Wow, first off I have to say I was really happy to find this place still going (and more amazed my account still worked. Last PM I got from anyone was 2011, heh).
It's great to see this place looking so shiny! So many happy memories and friends. Whoever re-did the website to make it look this nice needs a pat on the back.
I was looking all over the internet for a nice community to post my new WIPs, now that I've got back into the swing of things again. So, hopefully, this will feel like a comfy old sofa, but with new springs and no creepy crawly things that come out and bite me whilst I'm watching Netflix... <.< >.>
Anyway, long story short, I see you fine folk have a vast array of Trek ships that are looking really sweet, so I thought i'd come and add a smidgen of variety.
I'm currently working on a couple of ships and an outpost for a book series I've been writing.
It's set one hundred years from now, and a good few corporations are going around the solar system mining for super-rare-earth materials. So, with corporations making spaceships, I wanted to mix hard scifi with a touch of flare that a corporation might incorporate (pun totally intended) that a national administration wouldn't.
This was the original concept model. Just an outline basically.
In the background is the more conceptually developed Enceladus, but that's getting worked on after
the Xiangu. Since the Xiangu is the focus ship of the novella about to be released. I'm getting the basic details on, but will be pushing it to a finish later. I need the base schematic first for the art in the book, so that's job #1.
This is a similar shot after a few weeks of catching time to do a basic detailing pass and fleshing out the design more. You'll notice I've been working my way from front-to-back. Everything after the centrifuge is still as it was. Halfway done at the present moment. \o/
A more head-on shot.
This shot really shows off the sweeping curves that bring out the side docking ports.
Fingers crossed, this weekend I'll be able to get most of that back half of the Xiangu sorted.
It's nice posting here again. Hope you're all doing well, even if I've not met you before!