Colin's Inspirational Traveller Art Thread

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Postby ShawnDriscoll » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:15 am

middenface wrote:
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middenface wrote:Two things I am thinking of doing just for fun and they've been done to death is the Broadsword and S-Type from CT.
Everyone loves to see Broadswords. The more takes on it, the better.
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Postby andrew boulton » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:53 pm

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DFW wrote: Do you know of any links where I can get find these logos?
I'll have a look.
Plenty large logos in Gurps: First In - No idea whats, what except the obvious.

Perhaps the 2 circles helix sort of one is the Survey office (page 23 under the Survey Scout Character Package?)
On p3, the top logo is IGS/Survey, the bottom is Communications. The one on p20 is Exploration. See p16. I *think* these are unique to GT.

Uniform patches are p3 middle (Exploration), p23 (IGS), p119 (Commo). These are similar (but not identical) to those shown in CT & MT books.
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Postby middenface » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:37 pm

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Zarkin' Fardwarks... thats a few then... !

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Postby ShawnDriscoll » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:38 pm

middenface wrote:Ah Vue
I use Vue to render all my outdoor scenes. I don't know what I'd use without it. Bryce? Carrara? Uhg. I use modo for rendering all my indoor scenes. The rest of the apps are used for various modeling and detailing, depending on the shape of the object I'm trying to create.
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Postby Mithras » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:02 pm

Totally blown away by this artwork. These artists don't just have technical talent, they have wonderful thoughts! I wish my SF games looked as good as this stuff, in my mind ... :(
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Postby middenface » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:08 pm

Mithras wrote:Totally blown away by this artwork. These artists don't just have technical talent, they have wonderful thoughts! I wish my SF games looked as good as this stuff, in my mind ... :(
Thank You.

Next the Cog...

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Postby middenface » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:50 pm

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Postby far-trader » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:04 pm

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Better version
Ah, I was going to ask what this one was, but on quoting it I see you have it labeled as a shuttle. Dang...

The looks grabbed me (love it) but I was hoping it was 200tons. I need some inspiration (or a full concept image) for a 200ton military escort to work deckplans from. Still, this might do for the inspiration :) (I'd say it already has in fact ;) )
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Postby middenface » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:29 pm

far-trader wrote: Ah, I was going to ask what this one was, but on quoting it I see you have it labeled as a shuttle. Dang...

The looks grabbed me (love it) but I was hoping it was 200tons. I need some inspiration (or a full concept image) for a 200ton military escort to work deckplans from. Still, this might do for the inspiration :) (I'd say it already has in fact ;) )
Don't worry too much about the shuttle tag, it was built on a 100t hull then got a major overhaul, yeah 200t is about right, kept the tag as I don't know what to do with it yet..though it not a shuttle anymore.
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Postby far-trader » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:05 pm

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Don't worry too much about the shuttle tag, it was built on a 100t hull then got a major overhaul, yeah 200t is about right, kept the tag as I don't know what to do with it yet..though it not a shuttle anymore.
That's very cool then :D I have my inspiration!

I dug up an old oft redone 200ton light escort from my CT days. I'll throw together the notes, thinking about a conversion to MgT, some rough deck layouts to fit the general look of your image and toss them to you if you'd like some reciprocal inspiration.
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Postby The Undying » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:45 pm

Hmm. I haven't seen any maps on here yet.
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Postby DFW » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:09 pm

A really like that monochromatic paint scheme. Makes sense to me somehow for a space ship.
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Postby The Undying » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:53 am

The United States military used anti-flash white in their strategic bombers to deflect any energy emitted from their payload when it hits the surface. This seems to have crossed over into NASA, possibly to deflect solar radiation.
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Postby middenface » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:42 am

I've experimented with a few colours. Monochrome looks good with the odd spot of colour. Tan looks ok too.

Me I'm a fan of Peter Elson and well as you may see theres some influence from his and others like him... I really do like ships with crazy colours..

Except this ship is pretty much all white..
http://www.peterelson.co.uk/gallery/ima ... =11&id=262

My favourite is this..
http://www.peterelson.co.uk/gallery/ima ... =11&id=211
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Postby middenface » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:34 pm

Gas Giant... Yep found a nice Tutorial on Deviantart...
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Postby The Undying » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:15 pm

GAS GIANT TIME
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The Undying wrote:GAS GIANT TIME
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Postby Chernobyl » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:27 pm

I prefer the cityscapes to the rest, but I'm an engineer!
absolutely beautiful selections, thanks to all who posted them.

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