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Title: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 06, 2013, 11:20:36 am
All ships in this thread have been inspired or are outright copies of lego models i found on the internet
you can find inspiring lego spaceship models yourself at places like this (be prepared for some serious awesomeness):
http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/with/3178388548/#photo_3178388548
http://www.mocpages.com/directory.php/29

If you want to use any of my work, you have every right to change it in any way you like, and redistribute it wholly or parts of it as you wish
Furthermore there is no need for credit of any form, just take whatever you need
If somebody has need for any of the development files, like blender files or uncompressend and higher resolution textures, just give me a call and they'll be yours


(P3D links are using much smaller .jpgs as textures and are meant for first impression only!)
These are the ships based on lego models that i've created myself:

Science-cruiser "Penguin":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
update for PBR: http://www.mediafire.com/download/yaw46vl7kkksxxp/penguin.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)

Corvette "Aardvark":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)

Bomber "Snake":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)

Interceptor "Armadillo":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)

Space Superiority "Devil":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)


Heavy Assault "Racoon":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)


Stealth/Recon "Stalker":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)

Strikebomber "Raptor":
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar
(this ship supports team colors, color sheme is exemplary)

SFg Beelzeboul 1.0 and SDr Imp 1.1:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2xksi692dpblwt1/beelzeboul_1.0_imp_1.0.rar

SSP Chakra 1.2:
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/u5cet0c7nsz8h8f/chakra_1.0.rar

GVCv Mahal 1.3:
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/fbdoz1h995y5i43/mahal.rar

A Pack of big Asteroids:
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8tabyixpht4m2pp/asteroids.rar
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 06, 2013, 02:21:07 pm
 :yes: I like the drone very much! Can you post a picture of the original lego model?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 06, 2013, 02:24:59 pm
sure, here you go:
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/215/1232132423m_SPLASH.jpg)
not a 1 on 1 copy but pretty close this time around
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 06, 2013, 03:22:35 pm
Nice! Is the design yours?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lepanto on August 06, 2013, 03:55:13 pm
You've been quite the prolific modeler, Mr. fightermedic; congratulations.

A point of criticism: Neither the drone nor the fighter really look that "Shivan", in my opinion. Besides the dorsal curved spikes on the drone, they both look more at home in the Terran fleet.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 06, 2013, 05:36:13 pm
Nice! Is the design yours?
no, random find on the internet
it's amazing, there is enough cool stuff out there to fill a lifetime of modeling, hence the thread title

@Lepanto: agreed, they probably aren't going to be the most shivan looking models ever, but i don't think they are terribly wrong either
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Mad Bomber on August 06, 2013, 05:49:04 pm
The original lego model reminds me of the GTF Claymore, from INFR1.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 07, 2013, 08:52:12 am
i've added a P3D of the frigate to the first post
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Rodo on August 07, 2013, 11:00:53 am
Nice model, quite a weird looking shape but at the same time a remarkable refreshing design.
I've never had any lego models, now I think I should have asked for some when kid.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 07, 2013, 04:14:14 pm
added the engines, first post updated
now only detailing in the mid section and the back remains :)
i think this is turnin out to be quite an interesting ship, but i already dread the texturing
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 07, 2013, 06:31:11 pm
i think this is turnin out to be quite an interesting ship, but i already dread the texturing

I agree. I like all those fins and small details you are adding! Nice job! Did you already think what specie/faction is your frigate meant for?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Alan Bolte on August 07, 2013, 09:43:50 pm
I think the main thing that keeps it from looking Shivan is the uniformity from fore to aft. If the spine weren't quite so straight and the length of the side panels less uniform, it'd look plenty Shivan. I'm thinking with a bit of a morphing it could look like the hate-child of the Rakshasa and the Demon, but with the long thin spikes from the Cain.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 08, 2013, 06:11:48 am
morphing the spine into something less straight might be a good idea indeed, i will see about that
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 13, 2013, 05:38:36 am
the model of the frigate, which i'm going to call SFg Beelzeboul, is now complete and the p3d link updated
on to the textureing
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 13, 2013, 09:25:31 am
That's a great job! Although the design is complex all elements are very neat. I'm looking forward to seeing it textured!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on August 13, 2013, 10:23:46 am
To be honest... The frigate doesn't look shivan. Even a little. There are planety of spikes and other shivan stuff, but the main shape is definitely not shivan. Reminds me a second incarnation of Stratcomm's heavy AWACS by DE Team, rather than new shivan warship of death. Maybe some jammer, big freighter, subspace perturber... Whatever.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: mjn.mixael on August 13, 2013, 12:22:26 pm
Debris for these better be individual lego pieces...
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: An4ximandros on August 13, 2013, 12:24:34 pm
They should be all the bits of the ship broken apart, that way it looks like breaking a Lego kit.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 17, 2013, 04:36:52 pm
some progress with the texture
it's about half way done
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/843/pzwd.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on August 17, 2013, 04:49:12 pm
It makes me think of some kind of giant insect.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: An4ximandros on August 17, 2013, 05:00:32 pm
Ahhhhhh! Blender! :shaking:

Nice model.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: MatthTheGeek on August 18, 2013, 02:47:05 am
To be honest... The frigate doesn't look shivan. Even a little.

