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T1103
T1103
1 year ago

Longtime lurker, first time commenter. I too would love to see a VT-49 Decimator! I would also really like to see your take on the Carrack-class light cruiser.

Mr.T
Mr.T
1 year ago

I hope your well. Can’t wait to see you finish this ship. Any chance you could make a vt 49 or mando lancer class next. Thanks for all your good work.

Dale Norman
Dale Norman
1 year ago

I am overjoyed to see you finally tackle one of my favorite ships from Legends.

Jonathan C
Jonathan C
1 year ago

Ooh new TL assets, bigger than quads. We’ll see if they are double mounts of the single HTLs on the dreadnaught/vindicator, or slightly smaller.

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

What are people’s opinions on the TIE Fighter that can land in the Mandolorian? I want to like it but the Imperial pilot in me says “That’s not how this works. That’s not how ANY of this works.”

Moon
Moon
1 year ago
Reply to  Nick

Huh? What TIE fighter?

Daib
Daib
1 year ago
Reply to  Nick

No one is suggesting that every TIE/ln is capable of wing-folding. There was material released in Star Wars: Card Trader that Gideon’s craft is a new variant called the Outland TIE Fighter.

Bennet Kisling
Bennet Kisling
1 year ago

What program are you using. Want to do it by myself.

Robert Branca
Robert Branca
1 year ago

How in gods name is superlaser caliber star destroyer a thing and hyperspace ramming

Ryadra777
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Branca

J.J Abrams, and Rian Johnson that how.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Branca

There’s a way to make the hyperspace ram work (and I say this as a long-time EU grognard who despises the new trilogy), but it’s hugely complex.

Don’t get me started on the Superlaser Star Destroyer; I’m refusing to see TRoS.

Ryadra777
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Not the first time that happen, in the EU there a star destroyer called the Conqueror that have a superlaser as well and it is commanded by Admiral Victor Strang.

That superlaser is not powerful enough to destroy a planet, but it is strong enough to destroy a small sized moon, and crack a continent in half.

Another star destroyer from the EU known as the Twilight also have a superlaser, but it is a prototype.

Nathan Ridgway
1 year ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

And the Eclipse from Dark Empire has a superlaser.

InSanic
InSanic
1 year ago
Reply to  Nathan Ridgway

Only powerful enough to crack a planet’s crust, though. Couldn’t completely obliterate a planet like the Death Stars could.

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
1 year ago
Reply to  InSanic

It destroyed a planet in about 15 seconds that would be a large planet level right of the bat mate. It takes 10 to the 33 joules to blow up a p[lanet in one Earth day so Large Planet Level.

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
1 year ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

This one is more than powerful enough even though planets are not that hard to destroy. It is stupid as hell though even though Starkiller base made at least some sense.

Marcos Edson Oliveira
Marcos Edson Oliveira
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Branca

That underbelly cannon looks like something from Space Battleship Yamato…
And Star Killer firing through hyperspace… I hate say this but this one appears on an American cartoon from the 1980’s, Galaxy Rangers…

Hossi
Hossi
1 year ago

double post, guess i made the same mistake as the guy below me

Hossi
Hossi
1 year ago

I love your models……..is there any chance that you might do a model of the Resurgent Class Star Destroyer???

Thomas He
Thomas He
1 year ago

Double posted, please ignore.

Thomas He
Thomas He
1 year ago

Hi Fractal, have you seen the new movir yet? I’m dying to get your opinion on the new Xyston-class.

Valoren
Valoren
1 year ago

Not meaning to trigger a painful flashback, but have you seen TROS ? And if so, are you ok ?

Proton
Proton
1 year ago
Reply to  Valoren

I am no Fractal but…

“The attempt on my life, has left my scared and deformed” (C) Retired ISD aka Xyston class SD

Valoren
Valoren
1 year ago
Reply to  Proton

A fleet of ten-thousand Death Star destroyer… my only reaction when watching that was to laugh uncontrollably. It’s not everyday you get to witness a 300 million dollar meme.

Valoren
Valoren
1 year ago
Reply to  Valoren

On the plus side, I guess the notion of canonicity is now a laughable idea that we don’t need to care about or take seriously anymore… so that’s kind of liberating in a way.

