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A Martian Argosy by Drell-7 A Martian Argosy by Drell-7
"Martian Argosy" is a melding of current and classic ideas of how to get the first Mars Expeditions done. It incorporates a version of the inflatable TransHab that has been test flown in the last year for the main crew module of a nuclear thermal spacecraft, and a pretty standard ballistic lander. This is a bit of an "old school" or brute force approach, but its appealing from the point of view of robustness of the vehicles, and maneuverability. Mounting a fleet of three craft cruising together allows the ability to rescue the crew of one of the vehicles in an emergency in transit. Besides, it just looks cool!

Rendered in Lightwave, with the Mars terrain generated from Mars Orbiting Laser Altimetry data converted to grayscale by a LightWave plugin, then used as a displacement Map. I then painted the color map, using Mars maps and photography as reference.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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PrunellaG Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice rendering and a thoughtfully put-together vessel.
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a compelling design and design philosophy!
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Taranis69 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspirational work
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explodinggoatgames Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
AMAZING detail! well done!
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amipal Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it, very cool! :) :+fav:
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universaltim Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
I love how you capture realistic spaceship design in these, you've got a talent. Keep up the great work!
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Amras-Arfeiniel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive work at the details!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Definitely one of my faves of your series. I always thought this to be an intriguing design and your execution is flawless.
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