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KJCs Work

Discussion in '3D Graphics and Art' started by kjc733, 2 Jan 2011.

  1. Aad Moerman

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    Nice work! I Always found it odd that the Bird of prey didn't have nacelles.
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    According to Memory Alpha, it has a single internal nacelle.
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Well, I thought they should have proper nacelles.
    Anyway, I thought I'd spend a bit of time doing an action shot. Any thoughts?

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    Hellkite Lord of Death Staff Member Administrator Seraphim Build Team Star Fighter

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    who won ??
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    Obviously in this situation the Enterprise would warp to the rescue ;)
    A slightly improved version.

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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    In case anyone has been wondering why I've been a bit quiet of late (aside from Jetfreak), I've been busy working on this monstrosity.
    (And no, I'm not working for STO)

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    It does look strange. What is the story behind it?
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    Majestic Life's a garden. Dig it! Staff Member Administrator

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    Love the ship, not a fan of odd number nacelle designs though, I like sticking the Gene's design rules. ;)

    Awesome modelling work KJC. ;)
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    kjc733 Wibble Staff Member Forum Moderator Seraphim Build Team

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    It is a practice "commission", the idea being I would see roughly how long it takes and work out what to charge based on it. However...
    The good news is that the "customer" knew exactly what they wanted and provided sketches, modified plan views and detailed descriptions.
    The bad news is that the customer knew exactly what they wanted, and what they wanted hasn't always worked.
    So, based off the Ent-B type hull - check
    Triple nacelle (and I hate them too) - check
    Sleeker neck - check
    Triple ring structure connecting nacelles - ehm...
    Aft blisters, like the ones on the deflector but near the shuttlebay and wrapping round the lower hull - ehm...
    Sleek - ehm...
    He wanted the nacelles higher but I managed to convince him that it would just look waaaay too top heavy and anything but sleek, and he actually likes the lower outward canted nacelles. We've managed to compromise on a single ring structure three just completely obscures the secondary hull, but I have to make it a feature, which I'm still working on. He suggested something like the Andromeda, which is one of the ships that has defeated me in the past...
    He's not a fan of my aft blisters... but what he wanted just isn't physically possible in 3D and I'm doing this for free, and I've mapped it now so I'm not changing it.
    I've lost track of how long I've spent on it, so it's sort of defeated the point of the exercise :rolleyes:

    Of course once I finish he'll probably go back to Jetfreak and ask him to make it look pretty :lol2:
    (we need a ROFLMAO)
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    On the bright side, it's really well done. Not a very pretty design, but well crafted.
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    The design is definitely unique-ish, given that it is based off a variant of an existing ship, the Lakota variant of the Excelsior.

    I'm not a fan of triple or quadruple (Or God forbid, more) nacelles on just about any type of ship, even the Constellation doesn't work for me. I think maybe the only exception has been the Romulan Firehawk (Which has 4 nacelles) and I like it. But I've never found appealing the 3 nacelled ships either, first time I saw the "Federation" class in the ships of the fleet book my reaction was just UGH, a refit conny with a badly placed engine sticking out the back of the saucer, just no. That said, there have been ships with 3-4 nacelles which I do like.

    The ring arcs in the back of the ship give me a very strong "Orville" vibe. The illustration is gorgeous but I don't know if the rings work for me. Then again I do like it more than the Orville itself, which to me looks like a yacht in the middle of space.

    I can't say enough how gorgeous the render is though kjc, just wow, between you and Jetfreak we should have posters and illustrations or a calendar.
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    You know, the Orville had not even crossed my mind, but taking a look that is definitely where I was heading with it.
    As for renders, Jetfreak is waaaaay beyond my level of ability. You only need to compare my KJprise images to his.
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    That or a Andromeda look to it

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