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Strike Corvette A71 by karash-amerius Strike Corvette A71 by karash-amerius
Well here was a problem child. I worked on this model for quite some time trying to get things "right", but its time to move on. I am not very happy with the front of the craft, needs way more detailing, but when you reach the end of your rope, your more!

This ship is classified as a "Corvette" in my Sci-Fi worldview. To me, Corvettes are massive piloted ships that are larger than bombers, but much smaller than Frigate capital class warships. Thus it is labeled as a "Strike Ship". This particular ship would be relatively small in scale versus other Corvettes...most likely a "Fast Attack Corvette" that targets enemy bombers and anything slower than strike ships.

The wings do rotate forward for Carrier storage, but this bird is for Carriers only as it does not have traditional landing gear. It uses common mag-rail launching and recovering harnesses. The wings are not for atmospheric flight, but rather house communication and sensor gear.

Crew would be around 3.

Download copy is 4200x2000, made in Google Sketchup
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BoredFROMx2z Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
strike corvette lol, so this thing is powered by 71 LS3 xD
James-Coleman Apr 28, 2010
I know what it's like to lose interest in a model, but I think the design is great and very believable.
karash-amerius Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks James...for some reason this model has gotten a lot of favs (for me). Who knew :)
This is really cool! I really need to learn how to use google sketchup. I use MSpaint to do all my sci-fi space ships and they come out nice but I want to move into the 3D world now.
karash-amerius Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey DJBIG, Thanks for stopping by and the comments. Sketchup is fun to use once you get the hang of things, and there are a lot of tutorials on their main site to get you started. You have some real nice stuff you made in MS Paint, would love to see some of those designs in 3D.
Thanks. I hope to go through some of the tutorials this summer and get the hang of it. Maybe then I can get some things in the works.
CalamityJones Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, and I think the front looks fine dude! If you keep adding random superfluous details, it could look over-detailed!
Very nice designwork mate. Nicely balanced features.
karash-amerius Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks Marrekie, that means a lot coming from you :)
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