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3DU.S.S. Salcombe - Star Trek Beyond

PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
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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  • scifiericscifieric833 Posts: 1,228Member
    Cool! I can't wait to see more!
  • trekkitrekki389 Posts: 974Member
    Nice start !
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    That does look like a cool design and I really like your interpretation of it so far.
  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory613 BrooklynPosts: 206Member
    Lovely model!
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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    That does look like a cool design and I really like your interpretation of it so far.

    Well, I'm just going off of how it really is, but thank you.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    edited January 25 #7
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    Well, I'm just going off of how it really is, but thank you.

    Right, but you said yourself that you don't get a very good view of it, so you're obviously going to have to take at least a few liberties to finish a high resolution model. I haven't watched Star Trek Beyond in a while, so I can't remember how good a view of it we get, besides that screenshot you posted.

    Either way, I like the design and you always do nice work. :)
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  • rojrenrojren594 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,590Member
    Reminds me of Galaxy Quest's Protector, with a saucer and less curvy nacelles.
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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    Well, I'm just going off of how it really is, but thank you.

    Right, but you said yourself that you don't get a very good view of it, so you're obviously going to have to take at least a few liberties to finish a high resolution model. I haven't watched Star Trek Beyond in a while, so I can't remember how good a view of it we get, besides that screenshot you posted.

    I will be taking no liberties from the film version, and I'll just leave it at that. ;)
  • shipfishershipfisher177 Posts: 82Member
    Haven't posted in years, but this project demands acknowledgement. Always loved what we could see of this ship in ST:Beyond and someone having a go at fleshing it out just sings to my choir, so to speak.

    Sure, there's no aft, ventral view or much of the nacelles shown in the movie, but I have faith in where you'll go with this from your great work so far.

    Some obviously trustworthy artistic license, following JJverse styling ques, and this beauty will be ready for a bottle of Dom Pérignon against the bow.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    I will be taking no liberties from the film version, and I'll just leave it at that. ;)

    See, I know how you roll and I was just trying to get you to admit you had a reference that wasn't widely available. I'll consider that a confirmation. ;)
    PixelMagic
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    edited January 29 #12
    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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  • FreakFreak1036 Posts: 4,279Member
    Looks like your off to a great start!
  • shipfishershipfisher177 Posts: 82Member
    Some TMP elements there....nice
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    The Abramsverse style has a fair number of TMP references.

    That's looking fantastic.
  • ashleytingerashleytinger670 Central OhioPosts: 651Member
    I love your lighting solution for the dome!
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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    edited January 29 #17
    I love your lighting solution for the dome!

    Well that's actually what the geometry looks like in the Enterprise and Kelvin studio model domes, so I figured it would be the same for the Salcombe. You can even see this clearly on the Enterprise in this Korean poster for Beyond.

    https://t1.daumcdn.net/cfile/tistory/215A7B3357D173800A

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  • shipfishershipfisher177 Posts: 82Member
    I see now that the detailing around the ventral sensor dome is pretty faithful to the Abramsverse Enterprise design, so "no liberties taken" as such, but, if there is access here to reference material unavailable to us mere mortals...then cool B) Always trust the instincts of an evil genius ;)
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    edited February 1 #19
    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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  • trekkitrekki389 Posts: 974Member
    Wow, now it goes into detail.
    Nice
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1483 CaliforniaPosts: 1,849Member
    Really looking great!
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    edited February 2 #22
    How about a splash of color, eh?

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    This is looking fantastic. I love all of the subtle details that it has.
  • trekkitrekki389 Posts: 974Member
    Very nice!
  • RekkertRekkert2003 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,041Member
    This is probably my favorite ship of the whole Kelvin timeline, and your modeling and texturing here is looking beautiful!
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  • P5ych0p4thP5ych0p4th441 GermanyPosts: 324Member
    Those hull panels look sweet! 👌
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    Well, tonight I finally roughed in the rear underside of the secondary hull and pylons. I knew these forms would be really tricky for someone like me who isn't a veteran modeler so I kept putting it off. Nonetheless, I was able to do it. And with that, ALL forms are now roughed in. This is the general body shape. Nacelles are temporary placeholders (but accurate) by Alexander Klemm.

    And yes, that is an inverted shuttlebay door.

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  • FreakFreak1036 Posts: 4,279Member
    Nice!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    Absolutely fantastic work. :)

    Also, I'm really a big fan of this design now that I'm seeing it in all its glory. It ticks a lot of the right boxes for me as far as what I like in a ship design.
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic383 Posts: 647Member
    Absolutely fantastic work. :)

    Also, I'm really a big fan of this design now that I'm seeing it in all its glory. It ticks a lot of the right boxes for me as far as what I like in a ship design.

    It's pretty interesting for sure. I'm still not used to the upside down shuttle bay doors, but I guess when you think about it, it could work. The platform for the shuttles would simply be on what what used to be the "ceiling" and visa versa.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801835 Posts: 9,995Member
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    It's pretty interesting for sure. I'm still not used to the upside down shuttle bay doors, but I guess when you think about it, it could work. The platform for the shuttles would simply be on what what used to be the "ceiling" and visa versa.

    Yeah, it's not something that's typically done in Star Trek, that's for sure. They have an occasional call-out to artificial gravity fields and whatnot to add realism to it, but not too many instances of something being completely flipped like that.
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