JasonRocZ has completed another new ship for Collateral Damage. The ship bears a striking resemblance to the classic Southampton destroyer from Wing Commander 3, but it also tastefully incorporates numerous elements seen on Wing Commander Arena's battlecruisers. His current story concepts revolve around one of these warships falling into mercenary hands.
Originally I wanted those yellow boxes to be nothing more than something aesthetic, but I thought maybe they could be some kind of small shielded power plants for each individual plasma gun. So I tried to make them look like they had some type of exhaust ports.
The model itself started out as nothing but a Southampton class destroyer, but then I added a hangar, some newer engines and a few details. I got this idea after watching a television program about different types of converted destroyers during WW2. Some were designated into fast troop transports or minesweepers.
It's been a very productive Sunday for Team CIC at DragonCon! The morning started with a chance to talk with Wing Commander Freedom Flight author Mercedes Lackey and her husband, former Origin artist Larry Dixon. Both are enthusiastic Wing Commander fans. Their only disappointment with the series is the lack of new games lately, but they're hopeful that the series will get a break in the future!