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Old August 7th, 2017, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default My Galactica, after ten yahrens from building her the first time

For the most part, my rebuild of my first ever CG model, the battlestar, Galactica, is done. It still doesn't hold up to Westy's build, but this is meant for quick render filming and animation.

But, I made a few more tweaks since my last post in another thread.... I think this can now qualify largely for the "Finished" section of the FAN CREATIVITY forum.

-Rounded out the auxiliary fuel tanks ('least, that's what I calls 'em) on the engine section.
-Added the broadside missile launchers on the flight pods.
-Improved the positioning of the engine glow so that it is seen from a wider angle.
Oh, and I took a liberty with the design, putting a floodlight on the nameplates of the flight pods. (The video game of Battlestar Galactica--PS2/Xbox-- did this in a different way many years ago, so the idea is not new. )











And for those who might remember, here was my first attempt at the Big G in Blender and iClone from 10+ yahrens ago:
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Old August 7th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #2
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Keep this up, and your name will be on movie credits in the not-too-distant future.
Looks terrific!
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Old August 7th, 2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thanks, Senmut. That is very kind.
The Cylon basestar is my next project, followed by the Colonial Viper and the Cylon Raider.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #4
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Any chance we might see Croad's fighter? Or maybe a few other Fleet ships?
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Old August 8th, 2017, 01:48 PM   #5
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I have entertained the idea of building a few other RTF ships.... Colonial Movers, the livery ship (film can ship), and the Agriculture ship. The other ships will likely be sort of generic in build, since they won't feature prominently in any shot. I sorta did it before for my BattleSTAR Galactica WARS video project (still in the works). I had made my own livery ship, and generic RTF background ships, but borrowed a Colonial Movers mesh, and the Agro One that had been built (IIRC) by Steve W (rest his soul). But, next time, I'm gonna build my own versions.
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UPDATE:

My rebuild of the Cylon basestar is coming along even faster than I'd anticipated.

Whereas the Galactica is a construction of many different shapes that have to be extrudificated/greeblified (ain't I da' woidsmith? ), the basestar is a series of repeating shapes.... greeble/extrude one section, and then just duplicate that. I'm building this in a fraction of the time it took me to rebuild the Big G.
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Old August 9th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #7
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My Cylon basestar build.....needs a bit more tweaking....


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Old August 9th, 2017, 09:23 PM   #8
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Here is a sample shot for one of my constantly "on-hold" projects:
BattleSTAR Galactica WARS




The story itself takes place during the time of "The Empire Strikes Back". Luke Skywalker and the Rebels have destroyed the Death Star, and Lord Darth Vader has amassed his starfleet to search them out.
In a remote part of the galaxy, the Imperial Star Destroyer, Irrefutable, has launched the last of the probe droids in its complement, carrying out their search for the elusive rebels. When a TIE Fighter patrol returns, they deliver a report that they have spotted a fleet of battered ships being led by, presumably, a capital class warship and its starfighters. The ships are unlike any they've seen.
Captain Raffor, after having viewed the lead TIE pilot's gun camera footage, orders his ship to head toward the last known position of this battered fleet.
On board the battlestar, Galactica, Commander Tigh and Colonel Apollo discuss the food and supply problems facing the fleet. Apollo is worried, but Tigh speaks of the blessings and luck that they have had to carry them through their yahrens long journey thus far. When they get to the bridge of the mighty and ancient warship, their scanners pick up a large ship trailing the fleet. Apollo orders the current Viper patrol to investigate. When the Viper pilots challenge the mysterious capital ship crawling up on the fleet, all hell is about to break loose.


I actually have the first forty minutes of this story down as an animated video....but since I have picked up some new abilities with modeling my ships, I am obviously going to do a reshoot. I still have to build the Colonial Viper, the Colonial shuttle, and some of the RTF ships.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 02:31 PM   #9
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Slimmed down the basestar a bit.

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This was an all-day/half-the-night project:
Built the Colonial Viper with working cockpit canopy...

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Wow! These are amazing, martok2112! Keep up the great work!
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Old August 20th, 2017, 06:45 PM   #12
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Thank you, FleetCon. Most kind.
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My rebuild of the classic Cylon Raider:




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Tweaks on my Cylon basestar:
What I did for the laser and missile turrets on this ship was create a sphere and base greeble that was textured with an observatory.


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Be interesting to see a Raider up against a TIE fighter.
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That may be the subject of another BSGWars project, if I can finish the first one...hahaha.
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One more retweak of my Cylon basestar:




I think I got the dimensions a bit better now...and I added barrels to the turrets, as well as some lights.
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