Nov 21 2014

Starship – 200ton JG Safari Ship (WIP)

Category: Deckplan,Project,Space Craft,StarshipMirco @ 4:46

Judges Guild 200ton Safari 234 Class by KZM Industries

The Simba Safari is one of the Safari 234 Class built by KZM Industries on Warlock (Ley – 0529). It has numerous special features designed for the Out Hunter. The hull form is a wedge shaped, streamlined, lifting body, easily maneuverable in an atmosphere. The Safari Class is designed for landings in rough terrain with specially strengthened support gear. Capable of 1 G accelleration and Jump 2, this vessel is fitted with fuel scoops and a purification plant for it’s 50 tons of fuel. The bridge is eqipped with control stations for four; pilot, navigator, engineer, and gunner. The computer installed is a Model/1 bis with standard software package. A double turret is installed on the single hardpoint, mounting a SandCaster and a Beam Laser. Auxiliary vehicles comprise an internally stowed 4-ton air/raft and a dorsally mounted 20ton Launch/Lifeboat. Two tons are reserwed for cargo, with special cages fitted to hold 10 and 13 tons respectively. Interior fittings are of high quality, and the living quarters are especially luxurious.

The first ship of it’s Class carries the name „Starflame Safari“, others carry the name of memorable adventures/ safaris/ journeys: e.g. Rubesa Patrol, Nebula Rover, Dawn Trek, Rimward Run, Wilderness Wanderer, or like this vessel Simba Safari.

My self declared mission is to model all the iconic CT starships. Of course I want to portray a few that haven’t been covered by other artists in much detail before, such as this little beauty. The Safari 234 Class 200dt Judges Guild Safari Ship was featured in the supplement Simba Safari published by Judges Guild and now re-published in PDF form by GDW aka Far Future Enterprises on

Vol Name TL Free Gs J PP Fuel Duration MCr Computer Crew Psgr. LB Notes
200 JG Safari Ship 14 25 1 2 2 50 one month 92.93 Computer Model/1 bis 6 8 0 sl,a/r,s20


 The image shows the ship with extracted wings and closed pop.up turret.

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Nov 07 2014

Starship – 2000ton Type-TI Frontier Transport

Category: Deckplan,Project,StarshipMirco @ 19:42

General Information

Using a 2000-ton, TL15 hull, the Type-TI_v0-5 Class Transport mounts jump drive-V, maneuver drive-V, and power plant-V, giving a performance of jump-2 and 2G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports a 2 parsec jump, at 200t per parsec, and 2 months of operations. Attached to the bridge are two Computer Model/5 std. There are 12 staterooms and 5 low berths. Installed weaponry include 3 T3 Missiles, 3 T3 Fusion Guns, and 4 T3 Sandcasters. The ship does not have cargo space. The ship has a streamlined hull, with scoops and intakes for frontier refueling.

Carried craft include 1 Cargo Shuttle, 1 Air/Raft Enclosed, and 1 Grapple Set Triple. The ship has 20 crew (3 bridge crew, 2 engineers, 12 gunners, 2 auxiliary flight crew, and 1 medic) but can be technically operated by 6 crew, and can carry 5 low passengers.


This craft is an adaption for the TI that I think is feasible IMTU, given the fact tha this is a company owned transport. The original ship had 12 Staterooms with double occupancy for all but command crew and a total crew of 20 (1 Bridge, 2 Engineer, 10 Gunnery, 2 Flight, 2 Troops, 2 Command, 1 Medic). It aso featured a nuclear damper and EM hardening. I will likely put some more work into the craft.

The MT version had triple Model/9 computers which woud add about MCr 250 to the standard design. Way too much. I believe I can live with two Model/5 bis computers but it wouldn’t be the same design. The MT Type-TI in TRaveller 5 would cost nearly as much as the Type-TJ.

Short info on the Traveller Wiki: Type-TI | Type-TJ

Deckplans found on the Inter-web

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Nov 06 2014

Starship – 300ton Star Class Armored Merchant

Category: Deckplan,News,StarshipMirco @ 17:02

300dt Armored Merchant

Using a 300-ton, TL12 hull, the Star v0.4 Class Armored Merchant mounts jump drive-E, maneuver drive-B, and power plant-E, giving a performance of jump-3 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports a 3 parsec jump, at 30t per parsec, and one month of operations. Attached to the bridge is a Computer Model/2bis std. There are 13 staterooms and 10 low berths. Installed weaponry include 1 T3 Missile, and 2 T3 Beam Lasers. Cargo capacity is 46 tons. The ship has a streamlined hull, with scoops for frontier refueling. The ship carries 1 Air/Raft Enclosed. The ship has 6 crew, and can carry 8 passengers and 10 low passengers.

