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3DBlast from the past - Blake's 7

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  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    edited March 31 #32
    Scale shots;

    Enjoy, C&C welcome. More soon...
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    Lizzy777StarCruiserpubliusrcaveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Orthos -

    DSV2 - aka "Liberator"

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    System Attack Ship. Built by the same race that built DSV2

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    Federation Pursuit Ship - "Starburst Class"

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    Federation Command Ship

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    Wanderer Class Planet Hopper, Mk 2 ("Scorpio")

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    C&C welcome. More soon.
    Lizzy777StarCruisercaveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    As promised, started work on the London;

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    In case anyone is wondering - this is my reference source;

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    C&C welcome, more soon!
    Lizzy777StarCruiser
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    The London is taking shape. Another small ship, but very detailed;

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    C&C welcome, more soon!
    Lizzy777StarCruiser
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    edited April 2022 #36
    The London, complete and textured. Bit of a bland ship - but accurate (almost) to screen colours;

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    Scale shot;

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    C&C welcome - next up, Federation Space Headquarters...
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    Lizzy777StarCruisercaveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    The beginning of Federation Space Command Headquarters;

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    C&C welcome, more soon!
    Lizzy777StarCruiserpubliusr
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Federation Space Command Headquarters is done;

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    C&C welcome, more soon!
    Lizzy777StarCruisercaveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • StarCruiserStarCruiser377 Posts: 58Member
    These are all very nicely done - but, I'm kind of concerned that so few are apparently looking...

    Is Blake's 7 that obscure now? I loved that show way back in the day (not a Brit either).
    Jayru
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    These are all very nicely done - but, I'm kind of concerned that so few are apparently looking...

    Is Blake's 7 that obscure now? I loved that show way back in the day (not a Brit either).

    I don't know if Blake's 7 is considered obscure - it remains one of the most influential sci-fi shows ever. Babylon 5, Farscape, Stargate SG1, Battlestar Galactica (reboot) and modern Trek all site the show for it's influence on them. In some cases some of those shows wouldn't exist without Blake's 7.

    I think most people are sitting on Discord, rather than looking at the forum. I don't have time to do that, so hence I'm posting here. Or maybe, Blake's 7 is just not that interesting. But I'm not going to build Trek again, the last time there was too much nit-picking, and working on something different is fun :-)

    I'll finish the stuff in the Tech Manual and see how it goes.
    StarCruiserpubliusr
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Federation Space command to scale with Liberator and Pursuit Ship;

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    Next up - Space World, home of The System. C&C welcome, more soon!
    Lizzy777caveat_imperatorStarCruiser
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • caveat_imperatorcaveat_imperator7 Posts: 11Member
    These are all very nicely done - but, I'm kind of concerned that so few are apparently looking...

    Is Blake's 7 that obscure now? I loved that show way back in the day (not a Brit either).

    It wasn't aired in my area when I was growing up. And so far I've only managed to see the first episode. Really gotta get back to watching the show.
    Jayru
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Thinking of doing a modern take on these ships - what do you think? Should I? Dare I?
    Lizzy777
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann678 Posts: 1,326Member
    Totally! I think there's a lot of interesting space with these items to play. Even if it's just small quality of life upgrades to give them a sense of scale, details, etc.
    Jayru
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Totally! I think there's a lot of interesting space with these items to play. Even if it's just small quality of life upgrades to give them a sense of scale, details, etc.

    I may have been playing around with something...

    A tease;

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    and then;

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    C&C welcome, more soon!
    Lizzy777caveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Orthos;

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    As the hexagon was an important shape to The System, and was something of a motif inside the ship, I decided to use it as the bases for the entire ship. As much as possible I have tried to keep the lines and elements that state this is a DSV (Liberator). The System Attack Ship is up next for a 2022 look. Comments welcome, more soon.
    Lizzy777caveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    edited April 2022 #47
    2022 version of the System Attack ship is done;

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    Similar lines to the Liberator, but it is built by the same race so it has to have a similar look and feel, plus keep enough of the original to make it clear what it is. Enjoy. Comments welcome, more soon (in the way of an updated Federation ship).
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    Lizzy777MadKoiFishcaveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Is there any real interest in me continuing to re-image these ships - or shall I call it a day?
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • MadKoiFishMadKoiFish9864 Posts: 5,335Member
    I say if your having fun, just go for it.
    Jayru
    Each day we draw closer to the end.
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    MadKoiFish wrote: »
    I say if your having fun, just go for it.

