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DarthCatius
DarthCatius
4 months ago

Btw Fractal, love the site update! Not only looks far better, but no more ‘capture codes’! πŸ˜›

Nyle
Nyle
4 months ago

the fact that the Nebulon-B was originally going to be an Imperial ship, but ended up being one of the rebellions most famous ships, is in my mind, one of the most ironic things in the naval history of Star Wars

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
4 months ago
Reply to  Nyle

Are you speaking as in the Nebulon was designed by ILM to originally be an Imperial vessel? Or in the SW universe? If the latter, then it was an Imperial ship.

Bob
Bob
4 months ago
Reply to  DarthCatius

Precisely. All we see of it in Rebel hands is as a stolen, stripped-down ship converted into medical facilities. Probably by this point because all the stolen. Clone Wars era Peltor class had been blown up earlier in the Rebellion.

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob

If it was the former though, I’d be interested to know where/what article he read that. And what role in ESB it would’ve played for the Empire.

Last edited 4 months ago by DarthCatius
Aswd
Aswd
5 months ago

I meant for fanon

Aswd
Aswd
5 months ago

For me… I think of giant ships (bigger than the eclipse)

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
5 months ago
Reply to  Aswd

*See my comment below. πŸ™‚

Aswd
Aswd
5 months ago

Like fanon ship design. The ISD is canon (sort of)

Aswd
Aswd
5 months ago

Will you ever do fanon stuff?

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
5 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I think he means stuff like the Tarkin/Tarkin II Star Dreadnoughts, etc, that sorta thing.

Aswd
Aswd
5 months ago

Quick question… what is your oldest creation

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
5 months ago
Reply to  Aswd

As far as I know, it was the Executor. Sadly no longer with us, lol. πŸ™

Javier Gordillo Perera
6 months ago

When next update? (I know, i know, sorry, sorry, I cant wait) πŸ˜‰

Connor
Connor
5 months ago

it seems like stuff like this just dropped off at the beginning of the quarentine

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
5 months ago
Reply to  Connor

I think it’s because Fractal is busy with his ‘irl’ work, I’m sure he’ll get round to continuing construction eventually. πŸ™‚

J.J.
J.J.
5 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Don’t pay attention to the impatient. Too many of us lose their manners online.

Javier Gordillo Perera
5 months ago
Reply to  J.J.

Really sorry if I sounded rude. Not my intention at all. I’m not english speaker so i don’t control well the tone. I only tried to be enthusiast for Fractal’s job… but Now i read with your eyes is true that it can sound rude. I sincerely apoligize

Javier Gordillo Perera
5 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Of course. Really love it where is going this …so I’m very courious how it will fiish. It was not my intention to press you. I didn’t mean to push you. I apologize if I couldn’t control my enthusiasm well

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
5 months ago

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one that can’t control their enthusiasm for Fractal’s stuff! We just have to remember this is only his semi-professional hobby, and unfortunately for us, sometimes he has to concentrate on the real world. πŸ™‚

Nambu Arisaka
Nambu Arisaka
6 months ago

This is Amazing work!The only thing im not too fond about is the open dock spaces for the TIE fighters,i much prefer EC Henry’s internal hangar space.Either way,its really cool.
Will you one day do the Resurgence-class Star Destroyer?

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago
Reply to  Nambu Arisaka

Erm, it’s ‘Work-In-Progress’ (WIP)? Who’s to say what the hangers will look like once finished? πŸ˜‰ I don’t think Fractal will ever do the Resurgent-Class, lol πŸ˜›

Eleet_Yeetor
6 months ago
Reply to  DarthCatius

What if he covered up all of the technology at the back of the nebulon and only left the parts that needed to stick out, well, stuck out. I think that it would look amazing, but forgive me if I’m wrong about the back being able to be mostly sealed, I do not specialize in republic ships. I am much more specialized in the ways of the Sith and Jedi, as well as Imperial vessels.

