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gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago

Between the fresh greebling coat, extra ventral aft plating and those nifty ion ball-turrets, that X-wing fuselage resemblance seems appreciably muted. Also digging this little nipper’s fields of fire to the rear-it honestly seems toothy enough to fend off most Rebel ambushes that didn’t bring at least one small Mon Cal (say, MC30 or -40; -80 & bigger would be bad news).

As for that sidebar on SDN re: the Vengeance & Executor designs…Sithspit, at least the latter had a half-dozen-plus Impstars’ worth of ventral tonnage between the ginormous hangar & comparably massive engine blocks. Vengeance just looks like someone laid down eight miles of dorsal hull, welded on some nacelles & called it a day.

jonathan
jonathan
4 years ago

I don’t really dig the super overly large engines. I’d reduce them just a little bit, but hey, the rest looks great.

Spectator
Spectator
4 years ago
Reply to  jonathan

I thought that too, especially because Fractal is always talking about reactor outputs and with the engines the size that they are there doesn’t seem to be much room for a reactor big enough to power them.

Still, I am sure fractal has a better idea than I about how it all fits together.

Roguespirit
Roguespirit
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Added to that, if you compare the engines on this ship to the engine block on a CR90 Corvette, they don’t seem so absurdly oversized.

Engines are something I’ve always had a hard time modeling and looking good. I always get hung up on the small details.

Really liking this design overall.

RhysT
RhysT
4 years ago

Ah. That aft section is almost cowling for the engines then? Interesting. I think that helps quite a bit actually.

Astro1derboy
Astro1derboy
4 years ago

It is a treat to watch these come together! 🙂