Sternbach runabout concept

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by biotech, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. biotech

    biotech Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Based on one of Rick's early concepts for the DS9 runabout, I always wanted to make this one in 3D.

    And today I started on it.

    It might not exactly match up as theres only one three quarters image to work from, so its hard to gauge some of the dimensions, and whats on the sides we cant see is only guesswork.

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  2. Brutal Strudel

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    Cool! What a promising start. I wish they'd gone further in that direction rather than the hypertrophic shuttlecraft they eventually went with.
     
  3. ancient

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    Yeah, it was harder to think of the runabouts as tiny ships (what they were supposed to be) since they looked more like big shuttles.

    Anyway, looking good!
     
  4. biotech

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    Thanks!

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    Heres a bit more, there would be more, but something about this model keeps crashing Max.
     
  5. USS Mariner

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    Which is funny, as they went in the hypertrophic direction specifically to avoid that comparison.
     
  6. Cary L. Brown

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    My guess is that you've mirrored a feature that, itself, was a mirror of something else... most 3D programs "barf" when you start doing that, in my experience.
     
  7. dru

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    Could we see what you're working from?
     
  8. biotech

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    If you have two seconds to spare and can copy the title of this thread into google, then yes.

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  9. Savage Dragon

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    I remember that design now! I can't wait to see how yours turns out.
     
  10. biotech

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    Re: Sterbach runabout concept

    Thanks, I am going to try and make a detailed interior for this too.
     
  11. BolianAuthor

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    Sweet... a VERY good start... I have always wanted to see this modeled... please stick with it... it shows a lot of promise.
     
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  13. biotech

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    Thanks guys, the picture I am working from is from that page, although I might need to borrow parts from the STIV executive shuttle for the underneith and back.
     
  14. QuinnTV

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    This looks like a sweet project. I am looking forward to watching the progress!
     
  15. biotech

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    Here's a bit more.
     
  16. Rick Sternbach

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    Love it! I would love to see some renderings of the pre-final Voyager (the one with the runabout nacelle struts...), with some possible specs.

    Keep up the good work!

    James
     
  18. biotech

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    Thanks guys, and thank you Rick, I just hope I can make the 3D look half as good as your original drawing.

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  19. biotech

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    I think I am going to do those wing details over, they aren't lined up very well, and the corners aren't round enough.
     
  20. biotech

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    And here's tonight's progress.

    Don't know when the next update will be, I'm in hospital tommorow for a hernia op.