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Old January 19 2013, 09:06 PM   #1306
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Re: Star Ship Polaris

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Multiple background ships will be required for both the United Worlds and Transhuman Authority fleets. I thought I'd go ahead and do some development sheets, or "ideations" as they are sometimes called, for both sets of ships. Here's a batch for the THA, a.k.a. the Bad Guys:



If you had to pick three of these to develop further, which ones would they be?
I think that design number 1, 5, 6, and maybe 3 are the ones I like the best, and I see these as designs that a rebellious upstart faction, which as far as I know it, the Transhuman Authority would be.

I see many of vessels of the Transhuman Authority as being a fleet similar to the Confederacy of Independent Systems/Separatist Alliance, with most warships having their beginnings as freighters and transports. The THA didn't have many resources for brand new vessels like the United Worlds navy, though they probably did try (and their degrees of success probably will depend of the decisions of the producers).

Big, long ships, with tons of space for adding weapons and armor and shield generators would probably be amongst the mainstays of the THA fleet, even at the waning of the war.

The reason I like the look of option 1 is the almost-but-not-quite rocket ship look. I'm picturing sausage shaped battleships with maybe drive sections towards the rear that look like they have a relationship to the Polaris's engines, but on a much bigger scale, and from the front to the middle, there is a lineup of turret after turret, with the curve of the hull being used to give the turrets a better line of sight, so when they are pointed straight forward, they still have a clear line of sight.
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Old January 20 2013, 04:23 AM   #1307
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Big, long ships, with tons of space for adding weapons and armor and shield generators would probably be amongst the mainstays of the THA fleet, even at the waning of the war.
Shield generators? What are those?

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Old January 20 2013, 07:09 AM   #1308
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^Nice looking ship! Huge, too. Reminds me of many different other ships, but it's definitely its own creature. Is this, like Polaris, another nose-is-the-top oriented ship? It looks that way from what I believe are the windows.
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Old January 20 2013, 02:38 PM   #1309
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It varies - there are hangar decks that are oriented perpendicular to the direction of motion, but most of the modules are along the axis of travel.
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Old January 20 2013, 06:34 PM   #1310
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This is looking great Dennis. Is that the model finished?
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Old January 20 2013, 06:43 PM   #1311
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Very, very cool. Glad you reposted this so I can steal some of the design cues for my background ship designs.
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Old January 20 2013, 08:09 PM   #1312
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Ooooh! me like!
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Old January 21 2013, 06:59 PM   #1313
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cancel my previous order, please. i'll have fifteen of those things instead.
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Old January 27 2013, 02:29 AM   #1314
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It's real.

Starship Polaris design by Vektor and aridas sofia. Optical effects by NEO f/x.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxyQtCN03Ks
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Old January 27 2013, 03:34 AM   #1315
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Re: Star Ship Polaris

That bright turquoise in the spheres is a bit overwhelming. Perhaps it is the vibrancy or just the color itself, but I much preferred the more subtle indigo from the earlier stages of the design anyways. Either way, I think it could benefit from being a touch dimmer. There is nothing on the front sides of the ship to balance out that big ball of blue and it detracts from the rest of it.

It looks like the sphere on the back is actually turned down a bit, or perhaps it has to do with the lighting.
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Old January 27 2013, 03:50 AM   #1316
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Oh wow! I really want to see this movie.

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Old January 31 2013, 01:59 AM   #1317
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"Another one of them new worlds..."

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Old January 31 2013, 02:13 AM   #1318
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Wow! Looking good.

Moar, please.
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Old January 31 2013, 06:02 PM   #1319
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^What he said.
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Old January 31 2013, 06:18 PM   #1320
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Love the way the sails close up right at the end. Conveys a nice sense of "settling" into orbit.
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