I have produced an animated short "Rimrunning" featuring the plot
from the end of
"Rimrunners" set to the music of Horslip's "Law on the
Due to the extreme large size (and permission-to-use arrangements) I can't put
this on the net right now but some sets of the models used are below.
The Loki, the spook ship where most of the action
takes place in the story.
It is an old merchanter, commandeered for The Company War, and now engaged in
The living sections is the large cylinder at the front, the interior of which
rotates for gravity.
The main interior cargo hatch can be seen to the fore.
The bulk of the cargo is composed of large cans, strapped to the side along the
spine of the ship.
The Loki has had these removed and replaced with large fuel tanks but
the model here is
shown with them as they originally were.
The vanes, which form part of the light-drive of the ship flare out to the
Thule space station, orbiting the dim flare star of Kruger.
The system, with its dust and debris, is too difficult and out of the way to be
of much commercial use.
It was originally settled back when humanity was new to space and every star
was a valuable source of information.
As space faring society expanded other, more interesting stars were found but
Thule still had use as a way station along important routes.
Then with the invention of more powerful engines Thule lost even that use and
became a supply dump for the Maziani Pirates.
This is a view along the curved interior dock of Thule
Canisters can be seen piled up, either awaiting shipment or having just been
In the middle distance the gantries and ramp of a ship's dock can be seen.
In the far distance the curved deck rises to meet the next section seal.
This is a view of Yeager and Fitch dressed in their
armoured battledress. They are emerging from the Loki's yellow airlock access
onto the Thule dock.
The Tigris, normally a fighter vessel carried by the
Maziani carrier India, is being used here as a boarding vessel.
The battle dressed troops of Mazian are assaulting the exterior airlock of a