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Sulaco - 11/22/2006

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by NavyDawg, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. NavyDawg

    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    This is the Sulaco Spaceship from Aliens. This is quite a departure from my other units, so let me know what you think. I know spaceships are not very popular, but I'm using this in my current project and figured I'd post it anyways.





    Download the unit here.

    Here's some info from wikipedia:

    Used by the United States Colonial Marines, the Sulaco is a Conestoga-class starship, originally designed as troop and logistics transports. By 2179, these ships had been converted into a rapid-response military transport, with orbital bombardment and fleet support capabilities.

    The Sulaco masses 78,000 metric tons and measures 385 meters (1,263 feet, almost a quarter-mile) in length. In her role as a troop carrier, Sulaco carries two dropships and has sufficient life support capabilities for 90 crew and passengers. In an emergency, as many as 2,000 troops can be placed in hibernation in the main cargo hangars.

    She is powered by a 3.6 terawatt fusion reactor using high density lithium hydride for fuel. Sublight propulsion is provided by four GF-2400 rocket motors using industrial carbon-diamond as reaction mass. FTL propulsion is provided by a hyperdrive tachyon shunt, with a maximum speed of 0.74 light years per sidereal day. The Sulaco's hull panels are constructed from radar absorbing material, which reduces the ship's radar cross section to low levels.

    Update 3/28/2007:

    Check out my new version of this unit here.
     
  2. Partizanac

    Partizanac Serbian Ambassador in CFC

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  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Fantastic work! :goodjob:
     
  4. Centaur

    Centaur Chieftain

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    :wow:

    by far the best spaceship i've seen (why does it turn to the side on its 2nd attack?):goodjob:

    BTW,I hate to ask, but would you be interested in doing some native alaskan units for me?(aleut, tlinqit{sp} inuit, eskimo, ect.)
     
  5. Iron Beagle

    Iron Beagle Designated Marksman

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    Love it! "I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. Only way to be sure."
     
  6. PredatorFett

    PredatorFett steam user

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    You are my hero. This has inspired me to create an AVP mod.

    Game over, man! GAME OVER!!
     
  7. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    This is awesome! :thumbsup:

    Too bad it's a spaceship and not a modern fighter plane. :mischief:
     
  8. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Hmmm..... I may use this as an Archadean Air-Dreadnaught in the FF mod... It would save me some work and it does look pretty close to the genuine article......
     
  9. beboy

    beboy Ut tensio sic vis

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    Wow! that's great!! This explosion is astonishing!! :goodjob:
     
  10. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel -- Turns to Completion

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    Nice one. :) I'll use it in Freespace. Is this your first mechanical unit?
     
  11. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    That looks like a big military rifle :) Which isn't bad I think.

    I like the missile and beam attacks. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Chieftain

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    The 2 large nacells on either side that you have blue lights on...Those are actually particle beam cannons used to disable enemy warships.
     
  13. NavyDawg

    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    I'm glad some other folks might use this in a mod.

    Weasel, yes this is my first non-human. I found a nice model, and that really helped.

    Aaglo, the ship was actually designed to resemble the pulse rifles carried by the Marines in the movie.

    Wyrm, I didn't know that. Guess I could have made another attack...
     
  14. Keroro

    Keroro Dororo: Ninja Frog

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    Wow. Immensely impressive. I like that you're recreating so many units from Alien and Aliens, a scenario is now becoming a possibility. :D
     
  15. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    I thought that Ion-cannons are used to disable enemy ships (like in TIE-fighter and master of orion II).
    And aren't particle beams supposed to be somekind of super-accelerated projectiles?
    :crazyeye: :p
     
  16. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Chieftain

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    It's what the Colonial Marine Sourcebook calls them. I don't have it with me at the moment because it's at my brother's house... but if memory serves me, yes. Ion cannons are from Star Wars. How do you know that negative Ions are not the particles being shot from the guns? hmmm???
     
  17. taube87

    taube87 duck and cover!

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    a very good units, the cannon attack looks perfect!
     
  18. Bjornlo

    Bjornlo Chieftain

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    I like. Always have had a softspot for spaceships. Glad to see someone else making them.

    But, why does it turn sideways to fire the belly guns? And why do those hit the ground rather than forward? Is that a bombing animation? In which case I am still confused by the rotation.

    Great unit.
     
  19. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Great ship, just like in my favorite movie. Thanks!
     
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    Cimbri Chieftain

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