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BSK-XA5 Basilisk by AceDarkfire BSK-XA5 Basilisk by AceDarkfire
Eh, it's pretty much finished. I'm really just tired of spinning the thing around adding detail at the moment, so you can basically take "It's pretty much finished" with a grain of salt.
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
That is SO cool. Love it! :D
Desert-Chimera Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The question I have is: Would the missile deployment systems really have polygonal tubes?
AceDarkfire Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe you mean "hexagonal" as its already polygonal.

It depends on the fin arrangement of the missiles, some have expensive post-tube deployment, other follow a rail with their fins, others drop from an external rack, with the fins already deployed (same with following a rail). As lon as the missile can launch into an intended course, you can have any shape tube you want.

And doing round ones actually looked aweful.
Desert-Chimera Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I was too lazy to count. So, I put polygonal.

Yeah, there is a sort of aesthetic uniformity that hexagonal slots offer. Circles would look weird here.
eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Most of the times the rockets are packaged all-inclusive into a launcher system (most of the time simply 6 or 8 sided inserts)

So when reloading you don't reload the missile as is, but you remove the launch package alltogether

That is mostly because missiles don't launch themselves, but are tossed outwards and then launched, the "catapult" slot can therefore have any shape or form you want, the actual missile tube however, will allways be round ,p) Then again, you never actually see that until after a missile is launched

see here [link]

The launcher could have any shape or form, the only important thing is that the catapult charge is put behind the missile and blasts it OUT of the tube BEFORE launching, the missile itself is allways round, but the launcher not ;)

(ok sorry, i was bored and thought it be interesting ,p)
Desert-Chimera Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed. I wonder if this information will ever come in handy? You never know.
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