Specialist Technician. PC Gamer. Stargate and Star Wars Fan. Computer Geek. Military Enthusiast. Science Enthusiast (Nut). Mountain Biker. Photographer. Cinematographer. Audiophile. SketchUp Modeller. Video Editor. Audio Editor. (No, my name isn't really Shane M. Schofield...it's an inside joke.)
Posted by SCΛRECROW on Dec 6th, 2010
It's been quite a while since the last blog, but what can I say? I've been busy. University has been over for about a month now, so I'm well into the holidays now; the time for relaxing, and as you can see, I've designed another model for the star fleet. The Razor - Class Strike Fighter was built over 2 months, with the cockpit taking the longest to perfect, I went though about 18 cockpit canopy variations and 6 cockpit layouts. The other parts of the model were relatively easy to get "right". You may notice that the forward section was inspired by the one from the Y-Wing Bomber in Star Wars. The single seater version is 12.2m long, the 2-seater is 13.5m long, the wingspan is 8.4m and it is 1.85m high (2m with landing gear). Armed with 4 plasma cannons, 2 proton torpedo launchers (5x torpedoes each) and various missiles. I might get around to texturing and rendering it.
Okay, so that's that, I really haven't been doing much else, besides working on a video project. It's just the usual gaming and working. Speaking of gaming...for me, 2010 was the year of video game disappointments (although there were a few really good games): Medal of Honor wasn't great, CoD Black Ops seemed rushed, SW TFU2 and HAWX2 looked nice, but were more or less the same as the first, F1 2010 took a major shortcut in AI design and Supreme Commander 2 has made me lazy (when I went back to SupCom Forged Alliance, I was getting owned). Hopefully 2011, with Portal 2, Homefront and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be much better. The Blue Portals: UP mod is pretty good, although frustrating at times.
Stargate Universe is getting better, although some of the plot twists were very transparent. It will be interesting to see how the Destiny will get out of the sticky situation, I can't wait for the couple of cross-over episodes in the 2nd half of season 2.
Anyway, enough mumbling from me. Talk later.