This is actually an old project I started 6 months ago and I wasn't satisfied with modelling it in Cinema 4D. So I am trying to finish it this time in 3DS max. All the front nose part was imported from Cinema 4D and was made in Nurms. There are 2 versions of Harlock's ship, I chose the DeathShadow 2 because I find it more sexy. This isn't an actual replica either, rather an modern interpretation. In french the ship was name Atlantis.
Do a nice work please don't kill him =D
You need the engines? I can do it.
And you're Canadian do you speak french? Because you called the ship atlantis.
But I'm french and I prefer Atlantis. =D
I have no bette quality for the moment
And watch this page : http://scihighmodels.com/bluearcadia.html
There are some engine and other pictures.
Powerful ship it'll be.
It seems the wings have a biggest angle.
But the tower in the middle is the command center.
So nice uptdate
I've GOT the large die-cast model that was released a few years ago. Tomorrow I'll get you some pictures from various angles, including aft.
I have modelled the engines on that shape too...
I redid the wings...they were too long and the shape wasn't really workable.
I liked the original better because the front end stated the obvious so well:-)
Not sure what you mean...On the front nose, on the down side, there is three separators one further up front and central. It's not like the original I think. But I didn't have any reference at the time...so the nose is longer and pointier. The side intakes are slimmer too. In total the ship is also longer and slimmer, and the wing span larger.
The way ships are designed in matsumoto's universe are all based on WWII navy ships, if you can find a way to de clutter them just a bit and improve on the details somehow you will really see something nice because matsumoto has done all the hard work already:-) There is usually a bottom turret on these ships that harlock uses to destroy a persuing vessel in some episodes so don't forget the bottom turret or he won't escape hehe:-)
Seriously though this particular universe is rarely visited and has a great deal of interest to many people. The particular style of animation for these shows is incredibly unique and there is nothing better than the original. The starblazers universe is very similar and has some good ship designs also if you haven't seen them already.
For the color I am using a bit of reflection in the blue variants, some more then the other. I did some scratching and light imperfection in the colors. About the naked part...yes I know it's less populated then the original, that had tons of small wings and protuberances. But I wanted a more aerodynamic ship from the start with less stuff (Even if the guns goes a bit against that).
I am not at a stage right now where I feel comfortable making extra technical details. I feel it's always a bit odd when I make them. In fact, I am just learning how. This is only my third project on Max, and I just find out how I can merge spline shapes into an object...so it's a learning process for me. Eventually I might try to texture in Max too...