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3DOberth Class

ViperViper1307 Posts: 692Administrator
edited July 2021 in Work in Progress #1
Another day, another TMP era ship. Been working on this for the past couple of weeks. Had been on a bit of a slump, but I found recently that I always enjoy the beginning of projects so figured I'd start a new one. Hopefully this makes me go back to some of the others that I have in progress as well.

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  • ViperViper1307 Posts: 692Administrator
    Main shapes are all mostly done. Might need some refinement before I start detailing. Having fun with the greebles at the moment :)

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  • trekkitrekki653 Posts: 1,205Member
    That's a nice start. I like the details already. 👌
  • ViperViper1307 Posts: 692Administrator
    One thing I forgot to mention is that I'm trying to build this in a scale that works with my other models so I had to do some compromises. The original ILM size chart sets it out to be 120m. But that's just stupidly small making the ship basically unusable. Some articles talk about 150m, but that still makes the saucer internal volume too small. EAS suggests 220m as a good way to make everything fit and I tried that but it made the ship way too big when compared to the USS Enterprise. So, after some tinkering, I went with 180m as the length. It makes the ship a bit larger, but still much smaller than the Constitution. It also means I was able to use the same window sizes as I did on my other ships and still have it look good. Plus, the 3 saucer doors can now work as a small shuttle bays, fitting a full shuttle in the door with room to spare.

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  • seanrseanr966 Brooklyn, NYPosts: 553Member
    I've always liked this design, and of course you're doing it justice as usual. :)
    scifiericViper
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    I love the physicality your renders have..
    scifiericViper
  • StarshipStarship357 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,904Member
    Your renderings always looks like a photo Diogo. B)
    scifiericViper
  • scifiericscifieric1019 Posts: 1,382Member
    This is outstanding work! Love how it looks.
    Viper
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral955 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,366Member
    Just beautiful.
    Viper
  • ViperViper1307 Posts: 692Administrator
    Thanks all for the comments!

    Been a bit busy the past few days. Some progress today though. Got the nacelle lines cut. Also built some doors for the shuttle bay :)

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  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    nice..... can i be an absolute pain and ask what technique you use to cut your lines?
    Viper
  • ViperViper1307 Posts: 692Administrator
    markmassey wrote: »
    nice..... can i be an absolute pain and ask what technique you use to cut your lines?

    It varies depending on what the lines I'm cutting look like and what the topology of the piece is as well. Since this was mostly straight lines, I just cut everything by hand. If I had more curved lines I might go with a boolean, but if there's a lot, then I would use shrinkwrap to build some new topology.
  • japetusjapetus2453 SeattlePosts: 1,320Member
    Awesome, and love the greebly thing on top!
    Viper
  • markmasseymarkmassey498 StaffordshirePosts: 579Member
    Viper wrote: »
    markmassey wrote: »
    nice..... can i be an absolute pain and ask what technique you use to cut your lines?

    It varies depending on what the lines I'm cutting look like and what the topology of the piece is as well. Since this was mostly straight lines, I just cut everything by hand. If I had more curved lines I might go with a boolean, but if there's a lot, then I would use shrinkwrap to build some new topology.

    Thanks man.... Paneling detail is one of the banes of my modeling life.... i just like to know how other molders tackle them :)
    Viper
  • ViperViper1307 Posts: 692Administrator
    Whelp, this thing is done:
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  • japetusjapetus2453 SeattlePosts: 1,320Member
    Turned out awesome!!
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1639 CaliforniaPosts: 1,920Member
    japetus wrote: »
    Turned out awesome!!

    It sure did!
  • publiusrpubliusr385 Posts: 1,534Member
    I’d love to see this, Jayrus, the STO, and the lovely ‘09 inspired one a few months back all together in an evolution chart in finished works if possible…with any TOS versions as the start.
  • trekkitrekki653 Posts: 1,205Member
    Very nice . Very detailed.
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