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Gladius-class Destroyer by ClefJ Gladius-class Destroyer by ClefJ
The gladius-class is the workhorse of the Confederate Central Military in my RP. 1050 meters or so in length, capable of atmosphere reentry for unloading troops, vehicles and supplies. The design in mind was for a spearhead, with substantial forward-firing and broadside weaponry, and great velocities in one general direction (as is with most human constructs, hah). Its weakness is, with the arrowhead design inspired by the Venator star destroyer, its stern. Yet it's still heavily defended. With the fall of the Nobles, the central military was re-outfitted with primary weapons that reflect from minor waves in subspace, to be cued on command to bend their directed-energy weapons to hit the enemy.

With substantial warp-drive capabilities as well, it can fare independently in case a Lighthouse network is down. Its primary role however is a support destroyer, with the majority of its forward mass filled with shuttlecraft and fighter bays. The immediate forward tip of the destroyer is a blast-door protected entrance to the landing bay that runs down hundreds of meters, connected to loading, repair and docking bays. Taking an ingenious tool from BSG, the destroyer utilizes modular launch-tubes for its carrier role, to deploy fighters swiftly and safely out the angled sides of the vessel.

I'm on a roll here, but I'm taking a break from paint. XD
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:iconsplinteredmatt:
SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Mother of God that thing is beautiful.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, much appreciated.
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Blackvertigo1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Sorry. The only thing that utilizes energy weapons and warp capabilities is my ship.

watch this if you think otherwise: [link]
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ClefJ Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well. That's fascinating.
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MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Great job; you should consider making it 3D.
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:iconclefj:
ClefJ Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't have the program. But some day perhaps.
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MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Use google sketchup; its free and easy after you follow the tutorials. I used to use TurboCad17 (expensive), but sketchup makes the initial, raw design so much easier.
On another note, I am already using this profile as inspiration for a design of my own; it doesn't look much like it at all, but I'll still tag you anyway. :D
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you muchly, I'll look into it! ^^
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DJBIG Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
This is awesome! Did you use paint? That's what I use for mine.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yessir! Paint program can be awesome when used right. XD
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