U.S.S. Salcombe - Star Trek Beyond

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by PixelMagic, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I need more Kelvin timeline ships for my project, so I figured why not make a Salcombe! We don't get a good look at this thing at all in Beyond. It's seen VERY briefly in the background, but it's a really cool design. So I wanted to create a high quality VFX model that can give us a better look. Here is my roughing in of the basic hull shapes.

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  2. Mage

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    YES!! Awesome! The little tidbits we saw looked very good!

    Are you working from your own imagination, or do you have renders from the original mesh?
     
  3. PixelMagic

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    It will be accurate to the film, and that's all I'll say. ;)
     
  4. Spaceship Jo

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    Am I seeing that deflector correctly? NX placement but a tiiiiny circle?

    Great work! Really looking forward to seeing this baby in all her glory. The basic hull shapes are a fun spin on the Kelvin Starfleet style.
     
  5. fireproof78

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    Really excited to see this in all its glory!
     
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  6. Ar-Pharazon

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    Why does it look so off-center in the clip? It's like the Stephen Fry of starships.
     
  7. PixelMagic

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    Yes, that is the deflector.
     
  8. Kaiser

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    Good to see someone finally render this design :)
     
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  9. Atolm

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    Sweet Jeebus! Someone's finally doing it! Awesome work so far!
     
  10. saddestmoon

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    Wow! Cannot wait to see this!

    Kelvinverse starships are like Pokémon to me: Gotta catch them all! ;)
     
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  11. publiusr

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    A great start to a great ship.
     
  12. PixelMagic

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    Just a little progress here. I hoped to have more by this point, but I am still going through the growing pains of learning to model as I do this. It took me 4-5 attempts to model the "grate" piece between the saucer split. The topology was a nightmare. Anyway, there is a bit of progress, so enjoy.

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  13. SCE2Aux

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    You model very well, especially considering you're learning as you go. Keep it coming, this is a neat ship. :bolian:
     
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  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    Very cool! I've been hoping someone would give Salcome a try.
     
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  15. Starship

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    Daniel, your modelling and general shape of the ship looks ok, but I think the deflector dish looks strange and out of scale. ;)
     
  16. PixelMagic

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    I agree, but that's how it is on the actual ship, and I'm going for accuracy.
     
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  17. fireproof78

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    Keep up the good work! This is a beautiful ship.
     
  18. 137th Gebirg

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    A shame we’ve never seen anything official about this ship (or the other Kelvinverse background ships, for that matter). I was hoping Eaglemoss would delve more deeply into them, but IIRC the contract they had mandated that all Kelvinverse ships had to be of the larger scale. This was probably somewhat cost-prohibitive for most customers as to make them generally unprofitable to produce.
     
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  19. PixelMagic

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    I now have all of the major hull pieces at the very least roughed in. I also have the upper saucer detail almost complete now.

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  20. SCE2Aux

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    This is going to be smashing when it's all modelled and textured.
     
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