Enterprise Romulan BoP Project

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  1. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    Ive started a little design project. This particular ship as far as I can find has never been the subject of a cardmodel. Since I have absolutely no clue at this point how to use 3d modeling software this is hand drawn then scanned and redone in photoshop (the test nacelle shown here was done in MS paint actually then I had to go back to it in photoshop to pretty it up and texture it) It actually went nearly flawlessly build wise just had to go back and make a few lines line up. apologies for the crappy pics, my camera batt is dead so I had to use the old camera and it doesnt do so good.The working scale right now is 1:920 just because thats the scale of the printouts Im working from, What scales would you guys like me to release this in? (Im already planning on a 1:1000 and a 1:1700) of course Im a long way from that yet :D.
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    And here's the cleaned up and textured pattern.

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  2. ohh ohh i know i know. I say it has to be romulan ship because its green either that or klingon but i dont rmber them having fancy naceles if only i could rember the name
  3. bf109

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    i think its the romulan BoP have a look

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  4. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    Bingo! :D
  5. bf109

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    and what do i win sign1
    a fee papermodel ?? :mrgreen:
    subscription to zealot model forum :mrgreen:
  6. cmags

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    SW you might be the fastest case of "gone from card model n00b to experienced designer" in history. sign1 The nacelles look great. If they're any indication of the rest of the ship to come, I'm quite excited to build her.
  7. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    And a free lifetime supply of sunlight! sign1
  8. Paragon

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    Wow, now those are some good looking nacelles. If I might suggest though: try using some gradients for the glowing parts, I find they always make it look more like the parts are illuminated.
  9. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    yeah Im kinda figuring out photoshop as I go along sign1
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    Here, this might help give you some ideas to help with the texture. The changes were very simple, I just selected the illuminated sections with the magic wand tool, and then used the gradient tool. Then I used a lighter green to trace a few of the black lines you have, to make it look like raised panels.

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  11. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    Very nice! Im gonna have to figure out how to use the gradient tool I like that
  12. Paragon

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    Well which version of Photoshop are you using? I know in PS 7 the gradient tool is the alternate for the paint bucket (right click to select).
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    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    Ive got 6, and i think this is the first time ive ever used it sign1
  14. Paragon

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    Wow, I don't usually run into people with older versions than mine. I'm guessing its the same though.
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    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    it was given to me. been gathering dust for yeares
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    Ok the pylon/wing is done so thats that and the nacelles in the bag except for some minor texture refinements.

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    Again, spectacular looking model so far, the shape looks spot on and the texture is pretty excelent. Can't wait to see the main hull.
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    Thanks! BTW I figured out the gradient tool, thanks for that too! It just didnt make it into that build, doing that now and lining a few lines up then starting on the hull. I gotta learn to use modeling software one of these days sign1
  20. Jones Brandon

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    where can i get it !!!!!!!!!