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Megalodon-Battleship by Akiman Megalodon-Battleship by Akiman
Hello;

Here's my entry for the eve-online contest. It's a gallente battleship. I wanted her to carry the feeling of gallente ship designs while i was trying to make an original and nice looking ship.

The concept was a flashy imagination in the first moment so i knew what direction i was supposed to go and i knew i wanted to design a ship gives a bit of feeling between brutix and megathron. I made it look like a classy car feeling because gallente's are classy :) and i wanted to make it a bit deformed then at that moment i thought 'this actually looks like a shark'.

A space shark diving into the dark waters for searching her prey. Hell yeah i said to myself. Kind of reminded me my pvp days :). So i modified it a little. Megadolon* was the name to give. Still had issues with it since gallente ship names are taken from the greek myth and as a short name "mega" wont do...hehe. But the name supports the silhouette.

I've played eve for a couple of years so yes i was gallente and i can say i really enjoyed with her and the contest itself Because there's a chance to get in on that ship in eve. I guess thats what we call it 'priceless'.

Except the beauty shot all six orthogonal views are done with my hands which was very exhausting XD.

I've made a proxy model to see if my orthogonal views are in proper shape. Then i used that proxy model as a referance to fix any possible distortions in the perspective view.

Oh and ive used photoshop,tablet and maya.

...and ENJOY!


* for who doesnt know megadolon was the biggest shark ever swimmed in the seas in the known history.
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HIMSHalcyon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Megalodon is Ancient Greek for "big tooth". It's a shame Gallente ships don't look more like this, instead of the Cthulu-esque Eldritch abomination nightmare fuel they are now.
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ManganMan Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Seems compliant with Gallente design standards. Good job :nod:
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pentaclegram Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
This thing is really nice. Definitely fits the Gallente design philosophy. This is a ship I would have liked to see in the EVE universe.
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Akiman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too... thank you!
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Alexander-Syros Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
How do you even... Wow!
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Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thank you.
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Rebornusmc Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
wow for once a gallente ship that doesnt look like a frog, guppy, salamander, and or a certain body part. I LIKE IT! lets build shall we?
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Akiman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i wish :D
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Rebornusmc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
lol
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rikkuXchan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jaw drops* woah o_o ... speechless for a minute.. WOW o.o it really looks amazing! its like the megathron but so much more awesome!! it has that nice streamlined yet still organic feel to it like the new talos class battlecruiser and the thorax mashed up with the megathron frame and somehow fused the brutix in it too xD and for once it looks symmetrical! if that ship ever existed in eve i would give up trying to get the nyx and just lovehug that ship forever even if it gets overpriced XD great job Akiman!!
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