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  1. Ever since I got the HE I started considering doubling up as temptingly shown on the back of the box. The train just doesn't look quite right running with an open passenger carriage back end. As my train room (or as my girlfriend prefers; our 'study') is pretty small I was worried about it being rather long though, and spending it's entire time turning corners in a not very 'express' fashion. However, when I saw that people were charging almost 70GBP on ebay for just the power car, I decided it would be far more cost effective to buy a second set and perhaps sell off the middle two passenger carriages- 4 was just too long and I didn't like the non-Jacob's join in the middle. But 2 cars looked equally silly so I set out for 3. First step was to modify the centre car undercarriage to stretch the distance between two Jacob's bogies: However something still didn't seem right! The doors- the middle car and hence the train was not symmetrical. But now having two full sticker sets and one donor car I could remedy that: For this I had to dig in the spares box. To get the windows in I had to borrow 2x technic 1x1 brick with hole to replace the 1x1 with headlight holder on side so that the snot would not obstuct the doors at one end. Then I had to borrow some black 6xn plates to make the removable roof segment (the originals were too long): I was pretty happy with the result overall, long enough for the feel of a sleek express, short enough to fit in my house, and even with a single PF motor, still fast enough to scare the cat! Comments? Suggestions? Anyone else doubled up their HE? A quick search of the forums suggests from your signature blocks and discussions of doubling the no of motors suggests yes but I found no pics or descriptions.
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    [M - B05] Lost and found

    Location: B05 Anomaly (Marphacia System) Tags: Spaceship MANTIS General Operations Auxiliary Transport Ship Gozanti, E01 Anomaly "Are you absolutely sure about this doc?" "Well, the Flashbulb came back in one piece so we've proven the drive works. Carlson's analysis shows at least 9 potential 4-D exit states including the adjacent sector anomalies. Its just a question of trying the others one by one until we find the signal." "And the drone can't do this because?" "We only pushed the drone into a state of superposition, pushing it into 4D-space collapses the GATE field and we would lose our telemetry link. Both we and the drone wouldn't know where it ended up." "So how do we know where we'll end up?" "We'll figure it out when we get there...." "Ah, the Big Sal approach to science!" "Sir, not to hurry you, but the drive is primed and the more you talk the less keen I am to keep it that way. If we're going to do this lets get it over with." "Ok, on my mark, 3, 2, 1, Engage!" foop! wop! "It worked sir, we're back in real-space." "Hooray! But where in real-space?" "Not sure yet sir, Computer is running star positions against our database now." "Incoming broadwave Sir!" "Let's hear it then!" "Unidentified vessel entering the Marphacia system, this is the Kawashita gunship Fugu, surrender immediately or we will open fire." "Well, that solves the 'where are we?' question." "Sir, gunship is closing fast!" "She's firing!" "Missed, and again!" "Returning fire!" "Noooo." "Dammit, those were warning shots it's standard Kawa protocol, now they'll be coming for us for real!" "Direct hit sir. Only minor hull plating damage but we don't want to take many more of them!" "Right Carlson open a broadwave channel immediately and for gods sake stop shooting!" "Yes sir, sorry sir!" "Fugu, this is the MTS Gozanti. We are on a peaceful scientific mission, cease fire. We are standing down all weapons systems and will comply with all further directions." "MANTIS! What business have you here? Our borders are closed in light of the recent Seperatist attack. All MANTIS shipping movements are to be co-ordinated in advance through the relevant general command office. Your ship has no such approval!" "We are investigating a GATE anomaly. The full details are classified and subject to a co-operation and non-disclosure order between our respective governments. I am transmitting the relevant clearance code now for you to verify the existence of the agreement. "This code, it pertains to the case of the Hasui-Maru." "You are familiar with the case?. "What do you know MANTIS? Where is my Daughter's ship? Where is my daughter?"
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    [M-F04] The Centurion

    Excellent saucer! It looks just right for spyrius, though reminds me it was the only Spyrius set I didn't have as a kid :( Erm, too late: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=114288
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    [M - E01] A Familiar Face

