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#1 Burning Hand   Members   -  Reputation: 265

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

So my game concept is an RTS with spaceships as the units (set in space, obviously).
I have some ideas for ships in my head, but I need more, so I turn to you guys.

Please post pictures, or links to pictures of space ships.
I am not looking for anything else space related or other sci-fi stuff, just space ships.

The main reason I want this is I plan on have more than a couple species flying around, and I only have a few "looks" figured out, but I don't want any one group to look too much like the others.

Don't worry about trying to match what I have in my head or what I have planed already. I wouldn't copy what you guys show me anyway. I just want some inspiration.

Thanks all!
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#2 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8642

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

Please post pictures, or links to pictures of space ships.


https://www.google.com/search?q=spaceships&oq=spaceships&gs_l=img.1.0.0l10.2312.6897.0.8898.10.8.0.2.2.0.93.643.8.8.0...0.0...1ac.ViCBis7aEe8
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#3 Prinz Eugn   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 3516

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

Uh oh.

I recently posted a journal entry about spaceship style (east vs west etc.) you might find interesting: http://www.gamedev.net/blog/492/entry-2254748-technical-design-rant/

I have quite a few ships here: http://prinzeugn.deviantart.com/gallery/, but also I have favorited a bunch of cool ships here: http://prinzeugn.deviantart.com/favourites/2973532.

Outside of my stuff, this is an exceptionally cool website for spaceships: http://www.merzo.net/

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:51 PM

You are incredibly helpful Tom, camper rental was definitely the inspiration I needed.

I don't suppose it occurred to you that I had maybe taken that step, perhaps looked at the ships from major sci-fi TV and movie sources such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battle Star Galactica, etc. The down-vote was a nice touch though, but you really should have used a "let me google that for you" link. Would have finished the useless, impersonal, and unhelpful post perfectly.
 
Thank you for the links Prinz, im looking through all that now.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

Thank you again, Prinz. Im still going through the links, but I took a look at your journal entry and found one of the comments there helpful in relation to keeping designs practical. Im going through http://www.merzo.net/ now and wow does it have some great reference drawings. I think I'm going to have to take a look at Macross, I really like those ship designs. I also got a better look at Babylon 5 alien ships and they are really nice.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

From Tom's link, on the first page of results, how about this? Link Tom's link was decent, but he should have used images.google.com.

#7 Prinz Eugn   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 3516

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:50 PM

Thank you again, Prinz. Im still going through the links, but I took a look at your journal entry and found one of the comments there helpful in relation to keeping designs practical. Im going through http://www.merzo.net/ now and wow does it have some great reference drawings. I think I'm going to have to take a look at Macross, I really like those ship designs. I also got a better look at Babylon 5 alien ships and they are really nice.


No problem! Kind of an area I've been interested in for a while... Macross (maybe as Robotech: Macross) is on Hulu if I remember correctly, if you want to watch it. It had pretty interesting technical design, but my heart has always been with the various Gundam series. We also extended the conversation on my journal entry if you want to check it out.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for letting me know about Robotech. I found some sources for it under that where I couldn't find it as Macross. Also, I'm following your journal now. Thank you!
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#9 Aerin   Members   -  Reputation: 136

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

I've always enjoyed browsing the Infinity contributions forum for ideas, or just to admire.

Here is the main contributions: http://www.infinity-universe.com/Infinity/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=75&board=9.0

Here's the pinned post that has links to 2 years of contributions (mostly all spaceships): http://www.infinity-universe.com/Infinity/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=75&topic=7422.0

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:21 PM

http://conceptships.blogspot.com/
http://www.johnberkey.com/gallery/space/
http://sparthconstruct.blogspot.com/
Itamar Reiner: Self Financed Concept Artist http://www.hamsta180.com




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