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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:01 pm

VitorFaria wrote:This has a really pleasing aesthetic, Artasid!

Great shaping with wedge plates!

Thank you VitorFaria, I usually have a hard time using the larger wing wedge pieces but I'm glad it work out this time.


When the Viceroy class Frigate was first introduced, it was claimed to be an 'All-purpose' frigate, though this was met with skeptics. It's slightly smaller that average frigate size was seen as a disadvantage and a possible liability. Because of this reputation, the Viceroy had little chances to show its true worth.
Until one conflict changed the Viceroys bad reputation.
Outpost Zeinth in the Yeiger star system came under attack by a large Ijadhi battlefleet. The outpost was protected by a natural asteroid belt on multiple sides with a nearby transit gate as it's only entry and exit point. This made the outpost a strategically placed structure, with only a skeleton fleet of ships as additional protection. The defending vessels tried in vain to send signals for reinforcements, but the Ijad had set up a signal scrambling blanket over the entire quadrant, which rendered outgoing signals useless.
The commanding officers believed that in order to bypass the signal blackout to get a destress call out was to pass through the asteroid belt, however, the belt was far too dense for most ships to traverse safely. Captain Garry Bento, who was captain of the fleets only Viceroy Frigate, the 'MaryWeather', agreed to go, believing his ships smaller size would have better maneuvering through the deadly asteroid field. With little difficulty, the MaryWeather traversed the asteroid belt and was able to send a destress signal once it had cleared the effects of the Ijads signal jammer. Four hours later, reinforcements came from the Transit gate, pinning the Ijad force between the battle fatigued defenses of the outpost and the fresh arrivals. The Ijad force was then quickly dispatched and Captain Bento, and the whole crew of the MaryWeather would be heroically decorated for there actions.
Now Battlefleets over the Yeiger system are insisting on having at least 1 Viceroy class Frigate in their company as a precaution of any further situations that mimic the Zeinth Outpost Attack.

ImageViceroy Frigates
WHITE: d6Ra d6Ra d8Ra Dual Support Batteries, d6Rd d6Rd Assault Turret, d6G Frigate Engines
GREY: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Dual Assault Turrets, d6Y Radar Array, d6G Frigate Engines
YELLOW: d6B Reinforced Hull, d6Y d6Y Multiple Radar Arrays, d6G Frigate Engines

I hope you all enjoyed and as always, I eagerly await any and all comments you wish to share.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Wed May 01, 2019 6:27 pm

The SaishuMe (Translated as 'Last Eye') is a unique Ijad vessel. Several SaishuMe's were responsible for the transmission jammer blanket during the Zeinth Outpost Attack several years ago. Though each were equipped with a Sting Beam Laser, direct combat was not the SaishuMe's focus. Instead their primary purpose was electronic warfare and countermeasures. Equipped with a pair of communication arrays, this vessel is able to interrupt enemy transmissions, and also locate and target vessels outside most ships standard scanning ranges. Paired with long range attack vessels, the SaishuMe has proven to be a deadly support ship for Ijadhi BattleFleets.

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SaishuMe (Last Eye): d6Rd d6Rd Sting Beam Laser, d6Y d6Y Dual Scanner Arrays, d6G Frigate Engines.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Mon May 06, 2019 2:58 pm

I've decided to try my hand at making another Star Wars vessel designs into scale for Intercept Orbit play. I've checked online for ideas on how to brick this one but I was surprised by how few micro/mini builds of this ship appeared. Hopefully this will help bridge that gap.
Also, since VitorFaria has been know to convert Star Wars vessels for IO, if he has already post one of these, then I apologize for stepping on any toes.

This is the Nebulon class B Escort Frigate, also known as the 'Medical Frigate' seen at the end of "The Empire Strikes Back" and throughout "Return of the Jedi". While doing research of this vessel, I discovered this ship was originally meant to be an Imperial Escort for Imperial transport and cargo ships, but several of the Nebulons fell into Rebel hands and converted for their own uses. I am not a Huge Star Wars fan by any means, but I find this little tidbit interesting since most of the Star Wars universe I'm familiar with is through the movies if not much else.

ImageNebulon-B Escort Frigate
Nebulon-B: d6B Armored Medical Bay, d6Y d6Y Multiple Scanner Antenna Arrays, d6G Frigate Engines.

I do apologize if the proportions are off and the color scheme is unusual, but after several test schemes, this was perhaps my favorite. I am eager to hear opinions on this one.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Tue May 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Beautiful Nebulon B, Artasid!

