Quote (AndyThomas @ 22 June 2004,17:17)Between that and the detail on the Dai-X pods, even on the neck, it's really hard to reproduce it all.I guess that won't stop me from trying, though! It's about time I did a little work on this model. Working on the X Fighter got me motivated to do some other things with our little 3D Star Fleet. I can hardly believe that almost two years have passed since we were last discussing this. Life really is too short.Anyhow, I've taken my nice X-Bomber model... and I've trashed it. Well, almost. I didn't like how some of the parts were shaped; so, I started all over with a blank file. After I rebuilt the main body, I copied over the detailed engine block and reshaped it a bit to fit.I'm glad I did all this because it has resulted in a far more accurate depiction of the "real" ship. I'm a perfectionist with everything I do and this X-Bomber is no exception. I still have a few little pieces that need to be added, but overall I've very pleased with it.Here's a little before and after animation. Some of the differences may be subtle, but I tend to dwell on those things.One benefit to this redesign is that everything "fits" much better. The Dai-X fits into the sides at the right proportions and the bridge fits where it should. Yep, I'm also modeling an interior set of the main bridge.Cutaway shot from above:Looking in from the front window:I haven't done Hercules' console yet and it's missing the wall trimmings as well as the openings and seats for the laser turrets, but amazingly the bridge all just happens to fit as-is.Here's one more big image of the whole ship.Now, my last reason for putting together this new model: I want to share it with everyone. I gave this some thought and I've decided I want to put my completed models in the "public domain". What's the use in keeping these to myself if I don't have the time to work with them? I'll be sharing the meshes in some sort of common format without the textures because the textures for the X-Bomber alone so far account for roughly 12MB, for the Dai-X another 5MB. I'll post them on my website with a link here and will allow Andy to link to them or host a copy if interested.