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/843/pzwd.jpg)

Just goes to show that you can't judge a ship before it's textured. We need more weird-looking shivan ships like this one.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 18, 2013, 11:36:57 am
all the textures are mapped, now i need to create the UV and bake everything
shutdown and waiting for activation:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/17/e3ym.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on August 19, 2013, 12:21:57 pm
some progress with the texture
it's about half way done
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/843/pzwd.jpg)
This is... Awesome :yes:. But that cage-like structure ruins shivan "feel" of the frigate. Without it, it could be even a good succesor for Ravana :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 19, 2013, 01:45:32 pm
the armour plating will be a seperate submodel, if someone wants to use the ship without it, he is encouraged to do so
but this ship is going to have very limited weapons, it's intended as a ship that launches swarms of drones for attack
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 19, 2013, 03:35:42 pm
 :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 20, 2013, 09:55:03 am
i most make glowmap update:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/41/urs5.png)
i'm still trying what values work
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lepanto on August 20, 2013, 01:37:38 pm
Definitely does look more Shivan, now that it's textured. Still doesn't have the jagged look that I'd expect from Shivans, but overall, I approve.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: BritishShivans on August 20, 2013, 02:38:29 pm
I still don't like the front too much, like, the four red "eye" things, but it's a pretty cool model overall.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Trivial Psychic on August 20, 2013, 06:18:33 pm
Not enough triangles.  ;)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Luis Dias on August 21, 2013, 11:25:39 am
:yes: :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 26, 2013, 06:18:01 pm
started a new fighter, it's going to be a strikebomber
the bombs will be placed on the wings to the far left and right
the guns are not modelled yet
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: NeonShivan on August 26, 2013, 11:10:13 pm
These shivan looking ships you're making. What are these ships gonna be? What will be their role. So far the ship looks very Shivan like while at the same time looking very utilitarian. Basically combining both designs into one. Very interesting work, and nice job with the strike bomber so far.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 27, 2013, 12:42:02 pm
These shivan looking ships you're making. What are these ships gonna be? What will be their role.
the Beezeboul has limited anti capital weapons, and is intended for fighter supression, in the form of launching big swarms of drones

in other news: updated the p3d link of the Raptor, which is the aforementioned strikebomber
the basic model is complete :)
i will set up the texture to use team colors
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 27, 2013, 12:51:22 pm
Wow! definitely LEGO-style!! Are you going to build a FSO campaign? We could call it "FSO - LEGacy"... ...  :drevil:  :lol:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 27, 2013, 05:33:17 pm
Wow! definitely LEGO-style!! Are you going to build a FSO campaign? We could call it "FSO - LEGacy"... ...  :drevil:  :lol:
:nervous:

 :eek2:

 :eek:

 :yes:


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i've gathered previews and download links to all my lego inspired models on the first post, all new downloads will be posted in this thread :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 30, 2013, 10:44:56 am
added download links for the Beezeboul and the Imp
the frigate is still suffering from the strange crashes in debug mode, but works on the normal exe, i'm not sure if the crashes in debug mode are a local problem on my PC or a problemwith the model

here are some screens of the frigate in action:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/844/rnfm.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/834/ebzt.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/841/lk9t.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/812/hsa6.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on August 31, 2013, 09:15:38 am
update: i've uploaded the now finished model of the Stalker to P3D, check the OP
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on August 31, 2013, 04:35:50 pm
very nice models! Do you use some kind of preshaped standardized meshes for lego pieces? Or do you use a specific software?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 01, 2013, 08:38:53 am
nope, everything is modelled by hand and changed as i see fit, although those last models are pretty damn close to the original i suppose
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 01, 2013, 09:38:02 am
modeled this little guy named racoon here who is going to be heavy assault:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: whitearrow on September 01, 2013, 01:45:12 pm
nope, everything is modelled by hand and changed as i see fit, although those last models are pretty damn close to the original i suppose

