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Thinships #1
This is a concept I'm working on: Battleships so thin that they can engage their opponents offering a minimum target.
About this creation
The Blacktron II TS01 Heavy starfighter is the 1st model of Thinship I made. I was inspired by Steef's Longships (they actually came to mind as a parody of that theme). It's armed with two twin-mounted plasma cannons, and it has that thing in the middle, too. (I still didn't decide what it is, maybe additional shields)


Front view. This is ALL you get to see when it's attacking you.


Butt shot. (According to Kelso, always a win)


Opening canopy.


The cockpit and the control panel.


Form here you can appreciate in full its slender figure.




TS02 MAOX "Pranapheesh" light starfighter.


Now THIS is a difficult target! (You can actually see both sides of the pilot figgy!)


... and butt shot. All Thinships have their main shield emitters on the sides.


Opening windscreen. I think this is also a VOAT :)


The cockpit and the THIN control panel :)


Group shot. Here you can appreciate the difference between heavy and light Thinships :)


I know I said that "Zurgo's Land" was my last MOC pefore the MOColympics, but I was experimenting with new designs and this looked so good...

Would you like to see more Thinships in the future? Comment! :)

EDIT
The side attack issue: The thinships are meant to be a strike force, so they usually get 1st strike. Keep in mind that fighters with fixed weapons must always align themselves with their target anyway. Thinships would provide devastating frontal assaults to any formation thay're in. I think giving the ship some spin during disengagement (Like the Millennium Falcon did in "The Empire strikes back") should help defense greatly offering the enemy a blinking target.



