Show and Tell (new ships/ ships in progress)

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Griff wrote:I thought i'd have a go at remaking the 'bug' from Elite 2...
Shouldn't this be in 'Testing and Bug reports' ? :D
Let's see him reproduce it first...
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Ross154 wrote:A city built on an asteroid

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*BUMP* Whatever happened to Ross154 and his nifty "city built on an asteroid" model?

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A new take on an old ship (even though it's In Service date isn't for another thousand years or so :wink: )...

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This was my first play with Wings3D, and indeed with any form of 3D computer modelling.
Anyone who uses it regularly can probably see that I've only got the hang of about 3 or 4 different 'tools' :lol:
There have been some excellent new models put out for the fer-de-lance (it's still recognisable, right? :| ) but for me they all went a little away from the identity of the original: one of the few Elite wireframes with detail 'within the triangles'.

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It looks less like a coffin now and more like a hand-held vacuum cleaner :roll:
(...'planetary "shake n' vac" in 5 minutes and counting'...) :shock:

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Less sure about the underside...

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An earlier version looked even more like a Harlequin :lol:

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...and thanks to Simon B for his 'bump' and 'slide' tips in one of his Neolite tutorials 8)
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Looking very nice, especially for a first attempt at modeling! I'm impressed! :D

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Redspear wrote:A new take on an old ship (even though it's In Service date isn't for another thousand years or so :wink: )...
It looks less like a coffin now and more like a hand-held vacuum cleaner :roll:
(...'planetary "shake n' vac" in 5 minutes and counting'...) :shock:
The modell looks very nice and keeps the original elite style. :D I look forward how it will look when the model is textured. Good work!
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Thanks for the encouragement folks :)

I've done another but this one might be a bit more controversial...

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Captain Beatnik wrote: I look forward how it will look when the model is textured.
I thought that the modelling was going to be the hard part and that texturing would be relatively easy... my opinion is starting to change :lol:
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Two excellent looking ships, Redspear! Nice work.. 8)
Redspear wrote:I've done another but this one might be a bit more controversial...
Really? Why? It's still got that legendary Krait look about it.. but now with some nice detail-work.
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Diziet Sma wrote:Two excellent looking ships, Redspear! Nice work.. 8)
Thank you :)
Diziet Sma wrote:
Redspear wrote:I've done another but this one might be a bit more controversial...
Really? Why? It's still got that legendary Krait look about it.. but now with some nice detail-work.
Well, I've emphasised the... 'cockpit' (gasp! :shock: )... which some might find rankles a bit with regards to the dreaded 'S' word.
After years of Elite, I just have trouble seeing it as anything else...

Anyway, nice to think that someone else doesn't see a problem with it :D
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Well heck.. so do Griff's ships.. they're even lit from within, and in at least one case, if you look very closely, you can even see what appears to be a suggestion of a pilot in a chair inside.. so I don't think what you've done is particularly controversial.. :D

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Oi! That's my trusty Mercurial Amethyst in that pic! <grins>

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So now we even know who it is that we can see strapped into that chair! :lol:
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Diziet Sma wrote:Well heck.. so do Griff's ships.. they're even lit from within, and in at least one case, if you look very closely, you can even see what appears to be a suggestion of a pilot in a chair inside.. so I don't think what you've done is particularly controversial.. :D
Griff's stuff is amazing, as has been well documented on these boards (and rightly so), but if you compare the size of the cockpit on his krait with the size of the cockpit on this one then I suspect you can see what I'm getting at... not the presence of it but rather the relative scale of it.

Sorry: I should really have explained myself better in the first place rather than beating around the bush :lol:
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Diziet Sma wrote:So now we even know who it is that we can see strapped into that chair!
<chuckles> Aye, that's me... and if you zoom right in, you can almost see Empedocles the ship's cat!

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Cody wrote:Oi! That's my trusty Mercurial Amethyst in that pic! <grins>
DS, have you been sending one of your camera drones on spying missions? :wink:
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That's one explanation.. :mrgreen: :twisted: the other is that I noticed something going on in the cockpit of of one of Cody's posted screenshots, so I zoomed in for a better look, and found I really had seen what I thought I saw.. :wink:
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