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Posted: 19 July 2012 02:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 451 ]
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TheCastellan - 17 July 2012 05:14 PM

Hi hi.

Need a hand picking a ship for my own Trek comic, a bit stumped at the moment, so need some suggestions, please.

Happens 10 years after Nemesis,
Deep Space Exploration Mission,
Older Ship (for a first time captain)
Not a battleship, but having enough to fight with to protect itself if need be,
Preferably one who’s numbers equal to 9 (it’s a thing I have)


Thank for any help. :D

that Galaxy Class would be an older ship that is still in operation and designed for exploration

Only you’d need more than 9 people to run it—unless you dusted off Daystrom’s old M-5 unit….& you’d probably still want to keep Data close by and handy….. wink

If Ryuu only wants a crew of 9, then I don’t think you can go much larger than an Antares class - and that would be pushing it.

Sorry, I thought you were responding to Wsterdan—who was assuming Castellan’s focus on “9” meant crew size.

Actually, a few rather large ships have been automated to work with crews in the single digits—Enterprise (1701A) modified by Scott & the Stargazer, modified by Daimon Bok quickly pop into mind.

You’re probably right, though. Antares might be the size she’d have to be is you don’t expect anything to go wrong...thus the caveat I had mentioned about M-5 & Data wink

I believe the numbers he’s referring to is the ship’s hull number, not the crew compliment smile

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Posted: 19 July 2012 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 452 ]
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And the modified Enterprise was not the NCC-1701A (first appearing at the end of Voyage Home), but the refitted NCC-1701.

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Posted: 20 July 2012 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 453 ]
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Charlie Tuna - 19 July 2012 02:48 PM

I believe the numbers he’s referring to is the ship’s hull number, not the crew compliment smile

I think Castellan was, too.


But we all know how topics can branch out with a mind of their own—-& what factors and limitations might exist for small-crew scouts seems like an interesting one to discuss.


Oh, & thanks for the correction, Bwaomega. You’re right, it was the Refitted original.

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Posted: 20 July 2012 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 454 ]
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Charlie Tuna - 19 July 2012 02:48 PM

I believe the numbers he’s referring to is the ship’s hull number, not the crew compliment smile

I think Castellan was, too.


But we all know how topics can branch out with a mind of their own—-& what factors and limitations might exist for small-crew scouts seems like an interesting one to discuss.


Oh, & thanks for the correction, Bwaomega. You’re right, it was the Refitted original.

It can get confusing, since they made a major change to the hull without changing the hull number, then gave us a new ship with the same hull type and the modified hull number. Then followed it up with a new hull number for each new hull type.

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Posted: 21 July 2012 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 455 ]
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TheCastellan - 17 July 2012 05:14 PM

Hi hi.

Need a hand picking a ship for my own Trek comic, a bit stumped at the moment, so need some suggestions, please.

Happens 10 years after Nemesis,
Deep Space Exploration Mission,
Older Ship (for a first time captain)
Not a battleship, but having enough to fight with to protect itself if need be,
Preferably one who’s numbers equal to 9 (it’s a thing I have)


Thank for any help. :D

that Galaxy Class would be an older ship that is still in operation and designed for exploration

Only you’d need more than 9 people to run it—unless you dusted off Daystrom’s old M-5 unit….& you’d probably still want to keep Data close by and handy….. wink

If Ryuu only wants a crew of 9, then I don’t think you can go much larger than an Antares class - and that would be pushing it.

No, I mean 9 as in the numbers equaling 9
Like this 1+7+0+1=9

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Looking for a ship who’s number equals 9, and an older ship, and not an Enterprise.

And to settle things, the crew’s going to be an average size.

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Posted: 21 July 2012 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 456 ]
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I have an older character in my next story that I need a Hair model for. But we seem to be living in the world of “Logan’s Run”. No one seems to have any thing for any one over 30. Can anyone help me out with this?

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Posted: 21 July 2012 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 457 ]
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mdbruffy - 21 July 2012 07:15 PM

I have an older character in my next story that I need a Hair model for. But we seem to be living in the world of “Logan’s Run”. No one seems to have any thing for any one over 30. Can anyone help me out with this?

I don’t know what the extremes of the “receding” and “thinner” morphs look like on http://www.daz3d.com/shop/mature-mark-hair/
For balding hair there are a couple of freebies:  AprilYSH has Mitch Hair, Kozaburo has Namihei Hair.

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Posted: 21 July 2012 08:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 458 ]
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mdbruffy - 21 July 2012 07:15 PM

I have an older character in my next story that I need a Hair model for. But we seem to be living in the world of “Logan’s Run”. No one seems to have any thing for any one over 30. Can anyone help me out with this?

I don’t know what the extremes of the “receding” and “thinner” morphs look like on http://www.daz3d.com/shop/mature-mark-hair/
For balding hair there are a couple of freebies:  AprilYSH has Mitch Hair, Kozaburo has Namihei Hair.

I have the mature mark hair- I’ll have to take a closer look at it’s morphs. Where are those freebies at?