Indeed they are! Anyway I found this tool for blender on a German forum (http://www.blendpolis.de/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=37706&p=425383#p425353 (http://www.blendpolis.de/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=37706&p=425383#p425353)). I haven't tried it yet, but it looks pretty promising... it may be interesting for you.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 05, 2013, 10:45:32 am
nice linke whitearrow, sadly it doesn't help with my job, i don't want them to completely look like lego ships ;)

update: i have addes a bit more of a red glow effect to the SDr Imp, it's looking at least a bit more shivan now
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 06, 2013, 12:44:08 pm
and here is one more ship, a space superiority fighter this time, the devil
maybe one more model and then i will have to texture them all
i hate texturing
maybe two more models before texturing?  :doubt:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 06, 2013, 01:04:29 pm
Looking very awesome.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 06, 2013, 04:33:15 pm
thank you, i have added a third gun though, as i felt 2 would be a bit lacking for a space superiority fighter, and doubling the fire rate via 2 firepoints for each gun a bit over the top
i'm going to handle the racoon and raptor's guns this way though
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 08, 2013, 06:32:18 pm
this thread is suffering from a substantial lack of lego
here is the next vessel i'm working on, it's going to be an intereceptor:
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/44783/1354260518m_DISPLAY.jpg)
moar pix: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/347654
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: NeonShivan on September 08, 2013, 06:47:03 pm
I remember a certain space theme lego set that I used to love when I was younger. Thought I'd share this, maybe you could make use out of this and perhaps turn it shivan?

(http://images.wikia.com/lego/images/b/bf/7691_Mothership.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 08, 2013, 06:55:03 pm
i could see that one working, too bad i didn't know of it when i was doing the Imp, i guess it would have been better than my current attempt
ah well, too late for that, mabe someday i'll do a second shivan drone (or someone else does)

anyway, here is what i've got of the interceptor so far:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 09, 2013, 03:41:29 pm
the rear is finished, the arms remain
like this, it could even work as a medium bomber
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/818/lyzl.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/lyzl.png/)

edit: p3d updated, these arms are killing me, has been quite the pain to get them as far
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 10, 2013, 02:38:35 pm
aaaaaaand finished, p3d updated again
quite an interesting and unique design if i dare say
20k polys here, these arms are quite heavy in this regard  :nervous:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: ssmit132 on September 10, 2013, 10:19:58 pm
I'm liking these models a lot and look forward to playing around with them. Also I was going to say they would work really well with team colours, but then I re-read the first post. :P Keep up the good work! :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 11, 2013, 05:37:35 pm
thanks ssmit132
speaking of team colors:
texturing ships in almost all grey is odd, did a little bit of work on the raptor today:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/801/qa7o.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 12, 2013, 06:11:24 pm
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/268/szwt.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Rodo on September 12, 2013, 09:45:40 pm
cool :yes:

how does the engine part look like?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on September 13, 2013, 05:29:27 am
It's incredible how productive You are and how fast you're learning. Very cool stuff :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Luis Dias on September 13, 2013, 09:06:42 am
I have to agree with Betrayal, your ships are improving at a beautiful speed :).
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 13, 2013, 03:47:19 pm
testing all the team color stuff:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/577/5iu8.jpg)

(maximum blue)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/706/wy2d.jpg)

blue one without lighting :
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/546/jl3i.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Luis Dias on September 14, 2013, 07:57:58 am
I like the Decepticon one much more :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 14, 2013, 07:20:56 pm
this model shows quite well that with a good concept to start with and a bit of practice even a beginner like myself can do something quite decent
the lego model this is based on is just too cool and detailed to completely fail in the modeling part
first ingame tests and playing around with color settings:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/405/3yvt.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/542/owr9.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/34/mpf8.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: niffiwan on September 14, 2013, 11:36:37 pm
very nice, are those Helios bombs "strapped" to the wings? :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on September 15, 2013, 12:17:12 am
That looks pretty cool; doesn't look completely toy-like and out-of-place, which I expected based on the techroom team color tests above. Very nice work.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 15, 2013, 07:18:08 am
very nice, are those Helios bombs "strapped" to the wings? :)
they are visible secondaries, if that is what you mean

this is the model it is based on btw:
(surprise, it looks exactly as my ship)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/215/12573664214_SPLASH.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 15, 2013, 10:49:51 am
cockpit shots, as i feared cockpits do not support team colors:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/854/m64d.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/856/optm.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/856/ck1y.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/844/d5ft.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/40/79ni.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/580/mewx.jpg)

what remains now is to assign all the small slide thrusters
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: NeonShivan on September 15, 2013, 01:17:09 pm
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/854/m64d.jpg)

I spot a certain better looking Ticonderoga in the background. Did you put that together yourself or download it somewhere?

