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Constitution Class Refit

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  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Nevets wrote: »
    STUNNING...

    Perhaps a yellow version could a testbed vessel.

    Thanks :) Well, that's what the NX designation is for. Not sure if they would go to the trouble of painting it yellow though :tongue:

    Aztec on the underside of the saucer is done. I'll handle the details later. I want to get through all the aztec panels first.

    constitution168.jpg


    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 5, 2019.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Progress is steady. Finished navigation dome and deflectors. Engineering up next.

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    MadKoiFish
    • Like - MadKoiFish on April 7, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 7, 2019.
    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 7, 2019.
    Rekkert
    • Like - Rekkert on April 7, 2019.
    Starrigger
    • Like - Starrigger on April 8, 2019.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    edited April 8 #64
    More:
    constitution175.jpg
    constitution176.jpg

    Here's where things stand:
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    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 8, 2019.
    Starrigger
    • Like - Starrigger on April 8, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 8, 2019.
    rojren
    • Like - rojren on April 8, 2019.
  • StarriggerStarrigger83 Posts: 609Member
    Wow! What you have there sir, Is a thing of Beauty!
    Come on over to my place CGI Worlds
  • John MarchantJohn Marchant171 Posts: 88Member
    Really like the Aztec and the spec looks really nice.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Well, I finished texturing the last couple of parts:
    constitution178.jpg
    constitution179.jpg

    Now I have to tie a few loose ends. Decals for the various text as well as a couple of pieces that I think I need to redo. The overall textures might need some tweaking still, but I'm very happy with what I have so far. Couple of full body shots:

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    Rekkert
    • Like - Rekkert on April 9, 2019.
    MadKoiFish
    • Like - MadKoiFish on April 9, 2019.
    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 9, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 9, 2019.
    Starrigger
    • Like - Starrigger on April 10, 2019.
  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,167Member
    Very slick
    Viper
    • Like - Viper on April 10, 2019.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Got through most of the decals tonight. Also tweaked the materials a bit. While the strong reflections are nice, they were bothering me a bit, so I increased the roughness of the material a bit to compensate. Should still look metallic under the right conditions:

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    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 10, 2019.
    Starrigger
    • Like - Starrigger on April 10, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 10, 2019.
  • John MarchantJohn Marchant171 Posts: 88Member
    Are the decals stenciled or just textures. Looks great.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Are the decals stenciled or just textures. Looks great.

    Originally I was going to to texture them in the base texture itself. But I found pretty quickly that I'd either have to deal with low resolution in a few places or create some huge textures for the ship. Stenciling them in would be the natural solution, but that would go against my goal of having this be a generic Constitution Class model. So I decided to use decals for all the text. It provides me with enough resolution to get close and I can quickly change the name of the ship by just changing the PSD file and exporting new PNG files.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann260 Posts: 1,000Member
    My friends... we've come home.
  • StarshipStarship226 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,741Member
    Wonderfull work all around Diogo!
  • trekkitrekki213 Posts: 760Member
    Yes that's it!
  • NevetsNevets172 EarthPosts: 92Member
    REF: Yellow

    Just a thought... Yellow is the natural colour of the material they use during construction. They then paint it to the version we've come to love.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Thanks all for the compliments :) I had to take a break from this for a couple of days, just to get some fresh eyes on it. I did have some progress today, but it was mostly just tidying the file up, collapsing a few parts into a single mesh and so on. I'm working on a nice docking port to attach to the bridge, neck and engineering, will post something in a little bit.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Took me more time than I thought. It's tricky to get all the dimensions right. I'll do a better closeup once I finish the details on the docking ports:

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    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 13, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 13, 2019.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    I still have things to finish on the exterior, but couldn't resist trying a beauty shot. I'm hoping to do something better than what we saw in the movies. Never thought they did her justice:

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    Rekkert
    • Like - Rekkert on April 13, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 13, 2019.
    MadKoiFish
    • Like - MadKoiFish on April 17, 2019.
    rojren
    • Like - rojren on April 24, 2019.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777228 PNWPosts: 396Member
    Stunning.
    What? Me, worry?
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral238 Posts: 1,645Member
    The subtleties of the aztecing and panel/grid lines on that lower saucer are simply perfect. All in all this is such a beautiful model!
  • MichaelDBeckwithMichaelDBeckwith0 Posts: 1Member
    Viper I love what you have done. Roughly from the beginning to this point how long did it take you?
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    The subtleties of the aztecing and panel/grid lines on that lower saucer are simply perfect. All in all this is such a beautiful model!

