Sketches – deWulf Mobile Heavy Shipyard

This design comes from expanding the idea of the Weaver-class SYM. It also lifts a couple of other design elements that exists from larger ships as well, namely the forward shuttle bay and larger quad engine mount. Unlike the Weaver, which has a single forward facing extendable gantry, this mobile heavy yard has a series… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Mobile Heavy Shipyard

Sketches – Krak Freighter

Since I'd designed out most of the freighters for the other major powers, I thought that it would be worth building out what the Krak would use as well. The design concepting here is both building off of what the Krak prefer to have (IE modular systems), but also making it clear that it's not… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Freighter

Sketches – Krak Reverse-Engineered Heavy Cruiser

This sketch is a bit of a derivative design. The Krak recovered several combat ships from a flotilla of automated warships in a dead-end system several jumps out from the Sargasso Nebula, and it got them a plethora of technologies. One of those technologies was practical examples of larger combat hulls than they could initially… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Reverse-Engineered Heavy Cruiser

Sketches – Krak Survey Ship

Basically a flying tuning fork, the key parts of this design (aside from its simplicity) are the deliberate provision of "spare" space, and the split hull design for the engine mounts. Krak ships are designed to be especially modular, with critical systems capable of being pulled and swapped as needed. This is a result both… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Survey Ship

Sketches – Magellan Class Exploratory Frigate

The Magellan is one of, if not THE oldest sketches I have. It actually predates the deWulf universe entirely, and was part of an abortive game design project from high school (much like most high school projects, I suppose!) In large part it was conceptually inspired from the TFN's Hun-cass survey cruisers, but with a… Continue reading Sketches – Magellan Class Exploratory Frigate

Sketches – deWulf Nose Detail Ideas

Pretty much what it sounds like, this was some early concept art on how the open jaw nose could be used on deWulf ships. Bottom left has the survey radar boom that initially inspired the idea (which may come back when capital survey sensors get rolled out). Upper left was playing with the idea of… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Nose Detail Ideas

Sketches – Watchman-class “Storozh” refit

A later design, following the amalgamation of the Sintillan state by the deWulf. This was my first experiment in trying to create a "melded" design that took various aesthetic concepts from both navies and forged them into something that had elements of both designs, but was clearly its own thing. Nominally a frigate, this refit… Continue reading Sketches – Watchman-class “Storozh” refit