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.
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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