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Old May 31st, 2016, 09:50 PM
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Default Frigate: attack run. Feedback/critique

Did a little action scene with one of my Strike Frigates...

and feedback or critique.
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Did a little action scene with one of my Strike Frigates...

Love it! And saved to my Vault of Traveller Goodness

It's not "exactly" how I envision a warship would look like, but that's just a matter of taste and nothing actually important. It's damn good and that's all that matters!
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I am honored to now that you have enshrined it thusly... If you have any suggestions or ideas for a look you lie let me know..I am open to suggestions and really need to practice different looks...

I can also be bribed to do custom jobs.... coffee, aspirin, pizza, and other supplies for all night work sessions etc...
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I am honored to now that you have enshrined it thusly...

As I told Dale and Fly recently, we need to say "Thank you" to you creative types for good content much more often.

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Suggestions? No no no no no no no no no no no no... NO! I've no artistic talent whatsoever. I can't even draw a bath. bah-dum-tiss

I've never been much of a fan of the long, thin, mecha-like, weapon tubes but that's just me and it isn't important. Those long weapons in this picture are perfect because of the air of menace they project.

That frigate is in the process of gutting something and I think we're lucky not to see the ship being disemboweled.

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As I told Dale and Fly recently, we need to say thank you creative types for good content much more often.



Suggestions? No no no no no no no no no no no no... NO! I've no artistic talent whatsoever. I can't even draw a bath. bah-dum-tiss

I've never been much of a fan of the long, thin, mecha-like, weapon tubes but that's just me and it isn't important. Those long weapons in this picture are perfect because of the air of menace they project.

That frigate is in the process of gutting something and I think we're lucky not to see the ship being disemboweled.
I appreciate the thought. Sometimes it seems like a waste of time when all you hear back is the sound of bored crickets.


Fear not the unclean scum they are sending screaming to the void deserve it ! I had to edit out the results they were just too disturbing... and I haven't quite got the "it's blown the crap of" part down yet..

thanks for the feedback.I was going for just what you described...

I have other designs with a bit more of a heavy look. I build several different styles and this batch was the sleek lethal, variety. This is another look I was working on...basically one big gun.




Here's a view no one wants to see.....gun charging ready to unleash hell.
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Ooooh... spinal mount...

What do you know about the Nth Interstellar War? About the two technological breakthroughs which gave the Terran Confederation victory?

They were jump3 and the meson gun spinal mount.

I don't know if it was ever written or suggested in actual canon, but the thinking for many years was that those first Terran meson gun-armed battleships were little more than a spinal mount with some drives attached.

Krakatoa looks exactly how I thought those early meson-armed battleships looked.
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Ooooh... spinal mount...

What do you know about the Nth Interstellar War? About the two technological breakthroughs which gave the Terran Confederation victory?

They were jump3 and the meson gun spinal mount.

I don't know if it was ever written or suggested in actual canon, but the thinking for many years was that those first Terran meson gun-armed battleships were little more than a spinal mount with some drives attached.

Krakatoa looks exactly how I thought those early meson-armed battleships looked.
I'm not familiar with the war...at least not off the top of my head...

The Krakatoa is a jump mobile gun platform..meant for defenses....or to blow te crap out of stations once mobile targets have been eliminated...usually they just hook a tow ship to it to move it between systems...
http://wbyrd.deviantart.com/art/Inte...atoa-579799007
However, it would make a spiffy image for a low tech battle wagon
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So it's a siege gun... interesting...

Have you read Agent of the Imperium yet? In it, Mr. Miller employs a slightly different nomenclature regarding warships, something just different enough to give the reader a Not in Kansas moment and just familiar enough so that it doesn't need to be explained.

Rather than continually using terms battleship, dreadnought, battlecruiser, and so on, Mr. Miller simply refers to them all as capitals as in "capital ships". While individual classes are still referred as a battleships et. al., squadrons and so on are simply called capitals.

Among those capitals are a subgroup called sieges. Those vessels are shown traveling to a system's belt, carving kinetic kill munitions out of the NiFe planetoids there, fitting them with rudimentary thrusters & controls, and then launching them via mass driver at the target planet. It's not clear if that's the only capability the sieges have, whether it's something all sieges can do, whether sieges carry other weapons, or whether only some sieges carry other weapons. Sieges are shown as part of an arriving battlefleet, however, some place they have no business being if all they can do is fling rocks.

Anyway, it seems as if you're developed your own version of Mr. Miller's siege ships.
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So it's a siege gun... interesting...

Have you read Agent of the Imperium yet? In it, Mr. Miller employs a slightly different nomenclature regarding warships, something just different enough to give the reader a Not in Kansas moment and just familiar enough so that it doesn't need to be explained.

Rather than continually using terms battleship, dreadnought, battlecruiser, and so on, Mr. Miller simply refers to them all as capitals as in "capital ships". While individual classes are still referred as a battleships et. al., squadrons and so on are simply called capitals.

Among those capitals are a subgroup called sieges. Those vessels are shown traveling to a system's belt, carving kinetic kill munitions out of the NiFe planetoids there, fitting them with rudimentary thrusters & controls, and then launching them via mass driver at the target planet. It's not clear if that's the only capability the sieges have, whether it's something all sieges can do, whether sieges carry other weapons, or whether only some sieges carry other weapons. Sieges are shown as part of an arriving battlefleet, however, some place they have no business being if all they can do is fling rocks.

Anyway, it seems as if you're developed your own version of Mr. Miller's siege ships.
Sadly I havent gotten to that book yet....

I started doing ships for a game I was running in my own setting...In it's Backstory Earth has suffered three "Incursions" by a hostile race...the first was a direct assault and landing..it was messy( reduced population to around 2 billion) because Earth hadn't been contacted by any other races at that point... It was defeated by a relief fleet of Off world humans ( long story how they got out there...20k years, and some alien influence involved.)

the second was an attempt to breach the defensive cordon around the system and invade again....defeated by a newly formed Alliance of spacefaring nations on earth and their off-world allies...

the third was a stealth attack, a disguised"Mining Ship" slipped into the Oort Cloud and began to chop up asteroids and comets sending them in long prepared orbits that had them all arriving in the inner system at the same time...target..north and south pole of Earth

Interstellar Protocols prohibit that sort of thing..but hey, the bad guys were using a ship that couldn't be traced back to them...
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Somthing like the behemoth in WC3?



A big gun with an engine/power module with a tiny bridge at the back.
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