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WIP: Thylacene Star Destroyer by the-least WIP: Thylacene Star Destroyer by the-least
::UPDATE:: Some changes in the geometry, lots of added detail, starship lights have been fixed and more have been added, self-illumination added as well. I've changed the scene lighting to make the self-illumination more effective.

::This is a work in progress, I plan on making further changes to this model but I'd like to hear your input first::

The Thylacene class Star Destroyer is not as long as the standard Imperial Star Destroyer, but slightly broader and bulkier. It's main feature is a gaping maw in its bow which holds countless hanger bays for TIEs of all classes, plus room enough for multiple corvette class starships. Less heavily armed than the typical ISD, the TSD focuses primarily on anti-fighter weaponry and requires support agaisnt captial ships.

This is my own design, modelled and rendered in Cinema 4D. I made the nebula in Photoshop. I realise that I need to add more lights and fix the existing ones, but I'd like to hear what else you think needs improvement.
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Also sort of reminds me of the Gladiator-class Star Destroyer.
tophxomi Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome! I wanna know if you would be okay with me using this image in a star wars rp, please! i will give you full credit for the image if you agree.
LordOmegaZ May 19, 2012   Digital Artist
so its more of a supercarrier star destroyer?
LordOmegaZ May 19, 2012   Digital Artist
reminds me of this!
thegreatchimp Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice variant on a classic design.

Speaking of starfighter carriers -I never did understand why all the factions in the Star Wars Universe don't just use carriers and starfighters. From what I've read and seen, it seems like 30 or so pilots in B-wings could total a multi-million ton Star destroyer with a crew of 30,000. Maybe somebody can enlighten me on that...
Morcalivan7 Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everyone knows, to leave your balls exposed is asking for a cheap shot.
The ship is really amazing. Although I have noticed that she has no weaponry of any sort on her hull. She is, as you have said, a capital class carrier and her primary weapons are the starfighters she can carry. Still, for close in work, shouldn't she at least carry two banks of turbolasers, with smaller laser clusters for antifighter work? And perhaps you could add some larger attenaes so she could talk to her fighters?

An awesome design man!
This seems very similar to the Star Destroyers being used for "Star Wars: The Old Republic" (new MMO coming out).
I like the design, though I've personally never been fond of the star destroyer, this one is great. As far as what i would advise, you could use a little more color bleed in to make it feel less copy and paste, and i'd like to see some heavy cannons scattered so that it can defend itself from capital classes long enough for aid to arrive.

All in all it's one of the best ships i've seen.
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