RSI Constellation Aquila from Star Citizen (RobertsSpaceIndustries. Inc.)
About this creation
When you think handsome bounty hunter making his own way in a galaxy of enemies, you think the Constellation. The Constellation, a multi-person freighter, is the most popular ship in RSI’s current production array. The Constellation Aquila is the exploration variant of the Constellation Series. It features a redesigned round cockpit for maximum visibility and advanced sensors.
For this, I was hoping that the Star Citizen community might help, however lurking on reddit actually helped more :D
I kinda feel bad for posting one amazing render instead of my MOC as a thumbnail, but considering I only have a fraction of it....
So progress update:
well redid the cockpit design a bit. Sadly Stud.io is not helping with the flexible parts… So I revised the scale and structure however the newer one is a bit of a problem to integrate; it will take some tweaking to put the entire ship through it. The point is to get a structure as strong as possible that can still balance on the lower engines (which advance when landing). Still have not a clue on how to do that…. I do realize that the tail will need to be weighted just to balance.
Here is the ship (or at least the front half of it). with prototype turrets. still a WIP. And here are alternate weapons (credits to a guy who did an amazing hornet.)
SO here is one snag I have: the opening thingys (if it ever find the name for those i will edit this lol) that hide/protect the top turret. those are not at all functioning. I need to find a solution to this before even starting on the hull.
In yellow there is the sleeping/escape pods. I “stole” the design on pinterest… no idea who did them… still, kudos! the front fins advance and fans open up. took a while to get a strong part.
And finally a working prototype for the upper engines. Will need proper reinforcements/fixtures. but so far works. Height and position to be debated with lower engines platform (the big "mobile problem”). Once the structure is finish, the rest will be cosmetic (yay)
Once again, the file is here. Please fell free to comment or just point out issues or tips.
Coming along great! Great job, can't wait to see it finished. I honestly have no idea how you make such sturdy frames. It's truly amazing. I'll be waiting to make a render of your model like the title picture. Keep it up, thanks for sharing!