Comments

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  November 23, 2013
Very good job!
Yuri  Fassio
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Perry McShane
  September 22, 2010
i love thinships
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  September 22, 2010
Quoting Perry McShane i love thinships
Thanks, I have another pair on the way :)
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  December 12, 2009
thinships have always been one of my most favorite creations since i heard a bout this website. they truly are imaginitive!
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  November 12, 2009
These are awesome! Have you thought of making them in Ice Planet 2002 or Futuron colors?
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  October 27, 2009
Hey Yuri, I suggested to Steef to combine Longships and Thinships in one group since they are "closely" related... and he agreed... Do you approve? http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/3391
Yuri  Fassio
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Blake B.
  October 24, 2009
Oh, here they are. Nice, mine is kinda bulky in the window areas, but I hope it still works. Would you make a group, please?
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  October 22, 2009
I apologize for not asking permission before I posted, but I notice you already commented on my version! Thanks! I need to investigate the movie you mentioned. Sounds really interesting! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  October 5, 2009
Really interesting concept - they remind me of tropical fish! original and really well executed :)
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  September 19, 2009
Ah, yet another great set of creations. I must say that the thing I enjoy the most about your creations is freshness of them. It's always a treat to open up your page and see something new that's always so simple and crisp. Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
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  August 24, 2009
I like the concept. I think I will give it a try, only in a couple of dimensions, and without the VOAT cockpit. Let's see where I take this train wreck of an idea (my idea, not yours) that I have in my head...
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  August 18, 2009
Pretty cool concept! like the color schemes!
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  August 17, 2009
Quoting Stuart Delahay Very good idea Yuri, I look forward to seeing what else you do with the theme.
You'll probably have to wait until after the Olympics...
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  August 17, 2009
Very good idea Yuri, I look forward to seeing what else you do with the theme.
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  August 16, 2009
This is a fascinating and original concept, to have warships and fighters so thin you can barely see them when facing them. Great idea, and great execution and design!
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  August 15, 2009
Very cool, I love the idea! Also, Blacktron!
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  August 15, 2009
Quoting Chris Phipson It's nice to see a ship deciding to take care of itself and stay thin. It should always eat he right fuel and excercise regularly and... yeah, this line of joke is not as funny as I hoped it would be. Nice concept you got here Yuri. Hope to see more of them in the future. Good luck in the Olympics! ~ Chris.
lol! The joke wasn't bad!
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  August 15, 2009
It's nice to see a ship deciding to take care of itself and stay thin. It should always eat he right fuel and excercise regularly and... yeah, this line of joke is not as funny as I hoped it would be. Nice concept you got here Yuri. Hope to see more of them in the future. Good luck in the Olympics! ~ Chris.
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  August 15, 2009
interesting designs, they sure are hard to hit I can imagine, great job
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  August 15, 2009
Very nice! to answer your question on more Thinships, i think you need an armada! Or 2! (Or 7)
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  August 14, 2009
i can never use that piece you used in the heavier thinship as a seat very well. it is just so oddly shaped that it forces you to build around it. not good if you are a space-conscious builder like me. congrats on doing what i could not
  August 14, 2009
its such a unique concept, everyone wants to build a big bulky cruiser and this simple look works well. Wonder when nasa will launch its first space-wafer. hehe. oh and man woulad a hanger be able to be filled well. they are like the smart car of space.
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  August 14, 2009
Excellent Yuri, I'd certainly like to see more Thinships!
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  August 12, 2009
Genius.
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  August 12, 2009
Nice! I like the main idea and the colors! The transparent pieces give a nice touch! By the way, could you please check this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/143477 Thanks!
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  August 12, 2009
Quoting Marcus Forsberg Great idea, very innovative and interesting. You could almost keep them in your jacket pockets...
Yeah, but you should fold them well first :)
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  August 12, 2009
Great idea, very innovative and interesting. You could almost keep them in your jacket pockets...
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  August 12, 2009
They were so thin, I thought they were supposed to be 2D!
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  August 12, 2009
Like everything you build, these are very orginal! I really like the idea and the fact that you gave them cockpits is awesome. I wonder if they would have trouble entering or leaving a planet's atmosphere?
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  August 12, 2009
I will definitely make more of these. And I can't wait to see Steef's Thinships...
Yuri  Fassio
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Brad Jasko
  August 11, 2009
Very impressive.I like the unique design.
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  August 11, 2009
A clever concept, and I admit surprise at seeing they have a pilot as well - they didn't look thick enough to house one in the pics. Nice job. Lee.
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  August 11, 2009
EPIC WIN ! Very, very original mate, the two are very interesting, love it !!!
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  August 11, 2009
Incredibly creative idea! I love the cockpit idea. ~Cleffy (Just trying out a new comment ender there.) ;-)
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  August 11, 2009
Original idea, and practical at that.
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  August 11, 2009
nice one! both of them look great!
  August 11, 2009
Top edit there. I was thinking along the same lines.
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  August 11, 2009
I just added a note about the side attacks issue.
Quoting Steef de Prouw Do you mind if I tried my hand at one?
You are welcome :)
Quoting Double R Yuri, when you said I had a unique set of estetichs, was that a good, or a bad thing?
Well, for that you'll just need to see the little smile near my name :) Thanks for all your comments.
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  August 11, 2009
impressive, you are right about frontal attacks, but what about sides attacks? its MUCH easier to hit...anyways, great concept!
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  August 11, 2009
Simple yet impressive and unique creation(s), simple is nice some times, keep it up >>> peace.. Firas
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  August 11, 2009
awesome! i like the orange one a lot because its thinner than the green one :) the cockpits are just great: ultrasimple and yet very cool! these are really futuristic! fantastic job;)
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  August 11, 2009
Ha, what a marvellous idea! Just awesome. Functional too. I can see a lot of potential in this. I was going to mention my longships, but I see that you already have ;-) Do you mind if I tried my hand at one?
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  August 11, 2009
This really has potential. Although I'd recommend you adding a few greeblings and blasters on the sides. Good day
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  August 11, 2009
I accept these into the VOAT family! You've built some crazy ships here, they both look great, the only problem would be attacks from the side. It's always fun to see such creative MOCs, thanks!
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  August 11, 2009
this is a very unique idea, well done! and for the missing details of my red battle suit, it was an older MOC, so you can see it here http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/143334 ;) thanks for your kind comments ^^
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  August 10, 2009
Nice work! When I read the description, I thought of the Decepticon that Ravage puked up into the All-Spark building in "Revenge of the Fallen".
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  August 10, 2009
Very good concept, just like disengagement bots, one of my newer projects, I won't be able to do them to scale, I don't think, but they are tiny little bots, just barely visible, that can go into a mecha, and seriously screw it's system up, even giving the controller the ability to take control of it.(wow that was a long sentence.)But Yuri, when you said I had a unique set of estetichs, was that a good, or a bad thing?
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  August 10, 2009
innovating and clever
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  August 10, 2009
Quoting Luke Chapman Wierd, I came this close to commenting on this just moments ago and then for some reason didn't, then I saw you'd commented on my VOAT and so I thought I'd oblige. This is indeed an awesome concept although I can't help but feel it's still a substantial target side on... or does it have a system of aligning itself so that it alway presents the slenderest possible target to any attackers? I prefer the second one, just 'cause it's a brick thick.
Well, keep in mind that fighters with fixed weapons must always align themselves with their target anyway. Thinships would provide devastating frontal assaults to any formation thay're in. I think giving the ship some rotation during disengagement should help defense greatly. Like the Millennium Falcon did in "The Empire strikes back" :)
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  August 10, 2009
Wierd, I came this close to commenting on this just moments ago and then for some reason didn't, then I saw you'd commented on my VOAT and so I thought I'd oblige. This is indeed an awesome concept although I can't help but feel it's still a substantial target side on... or does it have a system of aligning itself so that it alway presents the slenderest possible target to any attackers? I prefer the second one, just 'cause it's a brick thick.
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  August 10, 2009
MMMMOOOOORRRREEEE
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  August 10, 2009
Thin ships? Cool idea! Good use of those domes too.
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  August 10, 2009
Looks very good- great idea!
 
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