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4 July 2014

I've working on other projects so it's a long time since I posted anything. However I have finally got back to my POV-Ray models, and the first thing I decided to do was work on my space station and Dirac class starship models.

Daring Approaching Kelway Station

The Dirac model has had a few design tweaks (which aren't too obvious in this picture, I admit), and I have renamed it the USS Daring. Rather more obviously I have built a new space station, which I call Kelway Station. I like to think it's an improvement on my previous efforts.

8 December 2013

I have re-rendered a couple of old pictures using the latest version of my Imperial Dalek model. This type of dalek appeared in the adventure Revelation of the Daleks in 1985, but I have made a few minor design changes of my own: I have used the new series (2005) eye, modified the base slightly, and given the daleks in the hoverbout picture orange dome lights instead of clear ones.

Hoverbouts Over A Strange Sea 5b Desert Moon v2

24 November 2013

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, here is a Dalek combining features from the sixties, seventies, eighties and 2000s (plus a couple of minor design tweaks of my own).

Fiftieth Anniversary Dalek

27 August 2013

This is a re-render of an old picture showing the USS Paul Dirac approaching the Conway space station, using the latest versions of the models.

Dirac Approaching Conway Station

Since the last version the station has gained a name and had some minor changes to its design. The cruiser has gained manoeuvring thrusters and additional hull detail either side of the impulse engines, and has also had the top face of its primary hull and the rear end of its secondary hull redesigned.

Those interested in the technicalities of POV-Ray might be interested to know that both models have had their surface textures completely rebuilt. Previously they both made extensive use of layered textures to add the hull markings etc. This was a problem because I could never get layered textures to work very well, e.g. specularity would get amplified, and some of the layers tended to go missing in low quality test renders. The new versions use no layered textures whatsoever, just texture maps and object patterns. The end result may not look very different but its now much easier to get the effect I want.

This picture can also be found on deviantArt. From now on the pictures posted to this webside and to deviantArt will be the same.

7 July 2013

I have been making some modifications to my Dirac class cruiser model, and as an experiment I thought I would make an animation of it (my first ever). I have posted the result on YouTube. It is best viewed at 720p (HD) quality, if you have the bandwidth.

The main change is that there are now shuttlebay entrances on both sides of the secondary hull, and I have simplified their design. The main deflector is also more prominent so that the front of the secondary hull doesn't look so flat.

2 June 2013

New wallpaper of my Conway 117 space station model.

Conway Station

A much bigger 1920x1080 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt. There is also a render with many of the outer walls removed so you can see how I do the interiors that are visible through the windows.

27 May 2013

New wallpaper showing the USS Paul Dirac and the USS Enterprise docked at station Conway 117. The station is essentially the same one as in my previous picture, with only some very minor tweaks to the design. I have decided to call it a Conway class station.

Docked at Conway 117

A much bigger 1920x1080 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

12 May 2013

New wallpaper showing the USS Paul Dirac approaching a space station.

Removed

The station is an enlarged version of my Midway station model. I haven't yet decided on a name for it yet. Midway station was named after the Pacific island, so perhaps I should name this one after another island. If anyone has any suggestions (island names or otherwise) I would be interested to hear them.

A much bigger 1920x1080 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

31 March 2013

New wallpaper showing the latest version of my Phalanx variant of the Special Weapons Dalek (so called because it reminds me of a Phalanx Close-In Weapon System). I have made the minigun slightly bigger and the magazines are much wider so they can hold more ammo.

Two View Death Phalanx Dalek

A much bigger 1920x1080 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

5 February 2013

New wallpapers. The Daleks decide to get back to basics, because sometimes there's just no substitute for blowing things up with a big missile.

Dalek Missile Room 1 Dalek Missile Room 2

Wider 1600x900 versions of these pictures can be found on deviantArt, here and here.

6 January 2013

New wallpaper. A group of daleks get together for the weekly progress meeting. The daleks in this picture have a mixture of nineteen-seventies and new series features, with some minor design tweaks of my own.

Dalek confab

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

9 December 2012

New wallpaper. This is an alternative version of my spacedock model. I have given it a docking ring so that ships waiting to use the dock have somewhere to park while they wait. The docking ring is essentially the same docking ring as on my Midaway station model.

Ship in spacedock 3a

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

18 November 2012

New wallpapers. The first is a revised version of the Golden Emperor Dalek from the TV21 comic of the 1960s. The second is a re-render of a view of the Enteprise in spacedock that I posted last March, but using the latest version of my spacedock model.

Two View Emperor Dalek Enterprise in spacedock 4

Wider 1600x900 versions of these pictures can be found on deviantArt here and here.

30 September 2012

New wallpapers, showing two views of the USS Amberwitch in spacedock.

Travel Pods in Spacedock USS Amberwitch in Spacedock

The travel pod that you can see in the foreground of one of the pictures is essentially a cut-down version of my civilian shuttlecraft model, with the warp and impulse engines removed.

Wider 1600x900 versions of these pictures can be found on deviantArt here and here.

16 September 2012

New wallpaper. The USS Enterprise approaches Midway 331, where the USS Paul Dirac and the USS Amberwitch are already docked. A civilian shuttlecraft is also departing the station at this time.

