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I'm making point defense turrets for my ship, this is what I have so far. I like it but it comes in at 20K verts, and a standard destroyer will have 12, I hope I don't chug my system too much. Maybe I'll do a lot poly version sand subsurfing and edge splitting for distant shots.
As for rational, the weapons have 3 barrels as a tribute to david drake;s hammer's slammers novels in which tribarrelled "powerguns" are the point defense weapon of choice for many vehicles. The projection above them houses targeting scopes. Originally this was going to be recesses into the turret but I could not get it right, so I extruded it outward instead. Hey, i think it ended up looking better so it was a fortunate problem.
The thing sticking out the rear of the weapon mounts ia a housing for the rotary motor, i was thinking it might be too long to fit in the housing and didn't want to redo the sizes. Adds detail too.