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Edouard Guillaume merchant cruiser
About this creation
Unlike most other freighters, which are often specialised to transport one exact cargo, this ship transports almost everything. Spacious cargo holds, giant tanks for any fluids, two hangars for smaller ships all together form unlimited possibilities of freight.

Add to that ability to connect with almost any type of ship due to various anchoring points, ability to refuel most ships, and you get simply flying supermarket.



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   Unlike other Swiss ships, this one is totally asymmetrical. The design changed lots, to make the ship more and more universal.



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   New version has whole left side rebuit, both to make it better looking and more practical.



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   Flying supermarket also has to be flying FAST, to quickly get to customers here and there.



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   he ship measures 58 studs, which is for now my record. Of course it is mostly because of that nose, but still it is one large fish to catch ;]

58 studs = 145 plates;
One plate in this scale is 2 meters;
Ship length in meters: 290m.



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   Underside was build to be as good as the "upperside". The whole model is based on spine with studs on 2 sides and 2 clear sides, then encased with typical brick-based shell. However do not think that building it was easy, asymmetry generates lots of problems :)



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   Three nice shots where I've played with focus. Really makes me "see" the length of this ship in reality.



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   First set of tanks.



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   Second set of tanks. Also, notice the hangar bay - it is opened on both sides. I couldn't to better floor, as any changes to it would change the outside look.



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   Second hangar bay, smaller but still spacious. I struggled lots before I found out this solution, which is so simple and beautiful... :)



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   The only one part that I do not like so much. The spine idea worked nicely for 54 studs of the ship; however installing engines proved to be a serious pain. I ended up with that, which is clearly not what I wanted.



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   Classical (for me) bridge - black, filled with sensors, red windows, mounted in the very aft of the ship. If the engines were done properly, the bridge would be exactly over them.



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   New, redefinied underside greebles. Now they are connected with upper set properly, making the ship looking a bit more understandable. It is really "killing chaos by putting more chaos" :)



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   Pumping pipes. They have large and small tips, and each leads to its own tank system.



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   A small fleet of private (or not :P) freighters hungry for cargo or fuel. Or just full of people wanting to buy something at exclusive Guillaume's shops ;]



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   Edouard Guillaume merchant cruiser has 6 small connection points, 2 large, 3 rigid pipes and one not rigid, extendable. Here all 5 of smaller ships found a place to dock without any problems.



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   Extendable pipe.



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   Large-diameter docking point in use.



Comments

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  October 23, 2006
Awesome ship man! Great mix of techniques and styles, a microscale classic!
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  October 20, 2006
I love microscale hangars, so this gets a 5/5 by default. Simply awesome.
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  October 20, 2006
Brilliant asymmetrical design. Nice job!
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  October 20, 2006
Loves it.
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  October 20, 2006
delicious! this swiss fleet of yours is really nice...specially the microscaled ships...check out my homeworld microscale ships if you have time ...its basically the same idea and scale but the looks are very different that s why i think its interesting!;) great job again...(i like the hangars ...but prefer mine :p )
 I like it 
  October 20, 2006
cool like this a lot. great detail ps dont forget to review my mocs
 
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