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Titan Sunrise by MikeDoscher Titan Sunrise by MikeDoscher
Jump shuttles were once common, but were eclipsed by newer, lighter hulls and the dropping price of He3. Remaining examples have mostly been converted to more conventional layouts. The few that remain as built ply their trade in the shadows of Saturn and her moons.

The basic concept is simple, if a little unusual. The main ship can be configured to carry a dozen passengers, two tons of cargo, or some mix of the two. The jump shuttle doesn't enter any significant gravity wells, but rather offloads what fraction of travelers and materiel is required onto a small launch secured below the hull.

With the Acadian Queen complex coming online late in the last century, the commodification of fusion power had become total. This combined with improved materials technology made the type obsolete, and complexity yielded to simplicity once again.

The type was never robust or capacious enough for smuggling, so the remaining examples are mostly operated in either ferry or tourist service by the smaller carriers. Here we see the 'Witch's Promise', a particularly early example of the type, making a holiday run to the Cassini Astoria and associated botanical gardens.

Dedicated to all travelers in time and space, as well as those who await their return.
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice
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chameleon-unwf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I like your art ^_^
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cobrabobo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
pretty cool.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Looks great.
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LockeLockeRevolution Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Lighting looks great! I also like the texture of the whole ship. I feel weird saying that because it's as if I'm talking about 3D. :noes:
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Ciobar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Wowwow!
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dmaland Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done!
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Anderty Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
COOL!
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namemissing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
there's something about the geometry of the cockpit of the small er ship i like... and the way it joins to the rest of it.
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zonkm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Very cool!!
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JonathonDobbs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work as always. Amazing detail in there. You sir, are a genius.
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
This is so polished looking. Sometimes there's nothing more gratifying to look at than a piece of 2D art that appears 3-dimensional....not to mention the aesthetic appeal of the design. Just gorgeous.
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Very nice. Quite beautiful ships there.
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
interesting and detailed designs. maybe for the holiday business a dash of colour or some kind of logo would be appropriate ?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
It would be, and the previous owners made at least a passing attempt to liven it with the garish purple and white stripes. Time and creditors have taken their toll though, and this ship made be bound for the wrecker within a few years. The current owner just scrubbed the old logo, and left time and tide to sandblast the rest. There's always the possibility that it may become a fashionable model to collect and restore, but the outlook is iffy.
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Durnstaros Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good work as usual, you have a knack for combining technical and aesthetic elements.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff...I love the colors too!
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work, and nice write-up to go along with it. I've always been a fan of the piggy-back idea.
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love being able to see into the cockpits... there's just so many great details all over the ship - amazing work!
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Espeon-Master-Espo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
very neat :3
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Kydoon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as always. One of the best parts of your work is always the sections of complex backstory executed from behind the fourth wall. It always flows perfectly with your amazing visuals.
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
That is gorgeous work!
I would very much like to watch a video tutorial of how you work, what programs etc. I look forward to seeing your work in ImagineFX again :)
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Nice!

I like the lighting effect on the hull of the main ship.
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