Btw very nice work with the cockpit.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 15, 2013, 01:46:14 pm
it's the default one from the TV-War, all i have done is assigned one or two different tile-maps from the awacs tiles
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 15, 2013, 05:59:07 pm
finished! here are two more screens:

one of the engines exposed:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/801/btfi.png)

thrusters in action:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/10/hhzk.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 20, 2013, 09:59:27 am
although a bit of work remains to be done on the raptor, i did start with texturing the racoon today
there isn't very much left to texture
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/33/n2nm.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 20, 2013, 11:14:56 am
as i feared cockpits do not support team colors
Did you mantis this ?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 20, 2013, 11:40:19 am
i've never used mantis and don't know how to do anything with it, so no
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Mongoose on September 20, 2013, 10:44:17 pm
Go to da Mantis (http://scp.indiegames.us/mantis/), create an account, log in to account, hit Report Issue, fill in the info (which should be fairly straightforward for this one), and boom, bug filed.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Rodo on September 21, 2013, 09:56:34 am
cool cockpit, awesome awesome models. :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 22, 2013, 12:24:05 pm
Go to da Mantis (http://scp.indiegames.us/mantis/), create an account, log in to account, hit Report Issue, fill in the info (which should be fairly straightforward for this one), and boom, bug filed.
who could resist such a charming instruction, will do :)

@Rodo: thanks, glad you like them
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 22, 2013, 01:44:22 pm
over the weekend i've been stuck on a place without internet, so i've started working on the last ship of this set of ships, a heavier bomber
discuss:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 23, 2013, 07:45:23 pm
update on the racoon, somehow i like the raptor quite a bit more, this one didn't come out as good as i hoped
still, it's decent enough
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/12/2gmq.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/12/hrr2.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 24, 2013, 12:00:36 pm
If by decent you mean pretty awesome.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Kolgena on September 24, 2013, 04:23:51 pm
That radar is super sexy. How did you get/make it?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 24, 2013, 05:02:59 pm
it's a Battlestar Galactica like radar as Diaspora uses
i've just added a freespace-like backround to it together with a bit of recoloring and using the well know radar icons from the mediavps for all the freespace ships
what you can't see is that i've added a custom loop sound effect for the radar and little beeps everytime something appears on or disappears off the radar

If by decent you mean pretty awesome.
thanks for the compliment, but in my world it is Oddgrim's work that adjectives like awesome should be saved for  :P
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 24, 2013, 05:38:51 pm
because finishing models is overrated and i didn't feel like doing all the boring little things that remain to be done on the other 2 ships
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/40/5z7.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 26, 2013, 07:39:08 pm
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/138/sju3.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/853/hrbj.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/716/g9zc.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/854/qb4a.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/443/b34l.png)

edit: finished, hooooray
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 27, 2013, 01:59:23 pm
show some sympathy for the devil:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/268/urri.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on September 27, 2013, 02:07:02 pm
You must be having a lot of fun to be pumping out all these ships at this rate! :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 28, 2013, 07:00:33 pm
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/11/nn1f.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/541/jrbf.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/809/5jtf.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/89/051e.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/716/osg7.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/854/vp7q.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on September 28, 2013, 07:05:31 pm
I like this ship a lot. What is it called, Devil?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Rodo on September 28, 2013, 08:07:52 pm
Got some knack at model building, didn't you?  :p

Awesome work, looks really good.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on September 28, 2013, 08:09:50 pm
Oh, that reminds me, I'd also be interested in seeing the lego model of that ship.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 29, 2013, 06:07:31 am
i'm sticking so close to the lego models on the last 2 ones that it's almost pointless to show them ;) my lack of creativity is disturbing
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4013/4615049899_7d9eb6b0b8_o.jpg)
the dude has some cool other designs too:
http://flickeflu.com/photos/nxtiberius/interesting

the lego model is titled Blue Devil, so i used Devil as a working title, later i was thinking to name it Tasmanian Devil, but that's just a strange name for a fighter
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 29, 2013, 08:09:08 am
finished! it's quite cool indeed  :nervous:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/585/5dft.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/69/lsyj.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/17/27rd.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on September 29, 2013, 11:01:07 am
Thanks.

Well I certainly approve of giving the ship the darker look you gave it compared to the model. I think it looks much better than the model in that regard.

How about Azure Devil?

Makes me think of this smiley: :mad2:

Devil Squadron logo! :D

Hmmm, the Blue Devil is my 2nd favourite out of all those ships, behind the FV7 Renegade.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on September 29, 2013, 11:17:43 am
i feel this sudden urge to rename the ship to "pink kitten"
i have no idea why though
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/14/k0b0.png)

i LOVE team colors ;)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on September 29, 2013, 11:24:31 am
It doesn't even look bad pink! :)

Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Phantom Hoover on September 29, 2013, 04:18:04 pm
I like the design but IDK, I think you're hewing too close to the original Lego.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: crizza on September 30, 2013, 07:08:40 am
Lego ships?!
You could use them in a full blown mod.
Awesome  :nod:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Bryan See on October 01, 2013, 10:24:34 am
This is the awesome looking Freespace 2 ship mods I've ever seen. I plan to use many of your models. The bomber "Venom", Interceptor "Gaia", Space Superiority "Devil", Heavy Assault "Racoon", Stealth/Recon "Stalker", and the Strikebomber "Raptor" are going to be used as the Coalition's (the alliance between the GTVA and the CDF) primary fighters and bombers in my upcoming mod, FreeSpace: Reunited, alongside the Vasudan and Shivan warships, the SFg Beelzeboul, the SDr Imp, the SSP Chakra and the GVCv Mahal. Finish up your work, and I download them for use ASAP.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on October 01, 2013, 11:24:02 am
I like the design but IDK, I think you're hewing too close to the original Lego.
yes, but it would get worse if i would try to get creative with things, trust me ;)

thanks for all the praise guys :)

texturing the interceptor is in progress:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/560/e453.png)
i think it's going to have an interesting cockpit view with those ringed armes
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on October 01, 2013, 12:23:12 pm
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/7710/1225522570m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/3043/1239862806m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/86676/1354299225m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/4516/1320918528m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/4516/1242576098m_DISPLAY.jpg)

if you are not in love now, you have no heart!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on October 01, 2013, 01:00:10 pm
Are they actually some random-googled fan made concepts by various people, or packs supported by Lego corporation? I'm just curions, never seen designs like this before. I want to see Stratum modelled :D! Good job with other models :yes:.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on October 01, 2013, 01:17:24 pm
they are all random finds on various lego related sites
i can tell you, if i would post a picture of every cool lego model i find here, this thread would be 100 pages long already :D
peoples creativity knows no boundaries as soon as they take lego pieces into their hands
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: JCDNWarrior on October 05, 2013, 07:33:34 pm
Each of these ships so fr are brilliant, very good work on each so far, really looking forward to see many more creations occur this way. The more variation the better as well!

Definitely reminds me of the time where I switched my LEGO building themes from medieval towards space ships (as a direct consequence of running into Freespace 1 in 1998 while I was just in my teens), glad to see both united in such a way while feeling like they are natural terran space ships.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: coffeesoft on October 10, 2013, 03:12:28 am
wauu, congratulations about the beauty ships man   :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on October 18, 2013, 06:00:52 pm
can't somebody pay me to model stuff like this for a living?
what an extremely awesome space-city:
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/1175/1268283996m_DISPLAY.jpg)
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/191185
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: SypheDMar on October 18, 2013, 06:24:02 pm
That looks very impressive.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on October 29, 2013, 07:29:05 pm
finally finished the UV layout of the interceptor, it has been by far the most painfull ship (i've done) to unwrap so far
this means it's going to be completed in the next days, and once it is i will release all the ships that are complete now, with the missing bomber to follow whenever i have time
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Black Wolf on October 29, 2013, 08:27:40 pm
can't somebody pay me to model stuff like this for a living?
what an extremely awesome space-city:
http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/1175/1268283996m_DISPLAY.jpg

I look at that and see not a space city, but an incredible Vasudan installation. I'm going to steal the **** out of that "Dome of wavy lines" design. :D
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on November 01, 2013, 09:15:40 pm
i has update:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/202/nul1.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/856/jik4.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on November 01, 2013, 09:46:26 pm
Mmmm lovely... :)

You love making these, don't you. :D
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Trivial Psychic on November 02, 2013, 07:41:38 am
Are those coils part of the weapons system, shields, or engines?  If they were part of the engines, and if this was intended for the FS universe, it could be some Unification War era ship, perhaps the first fighter equipped with an independent subspace drive.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Enioch on November 02, 2013, 09:55:55 am
I love how I can look at those ships and identify specific LEGO brick types that I was playing with when I was a kid. Heh. Nostalgia.

Keep it up!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on November 02, 2013, 06:31:44 pm
Are those coils part of the weapons system, shields, or engines?  If they were part of the engines, and if this was intended for the FS universe, it could be some Unification War era ship, perhaps the first fighter equipped with an independent subspace drive.
the coils are intended as part of the weapons, but the model can be used however campaign creators like

more tests, now all i need to do is to create shield icon and cockpit:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/811/cyq7.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/823/mxbn.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on November 03, 2013, 07:29:52 am
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/42/exbk.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/593/3o16.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/812/gouv.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/708/r25w.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: headdie on November 03, 2013, 07:59:38 am
they kill your peripheral vision but omg do those cannons look awesome
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on November 22, 2013, 04:34:12 pm
you know what's awesome?
download links are!
here is one for all those fighters, complete with tables and everything you should need:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/6eah7d6tn48rnll/lego%20fighters.rar

