Today's guest is currently one of the most popular modelers in the Bridge Commander community, and has recently joined the Excalibur Development Team. His ships include the Leonidas, Vivace, Valiant, Eclipse, and the ship he's most known for the Century Class. Which has had a number of appearances here on MeteorCreations, and is also featured along with the Vivace in The Ultimate Universe Mod for Star Trek: Legacy.
In the six years that he has been around, he is easily one of the greats. And his quality of work only continues to get even better, with each ship that he releases.
His latest releases include the Alberta Class, and his take on the Ambassador Class. Both of which are top notch. He is currently working on an unnamed Cruiser, and his own take on the TOS era Constitution Class.
Please give a warm welcome to Mr. David Curtis!
Q: So when did you start modeling? And how long have you been around in the modding community?
I started modeling in 2002, shortly after Bridge Commander was released. I had an account on BCU and followed quietly for a year or two.
Q: What was it about modeling that fascinated you, and was that why you ultimately got into modding yourself?
I’ve always built models. As a kid, I had dozens of model kits of cars, starships and planes. I’ve always been the type to lean towards artistic endeavors, and 3d modeling seemed a good method of expression for me. I had been out of high-school for a couple of years, and wanted to learn some new things, so I decided on 3d modeling and learning guitar.
Q: Do you remember the first thing you tried to build?
I actually went through a lot of tutorials, so I think the first thing I ever made was an orange or something like that. As for first starship, I pretty immediately started trying to recreate a Galaxy Class. It did not look good.
Q: How did you hear about the Bridge Commander modding community?
I actually don’t recall. I found BCU pretty quickly after starting to play the game.
This interview continues after the break.