Pathfinder Series – UES Discovery

Pathfinder Spaceship 2045

The overall design is finished, apart from some minor changes I am calling it finished, so a few details for those who like this kind of information, as always I build to scale.

Height:  260’7 ft
Width:   228’8 ft
Length:  228’8 ft


By the light of a different sun at Epsilon Eridan

I don’t often post art work by other people with my designs, based on works film or artwork that have inspired me.. Today I got this from a friend, who I shared my McCall Class ship build with and it rocks, and has a book quality to the cover I think.. he also kindly gave me credit also in the image and not his own.

I would like to think that Mr Robert McCall and Carl Sagan who find this a wonderful tribute to their vision.. and I take no credit for the design, that goes to Robert McCall.

 Inspired by the artwork of Robert McCall,

The artist is GrahamTG and you can find more of his work on Deviantart, have a look at more of his wonderful art here


Space Cargo Ship lightwave model


I have used Lightwave for around 6 years, and I don´t consider myself an expert, perhaps well-informed would be better way to describe myself in this, there are a lot of great modellers I know and they have been very generous with their time, knowledge and skill. Some work in the film or TV, others are not working in it but they are as good and as quick to give advice, suggestions and above all help.( they are in my Blogroll area) VK08 and Mikala to name but two of the best modellers I know.

Sometime ago on one 3D forum we held a design contest, to build a cargo ship or anything that is connected with cargo, this design was my submission for it. (I did not win but the one that did was well deserved).

but it was liked it a lot, and some members who have complemented on it, which is always great and a reward in itself for a modeller or designer.

(I think I can call myself a designer now).

Alas I lost this model in a PC crash before I could finish it, but it’s not the end of the design. As I am coming to the end of a (year-long) project, which is my first training manual for building a model in lightwave which is the USS Enterprise from the original TV show 1960s and it’s aimed at new modeller using Lightwave.

But more on that later. I will be returning to this design and rework it for an other exciting project with my cgi partner by the name of Dan Baran aka Fretslayer, there will be more on that in the future.