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
A design originally worked out in the final days of the First Contact War, the Strelets remained a "paper ship" after the surrender of the Sintillan People's Republic until the Treaty of Lvov was amended in 6.8 AS. As part of the long-term normalization of relations with the deWulf, permission was granted to establish a… Continue reading Sketches – Strelets-Class Light Cruiser
Once again https://www.deviantart.com/d1d2m3 delivers! The second of three images he's been working on has been delivered, and this one is a stunner! While the first one showed off the brand new more detailed Sintillan Frigate, this one not only features the Bulygin-Class Frigate putting in some work, but also shows off a deWulf Slingshot-Class Destroyer… Continue reading Close Combat Art
So for the last two months Sitreps (September and October) I mentioned that I was working with another artist to potentially get some artwork done. In the October Sitrep I finally mentioned his online account (https://www.deviantart.com/d1d2m3), but now I'm finally showing off the first piece of completed art! He's pretty good, eh? This bit of… Continue reading New Art, New Details
This was the first sketch for the Sintillan Navy, and this established the overall design concept for their spaceships. I'm actually really happy with how well it worked out overall, as I found that the whole two outriggers concept scaled up really nicely with larger hulls, and also offered a nice way to do… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan Beria Destroyer
As part of my initial sketches that followed along with the Rassler and Stuka aircraft for the deWulf, the Sintillans got some attention as well. I honestly can't remember what gave me the inspiration for either one of these ships, though the Partizan gunship on the left has a few common design cues from the… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan Craft
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
While all ships have an official name, more often than not the crew will often call a ship by its nickname. Some nicknames come from (in)famous incidents or battles. Others are just puns on their official name. A few nicknames seem to defy any kind of logic, but just "are" in the same way that… Continue reading You call your ship what?