    Location: E01 Anomaly (Donwarr System) Tags: Civil Building, Military Building, Spaceship (if you're feeling generous) MANTIS General Operations Auxiliary Transport Ship Gozanti, Maian 12th 3816 Note: This is last weeks build and should not be scored. "Are we ready doc?" "Yes, sir. Datalink with the Flashbulb is nominal and we're pretty sure we have the field equations locked to give us a persistent state of superposition. To 'leave the GATE open' if you will." "Pretty sure?" "Well, as far as we know we are the only people to ever do this on purpose!" "Oh well, lets get this madness under way before I change my mind." "Yes, sir. Initiating GATE field in 3...2...1..." Note: Flashbulb is a previous build and should not be scored. "Telemetry shows superposition is holding. I cant get a good reading on all feasible end states, but it clear the anomaly shares co-ordinates with more than just the adjacent systems' anomalies." "So in which of these 'end states' is our missing ship?" "Impossible to tell at present sir, but I am picking up the broadwave, they are still out there." "Well, what are you waiting for? Patch it in!" "Mayday Mayday Mayday. This is Kaigun-shosa Hoshi of the Haysui-Maru. Navigation and propulsion system failures. Request assistance from any nearby vessel. Salvage costs will be reimbursed by the honorable Kawashita Corporation. Datasquirt of last reliable navigation data to follow along with wakeup codes. We are going into hibernation to preserve remaining life support. Please help...." "Her......?" District 3, The Core, Torresta, Julali 10th 3815 Uhn tiss uhn tiss uhn tiss..... "Hey, where do you think you're going?" "Inside of course! It's not everyday the galaxy's best bagpipe dubstep DJ comes to Torresta!" "You're not going in like that!" "Sorry looks like this may take a while..., I'm not with him by the way...." "I did not presume you were." "Come on my friend! Let me in." "So, what brings you out tonight?" "Not without a shirt! We have a strict dress code." "I am celebrating, I graduated from my officer's course at The Academytoday, tomorrow I return to Kawashita." "What will you do when you return?" "First officer on a cargo ship most likely, hopefully something small and fast." "Hey Brad!" "Go on in Steve." "Whaat! You won't let me in, but a Forringi in dayglo combat armor can just waltz in without paying!" "Buddy, he is the galaxy's number 1 bagpipe dubstep DJ. Now beat it!" "You just wait, one day I'll be CEO..." "Hey is that a neural piloting HUD?" "Yes it is, check it out!" "Sweet, I wish MANTIS would spring for those." "Hey, you two, do you want in or not?" "Apologies, come on .... what was your name again?" "Moose, and yours?" uhn tiss uhn tiss uhn tiss "........" Some time later...... "Come on, there is something I want you to show me." "Erm......" "It's something only a MANTIS employee can." "Erm......" Some time later still...... Flight simulation lab, The Academy, The Core, Torresta, Julali 10th 3815 "I could get in so much trouble letting you in here...." "Ah, but it will be so much fun." Does this spaceship simulator count as a spaceship? "Just load a simple dogfight package, first to five kills, loser buys larvae-dogs." "Ok, lets see ho good you are. Also, lets see how good I am after quite so many Frogma Martinis..." "Hmm, are you sure you're not a spy?" "Of course not. Now less questions, more flying!" "Best of luck...." zzzoooommmm......pewpewpew.....pewpewpew..... Some time much later still..... Visitors accommodation block C, The Academy, The Core, Torresta, Julali 10th 3815 (actually probably early on Julali 11th) "Thankyou for walking me home..." "I don't get how people live in these, there's no privacy." "Don't be such a prude, also, why do you think I got a second floor room!?" "Come on, there is something I want you to show me." "Erm......" "....." "....."
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    [M - B05] Experiment G1B05

    “Moose! Would you care to explain why it has taken you 2 months to get any results on this GATE project when Big Sal has made more progress in just 1 week!"” "Sir? I wasn't aware Big Sal was working on GATE experiments. Surely he can't have achieved anything in such a short time?" “It says right here in his dispatch: Experiment G1B05 a success, stable GATE field achieved and target rendered undetectable as planned."” "Undetectable.....?" Great build Sal, look forward to your next experiments!
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    [M - E01] A Familiar Face

    Thanks for all the feedback. Sal I love the reaction build! Also credit to Umbra-Mania for first introducing the bagpipe dubstep genre to andromeda http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=116667
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    [M - E01] A Familiar Face

    It was supposed to be pombie, but who really knows, has she stolen her brothers haircut or he, her clothes? Yep there are 4 power functions leds wired into the accommodation block.
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    [M - E01] Maian the 4th be with us.

