New Turret Models


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

I’ve been experimenting with modeling and printing a number of turret designs gleaned from various Traveller illustrations over the years as optional components for my starship models. It’s common to see Traveller illustrations that depict ship’s turrets as hemispheres with an oblong weapon battery with three circular weapon ports. I refer to this as the […]

April 9, 2019

Scout Ship: Revision B


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

Last autumn, I began work on a revision to the Scout model to bring it closer in line to some of Bryan Gibson’s later works depicting the Scout. Bryan had taken some elements from the 3D model I created and blended them back into an updated design, one of my favorite examples being shown below. […]

March 9, 2019

Naval Fleet Courier


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

Taking what I learned from the previous model, I created an updated version of the Type S Scout/Courier model with the aim of improving detail in key areas as well as adding features to improve the “paintability”. It’s also the first time that I attempted to create my own water-slide decals. Background for Traveller Fans […]

October 13, 2018

Scout Ship: from Concept to Model


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

This is the first in a series about my process of fabricating a sci-fi starship from original concept art through printing and painting a physical model. Concept Art First, a little background: the modelĀ I am creating is a “Type S Scout/Courier” from the Traveller Role Playing Game universe. It’s a design that’s been around since […]

September 28, 2018