Thursday, September 12, 2013

Battlestar Galactica Viper MkII

Back in 2009 I started 3D modelling the Viper MkII (Mk2) from the Re-imagined TV series Battlestar Galactica. This is in my top ten of favourite space craft. Last weekend, I've dug it up from my archives, brushed off the virtual dust, then realised why I 'paused, this project. The wings and the rear underside I could never get to look right, even with high resolution orthographic projection views from Zoic Studios. Here is my attempt:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2D Layout - Guess Where? Part 2

I've added an road infrastructure...
I'm delibratetly leaving out one important road

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2D Layout - Guess Where?

Stuck to do something on my lunchbreak with no access to any 3D model. So it's competition time: Where on the planet is this?

P.S. It's not some Aztec Ruins.... :P
P.P.S. On the labels for this post, I almost added the location and a few clues, but that would too help you all too much.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft - Orbiter Support Struts - Part 2

On the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for the Space Shuttle the Orbiter Support Struts for both forward and aft location have now been modeled in 3D. I'll add the aerodynamic covers tonight. However, even with technical drawings, I think the aft struts need a little widening to make it look more like the real thing.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft - Part 1

This is just a starter 3D model of the Boeing 747-100 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. It's not going to be too complex. For the time being I'll just improve the fuselage, add basic landing gear, control surfaces and the supports for the Space Shuttle Orbiter. I'll model both N905NA (747-100) and N905NA (747-100SR). I also plan to create the original 'American Airlines' and the NASA liveries as textures.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Aliens UD-4L "Cheyenne" Dropship - Improved Landing Gear (part 5)

I've improved the forward landing gear 3D model on the UD-4L "Cheyenne" Dropship. I've discovered the forward landing gear is actually the main landing gear of a Avro Vulcan Bomber. The far landing gear is the old model, the closer one is the newer version.

How much was the film Aliens done using scrap vehicles, spare aircraft parts, abandoned industrial locations, cannibalised weapons? :)