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Lizzy's WIPs

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  • EBOLIIEBOLII177 Posts: 325Member
    Looks great. Make sure you consider the additional lower section to the design as you first started, I think it was a great concept for Romulan crafts
    Look forward to next posts
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]0 Posts: 3Member
    Lizzy777 wrote: »
    Yeah, me too. I got stuck on it. But here's what I have so far. The forward "head" is a temporary item, since I just took the bridge off of the D7 and squished it. I'm not quite sure if I want to go with the wide body or the more narrow one. I tried a number of different shapes for the bottom half, but none of them looked good to me.

    Also some more of the Orca, and started work on an M230 chain gun to stick on it. I rebuilt the wings and added hundreds of tiny bolts and some panel lines. Also rebuilt the rocket pods, reworked the engines a little and added some other small details.

    Hah sweet an orca!!! We should start a C&C Revolution! :) Looking great!!
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    More progress on the M230
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  • MelakMelak171 Posts: 0Member
    Nice gun :D
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Melak wrote: »
    Nice gun :D

    There's more!

    And a little more to come. Mostly smaller details and wiring. I'm not looking forward to the wiring... Pathing curves in trueSpace is a pain in the butt for me. As far as those other details are concerned, I'm guessing on a lot of them.
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  • MelakMelak171 Posts: 0Member
    The model's looking very good, I hear you though, I wouldn't want to have to do all that wiring either :S
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Melak wrote: »
    The model's looking very good, I hear you though, I wouldn't want to have to do all that wiring either :S

    I have those pics as part of my reference folder. When I started getting into this weapon (to think, all this for the Orca!), my first thought was, "Wow, look at all of those exposed parts!" The biggest problem I've had so far was constructing the actual gun itself. Most of the weapon is hidden by the mounting system or whatever it's called.

    I don't name the parts, I just try to replicate them. LOL

    The images online of the actual gun are pretty small.
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  • MelakMelak171 Posts: 0Member
    I figured you did, they were after all the first couple results I got when I looked this gun up :D

    Are you going to tackle the rest of the Orca with the same attention to detail?
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    The hundreds of rivets I added to the wings and tail would suggest so. Although for the main body I think I'll mostly stick with exterior structure. Not try to build the internal components. I do plan to build out the cockpit as much as possible, and figure out the landing gear system.

    For example the engines I built were based on plans for actual duct fan engines. The mechanics were relatively simple. Although with the attention to detail I've added to the chain gun, I may be able to do a little more when I go back to the rest of the aircraft. Things like fuel lines, power cords, and exhaust pipes. There's other smaller details I can add to the main fuselage like aircraft antennae, hatches, fuel ports, etc. Stuff that can be built in before I add textures.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Some quick renders today. Completed the chain gun, adjusted a few things and started blocking out the fuselage.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    OK! I believe I have a shape that I like. I didn't care for the original rounded version. While it followed similar lines to the original, it just didn't mesh well for me. This time I took some design cues from the Comanche as well as the Apache.

    I also completely rebuilt the tail. Now I just need to detail it. Again.

    One idea that was suggested to me was to follow some of the design elements of the UH-1 Iroquois and it's slimmer AH-1 Cobra counterpart. I kind of like the idea of a transport/gunship version.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    More body work, added the forward sensor, and started the cockpit.
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  • alpha_omegaalpha_omega0 Posts: 0Member
    Great work! I'm really liking the gunship... can't wait to see more!! :thumb:
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Great work! I'm really liking the gunship... can't wait to see more!! :thumb:

    You got it! Here's the first part of the flight console. 25 different textures. I suppose I could have made them all on one map... Oh well.

    -edit-
    Looks like I have to rearrange a few of the gauges.

    -edit 2-
    Fixed it! I think it looks better now.
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  • OzylotOzylot0 Posts: 0Member
    Cool vehicle! Looking at it from the top though, I am concerned about the weight balancing on the engines. That tail engine would actually have to push downwards to keep the nose up when hovering, it seems slightly inefficient. I guess that wouldn't be a problem if fuel and overall power distribution were plentiful though. It is visually appealing for sure!
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]0 Posts: 3Member
    Lizzy777 wrote: »
    You got it! Here's the first part of the flight console. 25 different textures. I suppose I could have made them all on one map... Oh well.

    -edit-
    Looks like I have to rearrange a few of the gauges.

