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3DTMP Drydock

furswiftfurswift133 Posts: 73Member
Hey everyone! I figured my Enterprise model needed a place to live, so I'm building the drydock from The Motion Picture. I'm using the Enterprise model that I built back in 2012 for Star Trek Bridge Commander as a stand-in for the studio model because this scene is going to get really heavy and too many polys will slow down my viewport. Right now I'm just blocking everything in to get the proportions down.

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Lizzy777
  • Like - Lizzy777 on October 22, 2019.
Rekkert
  • Like - Rekkert on October 22, 2019.
evil_genius_180
  • Like - evil_genius_180 on October 23, 2019.

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  • P5ych0p4thP5ych0p4th191 GermanyPosts: 94Member
    I was planning on building one too eventually ... looking good so far
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on October 22, 2019.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,938Member
    Nice start. I did one several years ago and there's a lot more to it than some would think.
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on October 24, 2019.
  • scifiericscifieric361 Posts: 943Member
    Nice start!
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on October 24, 2019.
  • TralfazTralfaz191 Posts: 675Member
    I also built one in Cinema 4D a while back. I agree with evil_genius_180 that there really is a lot of detail to this model.
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on October 24, 2019.
  • furswiftfurswift133 Posts: 73Member
    Thanks, everyone!

    I won't underestimate this model; it looks like a real greeblefest. To me that's part of the fun. :)

    Starting to carve out and greeble the main structures, and there sure is a lot going on there. I also built a travel pod mock-up for scaling the various ports within the dry dock (Yes I'm building the auxiliary craft too). The material is just a place-holder. I'll refine it towards the end of the project.

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    Freak
    • Like - Freak on October 24, 2019.
    P5ych0p4th
    • Like - P5ych0p4th on October 24, 2019.
    Rekkert
    • Like - Rekkert on October 24, 2019.
    ashleytinger
    • Like - ashleytinger on October 25, 2019.
    Brandenberg
    • Like - Brandenberg on October 25, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on October 25, 2019.
    evil_genius_180
    • Like - evil_genius_180 on October 26, 2019.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg640 CaliforniaPosts: 1,134Member
    edited October 25 #7
    Yeah I can't wait to see how THIS turns out. I've spent time longingly looking at some frustratingly indistinct photos of this thing. Have I somehow missed good photos of it?
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    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,938Member
    Yeah I can't wait to see how THIS turns out. I've spent time longingly looking at some frustratingly indistinct photos of this thing. Have I somehow missed good photos of it?

    Blu-Ray screenshots are your best resource. TrekCore has a pretty nice collection:

    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=578

    http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=584
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg640 CaliforniaPosts: 1,134Member
    Did I miss something again or was there not much there? I mean yeah, some... but a lot of gaps.
  • TralfazTralfaz191 Posts: 675Member
    Hey guys,

    I have uploaded pictures of the dry dock going through a restoration process. Some pretty good detailed shots. Let me know if you have trouble downloading the .rar file.

    https://dropbox.com/s/3popcchwgki6iz0/Reference.rar?dl=0
    evil_genius_180
    • Like - evil_genius_180 on October 26, 2019.
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,938Member
    edited October 26 #11
    Did I miss something again or was there not much there? I mean yeah, some... but a lot of gaps.

    There is, but you're not going to get an all encompassing look at the thing with the movie. But, people have built models with less. You also have to decide how close to the little greeblies you want to get, given that it was probably just a bunch of kitashed parts from retail model kits.

    At least the movie is on Blu-Ray now with available screencaps. When I did mine, all I had was DVD caps. Though, I think I just kitbashed parts from my Constellation class to do the greeblies.
    Tralfaz wrote: »
    Hey guys,

    I have uploaded pictures of the dry dock going through a restoration process. Some pretty good detailed shots. Let me know if you have trouble downloading the .rar file.

    https://dropbox.com/s/3popcchwgki6iz0/Reference.rar?dl=0

    That's sweet, thanks a lot. :)
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    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg640 CaliforniaPosts: 1,134Member
    Yeah. Never seen these before. I'll download them tomorrow. Thanks a lot Tralfaz
  • furswiftfurswift133 Posts: 73Member
    Thanks for posting those refs! :)

    I've finished the underside greebling. It looks like they found a bunch of random parts and a vacuum forming machine and went to town. There's a part in there that looks suspiciously like a car's brake rotor...

    Happily, there's a lot of repetition in those greebles, so it really wasn't that bad.

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    Brandenberg
    • Like - Brandenberg on November 4, 2019.
    Freak
    • Like - Freak on November 4, 2019.
    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on November 4, 2019.
    evil_genius_180
    • Like - evil_genius_180 on November 5, 2019.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg640 CaliforniaPosts: 1,134Member
    Well aren't you off to a terrific start! :)
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • TralfazTralfaz191 Posts: 675Member
    That is looking really good. And you are right. There is a lot of duplication in the model, which must have made it a lot easier to build.
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral263 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 1,691Member
    Very nice work on this so far!
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180916 Posts: 8,938Member
    The details are looking great.
    furswift
    • Like - furswift on November 5, 2019.
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