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Erick Doe

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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2013, 04:12:01 PM »

The middle part to me looks about half as wide as it should be.

Seems ok to me. I can place two pixel people next to each other, infront of the cargo opening. I can also fit two artwork people. Note that the person is a bit further into the cargo bay, so he'd likely be a bit bigger when lying there. :P

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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 05:34:55 PM »

I'm just drawing it by feel. It's not a CAD diagram. I wanted something that felt like the Millennium Falcon or Serenity, so that's what you're getting.

See also previous answer from me quoted earlier in the thread.
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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 05:39:37 PM »

I'm just drawing it by feel. It's not a CAD diagram. I wanted something that felt like the Millennium Falcon or Serenity, so that's what you're getting.

See also previous answer from me quoted earlier in the thread.

A job well done, I'd have to say. That Hound has a real Serenity feel to it. :)

I think we all get that there are no exact measurements and that things just have to look good and be practical ingame. It is still fun to see the "what if" size of the ships, if they all followed a certain measurement logic. :)
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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2013, 06:23:33 PM »

Bear in mind that 2m (more than 6' 6") is very atypically tall for a human. 1.75 m (about 5' 8") is a more realistic figure, especially if the person's gender is unknown. Given the methodology of the initial measurement, that revises our length estimates downward by around 12.5%. Dinky little ship!

...actually, now I want to know where the Hound (and indeed any other frigate) finds hangar space for fighters. I guess you could dock them to the outside of the hull or something.
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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2013, 06:29:48 PM »

I'd say the Hounds stores fighters hanging off the ceiling of the cargo bay on the inside.  Cargo can probably be stored under the fighters as well as underneath the floor panels. :) Since I'm taking an art class this year, I might as well draw a Piranha being lifted into a Hound at an Orbital Staion. ;) Let's see how far I get with that.
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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2013, 07:40:35 PM »

Orrrr that image is just rough draft and didn't think through the scale because that ship in that picture is pretty tiny to be called a frigate.  Even modern day frigates which have no need for extended supply of air and whatnot dwarf that thing, which looks closer to a large fighter/bomber in size than a frigate.
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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2013, 06:11:19 AM »

I'm just drawing it by feel. It's not a CAD diagram. I wanted something that felt like the Millennium Falcon or Serenity, so that's what you're getting.

See also previous answer from me quoted earlier in the thread.
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Re: Let's talk scale!
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 04:34:15 PM »

I feel I need to make a Confession-bear meme: I kind of liked working with AutoCAD - and even worse - now with Rhino. :D

Anyways. I wouldnt mind if the Starsystem and its Planets were more to scale. Brawling around a planet instead of a whole Sun-system would be just as nice to me.
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