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Offline raafif

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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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Offline Weaver

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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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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012, 12:18:39 AM »

Nothing That's New

Same seven notes and some slag poet's quotes
Stick them together with glue
You can mix a fine cocktail from memories
And pretend what you're drinking is new
But there's nothing that's new under heaven
(Chorus)
There's nothing that hasn't been done
Pour me another double cliche
You can't write a song that's never been sung
Everyone's stealing from someone
Burglars get burgled as well
There's nothing that's new under heaven
There's nothing unique over hell
There's nothing that's new under heaven
(Repeat chorus)
You can't write a song that's never been sung
You can't write a song that's never been sung

Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba NOTHING THAT'S NEW
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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Offline raafif

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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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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 »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Weaver

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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.



(Note: 2000AD probably own the copyright on all these images and I'm using them for comment, not personal gain).
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"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

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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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