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3DDerelict ships

rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
edited November 2019 in Work in Progress #1
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“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
― Sir Terry Pratchett
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  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Over the years (and years and years) I've scribbled out various space ships that obviously would not have been built by the same cultures. So I made up a research division of a generic Federation-like government that gathers and studies derelict space craft.

    I'll be dumping ships here as I get around to working on them.

    The first is one that looks like a clump of salt crystals. It's a bit bland at the moment.


    Tag: 0000 117428-0023992
    Type: spacecraft
    Status: adrift
    Location: North Ekurre Cobo Obscura
    ( Orion 021.75+0230000.25 )
    Culture: unknown
    Est. Age: 3.12 billion years
    Max Dimension: 321m
    Nickname: Cubist


    Added some things. Moved other things around.
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180946 Posts: 8,990Member
    I like the rearrangement better than the original. Also, I like it with the added bits. They make it look less like a bunch of cubes mashed together and more like a ship. ;)
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Well... the original was just a bunch of cubes mashed together. Just a basic pattern to build on.


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    Now, it's a bunch of cubes with things​ attached.
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Attachment not found. Attachment not found.

    I think I'm through with this one, for a while. I'm moving on to something else. I'm learning a fair bit doing these things - although the main thing I'm learning is that 3D in AutoCAD is still annoyingly buggy.
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Tag: 0000 117021-0021411
    Type: spacecraft
    Status: adrift
    Location: Olmstead Asteroid Field
    Orion 011.00-018500.80
    Culture: Azure Thoughts of Gravitas
    Est. Age: 142 thousand years
    Size: 118m
    Nickname: Hex Moth

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • DoomspongeDoomsponge0 Posts: 0Member
    It's a very unusual, very distinctive style you've got with your stuff. I like it a lot.
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    "Distinctive". I like that. Thank you.:)

    Next:

    Tag: 0000 117667-0028012
    Type: spacecraft, generation ship
    Status: under power, abandoned
    Location: Oort cloud, Syremsarsh Minor
    (Orion 019.06-20700.10)
    Culture: Syr, 4th Ammikiir Dynasty
    Est. Age: 16 thousand years
    Size: 6.6 km
    Nickname: SyrGen

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Here's a start on the drive section of the generation ship.

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Started on the body of the ship.


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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Added details to the ring. The outer part of the ring is mostly water-ice storage. I had thought of having the outer part of the ring being a large collapsible 'balloon' that would get smaller during the journey.

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    So, I added more stuff to the inner surface of the ring, decided I didn't like it, erased it and started over.

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180946 Posts: 8,990Member
    I like that one a lot. Great work so far. :thumb:
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Started on the bow. Didn't get much done today - and I'll probably re-do it. I don't like the ridges. I also realized that there are details that can't be seen any longer.

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • PagrinPagrin0 Posts: 0Member
    Nice. I like the overall look of the craft, but the engine is very nice indeed.
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Thank you. I had a bit of luck with the engine. Autodesk had recently added transparency to the layer settings in AutoCAD.
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Removed the hidden details, and started reworking the bow.

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Rebuilt the bow again. Somewhow the 'petals' got out of alignment. I need to change the nose more. I don't like the hockey puck at the very front.


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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    I removed the hockey puck, and added a bit of color to some of the surfaces. I think I'm done for the time being.

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180946 Posts: 8,990Member
    Looking great, I like the colors. :D
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Playing with shapes.


    Tag: 0000 117919-0020007
    Type: spacecraft, cruiser
    Status: mothballed
    Location: Trickster Yards, Chsoro Oblast
    (Orion 005.94+197050.87)
    Culture: Trickster
    Est. Age: 780 million years
    Size: 500m
    Nickname: Tag-along



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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180946 Posts: 8,990Member
    That's pretty cool. :)
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Thanks. I was trying for a B5 'First Ones' kinda look, with a level of physics that make overconfident physicists mumble to themselves in dark corners.

    Hmmn, at least I did manage to confuse the hell out of AutoCAD when I tried to put a radius on the openings of the spheres.

    next

    Tag: 0000 100093-0086122
    Type: spacecraft, frigate
    Status: abandoned
    Location: Bluefield Corridor
    (Orion 010.10+191110.16)
    Culture: Noeliraut
    Est. Age: 800 years
    Size: 650m
    Nickname: roller

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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180946 Posts: 8,990Member
    I've seen very little Babylon 5 and I don't remember much, so I'll take your word for it. ;)
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Later that same day...


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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • publiusrpubliusr230 Posts: 1,182Member
    Very nice--the 'hockey puck ship looks like the Palamino from the Black Hole--good job.
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    Added pointy things, and some unpointy things.


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    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180946 Posts: 8,990Member
    You'll put your eye out, kid. ;)

    Looks good. :D
  • rojrenrojren363 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,496Member
    You'll put your eye out, kid. ;)

    Looks good. :D

    I love that movie. "Randy lay there like a slug. It was his only defense." , "He had yellow eyes, so help me God, yellow eyes!"

    I love quotable movies.
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett
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