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Austro-Hungarian Squadron by MikeDoscher Austro-Hungarian Squadron by MikeDoscher
SMS Donnerkind, lead boat of her class, seen here with the Austro-Hungarian Squadron of the Martian Punitive Expedition. Excerpt from Rossignol's 'Spacecraft of the First World War.'
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love this !

The ambiance is awesome :)
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:iconharlockdrawer:
harlockdrawer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
awesome drawings.
reminds me of Leiji Matsumoto ;)
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:icontherealhabib:
TheRealHabib Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Fantastic concept!
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:iconirongibbon:
irongibbon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Yep, ilike that!
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. K.u.K. Kriegsmarine am luft
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MillianaLennie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice i like
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:iconphilby:
philby Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work, I'm such a sucker for steampunk-ish airships :D
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I believe you could revive the old Sega Game, the Steel Empire ^^. I hope that one day I'll get good enough to develop games. I would definatly enlist your designing ability and talent
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:iconbugfacegard:
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Nice ship design.
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:iconzanslev:
Zanslev Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I am going to have to look into this. Rossignol, you say?
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not to ruin the fun, but it's a fictional text. At least for now. :)
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:iconzanslev:
Zanslev Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I feel hollow now. Just kidding, but that's too bad.
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:icondonutfighter:
donutfighter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my. This is beautiful. The smog is simply romantic.
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Of-Nihility Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, it's very 'Skies of Arcadia' :D
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LockeLockeRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
This definitely has a Skies of Arcadia feel to it ... but much more industrial. :aww:
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:iconmetalicsoul:
MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I agree, I think this could help make a sequel for Skies of Arcadia.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
flippin love the style dude!
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:icontrentmk:
TrentMK Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh they're beautiful.
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:iconmorgoth390:
morgoth390 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow really unusual design
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Very nice!
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mythril-blackpaw Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work, oddly enough my airship is similar in design albeit much simpler
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plugz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice
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RalfMaximus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant!

Am especially fond of the little flappy flag on the prow.
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Writer
Very nice, Sir Malaveldt! I like the possible diesel-punk influence in this work, not to mention the detail of the ship.

Keep up the good work, amigo.

The General
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ArmoredFoe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, i love these old time/future mash up battle ship designs.
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Ovni-the-UFO Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Very nice! I'd imagine these ships resemble submarines more than ironclads in terms of actual navigation, since surface ships move in two planes but submarines can move in three.

Also, Martian Punitive Expedition? Is this in response to the War of the Worlds invasion? If it is, I'm totally not surprised to see that name on a ship in such a war. HMS Thunder Child is best boat. <3
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would imagine that they would be a bit like submarines, and a bit like dirigibles, especially when operating within an atmosphere. I'm figuring the power/lift source is like the antigravity technology from the John Carter books, but with the design problems entailed with adapting them to what an Admiralty Board from 1900 would think of as a warship. It some ways, it's a very awkward mating... which is part of the narrative. :)

Yeah, good catch on the reference. I found myself wondering about what the fallout would be from a failed invasion attempt within the context of the events leading to WWI.
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Odd0belisk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! straight from my dreams!
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice
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bad-girl-sniper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
reminds me of Leviathan!
:3
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grootw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
This is some great work and I think would make a great kit, speaking of that you should check out industria mechanika, they are looking for work and collaborators with work just like yours!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. That's not a bad idea. I'd looked at IK before, but hadn't really looked at what they had to offer. Interesting!
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grootw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Well Ive been following your work for awhile and you have a ton of stuff that would make great kits. Model building has been fading, I think it is a lack of original kits and Industria Mechanika may have found a niche. BTW love the furniture cant wait to see more!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like my stuff. I hope to have that furniture piece finished fairly soon, and start on something new. I suppose it's a sort of 1:1 scale model.
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grootw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Inspiring cant wait to see the lit version!
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Steampunk is always awesome. This is no exception. This is very cool.
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PeacockDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very neat!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!!!
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JeffreyMonye Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds of the anime Last Exile.But awesome art!
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:iconzonkm:
zonkm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Excellent! Inspires me to scratch-build a Steampunk model! Awesome work!!
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:iconlive-jackson:
Live-Jackson Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Gah I love these digital paintings! I've been trying to find good sketch guides so that I can have better bases to start doing my own
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executioner-ed Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done.

in typical fashion the water navy, the armaments are above a "waterline," even if it's floating in an atmosphere.
after the first few engagements, that issue will be addressed...

still, a nice design.
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TodK Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Love the nod to H.G. Wells. Donnerkind indeed.
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marcnail Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sense some Yamamoto. Good one.
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Tasteyfrog Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
This is pro.
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criticofexcellence Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Ah yes, Austro-Hungarian even though the first foreseeable dreadnought bears the German navy cross. :|
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Ovni-the-UFO Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Don't feel bad. Lots of things fly the wrong flags. Like the Moon. It should be flying a Roman Empire flag, yet instead it flies an American flag. Poor Romans. >:
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criticofexcellence Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Yeeeaaaaah.
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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dopeycb Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Fantastic work.
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