Re: Drive Ship (Score: 1)
posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 08:20 PM (#51048
First things first: THIS IS AWESOME. You are so rad for doing this.
Secondly, my apologies: This forum uses this format for linking images (You'll also need to add a at the end):
Anyway, here are the four angles on the ship:
OK, now back to business. THIS IS AWESOME. YOU ARE AWESOME. Thank you for being the first one to take a crack at this!
Kris Straub over at Starslip has been telling me for weeks to do this, and I downloaded Sketchup 'n everything...just never found the time.
So! To your question on how possibly to improve it...here are some thoughts (and keep in mind I think this is awesome, lest that get overshadowed).
1.) The main "box" body should be shorter -- bow to stern -- by perhaps a 1/6th or 1/5th.
2.) Additional to that, the two diagonally placed side engines should sit slightly further back towards the stern. Viewed directly from the side, they'd be seen as "centered" on the main box of the ship's body, with a tiny bit of the ship showing in front of, and behind, each engine. (Better way to say it, the length of the engines are slightly shorter than the main section of the ship.)
3.) The ring, ring mounts, and stern ring-tower all look great.
4.) The down-tilt bow of the ship looks great, but should be slightly larger than it is right now, in height and width. It's depth, though, could be shortened a bit.
5.) In the fourth picture, viewing the ship from the front -- you did a great job guesstimating how far the engines are spaced from the body of the ship -- I don't think I ever showed that. But if you'd bring them closer, just a smidge, that'd be awesome. The larger section of the hydraulic could probably stand to come down a bit in length.p
Other than that, this is so rad that you did this! I can't emphasize that enough.