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Richard Ched
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Richard Ched

What are those Colonial Rectangles flanking the Bridge? Are they Hanger Bays or Giant windows?

Anonymous
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So Fractal I gotta ask you something it is about the term Star Destroyer and it make me wonder aren’t destroyers meant to be small escort vessels like around the same size or smaller than the frigate? (Hell some destroyers are even smaller than corvettes like the United Colonies’s Manticore class corvette was at 600 meters in length is larger then the Cylon’s Cerastes Class Destroyer at 451 meters in length from the game BSG Deadlock)
Unless in the Star wars universe the idea of destroyers was way different than our real universe idea of destroyers.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

Look at the real world. The most recent US frigate is the Oliver Hazard Perry at 4100 tons. An Arleigh Burke class destroyer is now over 9000 tons. That’s roughly about the same relationship heavy frigates like the Acclamator have with destroyers like the Venator. Star Wars naval classification definitely makes more sense in context than BSG.

Anonymous
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True and I do like it as well for the star wars naval classifiation system especially the Saxton system.
Although I found two more corvettes that are way too huge to be corvettes which is the Covenant’s SDV class heavy corvette at 956 meters in length from Halo and the imperial Claymore class Corvette at 1.4 km in length from Warhammer 40K. But the latter is justify by the fact that it is a sci-fi fantasy.

Ryan teeter
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Ryan teeter

Could you paint this star destroyer red to resemble the errant venture from legends which was owned by booster Terrik

Ben
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Ben

Why does the bridge windows glow? Is that a stylistic choice or is there some scientific reason? Thanks.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Magnetic atmo-containment field in case the windows spring a leak during combat? Legends novels mention such fields around hangar cavities.

mrdmiller
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mrdmiller

Magnificent…just beautiful
(would you consider doing a venator?)

JamesMCGR
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JamesMCGR

I’ll take 25 please…KDY should be able to fill the order in a few months, right?

Anonymous
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So Fractal when it come to fleet commanders and their battle tactics what is your thoughts on Thrawn and his tactics both in canon and legends?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Eh, if you’ll settle for my tidbit version: original!Thrawn made some reasonable strategic moves & consolidations, though I find his ~tactical mastery thru art study~ schtick (and the character in general) rather overhyped-he was finally getting visibly stymied by the NR fleet & Smuggler’s Alliance at Bilbringi before Rukh made with the backstab. As for Disneyboot!Thrawn…well, he gets to fistfight Double Agent Sideburns, kill a couple Nebulons & *almost* start blasting a city down around the Plucky Protag Team’s head…but half his ranking officers are overconfident dopes & the onscreen scope of his campaign seems painfully stunted by comparison to… Read more »

PzAce247
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PzAce247

To have this model as a physical chamber piece… Although the ‘manly chin’ still has to grow on me a bit, the rest is, as always, A+++ excellent.

StellarMagic
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StellarMagic

Looks like you went with the Rebels variant of the Imperial I-class, with the octuple turrets for the main armament instead of the bulky dual turrets on the ship from A New Hope and Rogue One.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Octaple barbette is the signature main armaments for the Imperial II variant

Anonymous
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So Fractal about the ventral triple heavy turbolasers I did expect 4 of them to be there 2 at the bow tip and 2 at the front of the main hanger bay but I didn’t expect 2 more at the back of the main hanger bay and I don’t remember them being there in ANW and Rogue One maybe I didn’t look hard enough?

Also can those triple heavies do the full 360 and point at any direction?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Seems like the only major protrusions in those ventral triples’ visual field would be each other & the reactor bulb, and anything that’s close enough to exploit those would either be a kamikaze or co-piloted by Chewbacca.

Charlie
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Charlie

Is there any way you could upload it with a green background for keying? I would give you credit in any films I use it in.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

This is sweet! I like the shots fact ng the shadow as the interior lighting gives the ship a feeling that it’s alive! Got to ask, are those panel detail on the hull actual modeling that adds to the 7 million poly count or some really good textures?

Jakub
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Jakub

Hey I’m new to this website and I just had a few questions about some of the vehicles.

What is the amount of crew found in the A7 tank ?.
And is the rear hatch used to transport troops ?.

Also in the LAAT/i do the doors on the sides open up and down or sideways ?.

Thanks for your help I found this art very well done and interesting keep up the great work !.

Alejandro
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Go to wookipedia….

RhysT
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RhysT

Can’t speak as to the A7 questions, but if it helps the LAAT/i’s doors are as follows.

The ‘doors next to the ball turrets are typically (though not always) depicted as sliding doors similar to those on a garage or bandit barrier. The primary troop bay doors sorta pop out a touch then slide back if the depictions in the Clone Wars TV show (which is canon) are anything to go by. That just leaves the rear door which lowers to act as a ramp.

Hope that helps.

Jakub
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Jakub

Sorry I meant the LAAV/i not the laat.

the_gemperor
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the_gemperor

This is amazing!!! Worth the almost religious daily routine of checking this website constantly for an update or the final release.

Daniel
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I check twice a day, I’m that addicted/devoted. I keep holding out hope for a Neb-B

Stargazer
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Stargazer

You know… The site does have an RSS feed that gives alerts for all the updates. Saves a lot of time checking AND saves some small amount of bandwidth for our host.

David
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David

Any chance you’ll upload the model for this like you did for your first Imperator-class Star Destroyer? 😀

Alejandro
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Does someone know if he sells these models?

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

He just made a post about commissioned work….

countvertex
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Impressing work to realize such a model! Your working processes must have been very well organized and streamlined for this task. If I’d start a model this size and detail it would surely end in utter chaos.

Alejandro
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How does your website work actually? Can we buy the models or are they only “personal” ?
If you could, I’d really love to buy this

Steve Bannon
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Steve Bannon

If you told me that the first image was an ILM model for Rogue One right before the Devastator started firing on the Rebels, I’d believe you.

Phenomenal work as usual. I heartily await a Tector modification.

Anonymous
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So I counted the heavy turbolasers that the new Imperator have and quite funnily it is 99 heavy turbolasers. (8 of them being the 70 teraton caliber while the rest is 40 teraton caliber)

Richard Ched
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Richard Ched

Teratons?? That would be enough to BDZ a Planet in no time lol. They wouldn’t even need a Death Star! Love the Ship!!! I have a copy of EGW and it’s Great to see your designs in it.

Shaun
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Shaun

Whoa.

Shaun
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Shaun

What’s her name? Please tell me you’ve named her…

Cdr. Rajh
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Cdr. Rajh

I don’t know if he has or hasn’t named her, but I would call her the Imperial Star Destroyer; Fractalizer.

Sounds like a ISD name + its a pretty cool name + pays respect to her modeler

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

For some reason ‘Provocateur’ is stuck in my frontal lobe.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Annihilator comes to mind

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Good name, though it seems more apropos for one of Fractal’s battlecruiser designs.

Anonymous
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Well it is finally done and you were right it is the best CGI star destroyer.
So what next? (apart from more 4K renders)

Anonymous
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OK maybe I shouldn’t have ask you what next after this. Because since you have work hard on the redux you most likely taking a break for a while.

DanielShenise
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Well done! 👍

Alex
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Alex

Awesome model. Is there a specific reason that you choose to put 2 AA turrets only on the one left part of the command tower front? It looks a little bit illogical to be honest.