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Spaceships - The Collossi of the future, What's to it?

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Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
Spaceships - The Collossi of the future, What's to it?

1. Introduction
2. What is a spaceship exactly?
3. What sorts of spaceships are there?
4. How can I create a spaceship myself?
5. Do's And Dont's
6. Extra: Textures, Details and Technics
7. Final Thoughts

1. Introduction

First of all, i wish to thank everyone who has subscribed me and/or has commented my work,
Without you all, i'd most likely not even be on this site!

So what is this?

Spaceships - The Collossi of the future, is a guideline made by me, for you.
the role of this guideline is to inspire you into building entire armada's and let
your imagination go loose, because that's what minecraft is all about.

In this guide i'll be showing you the keyparts of making and shaping a succesfull spaceship,
so guys, Spacesuit up, because we're going to orbit through this in light speed!

2. What is a spaceship exactly?
Spaceships is what the name already implies, it's a ship meant to travel through space.
however, the spaceship that you design, represents you. how? it's your design, so you
merge with your own creation and ship. You can compare this with a captain who shall sink
with his ship, in other words, to build a good spaceship requires alot of dedication, not skill.

3. What sorts of spaceships are there?
There are alot of spaceship classes and if you're going to make
spaceships yourself, give them roles, it gives you patern of how you're going to
build your own spaceship and what size it should be.

So what ships do we have?

By far the most used class in PMC, however this get's branched in into classes
aswell, just like every military does in the world.

- the smallest independent ship in it's class, Personally i give this
a class from 50 - 125 blocks

Destroyers - A bit larger than Frigs, meant to do serious damage! give them the power!
125-200 blocks on my personal ranking

Cruisers - Strong, violent and has the capability to maneouvre quickly, dress this ship like
it, 200-300 blocks

Battlecruisers - Less maneouvrability, but makes it up with firepower, 300 - 500

Battleships - Very Armored, Strong and slow. It's a true hulk! - 500 to a kiloblock (1000)

Carriers - Meant to carry fighters, it is expensive and collossal, should be the largest
ship in your armada! i haven't built one yet, but i'd give it 1.500 - 2.000 blocks!

Dreadnaughts - Enourmous and devastating, the firepower on one should be insane!
making one of these should be very difficult, if i were to make it, i'd try to make it 2.5 Kiloblocks! (2.500)

Obviously we got mining barges and other economical ships, because these
ships are privatised and used by companies, you can make them whatever size you want!

4. How can i create a spaceship myself?

First of all, imagine the build in your head, draw it down on paper and try a rough sketch.
As said before, Try thinking of it's class, if it is a cruiser, don't think too big, nor too small.
Eventually you have got a good build inside of your head.

Now you're thinking this: How the hell can i make such a big ship?
Easy: MCedit, it's one of the most flexible programs that i use and it's very usefull

try experimenting with it, Copy several parts there,
a few engines there and voila, out of nowhere, you created a frame you're content with.
now you've created a frame, try armoring it, it must be vacuum, since you cant breathe in space.

Furthermore, you can shape it like you want, there is no aerodynamica in space, but it makes it prettier nonetheless
(personal opinion). Synchronism on the other hand, is usefull, because without it your spaceship might fly everywhere but
the place you like it, since the trusters pressurize on the worng place, you don't want to drift away into deadspace, do you?

5. Do's and dont's


- Docking bays and escape pods, very usefull if something goes wrong!
- Logical infrastucture within the ship (i'm not good at this though), make your ship
easy to navigate through
- Use a good amount colours, colours can make and break your ship. Black and white is very beatifull if the design is nice,
but perhaps yellow is prettier? who knows, experiment with it!
- make your ship technical correct, if it were in space, could it fly correctly? are the guns too big, if so, make it smaller.
Size doesn't matter, the layout does.
- Use unique materials, as sponges, it may work out!
- Wool is better than iron, because of it's texture.


- Don't start off too big, if you never built a ship before, don't attempt a carrier, it's too much work and perhaps you just
don't have the dedication to do it.
- Don't go for overkill, 100 block turrets on a frigate is funny, but i think it'd torn the ship appart after one single fire.
- Don't make the ship out of one whole part, as you can see in my ships i use ribs, which makes the ship look more dynamic.
If you however do decide to go for one whole, try decorating and detailing it alot
- Do not use too much details!

6. Extra: Textures, Details and Technics
Textures, as in texture packs and your ship textures are important, You should pick a Sci-Fi texture pack for a spaceship obviously, here are a few
- Aeon
- Dark Matter
- Mikfly's TP
- SMP's Sci-fi

For damaged ships and wrecks:

Details are very important on a spaceship, try adding a communication tower, Details are essential for ships!
Technichs, finally, try making your ship as if it can be used in this life, in the future. are your thrusters powerfull enough
to boost your ship? is your ship's frame stable? it's not essential, but it certainly is fun!

7. Final Thoughts
Well, thanks for reading this guide err.. Guideline, and if you liked it, please subscribe, diamond and/or favorite it!
Oh, this is my first guide and not my main language, so please don't be harsh! :)
Perhaps i'll see your ship on the hotpage of PMC!

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12/29/2013 9:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
fjhus16 avatar
I was always interested in spaceships. I once made one but I deleted it because the interior of the ship was very weird. I am going to try making a spaceship again. Thanks for motivating me!
09/09/2012 7:23 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
Dave_the_Beast avatar
whats the easiest class/ship to make?? without or with mcedit
09/10/2012 1:03 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
Neroxyl avatar
Try making some frigates!
09/09/2012 7:10 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Crafter
R_B98 avatar
Where do you get insparation
09/09/2012 4:45 pm
Level 43 : Master Engineer
Minecraft Planitia
Minecraft Planitia avatar
Nice! As a ship builder myself, I approve.
09/09/2012 1:18 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Skinner
PunguDude avatar
Nero do you have any 16x16 textures that can be used for spaceships?
09/10/2012 1:03 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
Neroxyl avatar
I lately stumbled upon this 16x16 from SMP, it's nice!
09/10/2012 1:48 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
Neroxyl avatar
if you want to make a damaged spaceship, use this
09/09/2012 12:42 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt avatar
Great work. I like how you explained everything in detail. keep up the good work!
09/10/2012 1:02 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
Neroxyl avatar
Thanks alot sman!
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