Mon Cal test WIP#1

Finally, thanks to discussions with the brilliant Howard Day, I’ve got a reasonable workflow for doing physical panels on complex curved surfaces. Testing out the procedure with a made-up 1.4km ship. Could be better, but it looks decent enough now to show.

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Astro1derboy
Astro1derboy
4 years ago

I also use a shrinkwrap modifier in similar instances. This is fantastic . . . and incorporating this method into your workflow is going to yield even crazier and cool work. (Already this is ridiculously amazing!) I really look forward to seeing the new ideas this technique spawns for you. Staying tuned as always! 🙂

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Have you considered a line of smaller ships that never got any real love??

Things like these that only really ever had one pic ever produced.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Redthorn-class_scout_ship

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crinya-class_freighter

Ben4321
Ben4321
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Could you please try with an Eclipse Superstardestroyer? Does not give a single sensible picture of it.

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/f/ff/Eclipse_schem.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081001131804

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Ben4321

That’s a rather hefty project to suggest sans compensation. ‘Sides, I’d be amazed if there wasn’t a semi-serviceable Eclipse model in *someone’s* game mod.

jonathan
jonathan
4 years ago

wow…just…wow.

Stormhereld
Stormhereld
4 years ago

Great model ,It looks kind of like the Covenant ships from halo.

Rhys Thornbery
Rhys Thornbery
4 years ago

Ah. I guess this helps explain why you’ve mostly done more geometrically shaped ships up to this point then? Very Nice. Look forward to seeing what you come up with going forward.

Commander Klank
Commander Klank
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Yeah I like the Imperial ships much better that the Rebel ones.

Grand Admiral Declann
Grand Admiral Declann
3 years ago

Agreed. Imperial Ships also, thanks to all of their seemingly random bits and parts in the gaps of their armor plating, there is a lot of places to hide small weapons emplacements for Anti-Fighter tasking, which if the Empire did that with their ISD’s, then the Rebellion may have actually been defeated, as it would have had been a lot harder, if not suicidal for Snub-Fighters and Bombers to get close to their ships. I have been playing around with the concepts of ISD’s octuple HTL turrets… I know that they can be effective at dealing with larger formations of fighters, and I was thinking along the lines of “what if the Empire would replace some of the SHTL or UHTL turrets on like a Bellator or Assertor with some of those turrets with those HTL turrets, except with them stacked up, like the SHTL turrets with with a 2×5 HTL array on each side of the turret, instead of the 1×4 on the ISD turrets.

Eric Otness
Eric Otness
4 years ago

So, question: Is this the same Mon Cal ship as the MC90 thing you were working on earlier, or a different design.

Also, care to explain who Howard Day is? The only name on Wikipedia is a currently deceased Aussie rules footballer.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

You should have mentioned, that Howard Day/Piranhaman made one of the IMO most beautiful non-Fractalsponge (^_^) designs ever created: the Legacy class, a republic star destroyer. Unfortunately it seems to quite forgotten by the general public.
Ok, for these days it might lack some ditails, but I always wondered if you could do a revision of this model? Maybe since you are friends …

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago

…sweet Sithspit, it’s an MCsomething with running lights & perceptible main guns-be interesting to see how the engine pods turn out. Any thoughts re: its placement in the timeline?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ah, so slightly punchier for its tonnage than ROTJ’s 1.5-klick MC80 variants, at the cost of acceleration (smaller engine area) or hangar space? Neat.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

So that make the ISD equal to 3 venators nice!

Grand Admiral Declann
Grand Admiral Declann
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Fractalsponge,
So you are saying that a Venator has more firepower than an Imperator/Imperial?
“…so roughly 2xVenator firepower or 2/3 ISD firepower.”
That equates to 1 Venator to 1/1.5 Imperator, and that implies that a Venator can beat an Imperator…

slowsmerf
slowsmerf
4 years ago

For curved panels I’ve been trying Blender’s Shrinkwrap modifier which seems to work. Don’t know if it would do the job on a scale as big as that Mon Calamari ship, however.