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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #495 on: July 21, 2014, 08:12 PM »
Some interesting thoughts on the new ship...

-It's shorter than the OT ship.  Snubbier in the nose.  Or so it seems anyway, but it definitely looks a little stumpier with a possibly elongated nosecone.  I don't know what level of effort they're putting into this but in the EU the nosecone housed a lot of the sensors for the OT ship so a larger one is kind of neat to see from a techno babble POV.

-The Landing gear on the wing has as little place to go as on the OT ship, haha.

-The ladder has a door for it to swing into the hull somehow it appears (the ladders on the old one have always been a mystery).  There are also hand holds on the hull now, replacing the need for a "full" ladder up to the cockpit.

-The cockpit itself looked incredibly identical...  That's pretty neat.

-No Astromech can be seen, but the shot doesn't pan backwards enough to see if a port exists even.

-The rear of the hull slopes backward...  Sleeker looking for sure, and pretty different from the bulky hexagonal shape of the original ship's rear hull.

-The wing mechanism still looks confusing but the guns at the wing tips show that the top gun fits inside the lower gun's wing mount somehow.  There's a curve there...  It'd limit the thickness of the wings presumably.  Interesting.  It looks more now like it splits at the engine too, but it's still hard to see.

-I love it. :)  I really do...  I'd buy a scale version of that in a heartbeat.  Not to mention that, and I pray this occurs, but that Pilot's suit over the boots is so much cooler looking and I hope that sticks.  Reminds me of pilots in flight suits in our modern military...  I hope that remains, and we get a nice, awesome, cool figure of a pilot.

But yeah, I love it...  I love the updates.  I love the McQuarrie-ish stylings.  I love it all.  Taking what's old and making it what's actually new and improved.  Pretty shrewd and smart of Abrams IMO.

Oh yeah, and the cargo hold under (and behind?) the cockpit seating area is still there ala the OT.  Very cool.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #496 on: July 21, 2014, 08:49 PM »
.... I think my favorite part was the Mouse Droid :-X

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #497 on: July 21, 2014, 10:20 PM »
The landing gear/struts is so f'n yesteryear.

I was so excited in the build-up to TPM, but with these reveals, as much as I'm trying to lower my expectations, I can't help but get that same giddy feeling I had as a kid seeing commercials/previews announcing ESB was "coming soon to theater near you".

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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #498 on: July 21, 2014, 10:41 PM »
I know man, I was just saying that to someone tonight...  These have to be at least as good as 1-3 at this point...  I can't see them being worse somehow.  I'm trying to aim low but it's hard because the stuff they do reveal, it's pretty damn neat.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #499 on: July 22, 2014, 09:30 AM »

-The wing mechanism still looks confusing but the guns at the wing tips show that the top gun fits inside the lower gun's wing mount somehow.  There's a curve there...  It'd limit the thickness of the wings presumably.  Interesting.  It looks more now like it splits at the engine too, but it's still hard to see.

I don't see how the wings split. There is no line on the actual wing. The back landing gear would have room to go inside the wings if they didn't split.
I don't think the ship takes an astromech. They would have shown a happy R2 unit up there if it did just to take us all freak out.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #500 on: July 22, 2014, 10:27 AM »

-The wing mechanism still looks confusing but the guns at the wing tips show that the top gun fits inside the lower gun's wing mount somehow.  There's a curve there...  It'd limit the thickness of the wings presumably.  Interesting.  It looks more now like it splits at the engine too, but it's still hard to see.

I don't see how the wings split. There is no line on the actual wing. The back landing gear would have room to go inside the wings if they didn't split.
I don't think the ship takes an astromech. They would have shown a happy R2 unit up there if it did just to take us all freak out.

They split like this:
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Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Reply #501 on: July 22, 2014, 04:04 PM »
Yeah the curve on the blasters was what tipped me that the wings definitely separate but that's a good graphic Jayson...  Really shows how the wings probably do fold into one another ultimately.  Cuts down on the bulk of the old ship's wing style.

Still wondering where those landing gear are supposed to go, lol.  Then again they didn't make a lot of sense in the old design either.
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