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Decisive-Class Battlecarrier by ILJackson Decisive-Class Battlecarrier by ILJackson
The post-war successor to the Hastings-Class Battlecarrier. While the Hastings-Class was more battleship than carrier, this ship is more carrier than battleship, and functions as a space control vessel, filling the same role as a modern U.S. Navy carrier: Sure, it has fighters, but basically it's floating theatre command vessel capable of lot more than sending guys in little ships to blow stuff up.

This ship doesn't exist until some time after my main storylines (and if I ever do a novel series, it would be in later books). But one of the main characters gets a sort of "flash forward" glimpse in the future, where this ship figures prominently.

I had a heck of a time getting the textures right on this one, and I'll probably still rework the textures on those tube-like greebles on the outriggers.
There's a lot more windows in this one, but the main block of them is blotted out by the sun's reflection in this image. I'll do some deep space shots, but I thought the upper atmo image brought out the bronze coloring of the hull nicely.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think
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ZigguratTheEternal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I'm digging this ship. It does seem to be more of a carrier than a battle ship, and the scaling seems pretty epic. At first I thought it was a bit bigger, cuz I saw the top-down POV pic first, and though those were Powells.

I do like the texture, and the color. I like the bronze, though I normally think of a brushed steel, and slightly blue tinge when I envision Protectorate ships. I also totally missed the other 4 bays, and am glad I read the other comments first.
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egehlin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Very impressive ship...nice smooth lines!!!

Very Best Regards,
Eric
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Excellent Design !! How much time did it take ?
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
About 12 hours altogether for the modeling itself. Another four for the texturing (which I'm still not completely satisfied with).
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yet, It's great !
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful ship and nice lightning too. I think the front part, below the runaway, need little enforcement.
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Irrevent Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
i love the design of this ship
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bigmack61 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Formidable, came to mind first. You have one of the best senses of scale. The upper atmo shot is a great choice.
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool design to be sure. Sleek and powerful at the same time. Even if it had one bay it's still a beast. Like all carrier/command ships the enemy fire would have to get through the support ships and from it's guns it looks like it can through some heavy fire directly ahead to give it's own discouragement. What's it's compliment?
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She's just over 5,000 feet long with a crew of about 8,000.
I didn't intend to make her that big, I usually keep my ships scaled more closely to current U.S. naval vessel scales (300-500 ft for frigates and destroyers, 600-1000 feet for cruisers, 700-1,500 feet for carriers and battleships), but when I actually put a six-foot tall human figure in the scene and made sure she was scaled properly, my eyes bugged out at the final length.
That's often how I determine length. I don't start with more than a general idea, then I use a human-sized figure and other ships to make sure everything is to scale.
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