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ReallyBigMistake
ReallyBigMistake
12 days ago

I can’t wait until this is done.

CT_2008 "viper"
CT_2008 "viper"
30 days ago

what ships are you thinking about making in the future, fractal?

Man
Man
1 month ago

Wait, what end of days? What are you guys talking about?!

Valoren
Valoren
30 days ago
Reply to  Man

That’s a joke. Everyone was pretty much convinced the world would never get to witness Fractal’s version of a Mandator, so the fact that he’s now working on it is taken as a harbinger of the apocalypse.

Valoren
Valoren
1 month ago

Surprising in the best of ways, though the soon coming end of days is kind of a bummer…

Darth Kos (or some say Kosm)
Darth Kos (or some say Kosm)
1 month ago

I am excited.

Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
1 month ago

Nice BloodBorne reference.

Darth Kos (or some say Kosm)
Darth Kos (or some say Kosm)
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicholas Brown

Why thank you.

countvertex
countvertex
1 month ago

A note on the design: Interestingly the engine section has been given a curved hull while all the rest is straight lines (except for the reactor bulb).This seems like a noteworthy excemption when it comes to imperial ship design.

Shaun
Shaun
1 month ago
Reply to  countvertex

Bellator?

Eugene
Eugene
1 month ago
Reply to  Shaun

Well, technically its in reverse: it is there to evoke the feeling of this design being related to Bellator and traces back all the way to that Dark Empire’s page that gave us so much material in Fractal’s finish. So much for meta concerns.

If attempting to give it in-universe explanation, I’d say that this is necessitated by the fact that both Bellator and Mandator enclose their engine banks which makes it desirable for armour to cover as small volume as possible, thus creating a need for this round shape.

countvertex
countvertex
1 month ago
Reply to  Eugene

Yep, had the feeling that I am missing something. So I guess I should read the Dark Empire books to catch up.

CFletch
CFletch
1 month ago

The Mandator!

I’ve been looking forward to it for years and I’m very excited to see where you take it.

I really like the thruster arrangement. Those outboard pairs should give some significant maneuverability to throw around the undoubtedly massive primary firing arc firepower.

Last edited 1 month ago by CFletch
DarthCatius
DarthCatius
1 month ago

This is gonna be the dog’s bollocks!!! 😜🔥🔥🔥

AngryCrusader39
AngryCrusader39
1 month ago

even in this early state it is 100% better then the Mandator IV ever could be!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

At last, we get to see what the Mandator III looks like.

Starchaser
Starchaser
1 month ago

After years of waiting, it has begun.

Luuk
Luuk
1 month ago

So from what I remember this would be a successor of the Mandator 2 using what they’ve learned from the Bellator right?

Eugene
Eugene
1 month ago
Reply to  Luuk

I thought Bellator and M3 were contemporary or close projects but in different directions. Bellator would be an attemtpt to make a fast combatant by trimming down M2, while this boi here is a direct continuation of the brawler lineage. At least this is what makes sense to me if we are to assume that both were designed durng Empire’s reign (and I think they were).

Drakkmar
Drakkmar
1 month ago

Welp…there it is. The last item on my bucket list. It is glorious.

Tom Freeman
Tom Freeman
1 month ago

Cue my best Christopher Lee voice…

“I’ve been looking forward to this.”

Adam Hayes
Adam Hayes
1 month ago

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is beautiful (and yes absolutely a sign of the end of days but hey it’s worth it).

On a more serious note, for those who’ve read through the entire ancient section of the StarDestroyer.net discussion thread, is this a revamp of an older Mandator(-esque) model or is it starting from scratch?

AngryCrusader39
AngryCrusader39
1 month ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Could you make the Mandator I’s and II’s?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 month ago

FFS, it took forever for him to decide to do this one.

RevanDelta2
RevanDelta2
1 month ago

Oh it’s beautiful.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 month ago

Isn’t “Fractalsponge does the Mandator” one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse?

Eugene
Eugene
1 month ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

One WIP for each Sign )

Phoenixx
Phoenixx
1 month ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

When he does the venator is the final sign.

Stormsword
18 days ago
Reply to  Phoenixx

Right, so you were saying?

Adam
Adam
1 month ago

It’s… it’s happening!

Eugene
Eugene
1 month ago

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Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Totally approve!

Dr. Steve Brule
Dr. Steve Brule
1 month ago

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Last edited 1 month ago by Dr. Steve Brule