Sabre Adds Extra Muscle To Concordia HangarHoward Day has added a new ship to his Concordia Hangar! The heavy attack Sabre now stands alongside the gargantuan Broadsword and tiny Ferret. Everything has been built to scale, so these shots do a good job of showing off that the Sabre is actually a pretty giant beast as well. It's a marvel of Confed engineering that it's so quick and nimble in space. The new ship is still untextured so far, but its model is very accurate since it's based on the source files used by Origin. These images also reveal that the actual hangar is coming along well too. Deck plating has been installed and some of the emergency lighting is in place, which conveys a nice WC2 vibe. Howard has some big ideas about new ships and a more fully featured carrier interior, so we're anxious to see what comes in!
The WC2 F-57 Sabre! Yeeehaaaw! I used the original .3DS files to make this new version. It's very, very close to the original, with just some streamlining around the guns, wing roots, and engines. These are actually old shots - I've moved on to modeling the cockpit and landing gear. Next up comes unwrapping and texturing, which should go quick since I've got it down to a science. I also started re-modeling the Crossbow, and that's got to be the most interesting collection of shapes I've ever seen. I'm trying to turn it into something cohesive without straying far from the original mesh. Definitely a challenge!
I'm just making what's been rattling around in my head since my dad came home with WC2 in 1992. All I hope is that the guys who originally made this stuff get a big goofy grin on their faces when they see my version.
I am not planning on ever letting you fly these things. There will be things moving around the hangar, but this whole exercise is an example of observation, not action. I plan on adding little touches of true fandom all over the place. Little things for people to discover. :D
Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
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