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Old September 19th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #121
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WOW!!, I'm so impressed, I'll say it backward..WOW!!
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Old September 20th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #122
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No image this time but I just wanted to keep you all updated.
I am still working on the Achilles, the upper sub-light engine section is almost done. There are some major shape issues but nothing I can't fix by either re doing it or re designing it.

I am pleased with the over all progress of the model, it is actually turning out better than I anticipated, I think this is do to the progression of my modeling skills over the course of this project.

In the begining I had no idea of the time it would take to complete the Achilles, As it turns out modeling this ship is a tremendous undertaking, My hats off to Titon, Fabio, and all the others who did work on the Production Model. There must have been some serious time investment on all their parts.

anyway enough said, talk to ya later

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Old September 25th, 2005, 10:58 PM   #123
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Hi jamie, thanks for the kuddo's . . .
The galactica is quite a project no doubt, just trying to do it bit by bit. Don't know if I will be able to contribute as much time as I have for too much longer but i will keep at it until it is done.
Well I understand the time pressures... work of late for me has been unholy, but things are hopefully starting to slow down again - at least for the moment. You can rest assured, though, that I will be following this thread avidly, no matter when you update.


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3d Software:

I have a few links here for you to check out . . If you use a PC then you will be fine, as most of this 3d software is free. I can't say which prog is the best out of this bunch, they all seem to have their own strong points. However I am sure that you can use anyone of them to learn on and then judging wheather you like 3d or not it may be worth while to go out and perchase a good program.

Right now seeing how Lightwave just lowered it's prices dramatically, you can pick up their lastest version for about $800 or so dollars . . but here is the free stuff first. . . . in no particular order:
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Thank you ever so much for the links! I'll be checking these out all this week, and playing with them as much as possible. I use both PC and Macintosh, so compatibility shouldn't be an issue with any of them. Just glancing at the pages while making sure I have them properly bookmarked I can see already that it's going to be a lot of fun.

You're not kidding about the radical drop in price for lightwave, either... last I had checked, it was over 4K a seat. At the price you're citing, even I can manage to afford it - given a little time.

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this is just a few things . . hope it helps you . .

"come Jamie . . come to the dark side . . . )

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I'm coming! I'm coming!

Err... wait... that didn't sound /quite/ right... what I mean is, 'Yay, Darkside!' And yes, it helps tremendously. Thanks again!

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Old September 26th, 2005, 08:35 AM   #124
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Excellent work so far, looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #125
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Beautiful job, I was thinking of building one myself.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 04:30 PM   #126
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cool don,
that would be awesome, we could help each other out share techniques on sections of the ship . . . let me know

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Old October 1st, 2005, 04:51 PM   #127
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any updates Santee?
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Old October 1st, 2005, 04:51 PM   #128
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Santee i to want to see this sucker finished. It's a wonderful piece of work.

You should be very proud of it.

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Old October 1st, 2005, 05:44 PM   #129
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any updates Santee?
I did a little more detail on the sub engines but for the most part I just took a week or so off. I will get back on it in a few days, but right at the moment I am doing an art render with the Vipers.

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Santee i to want to see this sucker finished. It's a wonderful piece of work.

You should be very proud of it.
Thanks Titon,
I am definately going to finish it, I want to see it too . . . I can't waite to start to do renders with it . . .

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 11:41 PM   #130
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lookin really good man! love that ship
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Old October 5th, 2005, 10:02 PM   #131
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Wow! I can hardly wait to see it finished.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:08 AM   #132
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looking real frackin' nice man. can't wait to see the completed thing
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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:21 AM   #133
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Sorry no image update yet . . . but thanks everyone.
I did start on the model again yesturday, still working on the upper portion of the sub light engines. I put in all of the thruster ports and inside rib details. Now I am working on the support braces that hold the sub light and FTL engines together.

I took a break from the ship to live life again, plus I just started taking French Courses . . . . 43 and I have to learn French . . .
Anyway, break is over, back to business . . .

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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:32 AM   #134
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ouch.. I have to learn Spanish.. good to see your still working on the Galactica
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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:50 PM   #135
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ouch.. I have to learn Spanish.. good to see your still working on the Galactica
Spanish . . . . ola!

Still at it . . I can't drop this project, I am in it too deep . . . .
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:12 PM   #136
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Spanish . . . . ola!

Still at it . . I can't drop this project, I am in it too deep . . . .
Santee

Well, I thank the goddess for that!

This is gonna be one BEAUTIFUL ship!

tres bien, mon ami!

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Old October 19th, 2005, 06:44 PM   #137
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WOW this coming out great!
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 07:10 AM   #138
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Old October 28th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #139
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Thanks Everyone for the replies to the construction of the BattleStar, I am glad you all are following the progress, it makes it worth while.

Sorry I have been away for some time, I have been busy as heck with other projects, French classes, new Models and rebuilding the concrete patio in my backyard . . so things have been non stop lately.
Also to tell you the truth I have been procrastinating on starting this next section of the ship becuase it has proven to be difficult . . . plus not to mention it is bringing out all the design flaws in my modeling.

The section I am talking about is right below the sub light engines . . they are the struts that mount the upper engines to the FTL drive . . .
because my design is off, the struts are really at odd angles to the ship and is giving me a problem to make them fit straight or even. I wish I could go back and fix the overall shape of the FTL drive housing but I am too far past that, so I will have to make it work someway.

Anyway enough of me whining . . . . here is what I am into:

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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:08 PM   #140
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Update.... ok gang I finished modeling the engine section or the tail end of the ship . . . Now that didn't take long at all . . . . . .

The count so far is 1,405,230 points and 1,291,894 poly's . . .
I believe Fabio put 3 million in the production version . . . I can see where it went.

Anyway not that this portion is done I am going to take a break from this for a couple of weeks and work on some other projects. When I come back to it i will start work on the landing bays . . . I want to get those out of the way.

here are the imags, see ya later

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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:23 PM   #141
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Wow. Just...Wow.

Outstanding!

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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #142
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Thanks RJ . . .
now I can start on that cylon base . . . .

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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #143
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# double posted #

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Old November 7th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #144
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Absolutely amazing!

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Old November 7th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #145
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Santee............those are amazing....the amount of detail is outstanding....keep up the excellent work...
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Old November 7th, 2005, 08:55 AM   #146
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awesome work Santee ... the detail is breath taking ..
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Old November 7th, 2005, 08:59 AM   #147
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Nice work sir.

Top notch.

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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:33 AM   #148
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excellent!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 10:30 AM   #149
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Wow. Amazing detail!
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Old November 8th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #150
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very good job!!!
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