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Posted: 21 July 2012 09:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 459 ]
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http://shop.aprilsvanity.com/-free-items/mitch-hair/prod_94.html
http://www.salterdesign.com/Studio/Poser_Downloads_files/Namihei_Hair.zip

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Posted: 22 July 2012 03:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 460 ]
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fixmypcmike - 21 July 2012 09:00 PM

http://shop.aprilsvanity.com/-free-items/mitch-hair/prod_94.html
http://www.salterdesign.com/Studio/Poser_Downloads_files/Namihei_Hair.zip

Don’t know about Walter, but that Mitch hair looks like a good choice for Picard.

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Posted: 22 July 2012 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 461 ]
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TheCastellan - 21 July 2012 06:34 PM

No, I mean 9 as in the numbers equaling 9
Like this 1+7+0+1=9

smile

Looking for a ship who’s number equals 9, and an older ship, and not an Enterprise.

And to settle things, the crew’s going to be an average size.

maybe the Nebula class would fit your needs

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Nebula_class

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Posted: 22 July 2012 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 462 ]
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mdbruffy - 21 July 2012 07:15 PM

I have an older character in my next story that I need a Hair model for. But we seem to be living in the world of “Logan’s Run”. No one seems to have any thing for any one over 30. Can anyone help me out with this?

Hi,

Content Paradise has this hair for M4.  I use it for my older men.
http://www.contentparadise.com/productDetails.aspx?id=20902

It handles nicely in DAZ 3.

Also from Renderosity
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/red-for-m4/88552

It’s a bit expensive but the results are nice.

Hope it helps and thank you for all the contributions.

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Posted: 22 July 2012 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 463 ]
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mdbruffy - 21 July 2012 07:15 PM

I have an older character in my next story that I need a Hair model for. But we seem to be living in the world of “Logan’s Run”. No one seems to have any thing for any one over 30. Can anyone help me out with this?

Hi,

Content Paradise has this hair for M4.  I use it for my older men.
http://www.contentparadise.com/productDetails.aspx?id=20902

It handles nicely in DAZ 3.

Also from Renderosity
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/red-for-m4/88552

It’s a bit expensive but the results are nice.

Hope it helps and thank you for all the contributions.

Red for M4 is on sale right now- $16.00.

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Posted: 22 July 2012 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 464 ]
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After quite some time watching this and prior Trek threads, I’ve decided to push ahead on a hobby project. Spent much of the weekend setting up ships, and also working on some characters. Here are a couple of characters, one of which uses Mylochka’s excellent Orion skin.

Both characters are based on Daz Genesis.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 23 July 2012 12:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 465 ]
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Posermocap - 22 July 2012 07:29 PM

After quite some time watching this and prior Trek threads, I’ve decided to push ahead on a hobby project. Spent much of the weekend setting up ships, and also working on some characters. Here are a couple of characters, one of which uses Mylochka’s excellent Orion skin.

Both characters are based on Daz Genesis.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Check the boots - they are a mess (not your fault - autofit doesn’t always work) - I keep them off screen.


Is everybody going to be the exact same height?  This is an issue I have noticed - everyone is 5’10” or higher.  Genesis allows you to scale folks to different heights - use it.  There is quite a bit more diversity in the non-Daz figures as well as the DAZ Gen3 figures, don’t be afraid to use them.  In my fan-fic as an example, the CNO of Starfleet is based on the Rikishi figure from ‘rosity.  The Miki character gets you a petite (5’3”) Asian, Stephanie gets you an average sized female (5’4”)


What are the age of your characters?  Most of the character morphs for Genesis tend to be young people.  Ship captains are going to be in their 40’s so be prepared to adjust the body to match the character’s age.  Remember, the “supermen” lost the Eugenics Wars, so not everyone is going to be young and beautiful.


Are any of your characters married?  Do they have families?  Ever notice how in Star Trek almost everyone is single?  If you don’t have families, your ship is going to “smell like the 70’s”.


Are there going to be any humans that are NOT Caucasians?  In most fan-fic that I have seen, Starfleet only accepts Caucasians from either Western Europe or the United States.  At best, there is 1 token minority -  Most humans are not Caucasians, so plan accordingly.  Also check genders - there are a lot more female options for genesis, so be careful that you don’t overload the ship with 1 gender.


On the Von der Tann for instance, the ship captain is Russian (F)  the chief engineer is Egyptian (F), the XO is Andorian (F), the navigator (M) & helmsmen( F) are Chinese & Japanese, the communications officer is Vulcan (M), the science/cartography officer is Orion (M), the electronic warfare officer (M) and the damage control officers (F) are African and the weapons officer is Indian (M) - India Indian, not North American Indian.

 

Build a cast list.  Mine is in an excel spreadsheet, 1 for each ship or facility.  My columns consist of the following:

      Section           Position     Rank     Name               Sex     Race     Alien?    Mesh       Morph

 


Very handy for continuity and it lets you see what you are and are not using.


Re: ships - foundation3d is a great place to get ships.  I kit-bash the DMetlesits ships.  They are very easy to pull into Hexagon and disassemble into component parts to create new ships, like my Von der Tann or a Federation Survey Cruiser like the Vasco Dos Gama

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