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Lizzy's WIPs

Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
edited February 24 in Work in Progress #1
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For lack of a better title.

Instead of making a series of (mostly) uncompleted project threads, I figured I may as well just start a new one and post all my junk here.

First off are a couple of Trek, (yes...more Trek) designs. About 11 or so years ago, I tried to build the USS Miranda. I'm sure that since STII:Wrath of Khan came out, a bunch of fans have tried to design a precursor to the Reliant. Flat hulled ship with underslung engines and a roll bar.

Well, these first images are of my attempts with my then noobish 3D skills.

So, like a lot of modelers, I started by rebuilding the saucer section, then moved onto the rear hull part, and decided to re-purpose the engines from my TOS-styled DS9 Defiant.

http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/Defiant-Ortho-No-1-98187681
http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/Defiant-Ortho-No-2-98187741

That's when I remembered that for the original series, each Ship had it's own insignia. Enterprise's familiar Arrowhead, Defiant's boomerang, and some more... creative designs which baffle me. Taking a cue from the design notes for the USS Reliant (so says the internetz!), the name Miranda for the Miranda Class is taken from Shakespeare's The Tempest which in turn was named after one of Saturn's Moons.


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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Ever since Firefox's latest update, using the upload window has become painfully slow for me. Lets see if IE *gasp!* is any better...


    After I got the basic shape down - which took rebuilding and recutting all parts several times for "just the right look." I linked some images to friends and one of them suggested I add the backward rake to the engine pylons. I wasn't sure at first, but after a few tries and putting things together, the design modification (which matched my original model oddly enough) looked pretty good.

    That's when I figured the majority of the build was done. All that was left were the smaller details. Windows and textures mostly.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    All that was left was to cut in the shuttle bays (I didn't go into full detail) and a few tweaks and I felt that as a whole, the ship was done!

    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/USS-Miranda-ortho-1-161610512
    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/USS-Miranda-ortho-2-161610526
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  • Stevie_DStevie_D0 Posts: 0Member
    Wow, thats got some great detailing on it, lizzy. I particularly love how much the textures and settings you've used have given it a real feel of a TOS model.

    Neat stuff!
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    But I wasn't done yet! While the Miranda took me about 2 weeks off and on, this next one was completed in a spark of inspiration.

    I got an idea for an image to stick this model in. I remembered the scene from STII where the Enterprise dropped down behind the Reliant and shot the crap out of it. Which gave me an idea for an image (I've yet to make) that I'll call "The Miranda Manuver." It'll feature a Romulan BoP painted in Klingon colors, and a TOS styled Klingon BoP or two.

    It's just that I've never seen a Klingon BoP done in a TOS style. Well, this morning during a half-asleep run of artistic inspiration, I meshed this out in a straight 5 hour run.
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  • Halo BuffHalo Buff171 Posts: 0Member
    Lizzy777 wrote: »
    Ever since Firefox's latest update, using the upload window has become painfully slow for me. Lets see if IE *gasp!* is any better...

    Try Chrome: it's blisteringly fast compared to the other two.
  • Halo BuffHalo Buff171 Posts: 0Member
    Overall, pretty good work. I love Miranda class vessels, they remain my favorite after the TMP version of the Constitution class.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Halo Buff wrote: »
    Overall, pretty good work. I love Miranda class vessels, they remain my favorite after the TMP version of the Constitution class.

    Thanks!

    I'll have to check out Chrome.Been meaning to try it, but haven't bothered yet.
    Rivers3D wrote: »
    Wow, thats got some great detailing on it, lizzy. I particularly love how much the textures and settings you've used have given it a real feel of a TOS model.

    Neat stuff!

    Detailing a TOS design can be a little tricky for me. I see all of this open space and I just want to put something there. The greebled Reliant is a stark contrast to the clean shapes from Jeffries' designs.

    Now... Detailed the Klingon BoP and gave my Romulan BoP a Klingon paint job.

    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/Captured-Romulan-Ship-161610374
    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/TOS-Style-Klingon-BoP-ortho-1-161610385
    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/TOS-Style-Klingon-BoP-ortho-2-161610399
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  • JennyJenny0 Posts: 0Member
    I love the BoP. The blood-green glow in the nacelles rocks!
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Walkyrje wrote: »
    I love the BoP. The blood-green glow in the nacelles rocks!

