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Author Topic: Space Battleship USS Minnesota  (Read 2656 times)

weirdguy

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Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« on: April 07, 2011, 05:47:25 am »

Just a small project.  Not really putting a lot of detail into it.

My concept for a space battleship.


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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 12:40:19 pm »

Looks pretty cool so far, wg! Keep workin on it!
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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 07:01:16 pm »

Well I personally like it, and would love to super-datail it if you like!
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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 03:51:27 am »

Showed it off on the Orbiter website, as I intend to make it as a ship you can fly around the solar system in that freeware game.  I got back some suggestions that the nose was too weak/long and reminded somebody of a mosquito.  Also, the turrets seemed to archaic.

So, I modified the design a bit.
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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 11:23:33 pm »

Personally, I like the long nose... it implies a super-weapon for use on special situations and as a single shot-then the weapon is expended-basis, not for rapid-fire combat but for taking on much larger, slow or stationary targets such a large stations, asteroids, etc. Maybe even a planet-cracker of some sort.

This would a good model for game play as you say, but then to be super-detailed for 3D animation or art, title screen, etc.  You could then take the superdetailed ship and use it to create textures for the simpler gameplay model.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 11:26:11 pm by Arik_the_Red »
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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 02:27:01 am »

Oh, how things change over long periods of time to make redesigns.

Also, I lost that 3D model to a hard drive crash.  Instead of trying to re-create it I stated over with another battleship concept.

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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 01:57:17 pm »

Looks like a good start!

Is it intended to include atmospheric flight capabilities?

I ask because wings aren't really needed in the vacuum of space, while drag on the weapons would be likely to cause problems when flying at high speeds in air. Maybe adding some (perhaps currently retracted) nacelles would be appropriate for protecting them?
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Re: Space Battleship USS Minnesota
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 05:25:12 pm »

Looks like a good start!

Is it intended to include atmospheric flight capabilities?

I ask because wings aren't really needed in the vacuum of space, while drag on the weapons would be likely to cause problems when flying at high speeds in air. Maybe adding some (perhaps currently retracted) nacelles would be appropriate for protecting them?

No, the ship isn't meant for flying in an atmosphere.

The large fins you see are actually the "FTL Warp Drive".  This new design of battleship is a more sci-fi ship that can travel between stars.

In normal space you use the rocket engines to thrust and coast, not unlike playing the old arcade game of Asteroids.

However, to get between stars you need a lot of power, so my idea was that the stars themselves put out the massive energy needed.  It would be some sort of energy that can be used like wind.  You power up your sails, catch the solar energy, and navigate around the galaxy like an old time sailing ship of the Napoleonic wars, just in space.

The front of the ship is a hangar bay.

The disc you see in the middle of the hull is an enclosed gravity wheel.  You have a train that runs around the  inside of the hull where you live in for the most part.  Or rather you have two trains side by side, one running the other direction so they counteract the torque of each other.

The gravity wheels have to be enclosed.  There is no rotating joint in the world that can also be air tight.  While having a visible rotating wheel looks cool in practice, in reality you can't do that.  So, you just have to enclose the spinning gravity wheels inside a stationary hull fairing.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 05:46:22 pm by weirdguy »
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