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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.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That looks so freaking awesome
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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.
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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!
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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.
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
way cool!
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Sir-Johnny Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the design and the coloring of it :)
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TenaciousTinkerer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Digital 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 Digital Artist
Well thats kinda true.... thanks anyway :)
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
ooh cool a painted version!
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Rogue284 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Yeah there's just something about those old battleships
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madfox43 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I think the mystique of the battleship died in the flames of Pearl Harbor. Would the warship's firepower dominate space battles? Or would carrier based aircraft sway the course of events? So hard to say, so many variables that would influence... but so hard to guess at!
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SharrKhan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Writer
Just a guess on my part, it likely has FTL and artificial gravity - if you can manipulate those forces you can probably stop forward momentum easy enough. Also I'm sure its got a bunch of reaction control thrusters in that hull.
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SharrKhan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Writer
Nice design! I also am into the notion of space ships, working along the lines of WW II battleships.
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Pineapple-Insurance Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice design :) Just curious, how does it slow down when it reaches its destination?
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flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Great design!
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ProlificPen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice design and great attention to details.
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Very nice design my man. Well done.
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

very well...
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MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Not bad at all! I would like to see some weapons, tho :D
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MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Very nice, indeed. I have a similar design that utilizes a freighter design common to my universe; an anti-pirate vessel actually. It is nice to hear about design with intent :)
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MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Aye, as it should be :)
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krassnoludek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
This is freakin sweet!
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HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
great job
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
THIS IS A GREAT DESIGN, SIR. GOOD JOB!
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ProlificPen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
THANKS!
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SleepyTim Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
cant be too hard, you got the hardest part done... now you just got the exhausting part to do ;P
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Agonis100 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Awesome design!!
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ProlificPen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!!
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MidnaIsAwesome Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Holy shit D: This is awesome D:
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AnimaRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Holy smokes that's pretty XD

Seriously, excellent color palette you have here. It's definitely believable; the colors still have a militaristic feel without going with the overused gunmetal gray everyone can't seem to get away from.
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AnimaRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Ya, i just noticed that now!

Maybe that's what makes it so easy to look at. Something just looked right about it.

Good luck on the Maya render... i had enough trouble making a rocket XD
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Mamills Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well done man
u did a great job in the render
and don't worry about Maya, its not that hard
lol

keep up the good work
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JackEavesArt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Looking good man i like the details you've added and its cool how you've tried to take past ideas from WWII to create it, will interesting to see the final 3D version.
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