    Location: E01 Donwarr Tags: Spaceship MANTIS General Operations Auxiliary Transport Ship Gozanti. "Henry Moose, personal log 04 Maian 3816. This is about the craziest thing that could have happened. After the 'minor incident' on the Horizon production of the experimental field coils was tasked to one of our fleet's micro-g factory ships. Whilst Dr Fields when to oversee production, I was left to supervise repairs to the Horizon. The Doc came back, not only with our modified Flashbulb fighter, but with a General Operations Auxiliary Transport. The GOAT has also been modified with the same experimental GATE field generators as the Flashbulb. They expect us to live test it! At least we can try the drone first." Lots of pics and OOC description: Rear turret (play feature- rotating engine turns turret) Landing gear is down in all these shots as I couldn't balance the model otherwise, but it does retract. The business end featuring 3 large Death-RayTM blasters. Interior: Cockpit and 'space toilet': Science, sensor and drone control: Cargo bay: Galley: Engineering and GATE drive core:
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    [M - E01] Maian the 4th be with us.

    Thanks for all the positive feedback! I was a bit worried about the interior as it was really one of the last bits of the build. I made an attempt to make the ship at least somewhat liveable for short missions away from the fleet. I spent far to long trying to figure out how to put some bunks in there too; lets just say the crew string up hammocks in the cargo bay!
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    [Challenge 4][CAT B] The Academy

    Location: Urban Sector 314, The Core, Torresta Whilst the downtown Core skyline is dominated by the Leone Cor administration building, on the outskirts 'The Academy' is the most prominent landmark. Here, MANTIS recruits, as well as independent students and those sponsored by the other corporations receive training in the full range of skills required to support exploration and exploitation of Andromeda's riches. The Academy consists of two buildings linked by a skybridge over one of The Core's many Lava canals. Alpha tower, on the east bank of the canal, contains the student and faculty accommodation, social and administration areas. Omega tower, on the west bank, contains the training facilities. The floors below the skybridge are for classes open to all students, whilst those above are for restricted courses training MANTIS students and operatives. A sizeable landing pad tops Omega tower and is the only upper floor accessible to non MANTIS personnel.
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    [M - E01] Progress Report

    Location: E02 Donwarr Tags: Spaceship, Building (Spaceship interior), Spying Mantis Science Vessel Horizon, Materials processing lab. "How's it looking Jane?" "The mix looks fine from up here, the molten awesomnium and mithril are blending nicely." "Ok, lets take another extrusion." “Analysing.... it's no good; the lattice is still wrong." "Dammit. Computer, log mix 34 sequence 5 a failure." "Logged." "Incoming transmission...." "Send it through." “Doctor! Where is Moose? And why has there been no progress with finding the missing ship. I sent you the GATE equipped drone you requested over a month ago. We need results dammit!” "Sir, replicating the alloy used in the Octan GATE drive is more difficult than we anticipated. Our experimental efforts so far have failed so Moose is going to see if we can't find out another way." Mantis Gunship MG Chimera "C'mon B3, find us a target, their fleet is bugging out of the system; we don't have much time." "Sir, Suitable contact found. Transponder pings as the factory ship OCS Merchandise." "Show me." "That will do nicely, moving to intercept." Some time later aboard Octan Factory Ship, OCS Merchandise, Refinery Deck 7 Zzzzzaaapppp! Zzzzzzaaapppp! "Sleep well Octan drones. B3 get in here." "Access the terminal and see if you can find the data we need." "Yes Sir." "Sir, I've found the data. The solution appears to be manufacturing the alloy in zero gravity. The 1g conditions in our lab prevent the desired crystal growth." "Good work, squirt the data direct to the Horizon. Doc are you seeing this?" "Yes, thanks Moose, this is exactly the break we needed. And it was so simple after all; just remove the artificial gravity." “Computer, deactivate artificial gravity." "Nooooooo...." "Deactivating...."
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    [M - F03] Flight test.

