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Airship Fleet (Skyfish Shuttle)

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khanaris's Avatar khanaris
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Pirate
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I built this while I was trying to come up with something like a Vanship from Last Exile. I couldn't get quite small enough to really do it justice, but this one should work pretty well as a shuttle. Stands a better chance of working with mods, too. The name was suggested by ichinose87. It has been parked in the world file for a while, but I had not remembered to upload the schematic.

The idea was something that would look faster than an airship and could make use of the landing pad on the salvage yard. From what I have seen, the hardest thing to do well in Minecraft is to build small. Building big is relatively easy, particularly with McEdit and similar tools. The bigger challenge for me is to build detail on a small scale using a very limited set of blocks.

This version is unarmed. The only mechanism is the hatch. I am going to go work on a pirate version of this design that is armed.
CreditTexture pack by Doku (Dokucraft Light)
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greyman99
05/22/2014 6:23 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Ranger
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This is so cool man
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JonnyKrass
08/27/2011 8:19 pm
Level 27 : Expert Pirate
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Nice little ship, your right about small being hard.
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Amizez
08/26/2011 10:13 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
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really does look like a fish

good job brah.
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smiley4pie
08/26/2011 7:56 pm
Level 41 : Master Enchanter
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These type of projects are getting popular lol
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HeyAlaska
08/26/2011 11:14 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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If it isn't too much trouble, could you tell me the dimensions of the largest type of ballons you have made and the appropriate size hull to go with it?
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khanaris
08/26/2011 3:12 pm
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Pirate
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The largest balloon is a 15-wool-block diameter (plus wood frame on the outside), by 111 blocks long. That is on the Dreadnought, which uses two of them. The hull is about 100x21x34. There is also a lower balloon on that design so the total height is bigger.

If you are using a single balloon, a good rule of thumb is that the hull should be 4-6 blocks narrower than the width of the balloon, and about 2/3s as long. Less than that and the balloon looks too big. More than that and it doesn't look big enough. If you are using multiple balloons you can make the hull longer and wider without it looking strange.
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Kitsuna777
08/26/2011 10:29 am
Level 34 : Artisan Soldier
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neat
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nexuslord117
08/26/2011 9:02 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Scribe
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I liked this once since I saw it in the world save,overall good job with it mate,keep it up
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QroCakes
08/26/2011 6:31 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Engineer
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All together my favorite ship no idea why.
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ichinose87
08/26/2011 1:23 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Toast
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I've messed about with this in the world save and might post a few pics later on. Lots of changes including sliding side doors and 3 bolt throwers.
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