Modern airship

Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:42 am

This is inspired by a new Syd Mead illustration I saw this week as well as an old design I made 35 years ago

First, the engine pods. I learned a new trick making the blades. It will be pretty obvious to you old masters, but I wasn't sure it would work.

And I actually got the Followme Tool to work right for a change. I don't why I have so much trouble with it.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:49 am

Another view.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:16 am

Rough out of main hull gas bag.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 am

Rough out of cabins and holds.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Mike Amos » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am

Great result in a difficult topic, have you considered a cabin inside the main fuselage? I think there is a market for this type of aircraft flown at very high altitude as phone and internet communication servers. They could also be used for mapping and lidar purposes. etc et al. A render of this beauty over high cloud and mountains would be about perfect.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:18 am

Rough out of the bridge.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:21 am

Bridge imported back into main model.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:17 am

Bridge updated and control surfaces added.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:22 am

Top view.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:40 am

Engines roughed into place.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:18 pm

Forward lounges and penthouse suites.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Mike Amos wrote:Great result in a difficult topic, have you considered a cabin inside the main fuselage? I think there is a market for this type of aircraft flown at very high altitude as phone and internet communication servers. They could also be used for mapping and lidar purposes. etc et al. A render of this beauty over high cloud and mountains would be about perfect.

Thanks Mike.

Yes, the main cabins and holds do extend into the gas bag. I'll post a see-through showing that. Good suggestion. Thanks.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby L i am » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:18 am

Nice work Bryan :thumb: How did you create the main fuselage, what tool?
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:17 pm

L i am wrote:Nice work Bryan :thumb: How did you create the main fuselage, what tool?

Thanks!

I used Curviloft. I first created one quarter using the arc tool, then divided that into three sections and then used Curviloft and turned it into a component.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:59 pm

Here is an xray view showing the cabins extending in the main hull and also the lines used to create the hull that are the initial anchor/guidelines for Curviloft.

I will not be making any interior details at this time. The airship is just part of a larger scene I will be making.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:30 pm

Updates.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:17 pm

A close up. Look close and you can the SketchUp man for scale.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:33 pm

Bridge update. This will be about all the detail I'll add to the bridge at this time.

The box hanging from the ceiling are long range sensors, but not the only ones.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:33 pm

A ground view.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:56 pm

Lateral thrusters added.
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Re: Modern airship

Postby Bryan K » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:20 am

And that's it for the airship for now.

Moving on to the scene it was made for in a new thread.
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