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Shadow Of Deimos by ProlificPen Shadow Of Deimos by ProlificPen
An old space ship design I did back in my art school days.

I've always thought that if space travel ever does become popular in our future, at least the war ships such as this one would borrow elements from their naval roots. Thought about some of the look of old WWII Battleships while doing this. I've always been fascinated by the naval mystique especially surrounding the warships of that era.
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EvilSuperman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Your ideas seem pretty close to mine.  I have always believed that warships in space would borrow from their naval counterparts having a long slender hull lined with guns.  Although I have always imagined them having engines in nacelles on the side of the ship with matching thrust nossles on the front and back of the nacelles so the ship can apply as much thrust to speed up as it can to slow down.  Plus if the nossles were thrust vectoring they could apply thrust to the right and left as well as up and down allowing it to make quick aggressive combat maneuvers.  Reaction control thrusters would be used for percision maneuvers like docking but don't have the thrust to compensate for the inerta created by the massive engines people love putting on the back of spaceships.
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That looks so freaking awesome
hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If you have this ship (or willing to have) for HW2, let me know.
Didn't read yet all posts below, but in my imagination here, some of those layered hulls are armoured and they "wake up" to fire their payloads and then recoil to its stealth position.
Neveras333 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great. Do you maybe plan to do more? If you are still into space ship drawings, please contact me!
Sora1825 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
i can see that old WWII battleships and to me you did it off a bace idea from a japanese sword as if it could cut another ship in two at 1/4 of the speed needed.
dcmstarships Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
way cool!
Sir-Johnny Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the design and the coloring of it :)
TenaciousTinkerer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I really love the design of the ship and i had kinda wound up making a ship drawing based off of this one, i was wondering if it would be okay if i could upload it if i put the the majority of the design was based off of yours?
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TenaciousTinkerer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Well thats kinda true.... thanks anyway :)
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