April 4th 2013
It’s time once again to highlight some of the amazing starships the fans in the Modding Forum are constructing! This time we’re looking at the unsung heroes of the future Star Citizen world: transports! It takes a special breed to want to command a freighter… but if you can find a good cargo route and fend off pirates, you can become a rich man! Remember, Star Citizen will allow modders to add their own ships for private servers, so it’s entirely possible you’ll fly some of these designs someday!
First up is the Galaxy Star Freighter from Mr-Magic. The Galaxy is a heavy lifting transport designed to support merchants in Star Citizen. He envisions it being armed with a pair of “Remmy High Velocity Flak turrets” which fill large areas of space with ballistic ammo. Useful and deadly!
Next we have a ship without a name, a Long Range Mercantile vessel from Avetavoukjian! Look at the incredible amount of detail he’s putting into the ship’s superstructure… that should allow for proper damage modeling someday, and of course an especially realistic interior.
Finally, Jayharchitect is creating a luxury transport for VIPs… and it’s one beautiful hull! He explains: “The large canopy up front would house the passengers with an awesome view of stars, the pilot would be up high. When pirates attack or it is entering atmosphere the front blast shields would close, protecting the VIPs from battle!”
Report for duty tomorrow at 11 AM CST (-6 GMT) for the next episode of Wingman’s Hangar! Wingman and the rest of the team are back from GDC and eager to share what they’ve learned. You’ll meet graphics programmer Brendan Jackson and find out what happened this week in Star Citizen’s development. Don’t miss it!