2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings
far-trader
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1159
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby far-trader » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:19 pm

Guess I'll add my "I Likes It!" here too for a more public kudo. Looking sharp :)

A side question occurs to me now, have you stuck with the vectored thrust engines of the inspiration? That would be more in keeping with 2300 tech wouldn't it? Not to mention being kewl :) (but kewl with a purpose). Just curious, I kinda lost track of the thread and build so I might have missed an obvious answer.

EDIT: Ah, never mind, there it is in plain sight in the design writeup, "VTOL"... kewl :)
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.
locarno24
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 3063
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:46 pm
Location: Wildly Variable

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby locarno24 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:31 am

Superb. Going to have to see if I can cadge a class off you in this stuff at some point.

I still need to have a try at doing the Icebox-class and the Type Arrr.
Understand that I'm not advocating violence.
I'm just saying that it's highly effective and I strongly recommend using it.
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:16 pm

Image
Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart
2330ADUSA1
Banded Mongoose
Posts: 236
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 7:27 pm
Location: USA, NJ - East Coast

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby 2330ADUSA1 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:51 pm

Very nicely done my friend!
37+ yrs of RPGing, War Gamer, Table Top Minatures - Resin Space Minis
AD&D, D&D v2.5, D&D v3.5 & v3.75+ Pathfinder, Traveller, 2300 AD Traveller, Hero Systems v5R, Conan, Gama World, D100 Basic Roleplaying, D20 System. Anything SciFi
BP
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2802
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:40 am

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby BP » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Even better!

(Like the VTOL - though does look a wee bit smallish...)
far-trader
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1159
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby far-trader » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:31 pm

BP wrote:Even better!

(Like the VTOL - though does look a wee bit smallish...)
I was wondering how you were going to visual the VTOL :)

I agree, seems a bit small, and badly (or entirely un-) balanced. Unless... are those dark areas (4 of them) on the lower deck additional ducted fan outlets?

EDIT: Ah, no, probably landing pylons... still, they could do double duty ;)
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:35 pm

If it any help those vtol engines around around 6 metres tall.

Actually thinking I can run some exhaust ports to the lower deck
Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart
BP
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2802
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:40 am

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby BP » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:01 pm

Port(s) forward/center would help 'balance' things...

Seeing it in 3D would probably help :mrgreen:
far-trader
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1159
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby far-trader » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:39 pm

BP wrote:Port(s) forward/center would help 'balance' things...

Seeing it in 3D would probably help :mrgreen:
Yep to both :)

...my typical hashed up quick-n-dirty cut-n-paste bastardized tweak of your fine work:

Something like...

Image
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.
BP
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2802
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:40 am

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby BP » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:14 pm

Interesting take... I'll have one of each. :D
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:20 pm

Like it, though those forward bit are the solar panel array folder or something... I'm just routing the vtol engines to the lower deck.. this is fun!
Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:05 pm

Image
Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart
Lord High Munchkin
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1292
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:12 am
Location: Vancouver, where the rainbow ends/Oxford, occasionally, in an ivory tower

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby Lord High Munchkin » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:44 am

I like it... although I'm not a fan of the "glowing line" render. I feel it detracts from your designs, which otherwise I like tremendously.
The desire for a "definitive, ultimate answer" is, in fact, classified by modern psychiatric medicine as a mental illness.
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:26 am

Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart
SSWarlock
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1046
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:26 pm
Location: Fulacin/Rhylanor/Spinward Marches

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby SSWarlock » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:11 pm

Nicely done! Nicely done indeed.
Sir Dhaven Hevelin, IOD, Baronet of Fulacin
Owner/Captain - S.S. Warlock

Playing Traveller/RQ/D&D since 1977
Lord High Munchkin
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1292
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:12 am
Location: Vancouver, where the rainbow ends/Oxford, occasionally, in an ivory tower

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby Lord High Munchkin » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:44 pm

Do you remember the ship design (in an old 'White Dwarf') that was used in the 'Snowbird Mystery' (I think the ship was in #41 or #40)? I like the similar handling of the fuel tanks that you have.
The desire for a "definitive, ultimate answer" is, in fact, classified by modern psychiatric medicine as a mental illness.
True Triton
Cub
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby True Triton » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:54 pm

Very nice to honor and remember the late Arthur C Clarke, but most vehicles in the Alien universe have been named for characters and locations from the works of author Joseph Conrad. There just seems to be a list of usual suspects when naming fan fiction starships and RPG starships.

