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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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