Arguably better looking than the one from the movies, since you made the tight corridor between the front and back sections of the ship more subtle. It looks way more solid and practical!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Wed May 08, 2019 4:29 pm

VitorFaria wrote:Beautiful Nebulon B, Artasid!

Arguably better looking than the one from the movies, since you made the tight corridor between the front and back sections of the ship more subtle. It looks way more solid and practical!

I'm glad you liked it VitorFaria, and yes, I did have to 'bulk up' the central spine of the ship mainly for the fact that, although 1 stud height would be more visually acturate to the design of the Nebulon B at this scale, it simply did not have the stability to hold the whole build together. I like solidarity in my builds.
For anyone that is interested, I'll even include a LDD file for the Nebulon B. As I stated earlier, I have noticed a surprising lack of mini/micro builds of this vessel (Versus the MILLIONS of X-Wing, TIE Fighter and Millenium Falcon builds out there) when I went searching for a starting point. Hopefully this will help with that gap.

LDD File Nebulon-B Frigate LDD
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm

Thanks for the excellent building night I was awfully in need of, Artasid!

ImageArtasid's Nebulon B by Vitor Faria, no Flickr
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Wed May 08, 2019 9:20 pm

VitorFaria wrote:Thanks for the excellent building night I was awfully in need of, Artasid!


You are welcome, my friend, and I am glad to have helped in some way. As I also said on the flickr post, I like your color scheme better than my own. Unfortunately I do not have the same colored parts atm. And it is an honor to see other builders interested in what is shared. I thank you.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Thu May 09, 2019 3:01 am

Here is yet another Star Wars vessel scaled down for Intercept Orbit. I think I've seen others post this in the hanger before but I could not remember, so I decided to post one of my own. I apologize for any inconveniences this may cause (if any)

ImageHammerhead Frigate
Hammerhead: d6Rd d6Rd Turbolaser, d6B Armored Hull, d6B Dense Armor, d6G Frigate Engines.

This one was a fun build, and if anyone is interested in bricking their own, I'll include an LDD file

LDD Hammerhead Frigate LDD
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Fri May 10, 2019 8:41 pm

Yet another Star Wars vessel for Intercept Orbit

Man I've been on a Star Wars binge lately haven't I?

This is not your standard warship, but a High Value Asset (HVA), a GR-75 Medium Transport vessel.

ImageGR 75 Medium Transport

I first noticed this ship as one of vessels that slipped past the Imperial blockade surrounding Hoth in 'The Empire Strikes Back' and seen again throughout 'Return of the Jedi'. This build was rather very easy and uses some common to find parts, no T-Pieces, Taps, or Travis' anywhere! I am half tempted to make some more combat equipped ones later one, but we'll see where it takes us.

But what REALLY surprised me about this build, was that Lego Digital Designer was able to allow me to replicate it's construction without issues. :o Here's an LDD for anyone interested. I HIGHLY suggest taking a look at this one as it seems rather perfect for beginners and newer builders.
LDD File GR-75 Med Transport LDD

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:30 pm

Sorry it took me a while, but I have finally made an updated variant of the GR-75 Medium Transport ship from Star Wars. Still roughly the same size as my previous build, this one has slightly more detail more accurate to the movies. I will note however, that the coloring is off because of the fact I am lacking in correct color parts.

ImageUpdated GR-75 Medium Transport

LDD File Updated GR 75 Medium Transport LDD

This one, like the previous one before it, is also a good starting build for new beginners. It has mostly common to find parts and not a single Travis, Tap, or T-Piece anywhere.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:44 pm

This next random ship is NOT from Star Wars.
:o :o :o GASP!! :o :o :o
lol
Actually, this one is from the PC games FreeSpace. It was an attempt to make a Shivan Demon-Class Destroyer. It's not exact, nor is it true to the source material (in the PC game, it is considered a Capitol Ship, whereas this one I bricked is more Frigate class) but I am happy the way it turned out.

ImageShivan Demon Destroyer
Demon Destroyer: d6Ra d6Ra Beam Railgun, d6B Heavy Armored Plates, d6B Flak Tubes, d6G Frigate Engines.

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Here's an LDD file for anyone interested in bricking their own.
Shivan Demon Destroyer LDD

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby VitorFaria » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:03 pm

That really looks solid and menacing, and arguably even better than the source material!
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 pm

My dive into FreeSpace games continues as I have bricked 5 more ships from the series. Most of these are not exact, but they are as close to the source material I could get them (parts permitting.)

ImageGTD Orion
Orion: d6Ra d6Ra Beam Cannon, d6Rd d6Rd Assault Turret, 1d6K Catapult with company, d6G Frigate Engines

ImageGVC Sobek
Sobek: d6Ra d6Ra d8Ra Dual Beam Cannons, d6B Flak Defense Tube, d6G Frigate Engines

ImageGVD Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut: d6Ra d6Ra Beam Cannon, d6Rd d6Rd Assault Turret, d6B Armor Plates, d6G Frigate Engines

ImageNTF Iceni
Iceni: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Multiple Assault Turrets, d6Y Sensor Fin, d6G Frigate Engines

ImageSJ Sathanas
Sathanas: d6Rh d6Rh Pincers, d6B d6B Extra Hardened Carapace, d6G Frigate Engines.

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:23 pm

I was just having some fun experimenting when I happened upon the central core of this next build. I would have liked to use a different color scheme, but this was the best I could do given my current available parts.

ImageJacki-N-Bx Frigate
Jacki-N-Bx: d6Rh d6Rh Point Defense EMP Emitter, d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Multiple Assault Range Beam Cannons, d6G Frigate Engines.

Sorry I do not have anything in terms of backstory for this one. I've been busy with other things to concentrate on story elements. Sorry :(

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:15 am

Following the hugely popular success of the Deimos class corvette, the developers attempted to repeat their triumpth with the more modern and newer design they have christened, Enyalios

ImageEnyalios
Enyalios: d6Ra d6Ra Support Turret, d6B d6B Multiple Hardened Armor Plates, d6Y Comm Relay

There are many spectators that feel this newest design is a cheap copy of the Deimos and most likely will come up short in performances if tested against the tried and true predecessor. However, despite these arguments, the Enyalios has performed admirably in its assigned tasks and several wartime commanders feel that it will be a successor to the Deimos. Numerous debates have gotten heated to the point of rioting over which design is the more capable over the other.

As a bonus, here's an LDD file for anyone interested in bricking their own. It uses no Travis, Taps or T-pieces and most of the core parts are very common.

LDD file: Enyalios LDD

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby SamSam » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:15 am

i hav question. is the new red ship Enylois gonna replace the daimos? or you keeping both?
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:46 pm

SamSam wrote:i hav question. is the new red ship Enylois gonna replace the daimos? or you keeping both?


Me? replace perhaps one of my greatest builds of all?!?
ARE YOU INSANE?!?! :o

lol, just kidding, but in all seriousness, I will never replace the Deimos. As I stated, it is still one of my best builds to this day, so I will be keeping it as well as the Enyalios. However, story/lore wise, the Deimos design may start appearing as ancient compared to newer builds, but is still very much active.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:34 pm

For a long while now, I've been meaning to take a shot at bricking some of the IO vessels that are found in the Intercept Orbit rulebook, however, until recently, (and to a minor extent, still) I did not have the right parts to even attempt them. I finally was able to try to brick the Ijad Frigate, Ojebed.

ImageOjebed
Ojebed: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Dual Sting Laser Cannons, d6Y Frontal Targeting Array, d6G Frigate Engines.

Of course it is not perfect as some parts had to be replaced, but overall I do not think it's a bad attempt. It also sets the groundwork for possible future builds, but we'll see where it goes from here.
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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Artasid » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm

Another ship from the IO rulebook I've been wanting to build is the Liberator. However, one thing stops me from doing so, and that is the fact that I cannot,for the life of me, find that large spherical part used for the underside core of the build (Sorry, I have NO idea what it's part name or number is).
However, lack of parts leads to inventions, so I decided to try and make one where the spherical underbelly is implied, and thus, the Mini Liberator was created!

ImageMini Liberator
Mini Lib: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Flak Cannon and Torpedo Tubes, d6Y Comm Relay, d6G Frigate Engines.

I like this one a lot as it uses more common and readily avalible parts than the original.
As a side note, as of this posting, I realized I used the wrong sized base for this frigate and I will correct that, so please don't hate me too much for this oversight.

I'll even include an LDD for anyone interested in making their own.

LDD Mini Liberator LDD

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Re: Just Some Random Ships

Postby Arctic Banana » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:14 pm

It's this part. It showed up most often in Star Wars kits, as I recall.
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