Distant Places

1 year later

February 27th, 2012

Well I almost broke the blog after an attempt to update its theme. Silly me. My Traveller output should be increasing soon. More ships…and other stuff. More later. Not “later” as in 2013, hopefully.

The return

February 11th, 2011

Well, some weeks (or was it months?) ago I messed up during the WordPress upgrade. I finally remembered to sort it out – after some head scratching, I can tell you.
Sorry for the absense, and the clogging, choking dust. Anyway, expect to see more stuff in the coming days/weeks/months etc, although right now I’m busy dealing with the Zhodani for Mongoose Publishing :D

Designed to allow an individual to ply the spacelanes unaided. Some consider it a sport, others a way of life.

I’ve not had any time for Traveller since starting my new job, this is the draft (complete but unrefined) version of the first ship in my long-in-production Traveller module “7-ships”. I might finish it one day, here’s a sample in the meantime:

Stats(MgT), description and deckplans -
http://www.distantplaces.info/files/SoloYacht_Sample.pdf

Radio silence…

December 15th, 2009

Don’t mistake radio silence for a sign that a ship is derelict…

;-)

Leaving the convoy…

September 8th, 2009


One of the Nebandi Ru freighters breaks orbit, leaving the rest of the convoy…

This was just a quick test of some post-processing techniques. I’m looking at creating a workflow that will generate convincing and artful paint styles for some renderings. Unless you really go to town on 3D, it does end up looking a bit sterile. Not quite there – but going in the right direction.

Nebandi Ru Class Freighter

September 6th, 2009

Another of the 7 ships.

Snippet from ’7 Ships’

August 29th, 2009

Well, my ’5 ships’ Traveller supplement has turned into ’7 ships’. Here’s the Liparus Class; think of it as a Free Trader with a serious weight problem. ’7 Ships’ will feature a “Q” variant, its cargo capacity substituted for armour and guns. A wolf hunter in sheep’s clothing…

The ultimate challenge for a wealthy or heavily sponsored spacer – solo piloting across the Imperium…. The solo yacht is a single crew starship, designed for sport, for the challenge of facing the void alone. This is one of the five ships that will feature in my first Traveller product. Coming soon. Well, sooner than the rest. *winks*

Hector Mk2 pmc

August 8th, 2009

pmc, as in pretty much complete. On to the ‘colouring in’. I’m already pulling my hair out trying to assign texture maps to a cargo pod. UV mapping isn’t my strong suit..

News from earlier… a test render for the Rheeban Free Station:

I rebuilt the ring as I wasn’t happy with the patterning. It’s now more ‘mechanical’ looking, which is right for this kind of vessel. I made the central spoke vertical. This way, crew will ride an elevator from the central hub to the ring, and not face any difficulties realigning to the ring’s gravity field – which lets you walk along the inside of the ring, so that ‘down’ is always towards the centre of the ring.

Hope to be finished by the end of today…

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