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Hmmm…nice shuttle. In Canon, there’s already a Zeta-class Shuttle (what we see in Rogue 1) but I’m not sure which one I prefer more. Great work as always!

Anonymous
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This Zeta is meant to carry all types of walkers (expect the AT-SP) from one place to another to give them tactical mobility. While the canon Zeta is a cargo shuttle mean to well carry cargo.

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

I don’t know why, but the almost-organic shape with the various arms and the “eyes” on the front made me think that this vessel wouldn’t look out of place as a Separatist unit which could for example carry the Supertank from the Second battle of Geonosis, the big OG-9 Homing Spider droids, AATs or Hailfire Droids for fast deployment.

Anonymous
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So Fractal can the Zeta be on it own and be in ships that can’t carry the Chi or does it has to be with the Chi at all time?

cScott
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cScott

Sorta looks like this was subcontracted out to the Colicoids to help meet Imperial demands

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal would it be possible to make a smaller carryall variant that handle small walkers (AT-ST, AT-PT & AT-DP) & light repulsor tanks (TX130T Fighter tank) quicker than the Zeta or not because the Zeta can do that find enough?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Small biped walkers & light/medium repulsor armor can probably get packed onto something like a Star Galleon or fast dropship & just file off that in rapid order.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

Something like an AT-ST or TX-130 could just be carried around by the Imperial equivalent to the LAAT/c, but the TX-130 is fast enough to not really need such a transport while the AT-ST is more of a garrison/scout/patrol vehicle that wouldn’t require air mobility that often.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Sounds about right-I was mostly musing in terms of rapid initial mass deployment. Come to think of it, First Order-updated -STs could probably sprint to most fronts in lieu of whistling up a LAAT. Unless we’re talking a Clone Wars/Dark Empire!Coruscant-scope clusterkriff.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Between the grasping arms, elegantly folding wing stubs & narrow viewport ‘eyes’, Zeta is one delightfully arthropod-evocative transport; if retconned into ESB’s Hoth sequences Special Edition(R) style, these hauler bugs would’ve complemented the probe droid aesthetic with panache.

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SEETHER

Fractal,

I thoroughly enjoy your models and have pointed numerous people to your site to admire your ships. Slightly off topic for this particular model, but what is the possibility you could do an update on your first model, the executor? I have searched around the web and shockingly, there is very little in the way of well made SSD Executor art. Most are either screen shots of games, LEGO, or drawings. It would be greatly appreciated.

thank you

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Much as I’d love an Executor update myself, that’s really too much of an undertaking for our host *not* to be amply compensated. Force knows too many official SW sources & spinoffs (pre-and post-Disneyboot) have flat-out lifted his stuff sans credit (including his initial Ex mesh for a Family Guy(C) parody, of all things).

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Many fan artists have, too.

I would speculate that were Fractal to do it again – he’d probably use Wookieepedia’s “Executor from above” as a starting point, to ensure that the length-to-width ratio is correct.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Points in full on (a) fellow modellers hopping the derivative train and (b) the issues renderers have with stuff like Big E’s fantail/ventral cavity/cortex proportions. Lotta ship with just enough extra angles to further confuse.

Spaceman 28
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Spaceman 28

Would it be possible for the Vehicle being carried to be in use, i.e firing, while it was being carried?