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AeroCat fwd engines by Scifiwarships
AeroCat fwd engines
Another shot of the Aero-Catamaran /groundeffect racer I have just built. This time it's a coupe of shots of the fwd engines.

These are the primary lifter engines and they form the big cushion of air that is trapped underneath the hull to provide lift. They are heat powered pulse jets and I went for this technology because it allowed for non cylindrical engines, as there are no spinning turbines within them.  
I wanted big, muscular engine nacelles in the front of the craft to give the illusion of great power. At the same time I  also wanted them sleek, and fast looking.

To achieve this I went for rectangular shapes. I liked the rectangles and they gave me better control of the curve of the engine cover and at the same time allowed for quite decent forward vision from the cockpit even though it is situated very low and far back on the fuselage.

I hope you like it!
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Martian Aeroracer1 by Scifiwarships
Martian Aeroracer1
Here's a sneak preview of my latest build. I'ts a follow up on the AeroCat ground effect racer, in fact this was one of the initial concepts for it. I didn't like it at the time, but felt it had promise and so I left it to stew for a few months. Then I picked it up again this summer and decided it was worth a second go. It is in the process of becoming a low flying racing craft for the deserts and canyons of Mars.
I hope to make it into a cool little project...
Also I know it looks for all the world like a Wipeout racer. Guilty as charged! I nicked the basic layout and made my own spin on it:) (Smile)
Still, I hope you like it! 
(The image at the bottom center is a pic of the sacred grounds of Bonneville that I've "Martianized" to add some flavour. If anyone recognize the image and photographer, please let me know so I can credit the owner.)
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Radial Space Fighter by Scifiwarships
Radial Space Fighter
This is a futuristic space interceptor that I made a few yrs ago. The ship was made with two main ideas: the first was to make a spacecraft that was ideally suited for space combat. This meant engines all around for excellent multi directional maneuverability and high speed. The second idea was to make it modular, with as much repetition and interchangeable parts as possible (without making the design boring)...

The fighter is laid out concentric and radial.  Perfectly symmetrical like a wheel with the cockpit in the center , surrounded by the reactor, and with main engines spaced around the leading edges of the outer "ring" and directional thrusters pointing in three different directions on the outside of the hull. There are 42 thrusters in total.
The rings that make up the three fuselages of the craft are tied together by "spokes".
The spaces in between the spokes are filled with hard points that can accommodate a vast array of weapons and equipment in various types of pods. Here the craft is equipped with
4 double cannons, 4 missile pods, 2 double,directed EMP weapons (the pods with satellite dishes)  and finally 2 double, long range surveillance and targeting drone launchers.
THIS MODEL IS NOW AVAILABLE 4 FREE IN 3D WAREHOUSE HERE: 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model…
I hope you like it!
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Griffon RE 860 by Scifiwarships
Griffon RE 860
So, this is a render of an older model. it's a canopied electric motorbike/superbike. The reason I'm posting this pic is because the 3d model is now available in the 3D warehouse here:
3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model…
I hope you will like it! 
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AeroCat side view by Scifiwarships
AeroCat side view
Another studio shot. All hatches closed this time. At 25,5m (82ft) in length it's a big machine, as traditional racing machines go anyhow. I wanted it to appear sleek and fast looking, and since there are certain requirements for people to fit inside... It kind of grew and grew until it was longer than a bus before I felt the proportions were just right:) (Smile)
All the little silver dots are screws and rivets. There are somewhere between 6-8000 in total between the fuselage, cockpit, fwd and aft engine bays and reactorbay. 
Hope you like it:) (Smile) 
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IF YOUWERE TO BUY A MODEL AND JOIN ONE OF MY CONTESTS, WHAT WOULD YOU FOCUS ON? 

43%
15 deviants said BUILD SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, BASED ON THE IDEA BEHIND THE MODEL
20%
7 deviants said REDESIGNING THE MODEL
14%
5 deviants said WRITE SOMETHING, LIKE A LITTLE STORY
11%
4 deviants said RENDER A SCENE
11%
4 deviants said ANIMATION
I have been working on a webshop for close to a year now and it's getting close to launch. It's taking ages to get right, and part of the reason is that I have constantly been refining the idea behind the webshop. Based on the feedback I have been getting here and on Facebook I have come to the conclusion that just selling models is giong to be very difficult.
Part of the problem is that I am not aiming for the professional market, I want to sell to the vast number of personal users and hobbyists, like yourself. Why is this a problem? Well, pretty much everyone want's to design and build their own stuff rather than play with allready finished models. Turns out  my potential customers are my biggest competitors as well, hehehe..
That's why I have decided to add a contest function to my shop. The idea is that people who buy one of my models will be elligible for an online contest with a decent cash prize for the winner.  What does this mean? Well, it pretty much means what it says. If/When you buy a model from me you have a choice. You can do with the model whatever you want, it's completely royalty free, no strings attatched. 
You can also, should you choose to, do something with it, like redesign, render, write a story, animate or make your own thing based on the concept, and then post the result in an online gallery on my site. Here anyone can come and watch, then vote on the best entry and after a limited time, the one with the most votes will be announced as winner and will recieve a cash prize for their effort.
If this thing goes okay, There will be contests on a regular basis, based on models I make, and the first price will grow according to the number of participants.
The long term plan is to hold new contests every two weeks, with 1st place prizes, hopefully in the range of 200-2000 USD.

In order for this to work I am dependent on feedback from you, so I can make the best possible setup from the start. That's whay I'm holding polls here on my DA site. I really need the information your votes provide.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. 

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Joachim F. Sverd
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Norway
I have also got a blog, with more pics and info, pluss it's where I post my latest concepts.
joachimsverd.com
in addition, some of my models are out on 3D warehouse sketchup.google.com/3dwarehous…, enjoy.

Current Residence: Norway
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Favourite genre of music: movie scores/epic
Favourite photographer: My girlfriend
Favourite style of art: millitary sf
Operating System: windows 7
Personal Quote: To hell with realism I want to make shit up!
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The-Mighty-ARL Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Professional Interface Designer
Many Thanks for the Fav!!!! I love your work by the way, its astonishing and breath taking!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Appreciate the fave - thank you.
Enjoyed your gallery very much.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Top notch work! Great looking gallery!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Esdafr Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
your web site is giveing a 404
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for letting me know mate!
It was down last night, but should be working now.
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Esdafr Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yep it is thx
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday. :) I hope you had a marvelous day and have an even better year to come.
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