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Battlecruiser WiP5 by ACXtreme Battlecruiser WiP5 by ACXtreme
Update 7

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it's here for feedback!
...and will be replaced with the final model someday

Celebrating 13 months of progress! heh :D

The sideline was changed to repair dock with small rails and big mechanical arms, because another line of turrets was just an overkill.
The repair bay makes much more sense and this is not just a big a** capital... but also a functional heart of a fleet.

Bottom side has a hangar depot now (u can't see this from here though)
Remodeled a lot of armor.
Remodeled the side-section of the ship, (the ones that (now) have these little dome like AA-guns)
Armor added to the belly of the ship
Engines have now been 100% redone, with 10x more detail and unwraped textures (tbh the engines alone deserve a screenshot)
The "wings" structures near the engines have been UV unwrapped and retextured (bit modded as well)
Some hull has been remodeled to give the ship more compact feel (extra armor at the bottom, near the tubes and window area near the first primary turret)
A lot of empty space has been filled with detail, but there's still stuff to do.

Prolly tons of stuff more that I don't remember
Comments are welcome : )
ty
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OLD wip stuff:

Update 6
8000x2500 in download!

it's here for feedback!
...and will be replaced with the final model someday

new info:

LONG TIME NO UPDATE yazee...

Added a new sideline to the ship, with new row of cannons.
I think I might be overdoing it, but the shape really adds to the general composition.

Lots of little stuff and added a red sideline running from the front to the bridge-area of the ship.

Underside hangar is now done.

Coming up: backside of the ship detailing.

Happy Christmas and New Year!

Update 5:

NEW main turrets:
including dual-railed ion-beam cannons
and single railed (but dual-barreled) heavy proton cannon (3 of them total on this ship)

LOTS of little misc stuff

The underside has a big hangar (you can't see it from here),
had to do it because I had no idea what to fill the big empty area with.

More windows!

Second part of the hull has been UV-mapped and textured

Dockingports!

Improved lightning

Stuff to do:
Lots of textures missing
Lots of mapping still undone
Moar details
Decails and fleet-colors
More armorplating
Underside needs more love, before I'm willing to post pictures.

Please let me know what You think, I feed off the comments

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○ windows!
○ second half of the ship is colored but the bump and reflection is still undone.
○ middle section textured
○ bridge got some detail
○ engines textured
○ armorplating lowered
○ misc little details
○ undeside got armorplated
○ forward section plating and details

old updates 4:
changed the serial number to C57

60% done with the texturing... some maps are 8500x8500 pixels big and it's starting to reach my 8GB ram limit.

the runaway has been remodeled to an armored heat-sink

some 250mm blasters have been relocated

the overall height of the ship has been thinned down (again)

textures compose of diffuse, reflection and bump (ref and bump are the same maps)

next up:
windows!
another 8500x8500 texture for the backward part of the ship

old updates 3:

UPDATE, feedback very welcome, since I can add ideas while I'm still building the mesh. I'm going for a all-out battlecruiser.
Stuff I usually do is more civilized but I want this to be able to deliver a message of "the time to talk is over".

At the moment featuring stuff like:
10x single barreled beam Ion cannon batteries (homeworld stile)
5x dual barreled beam Ion cannon batteries (homeworld stile)
22x 250mm single barreled Ion blaster (EVE-online stile)
~80x 60mm quad barreled projectile turrets (WW2 stile)
~20x 40mm dual barreled projectile turrets (WW2 stile)
32x capital torpedo tubes
256x anti-ship missile tubes (like on a modern missile cruiser)

If anyone has any reference pictures or ideas, please comment and let me know.
The C33 emblem will have to change since the Manta subcapital is C33 as well and lots of empty area needs details, what I think I have to pull out of my a** somehow...
(0 ideas)
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:iconvattalus:
Vattalus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How long is this baby? I'm guessing around 2000m
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The hull is 3775m long
or 3995m from the longest sensor-cluster @ front to the engines @ aft.

905m wide (wing to wing) and 362m high, from the observation deck to the bottom-hull.
: )
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:iconvattalus:
Vattalus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
damn... that's one huge a** ship. Very impressive.
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :P
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Now that's ingenious and looks awesome dude
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Your welcome dude
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it as kiml42 said, its got something of an old science fiction look , i like the more rugged looking style like this compared to some of the more hyper modern looking stuff that is rather fragile

i also like how it appears functional , unlike some designs i see around
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:iconkiml42:
kiml42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. the detail is exquisite. There's something about it that reminds of the wonderful models from old science fictions.
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes! thats the look I'm trying to go for.
I don't know why but when people still made models by hand like on the old star trek/wars, BSG etc movies... they looked more "real" then the CGI ones.

