-= The Project =-

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Madkoifish, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. BorgMan

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    I like how that blue stripe flows into the superstructure and wraps the bridge. Is doing the same on the bottom half of the saucer and flowing into the neck (where that light blue stripe is right now) a remote option?
     
  2. AdmiralBuck

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    Great windowing progress! Do you need window ports on the top of your primary saucer? Other than on the command deck, maybe a few flush ports on the upper saucer as "skylights" rather than vertical windows. Just a thought. ;)
     
  3. publiusr

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    There needs to be a model of this.
     
  4. Madkoifish

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    Lower windows in with interiors, some decals and secondary panels on the next phase. ATM they are symmetrical, I am toying with making them not but that means more work to do the opposite side. So dunno. Windows will be asymmetrical though.


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    not much work as I took some time to sort some brick wall canisters I picked up and then made yet another starfighter with my dwindling supplies.


    Windows: Yeah that is the part I am dithering on should I add typical skylight holes or make them more useful windows. Prior would lend to having more while the other I would want to sparingly add them. I know many would just say dont bother with windows on top and I am surely tempted. I have yet to add all the windows on the superstructures.

    Blue stuff, it is mostly just reflected detail that was on the connie. What is around that inset on the bridge area is just me tossing a material onto that area for quick selection. Anything else ringing things is a semi matte metallic trim that I have used for all the subset panels. For the blue ring around the planetary sensor it is to denote a area of "trim" that covers up mounting points to swap lab modules or replace large sections of the sensor array, least bits to large to move internally or swap out the entire module, with remote possibility of accessing the computer core as a module too. Anyhow I might add more of that blue elsewhere as a special color to denote something or for style only. Dunno yet.
     
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  5. Wingsley

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    I'm curious about a habit of yours: you tend to mount the primary hull phaser banks off-axis, making them into "port" and "starboard" placements. What inspired you to do this?
     
  6. Madkoifish

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    4 pairs of emitters vs 3 pairs. It allows me to have the central torps and not deal with figuring out clearances of internals. In this ships case it would have been tight near impossible to clear the internal parts without them occluding or butting up.
     
  7. Madkoifish

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    Last work of 2016, good riddance to 2016. hah.

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  8. JES

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    I'm sorry I stayed away from Trek BBS, and swear that I'll come again once a week, if only for your work!

    I absolutely love how you blended the tubular shape of a typical engineering hull with that of a wedge shaped hull. I like her better than the blocky Discovery!

    BTW, I noticed you deleted everything from your DeviantArt account. WTF happened? I hope nobody is taking credit for your stuff again!
     
  9. B.J.

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    What?!? *checks dA* Aw, now I has a sad. :(
    At least I can still see your excellent work here!
     
  10. Kaiser

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    Awesome take on the Discovery :) :techman:
     
  11. Madkoifish

    Madkoifish Commander Red Shirt

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    Yeah I wiped it all a while back. In the END the community was crap, attitudes were crap, and entitlement was over the top. I would rather do enjoyable things in my FREE time than deal with that male bovine fecal excrement that is DA. DA did nothing for me but cause annoyance and make things less fun. If something is not fun it is WORK. If I am going to DO WORK I might as well DO WORK that makes an income. HAH.

    So, I thought why should I spend effort dealing with a place that wastes my time and is abusive. So I took some of the advice given and left, taking my content with me.

    It is not like future content is lost. Most of it exists elsewhere on the net. Be it PIXIV or my blogs, or in forums like this one. And it is not like DA posts were ever exclusive.

    I still view forums as the best medium to interact on as it has the most direct way to communicate as it is public and not a one way "look at this" outlet like DA is.
     
  12. JES

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    I'm very sorry to hear that your experience on DeviantArt was horrid. I've encountered a few bad apples myself, but for the most part, my experience has been positive, and some of my favorite designers have their work there.

    I personally recommend the Subspace Comms too. A lot of your designs would be right at home in the Journal of Applied Treknology if you wanted them featured there.

    Guess I now have a further incentive to continually visit TrekBBS, since I can't see your work on DA anymore.

    BTW, I just saw your Iowa class WIP. I'm commenting on her here in order to avoid bumping a WAY old thread. Shame you got bored with her. She was coming along great, and you're REALLY good with TNG-era designs (then again, you seem to be good with any era)!
     
  13. Sarvek

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    I have always loved your work too. I love that fact that you think outside the box and push the limits of the designs that you create. What I have seen over time is that you are quite extraordinary on your way of thinking. Keep up the great work. I really love your take on the Discovery. She is a fine looking ship. I can not wait to see what else you will create.
     
  14. Madkoifish

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    Well, crap. This site is doing a pop over nag blocking access so I wont be posting here anymore.
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    Yeah welcome and good bye.

    You will find me at SFM or 3d scifi.
     
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  15. 137th Gebirg

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    Gonna miss you and your models. :(
     
  16. Captain of the USS Averof

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    Well, this certainly sucks!
     
  17. JES

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    Well, that sucks. Who wants else just wants to quit TrekBBS and go over to SFM or 3D SciFi (even though I can't do 3D stuff)?

    I actually might have to, since I intended to ask permission to use his designs in my fan fiction.
     
  18. sojourner

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    You can be members of more than one forum at a time, ya know.
     
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  19. dubeau

    dubeau Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    BAD choice trek BBS I will not turn off my scripts

    Same here. Approve your ads with adblock plus filters, and there won't be any need for nagging creators that makes your traffic. Even Facebook learned that lesson...

    Many peoples got infected by the ads because they use javascript and php to connect to remote servers and switch the ads for malwares in the "return packets"...It's all beautiful for the site owner, but the experience in can be very different on the user side (I know because I am a PC technician who have fix thoses PCs). Those adblocks filters protect us because the anti-malware/virus/adware don't have time to adjust in time, and even Youtube and facebook were at fault at some points. Penalizing the users of your sites is always a very poor and bad choice. Open your mind and work with the peoples who have made those filters...they don't want the end of revenues for websites, only a safer way (as we do).
     
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  20. JES

    JES Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, I know, but I stopped coming here due to being, well busy. Madkoifish made it worth starting to come back. Now most good designers seem to be on Sci-Fi-Meshes.

    I'm not quitting my membership, just in case I change my mind or see something that makes me want to log back in to comment, and I'll come back once a month to see if anything piques my interest.

    But between all the other forums I'm on, and work, time is at a premium now a days.