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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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Totally reminds me of the SSV Normandy for some reason! Great work!
TranquilRuins Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Chris000 Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Kind of looks like a Systems Alliance ship; a very futuristic Normandy.
TranquilRuins 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 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 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 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 Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh.. ooo been a while I can't remember.. I think it was "click shift click" :)
Definitely amongst the best entries in the EvE-o starship design contest and definitely the best Caldari design I've seen so far.

Even though I find ACXtreme's feedback very interesting and would love to see something like that in the commentary area beneath pictures in my gallery, I still have to disagree with him on the point of the Lammergeier's design not being very Caldari because of the use of sections. Several Caldari frigates, at least one cruiser hull (Caracal) and one battleship design has them too (the Scorpion is clearly build from 2 sections, a massive wing with scorpion-tail style rear section attached on top of it). What I see in this design is strong influence from Drake & Scorpion (the wings) and Rokh (the mid-section), how much more Caldari could it be?

"Lights - Too much lights ... unlike amarr, I'v never seen caldari use lights. I think there might be few on a titan but that's that..."

How about the belly of the Cormorant...? :P
TranquilRuins Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Spessulle :)
All good points and the Rokh element is the most obvious. Given the time again I might have made it it differently (the Rokh like front block section).. though that could be said for everything I have done. Bah, I like it as it is :)

I had completely forgotten about the Cormorant and all those pretty lights moving around. It was a nice touch that should have gone on more Caldari ships.

Originally I put the lights on the Lammergeier because it was going through a 'sea fog' like nebula.. the wreck wasn't originally burning .. it worked but it was far too subtle. Added stars and fire and the fog aspect dissipated after that.

I agree, not sure what else I could have done (apart from putting the Caldari logo on it) to make it more Caldari.

Thanks again Spessulle
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