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andres
andres
4 years ago

you have a tutorial?

McRantin
McRantin
4 years ago

Do you have a greebles library that you pull from or are they unique to each ship and create them as you go along?

Dyson AirBlade
Dyson AirBlade
4 years ago

I absolutely love how you focus on ships of the line instead of fighters and such. Fleet muscle is relatively rare compared to smaller ships, and your visualizations of these ships gives me the same naval feeling that I get when I watch the more recent Star Trek shows.

When you’re done with this model, do you think you can show it with your TIE/ln or Delta-class escort shuttle for scale?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Are you gonna do the Rebel ships? I would love to see your take on the Mon Cal MC80, MC75, MC40 and MC30. As well as the Corellian Corvette based off the old Falcon concept art http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/b4/Blockade_Runner_Sketchbook.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081130043908.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I would suggest the DP20….everyone and their cousin has done CR90s to death.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

More than fair enough re: maddening projects & compensation, especially considering your standard of detail. At some point I hope for an official revision about just *which* ROTJ ship model constitutes a ‘stock’ MC80 (Ackbar’s flagship, for one, deserves its own category), but that’s another story.

As for Corellian products, I’ve found myself liking the look of Evillejedi’s frigates & destroyers for the ‘Warlords’ game mod, though dunno how well the ‘tube with engine block & cylinder bridge’ aesthetic scales up from corvettes in your book.

Xeno
Xeno
4 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

MC75, MC80A, MC80B, MC80 Liberty, MK80 Home One, MC90

each ship is different within it’s class

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

Well & good re: the MC75 with its distinctive ventral bridge pylon, and ditto for the winged & wingless MC80 variants, but ROTJ’s sundry split-second glimpses of Home One & its siblings seem to indicate a much larger, structurally-divergent ship (especially given its top-plus-bottom thruster layout, flank hangars & sensor pods). Sorely tempted to label it MC83 or something until an official source chimes in.

Xeno
Xeno
4 years ago
Reply to  Xeno
gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

@Xeno
Ah, a fan splinter-wiki. Designation works for me, though I’m not sold on the prospect of ships that big as insurmountable maintenance sinks for the Alliance. IMHO, Endor makes more sense if the entire ‘Home One’ class were multi-km. beasts along those lines or bigger. Probably took some serious time & effort to secretly refit those Mon Cal liners, but this is a setting where TradeFed robber barons field armed freighters several times your average star destroyer’s tonnage.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

My question would be why is CEC doing the work on a Mon Cal ship and not a Mon Cal shipyard??

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

@Chris
Good question. Perhaps by the time Endor decapitated the Empire & sundry sector fleets started chewing each other apart for this or that rogue moff, CEC might have absorbed enough Alliance-sympathetic personnel for some quick & dirty blueprint swapping with the Mon Cals. ‘Sides, it’s still hard to say just WHAT state Mon Cal’s original infrastructure was left in during the Empire’s peak; for all we know their fleet had to be assembled piecemeal at a bunch of secret Outer Rim depots with, I dunno, automated ex-CIS shops.
[/wildly speculative tangent]

Daniel Shenise
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I recently was asked to design up a twisting and turning ribbon for an event, maintaining the same width throughout. I nearly lost my mind. So I totally understand the level of frustration with compound curves.

Astro1derboy
Astro1derboy
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

PLEASE DO! Would be awesome to see! 🙂

Anditesh Ordo
Anditesh Ordo
4 years ago

Will you ever put up a list of ships you plan on working on, as well as put up a vote for the next few ships you do? Or is it just you choose what ship you feel like working on? Just curious.

Also awesome job by the way with this escort carrier!

Anditesh Ordo
Anditesh Ordo
4 years ago
Reply to  Anditesh Ordo

Also hoped you had a Merry Christmas!

Xeno
Xeno
4 years ago

It’s coming along!

Why are the missiles in the rear?

Xeno
Xeno
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I see. Thanks for clarification!

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

‘Sides, not like capital-grade warhead launchers (or their guidance systems, anyhow) should need a direct path to target; I’d pull out another X-wing book anecdote, but there’s no way anyone isn’t sick of those. If anything, you’d think missile-heavy ships like the Victory-I would be lobbing their volleys from the less-engaged facing in a broadside exchange.

Xeno
Xeno
4 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Modern-day ASM’s generally point to the front of the ship or they’re VLS. It would take more fuel/time for each missile to do a 180 before homing in on the enemy, allowing enemy defensive systems more time to pick them off.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

VLS-style systems were pretty much what I was getting at. Compared to the distances said missiles cover & fuel burned plotting twisty courses to spoof point-defense, heading changes after launch doesn’t strike me as much of a price-‘specially if it reduces the risk of your launch tubes soaking up an HTL hit.