Prometheus was a Titan from Greek mythology:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus

Many of the ships in the Wallenius Lines fleet are named for characters in opera:
http://www.walleniuslines.com/Fleet/Fleet-List1/

Image

Image

USCSS stands for United States Commercial Space Ship in Alien. United States Commercial Star Ship in Prometheus. Pre-production concept artwork of Nostromo by Ron Cobb has the space ship being a Lockheed Bison transporter spaceframe. The Aliens Technical Manual has added Martin or Lockmart as the manufacturer. Perhaps UK-built, but United States registered.

Prometheus is a Heavy Exploration/Prospecting Vessel. Perhaps there are other members of the class, but Prometheus has the better analysis kit and luxury apartment.

I was thinking that I would want to name one of these starships USCSS Pourquoi Pas? (French for "Why not?") named for the French ships of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, the most famous being Pourquoi Pas ? IV:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pourquoi-Pas_%281908%29
True Triton
Cub
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby True Triton » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:01 pm

True Triton wrote:Very nice to honor and remember the late Arthur C Clarke, but most vehicles in the Alien universe have been named for characters and locations from the works of author Joseph Conrad. There just seems to be a list of usual suspects when naming fan fiction starships and RPG starships.

Prometheus was a Titan from Greek mythology:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus

Many of the ships in the Wallenius Lines fleet are named for characters in opera:
http://www.walleniuslines.com/Fleet/Fleet-List1/

Image

Image

USCSS stands for United States Commercial Space Ship in Alien. United States Commercial Star Ship in Prometheus. Pre-production concept artwork of Nostromo by Ron Cobb has the space ship being a Lockheed Bison transporter spaceframe. The Aliens Technical Manual has added Martin or Lockmart as the manufacturer. I presume that Prometheus was intended to have been built by Weyland Corporation.Perhaps UK-built, but United States registered. Rolls-Royce engined?

Prometheus is a Heavy Exploration/Prospecting Vessel. Perhaps there are other members of the class, but Prometheus has the better analysis kit and luxury apartment.

I was thinking that I would want to name one of these starships USCSS Pourquoi Pas? (French for "Why not?") named for the French ships of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, the most famous being Pourquoi Pas ? IV:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pourquoi-Pas_%281908%29
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:09 pm

True Triton wrote:Very nice to honor and remember the late Arthur C Clarke, but most vehicles in the Alien universe have been named for characters and locations from the works of author Joseph Conrad. There just seems to be a list of usual suspects when naming fan fiction starships and RPG starships.
Ah well this vessel is supposed to fit in 2300AD you see. I was trying to fit a Monolith in the flight patch...I must profess to being a fan of Arthur. Still one must wonder if any of his works survive the Twilight..

In fact the vessel is just inspired by the Prometheus, vaguely now. In fact its more like the design Cobb did for the Nostromo - the Snark!
Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart
middenface
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 871
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 am
Location: Up North, Pax Brittanica
Contact:

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Postby middenface » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:22 pm

Lord High Munchkin wrote:Do you remember the ship design (in an old 'White Dwarf') that was used in the 'Snowbird Mystery' (I think the ship was in #41 or #40)? I like the similar handling of the fuel tanks that you have.
Certainly do ! Makes them more interesting, same with the cargo bay, add some cases, hauling gear? and some other gubbins...

Remember I rebuilt the Hunter as the Huntress from White Dwarf....
Please Visit my Blog Gallery: https://biomassart.wordpress.com
Patreon Support Page: https://www.patreon.com/biomassart

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: TownsendABQ and 12 guests