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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Siege » 2012-02-26 04:04pm

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby KhorneFlakes » 2012-02-26 07:42pm

Enterprise concept art?

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby thewhitetigersb » 2012-02-26 09:22pm

Ansel's BELLATOR star destroyer....but I am biased

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Ahriman238 » 2012-02-26 10:59pm

Not very practical, but I like the solar sailors from Phoebus Krumm. Probably carrying the space as ocean thing a bit far, but you can't deny they're pretty to look at.

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The bubble is a field that retains atmosphere and retains/radiates heat as needed. Yes, those are solar sails, crew quarters, weapons etc are mostly in the acorn shape.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Junghalli » 2012-02-27 02:57am

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Bussard ramjet?

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Shroom Man 777 » 2012-02-27 03:01am

No. Art and beauty.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Junghalli » 2012-02-27 03:10am

I thought the vortex looking thing might be the interstellar medium being scooped in by the big magnetic fields.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Crazedwraith » 2012-02-27 08:39am

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I'm sorry. Is this acceptable as beautiful beautiful? Or does it not stand up to y'all's discerning standards?
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Postby Shroom Man 777 » 2012-02-27 09:36am

Pretty good.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Simon_Jester » 2012-02-27 11:52am

I like how this is turning out- a lot of the good stuff people used to do, back when book covers were often made by painters instead of Photoshop artists.

Bussard ramjet?
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Junghalli » 2012-02-27 02:32pm

Some apparently hard(ish) SF themed pretty ships I found on the internet:

Bussard ramjet (apparently) leaving galaxy:

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Bussard ramjet:

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Solar sail catching the sun:

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Solar sail and comet:

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At least that's what I think these craft are supposed to be.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Ahriman238 » 2012-02-27 04:49pm

The Venture Star from Avatar, complete with red=hot glowing radiators.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Batman » 2012-02-27 08:58pm

Well, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Ahriman238 » 2012-02-27 09:46pm

Some of these drawings reminded me of comic books which reminded me of:


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The Smartship Friday. A ship, that's also a submarine, with a very friendly AI and an artificial soul.

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The Starjammer. Not the space-whale ship, the gold one that's about to be eaten. Sorry, it was the best picture I could find on the web from the days before they turned the Starjammer into an ice-cream sccop.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby gigabytelord » 2012-02-27 09:53pm

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I don't know about you guys but I find that beautiful.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Havok » 2012-02-27 10:23pm

No, not at all... Why can't people understand the difference between "beauty" and "looks cool".
I mean, I know it's subjective... but to a point. Come on.

Like the VIEW is beautiful, the ship, looks cool.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Shroom Man 777 » 2012-02-27 10:25pm

Was I doing it rite Havs? Sometimes it's hard to be not fat.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Ahriman238 » 2012-02-27 10:28pm

Havok wrote:No, not at all... Why can't people understand the difference between "beauty" and "looks cool".
I mean, I know it's subjective... but to a point. Come on.

Like the VIEW is beautiful, the ship, looks cool.


I thought we were looking for:

OP wrote:Things that look like someone put in the effort to think about form and function and have them complement each other in a beautiful way?
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby gigabytelord » 2012-02-27 10:36pm

Havok wrote:No, not at all... Why can't people understand the difference between "beauty" and "looks cool".
I mean, I know it's subjective... but to a point. Come on.

Like the VIEW is beautiful, the ship, looks cool.


To me it is beautiful, I don't know if it's the straight forward, simplistic and extremely realistic design or just me being nerdy over a spaceship, but I honestly find that ship to be absolutely gorgeous.

The nBSG Galactica is the only other ship that I find beautiful.

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