Looking Back at a Classy Megacarrier (July 24, 2023)


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Michael Pretli has posted some of his old models online, and that includes this really gorgeous TCS Midway. It's not textured, but it does a good job of conveying the ship's massive scale. A few things, such as the turret emplacements, have even been upgraded over the original. You can find his site and a few more up-close shots at his webpage here!

This is one of my earlier models (from the year 2010). Since I always and only modeled for games and mods, low poly modeling is all I ever did, always having performance and engine limitations in mind when creating something, it's automatically guiding my hand. I made this model in my old "truespace 5" software, which was very limited by today's standard, in 2017 I switched over to Blender. But 2010 I was very proud of it, and I think it would be a shame of just getting forgotten in the depths of my modeldumps, so I hereby add it to my portfolio. It's a close to ingame and movies as I could get it, with minor details additions like the better turrets.

Original update published on July 24, 2023
Prophecy did something really cool, it managed to bring aesthetic elements from wing 1-2 into 3d but make it look more modern than 3-4. The art direction for the confederation was quite good. A panther or a vampire looked like it was right at home next to a thunderbolt.
Credit has to go to Mark Vearrier who took over for Chris Douglas as art director on Prophecy and who took the job VERY seriously!