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Strike Light Fighter B19 by karash-amerius Strike Light Fighter B19 by karash-amerius
Summary
This is a light strike fighter from the 43rd "Hell's Stallions" SpaceWing of the Republic Navy. This ship was built to be highly maneuverable, and easy to re-configure by ground crews. While the top speed is not in the interceptor class, its ability to change vectors and get guns on target makes it more of a "knife fighter".

The "Stallions" are primarily known as a light fighter squadron that specializes in screening formations and engagements ahead of the main strike force. They have seen action in every major war over the last 300 years...earning its reputation as the "tip of the spear" by numerous fleet commanders.

Artist Notes
RAWR!!!

I really like this bird. It started out as a capital ship engine, but then I said to myself "hey, this looks like an A-Wing"...and it sort of took off from there. The paint scheme is asymmetrical, and I really wanted to try that out this go around. Hopefully it looks OK to most people, but I dig it a lot. My thought process was "How do you camouflage in space?", and I thought with all the laser fire and weapons going off, something like this might be considered camouflage in the middle of a battle.

It is too bad that 2D jpegs cannot really show off your model that well, but I tried to take the best shots I could get. I actually have a version of this with landing gear, but when I designed the bottom of the craft, I really should have thought of gear in the first place as those rocket launchers are in the way.

Learned a TON on this model...now I need a break :)

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

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

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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here:
Cool Space Fighter Ship Designs!
For reference & design inspiration! :D (Big Grin)
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool stuff, beautiful model.
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent design. I love it!
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment and Fav!
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Little-Bacchus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Nice looking ship and tight model. As for the camo it reminds me of dazzle camouflage they used in WW1 & 2.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked up dazzle camo, and now I remember seeing that a lot in books when growing up. Maybe I can dazzle a capital ship if I ever get one completed soon :)
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Little-Bacchus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Not sure how well it will work in space (not sure how well it worked on water) but gives a good asymmetrical look to things. Good luck with the capital ship and hope not too many nights of sleep lost to get it done.
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Bacchus,

I will have to look up dazzle camo on Wikipedia or something, never heard of it :) Thanks for stopping by and the comments!
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Looks solid. Not like those flimsy boyish adventure ships you see in movies.
Good work.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, thanks DreadHaven :)
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
No problem :)
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Now that you point out the paint scheme, it looks all the more awesome.
However, real space is pitch black most of the time. Maybe darker colors?
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks E-Squid, I wasn't really going for realism per say, just something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Still, thought about cammo though :)
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Yeah, I understand. Sci-fi isn't exactly the best place to look for realism.
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
impressive use of Sketchup. the colours are a bit Sukhoi, but that is no bad thing.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As in the Russian Sukhoi? Thanks for stopping by, did you get your nick by playing an old game named Descent by chance?
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
yes, the colours remind me of those seen on the Su27 family, and help to suggest what your ship is intended for. it might have a nano-coating which changes the colours according to situation ? never did play Descent, the nick is just because my ears stick out so much... :-)
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea about the nano-coating :)
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Solid design, and very neat
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Silverlion :)
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celobuendia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love Aircrafts!
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towrydesigns Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Super cool! How much time do you take on a model like this?
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karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the main ship without paint, or a viewable cockpit takes only a few hours. However, it takes me many many hours to do the cockpit correctly without any errors. This was my first rounded canopy cockpit as well, so it took me even longer.

Probably total hours in the range of 15 or so...but about 2 weeks working off an on. :)
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