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Stu
December 7th, 2001, 12:49 PM
This one has been 3 years in the making. It was one out of a sheet full of sketching that I had done that my friend said I should work on the design. With his help, it has arrived at its current look. Kind of think of it as the Nova Class' meaner cousin. It's fast and is very capable in battle. Pretty much the opposite of the Nova class. I do have the other views sketched out, but don't want to get to involved in them until I get the top view down. Would be greatful for any comments, opinions, suggects, etc. Thanks.

www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/millennium.html (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/millennium.html)

Thomas P
December 7th, 2001, 03:12 PM
Well it looks great to me.

Korborak
December 7th, 2001, 03:27 PM
Well, you have done great!
I like everything on it.

GJHSdesign4
December 7th, 2001, 06:49 PM
This is a nice ship, and the design is very orginial. I love this sherp angles and it compact features can't what to see more.

Stu
December 30th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Will, I figured it had been awhile since I posted on 3D Gladiators. And awhile since I worked on this design. here is an updating of this design....

U.S.S. Millennium revision 1 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/revised.jpg)

As you can see, I've completely over hauled most of the design. Streamlining the ship more. Changing the nacelles from the radical rap-around design to a more traditional one. I changed it just because I was continuously having creativity blocks with the rap-around nacelles. As for the over all change, I felt the last design was to close to the Nova Class, as was my original intention. This is a ship of action, fast response. But not have it be a didicated warship. I still wanted it to have some exploration capabilities, as limited as they maybe for this ship. I decided to go with a more blend of Intrepid/Nova with some Sovereign mixed in. But at the same time, trying to keep it original. I hope I have accomplished that. If not, then back to the drawing board. As aways, comments and suggestions welcome. Later.

General Phoenix
December 30th, 2003, 02:22 PM
I think it's much improved, Stu. I'd love to see somebody tackle her in 3-D form.

seanr
December 30th, 2003, 04:07 PM
Not fond of the engines at all, but the rest is great! For the engines, rather than having the entire engne turned nose-in towards the hull of the ship, make the enboard edge of the engine straight and leave the outboard edge like it is so they taper inward t0oward the nose without looking like the engine isn't pointing forward. I'd also recommend blunting the tip of the engin and making it end a bit futher back so the engines are more stubby looking. I think they'd fit the design a bit better if you do something along those lines.

Stu
January 6th, 2004, 05:41 PM
General Phoenix - Thank you. I too would love to see the Millennium as a CGI model. Maybe there is someone out there brave enough to attempt it. :D

Seanr - Here is a revision to the ship as per your suggection.

REVISION 2 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/revised2.jpg)

I do like the enboard of the engines straight. I think it looks a lot better, thank you.

I have also done two quick sketches of what the side view may look like. Here they are:

SIDE VIEWS (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/side.jpg)

I'm currently working on some designs for the warp nacelles. I will post them when I get a few more done. Thank you all again for your comments and suggestions. Later.

Stu

Stu
January 8th, 2004, 01:14 PM
Here are some more images:

SIDE VIEW 3 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/side3.jpg)
This is just another sketch for a possible side view.

WARP NACELLE DESIGNS (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/nacelles.jpg)
As you can see, I seem to be leaning toward a certain look. However, I'm not sure if I like it enough. I really want the nacelles to be some what original, but not too far out.

AUXILERY VESSEL (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/auxshuttle.jpg)
This was just something fun I sketched up. It is suppose to be a take off on the Delta Flyer. Maybe when Voyager made it back, Starfleet engineers took the Delta Flyer design and twicked it a little. I was thinking of having it be the auxilery vessel that would go under the saucer section, or it could be scaled down as a 2 person fighter. Just something fun.

Later.

Stu

Stu
January 12th, 2004, 08:55 AM
Here are 2 versions of the top view done in Adobe Illustrator:

TOP VIEW 1 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/top1.jpg)

TOP VIEW 2 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/top2.jpg)

The only real difference between the two are the warp nacelles. Other than that, I think I'm keeping the top view like it is. I may be doing little adjustments here and there to some of the detailing as I work on the other views. I hope to have the side view done by the end of the week. Later.

