Starhawk’s, Space-rider and Wasp fighter designs with WIP renders
Using far out background art of Graham Gazzard I have set Starhawk’s SpaceRider, with the Dundee Battle-cruisers and my Wasp fighter designs, all inspired by DC Thomson Starblazer comics
I hope you enjoy them
My attempt showing the S.S.V. Endeavour approaching and then touching down on the surface of Rama, modelled in @Lightwave3d, I modified the Endeavour a little.
Rendezvous with Rama is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1973. Set in the 2130s, the story involves a 50-by-20-kilometre (31 by 12 mi) cylindrical alien starship that enters the Solar System. The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries.
New model completed based on another Starblazer comic No:103 ROBOTS OF DEATH July 1983 Cover art: by Keith Robson, Writer: T Stent, Interior Artist: Carlos Pino.
I tweaked the design and decided on its scale. I included in one image a scale referance with the classic USS Enterprise canon length and my other Starblazer design, Starhawk’s SpaceRider and I also included Dan Dare’s Eagle Shuttle from 2000AD the smallest vessel at 100ft
Dundee Class Crusier
Feet / Meters
Length : 3609’6ft / 1100.20m
Height : 859’10ft / 261.85m
Width : 1623’3ft / 494.78m
Length :48’7ft / 14.81m
Height :16’8ft / 5.08m
:17’8ft / 5.40m Landing Gear Extended
Width :32’8ft / 9.96m
RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke first published in 1973.
My favourite Sci-Fi book, I have long wanted to try and create this and here at the end of 2020, awful year.
Solar Survey Vessel
Displacement: 5000+ Tons
This is my last model and renders for 2020 and my last model build, this is based on the Endeavour from Rendezvous with Rama a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke first published in 1973. Set in the 2130s, the story involves a 50-by-20-kilometre (31 by 12 mi) cylindrical alien star ship that enters the Solar System. The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries. The solar survey vessel Endeavour is sent to study Rama, as it is the only ship close enough to do so in the brief period Rama will spend in the solar system.
Endeavour manages to rendezvous with Rama one month after it first comes to Earth’s attention, when the alien ship is already inside Venus’s orbit. The crew, led by Commander Bill Norton, enters Rama through a safety system consisting of triple airlocks and explores the 16-km wide by 50-km long cylindrical world of its interior, but the nature and purpose of the star ship and its creators remain enigmatic throughout the book. Rama’s inner surfaces hold “cities” of geometric structures that resemble buildings and are separated by streets with shallow trenches. A band of water dubbed the Cylindrical Sea stretches around Rama’s central circumference. Massive spires, which are theorised as part of Rama’s propulsion system, stand at its “southern” end. They also find that Rama’s atmosphere is breathable
This is my final modelling project, I will be continuing to render art with models I have already made over the years, it enough, there are no other designs I am interested in building and effects of sitting and looking at a screen have taken toll.
So I hope 2021 with be a better year for us all. stay healthy and best of luck
2 new renders with my new machine, the first background is by Ali Ries and the second is by GrehamTG