Ryadra777
1 year ago
Reply to  Valoren

Lets not forget that those sith star destroyers are easily destroyable by even a single fighter whenever their superlaser got destroyed which cause a chain reaction that blow up the whole ship, I just can even.
This make them one of the ultimate examples of a glass cannon and not in a good way.
At least the TIE Dagger is alright and original (Fractal’s TIE Mangler is way better.), instead of using the same chassis like the first order’s TIE fighters.

Robert Branca
Robert Branca
1 year ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

It might be stolen from EC Henry and Jesse 220

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  Valoren

There was at least one more hyperspace kill too, during the celebratory Galactic dance-off.

Thomas He
Thomas He
1 year ago
Reply to  Valoren

And each of them is only 2.4 km long, so in between the original ISD and the Resurgent-class. Where the hell is all that power output coming from? What the hell were they thinking?

Robert Branca
Robert Branca
1 year ago
Reply to  Thomas He

Well, it would have to generate hundreds of Yottatons per second so is turbo lasers in the low to high exaton range.

Valoren
Valoren
1 year ago
Reply to  Thomas He

Funny, I can’t even picture getting angry about it. My reaction when my brain realized the extent of the stupidity and laziness on display was just hilarity.
It was like a barrier had been broken and I was freed of all my fears and anxieties about the franchise quality after 6 years of slowly declining mental health.

Tom Freeman
Tom Freeman
1 year ago
Reply to  Thomas He

UNLIIIIIMITED POWAAHHHH!!!……….at an affordable price.

Meet the all-new Xyston, from Kuat-Entralla Engineering.

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  Thomas He

When you build something underground on Exogol, it super-charges the power plant through it’s special Sith gravitic flux anomaly juices.

Marcos Edson Oliveira
Marcos Edson Oliveira
1 year ago
Reply to  Thomas He

Bigger and yet looks the same as a regular ISD… They could have made bigger windows,a t least…

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
1 year ago

Or something not just a scaled-up Imperial Star Destroyer with a superlaser new TIE fighters points defense lasers and capital ship missile launchers would have been excellent as well.

Luuuuuka
Luuuuuka
1 year ago

You mean smaller?

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

You are definitely better off my friend.

Valoren
Valoren
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Are you ok with potential spoilers in the comment section ? If not, I’m sorry.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I will not drop spoilers…but will say as someone who is still waiting on a sincere apology from JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson for TFA and TLJ I had low expectations for TRoS…and was surprised to see an enjoyable movie. Good story, well paced and fun.

Moonlight
Moonlight
1 year ago

I have taken inspiration and am wanting to make ships of similar detail and size as yours, how do you handle such a large amount of geometry on such a big project? Do you use an algorithm that generates detail on specific surfaces from a set of specified objects? It seems rather overwhelming and I would like know how you deal with it.

Moonlight
Moonlight
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonlight

I am using Blender, by the way, to make my models, and mostly have done modern styled naval vessels.

Moonlight
Moonlight
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonlight

One more thing, since I didn’t mention it, but I absolutely love your models. They’re well made and so god damn beautiful.

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago

I subscribe to the way of fighting. So smaller specialized ships like this are a little more my speed. This is honestly an underrated ship. As a carrier, it isn’t bad at all. Plus I enjoy the fact that it doesn’t have all the traditional lines of an Imperial ship. It differs just enough to stand out. But not too much that it doesn’t belong.

Princess j
Princess j
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

YES the demolisher is so unique and cool! I think this model totally represents it while still following a lot of the details of the official artwork.
I imagine that the relatively big docking bay and carrying abilities could be useful for protecting a supply convoy with an umbrella of interceptors like an escort carrier with harrier jets. Cause it is a lot smaller and cheaper than a star destroyer.

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  Princess j

Lol, I meant Thrawn way of fighting. Don’t get me wrong there are some pretty cool “big ships” but like you said its cheaper to have smaller ships that are more flexible (at least in my opinion). On a little more unrelated topic. I would enjoy seeing what a ship design collaboration would look like between the Chiss, Mon Calamari, and the Empire would look like. I know we kinda got something like that already. But I’m talking about from the ground up, all three groups working together. Heck, maybe an entire fleet (meaning fighter, bombers, captial ships, etc.). Who knows just a fun thought.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

Different design bureaus with radically different standards, policies, and procedures collaborating together usually create an expensive and severely delayed final product that disappoints everyone.

Just look at the MBT-70, the Eurofighter Typhoon, or the new A400M. Does anyone think that the various collaborating countries got their money’s worth?

