Friday, June 10, 2016

Deck Plans - Starship: 200 ton Armed Merchant

Finally finished the deck plans and section for the Sharptooth Class Merchant ship. I'd still like to put some polish on it, fix some line weight issues, jazz up the image overall, add more (and more creative) ship names. but this will have to do for now.

For a higher resolution PDF, click this link: (Traveller Starship Deck Plan Sharptooth Class). It was created to be printed out on 30"x42". Scale is 1" = 5'-0" so it can be used with 25mm miniatures. Enjoy!

UPDATE: click here for additional images: Sharptooth 200 ton Armed Merchant 

11 comments:

  1. Good, clean design. Great work.

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  2. Your link just leads to each user's Google Drive page. Is there a sharable link?

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  3. A+ ship design I was wondering if I could the manufacture costs etc of the ships.

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  4. If you don't mind my saying, those ramps look pretty steep. I've always had a problem with ramps in my own designs, because to have a ramp which actually seems usable, it takes up a *lot* of room. My own ships for Traveller have always drifted to the ground like a downy feather and sat directly on the ground (no landing gear as such) or else had cargo lifts.

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  5. One good way to handle the ramp issues is using jack-type landing pylons. extend them and land and then settle down to reduce your ramp angle. Or just use a longer ramp as that will cut the angle.

    I have a question: What's the TL for this build?

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    1. Thanks for your comments. The landing gear issue for this design is that there is a ventral turret, so the body needs to be a certain distance above the ground. I've never accepted the idea that the ramp here is too steep as there are several ways to make it work as shown (ramp surface includes fold out stair treads, ramp surface includes motorized tread surface beneficial for boarding and loading/unloading cargo, ramp includes moderate repulsor grav plating,ramp includes telescoping inner ramp, etc, etc.) I just don't feel the need to resolve every operational parameter for the sake of those who would rather point out supposed design flaws rather than engaging their imagination.

      The ship was designed per Book 2 construction rules, and the only TL restriction is for the computer, which could go as low as TL5 for a model 1 (as weird as that seems). Unless someone were to stat it per High Guard or other rules - gear heading is no longer a passion of mine) - I always assume my ships are Imperial average at TL12.

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  6. Is there a construction cost for this ship?

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  7. I usually don't stat out my ships anymore, but bare bones Book 2 costs would be around MCr53. Costs would undoubtedly go up once you start adding features from High Guard or other starship generation rules. I always figured it was generally comparable to the Empress Marava far trader which costs MCr66.

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    1. awesome thanks mate. just needed a rough ballpark as im just kicking off a campaign and this is the ship they have so need repayment figures!

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