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Cockpit Test3 by Scifiwarships
Cockpit Test3
Yet another test photo to see if materials and layout is okay. This is a shot of a cockpit I am working on right now. It's part of the flying catamaran from my last upload. This is my most complex model yet and it's taking forever to finish... I hope the result will justify all of the work.

SketchUp2014/15, rendered in Twilight
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Suspended Racing Seat Render Test by Scifiwarships
Suspended Racing Seat Render Test
Happy New Year!
Here's a suspended seat I've made for the cockpit in my latest project. The image kind of speaks for itself but here's a short description anyway.
It's a form fitting carbon fiber racing seat with double swing arm suspension and a central spring and shock absorber. The yellow bits at the bottom are part of an elmag slide system that moves the seat back and forth for easy access. 
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Offshore Groundeffect Racer53 by Scifiwarships
Offshore Groundeffect Racer53
Here's an attempt at a high speed shot of my ground effect racer. I've done some changes to it from the last update. I redesigned the wings completely to make it more believable as a water launched craft. It's still very much a work in progress, but the major parts are in place. Hope you like it.
Designed and built in SketchUp pro 2014, rendered in Twilight
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OFFSHORE GROUNDEFFECT RACER reactor bay by Scifiwarships
OFFSHORE GROUNDEFFECT RACER reactor bay
Here's another preview of the project I'm working on at the moment. This pic shows the reactor bay, with all it's bits of machinery. The ball at the front is a tokamak fusion reactor, and most of the various pipes and ducts are for the heat exchanger setup that allows this machine to use on hot air instead of fuel. All the red cabling is the electrical system, I decided to make cable bundles to keep things nice and tidy, instead of single cables which would have become spaghetti. This will hopefully look a lot better once it's finished and rendered properly
To the left you can also see the aft pulsejet engine both with and without it's cover. There's still a ton of work to do here and the pic isn't even a proper render but I decided to share this anyway. Hope you like it. 
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Tac Bat  In Launch Bay by Scifiwarships
Tac Bat In Launch Bay
Here's another revisit of an earlier model. This pic shows a tactical battle drone ready for launch in one of the eight bays on board the Meridian battlecruiser. It's hovering over the electromagnetic catapult much like a maglev train.
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IF YOUWERE TO BUY A MODEL AND JOIN ONE OF MY CONTESTS, WHAT WOULD YOU FOCUS ON? 

45%
15 deviants said BUILD SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, BASED ON THE IDEA BEHIND THE MODEL
15%
5 deviants said REDESIGNING THE MODEL
15%
5 deviants said WRITE SOMETHING, LIKE A LITTLE STORY
12%
4 deviants said RENDER A SCENE
12%
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
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Norway
I have also got a blog, with more pics and info, pluss it's where I post my latest concepts.
scifiwarships.blogspot.com/
in addition, some of my models are out on 3D warehouse sketchup.google.com/3dwarehous…, enjoy.

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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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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi mate! Thank you very much! That's so nice of you!
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are always welcome. Happy New Year. :)
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year to you too!
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psychonator17 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BIRTHDAY
BE HAPPY
YOU'RE ANOTHER YEAR OLDER


BOTT
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Toash Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Happy Birthday :cheers: 
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Homero13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday Joachim!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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