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

I would agree from a real-world standpoint. However, I’m talking about a SyFy world. Plus, what it would really be is them bringing what makes there ships the best in x category. It’s a “we know what we want. We just have to figure out how we get there” kinda thing.

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

And when you really think about it isn’t even that. It’s really them just designing a body that can house the tech.

Robert Branca
Robert Branca
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

Yeah really why did the resurgent class not have it

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Branca

Because of how the Empire left in what is the Disney Cannon version of Star Wars.

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

It is bigger than the Xyston class and lacks the superlaser which should be even more powerful because the resurgent class has kyber crystal power weapons and systems like that even make sense. And the Xyston is pretty much a scale-up Imperial-class star destroyer

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago

Holly cow YES. I know you don’t know this, but thank you for doing one of my favorite ships. It’s nice to see this Ship get some much-needed love. Thank you

simplylively
simplylively
1 year ago

I’m guessing that this is meant to be an imperial gladiator rather than the “original” design for the ship?

Mathias
Mathias
1 year ago
Reply to  simplylively

What “original” design? I was under the impression the the Gladiator-class was always an Imperial ship. The “Gladiator” used by a slaver group in 3963 BBY is completely unrelated, and the Demolisher (from the droids cartoon) was only briefly in the possession of a pirate group; it was always a normal Imperial Gladiator-class.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
1 year ago

I’m rather curious, why didn’t you make the dual turbolasers be flushed to the hull instead of making them poke out on stands..? It looks really out of place in my opinion..

Adam Warnock
Adam Warnock
1 year ago
Reply to  Cdr. Rajh

Probably because the turret would cut too much into the hangar space. Turrets aren’t surface mounted, they go a good ways into the hull, and this hull needs space for the hangars and the plumbing for them as well as the turret and its plumbing. With all of that, I think raising them up is a good compromise. Besides, it helps add some depth and detail to this design.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam Warnock

If that is the case, then perhaps moving them back away from the hangar and closer to the center where there is more hull, would’ve been the better option stylistically speaking.

Adam Warnock
Adam Warnock
1 year ago
Reply to  Cdr. Rajh

Then you’ve got a blindspot right where the ship’s the weakest. It’s like a big sign that says, “Hey! Attack here!” Not every piece of military hardware is going to look like it came off an award winning designer’s desk. Sometimes you’ve got a set of requirements and the result is something ugly, but functional.

That said, I like the design and feel that it helps ground things in reality a little more.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam Warnock

True, but honestly sometimes (looks > use) when in comes to starships. But that said, let it not be said that I don’t like this ship or how it looks.
I absolutely love the Gladiator-class and I’m just so happy that Fractal gave it the touch of god it needed~ There aren’t enough good looking models for this class~

Tactical Manatee
Tactical Manatee
1 year ago
Reply to  Cdr. Rajh

You might be in the wrong place for looks>function…

cScott
cScott
1 year ago

The dual TLs really remind me of an oversized AT-AT head

Sorican
Sorican
1 year ago
Reply to  cScott

The empire does love to reuse parts from previous production lines. waste not, want not.

I got dibs on the DS superlaser parts.

Hecatomb
Hecatomb
1 year ago

Very nice! Will it be the official 500 meters, or did you opt to scale it up a bit?

Mathias
Mathias
1 year ago
Reply to  Hecatomb

Isn’t the official number 600 meters?

Hecatomb
Hecatomb
1 year ago
Reply to  Mathias

Yes, you’re right. That still seems too small for a destroyer though.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Hecatomb

Throughout the history of the franchise they tended to slap a designation like destroyer, cruiser, frigate on ships of different sizes. Taking the ISD as a standard for Destroyer, the Vic would be a light destroyer and this a heavy cruiser.

Revan
Revan
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

This would be neither destroyer nor cruiser, it’s a medium carrier. Not meant for front lines but to sit back and launch fighters.

spacejam45
spacejam45
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

I like fractal’s way of ship classification. with it going; corvette, frigate, destroyer, cruiser, battlecruiser, battleship, then dreadnought. It makes so much more sense to me than calling something like this a cruiser.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago

That looks badass.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Will you be finishing out this era with the Acclamator and Venator??

Leon Tsiaousis
Leon Tsiaousis
1 year ago

Would have gone with DBY-820 myself,but update looks beautiful.

Leon Tsiaousis
Leon Tsiaousis
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I hear you,but would have looked badass!