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Ralph McQuarrie Battlestar Galactica Concept Design Completed

I have finished my models of Ralph McQuarrie concept designs for Battlestar Galactica, after many tries, I have worked on not only the Battlestar but also the Basestar, Starhound Viper as they where called in the novel and Cylon Raiders, I also plan on modelling a shuttle craft to fit this style and it will be my last CGI model for a long time.

So in someways, I am finishing my CGI modelling journey where I started with Battlestar Galactica when back in the early 2000s I made my first steps into it with Turbospace3d.

The scale of these models is larger than either TV versions
The Galactica
Length: 9091m / 29826ft
Width: 4291m / 14078ft
Height: 370m / 1213ft

The Basestar
Length: 12209m / 40055ft
Width: 12209m / 40055ft
Height: 6785m / 22260ft

Star Trek USS Enterprise Refit Phase II

This is my version of the Enterprise Refit Phase II, not so much a new ship, the main changes are the warp engines and changes to the secondary hull interior and deflector dish area only and the hangar deck and so on a tweak here and there for good measure.

Rendezvous with Rama

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.

Images

I have removed a number of older images, work in progress of the USS Enterprise and such which have never had any trafic worth mentioning, along with my shift away from Star Trek and other franchies like Blakes’7 which was a great distraction away from ST I have spent far to long in that universe to the point I have Star Trek fatigue, my focus will be for my own designs like the Halcyon ship, I had in mind to design a mothership for this, and currently racking my brain to remember the ideas I had at the time.

In my imagination I thought along the lines of a huge design, a few miles long design perhaps never to return to Earth once launched, a generation ship. And this Halcyon ships/shuttles would act like Space1999 Eagles 🙂 the shape of the cockpit windows now make sense, yes! (Londo Mollari voice)

Will I hope to have some early designs posted asap.

Star Trek: Birth of a Star

Another rendering using my Enterprise model and GrahamTG art as the setting,  birth of a star perhaps, good enough title as any.

my appreciation to Graham Gazzard aka GrahamTG who makes his artwork available for us modellers who sometime get around to rendering..