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Archangel Superdreadnought by ChroniclesofMan Archangel Superdreadnought by ChroniclesofMan
The monster of the Alliance, the Archangel-Class Superdreadnought.

Pictured here is flagship of the Alliance fleet, ANS Olympia.

THIS IS A MUST DOWNLOAD! The image is detailed like crazy.
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:iconlucario-stl:
Lucario-Stl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I'm not sure what to say now.....is the name Archangel for my ship mine originally? or no? Confusing now......what should I do about my Stories then?!!?
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PrimeBlaque Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
all I can Say is I love the Designs
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lyxic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you can actually build some of these in starmade
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RedLightningNOD608 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This a war ship right? wheres the gun turrets? and how big is this ship?
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ninjanoto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
i see great minds think alike.  any flagship i make or draw has the name Archangel
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Granted, such a ship would be expensive to build and difficult to maintain to be truly practical, not to mention slow to move and practically a sitting duck without escorts, but who the **** cares when it has so much firepower?

Oooh yes, this thing is beautiful! 
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iyonbatuhan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Photographer
did u make with photoshop?
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larry03052 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Perhaps I shouldn't point it out - but this would make a swell warp nacelle for a Hermes-class destroyer redraw.... =)
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jdsaunders Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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highwindwarrior1988 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
are those escape pods!?
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Yggdrasil73 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Very beautiful warship
Very realistic
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
whah!!
will you be able to do views from other angles? its breathtaking, I need oxygen :o
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not doing other views any time soon. This took long enough as it is.

Thank you though.
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SpootKnight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'd give my soul to be able to come up with stuff like this with that level of detail.
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manticoran Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
bet you don't let just any captain command one of these, is there an Alliance equivilent to a command at sea pin?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are actually two tiers of captains. There is a Captain of the Lance and Captain of the Line. Captains of the Lance are rated to command ships all the way up to battlecruisers (though they often only stop at heavy cruisers). Captains of the Line are rated to command ships all the way up to the superdreadnoughts you see above. But more often than not a Captain who is commanding a Superdreadnought has been tagged for flag officer and will eventually command a squadron of his own.

Hope that helps!
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Sooo, I know from previous comments that the Big turret amidships is an experimental laser cannon, but what are those fifteen turrets just above it, the ones arranged in fives?

Also, wickedly detailed ship, and an awesome shape. I know the Alliance is your fave, but I'm looking forward to the dreads and superdreads that other navies might field.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those guns are the secondary point defense guns. They are 3-inch guns in quads that provide anti-frigate and anti-missile flak support. They are also the main weapons used for shore bombardment/fire support due to their precision.

I'll be working on the Alliance for the time being with maybe a stent into coalition territory (perhaps a dreadnought) sooner rather than later. I just do prefer the Alliance far more.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
eh.. which end is the front?

also like the design, armor detailing and overall shape. slightly too phalic.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh. Thought that was pretty dang obvious. But the left end is the front.

Thanks.
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Now I have an image of a Stellar nation doing something completely 'Off the bat' and creating a ship where the grav-engine is effectively the 'front' and forming a huge shield type effect and the guns and such 'hanging' off/facing towards the 'stern'.

Much like some sort of mechanical, space going super squid! :XD:

Much cheers to you and yours.
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unnamedagent Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god i love your work
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:iconkeiku:
keiku Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow! Fantastic.
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emepror1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
and its done! that's a ton of work and it came out perfectly (now to figure out how to print this gigantic thing...if you let me :) )

do you ever plan on creating an image of a shipyard? would be interesting to see how your universe builds these monstrosities
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have actually considered that. I just haven't decided on how to do it.
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LordKorloros Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh me mother......My jaw dropped when I saw this, but I have to ask what is with the design-style of these ships? Looks like something that jumped out of Sins of a Solar Empire, I mean no offense by that.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh? The design style is simply mine. Its the same style I've been using for the last 3 iterations of my CoM starships. My only real inspiration was knives and old world war II battleships. I took those and added a modern twist/flavor. You can go all the way back to my Renown starship to see the source of the concepts and then move forward to see the evolution.

