Hello. I have finally done a Battle with big ships. And also made a few shots I have been wanting to try and make for 4 years. The ship explosions came out I think pretty good,considering it truly is my first attempt with these models.Actually my first real attempt period. Over 1000 Hours of Effort,Patience, and Rendering. (Not Incl. the Modelers Time & Effort) I wished I knew more, wished I could do it Hollywood, wished I could make it a badass short. But, wishful thinking is just that!. So, I present the best that I can make at present. Well, How does the Viper Cockpit Dash look? Improved I think. Am thinking of ending this here and call it part 1. Still needs some touch ups here and there. Battlestar Apocalypse: The Battle Begins The final shot (BS Multi-Explos) had base ship material issues and did not understand why. Same setup I used in most other scenes. That Shot took 3 days and final render was over 25 hours. It had to be rendered from Beg to End to get Particles to work right on the broken Mesh. So, I learned the hard way that I could not start over at any frame. Regards, Randal R.