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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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:iconisograph60xyz:
Nice scale and great effect w orbit over moonscape
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:iconmegadolon013:
Love your reality based design. Do you work for NASA, because it is that good.
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Drell-7 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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:iconmegadolon013:
So I was right. Cool So any more drwaings like founding a soviet space wreck?
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Drell-7 Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nothing like that, yet. Its a cool idea, though...
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:iconmegadolon013:
So make it happen. You got the gift and talent.
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:iconkellkrull87:
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 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 Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like that.....
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GrahamTG Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great modelling :)
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