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TOS: First Federation flagship - Fesarius - WIP

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:31 pm
by CaptSyf
Hello all,

You ever have one of those days that everything seems to distract you from you primary goals for the day. Well, I have had one of those days. Anyways, I found a reference to the "First Federation" from back in the TOS days. And I got to thinking what it would require to make the First Federations' flagship, the Fesarius. So, from this point forward, I have been unable to do much else but work on this. Well, I started playing with the idea, and soon had a model well into the 25,000 polycount range (only about 1/5 done). So, I started all over, and now I am getting much closer. The model is currently near 10,000 polies, and may well become 15,000 to 20,000 by completion (it's about 45-50% completed). So, I don't think I will be releasing her on a public scale. I may try an even lower poly one ( I figure it may be do-able near the 8,000 poly range).

Here's a pic of it.


As for reference - http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/schem ... ships2.htm

Re: TOS: First Federation flagship - Fesarius - WIP

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:13 am
by SaiyaJin_Dale
CaptSyf wrote:Hello all,

You ever have one of those days that everything seems to distract you from you primary goals for the day. Well, I have had one of those days. Anyways, I found a reference to the "First Federation" from back in the TOS days. And I got to thinking what it would require to make the First Federations' flagship, the Fesarius. So, from this point forward, I have been unable to do much else but work on this. Well, I started playing with the idea, and soon had a model well into the 25,000 polycount range (only about 1/5 done). So, I started all over, and now I am getting much closer. The model is currently near 10,000 polies, and may well become 15,000 to 20,000 by completion (it's about 45-50% completed). So, I don't think I will be releasing her on a public scale. I may try an even lower poly one ( I figure it may be do-able near the 8,000 poly range).

Here's a pic of it.


As for reference - http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/schem ... ships2.htm
That looks interesting, I cant wait to see a finished product.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:08 am
by CaptSyf
Well, I decided to try a lower poly version. I have it complete and ready for SOD export.

This on is still a bit heavy on the polycount (compared to the average model), weighing in at 9744. This will be the final version for now. I'll post the ingame shots soon.

Oh, and yes, this "low poly" one will be released.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:18 pm
by Captain_H
Not bad, can't wait for release.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:39 pm
by Achilles
looks like a cutom Disco ball, I remember the first fed episode, wonder what ever happened to them ?

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:52 pm
by whohaw15
hey id like to get my hands on any highly detailed, high poly models so just send them my way. pls

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:29 am
by Majestic
Great work as always CaptSyf. :D

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:03 am
by kips
captsyf

It looks like the ship in TOS the Balok character the one that a little guy used a puppet to put a fear of god into Kirk and crew.

A good ship it will probably rival a borg sphere!

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:30 am
by Captain_H
Achilles wrote:looks like a cutom Disco ball, I remember the first fed episode, wonder what ever happened to them ?
I kind of wodered about that too.

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:05 pm
by CaptSyf
A disco ball? lol, That's funny. I guess actually, the disco ball looks like the Fesaruis, since TOS came before Disco....lol

You got it, it is Baloks' ship from TOS. It's the first alien spaceship ever seen on star trek, ever.

Anyways, Here's some pics of ingame. I had a little fun with it in my Federations mod.

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:52 pm
by allyant
nice

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:51 pm
by Zered003
That looks pretty cool.

almost makes that song "play that funky music white boy" play over and over in my head. :lol:

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:56 am
by Majestic
Awesome just awesome. 8)

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:21 am
by Numbazix
Zered003 wrote:That looks pretty cool.

almost makes that song "play that funky music white boy" play over and over in my head. :lol:
Hehe, that's great :lol: . Model looks really good. Glad you included an in-game shot.

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:33 am
by Khaldore
Achilles wrote:I remember the first fed episode, wonder what ever happened to them ?
Bill Shatner mentioned the First Federation and Balok (well, to a point) in Dark Victory and Preserver, but didn't really elaborate too much. :( Given the power of the just the *one* ship, I'd have like to heard more about them as well.

Cap'n... excellent in-game shots. Definitely captures that flashy (and kinda gaudy) look the Fesarius had in TOS. Though I do prefer the look of that Connie much better. :D

- Mike