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YT-1300 Minagi Deckplan revised

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One of Kiyone Makibi's personal ships from an old Star Wars table top RPG campaign (her other ship is an HT-2200 medium freighter she named Yagami).

The Minagi was refitted as a courier for the party's shipping company after is was purchased, largely because the resultant layout allowed us to use it as a sort of mobile base for our rebel cell when we were trying to be discrete, or leave it for a company pilot to actually use as a courier ship when we were being more overt (and thus using one of our more widely known ships).

Of particular note are the medical bay with embedded bacta tank (a feature required on all ships directly owned by the party's shipping company as part of the company's medical plan - and an excuse to have one available whenever a mission went sour), and a vehicle bay with wall mounted speederbike racks and a vehicle ramp large enough for an average sized speeder (handy for squad missions taking place far enough from the LZ for the Minagi to remain either undetected or unsuspected).

In the original campaign, which took place during the period running from slightly before A New Hope to a short while after Return of the Jedi, The Minagi's weapon load-out included a top mounted dual turbolaser cannon turret, a bottom mounted ion cannon turret, an aft mounted conner web launcher, a missile launcher under the cockpit, and a pop-down antipersonnel blaster mounted near the barding ramp. All of which ostensibly legal as anti-piracy deterrents. Throughout the entire campaign, the Minagi was never once identified as a rebel vessel.

The Minagi ended up being used again in the legacy campaign as the personal ship owned by the grandchildren of Quinn Zev and Kiyone Makibi (who presumably married Quinn at some point during the intervening period), Quinn junior. and Ryoko. By this point, the judge ruled that the shipping company formed by the party during the original campaign had lost its spotless record, and that the Minagi was on its last legs as a mere shadow of her former pristine glory. Now a hanger queen with a notorious reputation, the new party struggles to keep the Minagi in passable working order as they attempt to scrounge up jobs so they can pay for much needed repairs of a more permanent nature.

The Minagi serves the new campaign as both a focal point, mobile base of opperations, and point of contention for the characters. Both Quinn junior and Ryoko want to keep the ship their grandmother and father told so many stories about, believing it to be an important part of their heritage and wanting to restore it to like-new condition. And while some of the other party members remain indifferent, the rest want to scrap the damn hanger queen and get a ship that isn't falling apart half the time...
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BaronNeutron's avatar
my fav design!  check out my gallery for several more pics of a ship of this same model
ArmyForTomorrow's avatar
Looks great and I love the layout. Where did you get the hull and parts from because I was thinking of doing my own 
Metzgermeister77's avatar
This looks fantastic for a custom mod — it could have been straight out of one of the books. I did an altered Lambda shuttle for my own players that didn't turn out nearly so well.
TheMightyGorga's avatar
What program did you use for this? I have an RPG book I've finished and looking to self publish on Amazon, and I need to do some building maps and one ship deck plan.
Reiko-Foxx's avatar
Paint.net

A bit of advice: Once you've got one deckplan or blueprint done, save it as a PNG file to keep it clean. You'll find it much easier to grab useful bits that get used or and over again such as toilets, chairs, shower stalls and the like. Or even entire rooms that are identical to one another...
TheMightyGorga's avatar
Very helpful, thanks. In case I ever get some extra money, do you take commissions? I could show you some of the stuff I'm trying to get done.
Reiko-Foxx's avatar
I'll think about it.

Right now I don't really have a way of accepting payments set up yet.
danvighar's avatar
And it's Booster Terrik red!
Reiko-Foxx's avatar
I'm not sure I get the reference. Was that the name assigned to the outer hull design when it showed up in West End Games?
danvighar's avatar
Naw... Booster Terrik (might be misspelling the last name) is a rogue, scoundrel, and ne'er-do-well (which is to say, he's a Correllian) in the Expanded Universe, father-in-law to Corran Horn, a member of Rogue Squadron, and sort of an acting uncle to Wedge Antilles.

Booster managed to bargain his way into getting a Star Destroyer Mk II, which he re-named the Errant Venture, shortly after it defected to the New Republic.  He wanted to re-paint it a bold red - I picture it about the same shade as the brighter sections of the inset in this pic.  But to his eternal dismay, the only color available in those quantities was Star Destroyer White.  (Booster declared this as "proof" that Palpatine had been out to annoy him personally all along)
Reiko-Foxx's avatar
Didn't occur to him to buy in bulk and store the paint until he accumulated enough of it for the job, did it?
danvighar's avatar
Well, when the usual affordable quantities are somewhere around the size of that freighter or maybe a cruiser, vs the sheer size of an ImpStar... at least it wasn't something Executor-class but I think he could have died of old age first if he tried that :P  He did eventually get his paint job.
Metzgermeister77's avatar
By finagling the New Republic into paying for it in exchange for using his ship in a false flag operation against the Empire, no less. I love Booster.
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