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colbmista wrote: »
where do you get your referance for wingcommander?
Hey Klavs any more progress, loved where you took these, and am aching for me, especially want to see what else you have done with the 'Claw and Kilrathi craft.
Hard at work on the 'Claw right now.
Usually the manuals have pretty good reference
This is going to sound a little weird, but I love the side shot...It looks sleek and fast, but the front quarter view looks quite...not sleek...
I think it's the fact the "join" between the main fuselage and the upper wing is so far above the lower join. I'd also bring the lower wing join inwards to slim up the fuselage a bit as well...
But it is of course your design at the end of the day Klavs. :cool:
Looking forward to seeing updates...
The guns on this model look kinda flimsy though, maybe beef them up a bit? Raptor was known for being a heavy fighter right? Also a fav pastime of many wing commander players is to just ram the enemy ship:-) Those long flimsy guns won't survive ramming into say the scimitar or one of the kilrathi heavy fighters. The scimitar in this thread actually looks like a good ramming ship. I first played wing commander on the snes along with secret missions. Many times I would get frustrated with an enemy ship that would try to speed up just before I could get a bead on it from the rear and so I would just hit afterburners and ram it lol!
Missiles are internal, I tried to re-think the "Neutron Gun" as a kind of close range radiation projector (Something like the "Little Doctor" from Ender's Game), and I think it stands to reason that something like that wouldn't necessarily look like a "gun" so the upper protrusions are shaped more like deadly radiation projecting antennae. The lower fin projections are a combination ECM/Landing Skid.
As for the Mass drivers, they measure out to about 30mm in diameter so they have plenty of punch! They must also have a huge internal magazine. I don't ever recall running out of ammo when flying the Raptor
First up, the Rapier & Scimitar available in 1/600 scale (About 40 cm [1.57 in] long) and 1/300 scale (About 80 cm [3.149 in] long)
These models cheap as I can make them for you guys, and thank you for your support over the years!
I'll be making my version of the Raptor and a new Hornet and Rapier available soon. There may also be some more "feline" models in the future.
The Frosted Ultra Detail printing from Shapeways allows details as small as 0.003 mm to show through. You've got panel lines, thrusters, radiators. The only thing missing is the scorch marks on the sides of the ships.
Keep in mind that the final product will require a bit of sanding, as the 3D printing process applies some extremely minor "terracing". Regular model paints and glues will work fine after gently washing the model with dish soap.