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Old January 12th, 2011, 09:30 PM
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From LBB5 a few ships had the bridge. A lot turned it into an observation lounge.
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I love the image Shonner. Can you post a view that shows the aft changes?
Thanks. Just the bevels on the sides were done. The engines haven't been touched yet.

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Very nice!!!.

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Nicely done picture and model, but it does illustrate the craziness of the design (also, how ugly it is). Who thought that having the bridge in a huge, fragile, exposed bubble at the front of the ship would be a good idea? Also the rear turrets have half their field of fire blocked by the useless tail fin!
I have always imagined that starships operate more like submarines, with everything happening from a control center in the belly of the ship. The traditional "wet ship" type bridge would be useless.
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Yes, LBB5 has the AHL with two main bridges buried in the ship (one in the first 1/3 and one about 1/2 way along). The flying bridge under the dome is more for diplomatic missions rather than battle. LBB5 note the navy scrapped the flying bridge as too vulnerable and turned it into a lounge.

From memory I think the scouts re-introduced it as they deemed its vulnerability was a price worth paying given its excellent observation potential - no wonder those scouts have such poor survival rolls

As for the fin blocking the bay weapons, so do the drive pods on the side.

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.....I have always imagined that starships operate more like submarines, with everything happening from a control center in the belly of the ship. The traditional "wet ship" type bridge would be useless.....
I've always held the opinion that starship designs, in general, should reflect layouts originating in submarines, a pressure hull is still a pressure hull whether resisting intense pressure of the deep oceans or the lack thereof in the vacuum of space.

The commercial freighters in Traveller should-do reflect such as do many naval vessels, pleasure craft, such as in real life, often are the exceptions to the rule.
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The fighters would (hopefully) protect this cruiser from being attacked. If it is allowed to be attacked, it probably won't matter where the bridge is located.
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It's a great render and good work. The ship itself kind of looks like a low poly videogame design, but that's not your fault, that's the original design.

What'd you make this in?

BTW I hate you for being so good at this! Your work makes mine look like cave paintings! I hate you May your eldest daughter marry a k'kree and your youngest have an unnatrual relationship with a female aslan!

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Modeled in Hexagon 1.21, UV mapped in 3DCoat 3.5.09, textured in Carrara Pro 5.1, lit and rendered in modo 501. I might be forgetting a step. The "sky" was done with Paint Shop Pro 7.04 using the Glitterato plugin.
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Impressive. Are the exhaust arrangements something you added?
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I've always held the opinion that starship designs, in general, should reflect layouts originating in submarines, a pressure hull is still a pressure hull whether resisting intense pressure of the deep oceans or the lack thereof in the vacuum of space.

The commercial freighters in Traveller should-do reflect such as do many naval vessels, pleasure craft, such as in real life, often are the exceptions to the rule.
Agreed, Mt multi role destroyer has been compared to a sub, but as I said she's meant to be atmo capable so she had to be streamlined.

Also a sub's usually designed to contain the effects of leaks, and a spacecraft should be as well even if the leak would be going in the opposite direction.
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