Enterprise XCV-330

Discussion in 'Renders and Illustrations' started by zathros, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Ent_Ring_Ship-3.jpg This is the beginning of the ringed Star Ship Enterprise of which so little is known.. I think it deserves some episodes. I have started on the nose section as it is the most difficult. Everything unfolds so far, but I have not started the hard parts yet. :)

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks like it will be a GREAT model and will make a GREAT addition to ANY Star Trek collection.
    I will be following this thread.
  3. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    I like what I'm seeing!
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Why Thank You. I hope to follow through!
  5. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    You're speaking my language, Zathros! Can't wait to see this beauty.
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    looks good there Z I'll be following too
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I know it doesn't seem like much but now the ring in the front is unfoldable, billions of little unfoldable parts. There will be some consolidation. A very small step today.


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  8. zathros

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    Little further along. I should have this section skinned tomorrow.



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  9. johanvanacker

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    Very nice. Although I'm a bit a star trek fan, I had never encountered this ship before.
  10. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    This looks like a killer project @zathros! I love these "lost" Trek ships that never got the spotlight but everyone still knows.
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    @johanvanacker; This ship was only featured in a photo display in the conference room where Kirk made his speech to the ships crew in Star Trek (TMP).
    This ship was never used for anything else.
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Problem with this ship is there is so little out there. I am still scouring, but I got this far. I may use a Ping Pong Ball for the sphere, if not, it will be conical rings, or I may try something I tried before but pulled. Anywho, here's is where I am now. The seams you see are actually just a sloppy putting together of the sections, but everything unrolls, except the ball. First pic shows the sections where paper would be glued together. E3.jpg :)

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  13. mcusanelli

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    Wow! This ship is very cool and different, and your work looks fantastic! I look forward to seeing how this progresses. By the way, Zathros, is that you and your LIS Robot B-9 over at hobbytalk? If it is, beautiful job sir! I lurk around there once in a while to keep track of Sci Fi plastic kits.
    Mike
  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    No, not my work. I don't really make models for people. I also do my thing here exclusively. I tend to try and help people making parts for theirs, or giving pointers. Thanks for the compliments.

    If anyone finds any pictures of a decent size and wouldn't mind posting them in this thread, it could make for a better model. Thanks! :)
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    Hello Zathros. I sent you a PM with some reference pics I found on the net. Hope it helps.
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    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

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    the best way to get (really) better views is to ask Mark Rademaker! He is the creator of the CGI model, what was the basis for the plastic model of Quantum Mechanix!
    his website: http://www.clawhammer.nl/
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I admire Mark Rademaker's work. I am not a big fan of that model though. I have used some other pictures and illustrations. I don't ask people who aren't members here or I don't know. I feel awkward. So I make my own meshes and go from there. I am more interested of models by Matt Jeffries, and original pictures.or drawings. I like to extrapolate from from those kind of photos.

    Thanks for the link:)
  18. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I'll check it out, Thanks! :)
  19. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The "Ball" on the side is going. I have seen some pictures that leave me feeling it is in error, or one of a few choices, but unlikely and definitely not show in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". I'll have more soon. :)
  20. Cforrest900

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    What scale would this be in? this looks huge!