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Space Vagabonds: Nighthound by ukitakumuki Space Vagabonds: Nighthound by ukitakumuki
Done for Space Vagabonds [ [link] ] Gregor Theado 2009

Once in a while you get those crazy passionate clients that actually have vision and know what they want. Gregor is certainly one of them and it was a blast doing these characters and mechanicals for his RPG universe.

This is the dropship used by the Colonial Defence Squadron. They are basically zero G trained rapid response/SWAT teams.

Wanted to go for a menacing look, but still somehow reserved as well, in line with the CDS aesthetic. (they are police, not military) Gave the front profile a 'gaping maw' look when the cargo ramp is lowered, I was thinking a hound of hell unloading her precious babies onto the battlefield (right..). I felt the rotating neck segment could make her seem even more animalistic, on top of giving it a functional purpose, which is namely for balance and better vision for the pilots in confined urban zones.

Ramp opens to the rear too, for more versatility during unloading. Usually that's where the Battlesuit is parked though, so it might be a really tight squeeze trying to get out the back. *shrugs*
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devEboo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Dedicated to greatness, that's how I describe your work in a nutshell. Nod  Your attention to details and finishing touches are exemplary. Thanks for making some Bros smile. Cheers. +fav 
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kostet-art Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good sketch!
cougashika Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the second time you've displayed this image, and it's still boss!
hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like when the creation has personality. Great achievement.
btw, 2things:
1 - link is broken
2 - Im looking for hobbyist texturers (it means no$$$) for a homeworld mod. It can be only one ship up to a full fleet. If you know anyone, let me know. I'm looking for it outside the game community.
houseofwilliams Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I just had a look through your catalogue here. If I were in a position to, I would want to hire you to do all the artwork for this series I'm working on! Sadly, I can only admire from here, and tell you so. Hope that's okay for now...
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Am most flattered, thanks for the kind words. Also, I enjoyed your spacecraft layouts :D
EyeCancer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Really great design, especially the tail is very interstingly designed. Like it much.
I LOVE the front/cockpit section so much! Think it would make a great front for a attackVTOL/Gunship.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed it!
agentx712 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Have you seen the lego rendition inspired on this model?....[link] Awesome work by you and the lego guy.
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
holy fuckballs thats amazing. thanks for the heads up!
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