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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2012, 06:07:31 AM »
The book's buried in boxes at the moment, but Allan Dean Foster's Icerigger has a similar vessel on its cover.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2012, 10:17:32 AM »
Spotted this in the morning, but forgot to share until now:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/28/aircraft_carriers_in_space?page=full
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2012, 06:17:11 PM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2013, 11:43:04 AM »
I always liked these anti-grav flyers from the Rogue Trooper strip in 2000AD as per my previous post. Had another look today, and noticed that there were a lot more scans from the relevant episodes on the web, so I've put together this montage. Hopefully I'll build one of these at some point.



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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2013, 06:29:14 AM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2013, 02:27:33 PM »
Cool!
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2013, 06:25:55 AM »
Always liked it. Artwork for the bookcover of "Dancer of the Sixth" by Michelle Shirey Crean, ISTR '92 or '93
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2013, 11:19:43 AM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2013, 11:54:17 PM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2013, 01:06:48 AM »
This looks buildable:



From here: http://www.scifiartist.com/blog/2009/04/new-space-ship-concept-art/




Also, some great designs here from a Russian artist called KaranaK: http://www.ufunk.net/en/design/spaceship-design-concepts/

Just a few examples:







« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 01:18:15 AM by Weaver »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2013, 10:03:29 PM »
Some neat designs there! 8)

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2013, 10:13:30 AM »
Some Corsairish police vehicle from a Japanese TV show known in France as San Ku KaÔ (1979). ;D
It also appeared in a very bad clone of the Star Wars movie made in 1978, don't remember the name...



Vaguely reminds me of Message From Space.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 09:36:00 AM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2013, 09:55:40 AM »
That's gorgeous!!  Who's the artist?

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2013, 03:09:50 AM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2013, 03:36:02 AM »
I like.
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2013, 08:23:52 PM »
Needs more egg.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2013, 06:53:28 AM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2014, 05:42:49 AM »


A military robot from Risk: Legacy.

I like this idea of a mecha designed to the theme of an army that has a large conscript or volunteer pool, but the pilot and gunners are way too exposed.
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2014, 07:05:10 AM »
There would have to be a hole in the floor of the gunners stations to let the barf out after swinging around in there for a while!

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2014, 07:26:36 AM »
The gunners on each side don't seem to have floors.  Damn, even with a flood of available conscripts, you'd think training costs would make them take better care of their people assets.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2014, 08:38:51 PM »
Must be Chinese! ;)
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2014, 05:20:55 AM »
Cool image:

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2014, 06:07:54 PM »
From Deviant Art. Various Orion III Images:









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