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Oolite Bulletins • The ship concept topic
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The ship concept topic

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:33 pm
by pagroove
Have a ship idea?

Post it here. It doesn't matter if you can draw, build, model or not.
The aim is to post your concepts.
Maybe another can draw inspiration from it or just enjoy them.
Rules?: Have fun

So here are my concepts for this week:

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Concept 1

Ceintech Frigate

Concept of a little war-frigate. Probably a little bigger than a little bulk hauler. I made only a topview. It should be round and flat (like the dish from enterprise). It has 4 turrets so it should serve the role of an escort frigate.


Concept 2

Zephyr Startrain (an old concept posted earlier one)


Probably a VIP carrier. For presidents and such.

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Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:07 am
by pagroove
Last one before going to bed.

Croydon Starsoarer

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Croydon enters the market with a new fighter trader :)

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:13 am
by Rustybolts
The Croyden looks very cool sticks to original Elite style very nice

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:28 am
by jonnycuba
I love the Croydon as said above it fits in the Elite mould beautifully.

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:32 pm
by Phantom Hoover
I did have the idea of a toroidal ship about the size of a Cobra, with very strong shields (for topological reasons).

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:08 pm
by pagroove
Make a drawing of it :). Looking fwd to see some other concepts

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:28 pm
by Pluisje
I had the idea of a flock of ships based on birds. In the line Crow (escort) - Raven (hauler) - Roc (mothership)

Untill now I came to this:
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That was a month ago. Maybe in a year or so, when RL calms down.

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:54 pm
by pagroove
That certainly looks like a bird. Interesting concept to make a series based on bird. Although we already got the Eagle from Frontier. But that ship doesn't look really like a bird.

Is this a model or a drawing?
Looks like it's already in Oolite.

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:09 pm
by Thargoid
Pluisje wrote:I had the idea of a flock of ships based on birds. In the line Crow (escort) - Raven (hauler) - Roc (mothership)

Untill now I came to this:
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That was a month ago. Maybe in a year or so, when RL calms down.
Just beware - that's kinda how I started off with Aquatics and sea creatures, and now look at my OXP back-catalogue ;) :twisted:

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:13 pm
by pagroove
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A command carrier (3 times as broad as a Behemoth) based on the cobra shape. Docking is from the rear. Launching from the front.

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:12 pm
by Diziet Sma
Awesome work, pagroove.. only thing is, whenever I look at this one, I see a Robo-Teddy-Bear.. :twisted:

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Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:11 am
by ADCK
Diziet Sma wrote:Awesome work, pagroove.. only thing is, whenever I look at this one, I see a Robo-Teddy-Bear.. :twisted:
:lol: it looks like it's being crucified!

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:08 am
by Commander McLane
pagroove wrote:Docking is from the rear. Launching from the front.
Awesome idea. :shock: Is it even possible? :?:

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:02 am
by Pluisje
pagroove wrote:Is this a model or a drawing?
Looks like it's already in Oolite.
OK, you got me, it's not exactly a concept, it's a model. But it's not finished :). The other ships are not even in concept stage, just ideas. Will try to do a top view drawing of them when commuting in the train this week.

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:36 pm
by pagroove
Commander McLane wrote:
pagroove wrote:Docking is from the rear. Launching from the front.
Awesome idea. :shock: Is it even possible? :?:
Well I think so. If you look at the Superhub which has the bleu orb inside then I assume if would be possible. Anyone want to take the modelling challenge ;) ?