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SpaceWriter
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Hey Fractal, Is it okay to use your creation’s as inspiration for my own? Not down right copy them, but use their shaping, weapon placement, ect?

Grand+Admiral+517
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Interesting. I like it

Daniel Titley
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Thank you for the size information

Joannes
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Couldn’t agree more!

Astro1derboy
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Beautiful work as usual!

Anonymous
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So Fractal since this is a transport i wonder if you could do more transport ships like the BFF-1 Bulk Freighter?

AzureOwl
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Does it carry passengers too? Or just cargo?

Beersatron
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Armament? 6 Quad Medium Turbolasers? 1 under the chin, one on the top spine and 2 on each “wing”?

Does it have the ability to land on the surface? I presume not, as I see no obvious landing gear bays.

valoren
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landing gears aren’t an absolute necessity when landing on a planet surface, most transport ships make use of repulsorlifts and specialized docks. Just look at the AA9.

JamesMCGR
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Are the containers similar sized to a container for our world?

Arvenski
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An “armed merchantman”. Cool. If these things were fairly common in the galaxy (as I’d expect they’d be), I’d imagine the Rebels would’ve pressed a bunch of them into service as frigates.

AlexHurlbut
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Lucrehulk is one. From massive freighters to battleships in Phantom Menace and Clone Wars.

gorkmalork
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Certainly seem a bit more fit for the task than many official OT-era Alliance acquisitions. I’d be sorely tempted to conceal a fistful of capital-grade & several dozen PD missile tubes/box-launchers in that cargo-cell cluster.

TheIcthala
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That could be a highly effective Q-Ship loadout.
Alternatively, if subtlety isn’t a priority, one could mount higher capacity box launchers to adapted cargo hard points to make a powerful strike vessel.

SpaceCoyote300
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Or possibly a hangar bay to fill a light carrier role.

TheIcthala
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It looks to already have a small (maybe squadron sized, probably mainly for shuttles) hangar aft of the cargo attachment area. Although, as you said, a large, modular hangar attachment would make it into a decent medium/light carrier.
There would have to be docking collars for personnel transfer between the hangar and the ship but, if they’re not there already, I doubt they’re beyond the skill of Alliance engineers.

gorkmalork
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Presuming I had my relative pick of alphabet birds & was looking to make this ship a full light frigate/carrier for convoy-raid support: maybe 3 squads A-or E-wing or 2 + one dedicated bomber/gunboat unit, unless someone else brought a Quasar Fire or something to haul the latter element.

Speaking of A-wings, too bad they’re not really shaped in an especially rack-grippable manner, ’cause their vertical footprint might actually be less than an /ln or squint.

Shaun
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You mean like this:
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gorkmalork
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Good catch. I was way too fixated on the supposed difficulty of reworking TIE-compatible grippers for such different shapes. Totally forgot about tractors & magnetic shenanigans.

countvertex
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Tug pilots are the secret heroes behind it all!
If you’d like to include a utility tug for scale comparison I would be happy to provide my model for further use (https://countvertex.tumblr.com). Modelled in Blender, though, and probably needs some work to get it up to your standards.