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Ship Speed Paint by Shimmering-Sword Ship Speed Paint by Shimmering-Sword
A quick piece to mess around with one night. Working on ship design is pretty laid back for me, though maybe that leads to some bland design.

As I checked to make sure I got my port/starboard right I learned that I put the bridge on the non standard side, oh well :D
The majority of the ships weapons are mounted on the bow including massive spinal rail guns. Central areas hold military crew and any forces to be launched, from fighters and bombers to ground forces. Engines stern of course.
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here:
Cool Space Fighter Ship Designs!
For reference & design inspiration! :D (Big Grin)
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Krcmar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Nicely done, it somewhat resembles homeworld. Faved

Also when is your book coming out?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Currently the digital book is planned for an April release.
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just I quick tip I picked up from History Channel: "starboard" is the right side because it is derived from steer/ing board, which was on the right of all old cogs. Because the rudder was on the right, that meant ships could only dock on the left side - hence port side.

I always keep them straight by thinking port and left both have 4 letters and end in T
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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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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Every once and a while I do them, definitely more in the future. They're just secondary to my other work, so it's rare.
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RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing job on this and very badass =) Epic and love how it has similar structure to a modern day aircraft carrier but at the same time a huge futuristic look to it =D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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AndreBlackDragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
cool ship looks like one of thos ships can detroy a entire fleet :) !
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Unless the enemy fleet has similar ships :P
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AndreBlackDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
if they stolen the blueprints of the ship ... yes its gonna be VERY bad
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Shorjok Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reallly nice ship here. Would love to have one of my own ;) Are those turrets the only weps?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Spinal main guns, 8 secondary gun turrets, 16 point defense turrets.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Hmmm it looks like it's atmospheric capable.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If it could, would be just so it can touch down in water to act as a carrier.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Any new ship designs?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not recently.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Have you seen this?
[link]
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
like the ship. :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Love the layout!
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Pickle-Soup Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally i'd like this ship with no bridge. (Have an internal one so it's more protected.) But i think i'll get over it :)
i still love the shape and design.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like to have fat bridges, at least for observation purposes. Sure not safe in space, but I like the traditional look.
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Pickle-Soup Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally i love this style of bridge: ( [link] ). Gives you an awesome, more personal view. But it's one is way too vulnerable...
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Talros Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Its like, like a piece of silver in space, great ! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, now post moar of your awesome art! :)
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Anderty Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
THought, one problem in this build - hangar bay, deffinetly, look cool, but place is rly easy to acces by ennemy bombers or sniper weaponry. Some anti-fighter/projectile turrets arround bay will fix this problem. Or, may be, some cool looking "external" shielding (extra shields, witch doesnt fit inside, so they'll protect only fixed range).

Anyway - I rly enjoy youre ship - it's kinda unique and at same time - classic. Great work!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta have bay doors somewhere, there's also another one a level down and to the rear. There are point defense turrets to the front and rear of the ship, and bay doors can close down whenever the ship isn't launching or receiving. Glad you like the design :)
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Anderty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Damn, right, I forgot 'bout "doors"... must stop live in ski-fi universe XD. Too much good things aint in our world :D.

Her is my exp - Homeworld II - Enemy vessels are trying to escape and repair themselves in Factory Capital Ship (that "banana"). Mighty ME suffered big loss in battle, but, as enemy fleed, I do so too. But, my evil plan was to cut enemy fleed forces to the root - so I send some last interceptors to manage achieve this task. And here come this thing - enemy vessels ignored me, as they were damaged rly bad and as they tryed to enter bay - I deystroed them. No one stoped me - cuz there were no point defence or shields, which might cover dammaged vessels (cut this part, cuz Homeworld II had only one shield and that one was rly bad). That's why I'm curious 'bout that XD.

Still - you must got rly big doors for such a bay :/...
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armoredlightdragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh very nice but i have no idea about the teams of ships like port/ starboard
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theulyatt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
noice ship, I'm diggin the offset turrets, has a very pre dreadnought era feel to it. unintentional or not, ah likeit
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Right behind the turrets, is that a hangar of sorts?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Alright, it looks great.
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
everybody loves railguns. except the people they're pointed at.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Shiko-Kun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like the design, is conservative and it has the amount of detail necessary to make it look like a corvette or a star fleet battleship, i really enjoy ship designs and this one is pretty good.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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HCRonin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those windows rather look like tritium, for some reason. Loving this ship. Any ideas from Sins of A Solar Empire?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol. Haven't played Sins in a while, I generally considered their ship designs bland (mine are too I guess), but a fun game for some time.
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
"GOTTA PAINT THIS REAL FAST YEAAAAH!!!!- I'm done......ooh turned out pretty nice!"
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Story of my life :P
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
....wuh?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
o_O lol, love that little emoticon thingeh
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ChozianArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely awesome. do I see a docking bay on the right side of the ship?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep.
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raven310 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I'd hate to be the commander fighting that thing with a rail gun in it's spinal section, great work
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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