Klingon Battle Cruiser – the bridge set in lightwave

Klingon K’t’inga Bridge Set
in Lightwave


Going back to my earlier posting about Star Trek Klingon set designs I built for a film, on hiatus I also built the battle cruiser bridge set and corridor, I spent a number of weeks on this design and even got in touch with Andrew Probert who designed the Klingon bridge in Star Trek The Motion Picture regarding one or two features I could not make out. He very kindly answered and I continued to build the model, my intention was to open up the Klingon bridge set a little more for the need of CGI character movement. I made a few uninspired additions to the bridge and would not do the same now if I was building this again.

I used a friend model of the A Klingon K’t’inga-class battle cruiser (prologic9) available on foundation3d website and use his bridge are to help me layout the bridge set and set the right scale for the characters, I think I nailed it here,

To expand on this set I also designed the corridors for a scene of crew men going about their business, I used the corridors seen in Star Trek The Undiscovered Country as a guide for this,, as it was the same class and I felt that the Klingon don´t go in for to much change…… if it works why change it attitude.

these models are available on foundation3d

Klingon Bird of Prey – The Bridge in lightwave

Klingon Bird of Prey Bridge


I built this models for a animated film which is no longer been worked on at all. But I enjoyed building for it with my good friend Fretslayer aka Dan Baran, who helped with the textures

This is looking forward, the look of the bridge is narrow due to the camera setting to get as mush of the bridge into the frame.

Looking Aft

This was a quick build for me and the first set I ever made in lightwave for the film. It (the film story) called Star Trek: The Armageddon Clock was written by Dan Baran (Fretslayer) and I had some (minor) input for the overall story. we where working so hard on it with a few others and we ran out of steam, I designed a number of sets for it, as I said this was the first just before I joined the team fully, once I joined and we got to work on some areas of the story the plot expanded and more sets where called for.

One of my ideas for the story was the use of a little used design and to move away from the Galaxy Class or the like, a Stargazer design or a Constellation Class Star Cruiser

above.

I liked this design and I think it worked for the story, not sure if Dan felt the same way about it as I did, but more on that later. A quick note. The model we where going to use was built by evilgenius180 and can be seen in his art gallery

Gallery

To expand on the idea we though seen the Klingon battle cruiser again would be fun… in this case the K’t’inga – class was the one I wanted to see again and I would have a go at building a bridge and corridor for that.

but that is for another post