Star Wars: Tormentor Class Imperial Battlecruiser Update XIII

Did some rebuilding of the hangar bay. Separated the bay into a larger main bay aft of a smaller bay. The AT-AT’s and their carriers work out of the main bay and also the TIE fighter’s launch from there. I still have to add in a couple of side bays for some small craft stowage. I’m pleased with how it’s turning out so far, still lots of stuff to do but not much more in the way of small details since you won’t see those anyway. In fact I put in some doors in the bulkhead at the end of the TIE rack gantry’s but I stopped working on them because they’re obscured by all the stuff connected to the racks and gantry anyway. So, I determined that TIE’s will launch out of the main bay and be recovered in the forward bay, then go down below the forward bay deck for servicing and back up along the tracks to the main bay ready for another launch. There are four holes at the end of the gantry to allow four pilots to enter their fighters at a time. With four racks abreast and conceivably 12 pilots suited up and ready, you could launch a whole squadron real quick (I think). Anyway, here’s a couple of pics…

Star Wars: Tormentor Class Imperial Battlecruiser Update X

I was taking a break from greebles and decided to have a look at the interior of the ventral hangar bay and started thinking about where I could stick some AT AT pens and such. So I wanted to make a simple box mockup of the correct dimensions and as luck would have it, this is another one of those things where there is debate and disagreement and discord. So I went to the Technical Commentaries for guidance and settled on the size of a walker being 26 meters long, 22.6 meters high and 7.9 meters wide. I know there are some blueprints out there that give a height of about 15 meters but I think Saxton made a good point about that adjusting all of the dimensions to the point that a man would not be able to stand in the cockpit as Veers and a trooper are clearly doing, unless they were considerably shorter than we know them to be. I any case, I got distracted by the AT AT dimensions enough to want to make a still simple but more complex than a box mock up. Once I was done with that I plopped it into the Tormentor’s bay and you guessed it, that bay was way too shallow to have walkers, well, walking about. So I’m splitting up the bay so the forward portion with hold fighters and the after portion will be the location of the walker pens. The large bay doors are going to be split up too so I can just open portions of the bay to outside if I want to. Here’s some unimpressive pics of the new arrangement. No really… there’s really not much to look at right now…

Star Wars: Tormentor Class Imperial Battlecruiser Update IX

Some greebling progress and starting in on the engine section. The panel lines are still going in, they’ll be a lot denser when finished but overall I’m pleased with the little progress I was able to make this weekend. Getting a really nice stockpile of greebles which will come in handy for the Imperator, Enslaver, Persecutor etc…