Stu

General Phoenix
January 12th, 2004, 12:07 PM
I think I prefer the second version myself - those nacelles seem a bit less bulky than the ones in the first pic.

skyhawk223
January 12th, 2004, 01:43 PM
I agree with GP. Coming along nicely.

Stu
January 14th, 2004, 01:14 PM
General Phoenix & Skyhawk - thank you for your comments. I myself was leaning towards the second version.

I have started on the side view.

DORSAL & PORT SIDE VIEWS (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/ship1.jpg)

As you can see, I have just started. I still have lifeboats, windows and other details to add. Also I will not be able to do detailing on the bottom part of the side view until I get the ventral view done. I hope to have more of the side view done by the weekend and a rough of the ventral done as well. Later

Stu

seanr
January 16th, 2004, 11:49 AM
Looks great. I like the new engines a lot better.

Fallanore
January 19th, 2004, 01:07 AM
i specially registered for this particular ship :-)
(and sean's nice works ofcourse)

but i think the old nacelle's look better.
i still have the image of the old USS Millennium somewhere, and it looks more "advanched" if you know what i mean.

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Somehow, the last version makes the ship look "thin" where as the orriginal looks much scarier, and i prefer the orriginal nacelle's too.
the new ones look misplaced, almost as if they where used as an emergency solution during some dominion war.

to be short:
i like the old version more :D
i hope to see more of her, maybe even a interrior? ;)

Stu
January 19th, 2004, 02:25 PM
Fallanore - I am honored that you signed up because of my design (and seanr's excellent work :D)

I understand what you are saying. The ship did have an "edge" to it with the other nacelle design. But it was giving me a headache when I tryed to update the nacelles to go with the new "body" I gave to it. The reason I changed the body was so the ship fit more into the design lineage of the "current" state-of-the-art ships such as the Intrepid, Sovereign, and Prometheus Class starships. Here is a chart showing these ships compared to the Millennium Class.

SHIP CHART (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/sizechart.jpg)

For you Fallanore, I will go back into my sketches and post an image of the Millennium with the old nacelle design with the new body. I'll try and get that posted here as soon as I can.

As for any interior views.....you got it. I've been working on some sketches of the bridge. I also plan to do designs for main engineering, sickbay, captain's ready room, and the conference lounge. I also want to come up with a shuttlecraft design for the Millennium. When I'm done, I hope to have a mini-tech manual for the ship. That is my plan.

I'll be posting some new images (hopefully) within the next few days. Thanks to all again for checking out my design and giving your input. It's been a great help for me. Cheers.

Stu

Fallanore
January 20th, 2004, 05:27 AM
Ok, i can see where you're comming from now.
in that case i must agree with GP, the seccond version of the nacelles look better.
i somehow imagined her more the size of an intrepid class then nova ;)

Stu
January 22nd, 2004, 07:14 PM
Here is a quick updating of the dorsal view:

DORSAL VIEW REVISION (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/revised3.jpg)

All I pretty much did was add more detailing and maybe moved a line or two. I'll have more to post tomorrow. Later.

Stu

Stu
January 23rd, 2004, 10:59 PM
As promised, more images.

SIDE VIEW (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMside.jpg)

VENTRAL VIEW (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMventral.jpg)

Hopefully by Monday I will have colored versions done as will as the bow view. Later.

Fallanore
January 24th, 2004, 12:52 PM
hey stu,

great work as usual, BUT (oi..) but when i compair the lengt of the bridge module to the end of the sourcersection with the length on the sideview, the sideview seems rather short :S

i like the overall design, the bottom view looks good, makes her look verry streamlined.

have you had any succes on the 3d part? maybe found someone?
for the interior somehow navy blue colors seem to fit her if you ask me :|

Stu
January 24th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Fallanore- Glad you like the progress of the Millennium. I'm pretty happy with the bottom view myself. I took some of the design from the Sovereign Class. As for the top view of the bridge module not matching up with the side view, I'll have to check it out. Thank you for pointing that out.

