9 Nov 2020 Imperial Nebulon WIP#1 by Fractalsponge | posted in: Capital ship, Design notes, Star Wars, WIP | 18
Did you consider segmenting the hanger doors so the the entire bay doesn’t have to be open to space? Just thinking there might be value in that especially in ops where you are only launching a few craft for recon or if you are using the interior space as a hanger/repair deck.
Just curious. What 3D modeling software do you use? I’ve been wanting to get into 3D modeling for a while and I don’t know what to do. And I’m wondering if it’s possible to convert such a model into an stl for 3D printing.
I think he uses 3ds max, which can be pretty pricy if you’re just doing 3d modeling as a hobby.
Finally!, I remember you talking about this on the discord, excited to see (and draw the finished product).
Amazing work! I can’t wait to see the finished model.
Wonderfull, side by side with Henry design will be glorious!
Very cool. I didn’t think that anyone else besides EC Henry would make something like this.
Question: Do you have any idea’s on an Imperial CR90 Corvette? They say that the Empire used them, but they are just way too iconic as Rebel ships.
It’s kind of the same for the nebulon tbh. It’s insane it took this long for someone to finally take the ships backstory seriously.
The Nebulon model has always been very cool. It’ll be interesting to see a more angular one compared to the bubbly models used by the rebellion.
Any chance you’d consider increasing the size on the “cheek” turrets under the sensor domes? The Rogue One model had medium’ish looking turrets in roughly the position you have them. I’d think something this size would have a few medium TL emplacements. Plus looking forward to your treatment of the fixed forward firing TL. Otherwise it looks great.
Wasn’t the Nebulon B originally an Imperial frigate anyway? I never really could think out how the Alliance got their grubby little hands on so many. Are we to understand that this is a later, improved model?
This is my take on that idea. I was concepting this when Eric was working on his model – he just finished his way before I got going on this 🙂
As far as aquisition of such vessels is concerned, I think most important factor is that even with craft which are fairly numeral in alliance service, it would still be drop in the ocean of the Imperial Navy. Plus, if I recall, Nebulons were mostly used as escort vessels, with implication that:1) – they were literally everywhere, and 2) – such vessels would clearly have not exactly a top-tier crews, theoretically making boarding actions easier. Plus they were recuited locally in many sectors and, as such, sometimes liable to desertion. Also if vessels themselves were bought by local sector goverment, it makes possible to use corruption and/or local giverment’s sympathies.
This looks nice, is it based on AC Henry’s design or was there actually some obscure Imperial Nebulon-B before he thought it up?
Very cool, did you see the Nebulon by EC Henry?
Almost certainly inspired by it. AC Henry’s was something he came up with since the Nebulon-B was said to be an Imperial design, but it really looks like a rebel design. He gave it the ‘Clone Wars Y-wing’ treatment. Fractal’s is cool too!
I believe this is more of a case of convergent design. Fractal himself said this is his own design, but aside from that, the core bulking up of the frigate is a basic conclusion that many could replicate independently. EC Henry sums it up very nicely in his video.
However, the beauty is in the details. This is where Ansel’s work stands leagues above most with his attention to detail and functionality. Do you wonder how a Neb-B could possibly house 24 TIEs? He has a perfectly plausible explanation in his design – something that is lacking in every other design I have seen before. Fighters can only be crammed in so close before they become cargo rather than supporting fighters.
Not to disparage the work of others in the slightest. I love the EC Henry/Angelos Karderinis design in particular, but a unique design by Fractalsponge is really my highest hope for any Star Wars ship.