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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Matters of Scale: Nostromo vis-a-vis Prometheus Reply with quote

So let's get down to it, guys...

Has anyone seen vehicle stats on Prometheus? Curious to see how she compares to her poor cousin Nostromo. Very Happy The Verizon plans don't include dimensions.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Matters of Scale: Nostromo vis-a-vis Prometheus Reply with quote

FenGiddel86 wrote:
So let's get down to it, guys...

Has anyone seen vehicle stats on Prometheus? Curious to see how she compares to her poor cousin Nostromo. Very Happy The Verizon plans don't include dimensions.


I haven't seen any official stats but I think the Nostromo is VAST compared to Prometheus. HUGE in fact. Look at Nostromo's engine rooms for a start, and Prometheus' garage. Off the top of my head I'm gonna say that Nostromo is at least 4 times the size of Prometheus.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nostromo: ex-military vessel converted to a raffinery puller=lot's of power and huge compared to Prometheus.

Prometheus: research-exploration vessel=small: no need to land on planets and sometime difficult access with a freakin' vessel the size of a small city Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Nostromo: ex-military vessel converted to a raffinery puller=lot's of power and huge compared to Prometheus.

Prometheus: research-exploration vessel=small: no need to land on planets and sometime difficult access with a freakin' vessel the size of a small city Confused


That's interesting joberg, I've never heard the Nostromo was ex-military, where's that from?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was mentioned(on this board or others) that the first paint job for the Nostromo was yellow and that the vessel was powerful enough to tow a space raffinery(maybe too powerfull, since the raffinery platform has its own engines and turbines). I don't recall the specifics exactly, but I'm sure others who are more familiar with the story will chime in
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
I think it was mentioned(on this board or others) that the first paint job for the Nostromo was yellow and that the vessel was powerful enough to tow a space raffinery(maybe too powerfull, since the raffinery platform has its own engines and turbines). I don't recall the specifics exactly, but I'm sure others who are more familiar with the story will chime in


Yeah you're definitely correct on the yellow paintjob, I think it was based on the design that Brian Johnson pulled off the wall believing it was one of Foss's (when in fact it was a Cobb design). I always thought the yellow was just what the model makers went with based on the design drawing, rather than any military designation. Of course, I believe Ridley was the one responsible for ordering the grey paintover.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brownclaw wrote:
I believe Ridley was the one responsible for ordering the grey paintover.


He was; happened about the same time I think as the cathedral-like spires being taken off the Refinery, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The USCSS Prometheus is 560 ft long.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Space Jockey
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Space Jockey wrote:
The USCSS Prometheus is 560 ft long.



Whoah, where's that from SJ??
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That image is part of the concept art done for the movie that has been released over the last week on various websites (AVP Galaxy is one of them).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to some blueprints, and cutaways!

http://pat49.blogspot.com/2012/06/prometheus-space-ship-heliades.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS FenGiddel86 Eager to get that concept art book.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@SJ: So, given the length of the 'Juggernaut', it must be about as Nostromo?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nostromo is 800 feet long.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clutch wrote:
The nostromo is 800 feet long.


Nostromo length at 1,095 ft is the absolute minimum it can be without the Narcissus looking weird and completely off-scale when under the 'wing', and tying up the scale of the Narcissus cockpit against the bridge of the Nostromo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, here's a quick-n-dirty scale comparison.



Visit Jeff's site, if you've never been there before: www.merzo.net/

Great for comparing ship scales. Maybe he'll do a Juggernaut and Prometheus since this graphic is now available for more accurate scaling?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS the link with us FG86 Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pleasure! Been enjoying it for years...
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