The Kalashnikov Project is my new brain-child. I will be building the Eastern Block's Newest Spaceship, the EBKD Kalashnikov, flagship of Junior Marshalate. As an aid to myself and to others, I will be recording each step along the way, from drawing to finished copy.
My hope is that for anyone who doesn't think they could pull off a large spaceship, they can learn from me. Trying to build a ship from scratch and looking at the masters for inspiration can be kinda daunting. This is will be an indepth look at the inside of how i am making this ship. I'll try to make it as complete as possible.
For myself, I hope the masters can look at what ive done and give me advice as to how to better plan a large ship. Of course, their input will be on the open forum of Lugnet, so it will also serve as helpful for people trying to build their first Spaceship.
The name "Kalashnikov" comes from the famous (or should I say infamous) automatic rifle, the AK-47. The AK-47 is so well known because it was much cheaper than the American M-16, and much more abundant. Chances are, if you see guerillas (not gorillas), they'll be holding Kalashnikov rifles. I chose the name because it seemed a great name for an attack frigate, and because the Eastern Block has a Soviet-esque flavor to it.