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James
James
9 months ago

The turbo lasers are looking pretty good since the hanger makes them look enormous.

James
James
9 months ago

Grebeling for days

Derlon_Lashwind
Derlon_Lashwind
9 months ago

Have you talked to the Empire at War Remake team about letting them use your models in their mod? It is all about insane graphics for an old game, and I am sure they would appreciate it.

CFletch
CFletch
9 months ago

There is at least one EaW mod (Thrawn’s Revenge, maybe?) that uses some of his ships with his permission, from what I remember. I could be mistaken on that.

Though if you are talking about his actual poly models, there is zero chance the game would support that. They are insanely high poly counts by game standards.

Col
Col
9 months ago
Reply to  CFletch

Thrawn’s revenge does not directly use any of Ansel’s ship models. We only use the actual designs that has been introduced into canon (or in this case Legends) when making ships for the mod. There is serious doubt we would ever directly use any of his models in the mod (Game can probably not even render them) especially if those models are non-canonical designs.

Max
Max
9 months ago

This is awesome. Maybe you could do a scaled image next to an ISD once it’s done? Also, do you have any knowledge of what a Mandator I-class (and indeed II and III) is supposed to look like? This is the only one of the main dreadnoughts that I can’t seem to find any images of.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
9 months ago
Reply to  Max

The first rule of Fractalsponge Club is, you do not talk about the Mandator Class.

The second rule of Fractalsponge Club is, you DO NOT TALK about the Mandator Class.

daib
daib
9 months ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

and the 3rd rule is to not ask for an Eclipse.

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
9 months ago
Reply to  daib

Why he should do the mander 1-4 line the sovereign and eclipse class the supremacy the resurgent class and more

CFletch
CFletch
9 months ago

He takes commissions. If you want to pay him for several weeks or more of work, his commission info is on this site. It’s not cheap since his work takes time and expertise. http://fractalsponge.net/?p=3424

That said, he did do the Bellator and Asserter classes which are supposed to be of the same design lineage, with the Bellator being a slimmed down version for speed and the Asserter being the ultimate big-gun battleship.

Merenos
Merenos
9 months ago

Wow, this work is amazing, how many polys do you hit?
Do you make the interiors as well? (I imagine that would be insane if you did but with this level of detail I cannot put it beyond possibility. With that said, I know how impossible star wars interiors can get)
This is amazing work.

Grand Moff Barkin
Grand Moff Barkin
10 months ago

One guy one upping entire companies..

Case
Case
10 months ago

The fact that one person can do this really says something about the work ethic for the people over at Disney star wars. This is an insanely well-done Golan station, dude

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
10 months ago

I know you’re not a fan of the anti-boarding defenses on the original Star Galleon, but would they be more appropriate here? I mean, since an orbital battlestation can’t run, would it make more sense to make it as tough a nut to crack as possible against an attempted boarding action, too?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
10 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

So heavily compartmentalize the station, ala the Carrack? Each section with independent power supply and life support? IMO, they’d be inclined to do that anyway to make it as tough as possible.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
10 months ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Or just install banks of escape pods next to all the duty stations, so the crew can just jet back to the friendly planet below, and then scuttle the station behind them.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
10 months ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

Seems detrimental to the mission of a station purpose-built to stand and fight, but okay.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
10 months ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Sure, fight when you can, but when faced with overwhelming force, there comes a point where you lose all ability to mount meaningful resistance. In those cases, it’s good for human capital retention and morale to save valuable trained officers and crew.

Zanfib
Zanfib
10 months ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

You might have different variants of the same model station for different use cases.

If your defending a habitable planet the escape pod thing makes a lot of sense, but if you are defending some kind of deep space installation without a habitable planet nearby, you might want to use that tonnage for something else.

Sorican
Sorican
9 months ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

If a station’s crew has to bug out, the planet the station is orbiting is not a safe place to bug out to. whoever just came in and beat the snot out of your station now controls orbital space above the planet. they can proceed to beat the snot out of the planet, or use you for hostages.

Graham
Graham
10 months ago

how do you do this, this is amazing

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
10 months ago

Oh yeah that looks hella nice! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

thingytest
thingytest
10 months ago

She’s definitely coming to life

Ben4321
Ben4321
11 months ago

Golans are Heavy defence Platforms, the golan 3 is 3km long, and good enough armed to kill Stardestroyers!
1 golan 3 can win against 2 ISZs!

Arlen L Smith
Arlen L Smith
11 months ago

Is this a Golan I,II, or III?

Galvars
Galvars
11 months ago
Reply to  Arlen L Smith

2 towers so III

Daniel Shenise
11 months ago

It’d be really cool to have an Intersector or one of those small gunboats you did either entering or exiting one of the hangers. I love seeing the ISD for scale, but sometimes seeing a smaller vessel helps too.

CFletch
CFletch
11 months ago

I like how this is developing. Those hangers really up the capacity for use as a customs/patrol home base, which makes sense given where these tend to be put. It’d be good to give these some extra utility outside the rare times they are needed for planetary defense. Much easier to sell to defense planners.

What is the purpose of the large spike-like structure on the bottom?

countvertex
11 months ago
Reply to  CFletch

If I should guess I would say the spike houses the repulsor unit to keep something of that size afloat above a planet.

Shaun
Shaun
11 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

**insert QAnon conspiracy theory about Jedi Force/soul extraction here**

Shaun
Shaun
11 months ago
Reply to  Shaun

From babies/force-sensitive kids. If that wasn’t clear…

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
9 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

What are your thoughts On Izdami7 on the whole star wars vs star trek thing? And how even though a galaxy-class was nearly destroyed by 400 gigawatts. Even though he calms its torpedoes at are Moon Level for some reason. And Phasers are Multi Continent Plus Level.

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
9 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I mean is his stats for the federation bullshit in your own words not Michal wongs words and thanks I already new that

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
9 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I use your numbers and his combination sorry for being it up.

Sorican
Sorican
9 months ago

The empire is built as a warmachine, cranking out superweapons by the dozen. The Federation is a pacifist neo-socialist pipe dream who “Doesn’t build warships”. Yeah. C3P0 could probably defeat the Federation.

TheNewImperialEmpire
TheNewImperialEmpire
10 months ago
Reply to  countvertex

Sooo… these are from star wars canon? forgive me, ive only watched 3.

InSanic
InSanic
10 months ago

No, these are from the old pre-Disney continuity, which is currently referred to as “Legends.”