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Creation Date: September 7th, 2007 11:54 AM
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Hello all, This is about the current project I am working on for a Traveller TA: Solomani Fighting Ship's. Comments and requests are welcome.
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  #1 New September 7th, 2007 12:18 PM
Well this is my first blog entry ever so bare with me. The project started at the beginning of July and has been running off and on since. The TA is going to consist of several warships (more than 25). My end of the project is to do the illustrations which have been a small challenge. All the ships are being modeled in Hexagon, a lightweight 3-D design program from Daz 3D. The textures are being put together in Photoshop CS3 and sometimes in Photoshop 7. All of this work then comes together in Vue 6, a fantastic program from e-on software. To date there are 18 ships either completed or near completion. They range from 30 tons to over 100,000 tons, as you can imagine this does take a bit of time to complete. You might also imagine what I thought when the announcement that MongTrav was coming out. First thought, was there still a project to complete. Hunter quickly let me know that yes there was still a project and that there may be several more in the shadows. I hope I am not letting too much out of the bag with this. In any case, I am once again waiting for information/ response before I continue. Until next time.
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#14 September 16th, 2007 03:08 AM
Kharum1 Says:
System Defense Boats and a destroyer on patrol is in the gallery (WIP).
#13 September 9th, 2007 09:38 PM
Kharum1 Says:
take a look
#12 September 9th, 2007 09:23 PM
far-trader Says:
D'oh! Of course, the CotI Art Board. Silly of me to forget that, good call AD.
#11 September 9th, 2007 11:39 AM
far-trader Says:
To get Hunter's attention you might have to try a public hail in the CotI Website Issues thread if his email is unresponsive. I don't think image posting into Travellogs is enabled but you could upload it to, or some other free hosting service and put a link into your blog here.
You could also link to your exhibits in the Imperial Museum of Art (Gallery) here on CotI.
#10 September 8th, 2007 10:07 PM
far-trader Says:
To get Hunter's attention you might have to try a public hail in the CotI Website Issues thread if his email is unresponsive. I don't think image posting into Travellogs is enabled but you could upload it to, or some other free hosting service and put a link into your blog here.
#9 September 8th, 2007 09:40 PM
Kharum1 Says:
Also, anyone reading this please tell hunter to read his emails.
#8 September 8th, 2007 09:39 PM
Kharum1 Says:
If I can figure out how to post an image here I wouls show you my take on the Yarmouth. Picture a star destroyer with a F-15 tail section, sunken missile bays and three raised batteries of laser turrets. The spinal weapon is mounted in the belly as are two more batteries of lasers. That would get you close to what it looks like.
#7 September 8th, 2007 08:33 PM
far-trader Says:
Didn't come across the sketches in the current stuff. I have a recollection of a type-s proportioned wedge rotated 90 deg around the thrust axis with the spinal mount being mounted at a slight downward angle through the hull. It might have been the Yamamoto. I think I was building an actual model of the Yarmouth, a scratch build starting with most of an old Macross SDF-1 and adding some forward swept delta wings from a jet model as the basics. In any case all that was just having some fun after the project went quiet. Use the above for inspiration if you like, but I look forward to seeing your take on them.
#6 September 8th, 2007 07:37 PM
Kharum1 Says:
I believe they are on the list. What kind of look did you see for both ships. One is done and the other is in the works.
#5 September 8th, 2007 03:33 PM
far-trader Says:
Anyway, whichever bunch of Sol Warships you're working up illos of I look forward to a new TA and your contribution to it. May your harddrive never crash (backup, backup, and backup should be your mantra)
#4 September 7th, 2007 02:27 PM
far-trader Says:
Heh, the files were easy to find, the sketches, that could be trickier. My contributions were the 50Kton Yamamoto Strike Cruiser and the 15Kton Yarmouth Light Cruiser. Be nice to see this finally produced if it is the same one, it was started way back in late '03 or early '04.
#3 September 7th, 2007 02:21 PM
far-trader Says:
Sounds like it might be. I submitted two designs, cruisers in the 10s of Ktons range iirc. One was a Yamamoto class I think, but the second's designation escapes me at the moment. I still have the files here somewhere and some personal concept sketches of them. I'll see if I can dig them up if they interest you.
#2 September 7th, 2007 02:15 PM
Kharum1 Says:
I do not know. I was handed a brief for the illustrations with no really background info. My guess would be that it is the final work. Did you submit any ships to it? If so, do you remember the names/class/types?
#1 September 7th, 2007 02:02 PM
far-trader Says:
Interesting, but I'm curious. Is this the final work on the old TA of Solomani Warships I had a small part in that was delayed due to Hunter's troubles? Or is that one officially dead for whatever reason and this is an entirely new one?

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