isn't it just brilliant? all you need to do is to click a link! long live the internetz!
if something isn't working, well, bad luck  :nervous: ok, maybe i'll fix it  :eek2:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on November 22, 2013, 04:45:45 pm
btw, if somebody wants the blender model files or uncompressend and higher resolution textures of the ships, you know who to ask

and more lego:
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/64901/1372045930m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/64901/1372045887m_DISPLAY.jpg)
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/363104
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Boomer20 on November 22, 2013, 07:15:42 pm
I see that as either a Shivan or maybe Vasudan. Destroyer size or bigger.
Frankly that would look awesome.
Cheers for the links.....downloading now and looking forward to using them.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: headdie on November 22, 2013, 08:19:58 pm
holy ****, call me intimidated
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: An4ximandros on November 22, 2013, 11:34:21 pm
The Mothership is standing by...
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on November 23, 2013, 06:20:47 am
i feel the urge to share:
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/48537/1290301734m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/48537/1290301764m_DISPLAY.jpg)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: NeonShivan on November 23, 2013, 09:26:05 am
Please do make a destroyer model, we could use more Zod or Shivan destroyers
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Husker on November 24, 2013, 09:36:39 pm
You are doing some awesome work dude, keep it up!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on November 25, 2013, 08:21:22 am
Design of the Marquis is adorable :yes:. If you're looking for new modeling material, I think it should be first position on your list :D
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: crizza on November 26, 2013, 05:09:42 pm
 :eek:
You should definitely do the Marquis o.O
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on November 26, 2013, 08:07:14 pm
btw, if somebody wants the blender model files or uncompressend and higher resolution textures of the ships, you know who to ask

and more lego:
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/64901/1372045930m_DISPLAY.jpg)
(http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/64901/1372045887m_DISPLAY.jpg)
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/363104
That is stunningly gorgeous. I highly recommend people click the link for many more pictures.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: NeonShivan on December 19, 2013, 08:58:20 pm
 :bump: anything new?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on December 20, 2013, 10:48:02 am
no, i've not even spent a minute modeling last month
super busy at university right now
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Luis Dias on December 20, 2013, 10:56:42 am
Jesus ****ing christ man, that is mental!

Good mental!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on February 26, 2014, 04:07:25 pm
updated the bomber at long last, the model itself is nearly finished now
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on February 27, 2014, 11:33:30 am
aaaaaaand finished
now to texture it  :shaking:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Luis Dias on February 27, 2014, 11:35:14 am
:yes: real cool bomber!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lt. Spanks on March 01, 2014, 07:09:48 pm
I wish I could model so beautifully.
Keep up the good work.
Perhaps a lego inspired campaign is in order. If you decide to create one PM me up :D
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on March 09, 2014, 12:08:40 pm
textured, hooray
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/839/uo3o.png)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/62/rd75.png)

now for the boring part, UV-mapping, lods etc.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Boomer20 on March 12, 2014, 02:51:33 am
That looks Bad***. I liked it all red but I like it more textured like that.  :yes: :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on March 15, 2014, 03:22:19 pm
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/20/53nf.png)
almost complete :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Rodo on March 15, 2014, 09:11:45 pm
Awesome! what's missing?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on March 16, 2014, 03:35:19 am
only the shield icon and the side thrusters
should be done in an hour

btw: i have updated all my fighters to use external primary weapon models, it doesn't look 100% awesome on the older models as they have not been built with this in mind, but i still like it, and maybe i will make slight adjustments to them later
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on March 29, 2014, 07:48:21 pm
i has something new!
it's a corvette this time, that is still missing all the turrets though
i'm thinking about texturing it in vasudan style, but with team color support too
further plans are to add a shield subsystem, for those who want to use it

Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on March 30, 2014, 01:11:39 pm
the model itself is finished, let me show you some test renders:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled2_zpsc21e517a.png)
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled_zps3b2d0ece.png)

however, i'm thinking about doing a bit of this:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled3_zps6dcef260.png)
that is, modeling a bit of interior and making some of the armour destroyable
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on April 07, 2014, 03:03:41 pm
textures mapped:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled_zps3df0e427.png)
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled2_zps430a64f1.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on April 23, 2014, 04:58:02 pm
more destroyed ship:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Un54titled_zps139325df.png)
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/7Untitled_zpsc17fcd6f.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on April 23, 2014, 06:34:53 pm
Parts of this skeleton will be shown after some part of the ship blew up to hell? I'm not fully understand how it's supposed to work. If exactly as I imagined, this is cool!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: headdie on April 23, 2014, 07:00:37 pm
Parts of this skeleton will be shown after some part of the ship blew up to hell? I'm not fully understand how it's supposed to work. If exactly as I imagined, this is cool!

at a guess destroyable sub objects
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on April 24, 2014, 09:46:41 am
that's right
as more and more of the armour gets blown to pieces, the sceleton of the ship will come through
the question i'm still elaborating at this point is just how small i can make the individual armour parts
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on April 24, 2014, 10:13:53 am
Parts of this skeleton will be shown after some part of the ship blew up to hell? I'm not fully understand how it's supposed to work. If exactly as I imagined, this is cool!

