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11-25-2008, 09:28 AM
Itīs been quite a while since I modelled a trek ship, but with the new movie coming I thought Iīd give it a go. Unfortunately, the new Enterprise is just too ugly (at least for now, maybe I get used to it, but I doubt it), so I chose the Kelvin. Thatīs quite a nice design, just not that much pictures of her out there yet. But I downloaded everything I could get and grabbed some pics from the trailer, so I hope it will hold up for some time.
Hereīre the WIP pics. Upper saucer and upper secondary hull are almost done, still lots of work to do...
11-25-2008, 01:48 PM
R L Bleecker
11-25-2008, 04:40 PM
I actually like the Kelvin. I think if they'd used more of this design for the prefit, I'd have been a lot happier.
11-25-2008, 05:42 PM
Awesome. Great job.
11-25-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks for sharing Tobias! :D
11-25-2008, 06:06 PM
The entire ship has very "clean" looking appearance, I like it!:D Also it would be cool to see it with the name and registry numbers with the red out lines.
11-26-2008, 08:53 AM
Update - did some finishing touches on the secondary hull and the bolts on the saucer plates. The lower pylon is also done, and the basic shape of the warp nacelle.
11-26-2008, 11:36 PM
Very nice. What software are you using? Maybe its just me but the bridge really reminds me of the Jupiter 2. I wonder if the designers did that as a little retro nod.
11-27-2008, 09:24 AM
Made good progress today - the warp nacelle is almost done, only some minor parts and panels are missing. Will do those tomorrow, as well as the saucer underside (just a temp at the moment). So modelling should be done by tomorrow.... :thumb:
11-28-2008, 05:03 PM
Tobias,you are truly a gifted artist!
Well done sir!
11-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Mr.Richter this work is :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek::eek:...setting phasers on Stunning. :D Fantastic modeling ;):cool:
11-30-2008, 12:10 PM
Very stunning work as usual there Tobias...
What program do you use for rendering ?
11-30-2008, 04:54 PM
Fantastic work!! This is definitely one funky design, while keeping very recognizable elements from the first feature film designs, the configuration does kinda mess with your head. I gotta say I do like it more than the new Enterprise, (that one may still grow on me). It reminds me of the Franz Joseph destroyer/scout designs from about 35 years ago... which I do like. Impressive work bro!!!! :D
12-19-2008, 04:05 AM
The Kelvin is done by now, so I made a few wallpapers over the last days - and here are the results.
Hope you like them...
They're all great. My favourites are the 2nd and the last. Although, I always associate "Kelvin" with being "cold" for some reason and I like the one from above with the name and the snow and ice below! Excellent
12-19-2008, 11:41 AM
Tobias these are just wonderful! You've given us a glimpse into the career of an ill fated ship before we see her on the big screen. I'd love to see more renders if you're so inclined. Either way, these wallpapers are gorgeous!!!
I'm loving this design more every time I see her... I want a KIT!!! :D
You're making me want to dust off my Lightwave dude!!!
Thanks for sharing these with us!! :thumbsup:
12-21-2008, 07:45 AM
12-23-2008, 09:32 AM
Made some shots with the finished model. Just short clips...
Be sure to watch them in High Quality, standard res is crap.
12-23-2008, 12:55 PM
Holy Shit! That's awesome!!
12-28-2008, 08:34 AM
Excellent work! Thanks for sharing these!
02-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Tobias... these are terrific!
I made a mistake on your flyby2 you tube video when tagging it to show within the thread. I must have deleted one of the digits or letters when wrapping the [yt] around the video tag to show it. Can you post it again? Sorry about that.
02-23-2009, 10:30 AM
Ahh.... I fixed it! :)
03-13-2009, 02:37 PM
I can't quit looking at this. Its awesome! I want one in 1/350th!
03-16-2009, 10:25 AM
A master work. Thank You very much for sharing.
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