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*UPDATED* "Star Explorer" Leviathan Class Cruiser (Complete!!)

Discussion in 'Community Creations' started by Joeliosis, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    **NEWLY COMPLETED**
    Ive been working on this ship all week, Its huge. I plan on going exploring with it. It has 5 Large resource containers, 6 Large reactors. When its using full afterburner, it reaches speeds up to 72m/s, reaching only 78% reactor capacity. Starts and stops on a dime, turns almost too fast. Only a few thrusters are hidden. the back engines arent finished yet, i plan on reinforcing them a tad.
    Tell me what you think!!!

    "STAR EXPLORER"
    Class:
    Leviathan Starcruiser
    Weight: 3,562,877 kg
    Power: 7,446 GW (capacity maxed at 80% w/ sustained flight)
    Speed:
    75m/s after 20 seconds max thrust
    Utilities:
    1 Refinery, 2 Assemblers, 3 Medical Units, 4,000,000c3 ft storage (4 Large Storage Cont.), 4-5 Large Reactors, Ore Scanners, 4 Antennas, 3 Pilots chairs.


    Steam Workshop Savegame: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=190258261
    Take it for a spin!
    (shuttle, heavy fighter, and Spacestation comes included)





    MOST CURRENT LOADOUT[​IMG]
    Older model, W/out upper catwalk or front hull armor
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    Now with reinforced Aft engines!
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    Base color, No exterior lights
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    [​IMG] Rear view, 3 hangars of various sizes[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Building process: COCKPIT and SCIENCE WINGS[​IMG][​IMG] Nacelles[​IMG][​IMG]Its BIIIIiiiiig[​IMG] Building the engine housing[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]/post/<a href=

    CRASH!!!!!
    [​IMG]/post/<a href= Damage taken by first impact. Not bad :woot:[​IMG]" class="bbc_img">
     
  2. BlackForceGX Trainee Engineer

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    Ahm.... i dont know what to say... its AWSOME!!!!!!

    But i think in a "real" battle you will lose your rear Engines very Fast!... :p
     
  3. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    Agreed, but it's already too fast for its own good, to lose the back engines would only slow it down a lil bit.
    Thanks for the comment. The hip is still a work in progress
     
  4. Tazoo Trainee Engineer

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    Hehe, one of my ships is also called the Leviathan :p

    Nice job, it reminds me of the Tantive IV from Star Wars
     
  5. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    The bow of my Explorer does kinda look like Tantive's. only mine is a biiiit bigger. :D Most of the front hull is "Armor". Other than a few small thrusters and a couple headlights, the bow is about 6 blocks thick
     
  6. darksinge Trainee Engineer

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    Is it possible to share ships/game saves? This looks like it would be fun to take for a spin :)
     
  7. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    :D :D :D :D. You can post save games to steam workshop

    Yeah, you can look up "Geo-Scout Microship" for the steam workshop address. I have to update it though. The link on there is a save game from yesterday, when the cruiser was only half finished. Check back in like 4 hours, ill post the save game after I get off work
     
  8. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    Here ya go, type this in the URL bar in the steam overlay
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=190258261


    Theres not many Airlocks on the ship, you can enter through the docking bay. The cockpit is accessible by a ladder in the midsection, or the lazy way; the busted window on the side where there should be 2 panels. # entrances in the rear.
    Space base has a secret entrance into the crust of the asteroid, its actually completely hollow. Neat thing there.
    Have fun
     
  9. Wyvyrias Junior Engineer

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    Neat.
    Your design is pretty interesting.
    I still try to find a good one for me. :)
     
  10. TechyBen Junior Engineer

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    Completely and utterly impracticable design there... which looks wonderful!
     
  11. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    Impracticable?! lol The engines maybe... But I like the design! The engines are spread out, so if I take a direct hit to the rear, theres a slim chance theyll knock them all out. A hit to the "Halo engine-mounts" wont knock out all of the rear engines, they should hold on. Ill do some crash tests just to be sure of my Hypothesis :p
     
  12. brainsuker Apprentice Engineer

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    You should make a secondary bridge aka Battle Bridge. Your bridge area is too exposed. In a heated battle, you are exposed to every danger that you will face with this ship. So maybe that your main bridge can act as your everyday exploration / Mining, while you hide yourself in a more protected battle bridge. I wonder about the inside
     
  13. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    Ill post more pics of the inside, it's veery spacious. I agree with your idea, I just like being able to see the whole ship from the bridge. I think I'll take you up on that idea. Maybe some red walls.... Tactical room
     
  14. Joeliosis Trainee Engineer

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    Oh, and btw, the tower on top of the ship just houses a large thruster, I meant for that to be
    Like a battle bridge, lots of turrets will be mounted there. The pilots chairs are below the tower, accessible by ladder.

    I like this kind of constructive criticism though, that's what designing ships is all about
     
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