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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-10-28 05:49pm

Slowly wrapping around the front now, paneling as I go.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-10-29 05:59pm

Still going, did a few more parts today.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-01 11:30pm

Still going

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Re: Something big

Postby erik_t » 2008-11-02 12:45am

It's looking amazing as usual. One complaint: in the last picture, the fourth turret from the right seems closer to the top of the terrace than the rest. Since the (undoubtedly beefy) power feed comes in from the back on these mounts, that turret seems like it wouldn't quite fit with the big sheet of armor right above it.

Or maybe it's the sixth turret from the right, I just saw two more that I hadn't seen previously. Grr.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-02 09:41pm

^Well I've always thought the terraces are actually a layer outside a vertical armored bulkhead, with access for power lines etc. cut into that. The exposed structures are, well, exposed only because they need access to the exterior of the ship - but beneath that the armored structure is still maintained. Not all of the machinery associated with these systems need actually be right there - in fact, for the capacitors of small MTL/point defense turrets, it may well make more sense for them to be largely internal, and accessed only by power trunking.

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Re: Something big

Postby Vehrec » 2008-11-02 09:49pm

I've gotta say-if it were me, I'd be cutting down that base for the Medium Trubolasers. They don't need all that turret mount for their small size and low-quality barrels.

There must be some reason for the mediums being nearly as big as Heavies. Longer range for decreased power maybe? Multi-function flack/anti-corevete guns that need the extra length to get any appropriate barrel lifetime?
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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-03 09:57pm

Well, the turret itself is tiny in comparison to the heavies. But yeah, mediums confuse me too.

Anyway, moving onto the axial defense turrets.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-05 12:29pm

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-05 06:05pm

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Re: Something big

Postby Ekiqa » 2008-11-05 06:30pm

No garbage dump on the neck of the tower like and ISD?

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-06 10:51am

^Possibly, might add one later, though I don't see one in the refs, but then again this isn't *too* closely following all the potential allegiances out there.

Disentangled the sensor domes, and adjusted the reactor to be further aft and into the hull.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-06 01:02pm

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Re: Something big

Postby Havok » 2008-11-06 06:16pm

That last one will be a bad ass desktop when it is finished and gets a proper star field and shadowing. Nice work. :D
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Re: Something big

Postby TheMuffinKing » 2008-11-16 07:40pm

This is really incredible looking! After you've completed the SD, have you thought about any other ships you'd like to model?
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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-24 05:27pm

Considered doing a customs corvette actually. Not entirely sure.

Allegiance updates are slow because I just started a new job. And am playing too much games for my own good in the time that's left over. It will be finished though, just not as quickly as the Bellator.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-11-27 01:03pm

Finishing up the trenches.

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Re: Something big

Postby Alyeska » 2008-12-04 01:13am

I've been watching this thread for a while. You are truly skilled in the work that you do fractalsponge1. Without a doubt, you are an artist. I have a hard time putting things together cohesively in the simplest formats, and here you are putting together minute details on ships of incredible size and complexity. Outside of rough outlines of the design from the comics you have fully fleshed out the details in your mind and put together some incredible pieces. Do keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing a finished Allegiance as well as future projects.
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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-12-09 09:03am

Thanks Alyeska. Slower going now, new job, new city, etc.

Working on some engine details last night.

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-12-12 09:02am

So, expanding the engine detail, with and without nozzle shots so you can see the greeble better.

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Re: Something big

Postby Zed Snardbody » 2008-12-12 02:51pm

I really like the nozzle arrangement.
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Re: Something big

Postby Ford Prefect » 2008-12-12 11:38pm

I just have to say, I am always impressed by your ability to cram int he detail.
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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-12-13 09:26am

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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-12-14 08:37am

Engines are done.

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Re: Something big

Postby Vehrec » 2008-12-14 11:22am

Very nice, I might have thrown in a pair of secondaries on the 'wings' for turns but very nice indeed. The only thing that confuses me at all is th turbines that seem to vent into the ship partially :mrgreen:

BTW, are those 'flaps' out there on the far left and right? They definitely look like they might be hinged, and we've seen some interesting engine baffles and such before in SW ships.
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Re: Something big

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2008-12-14 11:49am

Well, still paying some lip-service to the comic references. These are also not exactly small engines by way of comparison to an ISD's - my way of reconciling how that much more power can still go into the same number of nozzles as the smaller ship.

The "flaps" look like they might move, but the Avenger model details don't have any indication of that. If they were the machinery to redirect the ion stream, they must just work by applying fields across the stream; not like they extend far enough to actually physically direct the thrust. Of course, I have a suspicion they might just be radiator surfaces (never really identified on the OT ICS).


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