Klavs was so impressed by John Douglass' physical Fralthi model, that he decided to digitize it! The electronic version of the model splits the forward prongs and makes the inner engine nacelles more prominent to strengthen a few of the features emphasized in Wing Commander 1. It also borrows the sleek swooping wings and cannons that Mr. Douglass designed. There's also a nifty cut-away image that shows how a small contingent of fighters might park in the bay. And something about that side profile still looks gorgeous...
Thanks guys, I whipped up a quick Fralthi to blow up (and capture) based on John Douglass' awesome physical models. He's very talented, I'd have cut myself open and bled out if I tried any of this shipbuilding in real life.
I nixed the warp nacelle looking things because, well, giant guns.
You can see how they could fit some fighters in there, but definitely not the ideal carrier (Disclaimer, my Kilrathi fighters are a bit smaller than canon).
Nephilim Fleet Seeing Red
During Saturday night's exciting birthday festivities, renowned Nephilim artist Dark Sentinel released this ominous picture. It features a large bug fleet crossing an eerie red backdrop. The image makes a fantastic wallpaper, but it also provides a striking glimpse of what's to come in the world of Prophecy & Secret Ops modding! (2018-08-20)
We're going to kick things off with a bang thanks to Fek'Leyr Targ! "For the CIC's 20th birthday, I felt that a simple 'happy birthday' was not enough for an occasion of this magnitude. So I decided to take the opportunity to improve my animation skills by creating this small gift for all of you to enjoy as a mean to show my appreciation for this awesome community as well as saying 'happy birthday' and 'thank you'. (2018-08-19)
More Birthday Greetings!
Legendary Origin composer George Oldziey also popped in to share a kind birthday message. We also appreciate all the work he's done to help bring Wing Commander music back in a big way! A lot of people are familiar with his major crowdfunding campaigns over the last few years to bring WC to a live orchestra, but George has actually been very supportive of the CIC since the very beginning. (2018-08-19)
Ghosts of CICs Past
To celebrate twenty years at wcnews.com, we're taking a look back at some of the visual layouts used here at the CIC. Kris has carefully recreated each of them as best as possible in our webmirrors area. (2018-08-19)
New Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack Released!
The latest version of the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack is here! As previously mentioned, this update includes the TCS Midway, Comm Relay base, initial glow emit maps and more. Download it from the link at the CIC Forums. (2018-08-19)