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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: 5L1D3R on April 08, 2008, 06:14:31 pm

Title: Flying things
Post by: 5L1D3R on April 08, 2008, 06:14:31 pm
Just a few things I've been working on.

The Phoneix from Gatchaman / Battle Of the Planets was actually harder, even though it's a simpler model. ...if you look closely at the Phoenix in the cartoon, there are slight variations in scale, details, etc from different angles and in different scenes. 

The second is an entirely fictional supersonic jet I am working on for Flight Sim X. I have most of the cabin modelled and am working on the undercarriage now.

The last one is my idea of what the NX-01 Enterprise should have looked like, based on the current StarTrek spacecraft evolution.
Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: thecolclough on April 08, 2008, 06:48:09 pm
cool!  i especially like the entirely fictional supersonic jet thingy, the flames at the back are a good touch

i'm not much of a trekkie, but your enterprise looks pretty nice to me ;D

- colclough
Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on April 08, 2008, 06:50:50 pm
awesome flying things, i'm more of a bulky spacecraft guy myself, i don't really like the style of most thin flimsy things, so i like the first pic, the engines would probably give that thing a massive boost
awesome ships dude

ps. check out my new profile picture ^_^
Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: beyond_3rd_dimension on April 08, 2008, 07:35:45 pm
Nice models there.. I liked the StarTrek one the most..

Just one personal opinion.. about the first pic, red-blue combination looks a bit toonish rather than the macho image it should have. And just wondering what is that red thing sticking out on the top.... ???

Good work though.....keep it up and good luck.

beyond_3D
Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: Tanzim on April 09, 2008, 10:11:10 am
The 2nd one looks really cool!
I 'm a big fan of flying things, spaceship, flying cars, rockets etc
Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on April 09, 2008, 10:34:47 am
Nice work, particularly the M-Tek.  It's got a bit of a Lockheed Blackbird, Firefox kinda thing going on, only bigger.  The exhaust effect is very well done.  Perhaps a black-to-white gradient texture in the transparency field, applied to the outer shell of the exhaust "flame", would be a nice touch, fading it out from front to back.  But I am just getting picky, really great model.  Planning to anim8 it?
Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: 5L1D3R on April 09, 2008, 08:26:19 pm
Just one personal opinion.. about the first pic, red-blue combination looks a bit toonish rather than the macho image it should have. And just wondering what is that red thing sticking out on the top.... ???

It is a model of the GodPhoenix craft from the Japanime "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman" known as "Battle of the Planets" in the U.S. so the colors are correct except for a yellow specular tint I used for the red to give it a "flame" look.
The red thing is one of 3 fins at the back.  ...if you look closely you can see it has a red leading edge with white trailing edge. you can just make out the port fin just to the right of it.


Title: Re: Flying things
Post by: 5L1D3R on April 09, 2008, 08:34:59 pm
Nice work, particularly the M-Tek.  It's got a bit of a Lockheed Blackbird, Firefox kinda thing going on, only bigger.  The exhaust effect is very well done.  Perhaps a black-to-white gradient texture in the transparency field, applied to the outer shell of the exhaust "flame", would be a nice touch, fading it out from front to back.  But I am just getting picky, really great model.  Planning to anim8 it?

I'm thinking about making the wings on the M-Tek variable geometry so they change shape depending on flight profile, but am not sure I like the way it looks that way.  I used to be in the navy and am trying to get the look of the GE F110 Turbojet AB flame. I think I have the color and luminosity down, but need to figure out how to give it that "feathered" look