Thursday, January 29, 2015

What I'm Working On...

I haven't been posting much this week, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working.  It simply occurred to me that if I'm going to actually earn my patron's support, I should probably be making something.  Those of you who have been following me on Google+, of course have seen some of the work I've been doing.  For those of you who don't, I've making spaceships. 

Of course.
Kidding aside, I've been designing quite a few spacecraft for the venerable Traveller RPG.  The one to the left is a 10,000 ton light cruiser.  So far, I've also designed a 2500 ton destroyer, a truly massive Battle Tender and a fleet of Riders that are way too heavily armed. 

My favorite bit is that it's for the Milieu 0 setting from Marc Miller's Traveller (T4), which is set at the dawn of the Third Imperium.  My main love for the setting is the artwork. Don't get me wrong, I love the classic Traveller designs, with their iconic status among SF art, but the spacecraft, armor, vehicles and, well, everything for T4 was designed be SF Art legend Chris Foss.  If you don't know his work, you should.  It pretty much defined 70s and 80s SF book cover art and inspired hundreds of imitators.  I've enjoyed making models in that style - kind of a pallet cleanser for someone who works mainly in Hard SF spacecraft.

That isn't all I've been working on; recently, I acquired a third-party license from Goblinoid Games to produce new content for the second edition of Starships & Spacemen.  It sounds more official than it is - A few friendly emails back and forth with the very pleasant Dan P and got permission.  First project:  The Ceres-class Destoyer Escort.  This is the project I will most likely finish first, so something to look forward to! 

Anyway, the point is that things have been pretty hectic around here.  Next month should be better, as in lots of posts about building a space navy and some spacecraft designs for Conjunction.  In addition, I will continue to work on these other projects and keep you all updated.  In the meantime, enjoy the art!

Oh my God - I don't have a single link in this post to Atomic Rockets!

...Never mind.

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