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Strike Heavy Fighter B09 by karash-amerius Strike Heavy Fighter B09 by karash-amerius
Summary
This is an "Imperial" class heavy fighter of the infamous 307th Spacewing "Skull and Bones". This strike ship was built for hunting enemy corvettes as the volume of fire from all weapons generally wears down the prey's shield batteries. It also lacks any secondary munitions equipment (missiles) as most corvettes support impressive ECM capabilities. The fighter is very fast to target, but like most heavy fighters, the pitch and yaw ratings are fairly unresponsive compared to more nimble brethren.

The 307th's notoriety comes from the fact that they seem to hunt command corvettes in enemy strike fleets, often disrupting the command and control of the enemy forces.

Artist Notes
This puppy took awhile for my standards...about 2 weeks of on-and-off again working on it. My models are turning out to be quite large on the scale size, as this could easily pass for a corvette size in my classification charts. Still, the cockpit area looked perfect in this size, so no shrinkage of the model for the B09! Going to have to put my next models on a strict diet, and clamp down on my design discipline.

I went for a fairly radical paint scheme...but got my inspiration from Ferrari (if it isn't already obvious). It was fairly tough to get the paint right to my standards, but I suppose this will do. The cockpit was no where near as detailed as my last bird...mainly just filler for the pilot model, which I downloaded from the Sketchup Vault.

Still not doing a lot of "Flair" yet. I really need to work on paneling and armor effects, but I haven't really gotten that skill down. The landing gear didn't pan out either in this model. I had several made, but nothing looked right.

Programs
Modeling: Google Sketchup 7
Post Production: Adobe Photoshop CS2

Credits
"3D Pilot Model" - Max Grueter 2008, www.grueter.com

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Edit: Fixed a few words missing capitalization 09-JUN-2010
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MorituriMax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
"Crimson Skulls" popped into my head with the color scheme.
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Very Cool! has a Space Top gun Feel to it!
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IllOO Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god... you do this amazing stuff with SketchUp!? Oo
I would`nt even know how to get the modell floating, and the form is too complex for this programm, do you use the paid version??!
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I don't use the paid version. I have just practiced now for about a year and half as a hobby. You should check out Marian87 or Marrekie...they do fantastic work with Sketchup. Also check us out at #GoogleSketchUp for some more examples :)

Thanks for the comment!
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Theutus23 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Now that's what a spaceship should look like. Enough with the battleship gray!
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AOZcouture Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
soo cool.
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NoodleRubber Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Something about this makes me feel like a kid again. I really love the colors.
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments and stopping by Noodle :)
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kev19180 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice. I like how stylized it looks.. kind of Borderlands-ish. cool stuff and good job
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