I just went looking for 3D models of EvE ships and found them on CGTrader and Thingiverse. They don’t look very detailed, but I would appreciate it if anyone with experience could tell us how they rate in terms of model quality. Anything that CCP puts out needs to be better than the free ones if they want to sell enough to be profitable.
Hell, if anyone has a high-quality model that they wouldn’t mind sending to CCP as a proof-of-concept that this could work, maybe they should mail it to them? There have been some pretty amazing models created for the game, like the ones made by j44shipyards and bursickas.
Hell, looking at the latter makes me wonder how they could be fit into Star Wars: Armada as options for a crossover fleet battle!
That depends on the scales the makers choose to work with. Model kits for the new Space Battleship Yamato anime(s) use both 1/1000 and 1/500 scales for the ships themselves and 1/72 for the strike craft. (You can find them here)
Considering their size, I think titan models would have to use a smaller scale than the rest of the ships in order to to prevent costs for the producers and the buyers becoming utterly prohibitive, to say nothing of the amount of space required to house them.
Then we have the actual ship sizes themselves to deal with because apparently there was a “great resizing” back in 2014 or so that made frigates like the Rifter go from “747”–>“naval destroyer” in terms of size.
Not to mention how supercarriers are supposed to be supercapital ships like titans but are - relatively speaking - only slightly bigger than standard carriers.
…why did CCP stop calling them motherships, anyway?