Karemma Merchant Vessel - just a bit bigger ;)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by D-WHALE, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    after a loooooooooong time i start a ne build report about a Star Trek model!
    a "thank you" to linweseregon; she gaves me the right kick to do it!

    About the ship: it is not the original physical model from "DS9", but it is possible that it was the CGI model in the series! on the screen captures of the CGI model at Ex-Astris you can not really see the ship!
    fact is, that the ship was also used for other races and (a funny sidenote) it was also used in "Firefly"!



    like my friends and followers at Facebook knows, i´m nearly done like i show now ;) !

    First up i start with the texturing progress rendertest1.jpg rendertest2.jpg rendertest3.jpg rendertest4.jpg rendertest5.jpg rendertest6.jpg rendertest7.jpg rendertest8.jpg
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  2. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    the virtual model was finished and the "funny" part begun: UNFOLDING

    Some peoples still think, that this is the easiest part, but it is much more than "push the unfold button"!

    After the 6th (!!!) testbuild i had finally the right way to build the main body!

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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2014
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  3. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    some bigger (but not so easy) parts follow
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  4. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    The "CAD" Design part is the hardest. Unfolding is dependent on how you design it, this governs your design. It comes before, and during your design process. If it unfolds, it is because you have set the parameters, and shape to allow it to unfold. The computer just records what you are doing. All this you obviously understand very well. As far as computers go, Crap in = Crap out. :)
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @D-WHALE This looks like it is going to be another GREAT MODEL!!!
    With what you have posted so far, I can see that this model will GREAT fun to build and to greeble out.!!!

  6. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    more progress! I must say, that the ship looks also good without the two engines!
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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is coming together BEAUTIFULLY!!!
  8. linweseregon

    linweseregon Well-Known Member

    Absolutely superb! :)
  9. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    nose wings and position lights!

    Attached Files:

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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is a REALLY GOOD LOOKING model!
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    WOW! Great progress!
  12. blueyeppoon

    blueyeppoon Member

    Fantastic model...build and design
  13. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    now the two engines!
    maybe i should explain, that i use for some parts thick cardboard! it calls "Finnpappe", but i have no idea what´s the name in english! here a german wiki site:


    i use this cardboard with 0,9mm thickness! it is very smooth and easy to cut! better than grey cardbord of package material!

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  14. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    more.... DSCI02570.jpg DSCI02580.jpg DSCI02590.jpg DSCI02600.jpg DSCI02620.jpg DSCI02630.jpg DSCI02650.jpg
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  15. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    This looks phenomenal!! Great work
  16. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    I really can't wait for this to be released. I don't usually build alien ships, but I will be printing and building this as soon as I can.
  17. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    what scale is this in D-WHALE? I'm considering scaling it down to 1/6000 to go with my micro fleet
  18. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    @Paragon you must wait like all others until i upload the files! i will also upload an other model before this here!!!

    @Cforrest900 like always 1/1700! the most parts should possible to build in the smaller scale, but maybe not the pod and the engine! :confused:
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  19. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    ok! good to know
  20. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    the next is the pod on the underside! if you dont be carefull and follow the steps, you will fail! it was the 3rd attempt, easier but better to build!

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