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Eris Gunboat

Postby Natalya » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:12 pm

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This actually predates the Mercury by a week or two, but I couldn't get pictures until now. Anyway, this is an Assyrian Gunboat. It's crew compliment is one pilot and one droid mechanic. It's much beefier than any of the star-fighters I've posted, but it's no where near a frigate. This is another escort vessel for my larger ships, since it can engage enemy fighters. As you can see it's armed with two laser cannons and two MK II Missiles.


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Another angle.


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And from behind. The flap thing on the back doesn't actually do anything cool. Sorry. :(


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But those boat hulls do. They open to reveal two Heavy Laser Cannons. If earlier you were puzzled by how such a weak ship was supposed to be a gunboat, well, now you know.


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The top exploded. Check out that SNOT on the cockpit glass btw.


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The droid mechanic is in the foreward compartment. It can work on the guns and stuff. The pilot is separated from the droid by a force-field door.

Hope y'all liked it. ;)
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Postby Cpt. Zipps » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:20 pm

At first I was like: Crap Gunbat

But then I was like: Sweet-ass lasers, awesome gunboat.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:24 pm

Nice shape, I like it a lot.
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Postby Warhead » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:58 am

Not 100% on the shape but it looks well armoured. As always it's nice to see a new Assyrian unit. Your fleet does seems to be gearing itself towards an arms race lately. War on the horizon?
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Postby Theblackdog » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:51 am

Coolness in a compact package. It'd be fun to watch this thing take on a fighter squadron... move into the middle of it, then open up the laser cannons and unleash death in every direction. It might work even better if you replaced the lasers with some sort of uber-powered scatter gun.
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Postby dilanski » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:29 am

Very small, but ncicely designed, yet 50/50 chance against even a fighter.
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Postby Natalya » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:07 pm

Theblackdog wrote:Coolness in a compact package. It'd be fun to watch this thing take on a fighter squadron... move into the middle of it, then open up the laser cannons and unleash death in every direction. It might work even better if you replaced the lasers with some sort of uber-powered scatter gun.


Ideally it would have 4 missiles in each of those compartments, but it was really hard to set those up, so I just went with the big lasers.

dilanski wrote:Very small, but ncicely designed, yet 50/50 chance against even a fighter.


I'd disagree. It's heavily armoured everywhere it matters. Even the engines have those big shield things on the sides of them. Anyway, maybe I missed something, but most of the fighters I've seen here are pretty scrawny compared to the ones I build. The Vol Broadheads and Strana's myriad fighter squad come to mind. Even my own Czech Mig-R isn't up to the job of taking this thing out.


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Postby Ross_Varn » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:42 pm

Excellent design. You really do good on concealed weapons, Natalya. I like the forward profile of the gunboat.
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Postby Natalya » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:44 pm

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Postby james+burgundy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:55 pm

Extremely disappointing not at all the kind of build I would expect form someone at you "level" of. It just looked all mashed together like the parts do not flow or even look right.
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Postby piltogg » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:32 pm

way to joykill. NOT!!
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Postby Ogel96 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:23 pm

J+B, If god had wanted everything to flow smoothly, then he wouldn't have made you.
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Postby The Shadowscythe » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:02 am

james+burgundy wrote:Extremely disappointing not at all the kind of build I would expect form someone at you "level" of. It just looked all mashed together like the parts do not flow or even look right.


I think the only time you ever "flowed" was a long, long time ago J+B . . . sometimes it makes my stomach turn to think you where the sperm that won.

Personally, I like this design - chunky and functional. As a gunboat it fills its roll well, although yet again Natalya has built something that has made me question my own designs, as this is pretty much the same armament as my Katana class fighter. I can't help but think most of my designs would class as the "Heavy" or even "Super Heavy" versions of what everyone else is building.
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Postby BFenix » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:25 am

I like it! those hidden cannons are ftw, yet, it might need some twiking don't you think? maybe some shape, looks a bit block on top, besides that its great 8)
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Postby dilanski » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:32 pm

NatalyaAF wrote:
dilanski wrote:Very small, but ncicely designed, yet 50/50 chance against even a fighter.


I'd disagree. It's heavily armoured everywhere it matters. Even the engines have those big shield things on the sides of them. Anyway, maybe I missed something, but most of the fighters I've seen here are pretty scrawny compared to the ones I build. The Vol Broadheads and Strana's myriad fighter squad come to mind. Even my own Czech Mig-R isn't up to the job of taking this thing out.


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Your forgetting one thing IT'S TINY!!don't get me wrong I like it but its sort like a glorified fighter I have a gunship bigger than it, most tanks are bigger.
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