SHIP size scales?

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Postby Dragonfire666666 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:02 pm

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Postby muffinman42 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:56 am

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I currently stand on the scale factor with, 100studs light frigate 200studs destroyer 400studs battleship.
That or abbandon water-ship typings.
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Postby dilanski » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:07 pm

muffinman42 wrote::necro:
I currently stand on the scale factor with, 100studs light frigate 200studs destroyer 400studs battleship.
That or abbandon water-ship typings.


That is ridiculously big! 400 studs for a battleship is absurd, my old ship is 200 studs long, no way could anyone here build a 400 stud long ship.
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Postby Atomsk » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:39 pm

100 studs is a lot of ship (31.5 inches or 80cm for those counting). I haven't built anything that big since before the Dark Ages. My latest vessle, the HMS Desmond Hume, is only 24 inches.

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Compare that to the USS John Bell Hood, at 28in, and you can tell that I'm really cheating with these huge booms on the front.

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I consider the Hood to be more of a Battlecruiser due to it's heavy weapons, and the Hume a sort of missile frigate, primarily because I forgot to put weapons on it until the very end and decided to put those recessed tubes on the sides.

I think a better indicator of SHIP size would be Displacement, rather than Length. The USS Robert E Lee, while only 22" long (about 2/3rds of S.H.I.P. status), is nearly 800 cubic inches, over twice that of the John Bell Hood and about three times the Desmond Hume's volume:

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Basically I think ship classification should be by interior volume, rather than just length, which seems kind of arbitrary and sometimes leads to people like me putting huge antennae on the front just to get that extra few inches.
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Postby muffinman42 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:45 pm

SHIPs are absurbly huge!
I figure they would atleast be close to the size of modern water going ships, yet you lot seem to think a yacht is massive!
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Postby warman45 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:10 pm

because if you buy from lego a yacht is 1 grand.

used it's 200 dollars, and i would like to point out at least one ship here is the size of a ww2 minesweaper.
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Postby Natalya » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:37 pm

Atomsk (I love FLCL btw) the SHIP designation and sizings are usually meant for minifig-scale ships, not the ones you made. (Which look awesome btw.)
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Postby Cpl. Halan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:38 pm

no, I think those are to minifig scale, look at the stud size
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Postby Cpt. Zipps » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:51 pm

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Postby Warhead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:31 pm

Atomsk, I like these ships a hell of a lot. Nice work. Sure, they may be big but as Super Dreadnaughts or planet killers or vast Flag ships etc they would be perfect. I'm tempted to make some.
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Postby Atomsk » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:41 pm

NatalyaAF wrote:Atomsk (I love FLCL btw) the SHIP designation and sizings are usually meant for minifig-scale ships, not the ones you made. (Which look awesome btw.)


Totally minifig scale:

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Postby 501stCadians » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:55 pm

Ummm, you are all quite wrong (except Natalya) as way back when the wiki first started, we laid out the ship definitions. Starting size is 100 studs for Destroyers and up, with class ups every 50 studs.
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Postby MrBlobJr » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:53 pm

Ross_Varn wrote:It's friggin huge, whoever's it is.


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Postby Warhead » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:42 pm

What.

What the fuck is it with you people, you quoted a post from Feb 17th just for that sorry pish! Someone pass me my bitch slapping tire iron.
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Postby dilanski » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:07 pm

501stCadians wrote:Ummm, you are all quite wrong (except Natalya) as way back when <a href="http://brikwars.wikispaces.com/">the wiki</a> first started, we laid out the ship definitions. Starting size is 100 studs for Destroyers and up, with class ups every 50 studs.


(If were necroing I HAVE to quote this) That gives you 100 studs for destroyer 150 for cruiser and 200 for battleship/dreadnought, where's frigates and corvettes and others.

If I remember I think I helped with most of the stats, 100-129 is frigate/Corvette, 130-159 Is destroyer territory, 160-189 is Cruisers and 200+ is Battleship/Dreadnought/Carrier, my old ship is here, I think the Venus is 140 studs?

The fact is no one agrees on a universal scale, and in all honesty I don't give much of a fuck as a lot of people here are stubborn old turds and if they want to have their own way I'm not going to argue (much).
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