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Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby Cakeman » Tue May 01, 2018 2:58 pm

Comissioned last september, it is finally ready enough that I dare share it here. Unfortunately the pictures didn't turn out well, but nevermind: The Halcyon Empire has tired of beeing transported in BINs and BOXES, and has produced their own class of light cruiser. A true SHIP, measuring some 110+ studs, it's the "wifesayswhatonearthareyoudoinginthere"-class Light Cruiser.

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The class was designed with long range independant missions in mind. Although it is customizable, even during the design process the engineers prepared dedicated interior for a cloning chamber, allowing planetary assaults and occupation, and extensive repair- and medikal kapabilities. They were so focused, other areas of design were neglected.
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The ship actually lacks a dedicated entry/exit-point.


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Defensivly the Halcyon Empire has utilized it's extensive knowledge of shield teknology, and as can be seen there are dedicated shield-projectors both at the fore and midships around the bridge. The shields extends outwards, but the aft is (as is customary) poorly shielded.

The pictures are from the ships trials, and the armament is very basic. In front of the bridge are two dual 4" turrets (their range extends just slightly beyond the prow) and behind it a 4" turret. Main forward armament consists of six (three per side) 7" energylances. There are currently no rockets, missiles or torpedoes. The prow is hardened though, and acts like a large ram/cc weapon. Ramming speed!

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There is also a harpoon located at the prow. It's not standard issue, but the current captain enjoys hunting space whales.

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Customary view of engine section.

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A fortunate disformed sluban has been chained to the prow.

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Here you can make out the bridge interior, and there is actually a captains chair there too that is hidden from view. Aport from the bridge, the ship is horridly empty during the trials, but afterwards it will be fitted with a nice interior. Maybe.

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Here we can see the ship leaving spacedock, escorted by two generic fighters.
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The design of these boxed fighters is very good. I think I have parts for like two more fighters.


It's a fantastic feeling getting this far with a build. The ship is somewhat sturdy and definitely swooshabel, but the side plating is sometimes a bit flimsy and after seeing some recent great ships by ninja_bait I would really like to have a docking bay etc. The ship is basically a long box, with a technic beam for support, and then angled plates on the sides. The sides can be flipped up for acess to the interior, and the roofing is removable, as is both the bridge and the deck below the bridge. I could see myself doing more with regular bricks in the center. However, I've come a long way since my first ship-attempts. Thanks for reading.
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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby Duerer » Tue May 01, 2018 3:13 pm

Nice one, really digging the prow of that ship!
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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby ninja_bait » Tue May 01, 2018 5:06 pm

This receives N_B's Spaceship Seal of Approval:
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I deeply appreciate the "boat in space" aesthetic.
The turrets are great.
It's platey but the shaping is quite good.
The stuff going on on the bow is great character.
The bridge is charmingly too big.
Ramming speed is always good.
The Space Police VPRs look excellent flying alongside; I think it is all the technic fins that brings it together.
It needs a good name, please.
The yellow cargo boxes are not that well balanced against the canisters on the other side.
Instead of a docking bay, I suggest attaching the fighters to the sides.  I think it would fit the style well.
I don't think I would let you claim six 7" forward cannons in a game, I would call that two.
The engine block is a little dinky looking from some angles.
A hatchway would fit nicely on the sides of the bridge or in the flat space between the forward turrets and that dorsal hump.
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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby Kaplan » Wed May 02, 2018 8:50 am

Nice Ship! It needs more/bigger guns :)
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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby TheVengefulOne » Wed May 02, 2018 12:06 pm

Awesome SHIP! Now make a space whale.
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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby ninja_bait » Wed May 02, 2018 12:38 pm

TheVengefulOne wrote:Awesome SHIP! Now make a space whale.


"The Pequod" is an acceptable name for this vessel.
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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby Cakeman » Wed May 02, 2018 4:23 pm

ninja_bait wrote:This receives N_B's Spaceship Seal of Approval:

ninja_bait wrote:The yellow cargo boxes are not that well balanced against the canisters on the other side.

Thanks a lot, and lots of good critique. The canisters were added last second just to have something there. The cargo boxes fit in nicely colorwise in my opinion. I could just add yellow boxes on the other side, but it would be kinda dull. Will see what I can come up with.

Kaplan wrote:Nice Ship! It needs more/bigger guns :)

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Re: Light Cruiser Class SHIP

Postby Dienekes22 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:02 am

Ah, yes, my only complaint is that it makes me feel bad about myself.
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