The Murderer

Hello Readers,
As the veterans among you know, I build ships. Big 'uns!
Below are beauty shots of my latest, the Chaos Cruiser "The Murderer".

My style is more toward the Oldhammer "Space Fleet" game rather than Battle Fleet Gothic.

The Murderer sports 4 Torpedo tubes forward, a ram on the prow, and a respectable broadside.


Over time, the sorcery used to control and navigate the ship have corrupted the bridge into an Obscelutta Temple ...


She carries almost no anti-fighter protection and does not mount a Fighter Wing


However, without a fighter wing (and supporting facilities) she masses significantly less than typical ships of the cruiser class. Combined with over sized realspace engines, she has an impressive acceleration curve. This maximizes her ability to close with the enemy, ram and board.




The Murderer is almost completely carved insulation foam and weighs less than 10 pounds, and constructed using techniques shown in other previous builds on the blog. (Just evolved and improved, I hope :)

Comments and constructive criticism welcome.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for looking!

Comments

  1. Subtle …….By Slanish standards lol . Very nice work!

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    1. Yes, I think it needs a huge chaos banner to be more visible ;)

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  2. Looking at her specs she would be the smallest Ship of the line (guns) think you might need a few antiaircraft Frigates as escorts.

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    1. She's a fast rammer.
      Salvo the missiles and follow them in
      CHAOSSSSSSSS!!!!

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  3. Space ram is shades of spacefleet gothic....love it. I really like how the engines turned out with a simple design. Another great product that you've dropped out of the warp to surprise everyone.

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    1. Thanks daveb!
      I'm not really a Chaos enthusiast, so this was a nice departure from my usual.

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  4. So you have been busy! Great ship!

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  5. I'm truly fascinated by the way you approach these projects. Do you have a general idea and add details as you go? Or do you have detailed plans before starting?

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    1. I start out with some sketches to try and get the proportions to look right. To me this is the hardest thing to do since I am "bathtubbing" capital class starships down to a playable size of around 4' x 2.5'. I do very detailed drawings and plans. THEN, it starts to morph into a "make it up as I go along" endeavor. There have been several times I've had to scrap whole chunks because I thought they looked out of whack.

      Once I get the hull and major structure correct it becomes even more freeform with the details. I find detail pieces and sort of play around with where things should go.

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    2. Thanks! Really interesting to know!

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  6. Are you bringing this to MillenniumCon this year?

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    1. I hope so
      I need to get some "test" games in first

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  7. always fun to visit your site. man i love you ships and this one looks mean..\

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    1. Thanks,
      Way for Sci Fantasy than I've ever really gone, but I like the outcome.

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  8. Amazing.

    Where do you store this stuff? I'm imagining a Jim Lee Batcave like room full of bathtub space cruisers.

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    1. Kind of, actually:)
      Our house has a room intended as a "Home Theatre". We're not really "Home Theatre" people so it was christened my "Battle Room " by the kiddoes. It has an attached storage area that's pretty cavernous.

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  9. `Madness Will but a joy to behold :)

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