This was made for Yuri’s Night 2021, with lots of help and advice from IAAA members on the EMail list. The rocket is a Soyuz that was given a special livery to mark the 60th Anniversary of the flight of the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The gantry was made by KuhnIndustries, for Blender, and converted to Lightwave 3d format by me.
I studied astronomy at University College London, but failed to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I was on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digital formats using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Gaea, and Affinity Photo. I also enjoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, and others.
I'm particularly interested in the early Soviet space program, and I have served as a consultant on that subject. Go to the artist's portfolio
This artwork is copyright © Nick Stevens. All rights reserved.