Rimworld hauler part 3

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Post by Meurig » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:14 pm

It's back! I've finally picked it up again, this project's been in the works for a good long time now.
Bits of the ship need remaking and then detailing, other bits need re-designing, but i'm starting with the command module, or the head of the ship first.
I've been detailing this quite a bit over the past few days, the polys are starting to rocket but since I don't need to constrict myself for any reason I'm enjoying the detail.
The side vents are now entirely detailed, and I've altered the rather bland front of the ship by putting that large antenna array in there. There are tonnes of big flat open faces to be detailed yet, but I'm going to detail them all in turn.

I recently watched Alien again, and marvel at the immense detail of the Nostromo, thats the kind of detailing I hope for with this ship, It wont be finished quickly, thats for sure.

Heres the new head, I will post update pics as I go.

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Post by Ber§erK » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:16 pm

i'm struck with awe, just make sure you keep it going [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Post by TheStressPuppy » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:19 pm

Nice detailing [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Post by reapernoire » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:26 pm

Quality, go on lad

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Post by TheOneNamedViper » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:26 pm

:D It's a start... (meaning, it's the front end [img]tongue.gif[/img] )

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Post by Meurig » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:42 am

Last for tonight, that front face part certainly isnt bland any more Image

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Post by TheOneNamedViper » Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:02 am

Great improvement.

How about some simple panelling on those 4 plates extending forward from the command section? I think that's the only thing needed to complete those. Anything more on them, and they'd look overworked IMO.

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Post by Meurig » Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:32 pm

Hup-Hup-H'Update!

More detailing done, on the big flat panel behind the side vents and on the forward guard things. And the most notable change is the replacement of those nasty big circular hatches on the front with some new forward-facing engines. Afterall, without the engines, how would the ship slow down??

As always, click on the images for larger versions.

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Post by reapernoire » Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:11 pm

I can see where ur coming from with having the engines on something that big to slow it down.

However the placement of them being on the 'Beard' of the ship(dunno how else to describe that hanging down bit) wouldnt that combined with the momentum of the ship snap the Head of the ship off???

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Post by TheOneNamedViper » Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:13 pm

That depends on what the ship is made of, and where its center of gravity winds up being (keep in mind that the large empty space in the middle eventually will be filled by something)

It still needs some port/starboard thrusters, but the front ones look nice.

And those "forward guard things" as you so eloquently call them look mightily improved. :D

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