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5 AIRSHIPS by Mikenestin 5 AIRSHIPS by Mikenestin
Ha hoo ha! Heyy.. *Makes Jonny Bravo noises*
Thanks to all of your suggestions, ideas and inane babble on the subject of Airships! I've been drawing, sketching and doodling for the last two days, and this is 5 of the best I came up with from different points of the mini-project.

Well, Fig I. is the start and then is a flow of ideas to Fig V.
PLEASE tell me what you do and don't like! Or if you need anything explained or want to know how things work, or indeed want full operational perimetres for the ships. I love to talk about what I do! Anyway - you guys came up with most of it!
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:iconthextermination:
TheXtermination Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks cool. My style of art
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samuaraya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great sketches ... i like the design .. it seem like steam punk technollogy... :D
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wouot Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
make more skirmish/assault please
thank you
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Trauma-Pisces Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Student General Artist
i like em, sortof reminds me of castle in the sky,
a carrier would be kinda cool too,
personlly i like fig,3 and 4
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rossthefrogboy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
you should make number 2 into a gigantic zeppelin-style airship.
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:iconanonimus12:
Anonimus12 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
A-a-a-awesome ...
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hirotsu226 Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
i like the design of fig 2 and 5. they look strong and sturdy..unlike the others which seem to have smaller parts in their ship, which can be vulnerable to attacks and such. fig.4 seems to be agile, which is also good...but if it's hit in its main frame/body will it stand a chance? hm...

but all in all, those are good concepts for airships. :D
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
I like a variation in thickness, just for my personal visual pleasure. As for 4 - it's a high altitude ship so should never come into direct fire, if it did - it would be screwed for sure.
Thanks a lot!
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hirotsu226 Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
hehe, okay. no prob.
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Final-Endevour Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Awesome airships! Iv'e bin trying to draw some myself, but ter not that great.
are you gonna draw any more of them?
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Thanks. They tend to crop up in every other thing I draw - keep an eye out!
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MEGAYANMATERRIBLE Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
mmm...lovely designs. when I first looked at the 'Maiden, I was bored, but after looking at her, she's grown on me. however, if someone managed to scuttle her, imagine the rumble she'd make :O wow.


what are the specs on the pileus?
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
She feels right sitting in my imagination, you know, the most 'alive.'

Her specs? Let me see now.
The Pileus is the second fastest, beaten only by the Piccolo, with a top speed of 52 knots (about 60 miles per hour) yet remains a strong fire-base with multiple cannons.
Forward Mono-Wing - 4 flak-cannon emplacements and 2 med.-cannon turrets.
Main Body - 6 med.-cannon turrets.
Rear Mono-Wing - 4 med-cannon turrets

Dispite being fast and well equipped, the Pileus trades off nearly all it's amour allowing for a hard and fast strike vessal but in a long fight against well-armed oponents chances of escaping without a hit are slim.
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NehemiahNesheim Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
I love your work, i was inspired to dot eh dreadnought from this pic, oh yea, this is one of my favorits.
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
It's a pleasure. :D
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:iconxenos60:
xenos60 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
There all mad ass
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Thank you very much, I'm glad you've enjoyed them.
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xenos60 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
I reckon Fig I is the best
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Possibly for being the most dynamic.
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kawaiicherub Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Thoze airshipz r so coolz!!! :D
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
THanks!
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kawaiicherub Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Welcome!!! I luv airshipz!! XD
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Tiznaught Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Nice! I like the clean sketchiness of implied technical details =)
the "Pileus" reminds me a bit of some of the gunships from the Nausicaa graphic novels, only with an original flair.
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Woahha! Hello!
I love Miyazaki's aerodynamic designs and I guess the Pileus is a bow to him, in a clumsy way.
Thank you very much!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Iron Maiden :nod:
thats the spirit! just paste armor and heavy weapons till its completly covered :giggle:

have u ever seen the anime LAST EXILE ? :)
you would like it for sure ^^
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Hey! Great to see a new face! You have a nice gallery.

Oh yes, but still - the engineer inside of me wants something that could at least look like it might be slightly aerodynamic.

Last Exile - no, I don't think so - what is it like?
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
LAst Exile is a steampunk anime series
just check out their hp
hope u can view flash sites ;) here we go ---> [link] and this -->[link]
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Ohhhh! Oooooooooooooooooh! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
well ...i hope thats euphoria ..... :giggle:
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Orgasm.
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TotenVeloren Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
These are lovely! Some of the designs are quite exotic to be honest. I love the handwriting you used to create the atmosphere and feel.

