Just Some Random Ships

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Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:14 am

I got bored and made some random Light Carriers. I didn't know where else to put them and I have a feeling I might be making some more random vessels for IO so hence this thread. Feel free to add your own creations if you wish.

ImageRandom Light Carriers
BLUE: 1Kd6 Frame Catapult, d6Rh d6Rh Point Defense Turret, d6G Freight Engines
WHITE: 1Kd6 Frame Catapult, d6Rh d6Rh Point Defense Turret, d6G Freight Engines

Hope you all enjoyed and I eagerly await any and all comments you wish to share.
And if you wish to add your own random ship builds here, please feel free to do so.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 pm

Those look very good! Simple, clean and to the point!

Kinda like a more angular counterpart to Hyve's Nimbuses, might build something along these lines!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:19 pm

Based off HyveMynd's ORT Noctilucent HVA, and inspired by VitorFarias Delegator Cruiser, I decided to try my hand at this ship design, which I call Checkers (For obvious reasons)

ImageHeavy Cruiser 'Checkers'
Checkers Heavy Cruiser: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Dual Assault Range Torpedo Tubes, d6Y Comms Antenna, d6Y Range Finder Array

This design was a bit of a challenge as I tried to get the dimensions right, plus I had limited parts in the right color, but I am well pleased how it turned out.
I'd like to thank HyveMynd for sharing the design, and I'd like to thank VitorFaria for the inspiration to try this build. I know it seems like I'm copying someone elses work, but I try to add my own little details to make it slightly different. I hope this is not a problem, and if it is, then I wish to know and I will correct it.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:42 pm

That looks excellent, Artasid!

Love the color scheme and your engines assembly, might make it full circle and incorporate some ideas from it!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:23 pm

VitorFaria wrote:That looks excellent, Artasid!

Love the color scheme and your engines assembly, might make it full circle and incorporate some ideas from it!

Thank you VitorFaria, I'm glad you like the color and engine details, and I would love to see any ideas you get from it. I can provide a breakdown shot or LDD of the engines if you need.


The Deimos Class Corvette was named after the Greek God of dread and terror. During it's first voyage, the ship came under attack from pirates that were determined to board and capture the vessel, however, with it's multiple Point Defense Turrets and heavily layered Armor Plates, the pirates and their boarding frames faced a difficult opposition and instead fled in disgrace. The dread of having to encounter this corvette again in close combat has given it its name. Though heavily defended, it severely lacks any offensive capabilities and must rely on nearby escorts to provide any counterattack. Though it is a capital ship, it has often been used as the defensive point of most fleets or as an armored transport for important individuals.

ImageDeimos Class Capital Corvette
Deimos: d6Rh d6Rh d8Rh Multiple Point Defense Turrets, d6B d6B Multi-Layered Hardened Armor Plates

This design was based off a vessel from an old space simulator game called FreeSpace2. I hope you enjoyed and I eagerly await any and all comments you wish to share.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Really solid looking, Artasid! Gotta love all of that coherent armor!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:25 pm

My random IO ship building spree continues with another ship design from FreeSpace2, this time, a pair of Fenris Frigates

ImageFenris Frigates
Fenris': d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Dual Assault Range Torpedo Tubes, d6Y Rotating Radar Array, d6G Frigate Engines

These are perhaps one of my simplest builds to date, but at the same time, very characteristic. I'm currently working on alternate loadouts for these, so I will keep you posted.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:12 pm

Sorry for all the random IO vessels lately, I've been out of ideas for Frames and I figured that instead of stagnating at my computer, I should try to refine my building skills for ships. I find myself using parts that I did not think to use and I think I'm imporving in building level, but I'll let you all be the judges.

The Apex Carrier is essentially a flying pair of frame hangers. Some have givien it the nickname 'The Box" because it usually has a surprise inside, two frame companies. Unlike most other carriers, however, this one can also fill in a minor support role as it has two Support Range Beam Cannons, one over each hanger, to help discourage attackers from getting too close. Of course this also limits the Apex's capabilities, so it should never be without other supportive vessels.

ImageApex Carrier and Frame Companies
Apex: d6Ra d6Ra d8Ra Dual Support Beam Cannons, 3Kd6 Dual Frame Catapults.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:08 pm

That carrier is deliciously beefy!

Also, kind of a random note, seeing colored bases is very refreshing! Blue and purple look very distinct and yet still fit the space theme!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:11 pm

VitorFaria wrote:That carrier is deliciously beefy!

Also, kind of a random note, seeing colored bases is very refreshing! Blue and purple look very distinct and yet still fit the space theme!

I was a bit worried that using the blue plates for the base would make it feel more like ocean/water craft than space vessels, but like you said, it makes for a distinct look.

