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Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« on: February 26, 2012, 04:48:11 PM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your random space and Scifi themed ideas and inspiration that don't really fit anywhere else.

To start with, here is a MiG Space fighter concept I found on the web.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 02:31:56 AM »
Nice find man!

Here's a space freighter design I came up with awhile back.  We had to re-design the cast of "Firefly" for a concept art class back in college so I had re-do the ship as well  8)  I envisioned it as 700' long  container ship surplus from the Colonial Navy.


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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 02:33:27 AM »
Different.
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 03:00:45 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your random space and Scifi themed ideas and inspiration that don't really fit anywhere else.

To start with, here is a MiG Space fighter concept I found on the web.



 Thats from one of our Whifcrafters over on DeviantArt known by username theXHS. There are now usergroups over on D/A for What-if aircraft, aircraft profiles, digital aero art and even anthropomorphic and cartoon planes.

 

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 03:03:46 PM »
From an ancient world long forgotten even by Darwinists, or,  what to do with an empty Sure deodorant container:   




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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 02:24:25 PM »
Where is that from?  I have seen it before somewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 08:44:04 PM »
Peter Elson is one of my favorite Sci-Fi artists. Dedicated website here: http://www.peterelson.co.uk/

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 07:10:32 AM »
Karim Nassar's Shooting Star
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(Image source: Karim Nassar)

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 02:09:35 PM »
That is extremely well done!
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 07:22:23 PM »
Yes that's very interesting.

I had some ideas alnog the same lines myself about a logical spacefighter, but not so well developed.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 08:49:17 PM »
Peter Elson is one of my favorite Sci-Fi artists. Dedicated website here: http://www.peterelson.co.uk/


I remember his pictures from when I was a teenager. Whenever a space ship was being blown up there was always a body been flung into space...

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2012, 07:23:40 AM »
 :)
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 07:50:07 AM »
Heh - nice one! You could see a TV production with a limited budget actually cobbling that Space Cobra together out of scrapyard bits: similar things have been done for real.....

Exhibit A - The infamous "Rapier" from Wing Commander:



(The "Broadswords" in the same movie were cobbled together from Canberras)


Exhibit B - The equally infamous "Medical Shuttle" from Firefly:



It's not actually a "real" Hind, it's a 2/3 scale fibreglass model originally build to sit in the background of some war movie. The engine pods were made from dustbins, and wern't even straight from one side to the other. Unbelievably, a group of die-hard fans have bought this thing to restore: now I love Firefly, but to me this is just about the worst example of sheer lack of budget and time showing thuogh badly on screen......
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 03:17:58 PM »
the Lightning looks good no matter how you cut it up :)

Never seen a pic of the Broadsword -- I did google it once with no joy, only knew about the movie from a thumbnail pic in an old Flypast mag :icon_nif:

Any good pics of these spacefighters online ?

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 02:34:35 AM »
 :icon_surprised: :)
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 03:04:57 AM »
Yeah, I do love space Hinids.



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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 10:05:30 AM »





Knew this reminded me of something:



From the old Rogue Trooper strip in 2000AD.

I also hold that this design was the inspiration for the Republic Gunship in Star Wars: they took the basic idea, but then made it Hind-based instead of Cobra-based.
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 07:11:45 PM »
Do I need to provide proof of my sincerity every time I post an image on this site? This is kind of boring!

Not entirely sure what you mean by that, but if you thought I was criticising you in some way, then rest assured I wasn't. Your idea just reminded me of another, different idea: that's all. :D
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 07:25:39 PM »
Okay, sorry, but I'm lost now......??????? ???
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 09:20:53 PM »
Do I need to provide proof of my sincerity every time I post an image on this site? <...>

No, you don't. And nobody said you had to. Weaver simply stated your design reminded him of a design he'd seen somewhere else. By saying that he didn't accuse you of stealing, copying or questioned your sincerity in any other way.
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012, 12:18:39 AM »

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2012, 01:25:28 PM »
did someone mention Ice Pirates ??

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2012, 07:08:28 PM »
Now I have to say that while I love both Moorcock and Mathews, that isn't my favorite picture of the Ice Schooner. My favorite is this one, although I might be slightly biased by the fact that my mother copied it as an exercise when she started painting, and my auntie then copied it asa painted china plate, which now hangs on our wall.



Sorry: I couldn't find a bigger image on the web.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 07:10:08 PM by Weaver »
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