I’m calling this one done. Were I to get nitpicky, there are things I would change, but I’m drawing the line at “close enough.” Here are a few “beauty” shots that I rendered earlier against a quick starfield that I made in Gimp.
This is the first ship that I’ve completed (with textures) since switching from TrueSpace to Lightwave, so I’m happy with how it came out.
Next I plan to get back to work on the Sirius. This was mainly a diversion while I waited for Steve to send me his original file, which is apparently lost. Though, the “diversion” took longer than expected because I kept taking “breaks” to play Champions Online. (or was I taking breaks from CO to do this? ;)) However, since Steve couldn’t find the Sirius on either of his three computers, I’m just going to proceed using his perspective renders to build it and not worry about it matching up perfectly with his model, which is now a moot point. Also in the near future, I plan to build a new model of the Botany Bay and some Klingon (and possibly Romulan) ships.