Klavs81 is taking a brand new crack at the legendary Tiger's Claw. The shots below reveal just the first glimpses at the design, and it's already looking great. As has become popular in other recent takes on the design, this edition includes both the large primary flight deck and the side bay doors made famous in Wing Commander Academy. There are also smaller shuttle and corvette spaceframes pictured in some of the images for scale. Sharp observers will note that the Claw features some of the rounded edges and stylings that fit in really well with his other Confed fighter designs. We're looking forward to seeing the ship in action!
I've started a new Tiger's Claw model. I had to spend some time blocking this one out, wanted to make sure the hangar deck was the correct size and that everything would fit. The factory is on full blast, more pics as she nears completion!
It's also collapsable into the non-strike, shorter Bengal class variant, possibly a TCS Bengal or Wolfhound conversion in the future.
Corvette shaped hull thingy for scale, and a new people mover. I tried to strike a balance between the Bioforge/SWC shuttle and the WC3/4 Shuttle, with some of my existing Marine dropship thrown in.
I'm especially proud of the design work on the launch bay (note the side bays). Some placeholder procedural textures & colors while I continue to greeble. More soon!
Maverick Gets Pantsed
LOAF is still scratching the surface of his 30 boxes of Academy archival materials, but when he does get a chance to dig in, he uncovers some real gems! Take for, example, Cadet Blair's sorely underrated bottom half. Everyone is all into torsos, but you can't have one without the other! (2018-02-24)
Mark Hamill Premiering New Documentary at SXSW
It's a good week for Mark Hamill fans! In addition to getting his Hollywood star, Mr. Hamill will be returning to the birthplace of Wing Commander next month to help debut a new documentary, The Director and the Jedi, about his work with Rian Johnson on the new Star Wars film. (2018-02-23)
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)