The deWulf universe took one of it's early inspirations from the Aliens™ universe, and that kind of inspiration filtered down into the small arms as well. One part of which was the ubiquitous "smart gun". The challenge I had is that since the setting's a bit more advanced than the Aliens one, the question was… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Small Arms
This is what you get when you listen to the Bagger 288 song after having re-watched the original Star Wars trilogy (that's episodes 4-6). Basically you have the rough idea of a Jawa sandcrawler mated with the front of a bucket wheel excavator, with the interior gutted into an actually useful industrial machine. The basic… Continue reading Sketches – Mobile Resource Harvester
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?
This sketch was originally inspired by 3d render someone had posted on Artstation (I think) of a tower structure on top of a mountain, with a spaceship flying towards it. Very industrial, very high-tech. The reason I thought this would be found on Nordhausen, in the Dortmund star system, is because it has a rather...… Continue reading Sketches – Dortmund Processing Tower
One of the things I've built up over the years was a pretty big collection of sketches. While I'm the first to admit that I have the art skills of a physics student (spherical cows and all that), I have done a lot of... passable sketches to work out a lot of details in the… Continue reading Coming Soon: Sketch Sunday
While shipyards build ships and shipping companies operate (and usually own) ships, who examines the designs that the yards build off and ensure that the shipping lines operate safe equipment? The answer to that is the Ship Classification Society. As an organization, they maintain the technical standards for the construction and operation of space ships,… Continue reading Ship Classification Societies
One of those awkward things about space travel is that you need to bring everything with you. You have no air, no food, and critically, no power. Fortunately, being a member of a spacefaring civilization does give you a few options as to how you can provide power for your ships. As always, a ship… Continue reading Reactors and Power Systems