“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. It appears our FTL drives have malfunctioned, and we have jumped to a sector of space not under Colonial control.
It will take approximately an hour to recalculate to our previous position. Thank you for your patience.”
Last night I finally began to work with an alternative to Illustrator I purchased some time ago. iDraw is designed around core Mac OS X technologies, and is also available for iOS:
Yes, this is a flying saucer, harkening back to the heyday of the 50s and 60s! It possesses FTL drive and engages jumps along its Z-axis, as opposed to the XY-axes so common among science-fiction ships. And this ship may make an appearance, so stay tuned!
Let’s get to work! Let me tell you about the Heroic Ship this series is named for.
The Battlestar Rubicon (BS-78) is the Flagship for Battlestar Group 78, and a Valkyrie-class Battlestar. She was commissioned on Colonial Day, 2 BCH, at the Picon Fleet Shipyards. Commanding Officer: Commander Darleen A. Hughes Executive Officer: Major Harold Fisk (a cousin to Jack) DIMENSIONS:
Will be updated as official word arrives. CREW:
400 Marines ARMAMENTS:
16 dual-mounted turrets
32 heavy dual-function turrets also capable of launching anti-fighter missiles
24 point-defense guns
4 main guns
6 Ship-to-Ship Class D Missile Silos AIR SUPPORT:
40 Vipers (two air wings), 12 Raptors (one wing), 4 shuttlecraft POWER:
2 Tylium-energized main fusion reactors PROPULSION:
4 Sublight drives
2 FTL spin-sync systems
32 RCS thrusters