Sunder

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About Sunder

  1. Tesla-mech by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  2. ATV-400 Harpoon by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  3. Where am I from? Colax. Ordinary mining colony. There are dozens of them. Not a perfect place, but it could be worse. Atmosphere is inert, put pressure is normal. So oxygen mask is your best friend there. It’s quite cool place: 10-15C at day, just above zero at night. Rocks, sand and dust everywhere. And iron ore. Goode one. It’s only reason for colony to exist. Ore is quite unique; it’s very reach and doesn’t need much refining. The whole subsector gets iron from here. Plus a bit of extra rare metals. Colax isn’t old colony, everything works perfect. Most of industrial processes are automated. So there are not many workers. It will change in future when machines will start to break. More workers to support equipment, more equipment to support life of workers. You understand. But now it’s fine. Mines are in good condition, metal factory too. Sometimes some issues happen in spaceport, but it is normal. Usually it’s quite there, only a few shuttles arrive per week. But when a large cargo ship appears on orbit, it’s total mess. Such ships can’t land due to their size, so small orbital shuttles are used. Lots of them. But number of landing pads is limited. Spaceport works non-stop for several days to process cargo. And if only somebody mixes up container… Colax mining colony by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  4. Thanks.
  5. “The Ark” project was the first attempt of mass colonization of planets outside Solar system. But it was just partly successful. Only third parts of all ships established proper colonies. Some gossips say the real purpose of project was just to get rid of excess population. A few years after the last launch of Ark revolution in hyperspace travelling happened. New hyperdrives were more powerful, faster, reliable, cheaper. So it was possible to establish regular supply lines between new colonies. So there was no need in looking for an ideal world. Colony can be founded everywhere near the source of some valuable resource. New colonization project was called “Legacy”. It was based on fleets of smaller ships instead of one huge ship as before. “Patriarch” spacecraft was designed to carry fast deployable modules of a new colony. Habitats, industrial facilities, power plants. Everything that is needed to start building. All modules can function on the surface of planet and in space. At first group of engineers constructs small outpost on the planet, builds foundations for landing modules, and after that they are dropped off the orbit. They have their own engines for soft precise landing. Ship’s reactor can also be used as a power plant of settlement. In this case ship stays in orbit and will be deconstructed in future. Last, but not the least. Big problem of the Ark was in its colonists. It’s very hard to keep billions of people alive in cryosells. Patriarchs have incubation facilities onboard and huge stock of genetic material. The idea is to grow most of population of a new colony artificially. DNA can be modified to provide better adaptability in case of hazardous environment. Moreover, by default all defects, random mutations and genetic illnesses were deleted from genetic material. Should I say it had serious consequences in future? Patriarch class colonial ship by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  6. Wow. I didn't expect to be on frontpage. Thanks again.
  7. It's hard to find some quite realistic MOC about nuclear reactors. So I decided to fix it. Some kind of chibi version of soviet RBMK reactor hall. Exhausted fuel is replaced by special machine. At first you must remove square plugs that cover technological channels, where fuel cells are situated. Then device is placed over the channel and it connects to reactor. It lifts old fuel and places new one. Exhausted fuel is high radioactive and produces heat, so it is stored in spetial pool near reactor for about 3 years. Nuclear reactor maintenance by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  8. Thanks everyone. I'm glad you like it.
  9. Kazum'dar castle by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  10. Yep, that's digital.
  11. PzInf - III "Flamberg" by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  12. Thanks everyone.
  13. Just a fictional stardestroyer. Check this model in 3D on Mecabricks Harbringer class stardestroyer by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  14. Information is power. Fast and reliable communication channels are vital part of any state. Radio waves are good for a planet or even one solar system, but as for interstellar communications, they are useless. That’s why huge orbital hyperdimensional communication complexes were build all over inhabited space. But there are only few of them, so demand is very high. You need to wait for days or sometimes weeks to send a message. It’s also expansive. So in many cases it’s easier to send a post ship especially when the distance isn’t large. And the best choice is unmanned drone. Manned ships have so many systems to protect people: oxygen recuperation, thermal control, radiation protection, finally cockpit. Drone doesn’t need this. It can be lighter and faster. Moreover, it can choose faster hyperspace routes, that could be dangerous for a man. For example, this H-Link WF-15 drone is 3 times faster than any piloted vehicle. It has short range hyperdimensional antenna to contact another drones in nearest solar system, so WF-15 can be also used to establish local relay network. Check model in 3D on Mecabricks Communication drone H-Link WF-15 by Sunder_59, on Flickr
  15. Defender Command vehicle by Sunder_59, on Flickr