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I'm okay with compromise, as long as it's not stupid. emoticon emoticon


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Okay, I think I'm happy with the reactor housing. It's probably as good as it's gonna get at this scale. Plus it's just a bunch of weird shapes in general. I also made a couple of minor changes around the bridge, to the spine, and I added the deflector shield projectors (at least according to the cross section) and the ventral view of the escape pod.

Otherwise, I dropped in the color "swatches," so to speak, to choose from once I start coloring and shading the exterior. I'm pretty sure I'll go with some version of amaranth for the diplomatic version of the ship, and probably scarlet for the retrofit version later.

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looking great so far.

Wow, that colour swatch though...yowza that's a serious gradient. it's gonna take a lot of work on all those curves, especially the blended ones. Good luck on that, but you are doing a really great job on this so far. keep it up!


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Well the color swatches are just all the available options. I made a big RGB color wheel where each square changes the luminosity by increments of 5 from 0 to 240, so it's 48 colors plus grayscale. The saturation is maxed on everything, so to tone it down I'll play around with desaturating the color(s) I pick.
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I understand. looks great so far man. Keep up the great work.

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No major external updates this week, just chipping away at the section between the reactor and the center engine. I wish I could find a decent semi-accurate top down view of the ship, but the only sort of official schematic is a ventral view (which seems relatively accurate) and a front view (which is not very accurate, at least as far as the engines are concerned).

I also started working on the command and passenger decks. The stats say the diplomatic version of the ship can carry 16 passengers. I can squeeze 12 passengers on the passenger deck if the staterooms are doubles. The other 4 can be VIP cabins on the main deck. For the two passenger refreshers I was inspired by the shower suites on Etihad A380s. An alternate idea I had was to make the passenger deck crew quarters, and move all the passengers to the main deck. It makes a certain kind of sense, all the ship's amenities like the lounge and galley are on the main deck.

The command deck reconciles screen evidence with the cross section. The entry to the cockpit is centered on the back wall in TCW (and possibly in TPM, though it's impossible to tell), but I shifted the remaining bulkheads to the starboard side of the ship like the cross section image.

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I thought this was an actual physical model in Episode 1. I could have sworn that I saw exhibit pics of this online. I will look for some and see about posting them or linking them here.


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here you go;
https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/republic-cruiser-radiant-vii-studio-model-star-wars-the-exhibition-london-2008.206750/

and this;

https://modelermagic.com/radiant-vii-studio-model/


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small things I noticed.

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if you look in this image there is a little figure in the bridge - and the scale you have appear to match up quite well, so good job there.

That said, you have a very smooth slightly curved nose cone, where the studio model appears to be a straight cone shape.

Also, the bridge vertical line appears to be at a slight angle outward as it goes up towards the bridge windows, and the lip under the bridge in front of the cone is also at an angle.

I haven't looked over the rest of the elevation drawing to compare with the studio model at this stage, but hopefully these reference images are helpful.

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quote:

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here you go;
https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/republic-cruiser-radiant-vii-studio-model-star-wars-the-exhibition-london-2008.206750/

and this;

https://modelermagic.com/radiant-vii-studio-model/



I appreciate the effort emoticon

However, I've had both these sites bookmarked for a while. To spare further duplication of effort, I'll share the other sources I'm using.

Aside from the two galleries above and the Flickr album I linked to earlier in the thread, there isn't much. There is this schematic which I referred to above as the sort of official schematic I found which is just an accurate-seeming ventral view and a so-so head-on view. Otherwise, I'm using this image from the TCW concept art gallery for the episode "Ambush." There is one other image I'll have to upload to share, which is a decent port side view of the studio model with relatively minimal distortion, although unfortunately the original image is quite low resolution.
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