Trip around the Galaxy
Blender 2.79.7, Cycles, 3000 samples, rendered at 4k, filmic, generate plates add-on ($), Kitops add-on ($), Space Nebula Node Group by Mark Kingsnorth, Blackhole shader by Gleb Alexandrov, Sun model heavily modified from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FTjAoLBC00HHK5cSSL7kA.
Awesome theme and a lot of fun to make. Went in a different direction than I initially thought. Recommendations on changes always welcome.
Light Cruiser Tiger class
Displacement: 10,000 Tons
Complement of 20: 15 Sailors and 5 Marines.
Primary Weapons: 3 light Railguns
Secondary Weapons: laser self defense system
Hyperspace capability: Wormhole generator
New computer is really fast but I am still getting the feel for it. Beats my old computer like a mountain gorilla beating a chihuahua puppy.
Post Script: Though happy with the ship I was not too happy with the composition. Went back and tried something different. Tons happier. Reminds me of the old scifi paperback book covers.
Post Post Script: I did forget to mention the gas planet is procedurally done. Thanks to the generosity of Jean-Grégoire Malvoisin for the shader: https://akikun.wordpress.com/how-to-make-a-procedural-gas-giant/
Used Terrain generator shader Pro ($).
No longer newest version.