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the star wars invintor
the star wars invintor
8 months ago

make the main body bigger and switch its wings with the landas, pulse slap a few laser cannons on the front and back and you got a well rounded shuttle, and a great looking one at that!

Roger D Norman
Roger D Norman
2 years ago

If you update this, I would add a nose turret for a gunner to clear the LZ.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

In a pinch, the wingroot guns can probably wiggle TIE-chin-laser style to strafe things (meant this as a reply to Roger).

Shaun
Shaun
3 years ago

This is a day (or several) late and a dollar short, but for what it’s worth, this is obviously a next gen Eta-class shuttle in my mind.

Shaun
Shaun
2 years ago
Reply to  Shaun

Down votes?!? What a pack of wankers!

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Shaun

Similar fuselage & cockpit-module motif=coherent-seeming design evolution theory in my book.

Shaun
Shaun
2 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Right? This is certainly more in line with the role of a long range/light duty executive or counsellor shuttle. And you could even fit in a couple of those purpose-built speeders for all your ridiculously convenient plot device needs.

Whereas the original Mu was basically a Lamda refit to remove the dorsal stabilizer and reconfigure the wings to limit downward traverse to a horizontal position and add a second folding mechanism in the wings (as Fractal’s done here) to reduce overall height even further. Which is what you’d expect from a manufacturer trying to compete on a galactic scale.

Don’t get me wrong, I think this is one of Fractal’s best original interpretations. I just think it’s more in line with Eta shuttles.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Since this light shuttle is use for ship’s hangers that are too small for both the Lamba class and Delta class what is the smallest star ship that can possibly carry one Lamba/Delta in it’s hanger?

Rebel Informant
Rebel Informant
4 years ago

It looks like the cockpit also acts as some form of escape pod of sorts, am I wrong or no?

Grand Admiral Declann
3 years ago

That would be one small escape pod…

Hecatomb
Hecatomb
4 years ago

This is a sweet model, much more compact than the Lambda while maintaining comparable storage capacity. But one thing I don’t understand, why did you decide to add the oval window to the cockpit? It disrupts the symmetry of the other windows.

Rebel Informant
Rebel Informant
4 years ago
Reply to  Hecatomb

I think the small oval window is to make landing the ship easier, since it allows for better visual contact with the ground than any of the other ships.

gejemica
gejemica
3 years ago

Real reason is it’s the bombardier’s window on a B-29

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

That’s a lot of small windows for a cockpit don’t you think?

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Oh ok but why is the cockpit windows are like that anyway?

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Eh fair enough i find it cool as well but i’m not sure about the oval window at the front tip of the cockpit.

Admiral Drakkmar
Admiral Drakkmar
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

It kinda has the same design aesthetic as either a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, or the Heinkel He 111. Personally, I think that cockpit design looks great on both shuttlecraft and WW2 bombers.

Xorial
Xorial
4 years ago

Looks like it could be a Corillian design.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Isn’t Mu already taken for a series of scout shuttles??

LelalMekha
LelalMekha
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Not anymore! The Mu-class shuttle has been canonized by its inclusion in the junior novel series “Advenures in Wild Space.” 😉 http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mu-class_shuttle/Canon

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Since the official Mu-class basically seems to be a Lambda sans dorsal fin, your design might still take up less deck space. ‘Sides, it’s prettier & possibly more agile.

Anditesh Ordo
Anditesh Ordo
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris

by the way it is the Nu-Class Shuttle in the Clone Wars, not the Mu-Class, which means it could be derived from it.

Anditesh Ordo
Anditesh Ordo
4 years ago
Reply to  Anditesh Ordo

I am sorry, I misread all that and the link for Mu-class, you can delete these 2 comments if you want

Anditesh Ordo
Anditesh Ordo
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Also could you do a version of the Nu-Class Shuttle from the Clone Wars? That would look sick, and even a Modified one would be kind of interesing.

Daniel Shenise
4 years ago

I know I spend a lot of time thinking about proportion, massing, and scale on your models. But this really shows that you do an exceptional job. The nose cone area on the shuttle could have gone wrong so many ways. Too long, it’d look like well you know. Too short and it’d look like a turtle head in its shell. You did a great job hitting the sweet spot on proportions.

Sean
Sean
5 years ago

Noice

I love it, but…it’s not a VSD =D

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
5 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Renderers gotta take a break from capital-ship greebling now & again.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

B-but

I want my victory

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

The Vic cometh in its own time-they’re slower at sublight than Impstars anyhow.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

you so funny….

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
5 years ago

Ooh, scale comparisons. Between the low-profile dorsal fin and those folding wings, this puppy seems roughly comparable to a TIE bomber’s volume at rest. Also digging the partially-blended upper engine pods & spacious rear door.

Mr Andrew
Mr Andrew
5 years ago

Wow spoke too soon, I checked the bbs star destroyer forum and had my questions answered 😀

Mr Andrew
Mr Andrew
5 years ago

Awesome work as always. So how does the Mu compare to the Lambda in role?

Sean
Sean
5 years ago
Reply to  Mr Andrew

Lambdas are for high-ranking officials on Imperial-class and above, Mus are for people who are deployed on Victories and below without large hangar bays.