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3DNell or...The Booby ship

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  • MadKoiFishMadKoiFish4465 Right in the plumsPosts: 4,605Member
    No that was the competing format.
    I never understood region lock, all the excuses for it were all bull$hit.
    I doubt the bluray would have been that good seen so many blurays that were utter crap upscaled grainfests or horribly processed that it looks like a night at the movies after Fred spooged onto the projector lens.
    Each day we draw closer to the end.
  • komarokomaro340 CanadaPosts: 750Member
    Today, that ship would never pass any type of censure in movies and TV. I could be wrong...but I am pretty sure of it.
  • Judge Death.Judge Death.1 Posts: 0Member
    komaro wrote: »
    Today, that ship would never pass any type of censure in movies and TV. I could be wrong...but I am pretty sure of it.
    Today most film makers would tell the censors to go commit a physically impossible act. Especially indies like corman. We are talking about the guy who had a woman stripped naked and raped to death by a giant maggot in 'galaxy of terror", remember?

    As to getting images of the ship, corman has a rep for being a decent guy, if you go to his website and ask nidely he mnight be willing to post pics of the model used in filming.
  • rojrenrojren976 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,637Member
    MadKoiFish wrote: »
    Oh man that is probably where I am remembering it from. I have a box of those damned things somewhere. I doubt it would be cir the era but more like a showcase look back given I think mine start about 86 or so...

    Yeah, the movie premiered somewhere around (Starlog) issues 35, 37, and 38. (I was selling some earlier Starlogs on eBay a while back.) In a later issue, which I no longer have, there's a picture of a side view of Nell on a stand being filmed. The back end looked a lot different from what I expected. I posted a copy on Scifi-Meshes years ago. Long gone now, though.

    Issue 38 had a full back-cover ad for the BBtS.
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  • CaptRicoSakaraCaptRicoSakara171 Posts: 0Member
    The Nell is one of my favorite ships! I even build a lego moc up of it once, but didn't take any pictures. I plan to next time, though.
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Please do.
    I have to wonder though. Would not Lego make for very lumpy curves?
  • MaxxRushMaxxRush178 Posts: 168Member
    mikala wrote: »
    Please do.
    I have to wonder though. Would not Lego make for very lumpy curves?

    So do pixels, but at a high enough resolution...

    So, all he needs to do is build her big enough that from any reasonable distance, the lumps smooth out. Say... 1/4 scale? :D
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Approximately 75 foot tall to get segmentation down to a decent level.
    I like smooth!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    I'm not at all familiar with this ship, which is why I haven't commented previously. However, I have to say that you're doing a wonderful job at recreating a very organic and difficult looking shape. Are you using standard Lightwave tools for this, or is it done in Zbrush, or something like it?
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Thanks for stopping in.
    I'm using ZBrush and will retopo (in ZB) and send it off to Lightwave.
    Why fight making all those crazy curves when you can sculpt it and have quite a clean mesh right out of ZBrush?
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Well, for starters, I don't have ZBrush. ;) Though, I also don't see myself whipping one of these up anytime soon. :lol:
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    I see you've gotten on well with Lightwave so next mountain ...ZBrush!
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    ZBrush costs too much for me to buy it anytime soon. Though, I may give Sculptris another look one of these days.
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Sculptris is a great way to get into the whole 3d sculpting thing.
    I must warn you though.
    It is addictive.
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    It wasn't addictive for me the first time I tried it. :lol: But, that was a few years ago, before Pixologic bought it.
  • ClearCaseManClearCaseMan171 Posts: 0Member
    Truly a ship of the line.
  • CaptRicoSakaraCaptRicoSakara171 Posts: 0Member
    mikala wrote: »
    Please do.
    I have to wonder though. Would not Lego make for very lumpy curves?
    True, but the when I first built her, I got the shape right overall. I had to download photos of a custom model build of the Nell to see how it was laid out. I had to rebuild to the wings to make them look wider and more stream-like.
  • stfanboystfanboy67 Posts: 388Member
    MadKoiFish wrote: »
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    Thanks for making me do a spit-take while scrolling down this thread. I lost it when I saw the bra. LOL

    Seriously, It's been a long time since I've seen this movie. It's about time someone attempted to model this ship. I hope to see more. :D
  • publiusrpubliusr286 Posts: 1,403Member
    The SS Pamela Anderson.
  • Judge Death.Judge Death.1 Posts: 0Member
    publiusr wrote: »
    The SS Pamela Anderson.

    Please, Nell had some class....
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Was a war vet as well!
  • WizWiz28 Posts: 0Member
    She also gave her life so others can live... :(
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Too true! :(
  • StarshipStarship297 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,859Member
    mikala wrote: »
    Too true! :(

    To much conversation! :devil: Updates? :D
  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    Sorry Starship that would a "Negatory good buddy" in CB speak.
    Setting up my model/sculpting area in my new place. Anything 3D has been
    put on the back burner for a bit.
  • StarshipStarship297 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,859Member
    I was just kidding old buddy!
    Just take your time. ;)
  • rojrenrojren976 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,637Member
    rojren wrote: »
    ... In a later issue, which I no longer have, there's a picture of a side view of Nell on a stand being filmed. The back end looked a lot different from what I expected....

    Oh, I still have it. Better late than never, I guess.

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  • mikalamikala176 Posts: 440Member
    That is the pic I was remembering!
    Never too late and thank you!
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral749 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,179Member
    Someone NEEDS to sneak this ship into a clip of the BSG ragtag fleet...
  • Judge Death.Judge Death.1 Posts: 0Member
    BTW, In the hard SF novel "The diamond age" the main character was a girl named Nell and I think the author used the name of this ship for hers.
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