    And to think some folks suggested not having those at all :tongue: I might still give that a shot, but I think it's very important to the look of the ship. And thank you!
    Viper I love what you have done. Roughly from the beginning to this point how long did it take you?

    First, welcome ;) My first wip shot is from the 16th of February. So I'm coming up on two months. That said, I didn't work every day. I took some breaks from modelling, and I have some concurrent projects that I work from time to time to give my mind a reset on the project. But it's definitely near the 100 hour mark I think.
  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,167Member
    I think some of the ships from the old Klingon Academy computer game deserve the love you have shown here. Any thought to refit-era ships of your own design?
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    edited April 24 #84
    publiusr wrote: »
    I think some of the ships from the old Klingon Academy computer game deserve the love you have shown here. Any thought to refit-era ships of your own design?

    Actually, I have two designs in progress right now. Here's a quick preview:
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    The Akira type is much more refined. The one on the left is supposed to be a cargo/supply ship for war time. That's why I'm using the Refit saucer instead of something else as it needs to have weapons. Open to other design ideas. I feel like the TMP era has been explored very little and most of the designs are just weird variations of the Connie or Excelsior.

    I've been posting these on the Discord chat, but if there's interest in seeing these progress I can create a thread here as well :)
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    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 24, 2019.
    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 24, 2019.
    Rekkert
    • Like - Rekkert on April 24, 2019.
  • RekkertRekkert429 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,612Member
    I really like the cargo ship. The Akira is a cool concept but I'd tweak the catamarans to make them less identical to the TNG version.
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  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    Rekkert wrote: »
    I really like the cargo ship. The Akira is a cool concept but I'd tweak the catamarans to make them less identical to the TNG version.

    If you have any suggestions that are more specific, I'd love to hear it. I tried a lot of variations on that, even doing them from the bottom of the saucer as well. None of it really worked. Then a couple of days ago I just put in the Akira catamaran and it looked instantly better. Here's a couple more images of her:

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    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on April 25, 2019.
    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on April 25, 2019.
  • John MarchantJohn Marchant171 Posts: 88Member
    She looks great Viper.
  • ashleytingerashleytinger186 Central OhioPosts: 292Member
    Viper wrote: »
    Rekkert wrote: »
    I really like the cargo ship. The Akira is a cool concept but I'd tweak the catamarans to make them less identical to the TNG version.

    If you have any suggestions that are more specific, I'd love to hear it. I tried a lot of variations on that, even doing them from the bottom of the saucer as well. None of it really worked. Then a couple of days ago I just put in the Akira catamaran and it looked instantly better. Here's a couple more images of her:

    tmp_akira46.jpg
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    That does look great. Maybe some supports to the rear on the saucer or on the underside of the saucer to balance it out? It looks great either wat.
  • ViperViper478 Posts: 412Administrator
    That does look great. Maybe some supports to the rear on the saucer or on the underside of the saucer to balance it out? It looks great either wat.

    Thanks. I'll see if it makes sense to add any other pieces. The underside still needs work. And I had some ideas for the catamarans to make the shape a bit less organic. Next time I update, I'll create a separate thread. Don't want to mix this with the Constitution further.
  • TralfazTralfaz66 Posts: 657Member
    Beautiful work Viper!
  • RekkertRekkert429 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 1,612Member
    One idea could be to raise the whole bridge superstructure somewhat between the two catamarans, kinda like what Paul Frenczli did with his redesigned NX-01.
    Lowering the catamarans position could also help in making it look more inspired by the Akira than as a simple kitbash.
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    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
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