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Research Ship Endurance by Drell-7 Research Ship Endurance by Drell-7
Built in Lunar orbit from materials mined at Hipparchus Station, the Research Vessel Endurance takes shape in its 96 kilometer high parking orbit. The aft sphere of the Reactor and Plasma Drive Module has just been attached to the main structural support spine, and the radiator array. The main Lifesystem is somewhat hidden in this view by the big hexagonal panels of the Encounter Debris Shield. Endurance will be accompanied by her sister ships Ross and Hero for the expedition to Comet Cho-Bennet 5.
Modeled in Lightwave 8.5, with textures painted in Photoshop.
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015   Digital Artist
what are those marshmellow things near the shield?

or can you say the parts of the ship in sections?
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Those are the Exploration Pod Garages.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Digital Artist
oh .-.
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templerman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
An excellent design and concept. I think this is the first time I have seen an impact shield on a ship. My own idea is shaped like a concave mirror that utilizes frozen water forming an inflatable ice shield. It might best be described as a very shallow dome.
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece!
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Nice scale and great effect w orbit over moonscape
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Love your reality based design. Do you work for NASA, because it is that good.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I was a technical illustrator for a NASA subcontractor years ago. I really enjoyed that work!
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
So I was right. Cool So any more drwaings like founding a soviet space wreck?
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nothing like that, yet. Its a cool idea, though...
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
So make it happen. You got the gift and talent.
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Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
What I like about these kind of ships is that they spell exploration, daring and a desire to discover new things.
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well done ! I love realistic space ships! With a more detailed background and a more dramatic light (hard contrasts we find in space), this would look great.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like that.....
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great modelling :)
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic :) Love the ship :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is definitely one of my faves of your "How the Solar System was Won" series, so it's great to see another view of it. I like the lil' workpods. What did you use for those?
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
I built them! One day I'll detail the model enough for close-ups.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Love. It.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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