Thank you, Quite a compliment coming from a skilled artist such as yourself. Unfortunately, I do not have the skills with 3D modeling programs to model it in 3D or build a live model myself, but I certainly would like to have it modeled in some way. Thanks again for the kind words.
Yes, the influences are pretty obvious yet some deviants also commented that it also looked like freighter twilight from clone wars. I did not notice the resemblence until they mentioned. Yet I hadn't seen that ship yet when I first designed it. The interior design is all different from them as well [link] & [link]
Thanks, Actually we ancient people still do play WEG D6. (In our opinion it is still the only way to play SW RPG) My group has been playing the game for the past 15 yrs. (one character is even still playing the same character for the whole time. you can find their sketches in my deviations portfolio) We're all married and our wives still can not figure out why grown men over 30 yrs old are still pretending to be in a galaxy far far away...
I gotta admit I do miss being able to play D6 Star Wars. At this point I'd have to run a game to see anything being done with D6. And I knew a couple of people who did the same thing with having one main character in their system (wasn't WEG but still the same concept).
As for the wives someone in your group should mebbe run a session for them, let them see what it's like and go from there.
On a side note, have you seen that Fantasy Flight Gaming has the rights now? I think they'll treat the property well and my proof is based in four books called Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, and Black Crusade. It's roleplaying in the Warhammer 40K universe and it's pretty well done I think.
I sure hope so after the WoTC disaster they tried to feed us. But to be frank no matter how good it is, I would not change my system because I have all the WEG books published (including Adv. Journals) & all my adventures are set in Original Trilogy or Bantam novels timeline afterwards. I think whoever takes the franchise will focus more on Prequel Trilogy & Clone Wars Cartoon (Which is overabused & overmilked in my opinion), I am 32 & I still think About OT when I think of SW.
I would gladly play a W40K campaign in a good system though.
About your comment on the wives. Been there, done that. Their dread at the table when they see the men they married became 15 yr olds again was priceless (yet costly afterwards)in short it did not work! thanks for caring
-- Don't argue with fools, others might not realise the difference
It helps that all the prequels and KoToR and the like are probably being converted on the holocron [link] I've found that running a decent campaign isn't about the time frame it's run in but that's just me.
As for the 40K games, the system Fantasy Flight is using is a good one. It's based on 2nd ed Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play which is an excellent system. It's percentile based where your career determines what you get.
Oops oh well, at least they should be happy that you guys are having fun.
Nice It does resemble both the B-wing and the Twilight from Clone Wars. Your detail work is also reminiscent of McQuarrie's way of drawing small parts. If you could make it look like a sketch I'm sure one could mistake it for old SW concept art.
Actually there is one. check ot Bantha fodder pencil sketch deviation from my gallery. By the way thanks it is an honor to be in the same sentence with Mr. McQuarrie let alone be compared to him in any capacity at all.
Below you can find the stats for RPG. Since I am an ancient and obsolete West End Games RPG player & The stats you see below belong to WEG game, (which might not mean much to you) I have added references next to each stat for comparison. Note that this is a 30+ years old custom designed and manifactured ship with even more heavily modifications on it which makes it a total meintenance & engineering nightmare
NAME: BANTHA FODDER CRAFT: Doc's Custom Built Freighter TYPE: Heavily Modified Custom Light Freighter SCALE: Starfighter LENGTH: 25 meters SKILL: Space Transports CREW: 2 (1 can co-ordinate) Gunners:1 CREW SKILL: See Jedi Knight Amoth Surivan & LE-E4 (Lee) PASSENGERS: 4 CARGO CAPACITY:65 metric tons CONSUMABLES: 2 Months COST: Not available for sale HYPERDRIVE MULT.: x3/4 (slightly slower than Millenium Falcon's x1/2 drive & onpar with Dash Rendar's outrider from Shadows of the Empire novel) HYPERDRIVE BACKUP: x10 NAV COMPUTER: Yes MANEUVERABILITY: 2D+2(better than Y-wing's 2D slighly below X-wing's3D) SPACE: 7 (Sublight speed match that of a Y-wing) ATMOSPHERE: 295;850 km/h HULL: 3D+2 (slightly Less armored than M.Falcon's 4D,thicker than X-wing)SHIELDS:2D (On par with a Y-wing) SENSORS: Range Mod Passive: 10 0D Scan: 30 1D Search: 40 2D Focus: 5 3D Modifications: Cust.Hyp.CoreCEC-S7generator KDY-XSmotivator Custom NAV Comp(Built around Rubicon300core) Maneuverability +2 (6 Quadex micro-thruster jets) Modified Incom starslinger Ion DriveS5 Space:6+1 90 degree swivel wing for atmospheric flight .+2 Durasteel armor weave plates Torplex pulsewave Shield generator +1D Trickster sensor decoy (3 drones left) Modified Fabritech D.E.R. Sensor Suite Modified comar F4 Medium ion cannon +1 Secret Compartments (lounge & Engineering) Automatic Cargo Jettisoning
WEAPONS: Name Scale Location/crew Fire cont Range Damage Heavy Laser Cannon SF Turret 1/Pilot-FC 2D 1-3/12/25 5D Heavy Laser Cannon SF Front (FL)1/Pilot-FC 2D 1-3/12/25 5D Comar F4 Medium Ion SF Front (FL)1/Pilot-FC 2D 1-3/12/25 3D+1
Awesome. I've never actually RPed myself more than a couple of runthroughs with my more experienced friends, but I have studied the SW Ships book. Though its D20 and Wizards of the Coast...whatever that really means.
I like how you didn't give your ship a full on .5x hyperdrive. Makes it a bit more realistic. And I really like how you listed what modifications you added, thats the best part. Did you use a RP book for that, or did you use something like the Wookieepedia to figure that all out. May not be quite as good as the Falcon, but just as ramshackle as it?
Absolutely one hell of a bolt bucket that ship is. Actually in my RP campaign her designer "Doc" is one of the characters in Mr. Brian Daley's Han Solo novel trilogy. In the novels He was the chief engineer that made the first major modifications to the Falcon. I my campaign My ship was his previous work, a test bed & prototype for many modifications he made on the Falcon afterwards. the major difference between two ships is mine was designed and built from scratch as an amalgam of many ships where as M.falcon is a heavily modified CEC YT-1300 which is a known model in SW universe. (not that mine was shy of modifications as you have realised yourself)
As for modifications details (names & models etc.)Of course wookiepedia was a great help as well as SW incredible cross sections books (I own all of the published versions) But what I recommend is the novel "Millenium falcon" which was a great resource.
By the way in a few days I will post a deviation called "Alderaan" A privateer Nebulon-B frigate that played a prominent role in my campaign (a shame it was destroyed in a game session )
Ah I see. Thats awesome. Your background for it is awesome. Would you happen to have anymore? (just of Bantha Fodder though). Can't wait to see Alderaan, that sounds cool. Any neat alterations to that? Like the Nebulon-B2 or something?
I too have all the cross section books, fantastic pieces they are. I started "Millennium Falcon" a long time ago, but never got around to finishing it. Picked it up the other day though, after seeing Bantha Fodder
My ship is also an amalgam of a couple ships. A YT-1300 with a centralized cockpit,extra cargo pods and B-Wing pieces. Though, I haven't gone as extensively into the details as you have. I may have to do that soon though!