Rhaan Interstellar Corp - 300dt Star Class Armored Merchant "Solar Flare"

Rhaan Interstellar Corp – 300dt Star Class Armored Merchant „Solar Flare“


Name TL Free Gs J PP Fuel Duration MCr Computer Crew Psgr. LB Notes


Armored Merchant 12 50 1 3 3 99 one month 135.36 Computer Model/2 bis 6 8 10 sl,a/r

I already modeled the ship some time ago and I think it came out very nicely. The one thing I am sure William H. Keith, Jr. would have done differently is the windows (there are Bill Kieth styled windows in a lot of Traveller starship images. If you’re interested I made a ship with two variants, one of which depicts this style.

My friend Bill Connors asked me if he could play with the model and I think he did a great job. So good that it put this ship off my priority list of starships „to texture“. See:

Aslan Nebula by AbaKon on deviantART

Starbound by AbaKon on deviantART

Armored Merchant WIP 05

Armored Merchant WIP 05

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Nov 05 2014

Starship – 1000ton Tukera Long Liner

Category: Deckplan,Project,StarshipMirco @ 15:45

100odt Tukera Long Liner

Using a 1000-ton streamlined hull, the Tukera Long Liner is a main-route passenger transport serving much of the Imperium. It mounts a  jump drive V,  maneuver drive E, and power plant V to supply power for one month of continuous operation, giving performance of Jump-4 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports a month of operations and one jump-4. On the bridge is a Model/4 computer. There are 50 staterooms and 5 emergency low berths. The ship has five hardpoints. Only one triple turret is usually installed; it carries a heterogeneous mix of one beam laser, one missile rack, and one sandcaster. The ship carries one vehicle: a 20-ton launch, grappled to the hull. Cargo capacity for the long-liner is 130 tons.


Scan from The Traveller Adventure, (c) FFE

The Long Liner requires a crew of 13: captain/pilot, astrogator, 6 engineers, medic, 3 stewards, and gunner. The pilot or astrogator operates the launch. The ship can carry up to 36 passengers.

1000;Tukera RT Long Liner;15;130;1;4;4;404;one Month;254.3;Model/4 std;13;36;14;s20, U, +33

Deckplan found on the Inter-webs

Image found on the Inter-webs

Design specs by Robert Eaglestone

Jun 18 2013

Starships – Type CM (Mercenary Cruiser) – HS33 Yamal

Category: Deckplan,Old News,StarshipMirco @ 16:00

My attempt to convert a RiftRoamers RPG (RR) original starship to Traveller. The craft was downsized as ships in RR tend to be larger in general. The appropriate size would have been 1200 tons in RR. However that would have been just another Kinunir which was not my intention.


The ship is designed following Traveller5 rules by using the Traveller5 ACS Shipyard (an online ship-design software for T5 by Robert Eaglestone)

Mercenary Cruiser
CM-HS33 Yamal
[General Shipyards]
Owner: Rhaan Industries
Disposition: In Service

The 800 ton Streamlined Yamal Class Merc Cruiser is a variant of the Broadsword built as an alternative to the Broadsword Merc Cruiser. It’s outer appearance loosely copies the lines of patrol corvette, while being larger of course.

Design requirements: 1 Modular Cutter  (in an external cradle mount accessible through the cargo bay), 2 additional Cutter modules  (in an external cradle mount accessible through the cargo bay), 2 20dt Gigs (in an external cradle mount accessible by special connection tubes), 2 Grav carriers (Lopec or Resolve carried aboard cutter modules, these craft show as overtonnage in the design).


Blocking out the major features in Blender

The design now features Maneuver 3, Jump 3, 3 Month of Powerplant operation and offers 95 tons of cargo space in addition to all the vehicles.

The Image below show the vessels’s Cutter and one of the thre special Container Modules.


Click on the link below to continue with the stats and later with the deck plans too.

Rescued article from old website. Unfortunately the second page is currently not available. It will return though.

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Jan 24 2013

Starship – 400dton Donosev Class ISV (WIP)

Category: Deckplan,Old News,Space Craft,Starship,VehicleMirco @ 18:39

The survey scout is a typical ship in service with the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service. Its function is to continually re-survey the interior regions of the Imperium, updating maps and charts, and maintaining beacons and markers for astrogation hazards.  The ship essentially serves much the same role as a modern day coast guard seagoing buoy tender, offshore supply vessel or ice breaker (or any combination thereof).

