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OFF_WORLD_SHRIMP
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OFF_WORLD_SHRIMP

Wait can the thrusters rotate downwards?

Sam
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As 3D artist myself, I’ve never been able to get the sort of blue-gray material with the hull plates. I’ve gone all over google for hull plating textures etc, I’ve got a python script to generator plates and greebles, but where do you get these images from? Would you share them?

GrahamB
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GrahamB

Far and away my favourite Fractal design, recognizably Imperial while showing a unique style and design philosophy that distinguishes it from ‘yet another Kuat wedge’.
Surprised there isn’t any landing gear, the flat bottom makes it look like there could be assault lander or boarding craft variants, or even extending their range by riding larger ships like a remora.

Steve
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Steve

Lil bit of headcanon fluff Designed by the Loronar Corporation the Aiwha class Corvette was built following the destruction of the Death Star and the pre-eminence of the Fleet Faction that pressed for more warships and less money and resources to be spent on hugely grandiose projects like Death Stars and other super-weapons. Unlike the IPV-1 class the Aiwha was built to be a fleet element, acting as a picket craft, escort and pursuit ship. Its larger stablemate the Lancer class frigate and Vigil class Corvette the Aiwha was part of a new wave of ships to try and counter… Read more »

TheIcthala
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TheIcthala

That’s a nice, well thought out headcanon.
One tiny issue: the model has port and starboard docking collars, but no ventral collar.
Other than that, I’d love to use this background in my fanfic, if I may.

Steve
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Steve

Please feel free šŸ™‚ I’ve done a few others on some other ships that Fractal did here as well and will do one for the Alleigance too when it gets done šŸ™‚

ManiacalSpark
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ManiacalSpark

And I shall call it “The Whale”.

Daib
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Daib

It gives off sort of a DS9 Defiant vibe, don’t you think?

ManiacalSpark
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ManiacalSpark

Nah, the other ship he posted the other day was more Defianty. This just feels like a whale.

CRMcNeill
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CRMcNeill

“Other ship he posted the other day.” Yeah, that narrows it down…

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

The Teroch Mandalorian perhaps?

ManiacalSpark
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ManiacalSpark

Yes, that one.

Remdawg
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Remdawg

Seems more like a manta Ray to me

Kaprosuchus1
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Kaprosuchus1

What are the dimensions of this ship?

Rampant
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Rampant

The engines on this thing are gorgeous but I do wish it had some windows to give it a more “lived in” appearance even if I do understand the practical reasoning for not having windows.

Thanks for the post as always!

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Now this one looks really small. What is its purpose?
Is it an improvement of the IPV System Patrol Craft?

Shaun
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Shaun

Is that a pintle-mounted tractor beam at the very front? or just a greeble doo-hickie-dad?

Justin
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Justin

Are those laser cannons for point defense or turbolasers?

Steve
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Steve

This lil thing looks quite bitey for its size, what is it, 4 medium turbos? The turret and then the two guns one under each ‘wing’ as well as some blasters for anti-fighter work. A good picket and patrol ship.

TheIcthala
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TheIcthala

If I’m judging this correctly: 1 twin medium turbolaser turret, 4 twin light turbolaser turrets, 2 single light turbolaser with single heavy laser turrets (Fractal’s preferred form of point defence emplacement, judging by its frequent use), 2 single light (I think) ion cannon ball turrets (might be mediums, he’d have to confirm), and 1 small tractor beam projector.
For reference, Fractal’s turbolaser grades are based on the stated grades of turbolasers on the Imperial-I Class Star Destroyer cross-section and other visual media where individual turrets are labelled. In these, the centreline triple turrets are medium turbolasers.

Megabalta
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This model reminds me of those caricatures, where people are drawn with enlarged heads and extremities, and a very small body. That and some water dwelling arthropod.

TheEpicDude
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TheEpicDude

your lack of a job at lucasfilm is disturbing

Taghmata Omnissiah
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Taghmata Omnissiah

I presume no problem with operating from surface, landing gear ect. ?