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Title: Thrust Challenge - Myrmidon Fighter (3D) - Landon L.
Software: Maya Keyshot
Submitted: 20th July 2016
Here is my entry for the Thrust Challenge - Best Fighter Ship Category
The Myrmidon RT-880 Fighter - Corset Variant
Some info as follows…
"Developed and flown by the Forth Divide, the Myrmidon is not only a staple of their robust military, but represents the flamboyant style and technical prowess of their nation. Wing mounted VT8 Trident Repeaters and dual nose mounted Harrow Ballistic Cannons allow the Myrmidon to stay in the fight with the most capable pilots/fighter tandems and hold its own.
Rounding out the arsenal, it can mount two C-Class torpedoes to deal lethal blows those just above it’s weight class. Additionally while its offense is best in class, its maneuverability is also rated high on the space fighter combat index, with few fighters coming in above it.
Yet, the Myrmidon does lack ease of use and also is expensive to own and maintain. It also suffers from a lack of armor hard-points and can be a bear when it comes to power requirements."
Inspiration from various starships and planes. Notably sci-fi movies, current day jets, along with computer games (Star Citizen, Mass Effect, Elite, etc.)
At this point I am still working on materials (Grrrr) and getting the color scheme down and I am still determining the best colors for the flag. Also working on landing gear. Thank goodness for the extra time on this contest. However I’m posting something tonight just so folks can see the progress. Not the best renders yet for presentation, but its coming along. Hopefully you like the design.
I will post on CGSociety for the moment. The other website is a bit finicky at this point.
Note: Added some additional renders with the wings up in folded mode. I do plan to have some of the mechanics showing with this. Still adding that detail in.