Should have posted this ages ago, but here it is -
Like many gamers, I love Homeworld when it first came out. With designs clearly inspired by two of my favourite SF Illustrators - Peter Elson and Chris Foss, there were clearly a lot of ships which looked cool. I always knew I wanted to scratchbuild one, the problem was which one?
I settled on the Taiidan Interceptor. I like the idea that the ship was designed like an medieval night, lopsided with a big whopping weapon on one side, like a lance. The crazy colour scheme would really stick out nicely too from the drab greys that so many other unimaginative SF subjects seem to stick to.
What I really liked about the Homeworld designs was they had a certain heft and weight to them - they really looked like they could be spaceships, with plenty of room for thrusters, fuel etc. Unlike the dinky little things in, say, Battlestar Galactica, which are designed tiny so the props fit on a shooting sound stage. In a computer game, there's no such restriction.
Anyway, here's the Taiidan Interceptor 'Triikor'. Basically they were the grunts you sent into battle to get massacred.
A big shout out to Jon Aaron Kambeitz & Rob Cunningham who I believe designed this. This is my favourite design from the Homeworld Series. I had hoped to work on Homeworld 2... sadly it all happened a bit too quickly before I could get organised. However I can still get some consolation from building some of the ships to hold in my hands!
So here's my interpretation in styrene, epoxy and polyester putty, with a few bits and pieces from old kits.
Thank for looking, hope you enjoyed the pics, sooner or later I better start posting some of my art here...