As for finding someone to made a CGI model of the Millennium, I'm hoping that someone would be willing to donate their time and tallent. I've posted over at Scifi-Meshes.com. Hopefully someone there or here at 3D Gladiators maybe interested.

As for the interior....navy blue huh? I'll have to think about that. I'll hopefully have some roughs for bridge interior on Monday or Tuesday. Later.

Stu
"Narsil"

Elowan
January 25th, 2004, 05:24 PM
I'm glad someone got to see the progress. Other than the 1st picture - I'm getting 'page not available' errors from Yahoo. :what:

Fallanore
January 25th, 2004, 05:27 PM
well

try dragging the url to your adressbar, that fixed the errors for me :D

Elowan
January 25th, 2004, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Fallanore
well

try dragging the url to your adressbar, that fixed the errors for me :D

Yeah - right! But C&P worked.

Fallanore
January 27th, 2004, 01:58 PM
i am beginning to miss posts from stu LOL
i remember some images from seanr for a prometheus class ship,
maybe they could be modified to serve as an idea for the millennium class interrior?

Stu
January 27th, 2004, 05:44 PM
As promised (and a day late), colored versions of the side and ventral views:

SIDE VIEW, COLORED (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMside2.jpg)

VENTRAL VIEW, COLORED (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMvental2.jpg)

Fallanore - I too remember some of the beautiful interiors of the Prometheus that Seanr did. I remember the incredible transporter room he did. I'll have to see if some of those images are still posted. Maybe, with Sean's blessing, I could use them for ideas for the Millennium's interior.

I hope to have some roughs of the bow and stern images by the end of the week. Later.

Stu

Fallanore
January 27th, 2004, 11:22 PM
The more i see her the more i'm beginning to think they should make a series with this design.
but one thing keeps haunting me, the warpcore hatch.
it just looks better when its round i think ;)

Stu
January 29th, 2004, 06:24 PM
Just a quick update. Today I started on the Millennium's MSD (Master Systems Display).

MSD (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MSD1.jpg)

I still have more detailing to add, and also to put it in color. I hope to have the MSD done by tomorrow evening, along with some other images that I will be posting. Later.

Stu

Fallanore
January 30th, 2004, 05:15 AM
it shouldn't really be posted here, but i took the lucery of writing a mission for your ship Stu.
Much like all my other stories it most likely ends up in "My Documents" untill my HD gets formatted, but i thought what the hell, i might as well post it here ;-)
It's not much yet, ive been writing it since 10 minutes ago oo so.

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It wasn't untill 1 week ago that Cpt. Kingston was apointed as Captain of the U.S.S Millennium, and she still haven't seen any of her ship.
But today would be the big day, finally she got to see her ship that was build in Utopia Planitia.
There was a knock on her door, and almost flying she got to the other end of her apartment to open up the door.
"Goodmorning Admiral Picard" She said, "Good morning Captain, are you ready for the big day? whe have a lot to discuss yet" he smiled at her.
After some coffee and discussing what her first mission was she packed her bags, had one last look at her apartment and then closed the door.
She always made a great tactical officer, her captains often relied on her judgement if it came down to battle, this time it was different.
This time she was in the big seat, and it was different then commanding the bridge during alpha shifts, she knew that much allready.
Her shuttlepod was allready running and just waiting to get on its way, Kingston was just about to sit down when someone else came rushing in.
It was Vic, her first officer, they went to the acedemy together but they lost contact after they each went on with their carreers, how happy she was to see him.
Vic was a fine young man in his early 30's and he served aboard the U.S.S Prometheus for a while.
VIC!! she shouted, jumping towards him with a big smile on her face "First Officer reporting for duty Ma'am" he replied, then he hugged her with a smile just as big as hers.

