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Offline KBF_Gow

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2011, 01:12:12 am »
btw nice work on the outboard KTinga Nacelles.

This was my take from the studio model.  I never finished it, just prefered the other on my ships.  You got yours pretty right.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2011, 09:00:20 pm »
Speaking of engines . . . I'm having some difficulties with the light maps, (not sure they're assigned to the model) but I'm fairly happy with this anyway. The impulse exhaust is tiled so I decided to just go ahead with a pattern, to give the impression of mass by adding detail. I can't think of a way to line it up right but at game speed, (unless you're the captain), I don't think that will be all that noticeable.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2011, 12:15:31 am »
How's this?  Just change it to grey scale if you want, or keep full colour (looks more real ingame IMHO)
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2011, 12:54:18 am »
Damn, I'm not sure how that one got by me - looks like I have another klink ship to add to my own list ;).
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2011, 12:33:40 am »
dang... nice impulse.. i likes it

It looks great.. and I guess I should've read the post more closely, didn't catch that he needed the mesh tweaked to add in the illumination texture, not the illumination texture itself.  Serves me right for skimming I guess.. :p
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2011, 10:11:10 pm »
A little more progress.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2011, 11:37:47 am »
I don't like many FASA ships, this one is looking really good.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2011, 01:11:37 pm »
I realize that this is a WIP but I have to say something bothers me about the symmetry of this:



For laughs and giggles, have you considered flipping the black grills?



Sorry it took so long to answer this but I wanted to complete the visual tie-in on the hull. I've made a simple mock-up to give some impression of what your suggestion would look like. Of course, one has to imagine the impression of the red triangles increased in size and some general clean-up, etc. . . . I don't know, I still kind of like the "inverted v" motif that seems to naturally come out of this design. I really worried more about visual form than about function when doing his. I don't draw ahead of time, I just kind-of draw objects and use effects to mimic 3d on the fly.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2011, 01:16:43 pm »
I don't like many FASA ships, this one is looking really good.

Thanks, I wanted to almost give the impression of thes ships being really well-painted FASA models up close but to also look realistic and dangerous in motion at game speed. I'm looking forward to having a couple of these done and seeing them in game.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2011, 05:54:44 pm »
Okay. I see what my original issue was. I had forgotten about the curvature of the secondary hull in relation to the grids. Thanks for bearing with me and my misguided suggestion.

Nice work overall! Thank you for sharing.
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2011, 06:00:29 pm »
How about a forward-facing shuttlebay? I like the position for it although the texture gets severely streched, I think I can get away with the thin line on the forward part of the hull. I'm not, however, happy with the trefoil in two places.  :(

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2011, 08:26:08 pm »
How about a forward-facing shuttlebay? I like the position for it although the texture gets severely streched, I think I can get away with the thin line on the forward part of the hull. I'm not, however, happy with the trefoil in two places.  :(

NICE! Very innovative. I was struggling to see what role it could be used for. A nice light carrier or a strike carrier/ cruiser as a plausible substitute for some of the older SFB Klingon models.
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2011, 09:43:58 am »
How about a forward-facing shuttlebay? I like the position for it although the texture gets severely streched, I think I can get away with the thin line on the forward part of the hull. I'm not, however, happy with the trefoil in two places.  :(

NICE! Very innovative. I was struggling to see what role it could be used for. A nice light carrier or a strike carrier/ cruiser as a plausible substitute for some of the older SFB Klingon models.

my thoughts exactly, the SFC light carriers are just a bit too thrown together.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2011, 01:56:05 pm »
*rubs eyes, looks again*
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2011, 08:40:02 am »
I'm still chipping away at it. Not sure if I like the light grey area on top of the neck, still debating that.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2011, 09:25:11 am »
*rubs eyes, looks again*
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2011, 07:25:06 pm »
Finally got a little time today to get at it!

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2011, 08:00:49 pm »
 ;D What a difference a coat of paint can make! This should be very nice in game.
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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2011, 08:16:31 pm »
Here's a quick mock-up to give an impression of what they'll look like in-game. It might take a while, but I hope to develop a fleet of like-textured ships and I'll be happy to share, so long as all of the original author's are in agreement.

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Re: It's been done but . . .
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2011, 09:12:19 pm »
 ;) Here's a link to how the D-9 is currently scaled compared to the K'tinga...

http://home.comcast.net/~ststcsolda/klingons/D-9/D-9.html

In FASA Trek lore this was a Klingon Science Vessel...

I like the idea that it could be an auxillary carrier / Galactic survey type cruiser too.
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