Glad you like it though.
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LordKorloros Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean when you say your inspiration came partly from knives? I've tried to base designs off of weapons (I once saw a ship that looked like a shotgun) but I wasn't sure how to go about it. Any tips?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the trick is to take a simple shape and make it complicated. For me I looked at a kbar and a few other knives and examined the shape. They had this sharp angular front half (the blade) and this rounded smooth aft end (the handle). To me it was a unique and interesting shape. From there I thought about the ship I was designing. Where do things go on something like that? Where do we see different elements and different components? Where might weapons go? How would it launch and recover small craft?

Alot of people tend to only thing about the weapons they can put on space ships. They pile gun and after gun after gun on a ship - that is how you get all those over-armed Babylon 5 fan designs with guns everywhere. But what people don't often ask themselves but I do (which I think gives my ships a bit more believeability) is where do the life support systems go? How much would you need? How would a crew move about a ship like this? How would this ship handle under-way replinishements when it fires all its missiles? How does this ship provide power to the rest of the systems, not just propulsion.

I've found that the more questions you ask yourself and the more research you do (how much do these systems take up in moder ships today?) the more realistic your design will be come and the more easier it is to take a complex shape (like a knife) and make it into a spaceship.

Hope that helps.
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LordKorloros Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So basicaly ask yourself questions like the ones you stated, do the research needed, and design the ship to accomodate such systems?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Essentially. But all the while you have to think about now just what these systems are and how they look but base some detailing that you do on real work examples and also think about "how do I make these systems cool?" I mean making a gun look awesome is easy. Making a water purifier look cool, not so easy.
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FrodoGoofball Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Daaaaamn. Well woth the wait. Amazing detail, and interesting changes from the more streamlined "gothic iPod" initial version. I don't even know where to begin on asking what some of them are.

As a fan of Stuart Cowley [link] I think the level of detail here is fine.
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SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
damn fine design, I love it!
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MonCappy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I think this is your best work yet. I really like the arrangement of the weaponry. One thing I noticed was a grouping of red colored hexagons in a grid-like pattern interspersed through the length of the ship. Are those the shield generators for the gravitic defense grid or are they point defense lasers?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are the point defense lasers actually. Good catch though.
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
great work on that!
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
As always it is fantastic.

The ONLY critique I can think of is that the top missile decks feel really crowded. What I might do is take out the middle row and place it more forward on the ship, like in that nice empty spot - then lower the top missile deck about half way down. might want to raise the lower missile deck upwards just a hair to get it away from that grey trim.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. No offense but this is the look and feel of the Alliance's ships I set out to achieve. Its suppose to invoke something of the older ships of the line with their stacked gun decks and I' quite happy with it. I appreciate the critique and I respect your opinion but to me she's got the missiles where she needs them. Thanks though and always keep the critique where you see them! I may not change it and I may openly disagree with you but it doesn't mean you might not really give me something to think about.

Again thanks.
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Hey, its your ship :) - that's just my two cents, mate. You're hardly obligated to follow what anyone else says :).
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I was just saying I appreciated your two cents. I really do. I just had a reason for why I did why I did. Plus that larger blank space towards the bow is where the axial guns, atmospheric processors, bow weapons, magazines, etc. are.
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I follow :)
Your reasons make sense nonetheless, it was just the first thing I noticed :).
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I just like discussion. It was something I noticed when I designed it and to be honest, it might be a design flaw that I address in my writing.
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Leovinas Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's no moon...

Well done for finishing this! :D
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:iconlord-solar-arthos:
lord-solar-arthos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
well...she aint small thats for sure...
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starlightdraik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
My god. What is she, the size of a small city? She's a monster, no, to quote Patrick Stewart in Star Trek Nemesis, "She's a predator." Does that sum her up?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Essentially. A predator and a monster.
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:iconstarlightdraik:
starlightdraik Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
And you gave birth to her. I need to watch my back around you, or you might just make some kind of Mobile Planet Destroyer behind my back.
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:iconmoncappy:
MonCappy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Just how big is it, by the way?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
5.52km, smaller than Celestial but this ship moves as fast as a Battlecruiser. She's actually classified as a "Fast Superdreadnought"
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jojo-again Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats awesome ship
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