As I’ve mentioned several time before, I’m working on a ship called USS Sirius, designed by Steve Neill for a short film we were working on a few years ago. (for the whole story, just search the blog for “Sirius”) Previously, I’d only built a nacelle, but yesterday I started on the rest of the ship. This is what I have so far.
Since this ship isn’t a kitbash, like so many fan designs are, I’ve had to build most everything for this model. The only exception is the deflector, that’s off of my Enterprise model. Even the nacelles were built for this, I just modified them slightly to use them for the Enterprise. Work is going at a steady pace. I don’t want to go too fast, because I tend to make mistakes when I do that. Then, if I don’t catch them, I have to go back later and fix them, usually when I’ve either closed the program or am too many steps past to undo that far back. Then it’s a real pain in the butt to fix stuff. So, I’m working steadily and meticulously on this. I was hoping to be a bit farther by now, but I had some other stuff to do last night and I also got The Mummy (the original film with Boris Karloff) from Netflix, so I watched that. And, as people living in the United States know, today was the Super Bowl. I am a football fan, but I don’t really watch either of the teams that were playing. Teams I root for rarely make it to the Super Bowl, but I still like to watch. However, as the teams that were playing weren’t my favorites, I did do quite a bit of modeling during the game. Since I finally got far enough to where it more or less looks like ship, as opposed to just a collection of parts, I decided it was time to show some progress. 😉 There’s still plenty more to do, but I’m happy with how far I got since starting yesterday. (except the nacelles, since I built those months ago. 😛 )