The ship is catagorised as Type SZ, or “Scout Experimental”, and in fact three different versions of this ship have been built.

The most recent, was the result of improvements to sensor placement made during the Second Survey and was producved in two variants. The Donosev Class Interstellar Survey Vessel was named after Master Chief Surveyor Villemina Donosev. Individual ships are named for famous scouts in the Imperial service.

As is the case with most modern Scout vessels, the Donosev-class is not equipped for use in hostile areas. The survey scout is a peaceful vessel, typically unarmed and inoffensive. It does, however, mount four hardpoints and can be armed with a variety of turrets and weaponry if necessary. The Donosev class survey scout is named for famous scouts in the Imperial service.


The Donosev ISV2 with three Air/Raft Hangarbays and the Modular Cutter undocked

This is probably the one ship that is truly asymmetrical in shape among the Traveller starships and possibly because of this it was not very highly regarded amongs players I used to play Traveller with. However, I liked the old Donno because it is the perfect base ship for a medium crew.

I plan to model two variants. One variant I call the ISV2 with three Hurricane Air/Rafts and the one variant I call ISV1 with a Kankurur Grav Carrier in a single larger Hangarbay in place of the Air/Rafts. Both vehicles are depicted in DGP’s 101 Vehicles, so I’ll go from there. No idea how to fit that Kankurur into the hull though.

Please note that the designations ISV1 and ISV2 that I use in this text are non-canon and used only to differentiate the two models. Both are Donosev Class vessels.


The Donosev ISV1 with a large Hangar for the Kankurur Grav Carrier and the Modular Cutter undocked

I remeber to have read somewhere (DGP’s Grand Survey?) that the Hangar Bay of roughly a quarter of the Donosevs in service is about 2m higher and 1.5m wider but the remainder of vessel otherwise unchanged. That’s not easy to implement without outer changes on the craft, as you can’t simply go up or inward as there are are likely staterooms, corridors and laboratory spaces (as well as the brigde above the bay.

Perhaps a bulge beneath the vehicle bay to allow for the extra height and width. The render above shows my approach with the bulge beneath the command section which was widened by pushing the outer wall another 1,5m into space.

The resulting ship will be 135kl or aproximately 10dt larger in tonnage, which is or could be a problem. 410dt is well within the often cited 5% tollerance, which on the other hand was only meant to account for deckplan variance.

Just from a modeling point of view one could assume the ISV1 being at about 405dt and the ISV2 at 395dt which would account for the ten tons difference and reduce the error to plus/minus 1.25% as compared to the calculated volume of 400dt. At least I am well prepared to accept that, until I have my copy of Traveller5 which I plan to use for calculating all my Traveller ships.

The Subcraft and Vehicles


The Tech level 15 Kankurur class Scout survey Grav Carrier was commissioned in 1097 – following a design dating back to 1095 – and is equipped to support both survey and exploration missions with full crews. .  The Kankurur is a large pradtory bird native to Vland that was often trained as a courier animal capable of carrying up to 20kg of cargo in its talons. Consequently named vehicles often carry the names of significant native animals of the worlds of the Imperium.

The vehicles’ sealed environment allows forl full pressurized life support for its crew. An airlock in the aft section opens to the roof as well as aft. A galley, four fold-up bunks, and a fresher allow extended missions. On the bridge, the basic controls are computer enhanced to increase the efficency and safety of operation. EMS active and passive sensors, a neutrino sensor, and a densitometer give a full range of information to the surveyers on board. A Meson communicator allows near-instant contact with any other station within planetary range.

In addition to the crew (pilot and five operators or passengers) the grav carrier can carry 0.5 ton of cargo in the main cabin and 1.5 ton in the airlock. Unloaded, the craft weighs about 60 tons; with crew and maximum cargo it weighs about 95 tons. Top speed is at 240kph, cruise at 180kph and NOE at 190kph. The vehicle costs about 10.650.000 Cr amf displaces 11 tons. Length 15.25m, width: 8.30m, height:  7.50m.

The 50ton Modular Cutter


The Hurricane Air/Raft


The ship stats can be found here:

A deckplan I found wandering through the web:–files/ships%3Adonosev/mod-donosev.pdf


Jesse DeGraff did one that can be seen here, here and here.

I use his progress report as reference material:

Ian Steed did one that can be seen here:


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24 2013