Midway 331 closeup 2

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

From now on I will be adding a visible watermark to my pictures showing my name and website address. This is partly because of likely changes to the law on orphaned works, and partly because there are people out there who seem depressingly happy to use my work in ways I have expressly forbidden (see the copyrights page) and I'm hoping that having my name on my pictures will discourage them. I have tried to keep the watermark unobtrusive, as I'm sure you don't like this kind of picture clutter any more than I do, but I'm afraid it's necessary.

9 September 2012

I recently started a new job so I haven't had a chance to do much CG work. However I did manage to render a few re-imagined original series Daleks, just for fun. They combine original and new series features, plus my latest skirt base (as of 8th September 201).

Two View Death Dalek Two View Day Gold Dalek Two View Day Dalek

I posted wider 1600x900 versions of these picture on deviantART a few days ago, but they have a slightly different version of the base. I haven't decided which version I prefer yet, though I'm leaning toward the version used above. The deviantART versions can be found here, here and here.

19 August 2012

I have re-rendered the image of the British World War 2 Daleks from the 8th armoured brigade. It has a new eye in the style of the 2005 new series dalek eye, and I have also made some minor improvements to the slats and bands around the mid section and added a small amount of specular highlighting to the finish to make it look a little less flat.

WWII dalek beauty shot

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

29 July 2012

British World War 2 Daleks from the 8th armoured brigade. Everyone knows there really were Daleks in the second world war, but the government hushed it up.

WWII dalek beauty shot

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

22 July 2012

I rendered this picture to try out a new Dalek colour scheme. It's very similar to the colour scheme used in my last two Dalek images, except the paint chips have been replaced with matt blemishes. The idea was to try and make the Daleks look old and worn, but not as battered than in the previous images. The result is OK, but still needs work.

Operations Room 1

I've used this scene before, you can find the previous versions here and here.

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

17 June 2012

New wallpaper, showing the USS Enterprise docked at Midway 331, a new space station model I've been working on recently. It has a trilobal form reminiscent of the K7 station from the TOS episode The Trouble with Tribbles, but is much smaller and is meant to be more functional in appearance. I've also tried to make it a bit more colourful than is usual for Star Trek ships and stations.

Enterprise at Midway 331

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

3 June 2012

New wallpaper. This is a beauty shot of the dalek that featured in my Sinking Land picture, except that I have swapped the eighties-style dome lights for seventies-style wipac dome lights because I like them better.

Battered dalek beauty shot

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

13 May 2012

I thought I'd post a simple side view of my spacedock model so that people can get a better feel for its exact size and shape.

Ship in spacedock 3

This spacedock is meant to look more primitive and jury-rigged than the spacedock seen in the movies. I wanted to give the impression of a building site, and of scaffolding or tower-crane-like structures.

It was originally going to be yellow, since that seems to be a popular colour for construction equipment, but it was too pale. I experimented with various darker shades and finally settled on this orangey-brown colour. I think it looks suitably industrial.

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

6 May 2012

New wallpaper, showing the cruiser USS Paul Dirac under repair in spacedock. I've added 24 mechanical arms to the spacedock model and made some minor cosmetic changes. It's finally starting to look like it does in my head.

Ship in spacedock 1

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

22 April 2012

I have updated the wallpaper from two weeks ago to include some pterosaurs in the sky. I think the picture is better for having this additional background element.

The Sinking Land

A wider 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt. The original version without the pterosaurs can also be found there (see the link below).

8 April 2012

New wallpaper. I finally managed to do some half decent clouds.

Removed

A slightly larger 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

18 March 2012

New wallpaper, showing the USS Amberwitch loading up with shipping containers of relief supplies from an orbital container depot.

Amberwitch takes on cargo

A slightly larger 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

18 March 2012

New wallpaper, showing the USS Alacrity deploying a pair of orbital monitoring stations. The first station is being nudged into the correct orbit by a shuttlecraft, while the second still sits in its cradle on the Alacrity's secondary hull.

Alacrity deploying orbital monitors

A slightly larger 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

6 March 2012

Whoops, I meant to post this on Sunday but I forgot.

New wallpaper, showing a shuttlecraft departing the USS Enterprise which is moored in spacedock DK-311. The spacedock model has been extensively modified since its last outing and now has a habitat module, cool glowing panels, and artificial gravity platforms for mooring shuttlecraft on.

Removed

A slightly larger 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

19 February 2012

New wallpapers, depicting a new space station model I've been working on. It is meant to be a small Federation outpost station, roughly similar in design to Starbase 6 (as seen in the remastered version of the episode The Ultimate Computer) but quite a bit smaller.

Dirac docks at Station B-22 Enterprise at Station B-22

Slightly larger 1600x900 versions of these pictures can be found on deviantArt, here and here.

29 January 2012

New wallpaper. A group of Necros Daleks (as seen in Revelation of the Daleks) explore a desert moon. I threw in a special weapons dalek for good luck. A slightly larger 1600x900 version of this picture can be found on deviantArt.

Desert Moon

8 January 2012

This is a re-render of the picture of the Hyperion's saucer section separating, using the latest version of the model.

Hyperion Separating

I have also updated the Titan class model information page.

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