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!
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