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    Charon - A WIP super titan [update 43: New frame]

    Discussion in 'Shipyard' started by Keptick, Apr 5, 2014.

    1. sayerulz

      sayerulz Big mek

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      The fact that you two seemingly posted at the exact same time actually makes that less plausible. Still possible I suppose though.

      Or is Thadius like agent smith and is turning everyone on SMD into his alts?
       
    2. Thadius Faran

      Thadius Faran #1 Top Forum Poster & Raiben Jackpot Winner

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      [​IMG]
      ThadiusDock soon™
       
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    3. Calhoun

      Calhoun Part-time God

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      God please no
       
    4. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      I'm taking a break from the game right now so the completion time is up in the air at the moment. The biggest issue is that stuff breaks with every update, and with a ship this size it's hard to stay up to date and continue work at the same time...

      Don't expect me to do much until the power update comes out.
       
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    5. captain50000

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      what the problem with power for u?
       
    6. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      There will be some changes to how the power works in-game, so I don't want to waste time making systems that I'll have to redo latter on.
       
    7. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      Ok, for some reason I feel like playing the game right now, so I'm actually getting stuff done.

      Unfortunately, after giving it some though I realized that there's so much outdated and bugged stuff on the current ship that it would almost be easier to rebuild it. So since I like to torture myself, that's what I'm currently doing! I'm currently making a wire mesh, wich is undoubtedly the hardest and most arduous part. Once I'm done that it shouldn't take that long to fill in the hull and copy-paste in details and interior pieces. Another reason for the rebuild is that I had major changes planned for the back half of the ship, and to be honest it would've been too much work to modify the existing one.

      Making the new frame also made me realize how messy and inconsistent the hull of the old version is. Honeslty, I had no idea what I was doing when I originally started building it. The new ship will be a lot cleaner that's for sure.

      [​IMG]
       
      #1127 Keptick, Jul 14, 2017
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    8. Thadius Faran

      Thadius Faran #1 Top Forum Poster & Raiben Jackpot Winner

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    9. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      Making some good progress, got the entire front upper half of the ship framed out:
      [​IMG]

      I found the back section especially hard to make, since everything had to match up well. Turned out pretty good imo. Also, the section with the grey hull was an absolute b*tch to build:
      [​IMG]

      I'll start working on the back next, the underside of the middle section will most likely come in last since I'm still not sure what I want to put there instead of the giant turret (it caused too many issues with collisions, and with the wing turrets).
       
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    10. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      Doing good progress, as you can see the frame for the back is done:

      [​IMG]

      All that's left to build is the underside of the middle section and proper supports for the wings.
       
      #1130 Keptick, Jul 24, 2017
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    11. virtue1987

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      Im Building a faction flagship for my personal fleet, im quite proud of how the hull turned out, but looking at this Picture made me realise, it only reaches half of the lenght of the charon.....:cry:
       
    12. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      You're probably better off that way trust me :P
       
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    13. virtue1987

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      This i realize, ist just that in the far away Pictures, the charon doesnt looks too big, when you come closer you realize ist size.
       
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    14. jontyfreack

      jontyfreack Pipe-God-Emperor of starmade

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      it is still a fighter
       
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    15. MeRobo

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      Then again, this is jonty's classification system:
      1 Block: Core
      More than 1 block: fighter
       
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    16. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      ^ lol ^

      I'm kinda blocked atm, not too sure what to do with the underside since I'm removing the giant turret (too many collision issues, and the wings will replace it as giant turret). I really want to get it right on the first try, instead of botching it and having to redo it later, so it might take a while for the frame to be complete.

      I've got a couple of ideas, will try them out this weekend (no computer at the moment). You can probably expect an update post by next week if eveything goes well :P
       
    17. refirendum

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      underside fin?
       
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    18. Keptick

      Keptick Overkill titan builder
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      That's actually a really good idea, I'll have to consider that!
       
    19. Thadius Faran

      Thadius Faran #1 Top Forum Poster & Raiben Jackpot Winner

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      Oshit it's a Refirendum.
       
    20. ArchonoftheHeliopause

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      I agree, it would be an excellent way to add some verticality.
       
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