Did Someone Say Aztec?

•June 25, 2015 • 2 Comments

Two Birds… One Sisyphean Stone…


Impala_test_014f2Got the hard stuff out of the way.

Finally got the Aztec patterns for the ventral hull in place, and managed to get two for the price of one (plus a tiny extra bit of work).
Since I’d used the saucer section from my Abbe Class USS Corsica as a foundation for this Lancer class USS Impala, I was happily able to transfer the newly UV textured surfaces back over to the Corsica model when I was done. Continue reading ‘Did Someone Say Aztec?’

New Nooks and Crannies

•June 10, 2015 • 2 Comments

Torpedo niche get’s its day as ventral details get fleshed out.


Impala_test_009c1Forward torpedo launchers find their niche.


While not the deep cutout depicted in by my reference sources, I did choose to attempt a more moderate inset that could house a decent pair of torpedo launchers and possibly still claim to contain other vital features and reasons for existing (whatever those undecided things might be). Continue reading ‘New Nooks and Crannies’

New Fleet Addition- WIP

•June 5, 2015 • 8 Comments

“Bash” inspired Lancer class- light frigate.


Impala_test_004dbPrimary hull extensions: hallmark of some of the best “kitbash” designs ever.


This design originated in Eric Kristiansen’s Jackill’s Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet Vol I. However, it was only my recent visualization of a fully realized scale model, that sparked my insistence to build a CGI version of my own, and add her to the growing fleet of ships that call Starstation India their home port. Continue reading ‘New Fleet Addition- WIP’

Just Some Docking Fun

•April 10, 2015 • 2 Comments

Giving the Corsica another place to park for a bit.

SSI_109Another slip within which to nest.

Was just playing around and decided to experiment with some shots of the Corsica docked in one of the inner pier slips. Since I’ve rendered all of my other ships there (as well as a few by other modelers), I figured it was as good a time as any. Continue reading ‘Just Some Docking Fun’

A Peek…

•April 7, 2015 • 2 Comments

Under the hood.

SSI_107The perfect place for greebles.

Finally got around to adding some greebles where the pylon meets the pier. Continue reading ‘A Peek…’

Quickie Wide Perspective

•April 2, 2015 • 2 Comments

Looking inward.

SSI_105eView from upper South Concourse, Pier-A, roughly facing central axis of the station.

Cloned a camera and placed it in relation to one of a string of inward facing observation ports along the South Pier’s upper concourse. Looking out from here is a view toward the central axis of the station, and a nice perspective shot of some of the other piers and arches, as well as a ship docked just a relatively short walk away. Continue reading ‘Quickie Wide Perspective’

Planetary Forecast:

•April 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Closer orbit with a high chance of clouds.

SSI_091h2Added a few extra layers to the planet model.

Got some nice clouds by loading up another planet model I’d worked on in the past.  I was able to utilize its distinct cloud sphere layer, and exploit a couple of other spheres, each also residing in their own separate layers, to add some blurring and horizon glow features. Continue reading ‘Planetary Forecast:’


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