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[1.8.X] Tantares - Stockalike Soyuz and MIR [20.0][10/11/2019]

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Beale, You're really on a roll. How do you design models so quickly? Do you work in Unity as part of your day job?

I had some extra time and designed a "modern" Tanta-MIG styled after the 35. Lighter, twin engines, one large TAC canister and three small ones. The TantaMIG flies like a dream. Sadly, my first flight almost ended in disaster when I ran out of fuel. I was cocky. I thought that I could get into orbit with only 1/4th a tank of fuel. Pride goeth before the parachute.

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While I am playing around, perhaps some of you part welders would like to do this? :)

http://puu.sh/eGNet/9b9861ef2a.jpg

Oh goodness! What an interesting little ship! Could you include it? It would be a fun little space taxi to play around with.

Also, this Soyuz revamp looks really great. At this point I think Tantares is like an official unofficial expansion pack for Kerbal, considering how well made and fleshed out the parts!

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I've never heard groovy cat used before!!

Great docking probe, lifelike yet stock-a-like at the same time!! I don't know how you do it!

Also, why are you called Beale?

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Beale, You're really on a roll. How do you design models so quickly? Do you work in Unity as part of your day job?

I had some extra time and designed a "modern" Tanta-MIG styled after the 35. Lighter, twin engines, one large TAC canister and three small ones. The TantaMIG flies like a dream. Sadly, my first flight almost ended in disaster when I ran out of fuel. I was cocky. I thought that I could get into orbit with only 1/4th a tank of fuel. Pride goeth before the parachute.

http://imgur.com/a/zdNli

Cool jet!

How do you make these designs? My attempts always crash and burn.

Oh goodness! What an interesting little ship! Could you include it? It would be a fun little space taxi to play around with.

Also, this Soyuz revamp looks really great. At this point I think Tantares is like an official unofficial expansion pack for Kerbal, considering how well made and fleshed out the parts!

Too kind :blush:

I'll see if I can make a quick and dirty weld of it.

I've never heard groovy cat used before!!

Great docking probe, lifelike yet stock-a-like at the same time!! I don't know how you do it!

Also, why are you called Beale?

How about groovy dawg? :wink:

Many thanks!

Beale: I cannot explain this with saying my full name and a long convoluted explanation of how it relates to it, so, it is a mystery!

I took the existing parts for a test spin:

Mainly testing doors, but here are some shots.

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Lights, far too yellow.

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I love the lights! Hopefully all VA parts will have 'em once aswell!

Thanks!

And, yeah, sure :)

Night docking:

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I cannot explain this with saying my full name and a long convoluted explanation of how it relates to it, so, it is a mystery!

I took the existing parts for a test spin:

Mainly testing doors, but here are some shots.

http://puu.sh/eHv8Z/fdf37b0d77.jpg

http://puu.sh/eHvfr/8264bd24b1.jpg

http://puu.sh/eHvi5/4ac55a76df.jpg

http://puu.sh/eHvsf/f64df2591c.jpg

Lights, far too yellow.

http://puu.sh/eHvjd/c33ff305d8.jpg

Bealeiloveyou! Thisisabsloutelytotallygorgeous! :kiss:

Would like to mess already with it's textures! :3

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Bealeiloveyou! Thisisabsloutelytotallygorgeous! :kiss:

Would like to mess already with it's textures! :3

Many thanks :)

Textures:

I put Hamal_Control_A_psd and Tantares_Orbital_A_psd into the repo, as they are totally finished.

Still adding stuff to Tantares_Crew_A_psd, so I retain that for a while.

of course, they are damn useless until people have the models.

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Many thanks :)

Textures:

I put Hamal_Control_A_psd and Tantares_Orbital_A_psd into the repo, as they are totally finished.

Still adding stuff to Tantares_Crew_A_psd, so I retain that for a while.

of course, they are damn useless until people have the models.

I will try to make a white and light blue OM coloring from Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and a green "good ol' Soviet" one. :)

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Cool jet!

How do you make these designs? My attempts always crash and burn.

I designed only spaceplanes for an entire month. I find designing custom rockets tedious now, but spaceplanes are always a fun challenge. Actually, the only reason that I use rockets these days is because of historical parts packs like Tantares. :)

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I will try to make a white and light blue OM coloring from Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and a green "good ol' Soviet" one. :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Apollo-Soyuz-Test-Program-artist-rendering.jpg/500px-Apollo-Soyuz-Test-Program-artist-rendering.jpg

Nice!

A tip for anyone who wants to recolor really: if you simply use the paint bucket tool on the "base" layer, everything should still look the same, all layers above "base" are basically multipliers to add detail.

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I designed only spaceplanes for an entire month. I find designing custom rockets tedious now, but spaceplanes are always a fun challenge. Actually, the only reason that I use rockets these days is because of historical parts packs like Tantares. :)

I see.

Well it is good to hear!

Maybe I should design a plane model, to help me learn to build them.

My most successful plane, basically a Cessna 152.

The SRBs are a silly extra, it takes off and glides comfortably at 20m/s

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I will try to make a white and light blue OM coloring from Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and a green "good ol' Soviet" one. :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Apollo-Soyuz-Test-Program-artist-rendering.jpg/500px-Apollo-Soyuz-Test-Program-artist-rendering.jpg

But... Soyuz 19 had green and white colored thermal blankets, not white and blue.

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Those pics of the soyuz revamp look great!

Looking forward to the release.

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Ah, I'm sorry, there was a second Soyuz in those Intercosmos colouring in case the first one will go wrong.

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Those pics of the soyuz revamp look great!

Looking forward to the release.

Thanks! :)

Solar panel.

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Actual geometry on the underside now

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*Soyuz intensifies* HNNNNG

:)

Beale, can you make animation tutorial?

Yes, I think maybe it would be good for part 5.

Emissive also. I just have not the time to write and compile it at the moment.

I like your soyuz revamp. feels abit more realistic

also would the next update break crafts?

Thanks :)

Yes, it will absolutely break any crafts using old Soyuz parts, it's a shame, but it has to be done.

Update to some other craft (Salyut for example) would not break saves, because they were built to scale from the start, but the previous Soyuz was flat out the wrong size.

TL;DR Undock your Soyuz(s), de-orbit and recover the crew, or they may disappear on update! :sealed:

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The "generic" solar panel texture is empty, but soon, everything will be in it.

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:)

Thanks

Yes, it will absolutely break any crafts using old Soyuz parts, it's a shame, but it has to be done.

Update to some other craft (Salyut for example) would not break saves, because they were built to scale from the start, but the previous Soyuz was flat out the wrong size.

No, thank YOU. your mod is art

It's like a painting that's constantly updated, and every time it does, it gets even more awesome.

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Something in SM was making me feel weird and I had no idea what it was, but then when I saw the soyuz pic, I found that it is because SM is just too blank and bottom RCS thrusters are standing

Out too much. OM and DM really awesome, but I don't know how good is SM. I liked the old one more

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