Pumpkin Spice Sky

Some of my pics from yesterday’s hellscape. Today’s air quality is actually much worse than yesterday (175 today vs 35 yesterday in SF, and 370 in Century City), but its far less photogenic today. It’s weird, almost like the climate is changing or something.

And yes, I did take the opportunity to drink a pumpkin spice latte under the pumpkin spice sky.

Ship a Day – 1 Jan, 2017

I assigned myself a little challenge, to design a spaceship a day in January. I tend to take a lot of time to finish a design, mainly because I end up getting stuck on some detail and then never finishing. (I came up with my Bison redesign three years ago, and its still not done). So, with a hard limit of one day, I can at least get some thing down, call it done and move on. At the very least, I should end up with a few usable designs going forward.

Today, I have a generic anime-style warship, inspired by Yamato and Gundum.

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If I have more time, I’ll try to make better renders! 😛

Star Trek’s 50th

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but just never got around to it. Like a lot of nerds, I wasn’t sold on the shape of the Discovery, mainly because it seemed kind of lazy to me, and didn’t seem to fit into the ship design established by Enterprise.

I have to admit, part of that is because I’ve been working on my Bison redesign off and on for the last couple of years, but I really don’t like the nacelle design.

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Perennially a WIP

However, I threw together a rough model based on what I could see of the Discovery in the teaser, and have to admit its growing on me. Assuming I got the shape right (and I left out a lot of details, mainly because my eyes were starting to hurt from squinting at my monitor for too long), this beast has a LOT of good angles. I might even pay for that CBS access to watch the show! I still don’t like those ramscoops, though…

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