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Star Wars Kuat Drive Nebulon-D Escort Frigate
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Published: September 23, 2018
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This looks like what the Nebulon B should have been, however under the empire, the military contracts demanded mass over quality. I can see the hull's been reinforced. Perhaps the New Republic fielded this ship to replace its aging Nebulon B, and at the same time, field a much more capable patrol frigate against Imperial incursions. It looks like there's dual turbolasers along the spine, and streamlined energy conduits feeding through the spine to the engine block's reactors. Perhaps a design feature KDY never capitalized much upon. And it looks like KDY went all-out trying to upgrade the Nebulon B design in order to earn back contracts after building star destroyers for the empire, they decided to get the contracts they lost to the Sullust Shipyards and the Mon Calamari. Either way, it was good business for KDY to support the New Republic when the Empire began to loose.
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Spike-WashingtonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice and smooth. This vessel looks a lot cleaner than its Nebulon B counterpart.
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
The main idea was to make a more cohesive and stronger build, so that at least it wouldn't be so easy to snap .
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Spike-WashingtonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, that long span looked like it could snap like a pencil.
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Its awesome. 
Love it!  
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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You are welcome.

Funny fact, I do not know who to root for anymore.... 
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
The Empire, they're the coolest :D
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I kinda liked the CIS, from the movies though, not the cartoons...
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Yeah I loved Episode 1 battle droids because they actually felt like war machines... until they started to get sliced up by lightsabers that is :D
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I liked their ideal most of all, plus their ship designs.

And the B-1 is just fodder so.... 
Better than clones! 
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She looks more armored and more ready to fight than Nebulon B.
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Yep that was the plan - to make a ship that would actually be meaningful in battle :)
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It’s a success then :)
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MichaelJohnMorrisProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MichaelJohnMorrisProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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Just have to say I love this design! It definitely looks like an Imperial design, which isn't a bad thing at all, and definitely looks like it's meant to dish out some pain, take a beating while it does it and still comes out of the engagement strong as ever. The shape being more compact is great because it shows how much more advanced the design is! Great job, keep up the good work!
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Thanks a lot :) It was a really fun project because even though most of the time structural integrity doesn't matter a lot in Star Wars, it is weird seeing all the unshielded vehicles. If I have enough free time in near future I'll try to render some battle scenes with these redesigned vessels.
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Thanks a lot :)
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Thanks!
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