    Cheers

    Concept for a 2022 take on a Federation Pursuit Ship;

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    Comments welcome. More soon.
    MadKoiFishLizzy777caveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Detailing on the reboot Fed ship is almost done. Minor bits to do, and then time for texture maps;

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    Enjoy - c&c welcome, more soon.
    Lizzy777xiaorobearcaveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Reimaged Federation Pursuit Ship is done;

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    Orthos;

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    State of the reimaged "fleet" (or an excuse to do a scale shot);

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    C&C? Welcome as always. More soon.
    Lizzy777caveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Concept for the Prison Ship London;

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    More soon.
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    The reimaged London is done - enjoy!

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    Scale shots - yes the new London is bigger, but it was about building a ship transporting 50 odd prisoners and un-specified number of crew on an eight month journey. Wanted to build something a little more believable. Anyways;

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    C&C welcome. More soon.
    caveat_imperator
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • ashleytingerashleytinger2061 Central OhioPosts: 1,262Member
    I like your new takes. Have to admit, never seen the original show, just the designs so I'm not attached, but the new take has a nice tweak to it I like.
    Jayru
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    I like your new takes. Have to admit, never seen the original show, just the designs so I'm not attached, but the new take has a nice tweak to it I like.

    Thank you!

    Given that it's a show from 1978 you either have to be old enough to remember it, or have seen the repeats. Blake's 7 was a stand out show, dark gritty and left an ending that shocked a generation. It was a show that took risks, and they all paid off. It paved the way for Babylon 5, Farscape and a whole host of other sci-fi shows that have - yet - to be just as dark. Yeah, it was a show of it's time, and the sets and fx leave a lot to be desired. But the story... yeah, they story was amazing.

    Anyways... back to the project in hand. A 2022 version of Scorpio is on the way (the hero ship from the final season) - and then on to the stations. Then... We shall see.

    More soon!
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • StarshipVolumetricsStarshipVolumetrics3 Posts: 6Member
    edited November 2022 #57
    Kills me that all the pics are already down . . . would love to see what these look like! I've just converted Bridge Commander B7 mods to SketchUp for volumetrics and other analysis purposes ... maybe they're yours?

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  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Kills me that all the pics are already down . . . would love to see what these look like! I've just converted Bridge Commander B7 mods to SketchUp for volumetrics and other analysis purposes ... maybe they're yours?


    Yes, they are ;-)

    The Liberator - or DSV2 should be about 1,000 meters long. It's a massive ship. The blasters are about the same size as a Galaxy Class Starship, and are one-shot weapons - fire once, and your target is destroyed. But's that's based off the technical manual.

    Anyway, reactivating this thread and bumping it -

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    These ships, and more, are finished. But I always had a plan to do a "modern" take on them. Watch this space updates dropping very soon :-)
    StarCruiserLizzy777
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    The beginnings of a modern take on DSV2 - aka "Liberator" -

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    Comments welcome, more later :-)
    StarCruiserLizzy777
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    And...

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    Regarding the length of the Liberator, I know that Trekyards did a video about the ship. The way they worked things out was pretty crappy, and ignored the fact that a known length ship is seen next to the ship (the Prison Transport Ship London). Plus the ship's designer and creator has said a lot about the size of the ship. It's 1,000 meters long - end of argument (before it starts). Trekyards should stick to doing Trek ships and leave other shows alone unless they do the proper homework. For instance, did they even bother to look at this?

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    Nope.

    End of surman.

    More on this project later ;-)
    StarCruiserLizzy777
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
  • JayruJayru1466 UKPosts: 771Member
    Explaining the size and scale - let's use a Trek ship to give you all an idea:

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    Hope that helps :-)
    StarCruiserLizzy777cool65
    The watcher in the tower... Waiting, hour by hour...
    - Mike Oldfield
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