Author Topic: 2009-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus  (Read 33732 times)

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Offline Master_Drow

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
As an engineer I never understood the whole arm connected to the pod idea. For the Galactica with its retracting pods I understood why they used spindly arms. But if the pods don't need to retract then why not make the pods attach directly to the main body? This would allow the pilots to travel more quickly to the pods (right now only a few doors on a 1+ km ship go to the pods). Also if I was the cylon commander I would have my raiders attack (or suicide into) the spindly arms, if destroyed the pods would come off and then the vipers would not be able to land, also how would a ship like the Galactica jump if it was missing a pod? It would throw off the weight completely.

Those are just my observations on the general battlestar design.

On another note. The Theseus looks friken amazing :eek2:. I wish i could model that well, and I use models like this to inspire me to work harder at my modeling. Keep it up, you keep us newby modelers hoping.

 

Offline Angelus

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
In which Battlestar group is the Theseus?
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Offline newman

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Slayer's sketch states 29, though I suspect that number was made up on the spot :) To be honest I have no idea if we'll stick to that number, though I don't see why not either.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Slayer's sketch states 29, though I suspect that number was made up on the spot :) To be honest I have no idea if we'll stick to that number, though I don't see why not either.

Thanks, i use that number then, should be easy enough to change the texture should the team decide to change it.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Sobek is Battlestar Group 29 i'm not sure what group Tessie is.

As for the Pod n' Strut arrangement if I were to wager a hypothesis I assume its because the pods are perhaps the most vulnerable part of the ship.  Like a real Bird farm, the pods are probably full of ammo and aviation fuel in a fairly exposed position.  Given that the pods are a potential firebomb they are held out on struts so as to increase the survivability of the ship should one of them have a catastrophic accident..   
« Last Edit: April 19, 2009, 03:23:19 pm by StarSlayer »
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Interesting observation......


I would think they would keep the ammo and fuel tucked away in a safe spot instead of on the pods.... But thats just me.


 

Offline newman

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Main ammo and fuel storage, sure. But you can't avoid having fuel and ammo present in the pods, not if you want to refuel and rearm your birds anyway. I suspect they'd have smaller storages for both, in which fuel and ammo is transferred as required.
Master_Drow - about the struts that keep the pods in place.. those things are huge and bulky. It would take great amounts of time and firepower to "saw" through all of them to separate the pods from the ship - and I doubt a battlestar and her viper complement would just sit still and let you do that to it :) And with the amount of precisely directed firepower you'd need to spend on doing that, you might have just as well directed it to a more critical area of the ship, something that would cripple or destroy it for good, like punch through to the main tylium fuel lines/tanks, take out the main reactor, or something along those lines.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Probably meant to conserve on materials. Remember, they were in the middle of a war.
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Offline Meleardil

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Probably to make it look cool. :P

Peggy looks cool, doesn't she? (Yes) --> End of arguing...

We are talking about make-believe, don't forget.

Does Theseus look cool? (Yes) --> stfu. :D
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Probably to make it look cool. :P

Peggy looks cool, doesn't she? (Yes) --> End of arguing...

We are talking about make-believe, don't forget.

Does Theseus look cool? (Yes) --> stfu. :D
Well obviously, kind of hard to read meaning into something in which there never was one.
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
well that and the arms are a nod to the original layout of the battlestars form the classic series.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
I'm saying that the designers didn't think about structural integrity and engineering when they made the show, they just thought about coolness.
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Offline Meleardil

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Exactly...
Talking about coolness. Here is a higher resolution render:
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
I love you people. Only 26 main guns? (52 if you count barrels). What do the rest look like?
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Offline Angelus

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
I love you people. Only 26 main guns? (52 if you count barrels). What do the rest look like?

click on the pic above, and check the section near ( left and right ) the nameplate, for instance.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Oooooohhh...
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Offline torc

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
really good job guys... there's no much more to say... in italian we say...STI CAZZI!!! :lol:
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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
One question: is the Theseus supposed to be the only Sobek-class Battlestar?

really good job guys... there's no much more to say... in italian we say...STI C***I!!! :lol:

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
Let's keep it non-vulgar please. In all languages.
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Offline karajorma

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Re: 09-04-15 - A First Look At The Battlestar Theseus
One question: is the Theseus supposed to be the only Sobek-class Battlestar?

Nope.
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