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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2014, 06:19:29 pm »
OKIE bud ..  give me a couple days for a WIP report.  I still work a ridiculous number of hours a week  (yes even at 61 I still work an average of 55- 60 hrs a week).

I appreciate all of the picts.  This will give an idea of what to shoot at.
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2014, 08:52:16 pm »
I tend to work odd hours every single day, mostly at home cause right now I don't have money for gas.  When you work on commission, things can get extremely tight. 
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 07:30:58 am »
I should have a WIP if not tonight then by Wednesday PM.  Also ...  if someone could give a few picts. of the back half (secondary hull areas) from several views that would help a bit.  I have a pretty good idea what is there bout would like for the model we are working on to have at least a resemblance of what you are looking for.  The bulk head area or primary hull is about done.  I just need to add a few more details and we should be ready to present a few screen shots.

Again ..  I apologize for the delays.  I'll post more later on.

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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2014, 09:29:10 am »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2014, 10:32:28 am »
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I do not have the program to "unwrap" the model.  I'm not even sure if I have the old MOD viewer ...  etc.  I'm starting one from scratch.  IF someone can unwrap the model and place it in a folder where I can use Photoshop to do the textures I can ... once it has been unwrapped.

IF for some reason my friend Antivyrus happens by and reads this thread ...  yeah bud I have another one for us to work on.  (We've teamed up on projects like this before).

At any rate:  the reason I could use a few more screenies is that I'm not sure how that undercarriage looks  (beneath the "wings)  of this bird.  The front half is shaping up pretty good.
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2014, 10:43:34 am »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2014, 03:12:43 pm »
bud...  it's been so long I forget how to do too much more than open the PDF(?) file ...  make a file in photo shop ...  convert into the correct file .. place back into folder ...  review in MOD ... etc.
 sorry ..  it have been at least 7 years or more!

BUT ..  I do have Wings 3-D.  I can export into 3DS when I'm done.  That can be unfolded and placed on individual sheets ( the old way that the MOD use to work).  Once those blank sheets are made available I can do the texturing.  I hope this makes sense ....  well ..  sort of !
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2014, 08:34:13 am »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2014, 09:31:10 am »
DOAH !!  I meant  BMP file !  Egad !  Yeah ..  I've really been out of it that long.  The other file you sent did not work!  I'll check again to make sure I didn't try to open with the wrong program.  I may have to get another MOD viewer ?

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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2014, 08:01:16 pm »
It's been so long since I've fired up the old MOD viewer.  I'm not even sure where I have it stored anymore.  Also not sure if Win7 will let it run these days.
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2014, 09:37:32 pm »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2014, 07:03:31 pm »
still a long way to go ...  but here is the start !

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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2014, 08:04:00 pm »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2014, 09:36:58 am »
Thanks for input ... even the nacelles on that picts are grossly under sized .  There are tons of things to be done.  Lots of detail yet to do!  I'm even looking at extruding some of the top panels on the "Wings" to make them look more like ... well wings!  That mod viewer does not zoom in,  so some of the details I'm sort of guessing at!  I haven't even started on the underside of the ship  (as far as details go).

Hmmm ....  why not post a couple of ideas you like for Romulan nacelles that work for that era ??  Just a thought!

Do the wings look wide enough?  (this is my first Rommie ..  soooo  I'll gladly look at suggestions!)
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2014, 11:56:44 am »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2014, 12:44:32 pm »
1.  TRADITIONAL SCREEN:  TOS?  that was Klingon
http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/romulan/cruiser_v11_upgrade.jpg
....  OR
http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/romulan/cruiser_v8.jpg

2.  Taldren concepts ( the SFC versions )  This is sort of what I'm doing ..  more of a combination of the two favorites posted ... mixed with that plastic model you posted here as well.  ( I hope that makes sense).

3.  Other movie ideas that we need to incorporate: ??  Swept wing designs ... and the more rounded bird like head??  That is sort of what I did if you look closely.  It is a lot more rounded and "bird like" on the front end.  I'm also going to add more detail to the front end.

Just kind of food for thought: 

this one:  ( Taldren )
http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/romulan/commandcruiser_v28.jpg

Plus some early TNG ??  era flare to the Taldren version??  That might include more detail on wings ... bulkhead and updated nacelles ?   I'm already smoothing out the wings and making the downward sweep a lot more smooth  (as opposed to straight line transitions).

I hope this makes sense?

IMHO  ...  a lot of the design depends on the "era" you want to reflect and how close to the Taldren model you prefer to build.
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2014, 02:03:43 pm »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2014, 04:12:14 pm »
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I finally got the MOD viewer to work (kind of odd in a way ...  but as long as it works).  I'll be making a few changes ...   but not too many.  I'll also be making my own interpretation of nacelles.  Do you guys think that we should go ahead and place 4 on this model??  Or just 2 ?

Later this evening I'll post a few more screenies for everyone.
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2014, 04:17:03 pm »
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Re: Romulan BC from SFC1 and SFC2/OP
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2014, 07:52:19 pm »
Progress is looking good Buzz.  I like your idea of extruding panels on the wings.  It won't add really that many polies to the model, but it'll give the right amount of detail where needed.
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