- Dec 25, 2019
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Ball Turrets seem to always have one or two barrels so I decided to give one three to see how it came out.
Jesus Christ, you can't even sit normally on them. Penitence, indeed.The Penitent Class Micro-Ship was something I put together for an SB contest. I was loosely inspired by the Turtle Submarine, the first submersible actually used in combat. As so many starships are massive mile-long affairs, I thought it would be interesting to reverse course to a single-person craft so tiny the pilot takes up half the ship and can't stand upright. In-universe the rationale is that a jump drive power costs rise exponentially with size so this is about as big as can afford to jump, with the majority of ships actually being the size of a bean and used only to power an FTL internet system.
Because of it providing very inexpensive single-person travel, many Penitents are in civilian hands and about as common as automobiles today. Due to it's uncomfortable nature and relatively short range, the Penitent is most often used for short jogs around the solar system but it's quite capable of interstellar travel. Due to the need for frequent rests from the uncomfortable pod, "rest stops" in the form of thousands upon thousands of space stations to service travellers exist, being nearly as common as gas stations today. The Oort cloud is teaming with them and millions of travellers stop each day on their way to the next star.
It looks wrong, but I can't put my finger on why that is. Is that really a drawing? Looks good enough to be a quick 3D sketch.Ball Turrets seem to always have one or two barrels so I decided to give one three to see how it came out.
Those had better be some sturdy cities, given what mortars tend to do to buildings.One must ask then why so many soldiers are fond of such a useless, weak excuse for a tank. The answer lies in the Pug's sloppy tolerances and the fact that it can be printed in 5 sections and quickly assembled. These two qualities let Pugs be mass-printed out of even civilian grade fabricators at high speeds and in tremendous numbers. While a single high-performance hovertank or fighter can kill vast numbers of Pugs, even more vast numbers of Pugs and their relatively dumb ammo can be printed for the same time cost. Pugs can be crafted so quickly that some soldiers have actually managed to reinforce themselves mid-battle by suborning a city's worth of civilian garages and having their printers churn out several thousand Pugs in the space of a few minutes.
I think it's the concentric circles at the base that make it off. I normally avoid anti-aliasing because I'm used to producing images that will be printed in black and white with no AA and that can make them look jaggy.It looks wrong, but I can't put my finger on why that is. Is that really a drawing? Looks good enough to be a quick 3D sketch.
Those had better be some sturdy cities, given what mortars tend to do to buildings.
"Yes, I had to flatten the city in order to save it. Don't worry, I have a blueprint for a quick fire truck and ambulance that can be printed off in the remaining garages."
Sounds like the plot of "Up" combined with "Journey to the center of the earth"I do, though, dabble in 3D rendering though I'm not much good at it. Since I'm too busy to put a drawing together I'll repost these.
The "Compass Rose" series actually derived from a series of sketches I did all the way back in grade school of a hot-air balloon flying through exotic locales, usually full of dinosaurs because Grade Schooler. The idea of a fantastic journey through all sorts of worlds, though, is a powerful one and stuck with me. Eventually the balloon became a zeppelin and got the name Compass Rose and I pieced together a sort-of story for an airship that jumps through portals in the upper atmosphere to consecutive worlds, pretty much Star Trek but without any actual space, just increasingly strange worlds to visit.
The Compass Rose explores the ocean moon of a ringed gas giant. Models designed in Rhino, rendered in Bryce.