So there are two things I'm aiming for... reality and that "old school" sci-fi look
ty for the comment : )
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kiml42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've occasionally thought that too. The details are often a lot better, and they look more dirty and used.
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Love the level of detail!
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:iconjlblacksmith:
JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Awesome! ,and I mean it not in the light way everybody uses this word today. I mean to say, I would be awestruck to find myself before this space behemoth, and the quality of your work so good it's almost scary.
This, Sir, is going into my favourites at the speed of light, no scratch that at the speed of thought!
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey!

You know it's comments like Yours that give me initiative to come back to the projects like this, to finish them.
Thanks!! :p
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:iconjlblacksmith:
JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Well, I'm glad it does.
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice!
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you : )
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xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
can you increase the res to around 7000x5000px ??
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmm what for? : )
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:iconxyz-dbz:
xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
to fave and see the details
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
new version up, it's a bit dark but I needed the darkness to show off the new lights.
Also the picture is 8000x2750 now.
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll add some more details and then increase the size : )
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:iconminimihkel:
minimihkel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
naiss
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ey, tšnud : )
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:iconbiglew14:
Biglew14 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Crap load of detail!
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
another crapload to come!
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Biglew14 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
lol, can't wait.
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
not any time soon tho, I just got a big job offering : /
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:iconbiglew14:
Biglew14 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Well that's good to hear!
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DaemonShadowWulf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks wicked, the improvements have definitely added character to the ship as a whole. Have you considered adding something to provide sharper lines of contrast in the front half of the hull. It might help balance the cyan in the rear half.



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Also, totally a pod-killer too :-)
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey, thanks for your comment,
Don't worry about the cyan part, it was just to show where the windows were.
I'v done lots of updates since this version, I think I'll render a new version soon, so stick around : )
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shayhurs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
way cool
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hopefully it will get even cooler : D
thanks for the support!
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grizly Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
nice details, you could do a 3d animation once it's finished ?

how long you been playing the game? (all chars included)
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the comment, but what game are we talking about here? EVE?
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grizly Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
yes, eve online
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahh.. been playing eve since 2004
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:iconnovafox:
novafox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking good.
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ty o/
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LastZoneTrooper Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
if your looking to put this into a game anytime soon, i have a suggestion for yah if your interested. on www.moddb.com in the mods section, there is a Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption mod called Earth at War. any future of the mod requires new ships, and maybe if you have the design work done, they could use your ship in their mod? just to see it in action. not as expensive as sending it to eve, and all credit granted to designer, who knows. all i know is, if you do send it to them and they do use it, if your specs are to point, you will have gained a somewhat large foothold in the modding area, and several fans of your ship to go along with it.
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry bro, I checked that out and it seems like too much of a hassle.
Maybe I'd go for it but I'v got too much stuff going on, as it is.
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks for the comment...
I'll poke around and see what happens
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DaemonShadowWulf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks spiffy, like a carrier with the island centered. I'm assuming its a spaceship given the Homeworld references, and while humans as a whole greatly prefer bilateral symmetry one would imagine, especially with turreted weapons systems, that a less strongly oriented design would be favored since the opponent could in theory engage you from almost any angle. Looks perfect for a support role in a Battlestar Galatica style universe or maybe a Space Battleship Yamato reboot.
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey... I gave Your ideas more thought and added elevations to the turrets like on a real battleship, that way more firepower can cover more area.
thanks again
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for your feedback and concerns. : )
If you remember the Hiigarans flack-cruisers from homeworld, then they had ships that turned sideways to attack.
I was going for something similar. Most of the main batteries can rotate 330' + the rise to 80' angles, so when it's finally in position, it will theoretically have 13 main batteries facing the attack point.

if being attacked while in transit then it will still have 3 main batteries facing forward (+4 side turrets that can face forward or backward) and 2, facing backwards (+4 side turrets that can face forward or backward). And this is not counting the smaller 250mm blasters what more or less cover 360+360 arcs of the ship. It also has capital torpedoes and 256 anti-ship missiles to mix things up.

But I'm glad it still looks as it could be perfect for a support role, because while having tons of firepower, it's still quite weak against other capital weapons and acts more like a damage dealer in a smaller fleet, what would be too small to cover a capital class ship.

thanks for taking time for the feedback o7
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