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Old January 24 2009, 02:44 PM   #76
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With the creative talents who have already signed up for this production, I don't see how it can be anything less than fantastic. I'm eagerly looking forward to your first episode.
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Old January 24 2009, 06:08 PM   #77
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Thanks, everyone. I am really pleased at the calibre of creative people who are throwing in with us.

We haven't defined all of the functionality of the ship yet in visual terms, but given the size of this vessel and its overall configuration I'm fairly decided that it can land under certain circumstances in certain environments. That would not be routine, but it can be done.

It's smaller than some current commercial aircraft, a little over three hundred feet in length.
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Old January 24 2009, 07:11 PM   #78
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Interesting ship, reminds me of a Battletech Avenger class dropship.

http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Image:Avenger-tr3057.jpg
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Old January 24 2009, 07:31 PM   #79
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Interesting. Is that a one-or-two person vessel? It looks like it has a cockpit canopy on it.

We have landing boats for small parties of ten to fifteen, but I hadn't given any specific thought to even smaller ships. Might be interesting if we did carry the saucer-shapped "wing" through to something in that scale.
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Old January 24 2009, 08:23 PM   #80
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Crew of 15, it's a 1400 ton attack ship in that universe.
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Old January 25 2009, 03:29 AM   #81
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Ah, okay.

It kind of makes visual sense to me as a one-or-two person ship, like the vipers on BSG.
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Old January 25 2009, 07:43 AM   #82
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More like a light attack bomber like the A-26 invader or similar, though circular winged fighter designs like the Thrush http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Image:Thrush.gif and the Sholagar http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Image:Sholagar.gif exist.

But I digress...
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Old January 26 2009, 08:43 AM   #83
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Do you need music?
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Old January 26 2009, 04:34 PM   #84
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We haven't settled on a composer yet, though we're talking to a couple of folks. Drop me a PM if you're interested.

Thanks.
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Old April 29 2009, 03:57 PM   #85
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Vektor continues to explore and refine the design of our starship Polaris, and we've just added his latest concept drawings to the Concept and Art Design gallery over at http://www.starshippolaris.com. Do check it out - as always, his work is remarkable.

Also, be sure to check out his newly relaunched website at http://www.vektorvisual.com.
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Old April 30 2009, 01:48 AM   #86
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Dennis wrote: View Post
Vektor continues to explore and refine the design of our starship Polaris, and we've just added his latest concept drawings to the Concept and Art Design gallery over at http://www.starshippolaris.com. Do check it out - as always, his work is remarkable.

Also, be sure to check out his newly relaunched website at http://www.vektorvisual.com.
Going a little to Minbari there for my tastes.
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Old April 30 2009, 03:59 AM   #87
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I sort of see the Minbari influence that DS9Sega speaks of, but I definitely see a toy ray gun in the upper left view. Like one of those old ones that shot sparks when you depressed the flywheel.
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Old April 30 2009, 04:10 AM   #88
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I'm very much preferring the vertical orientation. It took a while for it to sink in when Vektor first presented it, but it's really distinctive.

Vektor has a pretty extensive entry about his work on this at his blog here: http://vektorvisual.com/blog/

I have a couple of those sparking rayguns - they still sell them. That particular model/mold has probably been knocked off twenty times by various manufacturers...they come from China these days.

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Old April 30 2009, 05:20 AM   #89
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I'm very much preferring the vertical orientation. It took a while for it to sink in when Vektor first presented it, but it's really distinctive.

Vektor has a pretty extensive entry about his work on this at his blog here: http://vektorvisual.com/blog/
I'm glad you are going with that vertical orientation now.
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Old April 30 2009, 06:15 AM   #90
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I'm getting Wayne Barlowe vibes off that vertical version.
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