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Tanker Starship Water Landing by scifieart10000 Tanker Starship Water Landing by scifieart10000
The first star-ship i've drawn in 4 years. It is a medium sized interplanetary liquid gas tanker for delivering fuel or oxygen to colony worlds. it lands in water because its large size would make building a suitably thick tarmac unfeasible,at least on earth, plus it would put less stress on the airframe by distributing the load better.
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kheng Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice design, very sleek :)
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Pretty
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Shohndon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have to coin a new word to describe this piece, "McAweswome!" Good work. I just love the design of the ship. You've captured the sense of wear and tear perfectly on the hull. Even the port feels authentic. Again, great work.
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thanks man, I really like the forms you use in your aircraft also. As you may have guessed i also want to become a concept designer.
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Shohndon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! We just have to keep at it you know. We'll get there.
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desertforest Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Landing in water for support is an interesting idea.
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PhillipStoltzArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely incredible! 

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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Not as much as your environments! I may be able to design concept machines well, but thats all I can do.
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PhillipStoltzArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you like them haha. Where did you learn to design the way you do. It's such a unique style that I'd love to be able to accomplish one day!
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I attended CCS for car design in 2011, and dropped out, as  I had not yet heard of concept design, but for the most part i'm self taught. That style is mostly the result of being bored and drawing  a lot in HS. I'm hoping to get into some school next year for somthing concept design related. 
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student
Have you read any of David Drake's RCN/Daniel Leary series of novels? This would fit right in to that setting...
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I have not, in what way would it fit in?
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Asif-Kabir Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Nice work Man!
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty .
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This is really good
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Asimov500 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Pretty cool, especially as it looks similar to Thunderbird 2, but red instead of green.
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I guess, but Thunderbird too is much wider and flatter then my tanker also Thunderbird 2 is atmospheric so it has many more fins, mainly the spoiler like on on the tail.
But given that I have a model of thunder bird 2 on my shelf right in front of where I drew this, I admit that there may be some sub-conscious resemblance there.
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beatifully drawn and lovely designs. Great work :)
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Keldren-Stormraven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Writer
I really like the fact that you made the disturbance on the water and the steam... I have seen several water landing spaceships and they always forget the steam. I also appreciate the aesthetics of the ship itself. Streamlined yet bulky at the same time. An excellent balance.
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool idea, and nice design :D
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Guilhem-Bedos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Probably yours best work so far: keep at it! :)
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yep if it's not the best I do I don't post it here, of course the best piece only stays that for a couple weeks. Also I checked your stuff out and it's great!
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Guilhem-Bedos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice 'organic' design. The whole scene is superb !
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thanks, most of my designs use organic forms. I'm just not a fan of how many sci-fi vehicles are made to be as rectilinear as possible. The way i look at is, that over the past two centuries manufacturing techniques have improved immensely, so why cling to modern fabrication limits if the design is supposed to be futuristic.
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SubjectRho Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's a wonderful combination of shapes,
and the look of the ships' hull is fantastic!
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doesnt it mean that on take off, it'll be subject to massive drag forces from the draining water? I suppose they could drain the dock first, but it looks open here...
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scifieart10000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Well there would be friction and a bit of suction, so the initial lift off would be slow. But it would only land verticly, for takeoff it would be backed out of the dock. Then it would move forward first, using the rear thrusters, and as with a flying boat it would build up enough speed to get up on plane. Too assist this, there are the 6 thrusters under the nose, which would push air down between the hull and the water, to improve the ground effect forces, much like on ekranoplans. And the four rockets on the bottom, which would not be lit but instead would just vent air into the water, to lower the friction on the hull. After they were clear the vertical movement thrusters would be activated lifting it out of the water. It would take a mile or two,depending on the takeoff weight, but that's why its docked on the massive lake behind it.
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great ideas.
It looks good too. :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Looks great.
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