Halcyon MK1 and MK2

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Both Halcyon MK1 and MK2 are available to buy,

They are not textured and only available in Lightwave3d for now, if I texture them would equal more time, greater the cost.

Of course there is also the early version of the Ranger that I may rework the engines, or maybe I won’t and Kilkenny Interplanetary ship and the McCall design but limited amount per engagement with McCall’s Daughter.. once they are gone that’s it.. and of course my Nautilus..

All “but the McCall design” are Royalty Free to use in art or animation etc..



Follow the Link
https://gumroad.com/gmd3d

Other parts of the model will be released over time, the previously mentioned Cockpit, hangar bay, Corridors whatever less but at a lesser cost, time and money.

Discovery Space Ship

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The design is now finished and called Earth.Space.Craft. Kilkenny after a friend suggested the name after he saw a post I made on Facebook about a visit I made to this Irish city. why not, something different at least in terms of the naming of ships.. a Discovery Class

I will be releasing this design for sale in Lightwave3d only, very soon,, I had some interest in it and that is gratifying

Original Pathfinder Spaceship

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Pathfinder Spaceship 2045

First design I done in a while, an early Pathfinder design or perhaps the original  (going back to my other design now called the ranger and posted a while ago,  This does not have artificial gravity but in this it has the power to keep a consent thrust at 1-G. Fusion rocket perhaps for long-term acceleration in space.. can land on Earth type gravity wells but no much more, inter-system design, not interstellar, I am playing with some ideas of my own, inspired by the recent discoveries over the last few years, I like to try my had at a story and this design could be featured.. perhaps I am being overly optimistic having this design launch in 2045 AD .. but there is hope that we (humanity) will do these things in the future.

The ship is quite tall and multi levelled,, but a small crew,, perhaps 12 or 20 crew personal, but I am given that some thoughts as the design develops

2145-a

I updated the engines

The main engines are outboard and they have landing struts connect there, clearing the lower section to (maybe has smaller lander pads but also a large hatch and cargo area, landing craft to explore beyond the LZ and to build long term habitats etc ..

2145-b

changed the engine struts

Ranger Deep Space Vessel

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Ranger DSV

Lightwave3d Model

I have released this model for sale in Lightwave3d only (in time I will convert to OBJ) before going on vacation and never had the chance to post here, this is my design,  The purchaser may use this Lightwave3d model for profitable gain through Artwork, Animation, 2DPrints,  3D-Printing this model is expressly forbidden.

The model is not textured, I am also working on other designs in this universe that is currently called Pathfinders. this is a mid size design.

Link to Model

https://gumroad.com/l/iDOqe#

Scale
1367’0 length

477’11 wide

445’11 tall

387 Crew


Designer credits to Gerard Duffy

Love to see how it is used in image or animation,so if please let me know here or on my Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/gmd3d

Gerard Duffy

Ranger – Deep Space Vessel 2

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Last post for a time, its the summer and its too good to be in doors looking at pixels and polygons, time to spend time in under the sun and go for some long walks.

Enjoy your summer and I hope its healthy and safe for you, but here is my parting images of the design, no textures and as simple as rendering it in its place

3D Printing

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3D Printing via Shapeways

Recently I have being experimenting with 3D printing, after a few suggestion from friends I am trying easier designs before working on my original sci-fi designs in a few weeks, I’ve had some success with this and I am now sharing it here, it’s an interesting direction and much of the pricing cost is for the materials that is selected..  with a slight mark up for myself.

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/gmd3ddesigns

McCall Class for Sale (19 units remain)

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E.S.S.Sagan: McCall class explorer ©
Created in Lightwave3d 9.6 and UVmapped

Credit Gerard Duffy aka gmd3d

Inspired by the artwork of Robert McCall,
http://www.McCallStudios.com

20 units only to be sold with the kind permission
of Catherine McCall, once the 20 are sold that it

Note:
This model cannot be use for profit making, fan art only, it is based on the work of Robert McCall and therefore under his copyright, its at your own risk should you do so.

I have been given permission as noted above to sell in a this limited way for which I am very grateful.

The Link to Model
https://gumroad.com/l/IydFP

Over the last few days since, I posted this design I got a request for it, “is it for sale”,, the answer was no, it not.. it is based on the work by Robert McCall.

None the less I wondered.. was it possible, I absolutely agree with artist copyright, its is their only and my protection, so I got in touch with Robert McCall Estate and asked what are the chances for selling and conditions.

Robert McCall daughter Catherine McCall responded and over the last few days we exchanged a few emails and yes I can, only in a limited way,

Normally only I share my designs with friends, and no longer make them public these days and I leave it at that, and the few friends that I do share with play with my designs and render something that rocks which is really great.

So I am only going to “SELL” 20 units through gumroad and for €18, I think that around $20 or so, and Catherine said it was perfect, her words not mine.. I am not greedy I think its a fair price seeing as I had no original intent on selling in the first place.  At the time of this post 1 has been sold already so now its down to 19 remaining.

If by some chance the count goes above 20 units. I have promised that any money received beyond that will be donated to a children charity in Robert McCall name.

I am delighted to have had contact with Catherine and to be given this permission, its not something I intend doing again, it is a once off and completely grateful for the opportunity to be part of Robert McCall.

Note: It was made in Lightwave9.6 and works in Lightwave2015.3 with no problems, its not available in other formats

Image credits, Render by Graham Gazzard, Painting my Robert McCall,
Model Mesh by Gerard Duffy