13
Leave a Reply

avatar
6 Comment threads
7 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
ZellnotronusBobHaetherial_sniper2448Sephiroth0812Brad Knowles Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
BobH
Guest
BobH

Stunning work. I am no geek when it comes to Star Wars, but I like what I see very much. I love the idea of what one of these ships can do in the right position at the right time. Question? How did they know where to sit and wait, and when to switch those puppies on?

Zellnotronus
Guest
Zellnotronus

A naval commander, such as Grand Admiral Thrawn, would tell them where to go and when to activate the generators. A gravity well generator acts more like a quicksand pit than a lasso, as it pulls in everyone nearby indiscriminately. This feature can be used to pinpoint allied ship jumps as well as catch enemy ships from entering and leaving hyperspace. So, basically, there’s no timing involved.

aetherial_sniper2448
Guest
aetherial_sniper2448

Can you do rendition of the Immobilizer 418 Interdictor cruiser from Star Wars Empire at War?
It came first, then the others followed shortly afterwards.

Disney destroying the EU (now legends) kinda… threw things into a blender.

Brad Knowles
Guest

Gork — I’m confused. Where are these turrets you speak of? I’m certainly not seeing them….

gorkmalork
Guest
gorkmalork

If you squint at the rear, upper-diagonal & broadside shots for this sucker, two out of the original Impstar design’s eight heavy turrets are visible behind the aft pair of grav-well domes (which probably necessitated the removal of the other six). An extra pair of what seem like lighter turrets seem squeezed in between those guns & the rear domes, but I wouldn’t quote me on that. Plus, that broadside view actually reveals another big turret on the first ‘terrace’ of this ship’s forward superstructure, up between the fore & aft domes. Ah, and those small paired notches in the… Read more »

Sean
Guest
Sean

lol gork, your last part cracked me up. Rogue Squadron must bend the laws of physics, it destroys so many ships.

How difficult would it be for you to make an Immobilizer 418 (the Interdictor based off of the Vindicator chassis) or Enforcer-class Picket Cruiser? I’d like to see both those, and you already have the base frame.

Sorry to bombard you with suggestions =)

gorkmalork
Guest
gorkmalork

Yeah, can’t say I begrudge elite X-wing squads knocking off the odd Lancer or Carrack, but dropping a Victory class with one automated corvette’s surprise aid? Driving off an Impstar Deuce *plus* the ship we see rendered above (granted, they had a rather large Y-wing unit join the fight. Still)? Sucker-punching another Impstar with *most* of a snub squad, several TIE/lns & a CR90? That’s where the character-shield gauges start spiking, and I start treating the Rogue/Wraith series as in-universe pulp fiction: readably fun, but endowed with the technical reliability of WWII flicks starring John Wayne. [/rant concluded] In other… Read more »

Sephiroth0812
Guest
Sephiroth0812

According to the novel Tarkin which is canon, Immobilizer 418 cruisers were already in use five years after Episode III so the experimental Interdictor seen in Star Wars Rebels has to be a different/newer model, it isn’t an Im418 vessel at all.

gorkmalork
Guest
gorkmalork

Cripes, those second & final shots give one a real sense of Impstar-scale grav-well projectors’ turret-obscuring volume. No wonder subsequent interdictor-variant destroyers scaled those puppies back to Immobilizer-frigate proportions. At least this dragship could theoretically survive a Mon Cal ambush long enough to call in help or switch off the wells & jump out. Unless, of course, it was operating by Rogue Squadron comic rules.