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Lammergeier Battleship Upgrade by TranquilRuins Lammergeier Battleship Upgrade by TranquilRuins
This newer Lammergeier Battleship version was updated for the CCP starship competition but wasn't chosen in the end.

Well bugger me, oh well - I could have done with the money (no job) but it was a long shot. Still I'm happy I made the ship, it was commented on the EVE Online forums that it may of been too similar to the Drake - that may be deemed as so but I take that as a compliment :)

Still the ships picked, for the most part, are good! Good fortune to the semi-finalists :)

The comp page finalists:

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Shadow-Zephyr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I fail to see much resemblance to the Drake (not that that is bad). Maybe the only similar thing is the slanted engines/wings? Personally I'd choose this over the Drake any day of the week, and I happen to fly a Drake.
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for your comments :) Yeah its just the slanted engines/wings that bring it closer to the Drake, plus the engines are more connected to the newer Scorpion battleship. I think the over all design though fits closely to the Caldari style.

Thanks again! I think I'd like to fly this with two Drake's flying escort (like they're personal drones ;)
entroz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Totally reminds me of the SSV Normandy for some reason! Great work!
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Chris000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Kind of looks like a Systems Alliance ship; a very futuristic Normandy.
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, a few have stated that as well, though it was based on a quick top down pen sketch of mine..and more based on the premise to look good alongside the Drake battlecruiser from an MMO I used to play 'EVE Online'.. I think my ship would be a bit bigger than the Normandy but no idea about how big that one is :)
KiteoHatto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SO sexy! How did you make it, it seems as if you use a 3d software but then could probably draw that, im so confused :D.
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for that :) I made it using Google SketchUp - though its the first time I made anything in it, and hadn't used a 3d application since the Drake Ends wallpaper, so it turned out well in the end.
I just took a screenshot in SketchUp (can save a screenshot high res using SketchUP, but not a render.. render software is separate and costs). Then I painted over the screenshot in Photoshop Elements 7 :) Given time it would be better to just texture the ship properly but I chose what I thought was the quickest way..

I think I prefer to make a 3d base instead of drawing a basis for an image (at least the last couple of times) it saves me stuffing up dimensions just drawing and using my noggin.
KiteoHatto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy :O thats amazing. Never thought of using sketchup that way before, used it mainly for buildings and such. I take it you used a tablet to draw and it took you a few hours ? I really wish i could do this kind of renders one day, concept spaceships is favorite thing, especially if it has a bit of drake in in. Also, how did you make the plates, line tool or just "click shift click" ?
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh.. ooo been a while I can't remember.. I think it was "click shift click" :)
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