    Yeah, I like how it turned out, too. Both are a "Bird of Prey," though. Although I have no idea what the Klingon name for the Klingon style BoP would be called.


    Today, I made a robot head. ::shrugs::
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  • JennyJenny0 Posts: 0Member
    Lizzy777 wrote: »
    Today, I made a robot head. ::shrugs::

    It has kind of a "Transformers" sensibility to it. I like it.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Walkyrje wrote: »
    It has kind of a "Transformers" sensibility to it. I like it.

    It does, doesn't it! Didn't plan that. I just started with a sphere and ended up with that after an hour or so.

    On an unrelated note: I've never done a Star Wars model before. Not sure what to try if I attempt one.
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  • carlgcarlg0 Posts: 0Member
    Lizzy777 wrote: »
    I've never done a Star Wars model before. Not sure what to try if I attempt one.

    Maybe someting small and civilian? Everyone usually goes right for the uber-Star Destroyer type ships, but there's a ton of interesting-looking freighters and speeders and such that barely get any love.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Baudo-class_star_yacht

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Action_VI_Transport

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/XJ-2_airspeeder

    Just 3 at random. Hope this give you somewhere to start. :)
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    carlg wrote: »
    Maybe someting small and civilian? Everyone usually goes right for the uber-Star Destroyer type ships, but there's a ton of interesting-looking freighters and speeders and such that barely get any love.

    Small? Check!
    Civilian? Well... maybe not so much.

    You mentioned speeder and my mind instantly went to the Speeder Bike from the third (or 6th) movie. Then of course what's a spdeeder bike without the Scout Trooper?

    I'm not too happy with the helmet. My first attempt and I'll probably rebuild most of it over again.
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  • JennyJenny0 Posts: 0Member
    Human figures... even human figures in armor... are one of the hardest things to do, because our eyes look at human figures every day, so we can instinctively know something is not right, without being able to identify what it is. Good luck with your storm trooper!
  • carlgcarlg0 Posts: 0Member
    I find it helps to find a generic body model and build the suit around it, to keep the proportions right.
  • publiusrpubliusr226 Posts: 1,156Member
    I like the Miranda.
    Surya and Coventry, the Anton were fine--as was Blood & Fire's Copernicus, or this: http://federationreference.prophpbb.com/topic6.html


    However, your ship looks closest to what Reliant looked like pre-refit.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Not familiar with Surya, Coventry or Anton. But my intent WAS to make a retrofit Reliant. Guess I succeeded! Also that link? What a beast of a ship!

    OK, Scout Trooper helmet v2. Still not perfect, but it's a marked improvement over my previous attempt.
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  • peppermanpepperman0 Posts: 0Member
    Great job on the Romulan Brid of Prey model...not too keen on the Klingon paint job though. The model looks very true to the blueprints.

    http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/romulan-bird-of-prey.php

    If you are interested in doing other Romulans, I would recommend that you give Atolm's designs a look see. My avi is one of his designs.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    pepperman wrote: »
    Great job on the Romulan Brid of Prey model...not too keen on the Klingon paint job though. The model looks very true to the blueprints.

    If you are interested in doing other Romulans, I would recommend that you give Atolm's designs a look see. My avi is one of his designs.

    That's an idea. Although I'm trying to expand my horizons a bit. For instance the Scout Trooper and speeder bike will be my first foray into the Star Wars universe of design. The helmet has been a challenge because of the face mask part. That and I'm attempting to model a humanoid shape. Before that there were the Star Trek series of ship designs. Before that I did a lot of stuff in the BattleTech universe.

    As for the Romulan BoP, perhaps you prefer the original paint scheme? http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/At-Last-Report-98104950

    Any Legend of Zelda fans out there? For some time I've been picking at a version (my own) of the Temple of Time/Sacred Grove scene. Especially the Temple Ruins from the game Twilight Princess.

    A few years ago I did this scene based on the Master Sword pedestal from the artwork in the game's booklet for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/Legend-of-Zelda-Master-Sword-48356218

    I got the idea to expand on the Temple Ruins concept by building the sword chamber, then ruining it! To expand on the central design I plan to add a series of relief sculptures on the walls depicting scenes from the game's lore and scenes from the titles.

