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    Cheers fellahs

    Looking at it with the rest of the ship it looks (to me at least) like it fits.
    Likewise, looking at the engines up close, they seem to be over sized, but from a distance they look like they fit.
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    Dont know whether I should build a second set of main engines the same size, or a smaller set.
     
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    Cheers fellahs

    Looking at it with the rest of the ship it looks (to me at least) like it fits.
    Likewise, looking at the engines up close, they seem to be over sized, but from a distance they look like they fit.
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    Dont know whether I should build a second set of main engines the same size, or a smaller set.
    Overall a good looking ship! Hope we get to see a finished version in the future. :D Big fan of the shape, but then again, I'm a big fan of how the Venator looks as is.
     
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    You're just cheesing how lights behave when directly adjacent to certain blocks, right?
    Something seems to have changed, in one of this years updates, in how the illuminating effect of glowing blocks of different color combine to give a hue to surrounding blocks... I have no idea what Kupu changed, but stuff like that are so much smoother since.

    The "trick" in the example above is simple having four red crystal wedges directly adjacent to the ice layer (which slightly redden the armor wedges of the nozzle's inner surface), plus a wall of blue crystals directly behind the reds (the light of which diffuses in the ice to produce the overall blueness of the engines).
     

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    Glad that I finally found a good use for a gargantuan engine pod template I had for a while.

    Four of them are built on the ship itself, another four on a diagonally docked entity, and then some more in the middle to be sure.

    I'm planning to give them some nice startup lighting animation too.

    25 nozzles and exactly 129,000 thruster blocks in total.


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    It makes me kinda sad that posting here is basically thread necromancy.
    The two massive thrusters are slightly modified versions of thrusters I originally built for someone else's ship. Now I started a new build using them, ship is wip but thrusters are done.


     

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    It makes me kinda sad that posting here is basically thread necromancy.
    The two massive thrusters are slightly modified versions of thrusters I originally built for someone else's ship. Now I started a new build using them, ship is wip but thrusters are done.


    Needs more engine
     
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    It makes me kinda sad that posting here is basically thread necromancy.
    The two massive thrusters are slightly modified versions of thrusters I originally built for someone else's ship. Now I started a new build using them, ship is wip but thrusters are done.


    lett me guess: a Lucrehulk?

    anyway looks so awesome.