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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. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Artistic license should always be taken into consideration when it comes to ships in comics. It's a rule I've followed religiously for over 25 years. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  2. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 3

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    I really like the design of the Nebula Class Star Destroyer. It has the triangle profile of the Empire/Republic, but the curves of a Rebel ship.
     
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  3. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Knight star 4

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    Those of us who grew up with Carmine Infantino's ship drawings had to adjust our expectations pretty early on. Although I have had a few good chuckles over some well-intentioned attempts to codify the "classes" of ISDs he invented when they're clearly just the same ship being drawn incorrectly in different ways. Otherwise you'd have to argue that the Falcon was frequently radically reconfigured between panels somehow and was certainly not a YT-1300 most of the time anyway for a fair few years!
     
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  4. Sans_Fi

    Sans_Fi Jedi Master star 1

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    That's all fun and games until people ask you to do a 3D model of a beloved ship that appears in the comics that is completely different from frame to frame...
     
  5. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    True. The four rebel ships done by EC Henry certainly aren't what you expected. Particularly when Mel's Miniatures tried to get two of them. Something makes me wonder what EC Henry's sources are to get access to the actual existing models.
     
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  6. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    That philosophy could have done us some favors with Dark Empire...
     
  7. Darth Zack

    Darth Zack Jedi Master star 1

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    The Onager-class design seems to have some problems, such as the fact that it's hull is split in two, meaning that transportation through the ship is hindered. I do prefer it to the Mandator IV-class however.
     
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  8. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You just put your space helmet on and jump out the window to cross the gap... and hope no one does a random test fire
     
  9. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Force Ghost star 4

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    Retractable ziplines.

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  10. seeker_two

    seeker_two Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No one crosses to the other side. It's a Right Twix/Left Twix thing.....

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  11. Sans_Fi

    Sans_Fi Jedi Master star 1

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    That's until the captain organizes someone's birthday in the bomb bay...
    "Hey, I'm Qin Lee. I work up in the left side."
    "Oh, hi. I work in the right side. That's probably why we never met before. Big cannon in the middle, you know?"
    "Yep."
     
  12. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 3

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    Resistance Season 2 Trailer
    First Order Bomber/Transport?
    [​IMG]
    Modified T-65?
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Force Ghost star 5

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    Good eye and thanks for the screenshots - and yeah that is an interesting X-Wing variant, blockier than usual.

    Anyone else catch some of the other new ships in the trailer, namely the claw shaped ones and some round ones chasing the heroes?
     
  14. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    It might be nothing, but that X-Wing seems to have the same paintjob as the Starwhawk. I suppose it might theoretically make sense for the New Republic to upgrade its T-65 fleet before replacing them with the newer T-70s and T-85s. I'm wondering what kind of weaponry is mounted on the lower wings.
     
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  15. Wrinty

    Wrinty Jedi Master star 3

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    those x wings and the ships behind are decked in new republic colors, cool. anyone know what those ships are behind them? also, only the top two s-foils have laser cannons... maybe these might be a new model.
     
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  16. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    Four proton bombs and 8 proton rocket launchers? The cockpit canopy and engines look armoured to me. Is it how the light is hitting it or is the canopy frame asymmetric, a bit like a Hind-D helicopter's?
    Anyway my guess is a close air support version of the T-65.
     
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  17. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought maybe Kaz ran into some remnants of the New Republic fleet?
     
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  18. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Good catch! Those various X-wings and bulbous transports may in fact be New Republic ships. Perhaps ones that are linking up/joining the Resistance? The Home Fleet is gone, but the roving NRDF task forces are still out there...

    --Adm. Nick
     
  19. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought the surviving senators dissolved the remaining task forces?
     
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  20. Wrinty

    Wrinty Jedi Master star 3

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    Probably doesn't mean anything to members of the NRDF whose buddies were killed at Hosnian Prime. And high command in the Navy always supported the resistance.
     
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  21. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  22. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I saw that on Twitter! It is INSANELY cool. :D

    —Adm. Nick
     
  23. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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    Ok so Star Wars Explained had mentioned that the color scheme made him think these ships belonged to the Guavians, well I had the same inkling and honestly I think they are the ones from TFA.
    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5b245ee0c258b40799f69310/1565837763899-9E5RWJ3SNIS10HBPFDKB/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kDITAuO7WvGYe_HtkNx7UXUUqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N_N4V1vUb5AoIIIbLZhVYxCRW4BPu10St3TBAUQYVKcQbIjqAfhDXNkvlGRG3YzfcUFWQufm****pzqkVhTQlW_0KK_D1La8oUscKbt8gvv/2019-08-14+%28110%29.png?format=1000w
    [​IMG]
     
  24. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    So more old X-wings and transports for the Resistance... I thought the NR remnants would contribute something a little more impressive.
     
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  25. Wrinty

    Wrinty Jedi Master star 3

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    We don't know if they're old or if those are actually transports.