    Which means building a series of statues to create said relief sculptures... That's a bit of work to try and design objects that have little reference in the original source material.
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  • JennyJenny0 Posts: 0Member
    Nice start on the statue. I approve of your desire to stretch, and expand your horizons. That's how we grow, after all.
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    This morning's project.

    Happy Easter everybunny!

    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/Colorful-159533450
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  • Shadowknight1Shadowknight10 Posts: 0Member
    Kawaii! (that's Japanese for cute for those who don't know).

    I have to say that I love the Zelda stuff!
  • Ice-DragonIce-Dragon0 Posts: 0Member
    man those look really sweet:D
  • JennyJenny0 Posts: 0Member
    I must concur with the earlier statement... Kawaii desu yo!
  • somacruz145somacruz1450 Posts: 0Member
    Nice eggs :D However, the real gem for me is the Zelda scene - it's my favourite franchise of all time ! Can't wait to see more !

    I think I will go play Twilight Princess today ... gotta dust off my Wii :p

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    Happy Easter :D
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Kawaii! (that's Japanese for cute for those who don't know).

    I have to say that I love the Zelda stuff!
    Ice-Dragon wrote: »
    man those look really sweet:D
    Walkyrje wrote: »
    I must concur with the earlier statement... Kawaii desu yo!
    Nice eggs :D However, the real gem for me is the Zelda scene - it's my favourite franchise of all time ! Can't wait to see more !

    I think I will go play Twilight Princess today ... gotta dust off my Wii :p

    [edit]

    Happy Easter :D

    Thanks everyone! A number of people have told me that my little robot eggs are cute. I may use them again sometime in the future.

    As for the Zelda scene, it's been a beast of a build. I haven't been able to get back to it fully yet. It's like I have some sort of artistic ADD. All these ideas, so many starts and stops. But I've gotten so much done with that one particular render so far. Also I recently reinstalled VUE so hopefully I'll be able to get the environment I have in mind later on.

    Which by the way, VUE 5 Infinite was the program I used for the final render. I had problems importing trueSpace objects into it at first. But as can be seen, I managed to work it out in the end.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    After a couple of years, I've FINALLY gotten back to rebuilding this model. Until yesterday, I had only gotten as far as the top half. Procrastination and a severe lack of interest kept me from building the legs on this thing.

    It's the PHX-4L Phoenix Hawk, featured on the cover of Technical Readout: Project Phoenix. I first tried to build this model when WizKids (then owner of the BattleTech franchise) published preview images of a number of designs back in... 2003 or so. With just the original 3/4 view artwork as my sole reference, I tried to work out the full design.

    Basically I wanted to be the first to build a 3D model of the thing. Turns out a lot of fans didn't like the "Reseen" 'Mechs. But I did create a low-poly model for use in a number of games (IS3028, BattleTech Simulator, etc.). And used the game model in an early 3D image: A Game With Dice.

    So here it is, my rebuild and completed model. After v1 was done 7 years ago.

    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/PHX-4L-Phoenix-Hawk-Rebuilt-161610345
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    I needed a companion vessel for my Miranda. So I kitbashed the parts from the Miranda, built a neck pylon, and retextured the thing to create a Saladin class Destroyer, the USS Rostam.

    I also ended up completely rebuilding the saucer. Turns out I had a number of major geometry errors in my previous build. It was just easier (and this time, faster) to rebuild it.

    Since I couldn't figure out a good set up for my "Miranda Maneuver" idea, I moved onto this potential setup. I originally had the Romulan BoP with the Klingon paint scheme, but it didn't look right when centered in this composition. So...

    Seems I need to build a D7.

    http://lady-die.deviantart.com/art/USS-Rostam-161610609
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777184 PNWPosts: 342Member
    Got to work building the D7. I created a specular map based on the K'tinga feather pattern to break up the flat base color.

    So far I've just textured the top. Still need to build the engines, and forward part of the ship. Plus all the lil' details like disruptors and phasers and torp launchers.
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  • MelakMelak0 Posts: 0Member
    Nice! When will we see this "Miranda Maneuver"? :D
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