Robert McCall Space Ship Design P8 “Space Anomaly”

“Space Anomaly”

Using the same scene set-up as I used for the Star Trek renders I recently posted. I decided to swap them for the Robert McCall design I finished a few weeks ago, seemed a good scene to drop it in, I needed a break from Star Trek to recharge 🙂

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

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,
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.

>>>>>  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

 

Robert McCall Space Ship Design P6

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,
www.McCallStudios.com

The artist is GrahamTG and you can find more of his work on Deviantart, have a look at more of his wonderful art here http://grahamtg.deviantart.com/

Sagan

The Black Hole: Palomino & Cygnus

The USS Palomino meets the USS Cygnus


I have said in another post that The Black Hole Film (created by Disney) is one of my favourite films, apart from a few problems with the production (due to the Actors reluctance to where some spacesuits in some for some scenes, But that was a rumour at the time).

The film was really in many people’s minds a salute to 20.000 leagues under the sea, by Jules Verne. the obsessed commander on some private mission of madness.

There are a number of things that stand out in this film, the USS Cygnus looks awesome (not perhaps very realistic) been a glassy construct, but back in the 1970s we did not care about the realistic aspects, we only went to be entertained and to escape for a hour or so into a fantasy world.

Its was designed by Peter Ellenshaw and Robert McCall, But I cannot say who got the shape first, there is no data about it. But the films apart from its glaring errors is a visual treat and I remember picking this movie at the time to go and see over the also newly released Star Trek The Motion Picture.

cygpalimino1sy1I wanted to show off this image, created by Richard Turvey, but its does contain my model of the Palomino and the Cygnus by one of my favourite modeller Sean Kennedy in all its glass frame glory. a stunning model with the equally stunning background by Greg Martin.

Enjoy