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The Dauntless: bounty hunter space ship

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Dr- Mackeroth's Avatar Dr- Mackeroth
Level 41 : Master Unicorn

The Dauntless is a star cruiser custom designed and built for the two infamous bounty hunters Orion and Kyros Rex. It serves as their base of operations and home as they travel from planet to planet looking for work and trouble. It's been through many a scrap, but by virtue of good construction, excellent piloting, and a bit of luck, it's made it through needing only 7 complete refits. It's a tough line of busniess, okay?

The front half of the ship was salvaged from alien wreckage. The hull was completed by Ion Industries, who added cargo, weapons, fuel, and an engine system, throwing in a shuttle as part of the deal. The power and shields systems were provided by the Arcadia Group, and the living space interiors were installed as a favour by the retiring chair of Provincial Cottages.

It's powered by a Kugelblitz (look it up if you don't know). It uses a 2% salt water solution as its fuel with the salt being 80% enriched uranium tetrabromide, capable of producing 10MN of thrust and accelerating the ship at up to 10G with an Isp of 400,000s. Its delta-V is 30% c, taking 3 and a half days to accelerate to this maximum speed at full throttle (probably exploding in the process due to the extreme stress on the superstructure from what amounts a constant stream of nuclear explosions going off behind it)

It's not designed for open combat but carries a supply of low-yield nuclear lances and has three railgun turrets for point defense with not-quite 360 coverage. It also a 1.2GW laser with a pitched gimbal mount.


The ship is 94 blocks long, 40 blocks wide, and 29 blocks high (when you include the height from the shuttle docked underneath it). 14,578 blocks in total, all placed by hand (no editing programs were used, except to measure it at the end), totalling around 22 hours work.

I've crammed 51 rooms into the ship, despite a third of the interior space being fuel tanks. The download includes a lot of signs to help you navigate your way around; even I was getting lost in it. Here's a list (try and find them all!):
  1. Cargo bay
  2. Main airlock
  3. Emergency airlock A
  4. Emergency airlock B
  5. Emergency pressure suits
  6. Storm shelter
  7. Shuttle
  8. Missile silo
  9. Port turret
  10. Starbound turret A
  11. Starbound turret B
  12. Armoury
  13. VIP guest bedroom
  14. Standard guest bedroom
  15. Orion's bedroom
  16. Rex's bedroom
  17. Game's room
  18. Reading room
  19. Garden (very important on long space missions)
  20. Main living space
  21. Kitchen
  22. Bathroom
  23. Gym
  24. Brig
  25. Control room
  26. Medical ward
  27. Cryostasis chamber
  28. Central stairwell
  29. Central corridor B (Central corridor A doesn't seem to exist)
  30. Upper corridor
  31. Starbound corridor A
  32. Starbound corridor B
  33. Stern corridor
  34. Kugelblitz
  35. Kugelblitz maintenance area
  36. Engine room upper
  37. Engine room lower
  38. Engine control room
  39. Shield generator
  40. Coolant storage
  41. Battery room
  42. Life support
  43. Waste management
  44. Bow sensor array
  45. Stern sensor array
  46. Laser operations
  47. Storage room (there's quite a few but most are unsigned)
  48. Maintenance corridor Port A
  49. Maintenance corridor Port B
  50. Maintenance corridor central
  51. Maintenance corridor stern

This was quite a difficult build for me, as the Dauntless is by far the largest build I've completed with a full interior. I have a tendency to go way overboard with interiors, cramming as much as I can into the space available - made more challenging by the highly complex shape of the ship. It's also the first time I've tried to make an asymmetrical ship - something that's notorious to pull off but can have excellent results if done well (Think: Millennium Falcon). And then, on top of that, I chose an organic style (which I'm terrible at), a bizarre colour scheme, and had to blend the disparate styles used by the different 'companies' that worked on the ship without it looking like a total mess. Fun. But, I am very happy with the result.
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09/11/2016 5:47 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Goblin
Misterymob475's Avatar
This is amazing!
09/02/2016 12:50 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Robot
PrototypeTheta's Avatar
Since when were you still alive?

Great work as always though. Could have sworn kugelblitz was a proposed late war German SPAAG though.
09/03/2016 4:57 am
Level 41 : Master Unicorn
Dr- Mackeroth
Dr- Mackeroth's Avatar
I've been alive since I was born. That's generally how these things work. I just haven't been playing Minecraft much the past few years as I've gotten older.
09/02/2016 6:31 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
xxxtonymontanaxxx's Avatar
How you got that many rooms in that ship is a mystery, but it is really awesome!
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