    -edit 2-
    Fixed it! I think it looks better now.


    Damn you and your skills! Stop it... Now i wish my tank had a cockpit! hah!

    Bookmarking this thread though! adore your work....
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Ozylot wrote: »
    Cool vehicle! Looking at it from the top though, I am concerned about the weight balancing on the engines. That tail engine would actually have to push downwards to keep the nose up when hovering, it seems slightly inefficient. I guess that wouldn't be a problem if fuel and overall power distribution were plentiful though. It is visually appealing for sure!

    I noticed that too. That's one of the reasons why I rebuilt the body shape instead of going for the original Orca design. I moved the engines forward and made the tail longer for better weight distribution. I'll do another set of renders when I have more work done.
    Damn you and your skills! Stop it... Now i wish my tank had a cockpit! hah!

    Bookmarking this thread though! adore your work....

    You're too kind! Your tank looks pretty good right now. A cockpit isn't necessary unless you WANT to do that much detail. But if you had an interior, you could do scenes from inside your vehicle. If you want to add more detail to your Mammoth Tank, then I say go for it. If not, then consider it on your next project. Perhaps construct the Mammoth mk. II?
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Got a good bit of the seat done. Still need to detail the left- and right-hand panels as well as add the stick and throttle. And probably some other details I can't think of at the moment. I also plan to give the seat section different textures.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Fuselage v3.

    Returned to a curved shape. It was looking too much like the AH-64 and less like an Orca. Also I was told it looked too heavy and unbalanced. After fiddling with the shape a number of times, I just went ahead and rebuilt it.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Started detailing the cockpit. I still need to finish the flight controls, but now I have a better idea of how things will fit inside.
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  • Dr.SleepDr.Sleep0 Posts: 0Member
    looking really really great! :D
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Today's Update: Left-hand panel and throttle. Also, re-textured the pilot seat.
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  • StarshipStarship226 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,746Member
    Looking good bro!
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Starship wrote: »
    Looking good bro!

    :thumb:

    Made a couple of crystals in trueSpace, then imported them into VUE and created a some ecosystem mats. After doing this test render I liked it enough to add a snazzy border and give it a title.

    I'll use this technique when I make a full scene later on. That is when I complete my Orca and construct the Hand of Nod. Hopefully I'll be able to pull off the image I have in my mind.

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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    Sometimes it takes time and a fresh set of eyes to get back to a project. Instead of trying to retrofit a TNG Romulan Warbird, I recently rediscovered one of Probert's concept sketches (at Forgotten Trek web site).

    So taking my TOS build design, I literally turned it on its side and kibbled this together. It retains the Romulan/Klingon features that I had been trying to blend and hopefully gives it more of a defined look.
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  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,175Member
    That is perfect. I might not have a fin on the command pod but perhaps one to either side of the D-7 sides. Very well done. Here of course, decals would be to either sides of the ship.
  • wminsingwminsing0 Posts: 0Member
    I like this concept quite a bit! It definitely seems more Romulan then Klingon to me, but either way it's a cool design.

    -Will
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    publiusr wrote: »
    That is perfect. I might not have a fin on the command pod but perhaps one to either side of the D-7 sides. Very well done. Here of course, decals would be to either sides of the ship.

    Decals are one of the things I've been thinking about. This ship really doesn't afford itself to the typical BoP design as can be seen on Bird or the D7 paint scheme. If I turned it back over to a lateral position I could simply apply one to the bottom. I think for this design (which is intended to be rather large) the best idea would be to go with the saw-tooth accents on the edges.

    Not sure about fins though. They wouldn't really work on such a large vessel. Perhaps a fin-like structure for the shuttle/fighter bays though!
    wminsing wrote: »
    I like this concept quite a bit! It definitely seems more Romulan then Klingon to me, but either way it's a cool design.

    -Will

    Thanks! Now I just need to refine it more and add all the nifty details that make it a starship.
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  • Lizzy777Lizzy777249 PNWPosts: 419Member
    I'll get back to the Warbird later on. I'm still picking away at the Orca. So for now, I think I've completed the cockpit interior. At least I can't think of anything else to add. Built the right-hand panel, flight stick, and added a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and bailout kit as well as a few access panels.
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  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,175Member
    It wouldn't have to ve a 'fin' per se, but perhaps radiatior structures to disguise the D-7 mantas a bit.
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