Model Of The Month: "Inspired" Deep Space Exploration Vessel

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dented Rick, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Dented Rick

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    Awhile back when I first started this design, I had watched Starship Troopers, Event Horizon, and 2001 back to back. After my movie marathon, I sat down and started designing in Google Sketchup. After about 5 or 6 Hours (not all at once) I came up with this. obviously influenced by all three movies with a bit of Thunderbirds tribute thrown in. I hadn't even though of the Cygnus until about a week after starting, But there is a bit of that ship in there also :)
  2. MTK

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    Very cool.:thumb:
  3. Zathros

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    I think it is cool when people share their inspiration for design. I think George Lucas believes he invented everything in Star Wars.!!

    She's looking cool too. I like the idea that the ship could land. Which means some ancillary vehicles? :)
  4. Dented Rick

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    Why don't you come up with a few little Land vehicles that can be deployed once the ship has landed?
  5. Zathros

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    That's an interesting proposal. I don't know if I have the creativity for that. Give me some parameters to work with. Does it have to have wheels?
  6. Dented Rick

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    Considering the scale of this ship, your looking at vehicles that will only be about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. so most of the details will be drawn on. as far as wheels, your choice. :)
  7. Zathros

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    Hmm................very interesting. You have interested me greatly! :)
  8. Dented Rick

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    I knew that would. hehehe
  9. ekuth

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    Um... wow.

    jawdropjawdropjawdropjawdropjawdropjawdrop

    Yeah, that about covers it.

    Oh, and welcome to the forum, and MODEL OF THE MONTH.
    Front page for this, 'fo 'sho.

    Reminds me of some of the books/tech drawings of my childhood. Love the early phases of the design, actually! There's a certain sparse beauty to it.

    When/if you release this as a model, I would definately suggest utilizing a "modular" design so that the builder could produce various variants...

    Yeah, I think one more.

    jawdrop
  10. Dented Rick

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    Thanks Ekuth,

    this is still in a WAY early design. once the design is complete here, i STILL need to skin, unfold, and then test
  11. F131

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    This looks amazing!
    You guys getting any rain yet in TX?
  12. Zathros

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    Congratulations!! I am tossing some concepts around for extra vehicles. Something to land on a planet, and something to buzz around the ship. Just ideas right now.
  13. Dented Rick

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    Nope, but Nature being the woman that she is, LOVES to tease us with clouds here and there :)
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    Herre's the thing, Im going to have the DSEV be an Orbit only craft, no landing. so we need a Landing capaple shuttle with vehicles. (kind of like in Aliens with the Sulaco)
  15. Zathros

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    O.K., that gives me something to wrap around. Still thinking.:)
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    you do that :) Im gonna spend some more time on the ship itself :)
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    Updates on the DSEV. Once again, I wasn't happy with the nose, so made some changes.

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    Some scribbles.

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    Looks great. I love how your keeping along the same lines as the "mothership" :)
  20. Zathros

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    Well, we are from the same planet!