Sunday, March 20, 2016
Another rebuild, but already I've made significant progress over the last try. So the pod thing at the bottom of the fin is an industrial dematerializer. That breaks down wreckage or unprocessed raw material into separate component materials so they can be used in the large manufacturing bay towards the back of the ship. I figure this works similarly to the transporter only it's not saving the pattern and beaming it intact. The material is broken down and then the materializers (the large yellow things in the manufacturing bay) grow new components. The hangar deck for workbees and shuttlecraft is at the top of the cylinder behind the bridge. At the bottom of the cylinder is the large repair bay, for big repair jobs. Anyway, here's pics...
Sunday, March 13, 2016
I saw an article that mentioned that Ken Adam had passed away and that got me thinking about this model. I always credit Ralph McQuarrie for this, because it was his concept paintings that got me thinking about how to Trek it up some, but Adam also made some sketches of the ship. I'm not entirely certain who came up with it first but in any event, they both worked on it. So here's an update after almost three years. Still under construction of course.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Got a little work done to the front of this now. I was thinking of maybe a missle launcher or something to help fill up the area where the cockpit/crew module meets the body of the shuttle but I decided against it. I imagine that this needs every spare centimeter to power the engines so that it can pull an AT-AT around.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Redesigned the conning tower. I'll miss those shield generators sticking out behind the bridge but they just weren't working for me anymore. I might revisit that idea on the Inundator.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Well this is actually a completely new model, the only thing carried over from the original were the phasers. Got a few things to add to the underside of the hull, hangar doors and few more lights and then I'll try texturing again...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I've never actually tried to make a relatively accurate model of the Constitution Class so I decided to take a swing at it. I used the Sinclair blueprints as a guide. I've still got a ways to go but I like the progress so far. Once I get all the components into place I'll change a few things here and there to make it more unique, hence the MK-IXC designation.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
So I've been kicking around some ideas for an AT-AT transport shuttle that isn't so ridiculously sized that it won't fit in the hangar. I'm still deciding on a design but here's a few that I've played with so far...
Friday, April 5, 2013
Something old and something new, this is the Prowler shuttle that I had on the old site, redesigned and still a work in progress. I see this is something less grand than the Lambda shuttles, something for the lower ranking officers to use to get between ships and bases.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Episode 16 in the seemingly never ending saga of the Tormentor. Added some sensors to the tower and a few more greebles to the superstructure. The size of the model in polygons is starting to slow the progress so I've been breaking it down into more manageable parts to speed things up again. Going to try and push to get the topside finished in a month (lol) because the bottom is still untouched.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Well it's been a year since Ralph McQuarrie passed away so as my own unworthy tribute I decided to get back to work on my version of his Planet of the Titans USS Enterprise. I'm still calling it the Edward Teller while it's under construction, just because, well I felt like it. Anyway, Everything has been rebuilt, the only piece I didn't completely rebuild yet, emphasis on yet, is that botanical garden under the landing bay. Still have a long way to go, obviously some parts have gotten a little more attention than others but I like the over look. This time around I made the secondary hull one piece instead of wings and hull being separate pieces. I am aware that some people think you can have anything in front of the bussard caps but, they are simply demonstrating wrong thinking. And here's some pics...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Been a while since I posted anything, so here's another Tormentor pic. I know in the last post, months ago, I said I had some Inundator stuff to post but I ended up tearing down the model and ended up with a lot less than I started out with so that will take some rebuilding before I have anything worth posting. My dad had some health issues (thankfully resolved now) and all the worrying just left me exhausted by the end of each day so model building got pushed to the wayside for a while, but I'm getting back to it now so, maybe, it won't be so long between posts. Anyway, here's a pic!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Got some work done on the engine section, mostly on the small auxiliary engines. Added a few more bits to the front of the superstructure and did a little more with the hangar. I've kinda stalled on the hangar though, the floor is giving me trouble, not getting the reflections I want, but I'm not going to tinker with it too much longer, I still have the AT-AT bays to finish and I have to finish out the forward portion of the bay. I've decided I'll have two bays (one on either side) in the side trenches. Those will be for bombers, interceptors or anything else that doesn't fit in the regular TIE bay. Next post is going to be Indundator related, and then I'm going to post some fighter stuff. Anyway, here's pics...
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Did some rebuilding of the hangar bay. Separated the bay into a larger main bay aft of a smaller bay. The AT-AT's and their carriers work out of the main bay and also the TIE fighter's launch from there. I still have to add in a couple of side bays for some small craft stowage. I'm pleased with how it's turning out so far, still lots of stuff to do but not much more in the way of small details since you won't see those anyway. In fact I put in some doors in the bulkhead at the end of the TIE rack gantry's but I stopped working on them because they're obscured by all the stuff connected to the racks and gantry anyway. So, I determined that TIE's will launch out of the main bay and be recovered in the forward bay, then go down below the forward bay deck for servicing and back up along the tracks to the main bay ready for another launch. There are four holes at the end of the gantry to allow four pilots to enter their fighters at a time. With four racks abreast and conceivably 12 pilots suited up and ready, you could launch a whole squadron real quick (I think). Anyway, here's a couple of pics...