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Strike Medium Fighter A10 by karash-amerius Strike Medium Fighter A10 by karash-amerius
Summary
Here is a "Medium" type fighter, although its size could push it into the "Heavy" Category...its lack of armaments keeps this bird in middle weight classes. It is designed more as a garrison fighter for Federation worlds that rely on cheap defense forces. Very nimble for its size, it relies on wolfpack tactics and long operating range to get the job done.

Artist Notes
This is my first full color model in Google Sketchup! Finally bit the bullet and did a lot of studying for this one, and got a lot of inspiration from the folks here at dA. It sort of has a “racer” type paint job, but that is just the colors of the squadron it belongs to – XRAY. I spent at least half the total time in doing the cockpit, which really does not come across here in 2D screen exports, but it was fun to do nevertheless. For those with a keen eye, yes, I didn’t get everything matched up with the fuselage so there are a few holes in the front…lesson learned! This model taught me a ton of things for being so simple looking.

And just for the record, I have no idea what the light is for on the bottom of the craft…it was originally going to be a communication antenna area, but the mouse argued with me so that’s the result. Maybe I can do some landing gear on my next model.

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:iconandirilien:
Andirilien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great design !!
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SybexMed Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Is it really easy to model in this program? Havent tried it but what are the advatages over other 3d packages>
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:icontheutus23:
Theutus23 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Holy smokes!
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:icondasadam:
dasAdam Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
i really like this one! the texture work is lovely as well , i dig the decals =)
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks, this one seems to get a lot of comments :)
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:icondasadam:
dasAdam Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
it has a neat old school style so poeple can realte to it better i guess =)
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:iconnoodlerubber:
NoodleRubber Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Nice.
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:iconmaikarant:
maikarant Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
In Google Sketchup! You've got very cool designs! :)
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey maikarant, thanks for the words and the fav :)
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:iconmaikarant:
maikarant Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
You're welcome! Keep up the good work! I like your clean designs. :D
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:iconralokone:
Ralokone Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
i wish i had some ship designs :(

alas i cannot art at all

keep up the good work dude
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone starts somewhere, don't give up! I like your system symbols in your gallery. Are you planning on a sci-fi project?
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:iconralokone:
Ralokone Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
planning,i amm in the middle of a major sci fi project.

technically the fiction proejct is going to be a big project for creating fictional universes of all types

what we do is take aset of rules and build a whole universe around these simple rules.

but hte success of the project hinders on whether or not this method cansucceed in creating one universe,that universe that weare building right now is a science fiction universe

some of those symbols have already been integrated into the fully interactive map

its a wikia project its meant so anybody can edit
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:iconmarrekie:
Marrekie Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Very nice design features and good job on the colorscheme my man. Quite a leap forward. Nice cockpit as well. Great instruments.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Marrekie!
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:iconorcbruto:
orcbruto Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Wonderfully done! I didn't knew Google had a 3d program Oo
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks orcbruto :)
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:iconanimaraptor:
AnimaRaptor Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Crazy design. My first thought was, "Wow, its an easy target from the flanks...", but this thing looks like it can take a beating, and you did say it was a long ranged fighter, so that makes sense.

Oh, and you can say the 'flashlight' at the bottom front is a long range radar system. ^__^
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it makes sense to call it some sort of radar/sensor thing, but I just couldn't get past it looking like a flashlight. I have an idea for the next model that will do the same thing, but much cooler looking (I hope!). Thanks for the comment!
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:iconparker007:
parker007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
from what I can see, you can see plenty of the cockpit, and the detail is great. Its great to see such great work come out of sketchup.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Parker, you should check out #GoogleSketchup sometime to see some really awesome stuff made from Sketchup (blows this away for sure :) )
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:iconparker007:
parker007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
already a member - Its how I came across your work.
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. The overall shape is really different (in a good way) and the cross-section small which means it would be practical. Awesome details and well finished. Fantastic job! Look forward to seeing more like this.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Orpheus, thanks for commenting! The profile definitely has big advantages in space superiority (dogfighting) situations...any gamer that likes Sci-Fi flight sims would tell you that! lol :)
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:iconkrassnoludek:
krassnoludek Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Very nice textures and overall design as always, great to see you making progress.
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey krassnoludek, thanks for the comment! I really enjoyed your latest hovercraft piece as well!
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:iconkrassnoludek:
krassnoludek Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Thanks mate.
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