Hawkeye Black Labs - Released Blocks

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Most Recent Release: 5/29/2020

Hawkeye Black Labs Lore:

An offshoot of Hawkeye, Black Labs was formed out of a disagreement between an R&D engineer and the corporate leadership. The engineer believed that, while Hawkeye's arsenal of weapons was quite strong, their supporting technology was beginning to lag too far behind their competitors. Leadership disagreed, content to rest in the power of their guns and the reputation they had built.

In his off hours, he built and developed a suite of new armor blocks in secret. When they were finished, he presented them to his leadership and made them this bet: They could have the designs for free, but if they were profitable, Hawkeye leadership would have to give him his own fully funded R&D lab. However, the lab must be completely free of the burdens of Hawkeye's bureaucracy and it's shareholders, and the lab members should be able to work on any project they wanted without interference. With some persuasion, the corporate leadership agreed, seeing it as a relatively low risk bet. If the engineer was wrong, they still gained new armor designs, if he was right, then his original point should be taken to heart and they could capitalize the inventions of his new lab.

So the armor designs were put into production, and to the surprise of many, they were quite successful. The engineer had won his bet, so Hawkeye officially sanctioned and funded the creation of Hawkeye Black Labs.

Black Labs - Focus
Black Labs blocks are Hawkeye blocks, meant to be visually seamless with vanilla Hawkeye. However, Black Labs focuses on broadening and expanding the capabilities of the corp. After all, the power of your weapons means little if you can't maneuver, fuel, or protect them. To that end, Black Labs focuses support technology. Blocks such as new armor, engines and thrusters, and support equipment; though a few Black Labs weapons are in development as well.

Thread Purpose
I will be posting Black Labs blocks in this thread. Please reserve this thread for specific discussion of *released* Black Labs blocks and content. If you'd like to offer new ideas, submit requests, or discuss Black Labs as a concept, please use this thread or find me on discord.

Special thanks to @Rafs , @WhitePaw2002 , @Legionite and others for help getting me started modding. Your generosity is appreciated, and I'm sure we'll be discussing quite a bit as i continue to work on blocks.

[Edit]: I often make minor tweaks to these blocks as I learn or want to improve old designs. This thread will always have the most up-to-date copies of Black Labs blocks.
 
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Black Labs Body Blocks

The first set of Black Labs blocks is a set of body blocks. I've run into many situations where I've wanted these - so I made them.

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5/9/2020 Update: Mesh improvements, .json improvements. More blocks added. This post will now serve as the repository for all Body Blocks.
5/11/2020 Update: Bug Fixes on XL left fortress corner.
5/12/2020 Update: New Blocks Available
 

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Black Labs Accessory Blocks

Armored Window - A 1x1x2 window which blends seamlessly with the hawkeye armor panels. You'll find this in the "accessories" section.

I requested this in suggestions some time ago, but have since just added it myself. It adds a nice visual effect for Hawkeye and can be used in a variety of creative ways. It lights up at night like a cab. (Fyi, day/night light transitions are a bit bugged at the moment, it's not the block, it's TT)

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5/9/2020 Update: .json improvments. This post will now serve as the repository for all Accessory Blocks.
 

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Zip File for both Cascade engines is bundled and available below (post #6)

Cascade AM1500 Prop -

A slightly more powerful turbine similar to the Twister Prop. It is meant to be stacked in columns to form engines that look visually clean. It is roughly 30% more powerful, but also slightly heavier and more expensive.

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5/9/2020 Update: .json improvements. This post will now serve as the repository for Black Labs flight blocks.
5/17/2020 Update: New blocks added
 

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Available from .zip file in post #4.

I'm proud to release what is, by far, my most ambitious block: The Hawkeye Cascade AM2500 Turboprop. This block is a powerhouse. It's a massive. 3x3x4 prop engine (as a prop, it requires no fuel) and offering unparalleled thrust. I focused it on airplanes, meaning that while it has a great deal of forward thrust, it offers no reverse thrust, so pair it with other blocks for on-the-ground maneuvering. It was designed to fit in-line with the smaller Cascade AM1500 props for long, powerful engines. Please give your thoughts if you try it!
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5/9/2020 Update: Mesh improvements, .json improvements.
5/17/2020 Update: Mesh Cleanup
 
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I'm proud to release what is, by far, my most ambitious block: The Hawkeye Cascade AM2500 Turboprop. This block is a powerhouse. It's a massive. 3x3x4 prop engine (as a prop, it requires no fuel) and offering unparalleled thrust. I focused it on airplanes, meaning that while it has a great deal of forward thrust, it offers no reverse thrust, so pair it with other blocks for on-the-ground maneuvering. It was designed to fit in-line with the smaller Cascade AM1500 props for long, powerful engines. Please give your thoughts if you try it!
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You could also make an electric version that consumes power but has more thrust. Also make it silent because it's electric. btw I haven't used it
 

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I'm proud to release what is, by far, my most ambitious block: The Hawkeye Cascade AM2500 Turboprop. This block is a powerhouse. It's a massive. 3x3x4 prop engine (as a prop, it requires no fuel) and offering unparalleled thrust. I focused it on airplanes, meaning that while it has a great deal of forward thrust, it offers no reverse thrust, so pair it with other blocks for on-the-ground maneuvering. It was designed to fit in-line with the smaller Cascade AM1500 props for long, powerful engines. Please give your thoughts if you try it!
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Available in the .zip file in post #3

Hawkeye Power and Fuel gauges - 1x1x1 blocks with 6 APs and stats similar to an HE One block. Meant for burying in structure without compromising structural integrity.

Hawkeye Navigation Computer - This 2x1x1 block follows the theme of the gauges by offering maximal APs so it can be buried in a larger structure without compromise. It is a speedometer and an altimeter together in a single block.

Please enjoy!

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5/9/2020 Update: .json improvements
 
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I am pleased to present one of two blocks that came out of a Lemon Kingdom/Black Labs collaboration project. @Potato designed and developed this magnificent weapon for Black Labs.

This is the Naglfaar 120 MJ Railcannon, made by combining the hawkeye railgun technology with Lemon Kingdom's legendary Knightfall Nuclear Cannon. It does unparalleled damage at extreme range, and can even puncture shields, all while sporting relatively low recoil.

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All credit to Potato for this beast. It's gorgeous.

5/11/2020 Update: Bug Fixes - gun can now be painted.
5/14/2020 Update: Balance Changes - gun does 50% less damage, but damage is now applied to every block in a small radius. Will crater large techs, but still vaporize small ones. This brings it thematically in line with other Black Labs railguns. This post will now serve as the weapons repository.
5/29/2020 Update: New Weapons Added
 

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