    Location: Forring (F03) Tags: Spaceship, Land Vehicle "Henry Moose, personal log. The Horizon has rejoined the fleet at Lesser Drigo, whilst the modifications of the Flashbulb fighter are underway to begin our gate experiment. In the mean time I have been assigned to test the YF-017 prototypet. So I'm taking it to Forring to provide a little lift and shift help for our current operations." "So far, results are promising. Not only does she look cool, her cockpit looks a bit like our corporate logo. Hmm, maybe I've been in Octan space too long..." "The twin fusion sub-light drives produce a huge amount of thrust." "Which is further enhanced and precisely modulated by the annular accelerators in each exhaust giving excellent throttle response and precise control." "A twin Death Ray BlasterTM turret on top gives excellent protection." "She has the capacity to mount a number of weapons or equipment modules under the fuselage." "Which allows her to act as a drop ship for vehicles so as the MPV-9 Bushpig." "Which is itself a pretty nifty ride." "Notable features include a directional scanner array and a twin tube APHID missile launcher for self-protection."
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    [O - E01] Unmechwarrior

    As a former (un)battletech player I wholeheartedly approve of this build!! Also, great NPU on the wheelbarrow.
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    [M - G02] MFX-9 Flashbulb

    Location: Freegate (G02) Tags: Spaceship Aboard the Mantis Science Vessel Horizon in low orbit. "Ok Doc, what's the plan?" "Command have assigned us an MFX-9 Flashbulb for our little experiment, it has just arrived in system and is en-route." "Wow, I assumed we'd have to scrape by with an old comms drone the way Capt Keynes responded to our request. I've not even seen an OFX-9 before, the Titan never had any GATE equipped drones." "They're an excellent bit of kit sir, get rid on the need to recover fighters before a jump and redeploy afterwards, they allow you to jump into system and full combat readiness." "Armament is 2 light gauss rifles and 2 M-class Death-rayTM Blasters." "Guidance and targeting relies on a QP-7 multi-spectral sensor up front." "And in system propulsion is provided by a C04-N heavy ion drive." "And it will find us the Kawa ship?" "Well sir, our analysis of the data pulled from the OSS Profit revealed it was fitted with an experimental GATE drive. We believe the key to the drive anomaly was the use of a mithril alloy in the primary field motivator." "Mithril?" "Operative Hawk is bringing some up from the surface as we speak. It should be within the capabilities of our materials lab to produce the alloy." "The Flashbulb GATE drive on the MFX-9 should be fairly easy to refit with an alloy motivator then we can begin the experiment." "Excellent!"
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    [M - E01] Nature's Magic Space Holes

