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The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:54 pm
by FragsturBait
So I've built a handful of IO frigates, and never got around to posting them here. I've posted a few here already, but I wanted everything in one place. So, I present, in no particular order, and of no particular fleet, my efforts over the last few months.

First, the Longbow I strikeship:
mkIII
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mkVII
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The MKIII is meant to act in a fleet defense role, while the MK VII has more offensive firepower.


The Longbow II:
mkIX
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Designed as a dreadnought escort, and having strong offensive and defensive capabilities, the mkIX is still vulnerable outside of the protection of its capitol ship. The heavies escorts the strikeships just as much as the strikeships escort the heavies.


Acolyte Gunboat:
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The Acolyte is lightly crewed, as most room is taken up by a microfactory that can crank out a R-9 Osprey anti-ship missile in minutes. Usually flown in squadrons of 6, this translates into either one formidable salvo every few minutes, or constant harassing fire. Lack of speed and an otherwise weak armament are it's key vulnerabilities.


MACP Gunboat:
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A gun with engines. A scaled up version of anti-ship cannon in a scaled down frame. Capable of punching a hole clean through a frigate. It's primary weakness is the 20 minute charge time for the main gun.

I also threw together a few Cruisers, and thought I'd include them.

Fighter Support Vehicle
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Essentially a mobile repair facility for fighters.

Modular Assault Ship
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Built with multiple hardpoints, and capable of swapping loadouts mid battle to react to ever changing battlefield conditions. This ship is fitted with a frame launcher and a missile pod.


Also ignore the bases on all of these. While they were built with IO in mind, the pics weren't taken with the same consideration. These ships were also built to fit into the fleet of larger ships I've been working on as small support vessels. Isn't scale fun?

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:15 pm
by Hackjob
Awesome! If I had to pick a fave it would be the Longbow II, but I like them all.

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:25 pm
by Sovietshadow
Yup longbow 2 is my favorite, but i especially like your microfactory idea. Overall they all look great, and please make some more.

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:28 am
by charonlarp
These are great! I would love to have some part lists on these if possible. :)

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:19 am
by Rphilo
Nice looking ships!

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:56 am
by spacemonkey
Wow, these are all really fantastic!

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:48 pm
by woodwardiocom
Excellent use of slopes, curves, and SNOT.

-JW

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:34 pm
by noofy
Mt favourite is the Alcolyte! I have a thing for wide-mawed, whalesharkesque designs. They are all mesmerising though! I'd love a little breakdown too if you could Fraggie. I'm planning on spending the weekend making IO ships and other than Soren I don't have many breakdowns for inspiration.

I'd just like to add that your larger scale space ships are out of this world! Great work mate, really really awesome.

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:13 am
by Dukayn
All amazing.

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:43 am
by arkon
the long bows ( all marks) look outstanding! do you have any other views of those?

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:58 am
by HyveMynd
How/What have I not commented on these yet? Both the Longbows and the Acolyte are fantastic. I'll echo arkon in politely asking for a break down. :)

Re: The collected works of Frags Shipyards

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:58 pm
by FragsturBait
HyveMynd wrote:How/What have I not commented on these yet? Both the Longbows and the Acolyte are fantastic. I'll echo arkon in politely asking for a break down. :)


Oh yeah, I was gonna do that wasn't I? Stay tuned.

Edited because breakdown shot. LDD incoming.
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LDD includes the mkI, mkII, and the "essential bits" for a mkI. I wanted the half plate inset for the curves on the bow, but if you use 2-sided 1x1s or a 1x2 to hold the curves on it looks pretty good too. Go nuts!