Fallanore
January 30th, 2004, 05:35 AM
please do not mind my spelling/grammar
english is not my native tongue and notepad doesnt have a spellchecker yet ;-)

Stu
January 31st, 2004, 09:40 AM
Fallanore - Great start to your story. Don't feel to bad, I speak English everyday and still have trouble with it ;) . I would love to see you do some more of the story. But I would like to see some more information in the story. Like what is Kingston's and Vic's first names. What was it that Kingston and Picard talked about. Just stuff like that. But you have a great start.

Now for more images.

Unfortunately, I didn't get done as much as I wanted. Here is the MSD (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MSD2.jpg) with all the detailing finished. I hope to have a colored version done by Monday.

Here is an updating of the VENTRAL VIEW (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMventral3.jpg) . I changed the auxliery craft under the saucer section. Also added warning markings around the phaser stripe on the bottom of the engineering hull. Also changed the registry number at the front and added the ship's name at the back end.

Here are some rough images for possible bridge layouts. Nothing special.

BRIDGE DESIGN 1 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/bridge1.jpg)
BRIDGE DESIGN 2 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/bridge2.jpg)
BRIDGE DESIGN 3 (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/bridge3.jpg)

This is a possible design for the helm console.
HELM CONSOLE (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/helm.jpg)

Until next time. Later.

Stu

General Phoenix
January 31st, 2004, 11:19 PM
Love the helm console, man. :D Looks like it was designed by a super-intelligent dolphin. I would love to see that modeled.

Stu
February 3rd, 2004, 08:14 PM
General Phoenix - Thanks, glad you like the helm console. I'm farely pleased with it myself. ;)

Here is the colored version of the MSD.

MASTER SYSTEMS DISPLAY (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MSD3.jpg)

As you can see, I used the color scheme that was seen in Star Trek: Nemesis. I tried to get the colors as close as I could.

Coming up next.....I hope to have (at least) the bow view done in a rough form. Also there maybe some rough persective views of some of the bridge stations as well. Later.

Stu

Stu
February 10th, 2004, 08:04 AM
Time for another quick update....

Here is a rough start on the bow view.

BOW VIEW (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMbow1.jpg)

The forward view of the engineering hull is getting to be a real pain in the butt!!:fume: I won't post the bow view with detailing on the engineering hull until I am pleased with it. If I learned anything when I was doing the ortheographic views of the ENTERPRSIE NX-01, it is that the top, bottom and side views are easy. It's the front and back view that are the killer. I'll hopefully have more done of the bow by the end of the week.

Here is something fun I did awhile back. It is the emblom/patch for the shipyard that the Millennium was built at. If you have seen the television show HOME IMPROVEMENT, then you will get the inside joke.

BINFORD SHIPYARDS (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/shipyard.jpg)

Finally, just some specs on the Millennium Class Starship:

SHIP INFO
Name: U.S.S. Millennium
Starfleet Registry: NX-77197 (Prototype)
Class: Millennium
Type: Patrol Combatant / Escort
Construction Facility: Binford Shipyards, Neptune, Sol Sector

PERFORMANCE
Cruising Velocity: Warp Factor 6.5 (15 hours)
Maximum Velocity: Warp Factor 9.98 (6 hours)

CREW
Complement: 84
Emergency Evacuation Limit: 300

TACTICAL
9 Type X Phasers
2 Type II Pulse Phaser Cannons
1 Fore, 1 Aft Torpedo Launcher
Torpedo Complement: 25 photon, 25 quantum
Regenerative Deflector Shield System
Mithril Class Ablative Hull Amour

AUXILERY CRAFT
1 Morpheus Class Runabout
2 Type 12b Shuttlecraft
2 Guardian Class Fighters
2 Workbees

Well, that's it for now. Hope to have more to post at the end of the week. Cheers.

