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Derelict ships

rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
edited March 2018 in Work in Progress #1
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"Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
-- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
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  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1800 Posts: 0Member
    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. ;)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • DoomspongeDoomsponge0 Posts: 0Member
    It's a very unusual, very distinctive style you've got with your stuff. I like it a lot.
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    "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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    Here's a start on the drive section of the generation ship.

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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    Started on the body of the ship.


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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1800 Posts: 0Member
    I like that one a lot. Great work so far. :thumb:
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • PagrinPagrin0 Posts: 0Member
    Nice. I like the overall look of the craft, but the engine is very nice indeed.
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    Thank you. I had a bit of luck with the engine. Autodesk had recently added transparency to the layer settings in AutoCAD.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    Removed the hidden details, and started reworking the bow.

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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1800 Posts: 0Member
    Looking great, I like the colors. :D
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1800 Posts: 0Member
    That's pretty cool. :)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1800 Posts: 0Member
    I've seen very little Babylon 5 and I don't remember much, so I'll take your word for it. ;)
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    Later that same day...


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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,164Member
    Very nice--the 'hockey puck ship looks like the Palamino from the Black Hole--good job.
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    Added pointy things, and some unpointy things.


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    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1800 Posts: 0Member
    You'll put your eye out, kid. ;)

    Looks good. :D
  • rojrenrojren253 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,436Member
    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.
    "Tradition: Letting dead people make your decisions for you."
    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (paraphrase)
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