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Battletech - Gorgon Carrier by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Gorgon Carrier by Shimmering-Sword
The 6th, final, and biggest unit I designed for TRO3145 Marik (though the mechs were more time consuming). I don't think this is a very pretty ship, but it's grown on me.

Coming in at 6,800 tons, the Gorgon Carrier is designed as an interdictor. Meeting an invasion force as they burn in towards a planet, it can launch up to 18 aerospace fighters and bring heavy forward weapons to bear. With several ventral access hatches (normally used for loading cargo), it can also be rigged to drop ordinance as a massive space bomber.
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:iconbigwhitehound:
bigwhitehound Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
very nice
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ManganMan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Very cool :o
Superb job Shimmering-Sword :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
  I see is cargo drop as a resupply vessel for guerrilla warfare ops.
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OfficialArcis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is very good! So good I wanna draw these kind of ships for my games. I wonder if I contact you so I can learn how to draw ships like this... I can only make Top views

 

@~EvilCleric

Not sure why you said this wasn't balanced... dude this a pan view of the ship...wondering common sense wasn't that common...LOL

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

To learn to draw in perspective you simply "do it". If all you draw are top views you will never learn to do anything else. All you need to do is change :)

And Cleric wasn't critiquing my work, just making a joke about me being too good.

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EvilCleric Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
....I've noticed that you tend to lean towards making some of these a little too awesome. Don't get me wrong, making up awesome mechs and ships is cool, but they need balance.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool ship, like the idea of an interdictor carrier. :D Fire 'zee missiles!!!
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:iconkulter:
Kulter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
All the sudden I'm thinking ... FTL.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a real Gorgon my friend! Nice to see the dropships and small craft get some love!!!

This is excellent!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, working on the space stuff was fun, and a lot easier than the mechs,
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn - just thought that was just me :O
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Natebros Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Wow that thing is huge.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ya.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Sometimes ugly is the prettiest look.

And I find it both funny and a bit peevish that they're finally coming out with ship designs (stat-wise) that mimic ones I've already created in Heavy Metal Aero. Like Battle Armor Small Craft and DropShips and now a mid-range carrier dropship for the IS. 'Bout time, frankly.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's said often for battletech, "everything has already been done". Likely 100s of others have already designed these types of craft, they were just waiting for a spot to get published.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Yeah, I know. I'm just sayin' that I did that myself some time ago, and we're just now getting canon designs that fit these niche roles. =P
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Arazele Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I love the design of this ship! It looks rather intimidating, especially with all the sensor modules at the front, they look like the eyes of the great beast.
I've always been into ship designs and I think you may have inspired me to make some :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hope by "sensors" you don't mean all the gun barrels on it's nose :P
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Arazele Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Haha Artistic interpretation! The top one in the middle I imagined as a large sensor/eye thing. Seriously though, guns/sensors :P It still looks awesome
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't have words for this one. From the concept to the design, its simply amazing.

Can't wait to see more stuff from ya. :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Kwibl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ugly spaceships are the best spaceships.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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bastler Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
6,800 tons seems much too small of a displacement for a ship of that size.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Battletech has never been good with tonnage. Also don't be fooled by it's fighter capacity, it's packing those things inside as tight as sardines in a can.
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spyderrock48 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Do more space shit. It's good.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, occasionally.
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InsolentWhelp Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Orbital bombardment. For when you absolutely, positively, need complete and total obliteration at ground zero. Accept no substitutes. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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WireWolf21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I think it looks like a good ship. :3
Honestly all of your ships look REALLY good. >3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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WireWolf21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Are you going to do anymore non-mech stuff for any of the other TRO's?
I'd love to see what kinda Battle Armor you could cook up for the Lyrans. >3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately time is too short for me to do anything but covers now. Just Clans and Republic to go.
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WireWolf21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Ah.
Well maybe you'll get the chance to do some Clan or Republic stuff? :p
Always look on the bright side of things. >3

Your stuffs grade A. :3
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Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Looks like somebody has been playing Faster Then Light.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Never played it.
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Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
The starter ship is basically a 1-1 of this, so thats surprising.
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
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I see similarities in rough shape, but you can draw those with a lot of things. For example, Serenity has a thick, rounded midsection, slender neck holding the bridge and engines set out to the side as well as that Kestrel, but you wouldn't say they're 1-1. Likewise the Gorgon is much blockier, has a large number of guns instead of a nice smooth nose and has small missile pods on the winglets where the Kestrel has big, blocky engines - the Gorgon's are at the back.
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mattPLOG Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Sometimes, when they arn't pretty is when they're beautiful :)

mattPLOG
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes you, the master of the best ugly :D
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Coolest thing I've seen all day. Epic. Great stuff!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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PortableDrawer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O ....... One order of No.2 package plz :meow:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The Snow Raven in me is extremely envious. 'Space Bomber' and mother ship for a bunch of fighters, and it can hold it's own? Aff, oh God Aff.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, you jelly clanner?
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh hell yeah.
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Writer
WAAAANT!
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