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Centurion Battlecruiser by ClefJ Centurion Battlecruiser by ClefJ
A paint-make of the refitted Centurion battlecruiser of the Confederate Central Military. 1725 meters in length, it is a behemoth who's primary role is to protect planetary installations, engage in ship-to-ship combat and remain as command vessels behind the front. Forward and below the primary observation/command tower is an open-space repair dock for corvettes and frigates. It has vast holds for supplies. Incapable of atmosphere reentry however, it still bolsters a heavy supply of starfighters in its port and starboard 'fins'. On the ventral view of the vessel is an elongated scanning tower to map planets with great detail and efficiency, as well as provide a large sensor arc around the ship.

Armed to the teeth with large dorsal and ventral broadsides, the battleship also supports six long-range turrets which fire high-energy projectiles that, depending on yield, are capable of traversing the warp fields. Next to those are two forward-firing cannons that draw from the vessels capacitors, charged from an antimatter reactor tied into eco-point modules, which favorably draw from blue and yellow energies.

It's fun to do these things.
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work man!
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
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DarthShmoogy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of the Malevolent from the Star Wars: Clone Wars computer-animated television series, with the upper and lower observation bridges.  I wouldn't call it elegant from the protrusions and utilitarian design, though.  I would call it fearsome- and that is better for a military command ship.  :)  What kind of shields do you think it would have, and how effective would they be against kinetic projectiles?
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fairly good shield, working off a similar technology as Mass Effect, wherein their shield relays contour the hull. The shields would 'deflect' like proper deflector shields, trying to change the arc of the projectile, and that effectiveness depends on the offensive-defensive power ratio. Stronger bullet weakens shield effectiveness, vice versa.

Thank you for the compliments! Always a charm to see some interest! ^^
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DarthShmoogy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In the last week or so I was thinking about how to make a good force field work.  I think I have the core concept for it, but I have yet to be motivated enough to draw any kind of design for it.  Strangely enough, I was inspired yesterday at work by a collapsible cardboard liner.  Weird how I get ideas sometimes...
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best ways are the weird ways!
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kiradykes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Wonderful though I wish I could see it at different angles
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, I was never good at such things. Some day maybe. =D
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kiradykes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
You could probably get someone to do it for you on this site.
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WoodenShipsnIronMen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I like how it straddles that gap between realism and elegance.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Can I ask if you do requests? If you do I got one for you.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm open to one, send me a note! ^^
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Alright, going to send it soon.
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REQUIEMATOR2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm these are quite elegant looking vessels. I was wondering if you could produce more of them?

I like the fact that the vessels have a stardestroyer-like design to them. It has been quite awhile since I have updated my profile, due to the fact I do not have a scanner to scan my work onto. I have designed many ships, including a top view and side view of the Gladius Destroyer. I do not have then colored yet.

However I will keep, updating my artwork, and then send it to my current profile.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are a few other starship designs roaming around here, and there should be a new ship design production some day down the road. Do you mean to say you've done a design of 'my' gladius destroyer somewhere? I'd very much like to see it!

Ambitious endeavor you have stated on your gallery. Good luck.
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REQUIEMATOR2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you. I hope to upgrad my gallery by 2013.
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Siveir Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
WOW!
There's nothing more to say :)
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I am still proud of this one!
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D4rKMaTT3r Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Raven-Gold Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I just wet myself with both glee and terror at once. That thing is SCARY. Where can I find that original in the back ground?
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What original in the background? And awesome, I'm very pleased you like this one. >D
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Raven-Gold Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
the one thats faded
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The one that is faded is the previously uploaded file. ^^
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Raven-Gold Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Ohhh... DUH! *face palm*
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