Sketches – deWulf Capital Ships

If big warships were effective, then bigger warships would be even better. Theoretical research suggested that a larger "battlecruiser" hull would be at a good breakpoint between speed and size, more than the current heavy cruiser or an even larger "battleship" hull. While naval designers would build a prototype battlecruiser, the design itself would find… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Capital Ships

Sketches – deWulf Heavy Cruiser

Almost immediately after the 1st Contact War, the need for bigger and better hulls was clear. Design work had actually begun towards the end of the war, but it wasn't until a year or two that the first deWulf Heavy Cruiser left the shipyard in Fenris orbit. While the prototype Light Cruiser hull was fitted… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Heavy Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Light Cruiser

While not initially developed as part of its initial fleet, the deWulf Navy immediately began design studies of a warship larger than the destroyers currently in service. Memories of tonnage races in past informed the designers that larger, more capable hulls would be needed Soon™. It would be better to have the concept refined before… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Light Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Lifeboat

In almost continuous manufacture since the beginning of deWulf commercial spaceflight, the C-Series lifeboats represent the current standard of emergency lifesaving technology now in service in deWulf space. While there are more advanced models (and more bare-bones models for the more cost-conscious) in service, the C-Series was what set the standard during the early commercialization… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Lifeboat

Sketches – Corporate Logos 2

A second page of logo concepts, the one in the upper left is a continuation of using the same shape repeatedly, this time experimenting with some texturing to create a more interesting shape. The one in the upper right is a pretty generic design concept of letters within letters; nothing really inspiring, but a fairly… Continue reading Sketches – Corporate Logos 2

Sketches – deWulf Small Arms

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

Sketches – Mobile Resource Harvester

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

You call your ship what?

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?

Sketches – Dortmund Processing Tower

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