SpaceRacer Beetle

I started this a few days ago, for someone who recently started writing a webcomic. The artist certainly can get the job done, but he isn’t into 3d.

This is my reference:

I don’t complain – I dig having some creative room, and the missing front view only made me rub my hands.

Yes, I have a weird taste when it comes to spaceships.

At any rate, this is what I have so far:

Here’s a test render.

Still plenty to do. The Blender screenshot shows (in the lower left viewport) that I still have to do the rockets and the underside; it’s likely to be pipework. The geometry still needs some polishing here and there, and there’s still detailed texturing to be done.

Looks pretty sweet to me!