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Jaxilon
06-13-2010, 03:18 AM
I couldn't make up my mind so here I am late to the contest but maybe this will help me to squeeze a little more time out of life so I can work on this. I also have to say after seeing all the entries that look so good, it's been a bit of a hill to climb up in order to feel like entering this month.

Going against the grain I have chosen a Sci-Fi movie. I took a ride in the way back machine called up a movie called "Silent Running". This movie effected me when i was a kid and deserves to be remembered. The ship "Valley Forge" was a spaceship harbouring Earth's last forests. These were enclosed in Domes. Here I have created one of the domes. I might get fired up and attempt the entire ship but with the limited time left I may have to leave my entry at a Dome. The Dome would be enough to satisfy the contest but I don't want to give anything away in case anyone decides to go watch the movie (even though it is really dated now).

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Immolate
06-13-2010, 10:31 AM
Good choice. Can't wait for more of the details to show up on this one. I was nine when this move came out and I remember it well.

tilt
06-13-2010, 02:57 PM
never seen it, but then again, when I grew up we only had 1 tv channel from denmark and 2 from sweden to watch - so not much choice there *lol'
it seems a little blurry?

Jaxilon
06-13-2010, 11:54 PM
It does seem a bit blurry to me as well. Now part of that is due to the fact that you are looking through a dome over the top but I have made some adjustments to the forest because I wasn't satisfied with them. Also, my wife was giving me no end of grief because there was no little lake like she saw in one of the scenes. So, for crying out loud, there is now a little lake as well. LOL

Also, if I end up doing the entire ship, which is my dream on this but may be more than I have time for before the contest ends, this dome will shrink down and be about 1/12 of the whole.

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Jaxilon
06-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Well, I'm sort of caught. I can either keep working on this dome and try to trick it out or I can move forward with the rest of the ship. I just know I'm going to get pinched on time if I do but as they say, "No guts, no glory!"

I am posting what shows the length of the ship and what I have so far. Maybe you guys can tell me if I should go for it or stick with the pod.

Here is the beginning of the the entire ship named, "Valley Forge".

The Pods are obvious. In the movie each ship had 6 pods as near as I can tell and they were made up of various types of habitat. The tail end I haven't touched yet. The center Square marks the main decks of the ship which will entail a lot of made up mapping because there really isn't any type of plan for this ship that I have found. Of course, this would leave me with freedom to interpret however I want. The Wide cylinder down the center proved transportation fore and aft by walking or driving a cart of sorts.

Jaxilon
06-25-2010, 03:24 AM
Not much progress but at least I'm moving again.

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tilt
06-25-2010, 07:50 AM
thats a damn strange lollipop you got there... ;) ... without having seen the movie my comment will be that the center thing looks flat - needs some depth - but perhaps you just haven't gotten around to it yet? :)

Jaxilon
06-25-2010, 09:28 AM
Yeah, that's the part I just started on. I dropped the shapes down to indicate where the levels were. If I just draw the thing from the top it's not really much of a map so I figured I'd razor off the roof and do the layout. Hopefully it will come out looking right. I could just explode the deck levels and show them above and below but I am thinking to indicate the levels by color shade sort of like you did in your Dwarven City challenge map. Hopefully, it won't be too cluttered.

tilt
06-25-2010, 09:39 AM
sounds good - and thanks for remembering my rather unremarkable city :)

Jaxilon
06-27-2010, 02:29 AM
Ok, I only have a couple days left so I'm going to attempt to push ahead and wrap this up. I'm not done and only part of the deck is completed. I still need to finish the tail but this should show the direction I'm trying to go for. Any bright ideas let me know :)

edit: thumb is busted - When I uploaded it the little picture showed as a "?" mark

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Ascension
06-27-2010, 09:16 AM
That has been a common problem since the "upgrade" to new forum software...totally bogus if you ask me. As to your thingy, what's it from? I'm not familiar with it. It looks like kettle drums on the left and watermelons on the right with some sort of living quarters in the middle and they have to walk tightropes to get to either side. :) The Flying Karamazov Brothers in space, an opera in three parts. Eh, shrug, don't mind me I'm still suffering from heat exhaustion so my brain isn't working all that well.

Jaxilon
06-27-2010, 10:34 AM
Ok, since more than one person have mentioned not being familiar with the bases for my entry here is the Silent Running (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TckJBvl_uT0) move trailer. The ships are seen right at the beginning of the trailer and a few places throughout. I guess I show my age in this one :) 1970's Sci-fi

And for the record there is deck plans anywhere for these ships. It was filmed on a decommissioned navy vessel or something so I have just tried to include the areas they show on the film as well as whatever else I can think of.

PS. I probably should have had this link at the beginning of my entry.


EDIT: Now that I can read your post Ascension I have to say I got a good chuckle. I'm not done yet with the "kettle drums" and the "watermelons" are supposed to be self contained bio-domes with the last forests and plant-life of Earth.

Jaxilon
06-28-2010, 05:54 AM
Ok, deadline is killing me. I cranked on this all afternoon and late into the night. My mouse hand is cramped up now :O

If you see anything that I should change please let me know and if I have time tomorrow I will see what I can do.

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tilt
06-28-2010, 06:08 AM
looks about done to me... maybe some more depth to the antennas and the tanks on the left side :)

Jaxilon
06-28-2010, 11:10 AM
Just a few minor detail updates. I tried to add some depth but I've gotta get out to work...be back if I survive it after 3.5 hours sleep :)

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tilt
06-28-2010, 11:39 AM
3,5 hours... I do hope your day job isn't brain surgeon then ;)

Ascension
06-28-2010, 03:57 PM
You've got some lovely melons, Jax ;) Kidding. Just wanted to say that for some reason...must be the brain damage.

Jaxilon
06-28-2010, 05:53 PM
Last one before votes (I hope at least I got it in there).

Just a few minor changes, a title and legend.

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