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    klawxx

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    Woot! I think it's a lot better now, but I will probably have to reshape it's the little head...

     
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    This is tonight progress...

    May not seem much, but reshaping the "head"was quite a challenge. Also, I found out that some of the symmetrical parts where offset on one side and I'm having to correct that; this can be hard while working on weird angles, like on it's "chest" cavities.

    Here are the screenshots:


     

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    Hey.
    Here's the new progress update:
    Finished some more exterior armor and added a "golem like"siege mode to open the torpedo bays; I decided to arm it with four forward facing (dumb/siege) torpedoes and six vertically launched cruise (homming/anti-ship) missiles, plus some machine gun emplacements.

     

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    Yo!
    Done a lot of wedging today. Had to change some angles to match the block combinations we have available in StarMade, but I think we are still keeping-up with the original ship. Some crazy angles where challenging. Almost finished with the main body, but there's also a lot of armor plate cuttings to do, plus the wings. I'm happy with the results, anyway.

    Here are the screenshots:







    Cheers 0/
     

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    Hello!
    Just a quick update. I know It's been a while... I got entangled with Fallout 4 and vacation ended. I will go back to this project and will soon post updates.
    Cheers =)
     
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    Hello all!

    The beauty of Starmade is that you can do whatever you want... As you probably know by the posts above, I'm building a replica of the Caldari Raven. So far I've kept it as close to the original as I can, making minor angles and color adjustments to fit starmade limitations... But for a moment I forgot the power I have at hand: If I choose to do so, I could make the ship more symmetrical, change its paint or even entirely remove something wonky...

    I want feedback on a idea that I had... What if I mirror the big "wing", replacing the smaller, asymmetrical one? It would surely give it a more imposing look. What do you think?

    Something I would definitely change is the cruiser missile hardpoint location. I wil move the missile silos to the central dorsal plating, near the place where the wing meet with the main body. Also, as you may have seen in a post above, I will install forward facing torpedos in a golem - siege like way - plus cruise missiles and also some heavy caliber rotating miniguns, hidden under his wings. The Cruise missiles would be vertically launched, by the way.

    Also, as I mentioned on my Status, which paint scheme would you like? I was thinking about the ghostbird:

     
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    Ok... I went ahead and this was the result....


    The "Horus" class Heavy Battleship.

    I thought it was a fitting name for the "God of the Sky and Heavens"... I must say I'm quite happy with the result. From some angles it remind me of one of the coolest ship I have ever seen: The "Shadow Vessel" (AKA: Crab thing) from Babylon 5.



    Here are the (new) ship dimensions and some more shots from the ship:








    Just a quick note: The screenshots are rather blurry... This is to lessen the load on my computer, since I'm using my 10yo PC at the office: i5-650 / 16GM RAM / GeForce 710 2GB running Linux Mint. Must say I'm impressed. schema is a really talented guy; The game engine is running really smoothy even on funky hardware, although I'm not sure how this ship would perform, fully rigged, on a multiplayer server.
     
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    Isn't it just a Golem with tilted wings now though? :thinking:
     

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    Isn't it just a Golem with tilted wings now though? :thinking:
    Hum... not sure. To tell you the truth, I actually never owned a Golem in game; old or newer. Until recently I even thought it was just a reskin of the Raven. Thanks to your link (EVE_NT Ship Editor) I was able to take a closer look and found out how that the "Siege Mode" really looks like.

    Since I'm not bound to any specific rules I will let my Imagination run free and see where it takes me. In any case, I aways have my builds "versioned", so I could go back to the original later If I want to.
     

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    Hey, folks!

    Since I was a bit unsure about how all this ship customization would end, I decided to try some simple image editing "magic".

    This is how it turned out. To check out what Thadius Faran said "Isn't it just a Golem with tilted wings now though?" I'm uploading one image I found of it as well...



    I think my customization looks better than the original Golem, even if its not an "official" ship. I think I will keep working on this "fork", since it looks better IMO.

     

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    Hey!
    Quick Update: Here are some Low Resolution - Under Construction - Caldari "Engine Porn"... Hope you like it :)







    PS: It's all a bit bland and grayish. Do not worry. After I get the overall shape done I will start denting the armor plates and apply the detailing layer. It will be Epic! :whistle:
     
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    Sadly, not much available time today.

    Just finished the swirl animation of the main Thruster.... It has an on-off animation and also the swirling. This time instead of building an logic clock I used a rail track to create the animation. Pretty neat IMO. Too bad I do not have time to make a nice GIF or short capture of it...
     
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    Hello!

    Here are some shots of the thrusters:









    This is the rail clock that power the engine light effects...
     

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    Howdy.

    I've been working on the Raven "antennas"... Here are some LOW RES shots from my Linux PC:

    I also started to do some minor armor decorations. Just testing some ideas... What do you think?
     
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    The whole build is still blending together really well, keep it up! =D
     
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    Hey.

    I decided to change the torpedoes to the "thunderbolt" variant. As I stated before, these will be massive and non-guided. It will be a siege -like weapon.


    The anti-ship weapon will be a group of six cruise missile launchers. I was testing some models, trying to pick one... I think I will also build some more square models too. They will be more detailed later, after I choose the "base" model.


    I Built them with the citadel launcher in mind. I know they are not made for Battleships, but they look cool and as you can see, I oversized the missile a bit... :whistle:
     
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    So...

    In the end I decided to go with the middle one. The Left one looked like a reduced version of the torpedo and the right one was too small. I made it in a way that the silo door opens then he is lifted up into launch position and the claws that hold it in place are activated. Here are some pictures:







    Not sure if I will leave them as Widowmaker (Red color / Heat damage ) or change them to the classic Scourge (Brown color / Kinetic damage). If anyone new to EVE, we also have the Havoc (Green color / Explosive damage) and Thunderbolt (Blue color / Electromagnetic (A.K.A. EMP) Damage).

    PS: The button at the lower corner is just for testing purposes...

    Let me know what you think.
    ~Cheers.