I’m still trying to get in the mood to either start a new project or finish one of my open ones but I haven’t had any luck talking myself into it. I did, however, do a little work on the John Eaves designed “half saucer” from Enterprise.
At first I was considering rebuilding the ship completely but really only a couple parts were bugging me. Even though the ship was only seen in 3 episodes, I had all of the references I needed when I built it thanks to Rob Bonchune, who rendered the ship on the show and released orthos of the model on the internet years ago. So, the overall ship is very accurate. Though, it’s hard to see some of the details on the orthos. I used screen grabs of the NX for some of the details, some were better than others. I made a great screen grab from my DVDs of the airlock, for example, but other details were harder to see because of motion blur. However, thanks to Doug Drexler, I have some really nice closeups of the sensor/communications things and the RCS thrusters. My sensor/communications things were pretty close, I only had to make a few changes on them, the thrusters had to be completely rebuilt. Then I gave it a fresh texture job and redid the lighting. So, here she is more accurate than before.
I plan to do at least one view of the underside, possibly two, that will be uploaded when completed. 🙂