As some of you may know, I work part-time at a nightclub in Copenhagen. After a few months of working there I offered my services as a graphic designer to help establish a more consistent brand for the nightclub, as well as refine the way it was present on social media.
As you may be aware, I’ve been documenting my collection of miniature models, mostly of Star Trek origin! For fun I thought I’d play around with photo shopping some of the models into space scenes. It’s been a lot of fun taking the pictures with my camera, since getting the lighting and settings just right has taken a lot of experimentation.
The NX Enterprise took a few hours to create, the original model is about 12omm long. The scene is made from scratch by me (planet, background etc). It consists of about 10 layers, including running lights, windows, engine glows etc. The final colouring of the ship was achieved with a colour overlay layer.
This popular scene from the TNG episode ‘The Defector’ took a few hours to create, more so as there are 6 ships in the scene. I could of spent more time on getting the lighting set up on the models, but I didn’t have the portable flash when I took the photos. The image is actually mirrored to what appeared on screen as the composition was created for it to work as a Facebook timeline image.
I might add a tutorial in the near future to show how I take the photos, mask out the ships and add all the lighting details to the ship
A few months back Eaglemoss came out with a new magazine called ‘Star Trek Starships’. It is a fortnightly magazine and features a new ship each issue. The models are not available where I live, so I’ve been buying them online meaning I’m a few weeks behind. The models are of mixed quality, with some ships been excellent, and some been questionable in detail levels. That said, there aren’t really that many competitors out there so I can easily overlook this. I’ve had a few models with manufacturing flaws, but these have been easily fixable with a little model making experience!
Star Trek Starships
I highly recommend any serious Trek fans out there to invest in this magazine. I’ll add more photos to the gallery as I collect the issues.
You can also track new additions on my Facebook page.
I’ve recently been working on a a project at school to launch a Danish beer into the Asian market. I decided to do a little 3D work on the project to give a better visualisation of what we were doing, so I thought I’d post it here for people to take a look at
Me brainstorming ideas for a solution on how to proceed with the project.
For quite some time now (like several years) I’ve been following the design and construction of the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. There will be 2 ships in this class, HMS Queen Elizabeth (due to enter service 2016) and HMS Prince of Wales (due to enter service 2018). They are going to be the largest warships the UK has ever built and will displace about 65,000 tonnes and are 280m long. The current plan is that the ship will be built in a STOVL setup for use with the F35-B.
Anyway, I degress, the point of this post is that I will be creating a medium polygon 3D model of the ship. My intention is that I will update this post as progress is made, so that the process of creating the model can be seen from start to finish. I’m estimating that the model may take a few months to make due to real life commitments and the fact that finding referance material to build the hull form that is accurate is incredably difficult! Right now I am using photos of the hull sections to create cross sections of the hull to help me create an accurate hull form.
Well, its been quite sometime since I made any posts here, mainly due to been extremely busy with my new studies, as well as having to deal with some personal issues. That said, the last few months have been rather productive. The Most major event been that SuricataFX is now a registered company available for handling outsourced graphics and project management/web design consultation.As such this site will be recieving a makeover in the coming month to better display relevant information (the blog will remain, but not be the prominant frontpage of the site!).