When I started reworking my King George V class battleship model a few years back, I started with the secondary turrets. On the original model, they were obviously quite wrong, and seemed like a good, self-contained place to start. ‘Unfortunately,’ I moved the goalposts somewhat with the level of detail I decided to go to […]
With the completion of my D’deridex-class Romulan Warbird model, it was inevitable that I was going to produce an animation with her. And naturally, this meant a confrontation with Picard’s USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, which explains my recent flyby animation to test out my conversion of Lewis Niven’s superb model (with a few small modifications of […]
I made a quick flyby to test out my conversion of Lewis Niven’s superb Galaxy class 1701-D model! With a few tweaks and extras of my own. Could still use a few adjustments here and there – like window reflections are too prominent right now – no, you can’t see through the ship!
As historical naval architecture is of such interest to me, I’m quite drawn to the idea of building a full strucutral model of a ship of the line. The 74-gun third-rate ship was the main type of battle ship of all major navies during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, so is an ideal subject. […]
I recently retextured this old model I made in around 2008 of the Cardassian Galor and Keldon class cruisers. I didn’t really know how to work with UVs back then, and I’d not done it in a very pleasant way. The model needed a few fixes first – including the replacement of all the windows […]
So back in Part 2 of my Supermarine Walrus project, I optimistically thought that the modelling was finished… of course as soon as I had finished unwrapping ready for texturing, I changed my mind! As the main use for this plane is likely to be sitting on the catapult of HMS King George V looking […]
I have finally finished work on the Romulan Warbird! Check back at Part 1 to see how I left things previously, but essentially I still had all the detailing to model, and of course all the materials to sort out. The Details Star Trek ships aren’t known for their high levels of surface detailing, unlike […]
I’ve had the Romulan Warbird on my list of scifi ships to model for years, and I am finally doing it! Check out the first part of this project, and see the development of the hull shape and initial detailing.
Detailed examination of the armament of HMS Marlborough, of 1855, during her active career between 1858 and 1864. Published sources are in disagreement as to the size and nature of her armament, and this article attempts to shed some light on the matter.
Having started this one back in 2011 (take a look back at Part 1), I’ve taken advantage of the increase in spare time that 2020 has so graciously given me to get all the materials and maps on my Constellation-class starship sorted out. I’m calling her finished now… but you never know! There’s still some […]