Stu

Elowan
February 10th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Binford Shipyards, eh? I hope to hell Tim Allen didn't work on this baby! :)

Fallanore
February 11th, 2004, 11:36 AM
it looks great indeed, i luv her everytime i see her a bit more.
i have a bit of a writersblock haha so im not really sure how the story will continue

Sanguinius
February 14th, 2004, 08:24 AM
Hmm, I'm seriously tempted to model this one... arrrh way too much stuff at once :P

Fallanore
February 14th, 2004, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Sanguinius
Hmm, I'm seriously tempted to model this one... arrrh way too much stuff at once :P

You would please many people i think :D

Stu
February 16th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Hello everyone!!! Time for some more updates!!!

Originally posted by Elowan
Binford Shipyards, eh? I hope to hell Tim Allen didn't work on this baby! :)
LOL, I certainly hope not!! ;)


Originally posted by Fallanore
it looks great indeed, i luv her everytime i see her a bit more.
Thank you! I couldn't agree with you more.


Originally posted by Sanguinius
Hmm, I'm seriously tempted to model this one...
OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE!!!! (get's down and kisses the ground Saguinius stands on)


OK, now time of the new images:

Here is the bow view all nice and colored:

BOW VIEW COLORED (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMbow2.jpg)

Also, this is the "pool table" station that will be in engineering. I designed it more to be like the pool table form the Enterprise 1701-E than the 1701-D's.

POOL TABLE (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/pooltable.jpg)

Also, here is some fictional info for what I hope will become a tech manual for the Millennium:

STARSHIP OVERVIEW

The Millennium class starship is an accumulation of five years of research and development. The task Starfleet Command gave it’s engineers was to create a relatively small, multi-platform starship that utilized the current state-of-the-art technologies, and was short on construction time and costs.

In later 2366, Starfleet was still feeling the strong effects from the devastating battle with the Borg Collective at Wolf 359. Some said it was a “Wake Up Call” for Starfleet Command. There had been those both on the in and out side of Starfleet that felt the fleet had become “soft”. Not ready for the possible threats that may lay ahead. However, at the same time, there was the opposition to making Starfleet “too militaristic”. Foremost, Starfleet was an organization of peace and exploration. Defense and protection of Federation territories was also one of it prime functions. Ever since the founding of the Federation, there were those that shun the idea of a Starfleet vessel that its sole purpose was for war and combat. But, despite these types of protest, Starfleet Command felt they had no choice. This was the beginning of developing new ships and weapons to stop overwhelming forces, such as the Borg, with out sacrificing the entire fleet.

Just a few months after Wolf 359, new classes of starships and weapons were put up on the drawing board. Some vessels had been in the design phase for several years at this point. Others were so far ahead, it would take years to figure out how they would work. Then there were those that were feasible, and a working prototype could be built and tested with in a three to five year time span. Some of these vessels included the Defiant, Prometheus, Sovereign, and Millennium classes. The Defiant project was one that first caught the attention of the admiralty. Also the Prometheus, with it’s revolutionary multi-vector assault mode intrigued Stafleet. Starfleet green lit these projects that would bring the Defiant and Prometheus into realization. The Sovereign class, whose finalized design work was almost complete, was ordered into construction phase. The Millennium on the other hand, was put on the back burner. But in doing so, the Millennium would benefit from the development and construction of these new starships.


Will that is it for now. Hope to have more images and info by Friday, if not sooner. Take care.

Stu

Fallanore
February 17th, 2004, 08:22 AM
i certainly hope sooner.
the pooltable is well done, i can see Captain Kingston standing on the side while the chief engineer explains to her what the cause was of the core breach they almost suffered.
speaking of.. i got a little further with my story, but they just left spacedock, so i hope my progress will soon be as quick as yours.

Stu
February 19th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Here is some new images!

This is a black and white version of the stern view. I hope to have the color version by tomorrow night.

STERN VIEW (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMstern1.jpg)

This one is of a new workbee design. I based it off of one of the sketches that John Eaves did for a new workbee design that was suppose to appear at the end of Star Trek: Nemesis. I didn't care for the design that made it into the film. Here is my version:

WORKBEE (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/workbee.jpg)

Finally, here is an image of the the technical specs for the dorsal and ventral views of the Millennium. Once I have the stern view completed, I'll do a specs version of the side, bow and stern views.

