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Michael James Liljenberg

"Star Cruiser" by Michael James Liljenberg

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Replacing the old Princeton class battleships, these ships are more heavily armed, hyperspace capable, carry two sqadrons of starfighters, have powerful shields, and the powerful Quantum Cascade main gun. The shipyards on board the Galaxy Supership were just cranking out fleets of these ships when the Galaxy disappeared.

25 Nov 200245 Anna 'NightHawk' Schenk
Nice ship! They need some of those in FreeSpace 2 2

:-) Michael James Liljenberg replies: "Yeah. If only I could model 3D stuff as well as I can draw it. My little brother's great at that sort of thing, but I actually get motion sickness working with 3D programs."
21 Dec 200245 Aaron S. Dabelow
I would not want to be on the wrong side of this beast! The perspective as already stated is astounding, keep up the good work!
14 Sep 2003:-) Scott A. F. Pfliger
*grins* WEAK POINT! Send a ship up underneath that thing 1 Doesn't seem like there are many turrets underneath that sucker...Artistically though, stunningly awesome 1

:-) Michael James Liljenberg replies: "There are turrets pointing down at the front of the secondary hulls. But besides that, this big boy will have a fleet of escort ships in a 3D formation, and at the ranges these guys fight most combat will be by missile and fighter. Even though those main guns are capable of applying destructive force at millions of miles range, actually hitting an enemy starship manuvering at 50-70 G acceleration rates limits accuracy at distances over 2 light seconds (half a million kilometers). In other words, you aren't going to be able to get a ship "under" it and into range before it spots you. It only needs a 90 degree roll to bring a full broadside to bear. It's far more vulnerable to the rear."
29 Aug 200445 Berek-halfhand
great ship, really
you should show some of the escorts you mentioned and the aformentioned princeton class.
also you should draw some alien vessels or something later
when i was a kid i watched styarblazers as well
keep up the amazing drawings 2
14 Oct 200445 Anonymous
Have you ever watched the Gundam series? If you have, then your ship reminds me of the Musai-class battleships-with the three large turrets and all. well done
16 Jan 200545 Jason wong
The engines are a little big, but then again it is your picture.
21 Jan 200545 Linden Rathan
Reply to the artists comment about where the crew should be bunked that was made about 2.6 years ago: Perhaps theres a small living quarters inside of the pillbox turrets they're stationed in. Or maybe not necessarily the turrets but a little ways into the ship. I kind of like ships where you have to guess where the crew quarters and the bridge are located. Makes the creative juices stew.
29 Nov 200645 Anonymous
IF you're looking for a place to bunk a crew and possibly a boarding staff and fighter pilots, may I suggest placing the somewhere in the pontoon hulls? Great anyway, it looks kinda like a mechanised vulture on steroids XP
15 Nov 2007:-) John R Farley Jr
Sort of looks like a catamaran, the engines making a double hull. Looks fast too.
27 May 200945 Ark-Enigma
OMG a proper star/Battle-ship, its good to see a plausible design
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'Star Cruiser':
 • Created by: :-) Michael James Liljenberg
 • Copyright: ©Michael James Liljenberg. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Battlecruiser, Colored, Marker, Starship, Turrets
 • Categories: Spaceships, Ships, Bessels, Transportation...
 • Techniques: Ballpoint Pen, Felt-tipped Pens
 • Views: 5400
 • Resolution: 700x464

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