The new and re-named "The Really big ship contest"

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Post by Natalya » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:18 pm

Sorry to hear that J+B. :[


@ROC:

Yeah, the SW hinges are weak but technic frames can do the job. They are just more parts-intensive.

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Post by Dr. X » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:33 pm

I built a 33-stud long ship..
I think those stats only apply to non-Mexicans.

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Post by Ross_Varn » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:59 pm

With no size comparison, i can't tell how big it is. Don't think it's long enough, though.

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Post by Dr. X » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:34 pm

I don't either. Oh well.
I think those stats only apply to non-Mexicans.

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Post by Natalya » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:27 am

That's not a frigate. That's a small transport.

I love it but you srsly need to ditch the intake stickers on the front.

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Post by james+burgundy » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:59 pm

well my lust for legos took over at 11 pm and i reconfigured my legos to fit in the closet so not i do not have as much build space but i might be able to get a ship up if i can get some ideas any way the main point is i might not be out of the ruunning :?
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Post by Gorchek » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:45 pm

I can't compete with Natalya or RoC77 for quality, so I tried something more unusual. So, here is the GXS - Tour d'Argent.

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The Tour d'Argent was designed to serve either as a command ship for small planetary defence fleet, or as a light destroyer in larger fleets.
It's most notable features are the twin Reverse-Gravity Generator set above and below the vessel.

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They provide for the ship's movement (as reaction-less thrusters), defense (with gravity shield), offence (with a gravity variation of a railgun), and they provide the artificial gravity for the crew. That leads to a peculiar quirk of the desing: the "down" for both deck is the center of the ship.

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The Command Deck holds the engine room, the armory, the brig, and the bridge.

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The Cargo Deck holds the cargo hold (with two airlocks), the infirmary, the crew bunks and the captain's quarter (actualy just a bunkbed and desk, but an unusual comfort in such a small vessel).

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The engine in the back actualy serve as a back-up propulsion system and energy supply, used when the RG generators are offline.

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As it's expected to serve as a command ship (and to compensate for the distorsions caused by the gravity shield), the Tour d'Argent has one of the best compact sensor array availlable.

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It's weaponry includes the twin Grailgun mentionned above, two large turret mounted laser cannon, ten missiles, and eight automated laser turrets used as point defense.

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Normaly, it has a crew of seven, including the captain and medic.

You can see the full gallery here.

Oh, and I'll let you guess the reason for the name for now...

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Post by pesgores » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:27 pm

Oh. That's something.

▲ job.
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Post by piltogg » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:54 am

well, my ship I was just about to post got pwnd <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> just then, so I'll just be makeing a crapton of revisions to it now.

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Post by RoC77 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:45 pm

Great ship. I really like the duel deck design, very original. I also like the look of those gravity generators.

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Post by Adean » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:36 pm

pesgores wrote:Oh. That's something.

▲ job.
You know, given that the origin of the triangle job was the result of someone misspelling "terrible", doesn't that mean that saying something is a triangle job is just a garbled way of saying terrible job?
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Post by Gorchek » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:03 am

Personaly, I just gave up on figuring what it might mean.

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Post by DavidP » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:47 pm

:?: can I enter this ship ? http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3017923

I know I didn't take the picture but it is my ship and my design.


hey JP if your lurking could you please confirm :D
stop killing me! ;-)

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Post by Shaeph » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:51 pm

woah, thats pretty nice.
except what is the peice in the front?
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Post by DavidP » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:26 pm

The piece is from the highspeed train set 7897 you get to of them.

And it turns out I need to check my BS folder more carefully as I did
take some pics before I moved. :shock: there still boxed up.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=320643
stop killing me! ;-)

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