Building to scale

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  1. Sorontar

    Sorontar Retired Captain

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    Some of us like replicating well known spacecraft from fiction. Thanks to a tweet from Notch, I found a webpage which puts their scales into perspective - Jeff Russell's STARSHIP DIMENSIONS

    While we may not fit a 1:1 scale Death Star or ID4 Mother ship on our worlds, this may help anyone who wishes to scale one down a little/lot.

    Sorontar

    ps. It also includes Star Trek and Eve ships. A to-scale Babylon 5 would be ... challenging.

    pps. Couldn't find a God Phoenix from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman though. :(

    ppps. They do include some ground vehicles and creatures, e.g those in Starship Troopers
     
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    Very cool, would have been useful last weekend !

    Could even be an idea for a short community timelapse build. The Enterprise took about 12 hours work for 1 person including digging resources.

    Half a dozen players would do it in 2 hours.
     
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    The big eve ships are bigger than I thought. Very cool.

    Loved seeing the tardis next to serenity. Nerd-gasm.
     
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    I like the Starship Trooper bugs from the Klendathu Hive compared to the bug from the Volkswagen Hive.

    Sorontar
     
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    ooo ...must resist building a Zentraedi battleship in the sky.
     
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    Serenity, oh how I love the firefly mk 3 Class

    and Halo diodn't seem that big when I was destroying it and killign the flood...
     
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    The Babylon 5 station would be very difficult, as gravity is rotated outwards, not like other shows, where they all use artificial gravity.

    Tho, a Whitestar would look cool :)
     
  8. Sorontar

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    Exactly. The whole cylindrical nature applies to the floors as well.

    Or a shadow craft made out of obsidian.... annoying if you got any part wrong.

    Pity we can't custom skin the armour like we do the bodies. Imagine using Vorlon armour over a Vorlon.... Until the armour is removed, you may never know what is within.

    Sorontar
     
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    I had looked at that site a few years ago. Unfortunately I was unable to compare my previous experiences with the current version as the site went down. ;(

    Notch /.ed it
     

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