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Fall of the 'Gloire' by MikeDoscher Fall of the 'Gloire' by MikeDoscher
The ship fell burning out of the night, her crew missing. She was intercepted by German pickets above Mare Erythraeum, and boarded by Raketentruppen when she did not respond to hails. This was a pivotal moment in many ways: Not only did it mean that the Anglo-French technical advantage in engine design had evaporated, but also that the Martian gravity technology could be used to warp time itself.  The crew was subsequently found to have been reduced to dust, an engine malfunction aging everything within the gravity field in a highly accelerated manner.

This is another painting for my 'Spacecraft of the First World War' book project.
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Kaitimar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Just consider all of your ships favoured : )
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great mood to this, I really like it, especially the Gloire ... looks bloated and awesome :D looking forward to seeing more about the book too
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist
such a freaking pipey ship. :D
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work!
a book project? now that'd be fantastic.
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dmaland Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that industrial look, and all those smokestacks.
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Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you plan a kickstarter for the book project? Id love to buy it
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'd love to sell it to you. :)

Kickstarter is something I've thought about, but I think I might go another way. I want to have the book done before I start asking people for money, and I also want more people to see it than really seems likely through Kickstarter. I'm thinking of doing a digital release first through the Kindle format, and if that does well enough it could help me find a traditional publisher for an expanded edition. There really isn't any format that's perfect, but Kindle seems promising. I like how many platforms it's available for.

All this may change, though. More than anything I just want to make sure I have something good put together and I'm sure I can find some way to share it.
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waxx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Please take my money.
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Trekkie5000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd buy it.
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ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
You really have the sputtering-steaming-sparking parts perfectly.  They give great motion to the scene. La Gloire seems just the right size for this piece of action. It looks like a barquentine size craft like its namesake:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LaG…
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