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago
Reply to  Eleet_Yeetor

Well the Nebulon is an Imperial ship, before it became associated with the Rebellion. This, and EC Henry’s, are interpretations of what the original Imperial version would look like before the ‘bare bones’ frigate version we saw in ESB. πŸ™‚ They also give us a chance to see how you can cram all those stated TIE squadrons inside, which were hotly debated for years, lol. πŸ˜‰

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago
Reply to  DarthCatius

Btw, EC Henry’s does look cool! And although i am a biased Fractal fan, I am sure there is a place for both in the SW universe. πŸ™‚ I liked the ESB Nebulon, but always worried about that spindly connecting boom. I later wondered if ILM were having a cheeky dig at ST ships with their connecting neck and nacelle pylons… πŸ˜›

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago
Reply to  DarthCatius

Fractal should keep his an individual design, imo. Like I said, there’s room for both. Plus, although a collaboration would be cool, I dont think Fractal needs to work with anyone to build his ships. πŸ˜‰

(I, on the other hand, may need all the guidance I can get when I start my first projects. πŸ˜› )

Swordaxe
Swordaxe
6 months ago
Reply to  Nambu Arisaka

i too think you should work with ec henry and incorporate the internal hangar

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago

God, I just love scanning through Fractal’s site admiring his work. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see this finished. πŸ˜€

Eleet_Yeetor
6 months ago
Reply to  DarthCatius

I know, right? Also, great Darth name, Lord Catius

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago
Reply to  Eleet_Yeetor

Thanks! πŸ™‚ Are you on Fractal’s discord? If not join! πŸ˜‰

the star wars invintor
the star wars invintor
6 months ago

also could you make a 3d rendering where we can move the angle that we look at it and move around the module?

the star wars invintor
the star wars invintor
6 months ago

I have always wanted to see a full module of the imperial version of the nebulan-b, you know what would be cool, if you made the Star Forge. when i think of the Star Forge I say that the center sphere is the size of the deth star 1 or 2. its just a suggestion, and with your ability this project would give you, I think, the biggest thing you have made yet. if you make it.

Darth Vater
Darth Vater
6 months ago

Nice work! Any chance on making the resurgent class after this? I love the ship but there is too little detail out there about it and only you can make it happen!

Jean-Luc Martel
Jean-Luc Martel
7 months ago

love that you are doing this! can’t wait to see what you do that’s different from a similar concept by EC Henry etc..

Jonathan
Jonathan
8 months ago

Beautiful work as always.

wusolja
wusolja
8 months ago

what is that polygon structure facing backwards?

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  wusolja

Those are missiles tubes

Alex
Alex
8 months ago

is it tractor beam below traffic control tower? But it seems that tower itself will be on the beam way if it is used to tow fighter into the hangar.

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
7 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Mandator 1-3 and Executor-class would be nice plus Sovergian Eclipse Vengeance Imperium and Tarken class Viscount MC 80 90 MC85 75 and 95. Republican Assault Ship. Venator Resurgent Supremacy, please. Plus Assator Redux Mendator Bule Driver And Stradent class would be nice,

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago

@Resurgent-Class You should get Blender and build these yourself. I’ll be taking the plunge soon, starting with Blender, and using a few fanon designs as testbeds till i get to within say 80% of Fractal’s skill level, then I’m having a crack at doing the Tarkin/Tarkin II-Class Star Dreadnoughts in either 3dsMax or Maya. πŸ™‚ Just give it a go, Blender’s free and has a big user base and loads of tutorials. There’s also a nifty basic 3d modelling app I downloaded that you can use as a training tool, I’m using it to knock up a few little fighters, and although a basic package, they don’t look too bad so far. πŸ˜€
(Thought I’d add a little thank you note to Fractal too, for his help/advice. πŸ™‚ Regards, Nick)

Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
Resurgent Class Battlecruiser
6 months ago
Reply to  DarthCatius

Thanks, man I will check that out

Swordaxe
Swordaxe
6 months ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I think you should talk with ec henry and work on a ship together.

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
6 months ago
Reply to  Swordaxe

A collaboration would be good. I love Eric’s interpretation of the ‘Cantwell Destroyer’. πŸ˜€

the star wars invintor
the star wars invintor
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

good eye! on the tractor beam.

Thomas
Thomas
8 months ago

Can you please make a VT49,or star killers ship

Darth Nick
Darth Nick
8 months ago

Finally…a look at the Nebulon Frigate in Imperial dress! Also, now we can see how it packs in the, often contested, amount of TIEs it was stated to carry. Can’t wait to see the completed version… πŸ™‚

countvertex
countvertex
8 months ago

Just a small suggestion for the control station: Windows look a bit too two-dimensional. Maybe you could add a bit of profile on the window struts.
Otherwise looking good so far! Interesting project! Would you imagine this to be the original Nebulon design with the one we see in the film being a stripped down and salvaged version of it?

obsidian85
obsidian85
8 months ago

what is that observation tower for or at lest I think it is an observation tower

InSanic
InSanic
8 months ago
Reply to  obsidian85

As he said, traffic control station for monitoring fighters coming in and off the rack.