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3DShips Of The Starfleet Museum

XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
edited October 2017 in Work in Progress #1
So I was sitting here thinking IA’m close to finishing off a few ships. Maybe I should start a new one. Something simple. So I thought about IA’ve built a few ships from here in the past but lost them to a HD crash. IA’ve decided to start from the beginning and make Little Nell again.
I donA’t plan on doing exact copies of the ships. ItA’s my hope to build most if not all the ships from the museum.
Here is a close up of one of the airlocks.
This is the aft end of Little Nell.
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  • LegionLegion0 Posts: 0Member
    Can't wait to see where this is going. :) I love these old ships.
  • somacruz145somacruz1450 Posts: 0Member
    Cool stuff as always. It's nice to see someone tackle some different designs from time to time :thumb:
  • J.WildeJ.Wilde0 Posts: 0Member
    You've got your work cut out for you here, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you can produce. I'm a big fan of the Museum.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    I consider the build on this thing done. Not bad for two days work. Now on to the textures.
    I finished off the reaction control system. Detailed the forward spikes and added some blue glowy bits. Made the grid lines. Expected them to take longer than they did. I also added the impulse engines.I wasn't sure about the shuttle bays. One picture shows only one but the cutaway shows two so I went with two.
    Added detail to the aft spike and some blue glowy stuff just like up front.
  • Kmpr´rakKmpr´rak171 Posts: 12Member
    I love the museum, it is outrageous work there. When I see your first attempts, I am looking forward to see more! :)
  • baxartbaxart0 Posts: 0Member
    Great stuff!!
    Love Masao's site & looking forward to Sahara & Avenger Class as well as Penguin and Puffin fighters.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Thank you.
    I've done textures for the left side,the front and bottom of the ship.I still have to do textures for the airlocks and shuttle bays. I have to do the right side,the top and back of the ship and the impulse engines. Also those spikes and I'm done.
  • somacruz145somacruz1450 Posts: 0Member
    It actually reminds me of a candy that had one sweet (coloured) and one bitter (black I have no idea what the heck was that but it was bad as hell) side :D Great job with the texturing so far ! :thumb:
  • HelotHelot0 Posts: 0Member
    As always - good stuff!
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Thank you.
  • publiusrpubliusr284 Posts: 1,391Member
    Masao's Valley Forge to me looks even better than the Connie herself.
  • ElowanElowan0 Posts: 0Member
    Nice job there Fuzzy.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Impulse engines are finished and I think this ship is now done.
    I've included a look at Little Nell 2 being blocked in.
  • captain_millscaptain_mills174 Posts: 0Member
    I'm impressed... Keep it up!
  • FlankerFlanker0 Posts: 0Member
    Impressive texturing job on Masao's designs. I see you are planning to work on the Earth Coalition first. Are you also planning on working out Romulan designs?
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Thank you.
    The plan is to start from the top and work my way down so I will eventually get to the Romulan and Klingon ships.
  • ElowanElowan0 Posts: 0Member
    XFozzboute wrote: »
    Thank you.
    The plan is to start from the top and work my way down so I will eventually get to the Romulan and Klingon ships.

    Silly person. Don't you know that you're supposed to start in the middle? :rolleyes:
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Oh so that's what I've been doing wrong all this time.:D
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Back at the museum to work on Little Nell 2.
  • FalinFalin0 Posts: 0Member
    Love the site, when I'm lost on inspiration for Star Trek ships, I always head there to get an idea. they just seem to have so much more of a logical progressional linage than TNG on did.
  • Elokim-SupremeElokim-Supreme171 Posts: 0Member
    amazing work!!!
    b.t.w - this is the first time I encounter the "starfleet museum". this site reminded me why I love star trek. the depth and richness that this series has is just unbelievble.
  • publiusrpubliusr284 Posts: 1,391Member
    Iconic to the last. Grand design and execution.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Thank you.

    The build on this ship is done and now it's time to start on the textures. I finished the impulse engines and added the grid lines
    I've installed the RCS thrusters and the airlocks.
    Here I added two shuttle bays. Again like Little Nell 1 I wasn't sure how many shuttle bays this ship had because one picture showed one and another showed two. So I went with two. I also had to move them so they wouldn't be in the way of the impulse engines.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Started on the textures for the front of the ship. All these renders were done with Mental Ray.
    I did the last picture just for fun.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Just about done with the textures on the Little Nell 2.
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,353Member
    Very Cool Textuer work, But then when is your not?
  • TrekologistTrekologist0 Posts: 0Member
    XFozzboute, I love your texturing work. What software program are you using to do your hull textures? Also, are you hard-modeling the paneling lines before texturing, or are you using bump maps? Thankx man and keep up the good work!
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    I use photoshop to do my textures and All the panel lines are modeled, I don't bump maps.
  • XFozzbouteXFozzboute651 Posts: 1,627Member
    Since I finished the two Nells I thought IA’d get started on the Amarillo. Still deciding if I should include the missile launchers or not. Not really sure how to go about it.
  • StarshipStarship290 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,853Member
    Fozz, youA’re building better and better meshes, and the textures are simply perfect I must say! You need to write a few tuts and made them available to the padawans my friend. ;)
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