Reliant Redux (and other stuff...)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by SCE2Aux, Aug 22, 2022.

  1. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi again, I've got my trekkie groove back after burning out on it and I'm back modelling stuff, so I thought it would be a good idea to share it with a trek art forum. Over the past few months I've dusted off some old models that I thought could do with a bit more refinement. I've also worked on some other stuff that I didn't get around to the first time round, most notably the bridge interior model.

    The original art thread is here: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/reliant-an-early-earth-starship.292329/

    To illustrate, this is the first version, done years ago now. I've found it rewarding to use this ship model to gradually improve my techniques over time:
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    Reliant exterior redone:
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    One more shot with moodier lighting:
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    Here's the shuttlepod redone. The model is about ready, still got to do the texturing though:
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    Interior bridge set, again the modelling is more or less complete, but needs texturing:
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    Finally some planetary stuff. I think I'll be doing more of this kind of stuff over the next few weeks, to keep things varied and hopefully stave off creative burnout:
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    Hope you like the images so far!
     
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  3. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi publiusr!
    Ah yes, my kitbash fleet! Definitely something to look at again if I want to make a fleet shot!
     
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  4. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That is without a doubt gorgeous.....

    I'm not one of those guys that keeps going on and on when they see a design and say 'this should have the Enterprise instead of the NX01' because I love that design. But man, this somehow really looks as if it should have been the first Warp 5 ship that humanity sends into deep space.
     
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  5. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    LOL. "8.47 LY and counting". You should add "If you can read this check your dosimeter" :D

    Very good greebling and texture :techman:
     
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  6. Santaman

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    Awesome work! I really like the Reliant. :mallory:
     
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  7. BorgMan

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    Loving the greebling and retro feel of this beast. It would be awesome to see such an old vessel on screen!
     
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  8. Professor Moriarty

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    The quality of the texturing and details on your revised Reliant model are envy-making. Gorgeous. This looks like a model I would fully expect to see on a TV show or movie.
     
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  9. SCE2Aux

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    I was wondering if anyone would catch that Easter Egg haha! When I'm next working on the model I'll stick your dosimetry quote near the nuclear thrusters. :lol:

    I'm glad you like the redone version. The previous versions were just asking for a little bit of extra detail, and focusing my mind on greebling can be a good way of destressing, I find.

    I haven't posted this before, but I recently unearthed my very first version of Reliant, and indeed, one of the very first cg models I ever made. The cg file I've long since lost, but I was very happy to come across this picture in a storage box:
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  10. Santaman

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    You can actually see the start of that industrial look already, also how MUCH it has come along. :mallory::techman:
     
  11. SCE2Aux

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    I'm attempting to channel Slartibartfast this week, and coming up with some more planets:
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    I have also been doing some test renders to create rocket flames/smoke:
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  12. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Good looking planet, wouldn't try to land on it though.. :biggrin:
     
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  13. SCE2Aux

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    I think I'm on the final stretch with this set. Still got the monitors to sort out, and some more texturing, but it's getting there...
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  14. Santaman

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    Yep, now THAT looks industrial. :mallory:
     
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  15. Vale

    Vale Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I love primitive starship designs – I remember that early Reliant from a while ago and I look forward to seeing its evolution :luvlove:
     
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  16. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Good gawd that's beautiful work. I remember that original Reliant you did.

    Still....
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  17. scifieric

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    Oh my God! That made me laugh out loud!

    And beautiful work on the bridge, SCE2Aux!
     
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  18. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    Finally finished this bridge set. Really glad to have got it done and dusted (more or less).

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  19. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That is ridicilously good looking, that style you've created here is brute-ish industrial and also just gorgeous.:D:mallory::techman:
     
  20. Mage

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    I'm sorry but why is this not getting more attention on this forum??? That bridge is simply amazing.