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#1 ErikB

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

I have always thought the Z-95 looks like ass. This is a problem, as no one wants to fly an unattractive starfighter.

 

This version, from here,

 

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is, however actually pretty cool. And it better fits the descriptions of the craft from its original appearance. Now there is some retcon at work that this is a Mk1 Headhunter, but really, sod that, this is just cooler all round.

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:52 AM

It doesn't look like ass, but the Head Hunter should look like what it is, obsolete. It was impressive twenty years ago, but like the Cloakshape, is a poor choice kept around for underfunded governments and groups that can't afford the good stuff.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:32 AM

Those look cool, but they don't look like the Z-95 much. They also don't look like the predecessor of the X-wing much either. It made me think more of the Colonial Viper then the X-wing at first glance.


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#4 whafrog

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:10 AM

Headhunters look fine to me



#5 Daegren

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

It is your game. Not everyone can afford a X-wing. Call it a Z-95A1 up the stats and cost slightly.
Either wayit looks great.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:42 AM

If I remember right WEG had that the Z-95 Headhunter was one of the most altered starfighter staring out looking more like a F-16 then an X-Wing, so i can see these being part of the Z-95 lore. I like their looks.  :)


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

The one in the middle below was from the same website. It makes more sense to me. Especially with the lasers on the wing tips, it seems more of a direct ancestor of the X-wing.

 

The others are cool also though. Perhaps they could be sold as a prototype Z-95 replacement that lost out to the X-wing. Only 5 were made and the players stumble upon 2 of them....

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

Sounds like a nice smash and grab.  Perhaps even a good find in a hidden Imp base.  I could go on.. 


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

Those look a bit like Vipers from Battlestar Galactica.

 

Cool, but still not a Headhunter, which is noted as a predecessor of the X-Wing.

 

Also note that the Z-95s were used during the Clone Wars, and there is a variant (we see it in the films) that has a gunner seat and S-Foils that are locked in attack position during combat.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

The business about Mk I vs Mk II Z95s stems from the difference between its original novel series description (particularly the movable swept wings) and later illustrations as a very direct T-65 design predecessor. The Z-95 has been a very long-running model series so the rationale has been there's a lot of variations.

 

I rather like the MkII look, it's a very straight-forward design, and the bubble canopy and large cowl adds a nice sleekness without being overly fancy. 

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

I like the popular Z-95s, but I think these models are pretty cool A1s, and are a lot more attractive than some of the other suggested Z-95 progenitors.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

Also note that the Z-95s were used during the Clone Wars, and there is a variant (we see it in the films) that has a gunner seat and S-Foils that are locked in attack position during combat.

 

Are you talking about the ARC-170?  The Z-95 doesn't have S-Foils.

 

Well, okay, there's one example of one that does.  But, Booster Terrik heavily modified that one.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

 

Also note that the Z-95s were used during the Clone Wars, and there is a variant (we see it in the films) that has a gunner seat and S-Foils that are locked in attack position during combat.

 

Are you talking about the ARC-170?  The Z-95 doesn't have S-Foils.

 

Well, okay, there's one example of one that does.  But, Booster Terrik heavily modified that one.

 

Sorry, mixed up the ARC-170 with a Z-95. Something in my brain said that the ARC was based off of/around the Z-95. I guess it's the Clone Wars references that often come up.

 

And yeah, Booster Terrik had one with S-Foils, but it's also Booster Terrik. I think he's exempt from most rules like that. . .


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

I have to say, I love the ARC-170.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:54 PM

 

Also note that the Z-95s were used during the Clone Wars, and there is a variant (we see it in the films) that has a gunner seat and S-Foils that are locked in attack position during combat.

 

Are you talking about the ARC-170?  The Z-95 doesn't have S-Foils.

 

Well, okay, there's one example of one that does.  But, Booster Terrik heavily modified that one.

 

That was the one Wedge flew when he was a kid, right?


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:43 PM

The Z-95s were based off of concept art from LucasArts before they settled on the final X-wing design. That is why the drawings in the old WEG books didn't look that great. WEG was using what little they had to expand on what was released in just a few movies to flesh out the SW universe.

There are so many other possibilities, so why not just give the ship its own name/designation. That works better than forcing a reimaging onto something already familiar.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:42 AM

 

 

Also note that the Z-95s were used during the Clone Wars, and there is a variant (we see it in the films) that has a gunner seat and S-Foils that are locked in attack position during combat.

 

Are you talking about the ARC-170?  The Z-95 doesn't have S-Foils.

 

Well, okay, there's one example of one that does.  But, Booster Terrik heavily modified that one.

 

That was the one Wedge flew when he was a kid, right?

 

Yes, It was a comic.  I took the "S-foil" version of the Z-95 to be a lazy artist.  The artwork for the whole comic was rather subpar.  I couldn't look past the artist's "interdictor" ship as an ISD with big boobs

 

A lot of the WEG ships created for star wars came out from concept art of known ships.  Z-95 was the X-wing, Victory-Class destroyers were the ISD.  Torpedo spheres the Death star.

 

it is suppose to look like crap.  The OP probly thinks the Mellenium Falcon should look all slick and streamlined like some Nabooian ship


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:51 AM

I love those 'new' headhunters.  They are very reminiscent of an old Navy jet fighter, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

I see these headhunters and all I picture are the arwing from star fox. "Do a barrel roll!"
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

I see these headhunters and all I picture are the arwing from star fox.

 

I don't see that as a problem.

 

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