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3DUSS Prometheus

nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
I have choosen my next project: the Prometheus class.
The educated Trekkie knows this ship from Voyager's 4th season episode "Ship In A Bottle".
It will not be a 100% accurate recreation or the original model seen in the episode, because I think it has some really ugly bulges, mostly on the upper saucer. I will mostly go with the drawings of Rick Sternbach with all their details and make the lines and curves more even. I will also make it separable and rig the upper saucers mini nacelles.
I collected some screencaps from Trekcore, blueprints and drawings from Cygnus-X1. Everyone is welcome to send me more reference stuff.
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  • lewisnivenlewisniven1420 UKPosts: 303Member
    Never been a fan of the design but excited to see you take on it for sure!
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  • lennier1lennier1386 Posts: 1,102Member
    Sweet! It's gonna be great to see someone do this with today's technology and without the schedule constraints of a TV production.
  • markmasseymarkmassey363 StaffordshirePosts: 464Member
    Hay hang on a minute... i was expecting some awesome wireframe render.... hahaha

    Cant wait to see how you push the design... i have to agree its an ok concept... but one ugly looking ship, when you compare how nice they made the sets for the episode..
  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    Started building a helper cage of splines
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  • markmasseymarkmassey363 StaffordshirePosts: 464Member
    Niice... haha more exciting than it should be :) but I love seeing how other modelers.. well model.. cant wait to see more..
  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    markmassey wrote: »
    Cant wait to see how you push the design... i have to agree its an ok concept... but one ugly looking ship, when you compare how nice they made the sets for the episode..

    I will try to make it a tad closer to the Sovereign design.
  • lennier1lennier1386 Posts: 1,102Member
    Any plans to make the color scheme of the ship something between Intrepid and Sovereign, rather than the plain thing they had time for on the show?
  • Wishbone_AshWishbone_Ash267 Posts: 243Member
    Look forward to seeing how this one goes, always loved the Prometheus design (well, mostly, I thought the multi vector thing, and especially the mini popup nacelles, were rather silly)
  • lennier1lennier1386 Posts: 1,102Member
    Look forward to seeing how this one goes, always loved the Prometheus design (well, mostly, I thought the multi vector thing, and especially the mini popup nacelles, were rather silly)
    Yes, they should've stopped at two, like regular separation, but with a set of nacelles for each half.

  • Vortex5972Vortex5972191 Posts: 1,087Member
    Oh definitely looking forward to seeing what you do with this. Always liked the overall design, despite its issues.
  • Wishbone_AshWishbone_Ash267 Posts: 243Member
    edited October 30 #12
    I always liked the idea of a "production" version of the ship with only the upper pair of nacelles and no multi vector capability.

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  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    lennier1 wrote: »
    Any plans to make the color scheme of the ship something between Intrepid and Sovereign, rather than the plain thing they had time for on the show?

    Let's see what works. but different from the original for sure.
  • RekkertRekkert2030 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,043Member
    Ohh, very exited by this! The Prometheus (just like the Nova) was a very cool design squandered by deadlines and early CG limitations. An "idealized" version should be great!
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    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    edited October 30 #15
    Top main mesh ironed out:
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  • Vortex5972Vortex5972191 Posts: 1,087Member
    Pretty. And smooth.
  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    edited November 1 #17
    It took me several approaches but I finally got the seperation line and plate.
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  • lennier1lennier1386 Posts: 1,102Member
    *droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool*
  • markmasseymarkmassey363 StaffordshirePosts: 464Member
    Oh yes love seeing some wire frames.... niice
  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    Lower main hull blocked out. Copy-pasted the top one, deleted everthing except the base plate and pylons, so, only had to do the under belly.
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  • kadenkaden625 JapanPosts: 192Member
    Looks nice all matched up.

    Not going for the Sternbach underside with the flatter saucer parts?
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  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    I planned it that way, but wanted to try our the original curve first.
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  • JayruJayru390 UKPosts: 444Member
    She's looking good, and I think the original curve looks better
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  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    Original vs. Sternbach/Sovereign style
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  • lennier1lennier1386 Posts: 1,102Member
    I certainly prefer the version with some meat, instead of only a flat delta.
  • RekkertRekkert2030 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,043Member
    edited November 2 #26
    I actually prefer the flatter version, much more in line with the Sovereign, looks less like cheap CG. :p

    Also, it's a huge departure from the version we ended up with on screen, but going with Sternbach's designs, the bottom section's saucer should actually be inside the primary hull when docked, instead of sitting bellow it:
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    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • kadenkaden625 JapanPosts: 192Member
    I like the flat version a lot better than the Tv version. It looks like it could be a real physical model.

    Make both? =)
  • darkthunderdarkthunder178 SwedenPosts: 40Member
    Looking at the Sternbach pic, I kinda prefer the Flat version as well.
  • JESJES21 Posts: 52Member
    I've seen your work many times, but this is the first time I've had the opportunity to actually comment on one of them.

    I've always thought that the reason for curve of the arrowhead ventral was trying to reflect the curve of the Beta section's arrowhead dorsal.

    There is no doubt that flattening the ventral surface of the arrowhead looks cleaner, but curving out that area makes it look more organic, exotic, and even dangerous, like a flared out cobra hood, or that snake-like thing from Prometheus.
  • nightfevernightfever344 Posts: 576Member
    The nacelles are coming:
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  • markmasseymarkmassey363 StaffordshirePosts: 464Member
    This is looking incredible, inspiring and depressing all rolled into one... great job :)
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