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3DBuck Rogers Thunderfighter

japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
edited June 27 in Work in Progress #1
Been eyeballing the nice details on this ship for a while. Interestingly it was designed by Ralph McQuarrie to be the Colonial Viper on Battlestar Galactica. Found some great blueprints online which has been a nice aid. The nose points were a bit of a pain, but overall it's been fun to make so far. Not sure if I'll model or texture all those panel lines...
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  • furswiftfurswift522 BrooklynPosts: 170Member
    Man that takes me back. Model's looking nice!
    scifieric
    "You've scanned my vessel..."
  • FreakFreak943 Posts: 4,099Member
    Really bring back memories.
    scifieric
  • gusdorfgusdorf172 Posts: 47Member
    Looks fantastic!
    scifieric
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann320 Posts: 1,063Member
    It looks real nice, like a racecar for outer space. My only question is how one gets in and out of there. If it's a fighter, it needs to be an easy process.
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    It looks real nice, like a racecar for outer space. My only question is how one gets in and out of there. If it's a fighter, it needs to be an easy process.

    It's from the show Buck Rogers, which I haven't seen, but have been admiring the models. I think the cockpitslides up. There are a lot of panel lines yet to be added that will probably reveal it.
  • FreakFreak943 Posts: 4,099Member
    @japetus & @BlueNeumann, It been over 20 years since I last saw the show.
    The cockpit hatch pop's up a little and slides forward.

    **Edit**
    Just found a pic of it open.

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    evil_genius_180
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Its surprisngly hard to find good reference photos from the show itself...
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    I've never seen the show either, but your work is always great.
  • ashleytingerashleytinger539 Central OhioPosts: 581Member
    Loved that show growing up. This is stellar work
  • publiusrpubliusr244 Posts: 1,229Member
    Poor Erin was given a model of the fighter and heat from her central A/C melted the “fangs”
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Some updates...lots of weird greebles to model...and everyone's model is different! About half way through...still debating if i won't just texture some of them...we'll see how it goes!
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  • scifiericscifieric681 Posts: 1,143Member
    This looks AWESOME! Wow!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    That's looking really nice. :)
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Modeled most of the body panels today, PHEW! That was quite a chore, but looking good. Hope to do the wings and rear greebles tomorrrow....should be a lot easier!
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  • ashleytingerashleytinger539 Central OhioPosts: 581Member
    It's coming along great!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801488 Posts: 9,714Member
    Looking good. That's got quite a bit of paneling for its size.
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Looking good. That's got quite a bit of paneling for its size.

    Indeed! It's a bit nuts
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1215 CaliforniaPosts: 1,659Member
    This is a ship I am totally unfamiliar with, but your work makes me want to check it out. Slick job, excellent work.
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Ok....finally got the modeling done I think! Phew! The body of the ship was easy enough, but all those panels were quite a beast! I modeled them in, using a combination of Max's newer powerful Chamfer modifier and sub-d modeling. Hoping next week I can bang out the texturing pretty quick.

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  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1215 CaliforniaPosts: 1,659Member
    Beautiful. I really like it.
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Ugh...forgot some panels on the laser spear things!
  • srspicersrspicer225 Posts: 166Member
    Looks great!!
  • FreakFreak943 Posts: 4,099Member
    She has come out Really Nice
  • publiusrpubliusr244 Posts: 1,229Member
    The ultimate starfighter
  • scifiericscifieric681 Posts: 1,143Member
    That is a beautiful rendition of a spectacular physical model! Well done!
  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Forgot some of the panels on the booms...those were hard! Ignoring a couple weird corners, will add some dirt ;)

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  • japetusjapetus420 SeattlePosts: 861Member
    Finished it! Modeled in 3ds Max, textured in Substance Painter. Was a lot of fun to model!

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  • Adam WarnockAdam Warnock44 Posts: 69Member
    Woo boy she's a beauty. Nicely done on the textures especially.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1215 CaliforniaPosts: 1,659Member
    Boy, that's nice! Congratulations.
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