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graycie
graycie
2 years ago

this made me think about a fighter version of this. imagine this, a experimental imperial fighter, designed to be controled by a force sensitive pilot/someone forcefully grafted into the machine, abused tortured and drugged into compliance. dual twin laser canons, and on the of each arm a starfighter scale lightsaber.
the star wars equivlent too mobile armor in gundam.

Alex Massie
Alex Massie
1 year ago
Reply to  graycie

The Dark Empire’s shadow droid was basically that but without the lightsabers.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Question: can the zeta use it’s “grabbers” as a sort of legs/landing gear?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

To walk with, similar to how some separatist ships can walk once landed

Xeno
Xeno
3 years ago

Hmmm…nice shuttle. In Canon, there’s already a Zeta-class Shuttle (what we see in Rogue 1) but I’m not sure which one I prefer more. Great work as always!

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

This Zeta is meant to carry all types of walkers (expect the AT-SP) from one place to another to give them tactical mobility. While the canon Zeta is a cargo shuttle mean to well carry cargo.

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
3 years ago

I don’t know why, but the almost-organic shape with the various arms and the “eyes” on the front made me think that this vessel wouldn’t look out of place as a Separatist unit which could for example carry the Supertank from the Second battle of Geonosis, the big OG-9 Homing Spider droids, AATs or Hailfire Droids for fast deployment.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So Fractal can the Zeta be on it own and be in ships that can’t carry the Chi or does it has to be with the Chi at all time?

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

OK well I was actually thinking more about deployed from the ship to a planet, like a Imperator while it is near the planet while the carryall was carrying a walker like the LAAT/c from a Acclamator. But I guess it is more sense for the Zeta to be with the Chi at all time.

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Alright then anyway speaking of carrying I know you said the Zeta can almost carry all walkers expect the AT-SP but what about the Juggernaut can it carry that or not?

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I see also the Juggernaut does have a great speed and mobility advantage over the walkers so it is fine getting in and out of the shield area on it own unless it is under-come major heavy fire from the enemy that would really threaten the Juggernaut that is.

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Speaking of the LAAT/c are you going to make a LAAV/c later down the line or is the Zeta enough for the job unless both of them have different roles?

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Really even though the LAAT/c is 28.82 meters in length but the again the AT-AT is also 28 meters in length so I bet the LAAV/c you going to make in the future will be even bigger than the LAAT/c like around 35 meters in length to carry a AT-AT right?

Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Well Fractal I know the hypothetical LAAV/c won’t carry the AT-AT if it is the same size as the LAAV/i but it would carry repulsortanks like the broadsword and it possible variants you mention right?

cScott
cScott
3 years ago

Sorta looks like this was subcontracted out to the Colicoids to help meet Imperial demands

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

So Fractal would it be possible to make a smaller carryall variant that handle small walkers (AT-ST, AT-PT & AT-DP) & light repulsor tanks (TX130T Fighter tank) quicker than the Zeta or not because the Zeta can do that find enough?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Small biped walkers & light/medium repulsor armor can probably get packed onto something like a Star Galleon or fast dropship & just file off that in rapid order.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Something like an AT-ST or TX-130 could just be carried around by the Imperial equivalent to the LAAT/c, but the TX-130 is fast enough to not really need such a transport while the AT-ST is more of a garrison/scout/patrol vehicle that wouldn’t require air mobility that often.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

Sounds about right-I was mostly musing in terms of rapid initial mass deployment. Come to think of it, First Order-updated -STs could probably sprint to most fronts in lieu of whistling up a LAAT. Unless we’re talking a Clone Wars/Dark Empire!Coruscant-scope clusterkriff.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

OK then so this carryall will be the only carryall you create then right?
Speaking of transport there was a modified Sentinel class landing craft called the imperial loader shuttle which carry a container carried with either a AT-ST or a AT-PT and they only appear in the rogue squadron games both 2 & 3.
Here what they look like:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20060822075019

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

That’s one doozy of a ventral load for something Sentinel-sized-and talk about needing plus-height ceilings on one’s mothership. I get the impression something with enough horizontal footprint to drop a full light walker/repusortank squad would be somewhat handier.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Fair enough for medium & heavy armor; I was just wondering if lighter units might find it easier to deploy en masse from something corvette-scale or bigger, spread out just prior to shield-border entry & do their own positioning afterward (‘specially repulsorcraft).

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago

Between the grasping arms, elegantly folding wing stubs & narrow viewport ‘eyes’, Zeta is one delightfully arthropod-evocative transport; if retconned into ESB’s Hoth sequences Special Edition(R) style, these hauler bugs would’ve complemented the probe droid aesthetic with panache.

SEETHER
SEETHER
3 years ago

Fractal,

I thoroughly enjoy your models and have pointed numerous people to your site to admire your ships. Slightly off topic for this particular model, but what is the possibility you could do an update on your first model, the executor? I have searched around the web and shockingly, there is very little in the way of well made SSD Executor art. Most are either screen shots of games, LEGO, or drawings. It would be greatly appreciated.

thank you

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  SEETHER

Much as I’d love an Executor update myself, that’s really too much of an undertaking for our host *not* to be amply compensated. Force knows too many official SW sources & spinoffs (pre-and post-Disneyboot) have flat-out lifted his stuff sans credit (including his initial Ex mesh for a Family Guy(C) parody, of all things).

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Many fan artists have, too.

I would speculate that were Fractal to do it again – he’d probably use Wookieepedia’s “Executor from above” as a starting point, to ensure that the length-to-width ratio is correct.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Points in full on (a) fellow modellers hopping the derivative train and (b) the issues renderers have with stuff like Big E’s fantail/ventral cavity/cortex proportions. Lotta ship with just enough extra angles to further confuse.

Spaceman 28
Spaceman 28
3 years ago

Would it be possible for the Vehicle being carried to be in use, i.e firing, while it was being carried?

countvertex
countvertex
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I can’t help but ask myself why not permanently fixing that AT-AT body to the carryall and doing away with all those legs…

Arvenski
Arvenski
3 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

Well, in that case you might as well just use a purpose-built gunship, imho.

countvertex
countvertex
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Inadequate armor is probably the best explanation.
…Although they might still do away with the legs and install shield generators instead.

countvertex
countvertex
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I do like walkers, though.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I could see some extra-broke Rebel/pirate/smuggler doing just that after a lucky scrapyard find. Plus, nice flat dorsal surface to slap some graffiti on.