A guest blog by 3D modeler Al Dinelt, who created the USS Xenophon model.
Quite a while ago, I saw a posting over at Sci-Fi Meshes asking for someone who could model a ship for the Axanar video. I watched what was available and was totally blown away by it so I replied to the post. Talked to Tobias Richter, found out what was required in a very short amount of time and gave it my best shot. The ship was modeled in Cinema 4D over a period of a few weeks. Didn’t have what you would call good reference images, so a lot of it is an interpretation of what I saw in very small images. Really have to thank Alec and Tobias for guiding me along and working with me to realize their vision. The warp nacelles were from Tobias and I worked on the rest of the Marklin class ship. The model was exported to .FBX format and sent to Tobias where he tweaked it and added some extra detail, then worked his magic to bring it to life! It was a great experience and learned a lot from Tobias. I would be more than willing to collaborate with Alec and Tobias any time.