Eder's put together a short animation (400 kB) showing a rotating Rapier. Standoff will use a less detailed version of the same model.
Some other spinning ships by various artists that we've reported on: Excalibur, Arrow and Kilrathi Dreadnought.
There are some bargains to be had on the auction site eBay, but sometimes things are far too expensive. $400 copies of Kilrathi Saga have nothing on this: the animatronic head of Melek from Wing Commander IV. If you want to get your hands on this furball, you'll probably need a loan since the seller wants over $9,000 for it. The exact amount is unknown as there is a reserve on the auction. Shipping is $150 and a $100 insurance payment is required. You can find the auction here.
Just kidding. Today actually marks fifteen years of continuous daily WC news updates. The last day we missed was May 25, 2003, short of the occasional technical issue that may have slightly delayed the daily news a bit. (2018-05-26)
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)