Here we see an early example, possibly the Eurale. She is fitted with the unusual 'lazy susan' style turret which allowed the upper works and main battery to be separately rotated. These were quickly superseded as overly complicated and not a good fit for more conventional weapon systems when incendiaries fell out of fashion.
This is another illustration for 'Spacecraft of the First World War.'
Most of the noise textures have actually been erased away, so they play reasonably well with each other. The Multiply layer has mostly been left in shadow, and the Overlay/Screen layer has been left mostly on the highlights, and worked back into by hand.
If i understand it right,this is essentially a flying flamethrower mounted to the shell? Really like the design,it has a vibe of both steampunk mixed with Battleship Yamato and real machinery. Your work is always a pleasure to discover
I suppose with this one I'm playing with the tension between a very exaggerated outline and much more utilitarian details.
I can't stress enough how I like your designs and pictures as a whole. I'm completely enchanted by your ideas for the spaceships of World War 1 - especially by how coherent they are with each other and keep the style consistent. I like how the designs take ideas and shapes from historical ships of war, but they have this retro-future twist to them.
I myself work in this way and a few years back I was also designing spacecraft based on WW1 and pre-WW1 ships and aircraft, even though I had little knowledge in this matter back then. It;s not the case with your art - you display the knowledge of how warships looked and worked in the past, and combine it with your very imaginative ideas - to a great aesthetic and creative effect. I wish you more great pictures, for your and our pleasure
Better than barbettes, the lazy susan, but less efficient than a proper turret Also not so well-protected, I think, especially if the upper works' machinery have to go through the lower turret works.
My god, that is a TERRIFYING idea!
"No oxygen....we burn! We BURN!!!! AIIIIIEEEEE!!!"
No wonder flamethrower crews were showed no mercy on the battlefield...
I donīt want to get on the bad side of itīs captain. Or itīs gun crew...