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Author Topic: TyRuben Ellingson Dropship Art  (Read 10420 times)

Adam802
Apr 27, 2020, 03:52:33 PM
Reply #15 on: Apr 27, 2020, 03:52:33 PM
Still upset we got the Ridley prequel garbage instead of this.


The Eighth Passenger
Apr 27, 2020, 04:22:25 PM
Reply #16 on: Apr 27, 2020, 04:22:25 PM
Why does it have wheels?

In order to reverse over the container when doing a pickup aboard a ship.

It can also just trundle away after dropping off a crate, instead of having to take off again.

'Cos drop ships are spaceships based on helicopters.

Virtually all military helicopters have wheels.




Predalien39
Apr 27, 2020, 06:36:51 PM
Reply #19 on: Apr 27, 2020, 06:36:51 PM
Still would love to see this get made. 
Its too bad Terminator: Dark Fate did so so badly. 
The red carpet tease by Cameron hinting at trying to get this jump-started would have way more weight if Terminator had done well with his involvement.  I could see Disney being like, "Well, if he could re-ignite Terminator, he can help re-ignite Aliens."
I don't see this ever being made, but a man can hope.


RidgeTop
Apr 27, 2020, 08:32:09 PM
Reply #20 on: Apr 27, 2020, 08:32:09 PM
I love seeing stuff like this, Wasn’t there something similar in ACM that was carrying the queen and got knocked down by the marines?



I made the connection as well, yeah that game did have some larger cargo dropships in it.



SM
Apr 27, 2020, 10:06:21 PM
Reply #21 on: Apr 27, 2020, 10:06:21 PM
Why does it have wheels?

In order to reverse over the container when doing a pickup aboard a ship.

It can also just trundle away after dropping off a crate, instead of having to take off again.

'Cos drop ships are spaceships based on helicopters.

Virtually all military helicopters have wheels.

Hueys don't.

Either way, the design is derivative and the wheels just look clunky and tacked on.  If this was a starting point to something new - great.  But I don't care for it as a final design.


The Eighth Passenger
Apr 28, 2020, 04:07:58 PM
Reply #22 on: Apr 28, 2020, 04:07:58 PM
Hueys don't.

Apaches do which is the helicopter Cameron based his dropship design on.



Helicopter Skycranes all have wheels as well which Ellingson's design is based on:



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But I don't care for it as a final design.

And no problem with that, I'm just saying it's a sound design that could actually work in a real-world scenario. We all have different aesthetic preferences, some will like it, some won't.


« Last Edit: Apr 28, 2020, 04:25:53 PM by The Eighth Passenger »


TC
Apr 28, 2020, 04:55:44 PM
Reply #24 on: Apr 28, 2020, 04:55:44 PM
i like the concept but some of the details don't ring true.

As a "variant" you can't be swapping the landing strut arrangement around. The original had two in front and one in rear, this one has one in front and two in rear. That would require a major redesign of the load bearing airframe inside, something beyond a "variant."

Also the vectored thrust jets poke out from strange places now. Although the ones in the back look OK. (Presumably to lift the weight of the cargo).

As for wheels? Look authentic to me.

TC


Caotain Dallas at Thedus
Apr 28, 2020, 09:53:37 PM
Reply #25 on: Apr 28, 2020, 09:53:37 PM
State Of The Bad-Ass Art!!FOX show face&greenlight Both Neill&Ridley!!!!!!!!


Capt.Dallas at Thedus
Apr 28, 2020, 09:56:17 PM
Reply #26 on: Apr 28, 2020, 09:56:17 PM
So Sulaco was Conestoga Class Battle Wagon&Dropship's were Cheyenne???


Prez
Apr 29, 2020, 12:09:19 AM
Reply #27 on: Apr 29, 2020, 12:09:19 AM
Hoping that maybe ... just maybe this gets the Dark Horse 'Unproduced screenplay' treatment too




 

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