Charon - a WIP titan (UPDATE #4.1)

    Joined
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages
    48
    Reaction score
    1
    Run! O.O This guy has it out for us humans.... That turret doesn\'t need to rebel, orders will be given to it to act out our worst nightmare!
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    You never know ;)



    No joke though, the concept is a ship that is completely AI controlled (apart from the pilot obviously). I\'ll still add interiors but there will be no need for crew quarters and the likes.
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    I replaced the turet\'s eye antena by a cable. It now looks much nicer in my opinion and gives a nice organic nervous system kinda thing.
     

    Top 4ce

    Force or Ace?
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages
    525
    Reaction score
    256
    • Competition Winner - Small Fleets
    • Community Content - Bronze 1
    • Legacy Citizen 5
    Dat Turret!!!!
    I\'m totally stealing that cable style for one of my projects.
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    :P just kidding. It\'s pretty nice when someone finds an idea good enough to include it into their own stuff. You can give me credit for the idea though (if you want ;) ).

    And thanks, I\'m really putting a lot of time into this thing.
     
    Joined
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages
    48
    Reaction score
    1
    Do you plan to do more details around the base of the turret? Right now you see the barrels and think OMGOMGOMG THATS AWESOME, but then you look at the base and think \"That\'s not right.....\".

    Don\'t get me wrong, that\'s just about as good as my best, but compared to the firing end of the turret, it isn\'t very good.
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    I simply wasn\'t at that stage yet :P . Here is a little preview (might change it if it doesn\'t look good):
     
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages
    1
    Reaction score
    0
    the turret on its own is bigger than the largest ship ive ever built... How Does That Work?!
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    I finaly finished the turret :D .Stats are the same but it now has finished detailing and wedges, which puts it at a final 138k mass.

    Enjoy:



    Album for more images: http://imgur.com/a/ltw0E
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    Here is an album: http://imgur.com/a/Hohnt#0
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    I finished the point defense turrets:

    • 74k dps at 1km range and 40k dps at 1.5km range (two different amc group sizes)
    • 400k shields
    • completely self-sustained
    • 122 long, 25 high, 42 wide

    And now, screenies:
     
    Joined
    Aug 28, 2013
    Messages
    1,834
    Reaction score
    375
    • Legacy Citizen 2
    • Top Forum Contributor
    • Legacy Citizen
    I see the resemblance between the turrets. Also, a PD turret larger than the fighters it\'s going to be swatting? You sure about that? Seems more like an anti-frigate weapon, considering it\'s about the same size as a frigate.
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    I\'m trying to keep the same style for the ship, glad you noticed. As for the size of the turrets, it\'s for protection agains things that could qualify as treaths (like frigates). I don\'t even think that fighters could crack the shield regen. The titan will also carry multiple fighter sized drones for offensive and deffensive purposes.
     
    Joined
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages
    48
    Reaction score
    1
    Hey Keptick, haven\'t been here in a while. I like what you\'ve done in that time! I like how you\'re keeping the cable design with the new turret.

    Also, can I see the engines of the ship?
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    The engines of the ship are currently a gaping hole. I haven\'t made them yet. I\'m also glad to see you\'re liking it so far :D
     
    Joined
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages
    48
    Reaction score
    1
    I like to see the process someone goes through to make a ship like this. It gives me inspiration!

    Well, if there are no engines, can I see a close up of one of those cannons? I can only vaguely see their details.
     

    Keptick

    Building masochist
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages
    4,072
    Reaction score
    1,841
    • Councillor 2 Gold
    • Railman Gold
    • Thinking Positive Gold
    Those are on the front of the ship.