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Destroyers of 2 Great powers by Waffle0708 Destroyers of 2 Great powers by Waffle0708
Empire and Federation's destroyer.
I tried to create ships that people can guess each strategic doctrine thorough seeing the ships
Each ships has almost same power and ability.
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FastFlyer01 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
These ships are pretty cool! It makes me think of the ships in Final Fantasy 12 and 14.
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never played those series, I have no idea there is air ship in the game!
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
both have a very 1940s u-boat feel to them..but there is enough difference in shape weapons and style to make them really unique.

I'm guessing the empire vessel makes straight in runs like a torpedo boat or U-boat then gets out of the area quick from the way it's weapons are arranged... the lack of deck guns and turrets make it unlikely it would pull along side and exchange gun fire. most of its weapons seem to be for defense against fighters etc...

the federation vessel looks more like a standard destroyer meant to screen friendly formations intercept lighter vessels attacking the main group, or conduct patrols around friendly bases and fleets..... but that just my guess. I would imagine that Empire vessels would be the primary threat the Federation destroyers are designed to counter ...
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow very very nice analyzing! I enjoyed reading it and you are almost right! :o
As you are guessing, Federation's ships are designed to intercept and destroy Imperial ships as many as possible, so they have nice guns, structure and hopeless armor due to mass producing.
On the other hand, Empire uses ships to invade and rule small local city-states.

I believe you will enjoy rest of my drawings!
Thanks!
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Elementary my dear Waffle...I design a lot of vessels fighters and star ships... So I have gone through the mental design process a few times :D

I'm happy you put some thought into the ships and didn't go..Hey wouldn't it look cool if...I mean I am a fan of the "because it looks cool" design style but when someone thinks about the function and needs of a vessel it adds to the coolness rating.

I could imagine a wolf pack of those Imperial Ships lurking about until they have a vulnerable target. Then sweeping in surrounded by flak bursts, and defending fighters. 
Using their bow guns and torpedo/rockets to cut apart a convoy, or hammering defensive guns while the big boys wait in the rear to drop troops or come in and deal with the now severely weakened defenses of a target.


I like your visual style features that are familiar combined with unique features. and the fact they are not just old naval warships floating in the sky.
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blakjak21 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is some very nice work : )
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im honored! thanks! :D
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SCdeluxe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Great ships. ever thought about macking a cross section with some specs/info?
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The drawingsoftware that I am using doesn't contain a function of strait line so it will be difficult, but nice idea!
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love them , hope you don't mind if i take a little inspiration from them, i love drawing my own but have gotten a little stuck, and i love they way your bow designs flow smoothly with the hull
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be honest, I was also inspired by many pictures and books! I never mind for that, plz feel free and creative to draw your one! :)
and could you let me know when its done? I want to see it!
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure will, been in a slump of artistic flow need something to inject new life into it 
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stylish designs!

You are right, they're staring to look a bit like mine, but I think it has more to do with convergent evolution (there are only so many ways you can design a flying ship) and common inspiration sources such as real life late 19th century ships.
Besides, my designs will soon change quite a bit, since, as the whole comic took a turn for the realistic, I decided to turn them into ground effect craft rather than true flying ships.

Also, I can't but note the inspiration from the WW2 Mogami or Tone-class cruisers in the elegantly raked funnel of the ship on the right.
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooo yes, it's true, I'm inspired by their funnel and also their bridge.
As you say, it is difficult to create original airship without motive of actual ships...

I am looking forward to see your coming comic! :)
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh. I also used them as inspiration on my Inner Space light cruiser/destroyer designs, so...

Hopefully, you will, quite soon.
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice concepts
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :)
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lasaucisse Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
really great work !!
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome as always :D It looks like the Curandurt are still into the pre-dreadnought sort of design while the Arkil seem to have a more post dreadnought feel :)
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww you always touch critical point!! I didn't think about the idea but you are absolutely right!!
Empire keeps little old strategy.  but their organic engine is powerful, they can manage it X)
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gigastorm727 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
excellent designs as usual sir, though i slightly prefer the design on the right better,
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so do I. right one is my favorite one. but left one is also nice isn't it? :)
Cheers!
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gigastorm727 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
oh but of course!!!! i love both designs very much!!! i just tend to like it when ships of any kind have more deck surface area. also the one on the left gives off a look of having more speed and agility, whereas the right one, while slower has bigger guns, thats just how it looks to me though :)
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gigastorm727 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
~favs~
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BulletChamber Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

They're brilliant. The one on the left looks a WWI-era cruiser.

Have you ever thought about submitting some of your work here? :icondieselpunkmachine:

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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea indeed, it looks like so. ...no it is!! O_o haha
thanks for the information, I am interested. just sent a message to them.
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DavionX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They look very nice! I can really see them floating around. Great job on all the detail!
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thaaank you!! my skill is still growing Clap
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DavionX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Growing is good! How are your humans?
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
growing gradually.
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DavionX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good! Manga style I assume.
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea half correct. I don't like anime style but too realistic drawing is also not good for me, so half-manga style will be nice
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DavionX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Semi realistic ... Is the name I think.
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats it!
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SwordfishMKII Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice picture! Could it be that you were inspired by old japanes/german submarines? Top notch!
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Empire ship is my original but as you say, I pick upped many things from WW2 ships around the world, like old Japanese ships for chimney, secondary gun for Atlanta class and submarines for entire design.
also I would like to mention that I had this design from 1 years ago and I polished it. :)
Thank you!
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joulester Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow....this is excellent! I have no other words to describe just how great this is!
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^
richest prize for me, thanks!
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