The EAB Aetna
As smallest bomber in the EA fleet, the Aetna has the role to weaken big ships by destroying their weapons subsystems, thus allowing heavier bombers like the Gagana to finish off the target. If necessary, the Aetna can engage fighters, but it's not the kind of asset supposed to come out victorious from such a scenario.
A time for upgrades
All work had to start from the previous Aetna mesh, which has been in Inferno's modpack for quite a few.
Rampage, who upgraded the mesh, preferred to redo it from scratch instead of editing the old model.
With the modelling partially done, it was FreeSpaceKing's role to work on the textures. Initial results were truly impressive.
At first we thought the upgrade was nearly complete, but FSK amazingly pushed the textures to the limits, effectively leaving the team impressed.
It's impossible not to appreciate what Rampage and FreeSpaceKing have done.
As you have noticed, only the cockpit's missing. It hopefully won't be long before we post pics showing it off, so stay tuned!
There it is, as promised. The Aetna in an even better shape!