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The Mandalorian Ships and Vehicles of The Mandalorian

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Django Fett, May 1, 2019.

  1. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Which is what the designers wanted you to think. That was stated at the time.
     
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  2. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So what's in store for Din's ship this season? We know it entails a lot of damage and uses escape pods. More carbonite for its guest? Like what was stated above with a duel v. Slave I would be awesome! So who's flying Slave I?..wink wink. Or what about IG-88 ship. Bring in some oldies but goodies.
     
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  3. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 6

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    I didn't know that but it makes sense. They do look pretty awesome.

    I'd quite like to get a lego Lucrehulk but they don't appear to have them in their catalogue. Might have to get creative!
     
  4. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    I really love the designs in the first episode of Season 2. Especially Cobb Vanth's speeder.
     
  5. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dig Noa's scout ship from the 2nd Ewok movie out of the warehouse and give use some really good multi-angle views on it.
     
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  6. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm 90% certain it's legit the exact engine from Anakin's podracer.
     
  7. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Absolutely terrible design IMHO and makes Anakin's abilities as the only human capable of Pod Racing look foolish. Although the engines obviously have some sort of repulsors built in to make them float the directional aspect came from throttling one engine over the other allied with the air brakes at the front of each engine. Then there were the various other bits of connecting hardware and energy beams to keep everything relatively stable.

    Vanth's speeder would have made a lot more sense with some ancillary equipment (fuel tank, etc) on the port side of his seat and some directional vanes like a speeder bike.
     
  8. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Well, this is many decades later. And outside any possible rules for pod-racing. There may simply be a new tech Vanth is using to power the thing, while keeping it stable sans the other four engines.
     
  9. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    The GFFA is not comparable to our steep curve advancements of the last century or so, they are several thousands of years ahead of us so simple stuff like repulsors to levitate objects have been around for years. There's no in-universe explanation to make it acceptable so can only be down to 'Mr Originality' and his crayons again. One of these days he'll find the balance between ergonomics and style, something that has evaded him so far.

    EDIT: And Anakin's Pod Racer had two engines, not five ;)
     
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  10. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Ha! I meant to say “the other three engines,” thinking there were four for some reason. But yeah...two. :)

    In any event, if normal speeder bikes function with one engine on a chassis, I don’t see why it would be so difficult to fashion a speeder bike out of a podracer engine.

    Here’s a theory that requires no leap in technological development: in order to keep the bike stable, he operates the podracer engine at less than half its power...

    Anakin had to go as fast as humanly possible in a podrace. Perhaps that’s the reason behind the instability of the podracer without a second engine.

    See, this isn’t hard. There are myriad ways to justify.

    All that said, it’s not exactly my favorite design. But then again, I think it’s meant to look a little silly, as the Marshal is kind of a silly dude.

    Buona notte.
     
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  11. Jabberwock2137

    Jabberwock2137 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Probably reaching a little but.....
    Take off the winglets and engine pods and increase the radius of the flaired landing gear bay on the Razor and you've got .........
    Slave 1!!!!
     
  12. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    I see your point Stretch Armstrong.
     
  13. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    Loved the Gozanti-class in the new episode. The view from behind when it ascends was impressive and really gave you the sense of scale.

    The Razorcrest is now officially a hunk of junk. Missing parts, badly soldered/welded, ropes within the cockpit (!). I dig that things look worn down, BUT

    I'm at a point where I hope Din can find a safe port with a proficient mechanic that actually fixes up the Crest. And I mean a complete overhaul. Having it in a constant disrepair is too akin to the Millennium Falcon. Also, doesn't the Razorcrest have shields?
     
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  14. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    A quick google search answered my question:
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/94933395/The-Mandalorians-Razor-Crest-cross-section
    "Military-grade deflector shields"

    I didn't know it had an R2-droid socket on top.
     
  15. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Looks like Mando has a spare suit of armor.
     
  16. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Looks totally rubbish. None of the 'repairs' make any sense, pieces of string will not hold a ship together either on the exterior or interior. IMHO they seriously dropped the ball on this one.

    For sure, weld plates over the holes in the hull but if you want a look of a bodged (but still functional) job then trail the cockpit with cables and pipes (to reroute power and fluids) rather than pieces of string.

    The worst part of this show is the vehicle design.
     
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  17. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    You talking about the actual design of the Razor Crest in pristine condition or the beat to heck RC we had at the end of this episode. I actually like the design when it is in top form.
     
  18. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    I get where you're coming from but I'm not really that bothered by it provided he gets it fixed up. The last thing I want is to have fishing nets becoming a permanent part of the cockpit interior.

    I'm wondering what happened to all his stuff on the cargo deck. The ride up from the ice planet, limping through space and going down in a fireball on the ocean planet (+ falling in the ocean itself) surely would have cast out anything he had there. Weapons, clothing, Boba's armor, etc.
     
  19. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Master star 4

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    It has been quite some times since I built a model, but man, I really wish that someone would release a model kit of the Razor Crest. I love this hunk of junk so much.
     
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  20. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    I didn’t get the impression that the ropes and stuff are actually holding things together in a meaningful way. Probably just bits of temporary scaffolding-type stuff that they didn’t bother getting rid of. If you look closely, you’ll see there lots of additional metal etc slapped onto the ship as well. So it’s not just ropes, etc.
     
  21. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Yep, as I mentioned I don't have a problem with the plates welded onto the hull as that is what I would expect from a second rate job. It's just the bits of string in the cockpit and the fishing nets. They don't even look as though that are doing anything useful either, just draped over seats, etc.
     
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  22. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Air fresheners, "Dac Kelp" scent
     
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  23. KitsterAKABobaFett

    KitsterAKABobaFett Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm a fan of the Razor Crest being a beat-up hunk of junk, much like how the Falcon is in ESB. It builds character. Given how much rhyming the story group likes to do, I wouldn't be surprised if it's a running gag in season 2.
     
  24. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

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    Me too. But there’s a way to do it that doesn’t veer into cartoonish territory. They’re skating a little too close to that line, IMO.
     
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  25. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    As I see it, there are two choices for the next step (as if I have a say in the matter). Either repair it significantly and let it stay as such for good while or destroy it altogether. Can't see any other options tbh as degrading the ship further would remove its ability to function.
     
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