Re-Release: Principal-class Freighter

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Re-Release: Principal-class Freighter

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Post by Vince T » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:42 pm

Happy New Year, Everyone! Think we can all agree 2020 was a bust in general, nevertheless it was an incredible year for XWA! Let's move on and build upon that!

My series of model updates continues, this time with a newly polished Principal-class Armored Freighter. Formerly known as the Liberator Corvette, I've decided change the name a long while ago and finally given the model a much needed update.
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The Principal is an armoured freighter in service to KCL Corporate Forces. Measuring about 150 meters it is constructed by the independent Chicono Yards, designed for both transporting valuable cargo and protecting it and accompanying other freighters on their transit through unsecured territory.
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Being primarily a freighter the Principal's speed and manoeuvrability are below average which is why the ship is rarely seen as part of any sanctioned military force. However, its strong shields, thick armor and considerable number of defensive turrets more than make up for that. In addition, its ability to carry a pair of snub fighters make it a popular choice for transporting high-value goods and hold its own against pirate attacks.
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For this update, I've converted all textures to HD, added several tweaks and improvements here and there along with the obligatory addition of LOD, .ini and .mat files.

Also this is the first model to come with a set of Skins instead of FG colors, which are placed outside the OPT and can be tweaked to your heart's content. Click the link below to check it out!

As always you can get this model from your local X-Wing HQ!

That's all, now get out there and have fun!
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Post by JeremyaFr » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:34 am

Nice :thumbs:

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Post by Ace Antilles » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:17 pm

Kinda reminds me a little of a Stormtrooper Transport. I like it :)
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Post by Vince T » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:52 pm

Heh, never looked at it that way, but now that you mention it, I get what you mean!
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Post by Bman » Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:54 am

Nice. New target ships for the Empire. :D
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Post by Vince T » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:45 am

Well good luck with that! I watched 5 of these gun down an ISD2 in 30 seconds XD

Small capships using regular lasers are hopelessly OP!
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Post by PunkFriday » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:10 pm

Excellent work! Can I assume that all available downloads on your site are compatible with the new xwau format?

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Post by Vince T » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:43 pm

Those that are available, yes. Many are currently undergoing revision for that very purpose
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Post by Vince T » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:19 pm

Hey all, Principal-class Freighter update 1.3 is now available for download!

Version 1.3:
- Reverted tri-faces back to quad-faces to improve performance
- Fixed a bug where some of the turret bases were missing

As always you can get the model at your local X-Wing HQ!
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