Sathar Ship design Remixed

jedion357's picture
September 25, 2012 - 4:33pm
idle thought wandered through my head after I saw a new star ship design on Deviant art.

Lets suppose its 30 years ago and we're the TSR designers tasked with coming up with a look for sathar ships and perhaps by default sathar tech. and the images of the sathar ships that we all currently know have been rejected as being too geometrical like the UPF ships.

Gygax, himself has walked in and said, "No, No, the sathar are worms and squirmy and organic not hard edged geometric forms. Redo this to be more organic looking, more flowing, more... something not so like Star trek and everything else we've seen to date."

Can we come up with sathar ships that perhaps invoke organic, flowing non geometric designs that maybe even invoke the basic design of the sathar ships that just got rejected.

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Note: what is good in the rejected designs is the clear design philosophy within the fleet
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w00t (not verified)
September 25, 2012 - 8:48pm
I still maintain the insides of sathar ships are filled with tunnles where workers and techs move through the ship.

Sathar Tubes. Foot in mouth

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w00t (not verified)
September 25, 2012 - 8:54pm
UPF Designs (mostly human)
Used for reference;

 Perhaps sathar ships should look intimidating, almost evil like this;

Organic but does not feel sathar.

Lots of great art, but nothing feels sathar;

jedion357's picture
July 25, 2013 - 5:33am
Naturally being a collector of minis I have a nice collection of sahtar ship.

couple sathar hvy cruisers are the center piece of my collection. same model is used for a sathar carrier just because their is no sahtar carrier model. I was idly musing on miniatures this morning and got an idea: I believe I have yet one more hvy cruiser miniature unassembled somewhere around here so why not break out the sculpting compound and kit bash a sathar carrier?

Keep the basic body but change the engine nacelle arrangement to be like the wings of an X wing intead of the lowercase t. This would make room for BSG style fighter bays but not to the sides- but instead top and bottom of the model.

the bay design would look like the body of the sathar cutter or UPF minelayer

Edit: oh year the nacelles would be mounting on the main body and the tail section fo the ship would be lost.
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Rum Rogue
July 25, 2013 - 3:51pm
I've been thinking of getting a 3d printer and try to make my own ship miniatures. But my graphics and drawing techniques are severly lacking.
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