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For Those Who Doubted Her Firepower... by ChroniclesofMan For Those Who Doubted Her Firepower... by ChroniclesofMan
...You have been judged and found wanting.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, those guns about the same size as an aircraft-carrier!! Wait, let me download it so I can get the full view. OK yeah, that little speck in front of the bridge is a human and the bridge is just a speck if you don't download it. So yes, the guns about the same size as an aircraft-carrier!!

Awesome job, I am in love with this ship. I've got tons of ships in my head, but the only way for me to show them is by drawing them with a pencil or the paint program, nothing like this. I'm jealous. :)
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GrimSheeper Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Smooth. I definitely like the clean, very clinical look, barely any structural weaknesses like windows. Your designs would benefit from little explanations though, I reckon. I struggle to figure out what the little shapes on the raised part of the superstructrure are supposed to be, wether those are turrets or missile bays; it'd be very helpful to add little blueprint design informations.
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one massive capital ship!
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Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds of artwork of the Nautilus by Vincent De Fate.

Very sleek design :D
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daTSchikinhed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She is a beauty. You use illustrator, correct?
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XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.....here be battleship!
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think one of the Terran Empires excalibur class dreadnaughts can and will be able to match her fire power. not trying to go into a arms race but just pointing that out. And I have more guns.
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:iconbaalthezzar:
baalthezzar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
So, she has a spinal mount shooting forward, and the turrets are for broadsides, but why design it so they can't be used forward as well? Wouldn't they want as wide a firing arch as possible for her large turrets? Not to forget, what does she have astern?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mass Drivers don't have the range of kinetic rifles. As such, you'd never be using your Axial weapon at the same time as your main guns. Consequently there is no need to have a configuration where all of them can fire. Furthermore, battles simply wouldn't put ships directly forward in CoM. You are almost always going to have converging or parallel vectors that give you a broadside angle on your enemy. Its not like star trek or or scifi shows where ships go strait at each other in big collision course battles. Furthermore, it would look stupid if I had random turrets sticking up higher so its as much an aesthetic thing. This is hardly the first design to do this. Even historically. Look at the HMS hood or the some of the Japanese cruisers. In those cases some of their turrets couldn't fire forward despite being forward mounted.

Stern weapons aren't around in CoM because propulsion designs make it impossible to fire aft or for ships to fire at a vessel through its aft propulsion.
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:iconbaalthezzar:
baalthezzar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Really? Why couldn't they fire forward? I know to get the most out of their main guns they needed to do a broadside. But it doesn't look like there is anything obstructing their ability to fire forward. Of course, since their operating in a gravity well, they have to fire at a certain + degree to hit their target, whereas in space the u don't need that degree. Now take Trafalgar for example. The British split the Franco-Spanish line in two places, having to survive the withering broadsides of the enemy. Is there no concession for such engagements in CoM? Now, usually I assume that the Spinal Mounted gun has a much higher distance and damage capacity then any turrets, but I'm not sure in this case. Or does it even have a spinal? I'm not completely sure of ur terminology... I know it would look craptastic if u had random higher sticking turrets, I was just wondering why u would have an obstruction in front of them in the first place... Space being what it is, I would think you would want to have as large an arc of fire as u could get... just wondering...
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anbraxis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I would love to see a detailed breakdown of the weapon systems displayed on your ships such as the heavy missile batteries or even the counter missile batteries that line the ship's hull. It would give the ship a better sense of scale and would add to all of your ships overall.
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Airasin Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
WOW! Yet another grate ship. One thing, I see that this is a ship of house Brandt, do the other three houses of the kingdom all sail the same ship, or do they all have there own designs?

Also I know of House Brandt and House Leon, what are the other two houses of the kingdom?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually still deciding if I'm going to force myself to do original designs for each of the four kingdoms. I'm not 100% sure. We'll see.

