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3 hours ago, TGP said:

These are super hard to tell apart. However…

 

That is Akron. 1) Wikipedia identifies that particular image as Akron (if you trust WP)   2) There are no visible rectangular air scoops in front of each engine position. 

 

If you can find a higher resolution version of this ^ image the name should appear between the insignia and the horizontal stabilizer. 

 

 

This picture is Macon:

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This image shows the air scoops clearly (forward of each propeller mast). And, if zoomed on, the name "MACON" is readable just forward of the horizontal stabilizer, aft of the star-roundel on the side.

 

I pulled that original image off Wikipedia where it was identified as the Akron; I had meant that there were mostly interchangeable as favorites.  Somewhere in a box downstairs I have 8.5x11 photoprints of each I got from the US Naval Institute’s negative collection many years ago, which were on my office walls for a long time.  I hadn’t realized that they were distinguishable by the engine scoops though.  That’s a nice shot of the Macon; for those not familiar you can see a plane in the entrance to the hangar space behind the control car...

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11 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

The shadows  from b5 

 

or "The Arc"  from a early series of short stories by George RR Martin. 

30k long, an Ecological Seed-ship.  It was designed to terriform planets, by a Golden Age space empire. 

- most ships in the universe described were no bigger than an aircraft carrier.    Okay after a quick perusal it turns out that other warships are mentioned as 1 kilo long, twice as long as aircraft carriers 

 

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I had totally forgotten about those space faring horrors, I used to have nightmares about them as a kid ::o: The noise that they made was terrifying!

 

.....I really need to rewatch Babylon 5. It's one of those shows that I wish that I could forget what happened and experience it for the first time again.

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15 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

The shadows  from b5 

 

or "The Arc"  from a early series of short stories by George RR Martin. 

30k long, an Ecological Seed-ship.  It was designed to terriform planets, by a Golden Age space empire. 

- most ships in the universe described were no bigger than an aircraft carrier.    Okay after a quick perusal it turns out that other warships are mentioned as 1 kilo long, twice as long as aircraft carriers 

 

b5.jpg

 

 

Tuf Voyaging is the collection of the Martin short stories you’re referencing...

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@Corsair might have been called in to work early...he was talking about his work being short handed for reasons :ph34r: 

 

Monitoring thread; will post something by 1300 Reaper Standard Time if something from Corsair does not turn up. 

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Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

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11 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

A hamster dangling awkwardly from the bowsprit.

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16 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

Sophie in a flying rage. 

 

Or maybe a laughing devil. 

 

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23 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

Probably a Griffin’s head.

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24 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

A giant Iron Fist with Studs to ram other ships with.

Or the Snaggletooth from Motörhead so I can call it the Motörboat.

 

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30 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

A Julie Guthrie sculpted Sea Dragon :wub:

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46 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

A furious looking kitsune, that wielding two pistols (or rapier / cutlass)... That's riding on top of a shark. 

 

Because I dunno, I love the kitsune idea, but it just seems "better" with its riding a shark.  Either that or I'm referencing old jokes, hard to tell. 

 

Or even a proper sized Dread Maiden (or whatever that one mini was). But a furious kitsune is just epic. 

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52 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

I'm not sure what I'd commission. Something silly most likely. But I do know that if the "disapproving hand spell effect" over in the pledge manager is big enough, I'm going to figure out a way to turn one into a figurehead.

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48 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

Given current mood, most likely an inappropriate and vulgar hand gesture.

 

Normal mood would probably see a bull's head. Then when I stood at the front by it, I could literally take the bull by the horns.

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57 minutes ago, TGP said:

Substitute Query for today, 28 August, 2020: If you had Reaper’s frigate, and you could afford to commission this: What custom figurehead would you have someone create for your ship?

 

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