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Old October 7 2011, 06:38 PM   #601
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Re: Star Ship Polaris

wrt station docking, perhaps they'd detach and move one of the landers to a stand-off position, and hard-dock to a station pylon there? presumably its sturdy and has any necessary umbilical points already.

alternatively, a massive station pylon which engulfs the entire globe. once sealed, an arm grabs the lander and swings it aside, hatch-like, before other arms move umbilicals into place.
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Old October 7 2011, 10:50 PM   #602
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...wouldn't require any changes at all as the external hull panel is already there and what's behind it won't be seen in this production anyway.
Works for me.
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Old October 9 2011, 11:00 PM   #603
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Tank turrets have hatches in them, so why not the turret guns on either side of Polaris? Put a docking tube where the current turrets are, then mount the guns on a ring turret that rotates around this "hub".

Kinda like this, though obviously with the turret seated around the dock/hub, rather than in this "exploded" view.

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Old October 10 2011, 04:20 AM   #604
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Tank turrets are manned.
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Old October 10 2011, 04:51 AM   #605
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And? Manned or not, it's still possible for them to have passageways through them. Correct?
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Old October 10 2011, 04:57 AM   #606
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The only guns I'm aware of on the current design are at the ends of the missile pylons. I don't think they're big enough to have hatches in the middle, and in any event you'd be talking about putting that entry shaft right through the middle of the missiles.
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Old October 10 2011, 05:30 AM   #607
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And? Manned or not, it's still possible for them to have passageways through them. Correct?
See above.
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Old October 11 2011, 01:12 AM   #608
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Wow, too bad. I thought it was a brilliant idea. Unless the missiles could be moved elsewhere.
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Old October 11 2011, 02:23 AM   #609
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No!

No moving the missiles, no moving anything at this point for gods' sake. The ship is great just as it is.
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Old October 11 2011, 02:40 AM   #610
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Roger that! The only way those missiles are moving is if they are fired!
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Old October 11 2011, 10:56 AM   #611
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No!

No moving the missiles, no moving anything at this point for gods' sake. The ship is great just as it is.
Agreed. Let's get her into the VFX pipeline.
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Old October 11 2011, 09:30 PM   #612
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There will be no more design changes. As far as I'm concerned, the primary docking ports are concealed behind the hull plates between the lander modules and the cargo bays. Exactly how that works can wait until the next production since they aren't required at all for this one.

I expect to post a new round of WIP images by Thursday evening, which will show a considerable amount of progress.
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Old October 12 2011, 12:37 AM   #613
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...that...can wait until the next production...
That phrase keeps coming up with increasing frequency behind the scenes.
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Old October 12 2011, 03:40 AM   #614
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*Sigh*

Make that Friday evening. Looks like my real job is going to keep me otherwise occupied for the next couple of nights.
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Old October 12 2011, 05:08 PM   #615
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Bah! Stupid real life!
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