TECH SPECS - DORSAL and VENTRAL (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMspecs1.jpg)

I hope to have more tomorrow night. Later.

Stu

General Phoenix
February 19th, 2004, 09:51 PM
Wow - even the workbee looks cool. :)

Fallanore
February 20th, 2004, 05:21 AM
yeah, i think i'll dump my boyfriend and paint these pictures over the length of my house :)

Stu
February 20th, 2004, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by General Phoenix
Wow - even the workbee looks cool. :)
Thanks!

Originally posted by Fallanore
yeah, i think i'll dump my boyfriend and paint these pictures over the length of my house :)
LOL, I don't know about that! :D


Here are some quick images:

STERN VIEW COLORED (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMstern2.jpg)

TECH SPECS - SIDE, BOW and STERN (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/MMspecs2.jpg)

Hope to have some interior view and some other images these weekend. Later.

Stu

Fallanore
February 24th, 2004, 03:02 AM
they look absolutely faboulus ofcourse,
have you found anyone willing to model it in 3d??
i sure hope so!

Stu
February 26th, 2004, 11:25 AM
Quick update:

This is a "work-in-progress" top view of the Morpheus runabout that goes into the underside of the saucer section.

MORPHEUS CLASS RUNABOUT (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/auxcraft2.jpg)

And there are three designs for the captain's chair.

CAPTAIN"S CHAIR DESIGNS (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/captchair2.jpg)

I hope to have more views of the Morpheus and the workbee this weekend. Maybe some roughs for the interior. Later.

Stu

General Phoenix
February 26th, 2004, 10:44 PM
I prefer the middle design for the chair myself - those "wings" on the other two designs just don't work for me.

Love the runabout, too - I can't wait to see those other views!

Fallanore
February 27th, 2004, 01:14 AM
i prefer the last design, dunno.. its plain and simple yet strong.
i agree with GP tho, get rid of the "wings"
or make millennium MVA capable and use all 3 the chairs :D

EBOLII
February 28th, 2004, 05:00 PM
STU was up witj the home webpage?

Stu
February 29th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Here's a quick update:

Originally posted by EBOLII
STU was up witj the home webpage?
I just haven't had time to work on it. Been busy with my Millennium class and was helping with a tech manual for the NX Class. Once I get the Millennium done, I'll have more time to work on the website. Keep checking every once in awhile. I might surpirse you. ;)


Just to let everyone know, someone over at Scifi-Meshes.com will be donating his time and tallents to create a 3d model of the Millennium. YEAH!!!!! :D :D


Now for the new images:

Here is the Morpheus runabout, with dorsal, ventral, side and bow views. I hope to have the stern view done sometime next week.

MORPHEUS CLASS RUNABOUT (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/Morpheus1.jpg)

Here is an updating of the U.S.S. Millennium. There were a few details that were bugging me that needed minor adjustments. I also replaced the bottom view of the Morpheus runabout on the Millennium's ventral view.

U.S.S. Millennium - REVISED (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/NX77197a.jpg)

And finally, I came up with a new shuttlecraft design for the Millennium. Not quite sure about it yet. I think it still needs some work. Let me know what you think.

TYPE 14 SHUTTLECRAFT (http://www.geocities.com/ussmillennium/shuttlecraft1.jpg)

Will, that's it for now. I hope to have more early next week...maybe on Monday. Until next time....cheers.

Stu

Fallanore
March 1st, 2004, 12:26 PM
thats great news, and great pictures ofcourse :)
How long will it take before we see her in 3d?
will we see her here too?

hellsgate
May 19th, 2004, 08:27 AM
I like the 2nd (middle) captain's chair but think it needs the same side flap LCARS surfaces as the other two.

Anakin380
August 30th, 2004, 10:45 AM
Wow, this hasn't been posted to in a while. I'm new to this site, but I'd love to take a crack at modeling this one. Looks like a lot of fun! I love the designs so far!