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Lit Fleet Junkie Flagship- The technical discussions of the GFFA (Capital Ships thread Mk. II)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AdmiralWesJanson, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    that reminds me I did a crappy uninspired interpretation of the starhawk in mspaint

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  2. FTeik

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  3. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    Not very likely, because the teeny tiny ships we see in that split second scene are significantly smaller than the Mon Cal Cruisers, roughly as scale as Neb-Bs to MC80s. Also there's JJ Abrams passive hostility to originality and novelty, but that's a subject for another thread. To be honest, I needed someone to point out that there were ships in Hosnian's orbit and provide me with a screencap of it, because I noticed no other ship in watching than the Finalizer, Falcon/Eravana, Resistance shuttle, TIE fighters, and X-wings. Hopefully Rian Johnson will give us the spaceship fix we need in TLJ.
     
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  4. VitorPraza

    VitorPraza Jedi Youngling

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  5. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Our best hope of getting a picture of the Starhawk battleships is in Blade Squadron: Jakku in an upcoming issue of SW Insider. We know that Blade Squadron attacks the engines of the Ravager, so hopefully we'll get a cool picture of the two warships tangling in the space over Jakku. [face_praying]

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  6. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Get fireworks ready in case there is an image of one. The thread is gonna throw a party if that happens.

     
  7. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    [​IMG]

    I'm sorry if the image is too big, but I'm posting it because I noticed something that I think might be of interest. We're told in Empire's End that the Republic battleship Concord went down with the Ravager, and that it crashed before the Ravager at a location not far from where the dreadnought itself crashed. Keeping that in mind, please observe the vessel under the Ravager in this picture, behind the three X-wings. Could that be the first image we've seen of what a Starhawk-class battleship looks like? The front (although whether that's the front is open to interpretation) looks right.
     
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  8. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That's just a plain ole' ISD. Well, around half of one. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  9. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    EA/DICE didn't bother modeling the Profundity or hammerheads for the Rogue One DLC, reusing the standard Liberty and CR90s respectively, I highly doubt they'd model a ship a year in advance of the book it was first mentioned in.
     
  10. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Right there is the problem.
     
  11. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    There is a fantastic site called Shapeways that you can purchase 3D printed models that are to X-wing or Armada scale. Truly gorgeous stuff, check out the Profundity:

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    This makes me hope & pray that FFG releases an actual one this year! [face_praying]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  12. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    I like it but I'm terrible at painting, I'll have to wait for FFG to sell an overpriced fully painted version.
     
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  13. FTeik

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Am I the only one reminded of a surf-board by that image of the Profundity?

    Makes you wish they'd get rid of that MC-nomenclatura in favour of things like Waveskimmer-class assault cruiser or Megalodon-class Star Defender. :D
     
  14. Cracian_Thumper

    Cracian_Thumper Jedi Knight star 2

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    Whaladon-class! [face_laugh]
     
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  15. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I've always been a fan of the aquatic sounding names, both from the EU and current canon. Startide. Reef Home. Nautilian. Of course, I've also always been a fan of the virture names, like Liberty, Defiance, Restoration, Freedom's Fury, Echo of Hope, etc.

    The later seems to fit the NR's naming structure the most, whether it be a Mon Cal cruiser or some other class of starship. Hence why we have names like Unity, Amity, Concord, Redeemer, etc.

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  16. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    I dunno, Mon Cal cruisers always looked like Mackerel sharks or Rorqual whales to me, and the Profundity took that image to the extreme with its flattish top. I do think the figurative aquatic lifeform shape could be expanded into different Mon Cal ship designs; like a vertically oriented Mola Mola, or a very front heavy angler fish.
     
  17. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    The MC80B looks very stingray-shaped. And the MC140 looked like a Hammerhead shark - but turned over, so the hammer was vertical instead of horizontal.

    I agree that other fish shapes might be worth experimenting with too.
     
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  18. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    I never saw a Scythe-class till right now. Holy ***p that ship looks cool. Can that be canon again? I am gonna do puppy dog eyes at Pablo till that happens.
     
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  19. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Maybe with a bit of modification - weapon turrets, engines, and so forth, that look like they're taken from an Imperial-class, it could be the basis for the newcanon's "hatchet-bowed" Starhawk?
     
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  20. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm rather fond of the Pre-Yavin era naming scheme- Maria, Maximus, Cathleen, Lusla, Endevour, Stimsonj'kat
     
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  21. JABoomer

    JABoomer Jedi Master star 3

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    Perhaps in the best of both worlds Mon Cal class cruisers would have the aquatic names while the individual cruisers share the more common virtue naming convention with the rest of the Rebel Alliance / New Republic fleet.
     
  22. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I really loved that design. A great example of how the Empire finds many uses for the old Gozanti-class cruisers. It's versatility rivals that of the old Corellian corvette! It reminds me of the GFFA version of an AWACS aircraft. :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    they explicitly mention AWACS inspiration in the trivia section of the episode guide
     
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  25. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I remember how important SEWACS ships were in Freespace, especially in that horrible nebula.

    Glad to see more new assets being created, with this for the Empire, and the various ships added to the Rebel Fleet. Now if they will add the Victory and Dreadnought...