Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 4

The Halcyon

375’6.ft long,

223’9 wide,

68’1 tall

Here are a few images from different angles to show off the design, going to take some time before I add more details.

Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 2

The Halcyon

The design is as said in WIP status and some sections (Engines) maybe altered later as the design progresses and I also want to design the internal sets, cockpit, crew area, and cargo bays and I have already started on the land craft bay between the lower engines. the design stands just over 103.meters long.
I have yet to finalize the mother-ships design, but its going to be big, perhaps having fold-space abilities rather than Light-speed / Hyper-drive or Warp speeds etc..  But more on that in the future. 
I hope to do a few cross sections at a later date. I hope you stay tuned

Concept Design: The Halcyon Part 1

The Halcyon

First project for 2017, a design I am calling the Halcyon (a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher), a support craft for a larger ship but is capable of hyper-light speeds, I will have more details later as the design develops, I will design the larger ship later as time allows and a land craft.

I am also thinking of designing the interior, cockpit, hatch and the landing craft bay and perhaps a simple corridor. I was a little influenced by Space 1999 for the cockpit windows and I think that might continue into the internal design.

This is also part of my Pathfinder series of designs, a later design with artificial gravity

Additional images with the scale I have given it and the scale of a Land craft

2000AD’s: Dan Dare P1 “Eagle Shuttle Scale”

Updated the scale of Dan Dare Shuttle design..

The Final scale is still open to revision but its works for me

CGI Models for Sale: Royalty Free: Lightwave3d

Lightwave3d Models for Sale

These are my Lightwave3d models I designed and are now up for sale most are Royalty Free, for use in your  Art and Animation for profit, 3d printing is not permitted though.


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© Gerard Duffy

© Gerard Duffy

Nautilus aft3



Link to the models hosted on Gumroad

Star Trek: USS Enterprise Montage


Othros 003
The original image is too large for WordPress so its also hosted on link below.


Concept Designs “Pathfinder” P1

Pathfinder Spaceship 2085

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


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 ..


changed the engine struts

Concept Design: Ranger Class P7

Ranger DSV

Lightwave3d Models for Sale

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.

1367’0 length

477’11 wide

445’11 tall

387 Crew


>>>>> Link to Model <<<<<

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

Gerard Duffy

Concept Design: Ranger Class P6

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

Concept Design: Ranger Class P3

Ranger Class

I am continuing to work on the Pathfinder design, and here are my latest WIPs for the Ranger design,, am hoping to do a lot more with this in the months ahead..

Thanks for viewing


Robert McCall Space Ship Design P7

 McCall class explorer ©
Created in Lightwave3d 9.6 and UVmapped

Credit Gerard Duffy aka gmd3d

Inspired by the artwork of Robert McCall,

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

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.

>>>>>  Link to Model <<<<<

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


Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus 2

This the plan of the Nautilus


Nautilus14 plan

Some Figures
Source !!

Some details of the Nautilus as described by Verne are subject to interpretation and some may have been obscured in translation, but many are clearly stated. The largest portion of the information is found in the chapters titled “The Nautilus” (included in “The Man of the Seas” in incomplete translations), “All by Electricity”, and “Some Figures”. Additional information is scattered throughout the novel. Here’s a summary of the details.

The Nautilus had a cylindrical hull 70 meters long and 8 meters wide. The double hull had tapered ends, as Nemo says to Aronnax, “like your cigar”. (Nemo mentions the shape had already been adopted in London. This was the time of the “cigar ships”.)

The four bladed propeller was six meters in diameter with a pitch of 7.5 meters. When the Nautilus accidentally rammed the Scotia it produced a two-meter triangular hole. There was an ordinary rudder fixed to the stern and two diving planes fastened to the sides at the center of floatation. On the surface the Nautilus remained 90% underwater so its platform was 0.8 meter above the water. The platform had a structure of “medium height” with inclined sides, at each end. Forward was the wheelhouse with a 2-meter-square interior and four windows, nearly a foot thick, through which the pilot could see in all directions. Aft was the powerful light. A recession amidships held the longboat, described later as a rising enough above the deck to sit on. The platform also had a railing. Aronnax gives somewhat conflicting descriptions of the hull, first saying it is clearly metal, not looking like a living beast at all, but later describes the overlapping hull plates as resembling scales or a reptile’s shell.

Verne provides considerable information about the interior, especially the forward end. There was a 7.5-meter air reservoir at the very bow. Moving aft, we find Aronnax’s cabin (2.5 meters long), Nemo’s cabin (five meters long). Next was the drawing room/salon/museum, ten meters long, six wide, and five high. This incredible room contained an organ, an art collection of great value and very large number of marine specimens. There was also a fountain made from a shell about two meters across. Finally, the salon had two large oblong windows protected by sliding panels. Moving aft, the next room was the library (five meters long) with 12,000 volumes, followed by the captain’s dining room (also five meters). Both of these rooms were exquisitely furnished.

There were watertight bulkheads between the dining room and the library and salon and the captain’s cabin.

Near the midpoint of the boat the description becomes less clear. There was a central staircase leading to the deck platform and to the upper passage to the wheelhouse. There was also a ladder to the longboat, and somewhere near was the airlock used for underwater access. The central section had at least one and possibly two watertight bulkheads. The size of this central section is not given.

Moving aft there was a small cabin (two meters long), and the galley (three meters) located between storerooms. Nearby was a bathroom with hot and cold taps. Next was the crew’s berth room (five meters). There was one more watertight bulkhead and then the engine room, described as at least 20 meters long. It had a front part devoted to generating electricity and a rear part with machinery to turn the propeller.

Adding all the figures given accounts for 65 meters of the boat’s total 70-meter length perhaps leaving five meters for the central section.

Source !!

Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus 1

Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus

Here is my new and latest design, again I am doing the Nautilus but with less attention to Harper Goff’s Disney design and giving a more basic design, It is still in WIP stage and other details need to be worked out..

Slightly longer than the 70 meters length and the 8 meters width as mentioned in the book “Jules Verne,  20000 Leagues Under the Sea”, the extra is taken up by the Spar, Rudder and side Planes, but the shell of the hull is 70 meters.

The Salon is ten meters long, six meters wide, and five meters high.


Star Trek: Galileo 05 Reimagined P2

Some more images of my Star Trek shuttle design.. it’s an old model, but holds up well.
I think, would it make it into the star trek hall of fame? , probably not, But I had a lot
fun working on it.

An excellent rendering by Arcass aka Rob Caswell on
(his gallery)
where you will find some more stunning art by this man he has a wide
interest not only for Star trek art.


Rendering by Arcass

Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey – Bridge

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


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


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