I think Tal just likes 3D modelling
But, also, the design's been floating around in my mind and skewing itself depending on where I looked at it from, and I wanted it to be spatially realistic - i.e., unlike the Normandy II from Mass Effect which was notorious for being "bigger on the inside" when people tried to model it.
The design I threw up there is actually based around the design I had in mind for the cockpit - the rest of the ship morphed to fit that. I don't think I expected such a large bulb on the front.
The difference here is, Sofie isn't meant
to be a mining hauler, and she even says as much to Hraden:
Sofie wrote:"... Most glaringly, you've attached transfer beams to a militant subcommand vessel, and re-purposed the sleeping quarters as raw matter containment areas. ..."
Note: I'm not sure what a militant subcommand vessel is. It sounds nice though. And it clearly isn't
supposed to be a mining hauler.
So he's packing ore into what would've been his bed, I guess.
Kind of like the bunk bed here (blue thing):
Victor Tombs wrote:
Am I missing something here, Nathan? I know you are planning to publish a printed book of your novel and hopefully my audiobook at a latter stage, do you also intend to include illustrations or plates in the publication?
Are you perhaps thinking of merchandise similar to the Constellation model CIG produced for Star Citizen?
Maybe even a game!
Still planning on the audiobook and printed novel. Maybe illustrations.
I've also considered 3d printing models (because why not?). Not sure about the game, though... Maybe if Josh wants to lend a hand.
Or we can just mod LT to have stuff like this. It's pretty close to LT anyway.