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  1. Nice to see another auxiliary ship!
    I’m still curious to know what modelling software you use. You cannot by chance give a hint on how to do panels on a curved surface with Blender?

    • Fractalsponge

      3dsmax. Curved panels are a pain anywhere. Try spline extrusion and boolean to shape.

  2. mr.oneshot

    900m? Those refueling arms must be huge! Also, I love the placement of the hangar.

  3. Wow…I actually like this as a mainline warship. Not in Star Wars mind you. I think it looks awesom

  4. Anditesh Ordo

    What is interesting is if this ship was put into EAW it could also be considered a mobile ship repair, even though it fuels up ships. Will it have like at least minimal defense like very small amount of weapon turrets, or is it just as is?

    • Anditesh Ordo

      I guest going off of my comment, there could be a repair version of this as well.

    • Fractalsponge

      Expect roughly frigate-level armament for self defense. These underway replenishment ships are designed to have near fleet acceleration and good shielding, since they would operate in hostile environments.

      • gorkmalork

        So hit-and-run attempts on one of these puppies would still need heavier strike groups than, say, two Nebulons & a couple bomber squads. Suppose even tankers need teeth & thick skin in a setting where threats are just a jump away.

        • Fractalsponge

          These ships would be valuable enough to have dedicated escorts, but yes, even if something got past those, the auxiliaries themselves wouldn’t be a quick kill. Passive defenses like shielding would be very good for their size (so this ship would be rocking destroyer shielding), and active defenses would be weighted mainly to keep off lighter ships and fighters long enough to jump away.

  5. gorkmalork

    Ah, a ship whose quasi-rectangular hull plan actually sorta fits. Gotta wonder how compromised tanker & tankee’s shields (‘specially if the ray & particle/’deflector’ difference is an ‘actual’ thing) would be during refueling, as well as the sort of ker-splosion you’d get from a tank breach.

    • Fractalsponge

      Fuel I bet is largely inert (deleted scene ROTS suggests this) – the energy going inside reactor would be devastating if released though.

      • Eric Otness

        Deleted scene, you mean the one where Anakin and Obi-Wan end up having to carefully navigate through a fuel tunnel and then afterward Anakin “seals off” the wall with a lightsaber to contain the inevitable explosion, despite Obi-Wan’s protests?

  6. Interesting…but where’s my vicstar and galleon >=O

    JK, any work from the Admiral is work worthy of worship.

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