After seeing that Axem featured it on this month's newsletter (if your reading Axem wanted to say, thanks for that
) I'm conscious I haven't been updating the progress of this model;VasCruiserYardWIP2
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The concept is for this to be a T-V War era shipyard for cruisers and below (will be checking the various fan-made ships of the era too to make sure they all fit inside). Taking inspiration and cues from the Karnak and Abydos for some parts of the model (and the texture choice will be inspired by them at the end) so that they go together well. Couple of good ideas from Black Wolf I've been adding in already (swapping the two solid ribs to a lattice work like on his Abydos, and putting some detail onto some of the plain surfaces, of which there were and still are many).
I'm trying to keep the design relatively simple as I've envisioned this facility as a design that can be easily shipped in parts somewhere and assembled quickly for supporting the basic vessels of new Vasudan colonies or supporting PVN cruiser wings in wartime. I've always imagined the PVN having a slight preference towards group tactics among it's staple units like the Aten or Anubis, and are usually able to deploy far more of these than the GTA can for the same costs and resources. This class of yard would traditionally focus on these mass-produced designs (and likely stores interchangeable machinery specifically designed to ease and speed work on ships of those classes), allowing the PVE to quickly establish and efficiently maintain a core cruiser and light carrier garrison, and any needed civil vessels, at even the most remote colonies.
But yes, the model is still very much WIP and many details are still to be added (particularly to those towers between the two large segments), but shall make sure I keep this P3D updated as I progress.