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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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    To be fair, we got almost ZERO capital ship content from Rogue One and The Last Jedi until the main trailers came out.

    Even then, it was years later that the ONLY toy/model of a capital ship from RO, the Profundity, was released. We are two years since TLJ and there still isn't a single official toy or LEGO of the Raddus, Anodyne, Ninka, or Vigil.

    My point being that we often get cools ships in films that NEVER get other media exposure and/or only appear in trailers a few months before the release.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  2. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    Honestly I highly doubt that the capital ships are not being revealed to avoid spoilers (if anything, that refers to the main characters/returning ones), but I do agree there's a chance we'll not see them until the main trailer or even the movie comes out. While we knew a lot about TLJ's vehicles (with the AT-HH and supercannon being maybe the only exceptions there), there were many "surprises" in TFA and Rogue One. Things like the Boarding Craft weren't widely known until months ago.
     
  3. Thrawn McEwok

    Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare star 6 VIP

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    QFT. :D

    :D

    Surely a Fofference, as these are First Order Moffs?

    This is exactly why I find the fanboying of these things disturbing. They're too Imperial for what they pretend to be. :p

    Anyone know when the CGI is actually likely to be completed? I'd guess that background ships are thrown in quite late in the game, the equivalent of those enigmatic kitbashes in Jedi that are only now getting a proper analysis.

    Everything we've seen from this movie is an OT callback - X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, B-wings, a Corellian Corvette, a whole lot of ISDs, variations on the TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor, and the wreckage of the Death Star from Jedi. We're actually seeing the original versions of some designs that had effectively been reimagined earlier in the Sequels (B-wings, ISDs), even...

    The one new vehicle we've seen a hint of is the ship alongside the Corvette in the second trailer, which looks to have quite a few guns and a big forward-opening hatch below a cockpit, maybe an assault transport?

    There's a lot that would be nice to see. E-wings? K-wings? Republic Defenders, just for pure randomness value and DROIDS cartoon callback? An Endurance-class carrier? Some version of the "Corellian gunship" design? Little triangular Imperial cruisers?

    But what I'd really want to see? CorSec, Rogue Squadron, Dorneans...

    - The Imperial Ewok
     
  4. Sinrebirth

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

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    And no Micro Machines for TLJ...


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  5. A8T

    A8T Jedi Master star 2

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  6. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    It's a Mandator.

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  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 3

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    And here's a less blurry version from the issue's preview on starwars.com
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    This new bomber reminds a lot of the transports used to deploy the Terror Troopers in the TFU II comic, only that this one has two hulls instead of three.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. King of Alsakan

    King of Alsakan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    And I was looking so forward to adding the Raddus, the Mandator IV, and the Supremacy to my collection :(
     
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  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Hangman Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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  11. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    So the latest excerpt from a RoS tie-in novel states
    that Inferno Squad is recruiting former Imperials who are not too happy with the FO. It's undoubtedly a pipe dream, but the Resistance could certainly use a few ISDs and Onagers...
     
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  12. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    Some juicy tidbits from Spark of the Resistance...
    "If we can retrieve the Echo Horn and destroy the Ladara Vex, we can hopefully get a few of those delightful ships we got from Aftab Ackbar on Mon Cala in place for an ambush."

    The ambush went as planned, and the Resistance starships managed to destroy a FO Star Destroyer. This is probably what we saw with the first Rise of the Resistance trailer.
     
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  13. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Master star 3

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    New "bounty hunter fighter" from The Mandalorian.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Looks a lot like a Y-wing. Wonder if it’ll be a Koensayr product.


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  15. Fire Dog

    Fire Dog Jedi Knight star 1

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    Some examples in case you want to look

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/wYf3nSYI5hCZiNzV2
     
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  16. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    A bit of a belated response, but I think sometimes fleet junkies just have to remind ourselves that the majority of spacecraft/space battle fanatics for these films are starfighter stans, and that's going to be reflected in official material's priorities.
     
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  17. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Well, starfighters do make for much better toys since they fly and zoom around, whereas capital ships...don't.
     
  18. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    Maybe. I see inspiration from the F-100 Super Sabre in the nose and cockpit area, which is cool. I don't like the rear of the fuselage though. A forward swept tail plane joining the rear fuselage to the back of the engines, leaving a gap between itself and the main wing, would have created something more interesting.
     
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  19. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Oh yeah, speaking of flying and zooming around, I've been playing Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and throughout the course of the game you're able to unlock a mini Finalizer, Starkiller Base, and Death Star II to fly around in. It's pretty amusing when you're watching the cutscene of the X-wings descending to attack the thermal oscillator and among them is a tiny Death Star II shooting its superlaser :p
     
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  20. Wrinty

    Wrinty Jedi Master star 3

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    ultimate star wars was updated with new star fighter info. slight spoilers for TROS so beware.
     
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  21. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 3

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    So it says Kylo's fighter
    is a modified version of the TIE Whisper. so that might explain why there is more than one design of it in the merchandise.
     
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  22. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Mother_Talzin

    Mother_Talzin Jedi Master star 4

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    I dunno, as a kid, I had some epic battles with my Micro Machines capital ships! My favorites being the Rebels: Mon Calamari, blockade runner, and the transports. With the MM line gone, and Titaniums scuttled as well, it falls to Hot Wheels, and they don't make many capitals. Theres always those huge game pieces, but those are a bit large for my taste.

    I'm really hoping to see some more rag tag Resistance ships in ROS, because I really enjoyed the group in TLJ, though they were all destroyed...
     
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  24. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Unless you're reading Darksaber.
    :p
     
  25. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Why, what happened in Darksaber? Was it like the subs in Hunt for the Red October?
     
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