Here are some screen shots demoing the new Thunderbolt model, Thunderbolt cockpit, and updated HUD.
The HUD uses customized elements from Diaspora, credit the the Diaspora team for the original awesome HUD. I've modified it and adjusted numerous things. The Energy Transfer system bars are the two right most ones next the weapons energy.
The Cockpit used for the Thunderbolt is a modified version of one that was released a number of years ago by Steve-O for Blue Planet 2. The post is from 2013.https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71151.msg1666291#msg1666291
The lines of the cockpit lend themselves well to the Thunderbolt's shape. I heavily modified the mesh to work and adjusted some textures for the correct genre.
The Thunderbolt model itself is from a model pack I downloaded back in 2001 and MAX format. I still had them on my drive and decided to see if I could get it to work. After extensive modifications and trial and error, I succeeded.
The original model was created by Conor Clancy back in 2001. It was released for free use to the public back then but I none the less attempted to contact him at the hotmail address in the readme. No reply was received.
From that read me:
"This Model is not for sale and should be distributed freely
This model was created for love, not money. So please don't sue me Joe
Babylon 5 and Crusade are copyright © and trademark & trade; 1992-1999, PTN Consortium."