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Princess j
Princess j
1 year ago

I also love this ship cause of the demolisher in droids! It looks really good so far. But I don’t think the radomes should be hemispheres like that when full spheres would allow the antenna to be larger and pointed in a bigger arc. Also the lower bridge looks like it goes too far forward? Anyway it is really great :3

Megalonyx
Megalonyx
1 year ago

Awesome! Do we have an official length for this thing yet?

Mathias
Mathias
1 year ago
Reply to  Megalonyx

600 meters.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago

I know in new canon that destroyers can operate in atmosphere with no problems but something this size should be able to actually land, right? Would make a nice little mobile base.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Road Warrior

Considering Acclamators and Venators can land…I would think this and the Victory could land too. However the Vic may not be able to launch any of its complement as the hangar is on the bottom.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ok boss

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

But wait… I thought that it was a VSD that Tarkin landed on a crowd of protestors or something… Or am I smoking crack?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Shaun

I don’t think they have ever said what ship was involved in The Ghorman Massacre. Do you have a source??

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

Looks like the primary source is the WEG ‘Rebel Alliance Sourcebook,’ which notes that a “Republic warship…landed in spite of the citizens, killing dozens and wounding hundreds more.”

So, a ship definitely landed. Perhaps is was mostly tied into the old Legends stuff and VSDs being the largest ships able to enter an atmosphere?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gregory Martin Thompson
Gregory Martin Thompson
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I really like the fact that you pay attention to volume, power requirements, etc.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
1 year ago

I’ve just noticed, but how come unlike this ship, almost all of your other death daggers have the bridge tower slanted down to match the angle of the dorsal hull? Are the decks in, an ISD for example, laid out sorta like an accordion or something?

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ah, I see then.. Quite interesting~

Silent_Blade
Silent_Blade
1 year ago

I saw your amazing Teroch-class Mandalorian Cruiser. Can you do the Keldabe-class Battleship, once you’re finished with the Gladiator-class Star Destroyer, next?

jamallamadingdong
jamallamadingdong
1 year ago

The Gladiator is a cool ship and i’m glad you’re modeling it! I’ve always been a fan of the more obscure capital ships.

Mr.T
Mr.T
1 year ago

Can you make a cr 90 or raider class corvette.

Vaes Beumaryn
Vaes Beumaryn
1 year ago

I love how you integrated the shield domes into the rounded components on the bridge superstructure. That was a really good call.

Gregory Martin Thompson
Gregory Martin Thompson
1 year ago

Stunning work as always… , three questions:

1) What do you think of the role of this ship? I saw it in the comics and in EvilleJedi’s HomeWorld mod and always thought of it as a mobile, armored palace for some petty stellar tyrant or a regional governor of the Galactic Empire (which may be the same thing) but was wondering what you thought it would be for…

2) You think through your designs really well, could you do a writeup as to crew sizes, number of shuttles and strike craft on board, ground troops, etc?

3) As far as your work, would you mind doing more comparison shots? I think of the ISD as the basis for comparison for all other space-going ships and the AT-AT as the basis for all ground craft.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
1 year ago

Hey Fractal, it has been a bit, are we still getting that Bellator comparison shot?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

I am assuming…since this is from the same era…that this will have the same main guns as the Victory?

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

It was designed to be a lighter escort for the Victory, so possibly lighter guns. Perhaps somewhere between the MTL and DBY-827.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

There is an official pic on Wookieepedia. The 6 main guns bear a resemblance to the guns on the Venator that Fractal used on the Vic.

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

They also bear as close a resemblance to the heavy quad laser turrets on an Arquitens. I believe it’s a common turret style on Clone Wars era purpose-built Republic warships, rather than indicating any particular cannon.

David
David
1 year ago

Please, make Venator-class Star Destroyer

Ryadra777
1 year ago

So I though the Gladiator’s main armament would be quad 200 gigatons medium turbolasers on it’s sides, but since now that it not a case, I guess the main armament could be some kind of light-heavy turbolaser, like the ones on the Teroch Mandalorian cruiser but as twins instead of singles.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago

Some very nice detailing Ansel. Excellent work.

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
1 year ago

So, with 18 PDTs, 2 Quad Medium Turbolaser Turrets, and 2 Tractor Beam Turrets so far, she’s already more heavily armed than her official stats.
Fractal is proving, once again, how little consistency Legends had wrt weaponry (not that Canon’s much/any better).

Fractal, I am so glad you’re doing the Gladiator. It’s pretty much my 2nd favourite ship after the Crusader.

Legionary
Legionary
1 year ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

Not quite the original has 12 light dual turbolaser turrets, 10 medium laser cannons and 10 proton torpedo tubes or assault concussion missile launchers with up to 300 medium missiles. As well as 26 fighters.

But knowing Fractal and how he is with ships his variant will most defiantly be more well armed.

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
1 year ago
Reply to  Legionary

Since Fractal’s PDTs are 1 light turbolaser cannon with one heavy laser cannon, her laser cannon armament is more than twice as strong, and her light turbolaser armament is 2/3 as strong. Fractal’s MTLs are, if I remember correctly, more than an order of magnitude more powerful than his LTLs, meaning that either of the 2 quad turrets carries more firepower than the entire official turbolaser armament.
I admit that I didn’t address the munitions launchers in my earlier post. I should have remembered to mention them.

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I always thought of the missile tubes being for fighter grade munitions, similar to those on the Arquitens, as supplemental point defence (it was designed for the fighter heavy environment of the Clone Wars). I imagined them in clusters of 5 at the tips of the prongs. Possibly a vertical stack of 5?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Could be that they use the TX-225 Occupier tanks instead of AT-ATs for armor…maybe some smaller walkers. Space would be at a premium on this thing…why take it up with giant walkers when you could get some smaller tanks

Legionary
Legionary
1 year ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

Yeah that’s true I forgot that he often does that so you’d be right then. But yeah those missile launchers do make a difference because they can have either medium concussion missiles or proton torpedo’s and it can carry up to 300 rounds of ordnance for the launchers which is fairly hefty.

Though knowing fractal it’s anyone’s guess whether or not he’ll put them in his variant. It’d be nice if he adds em because that’d give it even more hefty firepower and more missiles to spam when it escorts the already missing spamming victory but I’ll like whatever he decides to go with.