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So Fractal when either the next WIP of the Imperator’s redux or next 4K model update or are you still busy with something at the moment? Because you haven’t upload anything on December 2017 and I was patient and concerned about it.
Also Happy New Year!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal do you think the Resurgent class’s bow, flight deck, side hangers and prominent keel that was inspired by the Venator class for it secondary role as carriers is a good idea?

PhantomFury
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Fractal (and anyone else) I got a question that I need a confirmation on the answer: hyperdrives can go slower than their class designation, right? It would explain how fleets can come out of hyperspace in sync while having drastically different hyperdive classes.

Shaun
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Shaun

Yup.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Alrighty

Valoren
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Valoren

wingYou know what ? I’m kinda glad Lucasfilm didn’t put the assertor in the new trilogy, after all. It would probably be obliterated within five minutes of screentime by a single squadron of x-wing or a ramming attack…

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

I second that.

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gorkmalork

My preferences run closer to “Assertor’s tonnage/budget in Bellators” (hell, based on the Supremacy+Resurgent screen’s inability to cripple one Mon Cal, *a* well-crewed Bellator might prove more efficient), but thirded. Plus, what is up with these films’ design committees finding THREE ways to squeeze sheer failsauce from the B-wing template (flying-brick transports, floating-magazine bombers, scrapheap-ski-speeders)?

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

I actually like the designs in TLJ better than TFA, (unfortunately the same cannot be said about the general plot in my opinion) with the floating magazine actually having semi-effective defensive turret for once. But as for the Supremacy+Resurgence failure to destroy the Mon Cal, I believe it all comes down to the thing firing one shot at a time instead of – you know – a saturated attack. Surely the Supremacy is wide enough to grant a firing arc that can bypass the Raddus’s aft shield bubble. This is ignoring the fact that tubolasers apparently can have curved trajectory… Read more »

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Sad thing is, I’m pretty sure the arcing TLs & spaceborne magazines are another example of WWII-flick aesthetics over stuff that kinda-sorta made sense (like, oh, attack birds with some fire-and-dodge capability). But yeah, you’d think a ship with enough tonnage for 4+Executors (and no particular ‘hold fire so the superweapon can play’ orders) would have enough guns to friggin’ deluge (as in audience-seizure TL flashes) one barely-maneuvering target at that distance. Although cue “well, CLEARLY the Resistance had babbletonium shield-boosting ore!” any minute now.

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Just throwing in my two cents. I assume I wasn’t the only one who, upon seeing the ‘Dreadnought’ for the first time in pre-release articles, saw that weird ‘indent’ in the middle and went ‘Oh, there’s it’s weak point. That’s gonna get shot up.’? The way they handled the space combat in this was…disappointing.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Good observation-I was hung up on the siege pizza’s funky oversized command tower & much-noted lack of scale-indicating features (srsly, that render could just as easily be an Immobilizer-scale frigate). I suppose TLJ’s bombers could be handwaved as hastily-repurposed minelayers, but there’s still the teeny-tiny issue of how those lumps would’ve caught anything that wasn’t closing to point-blank. Plus, about all we can infer the Resurgent squadron doing (well, besides getting caught in Supremacy’s frag pattern) is embarking ground assets for the salt-mine Hoth rehash (assuming *those* weren’t launched from one of the megawing’s intact bays).

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Disrupting the flow of topics for a moment here, but in regards to shields augmentation gimmik, it wouldn’t surprise me, since some book already slapped the Rebels with some fancy tractor beam that can haul more mass than the host vessel’s own mass.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Right, though at least since nobody’s dropped any official stats (that I know of) we could visualize a Starhawk as some fair fraction of an Executor’s tonnage (Legator scale? Mandator II?). The sheer Magick Anti-Tradeoff Minerals(R) factor WRT a roughly Resurgent-sized ship indefinitely tanking shots from something like the Snokemobile(R) seems to have that beat by ludicrous orders of magnitude.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Hah! Concerning more stats, I think the visual dictionary said a thing or two about Raddus’ grand shielding, and more is sure to come out of the TLJ cross-section book.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal what do you think of the Last Jedi? (If you have seen it yet)

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Ive been watching your creations and they are absolutely awesome. so much detail, creativity and effort put into them. They are the best. 10/10. I want to give you a challenge if you see this. If you maybe could make the Mega-class Star Destroyer from The Last Jedi. That would be so awesome. Maybe you will or maybe not, up to you. But with your talent, i know it would be a great highlight in your collection.

Chris
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Chris

Is that supposed to be a hanger back there??

countvertex
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countvertex

That’s for garbage disposal – see TESB.

chris
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chris

I think it is a little large for that….I thought that some old sources referred to a shuttle hanger back there.

countvertex
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countvertex

It’s clearly seen in the movie, but maybe it is used for both.

Shaun
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Shaun

Garbage in, garbage out!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal what do you think of some people saying that Star Wars is space fantasy?

Valoren
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Valoren

How heavy is generally a capship 3D model ? I’m new to that and I’m currently trying to model an acclamator (with all the weaponry visible) but my experience is near non-existent.

Anonymous
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So Fractal when you done this redux would you possibly make a comparison of two Imperator Star Destroyers one old and one new side by side just to show how far your work have become?

Anonymous
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problem is, the windows go right up to the very edge of the module.

This was the thread where it was argued that a 12.8m bridge module, mandates a 203m wide bridge:

http://boards.theforce.net/threads/the-star-destroyer-bridges-of-the-original-trilogy.50044307/page-4#post-54221466

Which would suggest that, relative to the width of the bridge tower, the bridge module itself needs to be proportionally much smaller, to produce a 270m (minimum) or 285m (Complete Locations) bridge tower.

Saxton’s Bridge Towers page:

http://www.theforce.net/swtc/towers.html

shows the same sort of imagery. He estimated around 10-11m for the exterior module on the Executor, not 16m.

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Fun fact in legends one of the Imperator star destroyer use by Grand Admiral Miltin Takel was named the Magic Dragon.
Here the link for it: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Dragon

Howard Moody
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Howard Moody

I can’t wait until you get to the side trenches.

DarthYoda
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DarthYoda

Hey I was wondering what you use to 3D model? Just interested. Also really like it so far!

Anonymous
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He uses 3DSMax

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

The opening for the waste disposal chute makes me want to have this into a game and climb into some starfighter and fly really close to it.

Anonymous
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Regarding the “oversized bridge” issue- I assume this Imperator is going to be 1600m long, and not resized downward in size?

If so (given that apparently the Bridge Set from the TESB movie was 12.5 m across – which is consistent with the way it appears from the inside, in the Avenger scenes) then it would appear that, regardless of the way Rogue One star destroyers are modelled- this one will need a smaller bridge module.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Huh 2.5 so that the first why is that?

Opponent Soup
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Opponent Soup

Love the bridge and neck so far, keep up the excellent work.