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.
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)
Live Wing Commander Jazz Recording A Huge Success!
Origin composer George Oldziey has completed his live recording of Wing Commander jazz music. The event was conducted last week at George's studio in Austin, and pictures from the day make it look like they had a lot of fun! Initial results also sound fantastic, and we're anxious to hear how everything comes together in the finished album. (2018-02-18)
RPS Highlights Origin Fandom
Rock Paper Shotgun has run a neat article on longtime Origin collector Joe Garrity. There's a really interesting Q&A that delves into how Joe got started many years ago buying up spare copies of Ultima games and meeting with their creators. It also highlights some of the good work that fans have done to preserve historic material, such as our 2008 trip to archive Origin source documents at Mythic or the assistance Wingnuts gave Raylight to develop Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance. (2018-02-17)
Wing Commander On Sale For Lunar New Year
We've seen this sale before, but not quite for this reason. GOG.com is running a Lunar/Chinese New Year event that lops 71% off the price of the Wing Commander series. (2018-02-16)
Daedalus Station Gets Major Facelift
The Maslas Brothers have kicked off their big 2018 push with a huge revamp to Daedalus Station, the home base of Wing Commander Flat Universe. There are some nice improvements to welcome in new players, plus a lot of back end rework to make future updates easier to make. Other subsections include an archive of the Destiny's Way magazine and a ship database that syncs with the actual stats of the fighters in the game. (2018-02-15)