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Strike Medium Fighter B15 by karash-amerius Strike Medium Fighter B15 by karash-amerius
This is a Republic Medium class fighter of the "71st Shuriken Squadron". This is an older design, but has stood the test of time for its reliable weapon systems and ease of piloting. Like all mid-fighters, this ship sees a bulk of the fighting along the Republic's borders in all areas of active duty, from garrison to spec ops.

The 71st Shuriken Squadron is mainly known for counter spec ops against enemy recon squadrons deep within the home territory.

Artist Notes
This bird did not turn out as planned. I started with the fuselage and all was well, but by the time the paint hit the hull, it looked overweight and completely "not cool" to me. Still, i spent a lot of time on this...and I suppose its good enough to post here and maybe get some feedback. The ass end of the bird is all wrong in my book, but I sort of hit the wall creatively with it.

One thing about 3D, its really hard to "fix" something and go a different direction once you are far down a design path. Maybe I will write a journal and get some feedback on that aspect of designing 3D concept art.

All in all, could have turned out a LOT better. I think I need to push myself in a different style direction for my next one.

Modeling: Google Sketchup 7
Post Production: Adobe Photoshop CS2

"3D Scan Man" - Google Inc. - used for scale reference

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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Ship looks pretty good.

If you know how to sketch a bit, could do a bunch of designs until something clicks.
I usually get an idea and run with it but because its vague (no sketch) it does not look like what I really want but I keep it because modeling takes forever.

References help but its like trying to become a baker by eating a lot of cake.
Have to bake your own too.

Maybe doing a few thumbnail sketches could help out?
LynLinz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice concept - nice look. Maybe at least 1 pair swiveling cannons - 5 fixed straight-forward is a bit limiting.
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, I have seen a lot of concepts with small turrets on small ships (still single piloted ships)...and I just haven't pulled one off yet. I think my mind frame is still in the "airplane" mode as far as modeling goes. Something to look forward to :)
DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Looks like a good concept to me.
TLund Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, first of all sorry about my english.

The model looks good, the shapes and proportions are good, the problem is the color and the light.

Light colors tend to create the visual effect of more volume. (That's why girls donīt wear white pants)

As Shimmering-Sword said, try darker colors.

karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment TLund, I will try that out. :)
danielkrull Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Nice work.
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silverlion Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Awesome look and design.
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