Star Ship Polaris

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by aridas sofia, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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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  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Works for me.
     
  3. chardman

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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.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. sojourner

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    Tank turrets are manned.
     
  5. chardman

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    And? Manned or not, it's still possible for them to have passageways through them. Correct?
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  7. sojourner

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    See above.
     
  8. JES

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    Wow, too bad. I thought it was a brilliant idea. Unless the missiles could be moved elsewhere.
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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. :lol:
     
  10. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    Roger that! The only way those missiles are moving is if they are fired!
     
  11. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Agreed. Let's get her into the VFX pipeline.
     
  12. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That phrase keeps coming up with increasing frequency behind the scenes. :lol:
     
  14. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  15. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon TheSeeker Premium Member

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    Bah! Stupid real life!
     
  16. reanimatedfish

    reanimatedfish Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've got to say, this is one damn fine looking ship.
     
  17. Colonel Midnight

    Colonel Midnight Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Blasphemy!!!

    ;)

    Cheers,
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  18. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Got a few renderings to post over the next couple of days, starting with this one:

    [​IMG]

    Still need to add the door and some other details, but the EVA pod bay is nearly done.
     
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You built the pod bay? Bless you.
     
  20. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, I built the exterior of the pod bay, not the interior, hence the pitch black hole beyond the hatchway threshold. I can build it if you want me to, but I will probably wait until the rest of the ship's exterior is finished. No sense holding up delivery of the entire model for something that appears in only one or two brief shots.
     

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