I thought some of you might appreciate these, it's been quite a while since I posted anything to this forum but these were sitting around my hard drive for quite a while and if anyone could get any use out of them, I figure you all would.
The first is my take on the Sulaco... I had heard Syd Mead wanted to do a round design which was vetoed... this is what I imagine it might have looked like.
I NEVER liked the look of Voyager... so I attempted to make a sleeker, more elegant shape for it.
A scavenger ship, cobbled together from parts of different vessels and held together by spit and chicken wire, rattling about at the edges of the universe.
My take on the Christopher-class starship from "Starfleet Year One" but giving it a different look... I like the front but I want to redo everything else.
I like the scavenger ship and the Christopher-class re-image the most. :thumb:
Not bad at all Steve, not bad at all Now just detail it as much as possible from the drawing and add your own stuff and then animate!
Cavebear- Thanks! I'm still trying to figure out the nose of the ship, since it's where the occupants will be spending most of their time. It has to work with the A-Frame but there aren't really many triangular ships. I also just had this idea of it having metal bugs crawling about it to do repairs and patch up the welding that holds that hobbling mess together.
Here's some other stuff while I'm here. I was reading the novelization of The Black Hole last summer (as I've never seen the movie, I wanted to see what was in my own head first) so this is my rough take on the Palomino. Not that happy with it.
And some space shuttle variants.
The first is my tanked-up army version I envisioned for Ender's Game.
A 747 style space shuttle.
And a bullet train inspired shuttle. I can picture it being shot into space with a maglev rail system instead of booster rockets. I think it came out a liiiittle too phallic though.
Let me ask you all this: I listened to Rendezvous With Rama and I enjoyed it, but for all the detail they went into, I have NO idea what the Endeavour looks like. I've seen Rama art online but I've never seen anyone do that ship, does anyone have a clue what it's supposed to look like?
Its been so long since I read Rama, I can't remember much of it, I'll have to revisit.
I need to put down what's in my head for the escort ship from Year One, in my mind it's a pod with just everything in it since the pilot doesn't come out for weeks, there's bike pedals for his feet, a kind of gerbil wheel track for him to run on, a mini kitchen, a bathroom with super-slim shower, everything's within arms' reach so he can go for the gun at a moment's notice.
Voyager still looks like a dustbuster to me, too fat and thick and thick-skinned. It doesn't emotionally touch me the way the other ships do.
The Palomino, the way I read envisioned it was like Alien, that 70s design with low clearance doors and weirdo paneling and packing pallet walls, while the Cygnus was more like an aircraft carrier turned into a W Hotel.
With the Christopher design Ihave to agree it doesn't look very Trek, but I do like the design though, to me it looks more like something from Starship Troopers or Stargate. Really nice first pass at it there by Starrigger too.
As I did the back of the Christopher, I thought it might be able to operate in seas as well... except there's no way for it to lift off. Hence the attempt to design a propellor-rocket mix on the bottom.
I don't know about everyone else, but I aint got time to chit-chat about something if I don't genuinely like it, so buck-up pilgrim. Put away the paranoia, and get to drawing. Oh, and there is nothin' wrong with going out there and picking up Sketchup and just doodling around with it. You're sketches are better then some work I've seen on "Real" productions. Keep it up!
and also the flat shuttle
put the paranoia away. having a shot at a design requires time and love. if someone did it, take it as a compliment.
I was watching a few old Kakaida episodes and there's this awesome dinky old car in there I might adapt as the nose for the scavenger ship, somehow old European cars feel right for that, I just imagine the inside being all dingy and oily (like Red Dwarf/Starbug) with an old TV on milk crates playing episodes of Barney Miller-- I don't know why Barney Miller but Barney Miller-- while the crew skulks the galaxy for more parts or a better ride.
Palomino is tricky because I don't have a clear image in my head for it, but I do have a zig-zag unbalanced mentality for it, a sideways sandwich of ships.
I haven't sketched the Cygnus yet (can't even pronounce it) but it'll have a more sleek luxury cruise liner feel to it, the glass pods taking the crew everywhere I'm basically lifting out of the London Eye, so I think I'll be lifting a lot of elements from shiny new London.
Here's another design to tide you all over until I hook up my external hard drive and poke through my drawings, this is an amphibious Trek-esque shuttlecraft. I was actually more inspired by the floatypod thing from "The Hunger Games," the front needs some work but I wanted it to be mostly transparent so you can see everywhere underwater. I tried to give them enough room for a passenger/equipment area and an air/waterlock for SCUBA activity. The N10 would hold more people and the passenger area would resemble the one from X2: X-Men United.
The Diver was created by Max Grueter
Something like this:
Now add the "Wishbone" frame off the back that we can hang all the collectables and engines off of:
Not sure what "Truck look" would be, could you sketch something out?
I'm also looking for a sense of scale, how big do you see this being?
This thing is kind of a trash truck (I can just hear Fred Sanford's voice coming from it), the crew area inside is about the height-width of a truck container with some nooks at the edges (think Millennium Falcon).
As always, view the images to see full size.
Has lots of places now to attach all the bits and pieces that have been acquired over time. :thumb: