I was inspired by the trailer of Ridley Scott’s Alien’s prequel and what the film entailed; I was mostly intrigued about the human ship – the USCSS Prometheus.
I was not sure of the design from what I saw in the trailer, so I wanted to try a version of it
Then to my amazement I recently had a conversation with the man who actually worked on the design of the ship [link]
and the process that went with it. It was an insightful and welcoming exchange.
I then saw the Prometheus proper, and I thought WOW!!! What attracted me to her were the little details; the lights, the hull, the good balance of greebles, and a very clever design concept. It has been a long time since the cinema has graced us with a new good looking ship.
As a result I decided to work on it and carry on. I added bits here and there, to see how far I can go.
This is my finished version; I based the idea on the dropship of Aliens but one way larger; I liked the engine arrangement of the Prometheus but got the wrong idea but it worked out very well here. I also loved the unusual flightdeck of the original so I made something similar.
To show off its lights, I had the ship placed in somewhere dark and dank. I have sort of done a day version of this, but am in two minds to work on her.
Like to hear your thoughts.