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Bill Brasky
Bill Brasky
1 year ago

This is a cool animation. If you do more with this, could you make it land like the original Nebulon Ranger? It appears that the extended wings just ‘retract’ inside the wings for landing instead of flopping down. Or else they fold inward so that the single large wing doesn’t have to ‘shift’ to land. Here is the schematic I was looking at:

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Bill Brasky
Bill Brasky
11 months ago
Reply to  Bill Brasky

Also a landed picture from a recent book shows this, but it looks like half the wing just disappears

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Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago
Reply to  Bill Brasky

If you look at the upper section it appears it’s folded up on top of the wing rather than just tucking inside the rest of the wing.

Carter
Carter
1 year ago

Any idea on what the size of this thing would be?

UnKnownGatekeeper
UnKnownGatekeeper
1 year ago
Reply to  Carter

I’m guessing maybe just a little larger than a Lambda shuttle. More around Slave I’ size.

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago

Finished up Fallen Order and couldn’t help but appreciate the amount of effort they put into the Mantis. There were a couple interior layout/space programming elements I could quibble with, but overall it was great to not see another re-skin of a Corellian freighter.

And, I couldn’t help but keep coming back to this ship, Legends background aside, and how much the Mantis could have been a distant precursor, perhaps even from the same shipyard/design lineage.

Noah
Noah
1 year ago

Reminds me of the Sungem.

Raen Andaleio
Raen Andaleio
2 years ago

An absolutely ridiculous design. There’s no valid reason to position a massive wing in a 45° angle like that. The way it is configured while landing should be the way it is all the time.
In other words, it’s a perfect fit for the Star Wars universe. I call these “weirdo”-ships. Ships with an asymmetrical or otherwise weird or totally impractical configuration, and they’re some of my favorite designs. This ship is a wonderful and unique looking weirdo, I could totally imagine it as a hero’s ship in a movie or game.

TheEpicDude
TheEpicDude
2 years ago

this ship looks weird but i love weird ships that’s what makes the ships so cool

Noah
Noah
2 years ago

This looks a lot like the Nebulon Ranger from Legends.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago

Huh, having seen it animated doesn’t make it look nearly as complicated as I initially thought!

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago

Fractal, apart from the Rule of Cool, what practical application do you see wings having in SW spacecraft? I presume they’re necessary for some sort of essential ship function, whether it’s the hyperdrive field, sensors, maneuvering, or some/all of the above, but I’d like to hear your thoughts on it.

Nathan Ridgway
2 years ago

Awesome! Your work continues to impress.

Revan
Revan
2 years ago

I love this, so different to your usual work. I’ve got an idea for your next project, how about the DP20 frigate? And if you do can you do the less blocky one and the one with more exposed engine units?

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Can I pick one up at Truthful Toryl’s Used Spaceship Lot??

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Nah, their inventory is usually just some patchjob made to look pretty anyway. I’d suggest Duunmasa Emporium. Take the 306 airbus and get off at Kenjiiv station, it should be on your right.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago
Reply to  PhantomFury

Appreciate the heads up.

alienXcow24
alienXcow24
2 years ago

This is an epic design. Ive never seen it though, is it a completely custom build, or does it have some source material?

Birs
Birs
2 years ago
Reply to  alienXcow24

No, it’s Ulic Qel-Droma’s Nebulon Ranger. Or at least highly inspired by that Shop.
http://jedipedia.wikia.com/wiki/Nebulon_Ranger

Revan
Revan
2 years ago
Reply to  Birs

It is highly inspired, I think fractal said that in one of his first WIP of this ship, or at least I think he did.

BB7
BB7
2 years ago

Love your work! Wanted to know if you wouldn’t mind making an original rebel/new republic ship, not just imperial designs)))

JAMESMCGR
JAMESMCGR
2 years ago

whoa, this is rad.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
2 years ago

Awesome ship! I love the takeoff sequence too, it’s absolutely epic! Are you going to upload the takeoff on your YouTube like you did the turn tables on some ships btw?

Although perhaps the only problem with this bird might be crash landing it would be… Challenging…

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
2 years ago
Reply to  Cdr. Rajh

Can you imagine the wing folder gizmo getting stuck on landing?

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
2 years ago

Great name, boss.

Thomas
Thomas
2 years ago

The way it flies off is like it’s putting on a hat as it leaves the house…

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Love it! And that animation is superb!

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago

Ansel sold out. Should have kept the official name as the WTF-Wing./s