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Phallanx Tactical Battle Drone by Scifiwarships Phallanx Tactical Battle Drone by Scifiwarships
This is a Tac Bat, It's a cross between a fighter and a heavy cannon. It's primary role is to support it's mothership with a dynamic number of extra main guns able to surround it's enemy. They are also able to fly strikemissions upto 1 AU from the base. These drones are operated by highly trained, savant capable pilots which can become almost part of their mainframe when on missions.
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Distance880 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Digital Artist
God you're making me miss Homeworld.  ;-;

Its a gorgeous design.  I've always loved this style.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ManganMan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Photographer
Mix of WipeOut and Homeworld, nice :D
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Both are favourites of mine..
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SlavnyMir Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Exacly my thought, this paintjob is very Homewordly:)
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Will1954 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice paint job!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Think so? Thank you very much!
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Weegeesarus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Reminds me a little of something out of WipEout.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi mate thanks for the comment! I agree though wipeout racers were very far from my mind when I made it. 
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Weegeesarus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd love to see a spin-off of one if you ever get around to it. Think it would be awesome after looking at some of your other stuff.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you! I just might do that at some point, I have several ideas for a flying racer.
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Nice.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here you go.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll have a look mate
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Nyon Exist runs a large amount of plasma through the barrel, which focuses the shot to increase range,accuracy, and power.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, do you have a pic? I'd be very interested to see your design for a plasma cannon because I just picked a cool shape out if thin air, no prior research.
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like 1 of my "Nyon Exist" focused plasma cannons.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi mate, thanks for the comment! I have no idea, as I've never seen one before, but I guess if more people than me have had the same idea it can't be all bad then hehehe..
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JovianJ Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
This is a fantastic design, and not just eye candy, but I like the explanation of its purpose to provide extra firepower to a ship, as well as where you developed the term Tac Bat, which I agree is a nice term. Since its more a mobile spaceship gun does that mean its larger than one might call a fighter in the space opera sense? Really great concept and very well executed.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much!
I honestly don't know wether it's bigger or not, since starfighter/spacefigter is a really open envelope.
I made this ship 26X21 meters(85X69ft) so it's considerably larger than, say a colonial Viper, or an X-wing since I wanted to fit a really massive gun hehehe.
Thank you very much for the comment!
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novafox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very homeworld ish.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
tnx, homeworld's nice.
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DACantero Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice color scheme; it reminds me of Peter Elson.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, mate.. That is an awesome compliment! His stuff is wonderful. Thank you very much!
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
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Dekus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Now THATS what i call a unique fresh design!! Great job!!!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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17171032 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
An intriguing design however I have 2 questions for you, first wouldn't it be a "Remote Tactical Battle (Unit/Drone)"?

Second why only major foreword thrust? If its a computer system that's linked to a human then there's no danger in heavy turn or deceleration G forces.
{This intended Only as a constructive criticism}

[If you don't like me or my comments send me a pm, let me know I'll go away, but if you want to hear more Ideas let me know and we'll talk.]
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He he thanks, your questions and ideas are MOST welcome. Yes, the name... I more or less landed on Tactical battle drone because I could shorten it down to Tac Bat. I felt it had a nice ring to it. Though Remote tactical battle drone is much more correct... I'm not entirely happy with this, as it looks more fighter like than I wanted.
It's a flying, remote operated battleship main gun, intended as a force multiplier for the mothership, more than a fighter. I envision these flying in formation shooting at the same target as the carrier/bettlecruiser, enabling the captain to have almost a second set of guns without a second ship. This should enable him to make pincer maneuvers in space, swamp the enemy's defenses and letting the big shipboard guns do the job. That's the general idea anyway.
Your second question: There is rearward thrust as well. Thake a closer look at the engine nacelles, they have clamshell panels at the rear, like aircraft, directing thrust forward when they open. There are a couple of WIP images in here that shows this, and I can make another couple for you if you want. I rig all my models so that the moving parts can be configured in all of their intended positions.
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17171032 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Hurray!
I'm glad to find people who are capable of gracefully taking criticism(even if say that criticism is kinda stupid[like the name question, sorry about that])

Also WOW! I didn't even look for that level of detail and thought through Craftsmanship! Very impressive! I'm going to have to go back and look at the rest of your designs again!

I have perhaps too many ideas and would greatly enjoy sharing some of them with you.
As a side note have you seen the work of 'peterku'? Like your work I have found that several of his Designs are Highly Intuitive and thoughtfully made.
LINK to 'peterku': [link]
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I didn't think the name question was stupid, not at all. I am very glad you like my designs, as I've spent a great deal of time thinking up the concepts for them. This is all makebelieve and fantasy but I figure that I can at leas make stuff look real by having it work mechanically i.e. guns/thrusters/moving bits can be animated and made to work without colliding with other parts of the models, and all of it follows a logic governed by a set of inventions in my particular universe. Every time I make a model I set a certain framework of tasks it has to perform i.e. an engine nacelle. "I am making an engine for this ship, it has to be able to vector thrust in these directions, and it has to fire forwards and backwards" This is the framework and then I ask myself what will an engine within these parameters look like? The I sketch out on my notepad all of the moving parts and what clearances it must have. After that I set about trying to make it look cool. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.But man how I love to make it all, he he he.. Feel free to come with any idea you have, and we can have a fruitful discussion. Having an idea and seeing it come to life is wonderful. I have lots and lots some good , some bad and some fantastic, New ones are always welcome and it's science fiction so anything goes really.Again thank you very much for your comments, questions and criticism. If I can inspire someone to write a comment then it's all worth it. PS I had a look at peterku and it was most impressive, thank you for the link
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17171032 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
An intriguing design however I have 2 questions for you, first wouldn't it be a "Remote Tactical Battle (Unit/Drone)"?

Second why only major foreword thrust? If its a computer system that's linked to a human then there's no danger in heavy turn or deceleration G forces.
{This intended Only as a constructive criticism}

[If you don't like me or my comments send me a pm, let me know I'll go away, but if you want to hear more Ideas let me know and we'll talk.]
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SpireKat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I really like the graphics on this. Nice work!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Augos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
wow cool
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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NightmareHero Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Wonderful texturing, I only hope to be as good as this one day.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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Laerf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Zoom! :happybounce:
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
he he, thanks!
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kbmxpxfan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Love it! I was was not so sure while watching the process, but it turned out great.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it in the end, he he.
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usafchimp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome work! Nice coloring all around.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work I am really impressed by the texturing and paintjob. Very inspiring.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Stealthdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Nice, reminds me of homeworld.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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