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Sky Destroyer Concept by MikeDoscher Sky Destroyer Concept by MikeDoscher
All evil empires need ridiculously impractical technology to be the centerpiece of their forces. It's not just a good idea, it's the law.
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Sentoo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Impressive design!!!
It seems inspired in a old german U-Boot!!!
Beautiful!!!
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:iconlegatio:
Legatio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
*sigh* I want to fav this again.
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:iconxorial:
xorial Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Looks like a great design for Rocketship Empires, if the game was still around.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very nice, but how does it stay afloat?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Those rectangular plates you see are antigravity emitters. It was thought preferable when the game pitch was being designed to have some way of tracking vehicle health that didn't involve an intrusive UI.
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nordicberserk Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Those were anti grav units? I thought they were hatches for missile systems
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah. The regular shaped hatches on top of the hull cover missile tubes, but most of what you see is propulsion.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay. So this was for a game?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was for a shooter pitch that never went anywhere.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah.
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LegacyUser Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful work of art. It has enough retro style combined with futuristic details to really catch a person's attention. This is amazing. Great job!
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CyBorge Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
LOL! Impractical...YES! But when you can float this kind of "Heavy Metal" over your enemy's heads, it screams, "Surrender or Die!" - Great work!
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Colonel-Eviscerator Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Hanging turrets seem like a rather interesting bit of engineering.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I do wonder how they would be mounted and dismounted for overhaul, but I suppose that having a world with antigravity based lift gives you a blank check for improbable engineering.
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Colonel-Eviscerator Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Well, with antigrav tech, mounting and dismounting should be easy. Fastening them in place, moving them, and keeping the ammo moving smoothly would be an interesting exercise in ergonomics.
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Of all the more literal variations of the flying ship philosophy, this one is undeniably my favourite. I very much appreciate the U-Boat inspiration from the foreword hull, and the way this thing bristles with gunbarrels just makes me grin a bit.

But it seems a bit small for a destroyer, don't you think? This strikes me more as a corvette or sloop sized thing...
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)

It's pretty small for a destroyer, but the thinking from the art director I was working with was that it would seem larger than it was in-game. There's an odd truncation to any elements that aren't critical for play.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Awesome design dude but what it's propulsion system?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
The power source is a lightweight fission plant, and the engines are derived from that. It uses some sort of antigravity for lift, which is projected from those plates you see. The art director wanted some way of being able to visually quantify damage to the ship, and those plates are what we went with.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Then awesome work on that dude
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Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Nice ship.
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Sokolniki Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Personally, I'd shift the forward-most turret on the bottom to be embedded into bottom of the bow to cover up a head on blind spot for gun coverage. Aside from that, I very much like the design. It retains enough classic warship design to be recognizable without being absolutely married to the concept.
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should put here the link for the interiors [link]
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:iconlefla:
Lefla Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
who said size did not matter for evil ?
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Jozura Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
agreed
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RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Great drawing! Epic work on this and looks fantastic! Really great drawing and love this ship! =D
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PWNADGE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Overkill? :D

But i Like it!
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:iconpixel-pencil:
Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
SUPRISE! WUDA-WUDA-WUDA
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AlexKnight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   General Artist
I'm agree with you Malaveldt, great design
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Aerasett Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I love this destroyer
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! I hope I can do something this good one day :-)
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Metalhead737 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
dark helmet is the commander, isn't he?
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
No, he gets a bigger boat. This is probably commanded by Beige Helmet or somebody like that.
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Metalhead737 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
ahh, i see. maybe colonel sandurz's first cruiser
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
You really capture the feel of it!
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Von-Krupp Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Reminds me of the game Wing Commander, and that's a good thing. :)
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ninjajib Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
sexay
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Somewhere Kim Jong Il is drooling all over his keyboard...
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
It was probably the stroke.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
:D
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jetfighterpoo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
That's awesome I can see that in combat in my mind. with a big sweeping turn, engaging multiple targets while getting hit itself.
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Nabonidus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. I like the design. Its like a submarine but more badass. Nice work! :)
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bebelu-lulubelu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
amazing :wow:
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:iconxenos60:
xenos60 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Now that I think about it, this ship looks a lot like the Hiigarian dreadnought from Homeworld 2
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TehBystander Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Big antigrav U-boat. I LOEV IT!!!
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GrayTheTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
You are right... D i have designed some Ridicolous huge asskicking ship....D
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namewarvergeben Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Hmm, I can see only 2 turrets which could shoot an enemy closing from above ;) *know´s it all*

Very nice ship, anyway :D
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Lovely design!
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TheCoconutGuy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
what a mighty ship! :wow:
"its the law." LOL good one! :rofl:

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iridus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
looks pretty strong, huh
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