    Location: E01 Anomaly, en route to Donwarr Tags: Building (Spaceship interior), Spying Aboard the Mantis Science Vessel Horizon 05 Marzn 3016 Note: MSV Horizon is a previous build and not to be judged. "Computer begin log entry." "Recording." "Henry Moose, Personal Log 05 Marzn 3816. We are en-route to E01 to rejoin the fleet. Our mission to locate the missing Kawashita ship is ongoing. Last week we tracked the OCS Profit to F02 in the hope we could determine the nature of the GATE field anomaly generated by it's drive core which permitted us to receive the Kawa transmission in the first place. Unfortunately we only found more questions. The profit had apparently crashed on Lesser Drigo and both Octan and we were on the hunt. Thankfully we got there first but only just......" Main Engineering, Wreck of the OCS Profit, Lesser Drigo, 01 Marzn 3816 "Wow this is quite a mess." "Another one! I don't like this sir..." "Don't worry, this ones dead too." "That's rather my point; the whole crew are dead, with nothing left but bones and spacesuits. Anything capable of doing that to a person is not something we want to meet." "Don't worry, our scans showed not other bio-signatures, stay alert though just in case." "I'm always alert Sir!" "Reserve power is still functional. Carlson, get in here, work your magic and see what you can find out." "Yes, Sir!" "Sir, the computer still contains the GATE field analytics from the last 12 jumps, along with the Chief engineer's logs. Shouldn't take too long to break the encryption and copy them to my data pad." "Well, get on it. Rover, this is Moose. We found what we came for, we will return to you shortly." "Roger, you may want to hurry it up. I've picked up a flight of Octan Hawks, inbound. Comm chatter suggests they are on a salvage denial mission. I give you ten minutes before they turn what's left of the Profit into dust." "Carlson, you heard the Doc. Hurry it up!" "Yes Sir." MSV Horizon 05 Marzn 3016 "We made it out just in time. Carlson and the Doc are busy analysing the data we recovered and think we may be able to create the same effect as the Profits drive field. However, given the fate of the Profit I won't risk trying it out with the Horizon, so we are joining up with the fleet to relay our findings and hopefully commandeer a suitable GATE equipped drone ship. In the meantime I am going to study up on the mechanics of GATE travel so I can hopefully understand some of the things Carlson and the Doc are proposing. End log." "Recording Complete." Recreational Room, MSV Horizon 05 Marzn 3016 "Right, Laser Bean Poppers, check. Larvae smoothie, check." "Time to study!" "The Unitron Corporation presents: Gravitational Anomalies; Natures Magic Space Holes!" "Hi, I'm Roy LaFleur. You may remember me from such films as Astroman vs the Olympians" "and Bikini Babes of Ice Planet 2002" "Mr LaFleur?" "Yes Jimmy?" "How does my Mommy work go to work in the Andromeda Galaxy when we live in the Milky Way?" "Well that's easy Jimmy! Mommy just steps through the GATE." "What? Like this one here?" "Yes Jimmy. Except that the street is the Milky Way, this side is Andromeda, and the gate is an n-dimensional singularity which is opened via a Rhumkopf-Brickowski field." "I don't understand?" "Well Jimmy, lets go inside and ask a Scientologist to explain." "Okay!" "Mr Scientologist, how do GATE dives work?" "Well that's quite simple. Do you recall the experiment "Schrodinger's Pig?" "Why yes, the demonstration of the concept that the pig may exist in a quantum state of Superposition, where it can be both dead and alive, until it is measured by opening the box which fixes its state." "Indeed, well we can conduct a similar experiment to demonstrate topological superposition in n-space." "Can we see it?" "Why, of course Jimmy!" "So, we put the pig and the poison in this box." "Poison?" "Of course! Two experiments for the price of one. Demonstrating theoretical physics is not cheap." "Now we close the box" "Now the pig may be dead or alive but we are certain it is in this box, are we not?" "Yes." "Well, let us see. Yes, indeed the pig is here, and indeed we have collapsed its quantum state to the real state of 'alive'" "But how does this explain GATE travel." "Let us close the box again and consider it's location. Now in conventional 4D space-time we have two separate boxes in this room. But what if we consider additional dimensions and extend those boxes along an additional 4 axes in n-space. They do in fact share precisely the same co-ordinates in many dimensions. So there is a possibility that the pig also occupies this box in certain dimensions that we do not normally observe." "But it's in the other box?" "Well yes, to attempt to move it between these boxes in our own measurable 4D space would be impossible, and measuring outside our own 4D realm is also normally impossible. However, the universe has provided a way." "The Gravitational Anomaly." "Exactly, the Gravitational Anomalies are points of intersection where it is possible to both measure and move between conventional 4D space-time and n-space. Quite why such points exist is unclear, some postulate they are points of collision between parallel universes. Regardless the Rhumkopf-Brikowski, or GATE, engine allows us to effectively push a ship into n-space at one anomaly and back into 4D space-time at any other anomaly which shares at least 4 identical n-space co-ordinates." "But what about the piggy?" "So we tip the pig out of our space-time, into n-space and he exists in topological superposition. He may be in both boxes at once! Then we measure him in 4D 'real' space and determine his location. See!" "We have confirmed the pig is in this box, thus collapsing the 4D co-ordinates to this point. We also appear to have collapsed his quantum state to that of being dead." "Waaa!" ...fshhh....plink....plink....fshhss... "Guys! I'm trying to concentrate!" ...fshhh....plink....plink....fshhss... "Yeah, in your face Carlson 3-0!" "Guys!" "Sorry Moose."
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    [M-F02] The MCS Trade Winds

    I was really expecting this to be a 7! The ship is just all round superb.
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    [M-F02] They see me rollin'

