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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-02-28 09:48pm 

Jedi Knight


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Updated with final draft:

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90% done. Suggestions?

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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-02-28 11:03pm 

Jedi Knight


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Perhaps it's a bit cluttered?

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Crossroads Inc.
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-02-28 11:07pm 

Emperor's Hand


Joined: 2005-03-20 07:26pm
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Location: Sparkling with Iceland!
God lord! is there ANY surface of that ship NOT covered in massive amounts of guns and weapons? Oi! :shock:
((That said ver amzing, would like ot se a de-weponed version for beauty shots
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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-02-28 11:33pm 

Jedi Knight


Joined: 2010-02-09 06:36pm
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salm
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-01 04:33am 

Rabid Monkey


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Very nice.

Is it for a game? If it isn´t it looks quite lowpoly and could use a couple of extra loops in the snout and the wings.
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Shroom Man 777
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-01 11:44am 

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Very nice, smooth and slick design. Though, yes, I'd recommend toning down the weapons systems, there's too much gunnery, particularly the guns on the canard wings. But I do like the very curvy design. :D
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Vehrec
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-01 03:45pm 

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I dunno, compared to some Shumup fighters this thing's positively barren. :D I mean, just four guns and two missile pods? Where's the screen-clearing bullet-atomizing bomb chute?
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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-01 10:00pm 

Jedi Knight


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A little progress. I'm recalculating this one back down to 50% done. I need a new direction... it must be complex and believable, yet still sleek and clean.

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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-01 11:01pm 

Jedi Knight


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Cockpit and vents improved.

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I think I need to scrap certain parts of the body texture.
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Elheru Aran
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-02 07:59pm 

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Reminds me of a Hapan starfighter. There was something from the old Essential Guide that had the same idea, the wings curving forward with guns at the tips... It's a pretty design, though. I like the cleaned-up version better. Perhaps recess the nose guns into the body like a P-38 or Naboo starfighter?
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phred
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-02 11:49pm 

Jedi Knight


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Very pretty. But something about those upper wings just just doesn't feel right.
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Havok
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 01:17am 

Miscreant


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Seems needlessly swoopy and curvy. Is there some back story the design?
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JointStrikeFighter
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 01:55am 

Worthless Trolling Palm-Fucker


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I think it could benefit from greebling up the guns a bit; ala the main guns on fractals missile boat.
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Teleros
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 07:46am 

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phred wrote:
Very pretty. But something about those upper wings just just doesn't feel right.

Perhaps if they ended further from the cockpit? ATM it looks like it'd just be easier to remove the wings entirely and slap the two guns from them next to the cockpit ones.
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Shroom Man 777
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 08:02am 

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This looks much sleeker and less cramped. The cockpit is pretty HUEG compared to the rest of the body, but aside from that I think it's pretty goods.
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Sinewmire
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 08:33am 

Padawan Learner


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Ooooh, it's pretty. Reminds me of the GalSpan fighters from Tachyon: The Fringe, particularly the Pegasus.

It looks great, especially from the back, and I love the "wings" - were you intending to evoke a scythe or kopesh?

Can't help but wonder how it lands. Presumably some of those detail sections on the botoom fold away or open and struts or wheels come out?
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Benedick-Arnold
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 02:13pm 

Redshirt


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Very Nice! ...now what does it look like in "battleoid" (robot) mode?
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phred
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-03 06:47pm 

Jedi Knight


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Teleros wrote:
phred wrote:
Very pretty. But something about those upper wings just just doesn't feel right.

Perhaps if they ended further from the cockpit? ATM it looks like it'd just be easier to remove the wings entirely and slap the two guns from them next to the cockpit ones.


Precisely. Or toss the guns too. The way they are they just make a bigger target profile, and are just extra pieces that could be blown off, possibly damaging the cockpit in the process
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Knife
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-04 04:04am 

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I like the body and the engine, I'm just stuck on the swoopie wings. They just aren't doing it for me, either the dorsal or ventral ones; though, the canards are OK.
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Teleros
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-05 11:58am 

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phred wrote:
Precisely. Or toss the guns too. The way they are they just make a bigger target profile, and are just extra pieces that could be blown off, possibly damaging the cockpit in the process

Yeah... I wasn't too worried about the target profile of space opera starfighters though - that route lies B5 Starfuries with computers instead of pilots ;) .
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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-14 05:45pm 

Jedi Knight


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I've been experimenting with these "feathers" and thought I'd get some input. They'll produce a repulsion field, allowing the ship to hover.

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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-15 12:09am 

Jedi Knight


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Minor evolution:

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Still thinking about the texture. I think I need to apply a specularity and reflection layer that simulates highly burnished smooth areas contrasted with seams that are entirely unpolished by virtue of being recessed.
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Fuzzy_Modem
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-15 12:13am 

Jedi Knight


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No one seems to like the feathers. I'm hoping they look more like teeth now, or a serrated edge.
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Havok
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-15 12:37am 

Miscreant


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Dude. You got way to much going on. Also, having all those repulsor field generators exposed like that seems needlessly careless. Maybe encase them in an extension of the wings.
Shit, how much would one of these cost for the military using it? :lol:
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salm
 Post subject: Re: Starfighter!
PostPosted: 2010-03-15 07:42am 

Rabid Monkey


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I´m no fan of the feathers either. What does look nice, though is the black rim that holds the feathers. Of course if you remove the feathers the rim won´t be necessary for anything anymore and should be removed. Maybe it would look cool, though, to pain the a black line on the edge of the wings into the texture. That would give it somewhat of a frame.
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