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The Darkrider Profile by calamitySi The Darkrider Profile by calamitySi
Today I thought I'd have a play around with the texture. I'm not that great with texturing normally. The dark grey pannelled texture on the Darkrider always looks wrong in my pictures because it doesn't really reflect or shine like a metal hull would. Today I used one of the few material textures I could find in Kerkythea which gave a nice black metallic look. I love the shine on this one. I just wish I had the time and money to use a more sophisticated system than the Sketchup / Kerkythea / Paint.NET combo I currently work with. But then as they say, a bad workman always blames his tools. Anywho here it is...

The link to the model is here: [link]

Plus, here's a link to a great vid of the ship made by blastardinc:
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Jimlogan1701 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool about Garth V's Darth :-)
psiandco Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Writer
Star trek PWNS star wars...
This is star wars cheating to get back on top...
calamitySi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
LOL! Agreed! (I hope the cheat is working though...)

Aseika Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who's the pilot Michael knight? heheh that'd be scary a force wielding Michael knight
Yokaiou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Is this a droid fighter?
calamitySi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
No, if you follow this link to the Mk III version, you'll see that it's a personal Sith fast attack transport complete with cockpit and boarding ramp.

Link: [link]
validus17 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this ship! Sleek and cool
FirebirdPhoenix87 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome.
calamitySi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thanks guys. You're all very kind to comment.
Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks to me like a mix between Darth Vaders TIE fighter and a Mercedes Benz.

Love it.
Stealthdesigns Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
You could use blender, its free and powerful.
zilvara Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
i love the picture vey nice it has thje feel of three ships in a way to me blended the x wing for the deployment of the side wings to open up but at the same time with them the tiefighter in a way for there shape and top of the back, and finaly the knight rider kitt for the style of the craft, love the blending it makes for one very sleek ship i would love
calamitySi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
LOL! No need to fear Headdie, follow this link to another pic of this ship and it has a bit of a back-story!

Headdie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nooooooo Kitt cant go darkside lol. Nice piece
Marian87 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good
monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I look at the front of this ship and it reminds me of KITT from Knight Rider. However, this is a nice piece of work. Keep it up, Calamity!
PakPolaris Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly what I thought !

I hope CalamitySi makes more of these
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