Omega Class Destroyer – Update

Omega Class Destroyer

So I’ve spent the last few weeks converting this beast over to LightWave 11 native instances and as you can see my humble little PC is now able to throw them around with far more success than before. This project might even get finished.

I don’t really like the rotator now, I may scrap it and go for a more traditional B5 look.

Omega Class Destroyer Update

I’ve made a start on the engines for this beast…

Omega Class Destroyer Engine Section WIP Omega Class Destroyer Engine Section WIP

Omega Class Destroyer Update

I guess it’s about time I showed an update on my model here, blue bits are blocked out bits that I haven’t modelled yet…

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer

I’ve more or less completed the blocking out phase now, and am going to move on to work on some of the detailed bits.

Here is how she looks at the moment…

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the OCD.

I never really liked the rotating section of the original as it made very little sense to me. Most of it’s mass was towards the centre of rotation where the generated pseudo gravity would be at it’s weakest. Also the rotator itself seemed to be made up of large flat sections with presumably flat decks to match.

In a true spin habitat the decks should be curved so that at all points ‘up’ is straight towards the rotational centre. With flat decks it would feel like walking up or down hill inside and the further you got from the centre of the deck the ‘steeper’ it would feel.

However, in order to not deviate too much from the established design I have opted for the compromise seen in these renders.

Omega Class Destroyer

The Earth Alliance Omega Class Destroyer from the TV show Babylon 5  is one of my all time favourite sci-fi ship designs. After using Rhys Salcombe’s fantastic Omega model for my Foundation 3D Resource Appreciation entry this month and since I am currently stalled on all of my other ‘Work In Progress’ models I decided I’d have a go at modelling one myself.

As with Rhys’s version mine won’t be accurate to the original, but rather my own take on the design. More of a ‘what if’.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the front section of the OCD. The ‘armour’ panels on either side of the ‘head’ are more or less complete. The rest of the model is just blocked out for now.

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

Omega Class Destroyer WIP

A test render of the front section of the OCD. The ‘armour’ panels on either side of the ‘head’ are more or less complete. The rest of the model is just blocked out for now.

As always I’m modelling this in LightWave 3D.