As promised, here are some Fenris Frigates with alternate loadouts
ImageAlternate Fenris Frigates
LEFT: 1Kd6 Frame Catapult, d6B Side Plate, d6Y Comm Relay Dish, d6G Frigate Engines
RIGHT: d6Ra d6Ra Support Range Beam Cannon, d6Y d6Y Dual Comm Relay Dish's, d6G Frigate Engines

I would probably field these as support units, the left one for an emergency hanger/frame repair unit, and the Right as a long Range spotter/deterrent.
This next one was actually inspired by my LEGOShop Minibuild SSC that I did a long while back.
ImageLegoShop minibuild SSC
I remembered how much they looked like some kind of over-armed battleship and used that to design this next vessel
ImageBattle Shell
Battle Shell: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Lots of Assault Range Batteries, d6B Extra Armor, d6G Frigate Engines.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Aardvark17 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:00 pm

That minibuild SSC is surprisingly effective, it really does look like a nice battleship!
Those Fenris frigates appeal to me a lot in gray, it helps to add some of that variation with the two grays.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:45 am

Aardvark17 wrote:That minibuild SSC is surprisingly effective, it really does look like a nice battleship!
Those Fenris frigates appeal to me a lot in gray, it helps to add some of that variation with the two grays.


Thanks Aardvark17! The Fenris frigates are simple and easy, so making customized systems for them seems to be just as easy, which is what I like, and I think it'll work great for IO beginners as well. I have yet to make a LDD file for it, but I'm not sure it's really needed.

This newest Capital ship was meant to be an Ijad vessel, however, the more I worked on it, the less alien and organic it felt. Now I think it's more like a streamline SU vessel. I may not have gotten the feel I wanted, but its a step in the right direction

ImageHeavy Carrier Solenya
Solenya Carrier: 3Kd6 Dual Frame Catapults (With Companies), d6Rd d6Rd Assault Range Nose Turret, d6Y Comm Antenna

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:39 pm

Woah, that's super smooth, nice work!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:12 pm

On one of the many Ijad inhabited worlds, there is an aquatic lifeform that humans have named "The Bladdercheek shark". The Ijadhi name for this creature can not be pronounced correctly in any human language. It is similar to terran sharks with the exception of two sac like bladders on either side of the creatures mouth. These bladders produce a sonar that allows the Bladdercheek to hunt food or to guide itself by means of echolocation, similar to that of bats and dolphins. This has made it an effective hunter. The Ijad, had constructed a capital ship in the likeness of this creature. Under its forward bow are two distinctive sonar domes to mimic the bladders, and it has been given long range torpedo tubes to take advantage of the range this targeting system can provide.

ImageIjad Bladdercheek
Bladdercheek: d6Ra d6Ra d8Ra Dual Surport Range Torpedo Tubes, d6Y d6Y Dual Sonar Tracking Domes

ImageIjad Bladdercheek side
ImageIjad Bladdercheek rear

As a side note, with the exception of the base and the stand, the entire build is an SSC from Lego Creator set 31073 Mystical Creatures.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:36 pm

Great build, Artasid! Interesting to know it's basically a SSC!

You got the marine creature theme spot on!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby SamSam » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:27 pm

What dose the diemos look like inside?
I think Fenris shios go grate with deimos
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:48 pm

VitorFaria wrote:Great build, Artasid! Interesting to know it's basically a SSC!

You got the marine creature theme spot on!

Using the large ball joint/blocks from the set as the interior really helped. I didn't expect to get anywhere in terms of IO vessels with this set, but I am pleasantly surprised how wrong I initially was.

SamSam wrote:What dose the diemos look like inside?
I think Fenris shios go grate with deimos


The Deimos is currently holding a place of honor with my other creations as it is perhaps one of the cleanest and most solid builds I have ever done for MFZ. Though I am hesitant to provide a breakdown of it, I can give you the LDD file. I'll also include the Fenris Frigates as well

Deimos&Fenris

Hope this helps and if not, please let me know and I will do what I can to make things easier.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby SamSam » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:01 pm

Much thax
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:21 pm

As a response to the rather successful Deimos class corvette, the Ijad had attempted to recreate similar tactics with their own design, based off a type of armored shellfish (In all honesty I am NOT happy with the name as it stands, but I had to call it something for the time being)

ImageIjad Shellfish
Shellfish: d6Rh d6Rh d8Rh Multiple Point Defense Turrets, d6B d6B Lots of Armored Spines

In addition, I've also have a few new randoms to add as well

ImageNameless Frigates
LEFT: d6Ra d6Ra Support Range Cannons, d6B d6B Dual Side Armor Plating, d6G Frigate Engines
RIGHT: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Dual Assault Range Torpedos, d6Y Targeting Scope, d6G Frigate Engines

ImageColony Mover HVA
Haven't done many HVA's so I hope this one is acceptable.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:25 pm

That's a killer HVA, looks a lot like a Star Wars support vehicle!
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