Starfield player constructs flying Ford Mustang Fastback
Players of Starfield have designed impressive spacecraft inspired by real vehicles, including a flying replica of the classic Ford Mustang Fastback....
Players of Starfield have designed impressive spacecraft inspired by real vehicles, including a flying replica of the classic Ford Mustang Fastback.
The shipbuilder in Starfield allows customization and construction of new ships up to 40 meters in any direction with up to 130 modules, resulting in breathtaking spaceship designs.
Despite certain limitations, such as the absence of wheel modules, players have been able to maintain the authenticity of their designs by employing creative solutions like painting landing pads to mimic wheels.
An ingenious Starfield player has created a flying replica of the classic Ford Mustang Fastback within Bethesda's space-themed RPG. Their technical feat is just the latest addition to a long list of impressive Starfield spacecrafts inspired by real vehicles and crafted by the game's community of fans.
The Starfield shipbuilder allows players to both customize their ships and build new ones from scratch. While it has certain limitations, it supports creations with a span of up to 40 meters (~131 feet) in any direction and a total of up to 130 modules. These generous restrictions have proven to be no obstacle for the fan community, which has already assembled some absolutely breathtaking spacecraft.
The latest impressive Starfield vehicle comes in the form of a flying Ford Mustang Fastback, recently crafted by Reddit user KN-Art. Its design immediately evokes the famous pony car, featuring a short rear deck, a long hood, and an overall sporty aesthetic. The player stated their intention to capture the "classic Fastback vibe," and the end result of their efforts suggests they drew inspiration from one of the coupe variants of the Ford Mustang Fastback from the 1970s.
Although the Starfield shipbuilder does not offer wheel modules for obvious reasons, this limitation did not force KN-Art to give up authenticity. Instead, the fan simply opted to equip the ship with four semi-oval landing platforms that, when painted black, successfully imitated the appearance of real wheels. Most crucial modules of the spacecraft, such as the reactor and the gravity drive, are not visible from the outside to avoid detracting from the classic pony car look. Meanwhile, the numerous thrust nozzles were arranged in the form of a spoiler transitioning into a sporty exhaust system.
Although the creator of this flying Ford Mustang Fastback did not share a specific parts list along with their spacecraft, the fact that the ship consists of only three decks and is approximately four larger habitation units long suggests that it wasn't too expensive to build. In fact, the presence of many visibly structural modules indicates that the ship likely fell within the range of 100,000 credits. To clarify, "structural" components are technical terms in Starfield for purely cosmetic parts that are affordable to acquire and primarily serve to provide greater engineering freedom in terms of ship designs.
The fan community has made the most of these flexible modules, as evidenced by the fact that this flying pony car has been preceded by amazing Starfield replicas of the taxi from "The Fifth Element" and Batman's Tumbler, as well as a variety of completely original ships. With Starfield recently reaching the milestone of ten million players by the end of September, it is expected that many more impressive ships will emerge online in the near future.
Starfield is now available for PC and Xbox Series X/S.