My favourites are the Piccolo and the Sand Snake, very nice designs. They're so solid and well-structured. The designs are really thought out quite well...Piccolo looks like a ship/aircraft hybrid *envious of your ideas* XDD

Please keep this up. I've never felt so inspired before <3
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Exoctic? Yeah - I REALLY wanted to get away from the normal! Thanks!
You won't like the Sand-Snake when it's bombing your cities. :D Ooooh! That's an idea! How would you like to do a collaboration, seeing as I have digital capabilities now! An aerial battle between our two navies...? Weel, it's an idea... white clouds, black smoke, blue sky and red blood!
Although I think you would be up against the faster but poorly armed Pileus-class and it's cousins.

It's a pleasure to inspire you! I hope we can work together in the future.
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TotenVeloren Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Please keep churning out these marvels XD

I haven't designed the flying fleet yet, so far I only have submarines and tanks. I'll see if I have time during the holidays. The colours you described are making me form pictures in my mind =D
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
I have "MonsAeria" which are the equivilent to sky-subs. They're utterly, utterly useless.
I have ideas for tanks and walking machines, but I've yet to draw those out too - maan, my holidays seem so so so far away!

Well, perhaps doing a colloberation with me will help unleash the creativity of the skies.
Watch the beginning of Star Wars III a few times, the battle scene from Pearl Harbor and the theme from 633 Squadron which is.. here - [link] - then see how you feel.
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Gestalt1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
These are really awesome!
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Thanks a lot!
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TheNavigator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
:jawdrop:
Gawd, I can completely see the Iron Maiden flying low over a torn battle field, low and lumbering, like a self-satisfied cat after a feast of mice...What a visual treat you've served up!
This is so out of random, but I was intrigued by the Hydra...when I saw it, I immediately thought of the Hydra in mythology; chop off one head and two more grow in its place. Maybe a feature of the airship is a score of individual engines and cockpits throughout the entire ship. If one part of the ship is damaged, that section can be immediately be 'shed' while other sections disengage from the main body of the ship, escaping damage. So while the enemy may think he's destroyed one ship, it's actually led to the formation of a dozen smaller ships.
Just a thought; your drawings spark the imagination, yes they do :)
I like the Iron Maiden the best. I'd kiss the homeland goodbye if I saw that thing lumbering over the horizon...Wait, does it lumber? What are her specs?
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
But it's so unoriginal! Man - I wish i'd drawn it at a less dramatic posistion! Stop being inspired all of you! ... :D
The idea of the name 'Hydra' comes from the many forward-mounted heavies, like the heads of the beast. But that's a really interesting idea; but it would be better realised in a heavier craft such as the Iron Maiden: If you look at the picture the side-turrets are cylinders that I thought could be deisconnected and float on balloons as air-borne gun enplacements to fortifly an area of open sky, or deployed on the groud as instantaneous artillary posistions for swiftly advancing infantary.

-Out of all the drawings the Iron maiden is the slowest, with a top speed of 26 knots (about 30 miles per hour) but is the most heavily armed with:
Forward - 2 Super Heavy Cannon, 2 long-range cannon and 2 Anti-Aircraft cannon
Side - 18 Heavy Cannon, 2 Anti-Aircraft cannon
Rear - 4 Anti-Aircraft cannon
-Dispite being heavily armoured and heavily armed it has a blind spot from below and above and so would easily destroyed if outmanovered. But any craft with firepower to piece the ship's capaprice would probably be equally combersome.
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yuna-1881 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Iron Maiden and Hydra are my fave here. ^^


I see chimneys!!!!! muhahaahahah!!!!

very nice concepts, anyways. :D
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Stripey Chimneys!
Tell you what - I'll draw up more of people's favourites from many angles and such and see what they want.
Thanks a lot! *hug*
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yuna-1881 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
yay! more airships!!
and you are very welcome my friend!
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
It is, as alwasys, entirely my pleasure.
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elementc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
They all look great to me except for the ring thing on number four. :D :D
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Hmm - anti-gravity rings... maybe not. THANKS!
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Foxfairy24 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
I think my favorite is the Piccolo.

Hmm, IV looks a bit unbalanced... Not sure how it would be able to cruise at high altitude.
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Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
You're the only person who likes the poor piccolo... *gives it to you as a present*
I'm not sure either, just with the HUGE wingspan, it's all it really could do; glide places.
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Foxfairy24 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
*takes the piccolo off to destroy things*
Hee. Is it 'cos I'm a flautist?
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Perhaps, but it would be foolish to only like something for it's name.
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Foxfairy24 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Mmm. But it's psycological. Like some sort of link, flute+destruction = yay.
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:iconmikenestin:
Mikenestin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
I can see that...
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