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Kuat Drive Yards Nebulon-D Escort Frigate

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A late entry into the Galactic Republic Navy, fielded mere weeks prior to the climatic Battle of Endor, the Nebulon-D escort frigate is an improvement over earlier vessels in KDY's Nebulon line, boasting additional armor, hull reinforcement to protect previously-exposed elements of the vessel's superstructure, and adding the latest long-range turbolaser batteries to bolster its anti-capital ship arsenal. Additionally, it possesses three umbilical ports in its center structure to permit rapid resupply/disembarking during extended combat operations. As part of the Father and Son of the Suns infinities setting.

Artwork by Adam Kopala adamkop.deviantart.com

Craft: Kuat Drive Yards Nebulon-D Escort Frigate
Type: Escort frigate
Scale: Capital
Length: 300 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Nebulon-D
Crew: 804, gunners: 54; skeleton: 282/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 3D+1, capital ship gunnery
4D+2, capital ship piloting 4D+1, capital ship shields 4D,
sensors 3D+2
Passengers: 80 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 5,500 metric tons
Consumables: 4 months
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x12
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 5
Hull: 4D
Shields: 2D+2
Sensors:
Passive: 40/0D
Scan: 75/1D
Search: 150/3D
Focus: 4/4D+2
Weapons:
4 Long-Range Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 2 front, 2 rear
Crew: 4 (2)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 4-20/60/90
Atmosphere Range: 8-40/120/180 km
Damage: 7D
6 Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 3 left, 3 right
Crew: 2 (3)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 4D
12 Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: 6 front, 2 left, 2 right, 2 rear
Crew: 1 (6), 2 (4)
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 2-6/24/50 km
Damage: 4D
2 Tractor Beam Projectors
Fire Arc: 2 front
Crew: 12
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-5/15/30
Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 km
Damage: 4D

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Looks like a much tougher hull than the 'B! Not the kind of frigate you'd want to mess with...

I could never see the [i]original[/i] Nebulon-B as something that was KDY-produced; to me the style just didn't fit in. This one however, looks to be a much better fit - and of course sufficiently armored for its intended role. The reinforced "neck" is a vast improvement. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> Are those reinforced docking collars I see, too?

I [i]would[/i] suggest a couple things: Firstly a few visible windows here and there would help to "sell" the scale of the ship - otherwise, without the fighters present its bulkiness makes it appear smaller than it really is... Second, the outlines of the hull plating would be better if they weren't so heavy (again, for scaling).

Great update on the old frigate design!
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Owenparris2015Student Traditional Artist
I’m designing my own Nebulon-D frigate for a comic. I have a page for it on SW fanon and was wondering if I could use your design or if you could give me some pointers on designing a Nebulon frigate? Either way is fine with me.
Shoguneagle's avatar
Of course. All I request is that should you use it to properly reference to Adam Kopala (adamkop.deviantart.com).
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Owenparris2015Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks!
chibiMappy's avatar
Could I use this in a story?
Carrier2's avatar
Does she carry any fighters?
Shoguneagle's avatar
The Nebulon-D doesn't have a fighter compliment, but that doesn't rule out modifying one or creating a light carrier variant, like the Yavaris.
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Pokebreeder25Student Traditional Artist
so what would a carrier version of this look like?
Shoguneagle's avatar
Mmmm, probably an expanded structure towards the forward structure, I'd imagine.
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Pokebreeder25Student Traditional Artist
will you make the pics of the different configuations in the future?
Shoguneagle's avatar
I may commission them at some point, but there are other ships on my list that have priority.
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Pokebreeder25Student Traditional Artist
ok
gothold's avatar
A great improvement over the original Nebulon frigate!  
Midway2009's avatar
Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome design. :boogie:
Dragonguy03's avatar
Best frigate ever lol
Shoguneagle's avatar
Thank you for the compliments. Check out Adam Kopala's page and drop a compliment if you see fit.
spikedpsycho's avatar
I love it, Namely since it looks more uniform and less put together at the last minute. But that's of course kit bashing on part of ILM in the 70's
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Darkton93Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a great update to the Nebulon-B, which is one of my favorite designs in Star Wars, so this redesign gets a thumbs up.
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
Better version of the original - looks a ship, and looks like it can carry weapons into battle too!!
Flagman15's avatar
I think this is great but the part in the front going down( no idea what's it called ) it needs to be bigger or something I don't know how to write but something seems off with it
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slybrarianHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to echo this, the lower section feels too short. I love the overall aesthetic though. 
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slybrarianHobbyist Digital Artist
I should add I meant short in the horizontal, from the lack of all the bumpy parts. 
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