This is a Viper ship from one of my favourite TV shows, Battlestar Galactica.
After gathering a lot of reference I found that no two Vipers were the same as all the original models made for the show had slight variations. On some ships for example there are holes in the nose cone whilst on others there are none. The cockpit also varied quite a lot from ship to ship too. Due to this I decided to use some artistic license and include the parts I liked and leave off the parts I didn’t.
The whole thing was modelled in Maya, rendered in Mental Ray and textured using Photoshop. The landing gear is also rigged to open and close. When time and money allow I would like to come back to this and re-texture it using something like Substance Painter. I’d also like to re-render it as this was rendered on a really old low end PC.