Since seeing the first ON SCREEN APPEARANCE of Franz Joseph's Federation Class Dreadnought in Picard (as a toy, sure, but there were lots of them) I've dusted off the old mesh and have been giving it a shiny (well, NOT entirely shiny) lick of paint. And learning PRB textures as well as some of the ins and outs of the current version of Blender.
And durned if she doesn't look really pretty!
I'm not made of money so I'm still struggling along with Blender and Gimp. One of these days I'll learn how to use something like Quixel Mixer. I could never afford Maya or Z-Brush, I'm certainly not going to be able to afford Substance Painter.
I still have some tweaks to make. I did do my first animation test ever with those nacelle lights and I have to say they look gorgeous. I'll post some more renders once I'm further along. Then I have to do the Saladin. And then I have to actually build the Ptolemy tug. @evil_genius_180
will finish his Constitution long before I get to mine. (I didn't want to confuse folk by resurrecting my old thread, ALSO call The Franz Joseph Fleet.)
Have we hit the 20th anniversary of @Vektor
's Constitution class yet? Probably long past, I'd imagine.
Anyway, I have to say this is the first time I've ever had FUN shading a mesh!