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Old November 4 2011, 04:38 PM   #691
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^It has been explained that the nose is part of the FTL drive system used to compress space ahead of the ship while another globe at the rear expands space behind the ship.
I must have missed that part, thanks.

Now I definitely think the ship is akin to one big warp nacelle. Incidentally, I think that if/when we do build interstellar vessels, they are much more likely to look like this than use a pair of external drive units.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:10 AM   #692
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Some recent discussion about the pod bays got me thinking, which in turn got me painting in Photoshop:



I drew that up in about 2-1/2 hours. Now that I've made the leap from line drawings to painted illustrations, I'm gonna have start working on color.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:22 AM   #693
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I approve!
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Old November 9 2011, 04:28 AM   #694
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...I drew that up in about 2-1/2 hours...
Not to be indelicate about it, but HOLY HELL THAT'S GOOD!
2 1/2 hours?
I am very jealous of your talent.
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Old November 9 2011, 04:43 AM   #695
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Would those happen to be Von Braun-ish bottlesuits lurking just inside the airlock?
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Old November 9 2011, 04:46 AM   #696
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Would those happen to be Von Braun-ish bottlesuits lurking just inside the airlock?
And a.k.a. the "pods"?
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Old November 9 2011, 04:52 AM   #697
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Old November 9 2011, 04:54 AM   #698
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Righteous.
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Old November 9 2011, 06:09 AM   #699
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Interesting pods. The design begs the question, if they are going to have mechanical hands, why be manned at all?
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Old November 9 2011, 06:23 AM   #700
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Asimov suggested an answer to that question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feeling_of_Power
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Old November 9 2011, 04:09 PM   #701
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...I drew that up in about 2-1/2 hours...
Not to be indelicate about it, but HOLY HELL THAT'S GOOD!
2 1/2 hours?
I am very jealous of your talent.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old November 9 2011, 06:17 PM   #702
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Gotta love the "Welcome" mat.
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Old November 9 2011, 08:53 PM   #703
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Sure, if your name is Mat. Everyone else feels rejected.




Oh! I get it now.

Nevermind.
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Old November 9 2011, 10:32 PM   #704
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Gotta love the "Welcome" mat.
I like it, though I may be biased.
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Old November 14 2011, 06:49 AM   #705
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It's about time those four booster engines became something other than placeholders. Here's about a day's worth of work on the Cintiq tablet, not quite finished but far enough along that I can proceed with adding it to the 3D model.

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