    Location: Lesser Drigo (F02) Tags: Land Vehicle Previously..... Mantis Science Landship Odyssey "Refuel complete." "Roger, tanks are showing full." "Just packing up and I'll be onboard to start the engine shortly." "Roger, any idea when Moose will get here?" "Nope, I'm still amazed they put him in charge of this mission." Some time later.... "Sir, you were due here at 0800!" "Yes Marine, but my shuttle had to take a detour to avoid Octan recon drones operating nearby. Better late than detected!" "Sir, everyone is crewed in and ready to go. Mind your head!" ....whirrrclunkclunklclunk..... "They really should put some warning stickers on that!" "And the ramp is really rather close to the wheels don't you think!" "Just don't get out when it's moving Sir!" "I'll keep that in mind!" "Welcome aboard." "Thanks Doc! Erm, is that your station? Don't you think you ought to have some kind of railing?" "No space Sir, plus when were under way we hardly going to have the boarding ramp open are we?" "Okay guys, ready to go?" "Just stowing the last of the cargo Sir!" "I've been tuning the sensors, if the OSS Profit is out here, we should find her." "Good, the Horizon's orbital scans pinned here down to this sector but couldn't get a precise location." "Kat, we good to move out?" "It's Cheif tech Thorne, we're on duty remember? And yes I'm just firing up the engine now." "Ahead full, Ensign!" "Yes, Sir!" "Sir, contact on scope. Looks like an Octan recon drone. Strange, the telemetry intercept says they are looking for the Profit, not us!" "What, how can they have lost one of their own ships?" "It may not be looking for us, but it's spotted us. Jamming the signal!" "Marine, get topside now, don't let it get away." "Yes Sir!" ....pewpewpewpew.... "Target down! I do love blowing stuff up!" "Ok, stay up there in case any more drones show up. Team lets go find us a ship!" OOC and more pics below:
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    AG - M.A.N.T.I.S. Training Camp

    All my credits to SpacerSteve please.
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    [M-F02] The Missing Ship

    Location: F02 Anomaly, en route to Lesser Drigo (F02) Tags: Spaceship, Building (Spaceship interior) Previously..... Mantis Science Vessel Horizon "Mayday Ma..shhhhc...., th..shhrrrk.. Kaigun-shosa Hoshi of the Haysui-Maru. Navigation...cccrrrkkkss...lsion system failures. Request assistance from an...shhhrrriiss...essel. Salvage costs will be reim...sshhhrrttkk...hrrrrkkk....nerable Kawashita Corporation." "Mayday Ma..shhhhc...., th..shhrrrk.. Kaigun-shosa Hoshi of the Haysui-Maru. Navigation...cccrrrkkkss...lsion system failures. Request assistance from an...shhhrrriiss...essel. Salvage costs will be reim...sshhhrrttkk...hrrrrkkk....nerable Kawashita Corporation." MSV Horizon Signals Analysis Lab "Computer, replay one more time." "Mayday Ma..shhhhc...., th..shhrrrk.. Kaigun-shosa Hoshi of the Haysui-Maru. Navigation...cccrrrkkkss...lsion system failures. Request assistance from an...shhhrrriiss...essel. Salvage costs will be reim...sshhhrrttkk...hrrrrkkk....nerable Kawashita Corporation." “Doctor! Any progress?” "Sir! We've had the AI core process and re-process the signal and it is certainly genuine but we're still unsure as to exactly where it came from. It's a broad-wave signal so should be relatively short range." "But our search of the E01 sector turned up nothing." "Yes and the signal cut off almost as soon as it started. We've been looking into a few other, more outlandish possibilities. Analyst Carlson here has the current leading hypothesis." “Let's hear it!” "Well Sir, given it was a broadwave it should obey the inverse square law. Given our distance from Kawashita's main area of operations, if that were the origin such a signal should take millennia to get here and be virtually undetectable when it did. And, since no trace of the signals origin could be found in sector E01 that raises one very interesting possibility." “Which is?” "That Kawashita space is closer than we think?" "But I've been there, all the way to E-11. It definitely was a long way." "In a flat space-time yes. But consider the true effect of the GATE drive, everyone things of it as a magical propulsion system, but there no action-reaction, it's not really propelling anything at all." “Okay, in simple words that Moose will understand, what's your hypothesis?!” "The GATE works by effectively pinching together two gravitational anomalies. For the brief second the drive is active the ship, and the associated areas of spacetime at the origin and destination occupy a single point." "We've seen the effect of GATE malfunctions where the field has collapsed splitting ships, and their contents, between two anomalies." "Ugh, yeah, those aren't pretty." "Well I'm convinced there are several other possible outcomes of a GATE field instability. Including the potential to link to more than one anomaly, or perhaps more worryingly, persist in a state of superposition." “Meaning?!” "Analysis from the Recon drones shows that as the OSS Profit jumped at E01 there was an anomaly in the GATE field which persisted for the duration of the received transmission." "So either, the Profit's Jump briefly linked E01 to Kawashita space, or perhaps to the Hasui-Maru herself. I've had the AI core crunching both possibilities." Computer: "Probability of the first event is 0.13, probability of the second is 0.52. However figures cannot be verified with standard GATE transit models, predicted probabilities may be in error by up to 0.5" “Moose, I'm assigning you to the Horizon effective immediately. Your priority is to find that ship. I have been in contact with Kawashita and the Hasui-Maru is indeed missing, it vanished during a GATE jump from Serium to Orinishi. We must understand the causes to prevent a similar fate befalling any of our ships.”
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    [M-F02] Mission S3F02

