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Offline karajorma

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2009-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Since almost the day we went live with this project we've been telling you that the game would include a battlestar in R1. Since then we've played our cards very close to our chests on what it would look like. Time to finally show 'em. :)

This is the concept as drawn by Starslayer.



and this is what Meleardil has done with it.





The Theseus will be your home base for Shattered Armistice, the long promised R1. Like many other Sobek-class battlestars, it is a veteran of the 1st Cylon War. At just over a kilometre in length the Sobek-class is much smaller than the Galactica. Despite its size however it does pack quite a punch. Although not a match for a modern Cylon basestar it was certainly able to deal with those of its day.

Okay, now for the questions.

1) Can we launch from the tubes. - We're working on that. Hopefully.
2) Can we combat land on the pods. - Again, working on it.
3) Will the nuke tubes open? - Yes.
4) Will the guns rise up out of their resting positions when fighting the enemy? - Probably not in R1. In later releases, most likely. In R1 they'll already be up in their combat positions.
5) How big is it exactly?

Length: 1072 meter + 28 meter the nose antenna array.
Width: 461 meter on the widest point of the pods.
Height: 132 meter from the lowest point of the pods to the highest point of the spine.
Internal height of the pods: higher = 18 meter, lower = 9,5 meter.
Landing length of the pods: 544 meter.
Launchtube length: minimum 91 meter, maximum 97 meter.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Man, that looks amazing and pretty close to the drawing too.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Ahhh, MY EYES! I've been blinded by overexposure to sheer awesomeness!
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
I though the Theseus was state of the art, just like the Pegasus...the fact that it is comparable to the Galactica makes everything more interesting.

About the Theseus' class - lol
(someone needs to change the redirect to the GVCv Sobek on the FreeSpace Wiki)

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Awesome model guys!! :yes:
Can't wait to see it textured.

A couple of questions though:

How many launch tubes has it?
How many Anti-fighter cannons?

Since it's a FCW Veteran, i hope it's pretty rusted ( texture wise )?!?   :nervous:
Or are ya aiming for a more Galactica-ish look?
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Rust in space? :) The RTF ships became dirty and rusted on the surface of New Caprica.

It has 40+40 launchtubes. It has 26 big guns and 196 AA railguns. All modelled. Of course the AA guns are grouped in the pof, so there won't be insane number of individual turrets.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2009, 05:11:46 pm by Meleardil »
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Since it's a FCW Veteran, i hope it's pretty rusted ( texture wise )?!?   :nervous:
Or are ya aiming for a more Galactica-ish look?

Galactica is older than this ship is. And this one is still in active service.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
great work guys!  :yes:
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
She's a beauty.  How many triangles all together?  Can't wait to see her dressed up!

 

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 :yes: :yes: :yes:

 

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Tres belle.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Gorgeous. Best and most distinct fan-made battlestar I've seen.

Sobek-class, though...? Has the BSGverse used Egyptian mythology in any significant way before? I bet a lotta fans are gonna be a bit confused by that.

Something Greco-Roman might be more appropriate.

Then again, I'm sure you've discussed it.

 

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Well back in the days of yesteryear before the exodus from genesis Scotchy (Master of the Beast) posted a couple of renders of a head and torso of he had been fiddling with.  Pretty bare bones at the time but I saw in it quite a bit of potential.  I added a powerful engine block, pods and layered her in thick armor resulting in this:



She seemed to be a distilled version of the "Alligator on skis" concept of the Battlestar; a long sleek predator.  I could always imagine her rising out of a nebula cloud to snatch up a Basestar like some unsuspecting Zebra.  For me there was no better name then crock god of Egypt. 

Besides Valkyrie and Columbia already break the Greek Pantheon convention :D
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Yea, given that the show already uses greek, roman and norse mythological names, adding egyptian to that list should be no real stretch.

 

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Mrm...I disagree, but it's no game-breaker for me, so carry on. Beautiful work on the ship.

 

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*Rapidly tries to mop up ever growing puddles of drool* 

*blabbers out somehow*  Very nice.  Words los...........

 
Wow, guys, that looks truly amazing.

It was definitely worth all those revisions!

And did I spot the upside down hangars like on the Pegasus as well?

Just gets better and better the more I look at it, it's like a rapid response Battlestar  ;)
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
And did I spot the upside down hangars like on the Pegasus as well?

Yes. :)
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
She seemed to be a distilled version of the "Alligator on skis" concept of the Battlestar; a long sleek predator.  I could always imagine her rising out of a nebula cloud to snatch up a Basestar like some unsuspecting Zebra.  For me there was no better name then crock god of Egypt. 

Inside the team we simply refer to it as the "GatorStar". :) You cant really see the shape of the head on these renders (intentionally). It really looks like an attacking alligator with partially opened jaws.

This is supposed to be a strike carrier with lots of birds and guns to protect them. It is not prepared for direct capital ship combat. This is a smaller and more agile ship than Columbia class. Main reason of it to release a swarm of vipers and strengthen the point defenses against enemy fighters, also doing it as fast as possible. It has better FTL, also smaller, so no need for retracting the pods. There is no real viper maintenance on board. The room was sacrificed for the double pod concept, therefore allowing faster combat landing. There were lots of problems with this ship after it was deployed, because designers changed too many things at once. Some of their ideas was not really welcomed among military people, and was changed later. The most prominent problem with it, Sobek class heavily depends on supplies. It cant operate alone long. It has too many vipers compared to the maintenance capabilities, and also has very high fuel consumption. Those things were radically changed in the later battlestars, resulting at the end those huge and self sustaining beasts as Pegasus is.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
don't seems this ship can recract his hangars for the ftl jump... or i am wrong?
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