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3DReady Room Stargazer

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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    publiusr wrote: »
    Anyone ever do a Reliant version of this? Two Reliant hulls top over bottom?

    There's a Reliant ver but it never got past the maquette stage.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    publiusr wrote: »
    Anyone ever do a Reliant version of this? Two Reliant hulls top over bottom?

    I don't know if you remember or even saw the 2D Starship kits that used to be available. They were basically .GIF images where you had a bunch of parts to Starfleet ship parts that you could drag and drop to any side view configuration you wanted. I used to see ships made from those all over, including a lot of interesting configurations with the Reliant saucer. I'm sure someone made a Stargazer/Reliant hybrid at some point using that method.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Nacelle rebuild went faster than anticipated, so a coffee break and sorting out this evening's work on it...

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    edited September 2023 #35
    I'm loving this. Your attention to detail is always fantastic. You can really see the kitbash-ness of the model more so than on the larger motion controlled model, since Greg Jein built that to look more like an actual ship that was being used in Starfleet, rather than as set dressing. (Also, he didn't have a kit to bash and had to mostly build that model from scratch)
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Merrily we roll along

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  • lennier1lennier1913 Posts: 1,280Member
    Great job!
    I've never been a fan of the pockmarked look, but I admire the execution.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    I love your work on this. In fact, there are some things I prefer about this version over the larger filming model. Even though it clearly looks "cut up," I think I like the fact that Rick Sternach used an actual saucer underside, rather than the two upper parts that Greg Jein used. Though, I'm sure Jein did that to save time and only have to make one mold.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    edited September 2023 #39
    Some nacelle connection plate updates. There are things I like about what Greg did, but some of the changes were definitely not for the better (that bridge is a disaster), and in a couple of spots he'd have been better off scratch-building, given time, inst of going with up-scaled kits that he could get/swap in. Ah hindsight you wee beastie... ;-)

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    vfxart wrote: »
    Some nacelle connection plate updates. There are things I like about what Greg did, but some of the changes were definitely not for the better (that bridge is a disaster), and in a couple of spots he'd have been better off scratch-building, given time, inst of going with up-scaled kits that he could get/swap in. Ah hindsight you wee beastie... ;-)

    Indeed. But, he always had such a short amount of time to work on those models. I'm sure he had to make a lot of quick decisions. As it was, The Battle wound up way later in the first season airing order than was originally intended due to him having to build the model. The man truly was a miracle worker.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    A shape here, a shape there... my eyes are telling me, enough shapes for today. Wanted to tackle a bit more, but the placeholders for the new bits were enough, yow... solving their final cuts and insets and... can wait a day.

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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member

    Last proportion pass in a few spots. Now I have to shape some pieces to match the rounding off/sanding that was done to get some pieces to sit against each other more cleanly. Some will get their cuts and overall shaping then too. Should be done with the model in a few days. Then a UV pass and decals, followed by her elusive paint job. Afrimustellow we'll call it. With blueywhite and probably purple and rust and... at least no space algae for this one. I have the decal sources at least, that will help build the files.

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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Muscle pull slowed things down today. One more piece to build, a few panels to cut and pieces to final with their panels and insets.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    Ouch! I hope you feel better soon. The model looks great.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Still a day or so of modeling, but the main volumes are in. Panels to cut, space bondo to apply, and 'sanding' to do yet. Going to get UV started this afternoon to see what else needs work before I leave modeling behind.

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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    And yes there is a 'one day...' plan for it, but I have to look into the room more carefully, and two other projects are on the list before it...

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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    First color shot landed me close. Now for a couple of days of paint and material refinement, decals, and surface properties. With any luck. the last source for the decals will arrive today or tomorrow.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    Yep, those look like the colors they used. In fact, that render almost looks like a plastic model.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Merrily we roll along...

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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral1115 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,564Member
    edited October 2023 #50
    It’s models like this that really make me appreciate what a beautiful ship the Constellation-Class is. Well done.
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  • Warp Propulsion LaboratoryWarp Propulsion Laboratory913 BrooklynPosts: 322Member
    You added the AMT/ERTL tile lines. Great detail.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    You added the AMT/ERTL tile lines. Great detail.

    It's on the model ;-) All of the parts that need it will have it, 'sanded' as needed to match the filming mini etc. Am widening the major ring and radiating lines to get the proportions correct and need to thin down all of the panel lines, but will be worth it to do so.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Just about ready for the shelf... I have to get on to the next portfolio piece, but will take a look again in a couple of days. I know I won't be satisfied with the paint job, but have to move along. One or two decals yet to suss (temps in place) and then will wrap her up when I have time to get her into the Ready Room with proper lighting and love.

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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral1115 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,564Member
    Absolutely beautiful.
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Absolutely beautiful.

    Thank you...!
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Splitting time between this and the ESB Hoth scene this week as I wait on reference, so adjusting some material properties and building the ready room vignette pieces today. Tweaked some mats a bit, going to refine a piece of geo as I have some time.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804256 Posts: 11,034Member
    That's really starting to look like a plastic model. :)
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    That's really starting to look like a plastic model. :)

    Vy sank you doktorrr... working on revising the panel cuts (ay yi yi) and some color etc... it's a good time! Next up (no for real) I WILL get the stand and base today, heh, but of course I got the ref that I was waiting on so no promises as to tomorrow!!! Heh.





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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral1115 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,564Member
    Man, you REALLY nailed the look of the AMT model’s hull paneling…
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  • vfxartvfxart1246 PNWPosts: 267Member
    Man, you REALLY nailed the look of the AMT model’s hull paneling…

    Thanks! Hit that again today. If you've spent time looking at it, you know how frustrating it is... it's deceptively sharp at the edges, but is slightly distorted by the texture they added, which is a two-parter that looks like bad CG texture! A grain and a directional 'brush stroke' kinda thing. It's diving me nuts. A friend suggested I model it since I've got it all mapped out... ah, that'd be a No. ;-)
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