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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 01:15:53 PM »
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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »
And speaking of Star Furies:




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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 08:02:14 AM »
Always a useful website for this genre: STARSHIP DIMENSIONS
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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 08:04:44 AM »
I must admit, that the Earth-force ships from Babylon 5 are still amongst my favourites:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 10:59:28 AM »
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Interesting and quite nice looking but they don't match the description of the "fly-back" booster that Clarke put into his novel.  I'd be sorely tempted to do one clipper with these boosters and one more along the lines of Clarke's description.

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2013, 04:48:59 AM »
I found this short video to be very interesting in the details plus it has robot hover craft things chasing the hero:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 11:02:44 AM »
To begin with, has anyone ever tried to model the Messiah spacecraft from Deep Impact?

I've always wondered what is preventing the first human space warships to look like much-enlarged space shuttle......

I'm first and fore-most a Wing Commander guy though.

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2013, 11:14:36 PM »
I'm a fan of dropship / attack helo ideas...

GI Joe Dragonhawk:


C&C Orca and it various imaginings and incarnations:


Avatar Scorpion:


And one that's so well known, I need only show it's pilot and you'll know what it is:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2013, 03:30:15 AM »
In a similar vein:



You could also make use of this real world concept to develop your own using just about any helicopter:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2013, 03:43:40 AM »
Something else I did a while back that might tickle your fancy:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2013, 04:19:36 AM »
I must admit, that the Earth-force ships from Babylon 5 are still amongst my favourites:





I know what you mean... ;)

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2013, 11:10:20 AM »
Something else I did a while back that might tickle your fancy:




Replacing the prop-rotors with large ducted fans might work, though I'm not sure what you'd gain beyond being able to execute a straight-ahead landing without bending or breaking stuff.  I'm not at all certain, though, how practical that fan unit in the tail is.  Besides you have it exhausting right down on to the troops storming down the ramp; not generally a good idea.

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2013, 03:50:27 PM »
from the new movie "Despicable me 2".

something that i could concider overkill, but still an interesting subject to build.
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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2013, 08:15:21 AM »


Replacing the prop-rotors with large ducted fans might work, though I'm not sure what you'd gain beyond being able to execute a straight-ahead landing without bending or breaking stuff.  I'm not at all certain, though, how practical that fan unit in the tail is.  Besides you have it exhausting right down on to the troops storming down the ramp; not generally a good idea.

Ducted fans? Why my good man, they are quite clearly impulse nacelles, somewhere in the range of 750 millicochranes I'd reckon and likely capable of low orbit flight. The rear unit is most certainly a quantum tritanium depolarization matrix generator.  Ducted fans indeed.


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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2015, 11:54:21 AM »
Representation of the actual sizes of different scale practical models built for various films. Did you know the Discovery from 2001: A Space Odyssey was 54 feet long?



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