Also. I think you misinterpreted the houses thing. There are four Kingdoms that comprise the Kingdom of the Four Crowns. The Kingdoms of Eirangard, Albion, Ishara, and Leon. Eirangard is ruled by House Brandt. Albion is ruled by House Lansing, Ishara is ruled by House Stravos, and Leon is ruled by House Alliers.
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:iconairasin:
Airasin Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Ah, I see. It would be nice if all four had originl designs. But as you are the designer I can see how that could be a pain in the ass. But ether way keep up the good work, and thanks for clearing up the whole houses thing for me.
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DSP1899 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Those are some ugly turrets in my personal opinion, still the ship looks badass
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To each their own. I think they are my best designs ever.
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DSP1899 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Maybe its just the way they are integrated into the hull, either way i think it looks amazing
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Holy crapola! Her main turrets are so huge they have their own counter missile defense!

Interesting placement of the "down" mounted part of her secondaries though. Some of them remind me of a Stardestroyer's trench guns :D
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually did the whole trench guns exactly for that reason. I was working on the trench and the windows and was like. "hmmm.....death star...."
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
It IS a long trench :D Also, how's the Stormheart class coming along?

BTW, you should totally give the King Robert two forward facing spinal mounts. Make it a staple of every Kingdom ship.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually toying with re-working the stormheart all together. When I re-did the Robert, my plan was to take what I had learned with the stormheart and marry it to the design of the old Robert. As such, I feel I need to tweak the Stormheart to match the new flowy mixed with angular feel I've achieved with the Robert.

And it is a long trench. But...Evacuate!? At our moment of triumph. I think you underestimate their chances.
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
It's... a tricky thing, that. The Robert is a flagship. You might expect an extra bit of flair from one. The Stormheart though, is a workhorse.

OTOH I can certainly see where you're coming from. The Stormheart looks almost too angular all of a sudden.
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instrukt Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Two words come to mind. "Fire everything" =)
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what the enemy forces would say. That's fore sure.
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:icondsp1899:
DSP1899 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
" We Can't repel fire power of that magnitude!"
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JohnnyMuffintop Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
She's a thing of beauty. Also love how you included the airbus for scale.
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SiSiXx Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
We are here to ensure that you meet your gods in a timely fashion....
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
*Hides* O-O wow.... awesome stuff as always sir
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Thunderchild-Actual Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
never doubted her firepower, just the placing of it is all. josh, you and i need to talk, man. i like this so much i want to do a 3d model of her for you. TO SCALE!
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:iconlarundel:
larundel Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awsome mate...dont want to meet her down a dark nebula though..:)
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Goppo713 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Very impressive ship!:D
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:icontimberfox15:
timberfox15 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
WoW sleak straigh and cool
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:iconstarlightdraik:
starlightdraik Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Tres belle.
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AlastorZingari Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
that is a broadside I'd love to see.
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
what´s here size?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
7.5km long.
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
then those two spinal guns, are they going back up to the gravity rifle, or are they shorter? If I read it correctly they are emplaced horizontally, so is this ship wider than high?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am actually not 100% sure on the 2 vs 1 yet. Still deciding that. As for their function, the Kinetic Rifles (axial guns) are designed for anti-fortress uses and head on engagements. The Gravity Rifle is designed to augment the broadside and give the ship a kicker of a side-facing weapon to supplement the Kinetic Rifles.
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
okay so one or two siege guns, kinetic rifles- so are they more like a babylon 5 GOD(Particle accelerator)or do they fire a solid penetrator/ effector?

I see that this ship is more planned for broadside ship to ship combat.
So back to the Gravity Rifle, does Gravity mean gravity damage, or gravity effector acceleration?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kinetic Rifles fire a ceramic encased osmium round.

The Gravity Rifle projects a gravitational field (Grav Lance) that rips a ship apart.
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MonCappy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
How much damage can those rounds do to an unshielded planetary surface about the size of Earth?
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:iconchroniclesofman:
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just...horrible...terrible damage. It would probably punch through to the mantle. That is why there are the Gaia Accords which firmly limit who can own military technology and basically would unify all other nations against any one nation (or group of nations) that devastated a planet with modern naval weaponry.
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