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Offline Vaaish

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New Ship models
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:42:57 PM »
For those of you on Tactical Command, this is old news, but for the rest of you, I hope you like it. This is a project I and several other have had under wraps for a bit now but it's progressed far enough along that we feel it's time to show what we've done and see what folks think about it. So I'd like to go ahead and present the early stages of Battlegroup Helios for your enjoyment:




First up is the Helian Capital-class ship. It's roughly the same size as a cruiser from BFG if anyone is looking for a comparison. There will be several options for this and what I'm showing is the core ship without these in place. Some ideas are armor plating at the rear to protect the engines as well as cannon and sensor options for the split prow below.



Split prow:



These are some of the final designs, albeit still in rough sketch form. The goal will be to make via CAD and go from there. So what do you think? Good, bad, ugly? We'd love to know if there is any interest in this kind of thing!
-Vaaish

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 05:31:35 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous design. I wish you luck in the continued development and shall be watching closely. (Don't think I said so on TacCom).

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 05:50:46 PM »
As said:
cool stuff. The bridge variant is interesting, well done.
The lower bridge looks better now, the upper part needs final touches. ;)

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 05:58:35 PM »
Looking good so far!

Would've preferred the "standard" prow to be more pointed. The split prow is awesome tho!

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 06:03:31 PM »
I like a lot the first one It would be nice as proxi of a roque trader  ;)
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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 06:04:04 PM »
Looking good so far!

Would've preferred the "standard" prow to be more pointed. The split prow is awesome tho!

Actually that rounded front is what attracted me. I've already got plenty of pointy grim-dark spaceships with pointy prows :D
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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 08:41:09 PM »
Great concepts! Love the little dome in the middle of the ship and the rounded prow.

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 10:53:42 PM »
I prefer the split one. Is something different.

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 11:15:32 PM »
Awesome guys! I think we are almost ready to start building the models at this point. The goal will be to do both prow types. The split prow front there is the receptacle for either a cannon mount or a sensor cluster mount.
-Vaaish

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013, 03:58:27 AM »
Will this be a scratch make or a 3d print?

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2013, 12:36:12 AM »
High rest 3d print master.
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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 03:54:42 AM »
Nice concept.
Will the weapons be modular?
If so will they use the IN BFG modules? In which case I think the batteries should be but in with option for either lances or launch bays.

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 11:06:14 PM »
Looks suspiciously like it already has launchbays in the second hardpoint, behind the battery in the first hardpoint.
Quite crucial to be able to tell minefields and rally points apart...

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 01:25:32 AM »
There will be a degree of modularity to the weapons. It just makes sense if there are different types of ships built around a single hull. Obviously we can't replicate BFG weapons since Gw owns that IP, but I'm sure enterprising souls could make GW weapons work.
-Vaaish

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Re: New Ship models
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 12:43:45 PM »
High rest 3d print master.

Sorry if I'm being rude here, but which 3d printing service will you be using? I'm also looking for a good one for my project. :)
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