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).
Original Rapier Ready for Duty
If you've been closely following DefianceIndustries' fleet of WC1-era ships and thought something was missing, you're right! The Confed lineup now has its star medium fighter, the Rapier. Klavs' Rapier has some serious competition now! (2018-11-18)
Roberts Space Industries Passes Go, Collects $200 Million
Chris Roberts announced today that proceeds towards Star Citizen and Squadron 42 have now surpassed $200 million. This incredible milestone comes a bit over six years since the project launched and comes from 2.1 million different gamers in 171 countries. (2018-11-17)
Watch the French Resistance Achieve Victory Against the Kilrathi
DocteurJ is back with another extensive stream and commentary on the Wing Commander series. In this episode, he's flying the final mission of Wing Commander 3 to cap off his summertime playthrough of the game. As you're already aware if you skipped ahead and pressed play, DocteurJ is helping make sure Wing Commander fandom lives on in the French gaming community. (2018-11-16)
Japanese Advertisements Highlight Intriguing Ports
Here's a couple of really cool Japanese advertisements that LOAF recently came across. As is common in the country, they're chock full of text and liberal with the exclamation marks. The first is a small embedded ad for the Mega CD port of Wing Commander 1, which was the only version that got full speech as it was transferred to the disc-based format. (2018-11-15)
Art Portfolio One Step Closer to Production
Mike Winterbauer reports that he's finished putting together the dedication page in his Wing Commander Art Portfolio with all of the project backers who pledged at the appropriate $25+ Book threshold. For a limited time between now and when the material soon goes to print, he's put out a call for anyone who missed the end of the campaign and wanted to upgrade to be included. If so, send Mike a message. (2018-11-14)