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Rapier-Class Corvette - Definitive Edition by ChroniclesofMan Rapier-Class Corvette - Definitive Edition by ChroniclesofMan
An updated and slightly re-colored Rapier. Meant to "pop" more with a few coloring flourishes. Hope you enjoy.
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:iconravenfather666:
ravenfather666 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was half as good as you are.
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VTX001 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
SR2+USS STARGAZER=Rapier-Class Corvette? 
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok?
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:iconmoonlitcrescent:
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Better than ever XD
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ProjectVeritasLOOKUP Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Cool.
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sirgrimtaz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Like the new color scheme. The stripes are a perfect way to send it over the top. Just for comparison sake, try it out with the blue stripes like you did on a preview of the Renown & Constellation. My opinion is the grey & yellow but try a mating of blue & grey. Hey you never know.
Keep up the great work!
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:iconwoodgnome01:
Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Excellent work with the colour scheme
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:iconbenmmiller:
BenMMiller Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful design. Your attention to detail is impeccable. 
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconusoutlaw:
usoutlaw Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
so how is a Rapier class different from a Dagger class
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dagger is a cutter. Lighter weight, she doesn't carry the same missile capacity, half the gun armament. Rapier has all of those things but more. She also carries two small support craft in a belly hangar, has a longer range, and a better FTL drive.
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usoutlaw Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
ah ok cool
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dukusith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
¡Wow! It looks like a spaceship and at the same time as a long rifle and the Tracer's Guns
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:iconpsiandco:
psiandco Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Writer
Go crazy and list all the tech systems in a ship like this:
KEY (ship role) - special armament, special sensors, special capabilities.
Major (subsystems) - Non-standard systems, but not larger than Key.
Intrinsic (odds and ends) - stuff every ship has at the minimum.
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its me mate. Already done:

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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
When Josh creates a ship, he goes into the kind of detail I go into. You want to know exactly what type of A grade titanium locknut holds the top of the reactor cooling assembly's main maintenance access point on, you will. Because we'll tell you.

Not really THAT detailed but just an example for you.
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Savis-Erren Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo in that case what type of A grade titanium locknut holds the top of the reactor cooling assembly's main maintenance access point on? I'm now officially curious! xD
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Its four 1/4th inch diameter Grade A Titanium alloy locknuts threaded with right hand twist that are tightened down using a standard issue wrench.

After all the main maintenance access point for the reactor cooling assembly opens into the maintenance area for the cooling tanks, qnd we cant have people falling in there.
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Actually the access-hatch nuts would be mostly be a low-alloy steel torqued to at least 100 ft-lbs.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Which would shear at the first sign of any major stress which also might cause a rupture in the coolent tanks thereby sending that throughout the engineering compartment and killing everyone inside.
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not really. Low-alloy-steel has high strength properties. Titanium is lighter and stronger, sure, but not so much better as to warrant use all over the place. Cost is still a concern, and titanium is rarer and harder to work with than steel. Most non-armor components would still be steel or high-strength plastics.

You'd just make sure you had enough bolts at the right intervals.
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Savis-Erren Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a very good point, falling into the coolant tanks would NOT be a pleasant experience by any means Radioactive Acid emoticon Also thanks for indulging my curiosity! =D Now that just leaves the question of whether the standard issue wrench would have magnetic coupling and powered torque? or is it manual torque? xD
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
The standard wrench can be either depending on the situation. In combat the use of powered torque is prefered, for obvious reasons (i.e. the ship is about to explode and we have to save it). Also you're welcome, I'm sure Josh doesn't mind.
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Savis-Erren Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Another very good point, ships exploding tend to motivate one to use the faster and more efficient power tools in their attempts to prevent ships exploding, =) though I bet the reason why they also have non powered torque wrenches is so they don't strip the locknuts by accident during routine maintenance.
 Also, lol, I hope he doesn't mind I'd feel bad if he did and I was somehow perpetuating a state of irritation for him. :P
Once again, thanks for answering my rather mundane question, my curiosity is again sated! =) (well at least for now anyways. xD)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It turned out wonderful and the coloring did play a large part in achieving that. Not mentioning the details you already had made for this ship
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