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Spaceship 1 by AxelMedellin Spaceship 1 by AxelMedellin
I do few of these, and I wonder why, since spaceships were the reason I fell in love with science fiction in the first place... well, maybe it's hard doing them without borrowing Star Wars' riffs...

This would be an enormous thing... every spire containing the population of a small city, the "mouth" some tenths of miles in diameter so it can scoop enough hydrogen for propulsion...

And I sounded soooooooooo nerd, didn't I? :P
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:iconmenonimus:
MEnonimus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Wow, nice a city like spaceship with a giant Bussard Ramjet motor
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm such a nerd, I understood all that.
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:iconmenonimus:
MEnonimus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Well, I don't consider myself a nerd but maybe I'm kind of as well XD
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pxyzyzygy Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
That's a thing of beauty. Can I have a huge version of it for my big monitor's desktop?
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing. I totally love the design :)
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TheDrydenExperiment Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is awesome to the point that other awesome things get jealous! I so love that.
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Me-Se Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
impressive creativity... !
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's too kind, thank you.
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gwmcfetridge Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What is the hydrogen engine transfer to fuel idea? How much hydrogen is in space? (not being mean im actually very curious...) I am doing a concept of a space ship....but it contains solar systems inside of its main compartment. Kind of like a mobile viewing area only its huge, and these space ships are what make up the universe and maybe the universe is inside a giant ship as well..and so on :D I really like your concept though!
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Actually, hydrogen is pretty scattered in space... only a few atoms per cubic mile. For a ramscoop to work, and actually create impulse, the scoop would need a surface of hundreds of square miles... but here we are assuming we have particularly powerful electromagnets forming a net to catch and attract atoms from a large area of space.
I think ;)
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gwmcfetridge Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So the hydrogen propulsion is like a hydrogen contained bomb? The explosion provides forward momentum while the blast and radiation are focused through an exhaust terminal and the radiation could be used as a heating element? I sounds like a super legit premise since you only need a few hydrogen atoms to cause a reaction, but how far could a few atoms propel a ship that size?
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Entropath Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Very unique.
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unusual ship design!
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imachrismoose Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit, it's a bussard ramjet!
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diamondage Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
If I may say so, you deepen your blacks in the ship and have some of the bg color spill on it, it would look more integrated. I
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BjornFeuer Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Wow that is a HUGE Bussard Ramjet! Beautiful!
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Nice design
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herr-garrett Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Very original, and very imaginative, but it lacks warp nacelles :D:D
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That's for the revised edition...
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quarta-dimensione Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Writer
I find it really amazing...a big, huge enormous space station, where a lot of people of The Galaxy can leave. Just a bit mon cal, yes but not a lot...just a perfect place where to adapt a space novel or something like.
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dejahofmars Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
nerds and geeks rock. fantastic ship! i mean, really innovative. i fucking love it, and i usually don't curse for a comment, but really, it feels like it needs it.

lovely lovely lovely, awesome.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, nicest curse I've heard, anyway...
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waggabiggadoo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Is there enough hydrogen in space? What are the circuit board looking transparent veils? Is it rotating? Where is the dock(s)?
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dracorotor Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
you think YOU sound nerdy? lol, thats nothing compared to myself and a few others. anywhooo... great design. I love the connectors between the spires.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much... feel less nerdy now
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Pericles Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Very original design... Not the usualy stuff. A really nice job! :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FatalB1t3 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
That is soooo cool!!!! =D
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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FatalB1t3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
No Prob!
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ebony66136 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
The huge fish of space. It's beautiful. :clap:

Just have to watch out for the huge cat of space...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Now, that's an idea...
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ainokitsune Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Ram scoop! Whee! I love those things.

Hard sci-fi is one of the awesomest things around. This nicely captures the best of it, the fragility of the ideals coupled with the hard reality of the ideas. Well done.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D I'm a scifi fan myself
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Lost-Cyborg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
I don't think you sound like a nerd... *shrug* Oh-well, I love sci-fi to.
I'd love to travel on that thing.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks, there... nice having company on geekland
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RightHandOfDoom Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
that's a great concept... the whole fish look does feak me out, but i can imagine a series that would benefit from a ship of this size... self-sufficient mini planet almost
except somethings gotta attack it eventually:)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I'd think of this as sort of a Battlestar Galactica... it surely won't be so vulnerable as it looks... thanks!
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Undiente Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
cojones, de donde sacan el hidrogeno? XD
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
El universo está lleno!
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:iconundiente:
Undiente Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
vaya, no habia llegado hasta ahi, eso en 1º de bachillerato no se da...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
¿De verdad? Pero eso lo enseñan desde primaria, ¿no?
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:iconundiente:
Undiente Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Le pregunte a mi primo de 2 años y lo sabia
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Te lo dije :D
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elflling Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
How can you be so productive!!!!! (Wanna kill you right now... It is just impossible for me and they are just good!) I really like the design of this one. Very futuristic and elegant.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And I'm not so productive.. I feel lucky if I produce one or two good pieces a week... they seem to be many because I've been stocking up for a year ;)
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Jigoku-no-yume Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
It looks like a fishy! *(still stuck on the big fishy you did lol)*
But really, it does look like a fishy...
I dub it "The Fishy Ship" ^_^
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, it did came from a fish skeleton...
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Sunflicker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
the sky looks real pretty! id love a view like that!

*reserves a the bestest room in the place with the bestest view*
:P
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Many, many thanks ;)
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