    Superb, love the various aliens, shark bunny is particularly terrifying! Do you have any close ups of the other speeders?
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    [M - E01] An unexpected transmission

    Location: Donwarr (E01) Tags: Spaceship, Spying Aboard the MSS Titan “Moose, report! Have you located the Octan straggler?” "Sir, recon drone 4 has picked up her scent. Ion trail appears to be leading towards the E01 anomaly." “Good, they clearly have the good sense to run like the rest of their fleet. See if you can get a ident before she jumps out.” "Yes Sir, closing to intercept." "Target sighted sir. Appears to be a Beryl class scout." “Hmm, probably taking their time to get as much data on our activities as possible before they jump.” "Agreed Sir. Drone 4 is close enough now to intercept their data-stream. Packets are encrypted so we'll have to crack the data later, but the headers identify her as OSS Profit." “Keep within listening range but stay undetected. Lets get as much as we can before she hops.” "Aye Sir." "GATE field detected, she's bugging out." “Ok, recall the drones. That's hopefully the last we see of the Octan fleet for a while.” "Sir, Drone 3 is picking up a broadwave distress call. Began as soon as the Profit jumped." “Another Octan drive malfunction?” "Negative sir, message protocols appear to be Kawashita." “Kawashita!?” "Mayday Ma..shhhhc...., th..shhrrrk.. Kaigun-shosa Hoshi of the Haysui-Maru. Navigation...cccrrrkkkss...lsion system failures. Request assistance from an...shhhrrriiss...essel. Salvage costs will be reim...sshhhrrttkk...hrrrrkkk....nerable Kawashita Corporation." To be continued.......
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    [M - E02] Mission B6E02

    Superb. Love the nods to classic batman. The wave effects are very effective too.
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    [M-E02] Company picnic

    Location: Sector 62-65, Crystal Sea, Jurin II (E02) Tags: Land Vehicle, Building, Spying Outpost Sabre "Good day sir! Pleasant ride?" "Yes thanks, these new jetboats are quite the land vehicle!" "I'll keep a good eye on it for you sir, they're waiting for you downstairs." "Thanks, soldier." ...whhhiiiiirrrrrrr...... "Greetings Captain, pleasant journey I trust?" "Yes, thank you Doctor. Progress report?" "Well, as you know, Outpost Sabre is the furthest we've advanced into the Crystal sea. Octan destroy anything we send further south than our current position." "And our amplified radar here hasn't turned up anything?" "No sir, whatever they're up to its happening over the horizon. But we have a solution: Project Backdoor. We have extended out subterranean explorations significantly and have manage to establish a covert outpost close to where Octan are operating. Unfortunately its strictly on site visual observation only at this stage, we're not sure what sort of electronic warfare tech Octan has and don't want to give away our position by accident." "Can I head out to this outpost?" "Yes sir, sorry its not the most comfortable ride. One of our observers, Moose is currently out there." ......vroooooooo..... Some significant distance south of Outpost Sabre "Moose, report!" "Sir I've been observing activity on a nearby island for some time now. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it. At first it appeared some primitive culture was native to these islands. However after further observation I'm fairly certain It's an Octan company picnic luau!”
  24. woofmcmoose

    [M-E02] Company picnic

    I apparently didnt take any with the whole build in shot! The best I have are these:
  25. woofmcmoose

    [M - E01] Mission O2E01

    Those pipes are really good! Entertaining story too.