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Ghost Fleet by MikeDoscher Ghost Fleet by MikeDoscher
Jousting knights seeing red between the black and the blue.

A test painting for 'Spacecraft of the First World War.'
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow *o*
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Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Riktoffen would be proud :)

Sweet artwork...
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CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent alternate visions you have!
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dmaland Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The light and shade in this is very cool.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. I like the obvious influences from the Albatross, Fokker D.VII, Airco DH.2 and Farman MF.11 in the fighters.
The ship itself is pretty reminiscent of the Japanese heavy cruisers, especially the Aoba class, with some details from HMS Hood.
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Shadow009 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Uh yea...someone forgot to mention the big battleship here" 

"Well it is the Ghost fleet." 

It's amazing how you create such amazing paintings and imagination of such a era ^^
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
There's kind of a funny story behind the name, but it contained so many plot points that wouldn't make sense without context. :)

Basically, the Ghost Fleet is the Czarist Russian element of the Martian Punitive Expedition that 'went native' after the revolution. They're something of a wild card, and both the Central and Allied powers have tried to draw them into the broader conflict that happened later.

I'm glad you like it. Things should be better fleshed out in the final work.
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Pi-Rex Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dat detail is very eye-catching!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha, cool!! :) Biplanes flying around an antigravity WW1-style space battleship, always fun to see an anachronistic setup like that...
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Trekkie5000 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, this is amazing. I've been most interested in two things since I was little: science fiction and world war one aircraft. You just blew my mind.
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