Hi guys, I have been searching for a ship in the 75T range and nothing really took my fancy. so being the Brave soul (idiot) that i am ,i figured that i would try my hand at my own ship after all " how hard can it be?" /quote Jeremy Clarkson.
easiest thing to do would be to edit a cobra to have the cargo space i desired, but after considerable thinking it seemed like cheating. The next thing you know i would increase the recharge rate and the laser cooldown rate and the speed.... nope. my as well just give my self millions of credit and spoil the game for good.
so i decided that i will have to embrace the Dark Side of OPX's , besides i heard a rumour there are cookies over here.......
Well as you can guess from the title i went looking for a suitable ship to model. I loved this show as a kid so when i looked at the show again and the models for the ship it seemed to me that the pod in the frame would easlily carry 75T . the cargo pod looks about the size of 2 shipping containers which hold approx 30T each. so in my mind thats close enough to say its a 75T ship with no cargo extension available.
The plan is to have forward firing lasermount ,shields,shield booster available ,upgrade to military laser,naval power military shields........i think 4 missile spots ecm of course. As for speed i think around cobra speed is fair, the model has 4 large engines which should compensate for the extra weight.....
i will attach some pictures soon.
i have a mammoth task ahead of me. i am learning how to use Wings 3D, i tried Blender but the current version didnt setup like the tutorial so i gave up as too hard. watched a few Wings tuts on you tube and im getting better(not really). Then there is all the rest to learn........
EDIT 2/10/2016... thats 2nd of October 2016
here are links to the latest model information.
A fighter i was starting.