Realizing that 1/3rd of my work is already done, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to go ahead and begin modelling the TIE Advanced x1, which is my absolute favorite starfighter in all of Star Wars. I thought I'd need a rest after modeling one TIE, but nooooo. This guy never rests ;)

    Here's a night's progress, blocking out the wings and their supports:
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  13. Norsehound

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    Not that I imagine you need further encouragement, but Babylon 5 is well worth it. A once in a generation Gem that, imo, is superior to DS9 in part because it had similar popularity without the tie in to a larger franchise.
     
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  14. Redfern

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    What about "Doctor Who"? There's 57 years of material from which to draw, not to mention speculative concepts!
     
  15. Tallguy

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    It's funny because back in 1978 you could get the model of Vader's TIE but you couldn't get the "vanilla" TIE fighter. Unless you got the Kenner toy which wasn't bad either. So that lent a specialness to the standard TIE for me.
     
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  16. captainkirk

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    You really should. Not only is it one of the best TV series ever made, but because the effects of the time were so limited, you could give the ship designs a level of rendering and modeling quality they've never seen before.
     
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  17. K1productions

    K1productions Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Donny... you are an absolute MADMAN (in the best way of course). How are you not making money off your 3D modeling ability? Or are you and I just didn't know?
     
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  18. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    I am. I've been part of the Star Trek: Online team for 4 years. First as an environment artist, now as a ship artist. (but please, I do not wish to talk about my day job on these boards. This is my place for leisure and escape ;))
     
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  19. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    Damn, Donny, is there anything you can't model?
     
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  20. Donny

    Donny Commodore Commodore

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    I struggle with organics. Trees and such :D
     
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