Monday, 19 August 2013

LC10 sketch

I've spent rather too long trying to get the base form right for this old bird. She's no beauty but then the speed benefits of a stutterwarp drive gives the LC10 some huge advantages over reaction-drive driven alternatives.

I'll try and turn this into a detailed model, providing a I don't get derailed.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Ron Cobb: Science Fiction Design Hero

Remember Total Recall and the 5-second sequence of the shuttle making a VTOL landing? I loved that ship and yet nobody references, draws or builds it. Seems like a great design for a 2300AD starship...

I made an exhaustive and fruitless search of the interwebs for production stills or sketches of the Mars Shuttle that featured in the 1990 version of Total Recall. I loved the design - it seems something of a noble ancestor to the ship that featured in Prometheus.

This morning I dusted off my DVD copy and did a sweep of the extras - captured this great piece of Ron Cobb production art showing a non-VTOL version of the shuttle with passengers disembarking.


Screencapture - 3/4 view
 Screen capture: mostly front-on

An hour of pulling and turbosmoothing vertices to get the rough shape:
If I'm happy with the results I'll post the finished model.

Friday, 2 August 2013