I've seen this kind of thing in Wing Commander Saga. Particularly if I recall the Kilrathi freighters, you can make a real mess of them.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Husker on April 25, 2014, 06:28:40 am
Make the subobjects fly off as Legos, and you will be a modeling god.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on April 25, 2014, 07:01:04 am
Make the subobjects fly off as Legos, and you will be a modeling god.

Hey, that could perhaps be a fun side project for him. An actual lego ship that breaks into pieces. :)

We've got Lego Star Wars and such being released as games, Lego Freespace? :D
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Boomer20 on April 25, 2014, 07:12:25 am
Make the subobjects fly off as Legos, and you will be a modeling god.

Hey, that could perhaps be a fun side project for him. An actual lego ship that breaks into pieces. :)

We've got Lego Star Wars and such being released as games, Lego Freespace? :D

Well after watching the Lego Movie the idea of a lego freespace (Lego anything atm) would be AWESOME!
Question fightermedic: have you considered doing one of those big lego battleship things you showed images of in an earlier page or were they more showing the many possibilities?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on May 03, 2014, 01:34:33 pm
considering the insane amount of work this corvette turns out to be, it's rather unlikely i will tackle such an enormous ship in the near future, i'd guess it would take half a year or more to do it properly if you can not work on it full time

also: splitting up the armour parts is booooooooooooooring, *gosh*
it's time to finish this damn ship, it's really getting annoying by now
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Boomer20 on May 03, 2014, 06:07:31 pm
Well thats a shame.
Well keep it up and we will be blasting the armour parts off in now time  :D
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on May 11, 2014, 04:17:06 am
testing some... tests  :shaking:
the ship has almost 200 visually destroyable subobjects, of which 92 are seperate armour plates

(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0152_zps0acd75c5.png)

(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0151_zpsc5019cbb.png)
some of the backside armour blown away:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0148_zpsae4f75ac.png)
yes, you can even fly inside:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0156_zpsa64db310.png)
damage to the front:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0157_zps5c712598.png)

firing all the beamz:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0159_zps2904387d.png)

(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0160_zps1b89fb0c.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on May 12, 2014, 07:20:20 pm
after having solved my troubles, now even with thrusters:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0169_zpsb1bb8365.png)

this ship now includes every last feature i could come up with!
c'est l'avant-garde - and i have to say i'm quite pleased with the result
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on May 13, 2014, 01:12:55 pm
Shouldn't there be any cables, greebles and other stuff under the destroyed armor plates? All that You have is cool, but I realised that the interior of the ship is pretty empty.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on May 13, 2014, 03:24:16 pm
i see where you are coming from, but sometimes you have to know when to stop, both from a performance and a modeling-effort point of view
that said, i think it does look more empty than it actually is on these screens, and furthermore 99% of the time either only little parts of the armour will be destroyed which will make it look a lot more solid, or the player would not even have time to notice the details
but yea, there's always someting more you can do
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on May 22, 2014, 06:49:24 pm
new ship, a science vessel
nothing too fancy, i've basically only built it to train myself how to use the cycles renderer
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: JCDNWarrior on May 22, 2014, 07:03:47 pm
It's great to see you trying to push the boundaries on how destructible that ship is, its a great idea also! Too bad it requires such a huge amount of extra work as I'd love to see things like this, big and small, across many ships and objects.

Your newest ship also looks promising!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on May 31, 2014, 07:59:58 pm
completely pointless testrender: the glass ship
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled_zpsd1c7dee1.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: zoidburger on June 02, 2014, 06:49:34 pm
D: This is unbelievable and insane. That many subobjects!!?!

It's Geomod, Jim, but not as we know it.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on June 26, 2014, 06:15:02 pm
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitle2d_zps447523c2.png)
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled_zps3dbb3c29.png)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on June 26, 2014, 06:24:45 pm
 :pimp:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Black Wolf on June 30, 2014, 07:02:47 am
:bump:

That looks badass, and I am ashamed that I hadn't seen it until now. Amazing. :yes:

[EDIT]I am going to highlight the **** ut of that when you release it. :p
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Nyctaeus on June 30, 2014, 09:39:50 am
Keep on rollin! :yes:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on July 01, 2014, 02:58:24 pm
updated the p3d link with the final model, now also on first page :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Trivial Psychic on July 01, 2014, 09:57:24 pm
You call it a science vessel, I think it looks more like it should be some kind of fuel freighter.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on December 17, 2014, 01:06:12 pm
i have finally found the time and motivation to fully finish the ship!
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0022_zps9b0bd53b.png~original)

has it really been in May that i startet to work on that? wow, that took some while :/
anyway, it is now finished, and will upload the 3 models that are not uploaded yet soon  :pimp:
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lorric on December 17, 2014, 01:58:00 pm
Nice.

