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Hybrid Airship by s0lar1x Hybrid Airship by s0lar1x
A sort of hybrid prototype airship I designed for my comic... Something like that. Originally I tried to create ship design for a certain ship I had in mind, but it didn't quite work out, and I ended up creating this instead.

So yeah, it's sort of a hybrid, basically a carrier with lots of other stuff added into it, like that small factory and repair station, as well large array of weapons.
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:iconphaedeaux:
Phaedeaux Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
The only two flying aircraft carriers ever built, USS Akron and USS Macon, didn't need ramps or catapults to launch their biplane fighters.  They just dropped them like bombs.  Recovery was less simple, involving a hook above the fighter's upper wing and a trapeze-like arrangement on a boom.  Both ships were built by the Zeppelin Corporation, and both were wrecked in thunderstorms.  It was their vulnerability to bad weather, not the Hindenburg disaster, that really killed the big airships.

Of course, if you've got contragravity tech and nuclear power, the weather would be less of a threat.
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s0lar1x Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, cool. :3
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PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Nice detailed drawing, though the design reminds me of a miniature for the game Full Thrust. Let's see if I can find the link..
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Request permission to come aboard, Captain~
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JAN10111986 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
shield helicarrier?
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:iconhegamonia:
Hegamonia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I know you probably already colored it but with your permission, may I color it in so it looks like a true one instead of one made of wood.
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... Sure, why not. Do you need the uncoloured version or can you work with just this image?
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:iconhegamonia:
Hegamonia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I can work with this
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Rivvion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i minecrafted,ed this
:3
hope you dont mind me
[link]
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boborly713 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
most ships have some kind of a repair area to help with maintence
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:iconboborly713:
boborly713 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
still, its an interesting design
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Great.....the comic were this would be featured?
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My webcomic, Final Sunrise. Though I haven't drawn any new pages for it for a looong while...
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
well, if sometime you have more of that please share!
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ViewtifulJ Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Epic design! :D If I may ask what are the two boxy things at the front of the ship? Looks like either some kind of weapon or a launcher for planes/vehicles.
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s0lar1x Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weapons, they are. :D
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SnowMonk Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats Freeking Sweet.

Very Nice.
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AssassinoDelleOmbre Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
:+fav: Do you mind if i use this as a reference picture for actual airship design?? still working on getting the military contract...
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, go ahead. Just lemme know what you come up with? :)
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AssassinoDelleOmbre Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
:) thank you, that shouldn't be a problem
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very, very cool. You must have studied real aircraft carriers, otherwise I doubt you would have included the landing/take off observation deck (Or whatever it's called, I forgot.)
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:iconhegamonia:
Hegamonia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
that's the bridge bud, it also works like an Aircraft Control Tower
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I was just having a mental spasm.
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I looked up some carrier references first before drawing this. :)
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Kth-77 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
Man, it's really cool. Its description makes the carriers of the Homeworld series spring to mind. I really love the simple shapes used to make it, and yet it still has a lot of little greebles, I've never been good at making them myself.
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FCARVALLO Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
As the young people nowadays say: "Sweet!!!" Please feel free to check my pictures on the USS MACON, a real to life airship/dirigible/Zeppelin aircraft carrier. You'll be inspired, I kid you not!
Keep up the great work!
Cheers!
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dragonnaid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
this art still fascinated me
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dragonnaid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
phheewwwwiiitttt !!!!
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tehflyguy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
looks like the titan from bf2142
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:icongraydragon117:
graydragon117 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
a Halo or GDI ship?
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More GDI inspired, I think.
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phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:3

I really like the design. It's very interesting! <3
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:icondigaloid:
Digaloid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Artist
sweet, a floating aircraft carrier
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:iconextraxi:
Extraxi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Now this is something I'd like to see in 'Command & Conquer'. :)
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kid-cody Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
ever consider using 3d Backgrounds for your comic? a 3d model with full interior and positionable components could easily be made.
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s0lar1x Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That has some idea... I'm lacking the time to model the required pieces though. :P
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kid-cody Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
what program do you use to model?
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3dsMax9 is the one I have currently.
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:iconkid-cody:
kid-cody Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
ever try sketchup?
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh?
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:iconkid-cody:
kid-cody Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
you know what it is?
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:icons0lar1x:
s0lar1x Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No idea.
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Apache111 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of something off sky captain and the world of tomorow! its very good! well done :3
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AceRacer Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I have designed also a flying aircraft carrier but it have two runways instead.
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:iconkid-cody:
kid-cody Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
nice.
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rinsimyaldee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Reminds me of the Valiant from Doctor Who, in a roundabout sort of way. nice work.
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s0lar1x Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh? Valiant? I'll have to see that now... =P
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Mele-Kalikimaka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly what I thought. Not big enough to land Air Force One, but still damn cool.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Thats very cool! I like the perspective!! And the shading is very nice too! I almost thought it was a cg image XD
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Dark-Kaos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
This is quite interesting. The only flaw I see in the design are the sides on the main deck. Something or someone could easily get knocked off if the entire thing was hit hard.
But I like what you've got, the side view makes it look like a normal ship, while the overall appearnce seems more like a star ship. ','
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