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Santorini Space Probe by Shimmering-Sword Santorini Space Probe by Shimmering-Sword
Commissioned by :icondimsdale00: *Dimsdale00. A painting to go with his kitbash model of the same design.

I was looking forward to working on this piece. While it's not much like my personal design style I've always been interested in retro ships that have the modular feel of our modern space stations.

My process for this piece started with a 3D base model on the ships (as I do with most vehicles) and 2 photos of mars for the planet, tons of paintover and sore fingers following :)
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Ah i thought of one other thing. I wont pretend i work at NASA but i am a certified aircraft structures tech. generally on this sort of craft (especially if its within the next 90 years or so) a ship of this kind would most likely have a slightly larger more dedicated fuel and thruster module. All this being said who knows what might happen in the next 50 to 100 years. That's the best part about science fiction! as for the artwork it is fabulous as always. although i may be bias seeing as you are one of my favorite deviants. if your looking to better your art i have a friend at the University of Victoria that would suggest dabbling a bit with smaller pieces with extreme detail and see what you can do. its so hard to rate this piece for originality because the concept is everywhere but you did make it your own. keep up the good work! =D
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I soooooo want to build this in Kerbal Space Program :) Great work
All of a sudden I'm hearing the opening strains of 'Space:1999', and I remember the show when it was first on. Yeah, I want to see her on her way to Meta.
Taranis69 Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job.. I love the look
GiromCalica Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Santorini, Greece :D
i'm probably older than the average person here, but this so reminds me of Space 1999 and one of the deep probe Eagles from that show.  all that is irrelevant though.  great work.  i like it alot!
Shimmering-Sword Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Quite relevant. It's original model was kitbashed from Space 1999 and various other toy lines. Glad you like it.
Has a "Space 1999" look to it. Nice work!
Shimmering-Sword Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, it's pretty much fanart.
ScorpyX Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa Happy Emote (updated version) 
Any Space 1999 inspiration in this?
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