Sketches – European Union Troop Cruiser

The standard troop carrier for the Marine Spatiale Européenne (MSE), and the United Nations, the Bastille Class Assault Battlecruiser was regarded as an excellent transport by most navies and their intelligence services. Unlike some other ships that try to handle multiple duties (The UNA's Kenneth Walsh Class Marine Cruiser) or were almost too small to… Continue reading Sketches – European Union Troop Cruiser

Sketches – North American Cruiser

The Guadalcanal-Class Multi-Role Cruiser was one of several designs serving in the North American Navy. Built around a core battery of laser mounts and an extensive VLS system, and supported by a reasonable point defense grid, the Guadalcanal could effectively handle most duties that could be expected from a line cruiser. Enhanced by a series… Continue reading Sketches – North American Cruiser

Sketches – Russian Space Fleet Cruiser

The Kosmicheskie Voyska Flot Rossii (hereafter Russian Space Forces Fleet, or RSFF) has been in existence for well over two hundred years, tracing its history all the way back to military spaceflight under the old Soviet government that was one of the founders of human space flight. One of the last classes deployed before the… Continue reading Sketches – Russian Space Fleet Cruiser

Sketches – Perspective Attempt 2

There's no real "world building" part to this sketch, really. I saw a few photos of a somewhat interesting building entrance, and I decided to try and sketch it out. Not terribly complex, but not just a flat wall either. I think I did a bit better on this sketch compared to my first perspective… Continue reading Sketches – Perspective Attempt 2

Sketches – Perspective Attempt 1

Even while the war hasn't quite ended, peace has returned, for a time at least, to Finn's Massif. The one remaining major population centre on Dave's World, it still paid a heavy price in blood for its survival. While the core of the city remained somewhat intact, the suburbs and outlying regions, especially out towards… Continue reading Sketches – Perspective Attempt 1

Sketches – Sintillan Construction Pods

Shipyard work is hard work, and in space it's not any easier. While plenty of work is done by shipyard cranes and fixed hardware, they by definition cannot reach everywhere, or are available in enough numbers. And crucially, there just aren't enough of them in the right places to do what needs to be done.… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan Construction Pods

Sketches – Container Freight Station

While the standard NF-8000 container is nothing more than a cargo rack for the smaller planetside containers, it is by no means the only kind of container. Bulk liquid containers are almost as common, and right behind it is the multi-level break-bulk container. The latter is most commonly in service between warehouses and large industrial… Continue reading Sketches – Container Freight Station

Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

While almost every freighter is capable of landing planetside, this is surprisingly not a common occurrence. Landing fields need to be surveyed and rated for the size of ship that lands, and a large freighter can easily mass more than a skyscraper even before cargo is taken into account. More importantly though, a landing evolution… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

Sketches – Container Pylon

One problem that every port has is a lack of space. Inevitably, sooner or later, there just isn't enough on-site space to store freight, handle freight, or handle the needed equipment that moves freight. Fortunately, in an age of relatively accessible anti-grav technology, new options become available beyond the simple "find a new spot of… Continue reading Sketches – Container Pylon

Sketches – Class Two Downport

Almost every established colony has a downport. A facility where cargo moves up from the surface and down from space. Small, or newly established colonies make do with a few container offices and a clear spot of level ground with compacted soil. But larger colonies all sooner or later invest in a bigger, more efficient… Continue reading Sketches – Class Two Downport