So to get things started, lets check out some of the work I've been doing lately!
First off, I've always wanted to make a Star Trek-esque model, but never really got around to sitting down and building off of a design I liked enough...
That all changed when I came across the Akula Class Destroyer which you can see here: http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/destroyer_akula.jpg
From that I decided on giving it a twist, and build it like it was built in the new "Star Trek 2009" look. Lots of curves and elegant looking.
Below is the first take on it, I did the saucer section in the TOS style before reworking it to the 2009 look.
|Pretty cool looking so far.|
After I had reworked the saucer section to look more like the USS Kelvin, I decided to whip up another class to go along with it. This render below has the updated Akula Class along with the Fletcher Class (which you can see here: http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/destroyer_fletcher_pro2.jpg)
With those two done up I decided to render out an multi-view render, to show off all the sides of the two models. Which is what you see below.
|Two models made using the same pieces...pretty simple to make a fleet out of this!|
Once I was happy with the look and feel of them...I had to build and change more things. I kept those models and went back to the source material and decided to change the nacelles/engines to look more like the USS Kelvin, the newer nacelles/engines would be used for a "refit" look to them.
I also did a bit of texturing and the results of the Fletcher Class are below.
Pretty nifty, don't you think?
With all that said and done, I probably will go back and finish tweaking and texturing the two models. Might...I do tend to start little projects and leave them when I get satisfied with how they look as is or just sick and tired of them. I'll see how the reaction to them is and who knows, you might see a finished pair of starships in the future.
But for now, I leave you with one last model, a kind of throw-away render that I did up.
Enjoy, see you later and don't forget to leave your comments!