Can we get some more shots closer up perhaps?

I do get the science vessel look from being informed it is a science vessel, but personally I would have thought it looks more like perhaps a frigate of some kind.

But maybe it could be both. Who says a science vessel has to be a wimpy, fragile thing? They are important ships, why not have a science vessel be able to take care of itself to an extent? Maybe not a true warship, but considerably better equipped to defend itself and absorb punishment than some freighter?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on December 19, 2014, 07:36:33 am
for closeup looks there is that P3D on the first page :D
as for the ship looking like a science vessel or not: everybody can of course use it as one sees fit, but the ship has no turrets :P
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on December 19, 2014, 06:43:21 pm
the download link for the Aardvark, Snake and Penguin is coming right now, will be there in a few minutes :)
it also includes updates on the older fighters, so redownload if you have downloaded them before

edit: check out the first post for links etc.
hopefully i didn't forget to include any important files
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on December 25, 2014, 07:09:25 am
my christmas present for the fs community:
new textures for the mahal, i think it looks noticeable better now, better backed texters thanks to cycles rendering, better colour palette, and a lot less compression artifacts!
updated download link comming soon

edit: download link updated
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Lepanto on December 25, 2014, 01:59:37 pm
Looks sweet. Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on June 13, 2015, 03:10:25 pm
so, i have heard you like PBR ships:
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/screen0030_zpszgjzrp6h.jpg)

tried my hands on creating textures for physical based rendering for the penguin
download will follow shortly
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Galemp on June 13, 2015, 04:15:43 pm
These are incredible. :jaw:

Two things:

First, could you possibly be convinced to model some of the official classic '90s Space sets? Space Police, Blacktron, Ice Planet?

Second: WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PYRO?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: headdie on June 13, 2015, 07:10:03 pm
 :jaw:..... Please excuse me while I go and retrieve my jaw from the under world
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on June 16, 2015, 05:20:55 am
These are incredible. :jaw:

Two things:

First, could you possibly be convinced to model some of the official classic '90s Space sets? Space Police, Blacktron, Ice Planet?

Second: WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PYRO?
i have looked at some of the old classics, acutally that was how it all started, but in the end the ships created by people just look better most of the time :D in the end this is not about creating lego ships, just about creating ships who happen to be "inspired" by lego models

the pyro is in the wiki, i just created normal and team color maps for it

thanks for all the praise :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on June 17, 2015, 05:54:54 am
here is the promised download link for the new PBR based penguin textures
http://www.mediafire.com/download/yaw46vl7kkksxxp/penguin.rar
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Galemp on June 17, 2015, 11:22:49 am
the pyro is in the wiki, i just created normal and team color maps for it

Found it, thanks! Would you mind sharing? :)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on June 28, 2015, 04:46:24 am
sorry that took a while,
here you go, textures for pyro:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/o88z7fyw3bm1dxt/pyro_textures.rar
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on October 01, 2015, 06:11:19 am
playing around with pbr textures and the unreal engine 4
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b590/lolaldanee/Untitled_zpsbikpwlrp.png~original)
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Boomer20 on January 31, 2017, 03:49:14 am
Sorry to bump, but i have found that team colours no longer work. The last build i got it working on was 3.7.2. Is this a table fix? If so what needs to get fixed?
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on January 31, 2017, 02:20:00 pm
Sorry to bump, but i have found that team colours no longer work. The last build i got it working on was 3.7.2. Is this a table fix? If so what needs to get fixed?
Format of team color table entries shouldn't have changed; team glow maps were added, but that shouldn't break previously-working team color textures.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Boomer20 on January 31, 2017, 04:45:11 pm
Thats weird then, because all these ships are coming up as grey and only grey.
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Stardust on December 30, 2017, 09:49:21 pm
Made this recently. Took me a while to figure out, with the Hecate's hull design being... what it is, but I am pleased with the end result.

Instructions are available on my bricklink page.

https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4936/reTMYj.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img923/9206/REQ983.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img923/8347/nNDMJo.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5034/IXnaSB.jpg
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: fightermedic on January 02, 2018, 03:01:22 am
Someone should make a Freespace model out of that!
Title: Re: the endless paths of modeling lego ships
Post by: Stardust on January 02, 2018, 04:38:41 pm
I second the motion! A Hecate Mk 2, GO!