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Commission - The StarCaster by MeganeRid Commission - The StarCaster by MeganeRid
Another piece commissioned by :iconnickcaligo: , this time a spaceship ;d

The StarCaster:
Class: Explorer III Long-Range Scout Transport
Type: Light corvette/medium transport

First pic is the StarCaster with everything retracted, second with everything out, and third is the view from below :)
Might have some differences between the top and bottom views ;x

Hope you like!

Done with 2b mech pencil on A4 paper, edited in photoshop
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:iconalighierian:
Alighierian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Photographer
you sir, are epic with a pencil =D :+devwatch: and another :+fav: from me ^_^
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:icontumoshimo:
Tumoshimo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic
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:iconcybertriber:
CyberTriber Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
^^ blown away! freakin awesome!
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:iconcombam:
ComBam Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
good scematics not only to say it: Perfect !!

keep up!! Realy good piece of work
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:iconmikandii:
Mikandii Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude you could totally work as a game designer!
...that's if you weren't already <v<
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:iconstarcastergame:
StarCasterGame Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
*pokes*

*waves* He's not, I am. Game designer and writer right here. ^^ I'm not NEARLY the artist Rid is, though, so I go to him for StarCaster's artwork.
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:iconmeganerid:
MeganeRid Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm more of a 3D artist for work haha
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:iconcommander-jao:
Commander-jao Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student General Artist
great, great design
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:iconinsolentwhelp:
InsolentWhelp Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Why aren't you working on Bioware's Mass Effect game trilogy designing their ships?? :O
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:icondzedroh:
dzedroh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I was just thinking that, at a glance, the shape of this ship reminded me of the turian cruiser.
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:iconinsolentwhelp:
InsolentWhelp Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Ha! I was very glad that they changed the SR-2's vertical stabilizers/tail fins. The SR-1's kept reminding me of a Lego™ piece and that irked me to no end. :XD:
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:iconfalryu:
Falryu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I love it! I wish I could draw one like that. The design is something like what I had in mind. It looks like a heavy armored version of the normandy from mass effect. Ah I love the design of the Normandy on Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Are those grappler arms as well? Some Outlaw Star inspiration as well wow. I want it!

Funny thing is that in a story I'm making the main ship in the story is called Starlight. The StarLight and the StarCaster. Would love to see a battle between those two.
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:iconfighterace2688:
fighterace2688 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Awesome as always.
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:icongyro5:
gyro5 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
She's a beauty.
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:iconfenrysk-art:
fenrysk-art Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice technical designing here
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:iconcluelessuser:
Cluelessuser Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
OMG it's so stylish!

If I ever happen to need a spaceship built I'd know which designer call to project the hull :XD:
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:iconjaen-ni-rin:
Jaen-ni-rin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I see a cool spaceship!
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:iconhunterx90:
HunterX90 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Kinda looks like FF12 ships.
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:iconbltsalade:
BLTsalade Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
awesome!
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:iconshiroishikyosuke:
ShiroishiKyosuke Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student
Wow,So cool~:D
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:iconkonjur:
Konjur Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
great details! nice work!
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:iconel-bronco:
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mantep bro! Kereen abizzz desain kapal ruang angkasanya.
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:iconr3v3r53d:
r3v3r53d Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty wicked, I'd love to see this inked and coloured.
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:iconxdreamx:
xDreamx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Greeeat!
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:iconvfleming1:
vfleming1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
xcellent design. Your work never fails to impress me.
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Very solid design. I think its quite impressive. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconcanidrianic:
Canidrianic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's -awesome-.
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:iconfinalsage:
FinalSage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
nice design, mophic looks cool but it's practical aplications seems to go down the drain once the hull is hit.
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:iconstarcastergame:
StarCasterGame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
It's actually supposed to be one of the most horrifically impractical vessels ever designed. Part of the backstory of this thing is that it's trying to please too many markets and cram too many technologies into one hull at once, so it makes a poor exploration vessel and a poor military vessel, prone to power-outages, overheating, and all manner of awful things.
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:iconnewtman001:
newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cool! It's a grappler ship! This design is BAD ASS!!!
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:iconocelit:
Ocelit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
my god thats impressive!

Is it alright if i used that for a ref?
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:iconmontalve:
Montalve Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
whoa, awesome :D
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:iconmordriel:
Mordriel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
That's incredible! As always, love the detail.
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:icongreensandsguy:
greensandsguy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
sweeeeet!!! :)

love it, great sketching and cool design! i just don't get why there have to be so many parts moving in and out (besides it looks cool ;))...

fav!
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:iconmetalformer:
metalformer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one wicked ride!
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:iconironscythe:
ironscythe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
My thoughts:

Is that dorsal extending piece the command deck, or the part between the turrets?

I like the idea of manipulator arms-- reminds me of Outlaw Star.

The only part I don't like is how the moving parts extend and flex by means of those bundles of tubes and stuff underneath the plating. They look too organic to fit with the overall silhouette of the ship.
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:iconstarcastergame:
StarCasterGame Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
The extending piece is an auxiliary module. It can be loaded out with additional weapons, or communications equipment, or an extra engine, or a number of other things.

The command deck is the low-profile structure between the two pods with the small turrets on top of them, more towards the middle of the ship.

The underside is admittedly a pretty rough sketch, and I asked Rid about that as well. To clarify: those aren't tubes. They're the same as the structures you see extending the side parts in the top view, in between them and the main body of the ship. They're just sketched kind of rough.

Hope that answers your questions. :D
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:iconarturopahua:
ArturoPahua Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Freaking Amazing.
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:icons7alker117:
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is wicked!

Awesome work! The level of detail is impressive :)
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:iconwayner8088:
wayner8088 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see this become a 3D model :D
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:icontsurukimaehara:
TsurukiMaehara Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
woa, very nicely done
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:iconhard-tonic:
hard-tonic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
very nice work, love the attention to detail
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:iconkheng:
kheng Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the two prongs at the front and the wings :D
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:iconstarcastergame:
StarCasterGame Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thos're the arms. :D
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:iconmax-cccp:
Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
cool desing
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:iconr3belli0n:
R3belli0n Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!
So Epic!
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