Freaking out about Sci-fi & Moives


Stirling Class W.I.P part 3

This week I have re-modelled the Saucer and Secondary hull, I have started to add details with the second deck, and the raised section that runs down the spin of the Saucer section.

No major changes to the Saucer I just reworked the section that meets with the secondary hull and plan to work on this section next with details.
With the Secondary Hull the top half is still the same but I have now re-modelled the lower half giving it a slight curve towards the back when looking from the side. I also cleaned a bunch of vectors so that it will be easier to work with when it comes time to start cutting in windows and adding details.

The major work was done to the second deck and the raised section that runs down to spin of the saucer. This I fully re-modelled and adding lots of details.
Windows have been cut in and a small airlock for crew to get out and about when needing to do repairs on the outside of the ship is on one side. Not to happy with the front windows on the second deck at the front, I was going for something in a similar style to Madkoifish, but I would say that I failed at this big time. So will need to take another look at that.
I have added a four lifeboats and hull panels. (I plan to build the lifeboats at a later date and use them for a picture I got in mind.)
I worked out that lifeboats can hold 8 but this can be pushed up to 12.
Towards the back half of the spin is a section that sticks out with a bunch of windows looking out the back of the ship and one large window on top. I see this as being the ship “Ten Forward” area of the ship.


Stirling Class W.I.P part 2

Over the last week I have been just working on the bridge for the ship. This was a pain to do as I did not want it too boxy.
I must of rebuilt 20 time until I was happy with it. Once the shape was locked down, the rest of the build went quickly.
Windows have been cut in and added some details. Not too sure on some of this so might change it as I carry on working on the ship.
Next up Deck 2.

Stirling Class W.I.P

After playing around with a few design Ideas, I decided to go with Idea 4.
she a little smaller than the Intrepid Class by a deck or two but she will have between 13 and 14 decks, this is going of the scale of a deck being 4 meters high.
This is ship is to big to be a Escort ship but too small to be a Frigate. With that in mind I see her having both role.
I am playing around with the idea of calling her a Stirling Class, after David Stirling the man that created Special Air Service during the Second World War. I not yet come up with a back story behind the ship creation but I’ll do that once I have finished building her as her role might change during the build process. 😉

With that I have add a A & B decks to the saucer. As Idea 4 was bit of kit-bash using other peoples models to get the idea out.
I have now got rid of those parts and built them all myself. Getting the secondary hull shape was a right pain the arse and will needs a full clean up.
I also need to figure out how to merge the secondary hull to the Primary as I not really liking the way it is a the moment.

Sunstone Fan Art, Alison Carter

Here is another fan art for the great comic Sunstone by Stjepan Šejić
I don’t think it as good as the Marion peace I did, but then I was using a photo for reference, while this one I tired to draw Ally from memory.

Scratching that 3D itch!

It has been a long since I started a 3D modelling project and finished it. But lately I have been getting that itch to do some modelling, so to keep thing of I have decided to model some Trek Starships. I have just knocked out some basic shape to get a design I want to do.
I also grabbed a few model that I have on my Hard Drive and kitsbashed them for some ideas. Note these kitbash’s are only used for shape and not what the final design will look like.
Also the size of the ships have not yet been determined and all designs are from the TNG era.

With that onto the ideas, (click picture to get full size.)

Idea 1
With this ship I saw as medium size ship roughly the same size as Voyager, but I think the layout is to similar to Voyager so I might not peruse this design much feather.

Idea 2
I see this is being a replacement for the Nebula Class I have always love that design. The pods on the side are not Warp Nacelles, though they are built into them.
I see those side pods looking like a saucer cut into two with the warp engines built into the outer sides. so I might have them a bit wider than they currently are.
Also I might add another set of connection point onto the saucer itself so there is not some much strain on the main struts if the ship was to enter a planet atmosphere.
There could also be the option on having a pod on the back like the Nebula Class.

Idea 3
The first of the Kitbashes. Remember, the finally design will not look like the parts used, it only for rough shape.
This one remind me of The Constellation class but that because I have used the Warp Engine form that and has the same basic shape. The secondary hull’s are from Oberth class.
I see this ship being more in line with a science vessel. the secondary hull would be full of science labs that could be changed for mission specific tasks. In more then one Episode of The Next Generation different department kept asking for time with the main deflector. But as there in only one and one task could be performed at a time, each dependent was ration on how much time they could have with it. I see this ship having five. One for navigation on the main saucer at the front, then two on each of the secondary hull, this means that each department could have as much time needed to use it.

Idea 4
final Design idea for now, No idea on size but I am look at something a little bigger than a Nova Class. I think this would be a class that is assigned to the MACO (Military Assault Command Operations)/ Starfleet Marines. This would be a full military ship and would be used for Combat operations only for the Federation. The ship is designed to be fast and manoeuvrable. The shape sort of reminds me of a racing speed boat. This is the design I am leaning towards the most.

Which ever design I decided to go with or knock out a few more idea’s I will do a full back story on the ship.

Sunstone Fan Art Marion

I love the Sunstone Comic by shiniez, if you not yet had a chance to read it check it out.
While looking for some inspiration I came across some cosplay picture of Marion (a small part character in Sunstone but while have a larger roll in Sunstone: Jasper) by Chiisai Chan. I just loved them and had to draw her.
I hope I have done her some justice with my skills.

Anyway for the most part I am happy with the way this has turned out, but fell it is missing something. I think it needs Alan in the background or Alison showing off her Rope skills.
So while this is a finished peace, it also a WIP.

Holly Willoughby Commission Peace

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had all had a good Christmas holiday and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you had a good New Year.

Just before the holiday I was asked to do a peace on British TV host Holly Willoughby who is know for doing This Morning and Celebrity Juice.
the client asked for a “naughty” picture which I had done but I have also a PG friendly version.
I had a lot of fun doing this I am happy with the way the water for the pool behind her came out, but still not quite the way I wanted it.
Also think the eyebrows could be a little dark but all in all I am happy with this.

So here is the nice Version.

And here is the Naughty Version