Here's some new shots of a Wake class escort carrier's flight deck from Deathsnake. The setting is being arranged for the Enigma 2666 mod, but it could wind its way up in Last Line of Defense as well. The perspective on the third shot is meant to evoke familiar scenes from the Tarawa's hangar bay in the novel End Run. It's claustrophobic, but intense as well. There's also some exterior shots of the ship, although they're in a much more preliminary stage at this point.
In the third pic you see the view like Jason has over the flight deck. I was not happy with the design early and read the novel a few times to learn about it and the complement of fighters. All 3 Squadrons (15 each) fit here. Some Rapier/Sabres in the bays, some in front (special Ferrets for a quick launch). I can even put the 9 Spartan Class Marine Transports on the deck, but then it's very very full. Or dock 8 of them on top of the hangar (docking points done).
Outside the ship, I used Scooby's 4 barrel in a bigger size as the Heavy Neutron Gun in front. The Harrier Class from Saga forms the tower for the Wake. Engines and turrets are also done. Some parts needs an overworking as the ship is still WIP.
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)