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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 »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 02:24:25 PM »
Where is that from?  I have seen it before somewhere.
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« 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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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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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« 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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