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JWWright wrote: »
Dunno about this version, just playing with shapes...
Sanderlee wrote: »
Think about all the Ribbed vs. Plated arguments we had back when BSG 2.0 came out. The new Galactica was QUITE surprising compared with the original. Esp. the way the guns operated (shells??!?) and then the pods opening and closing.
They took an icon and, in my opinion, made her better.
I see your Eagle the same way. I love the new head, even if it does lack the foot-well windows (which never made sense, since they're not in the cockpit shots anyway).
Keep it up, I'm quite interested in this one!
This tiny little ship is totally amazing !!!! I love the detail of "realism" that's put into it.
Jeffery, you're "the man", cant wait to see it finished .
Very good work.
I should have an update today, more detail on the TM.
They work for me. They follow the shape established from the cockpit through the main body, yet they still look appropriately "old school." I think you hit it on the first swing.
But otherwise it's all looking great.
The great thing about modular is, this bird can have a variety of engine blocks to choose from.
I've got another config I'll post later.
I had a thought about this project at work today. Once you have the design stage finished it might be interesting to see your eagle carrying an original TM which was looking very old and worn. Sort of showing that the fleet has been updated but that some old hardware was still in use here and there.
Well done JW!:thumb:
The website: Space 2099
Interesting that they're using blender, I had always meant to learn that program, since it's free, but out of the box I couldnt get the hang of it, unlike C4D and Max, where I could at least get pretty far along without having to hit the tutorials...
I might try it again, my nephews have been expressing interest in learning 3D, and blender might be a good way to separate the wheat from the chaff!
More updates on this Eagle coming soon, thanks guys!
In a nutshell, I think it looks cool!
Yeah, the new galactica used projectile weapons propelled by plasma. The shells were loaded in and a cylinder of liquid with a coiled wire running through the middle was put in behind them.
A massive megawatt surge of power was ran through the coil, instantly vaporizing it into superheated plasma. The liquid was instantly superheated into secondary plasma which expanded and pushed the shells out at hyper velocity. That's why they had the massive fire blasts as the guns fired, it was the superhot plasma, which also explains why the guns recoiled so badly.
Also, using shells had some advantages as they could use different rounds for different work. In the premier, you can see the shells heading for the base stars shattering into fragments meant to kill swarms of raiders, those were timed frag shells that were meant to scatter small projectiles into concentrations of fighters.
Other shells were solid and meant to be used against large targets, like base stars.
People making BSG anims might want to use a variety of shells in the ship's guns,like frag rounds, EMP micronukes or others.
Used to love space 1999!
Had the really cool Eagle die-cast toy too... though it was the one with the damn red cargo thingy (Secretly always wanted the one with the passenger section! LOL)
I mentioned a while back that I'd love to have a copy of this model when it's finished. I still do, but more than that I want a REAL ONE! I don't know where I'd park it, but owning one would be so damn cool! The details you're coming up with make really building one of these things seem so plausible. Why don't we have a fleet of these things yet? NASA had better get on the stick. The future of spaceflight is right here!