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Megalodon-Battleship by Akiman Megalodon-Battleship by Akiman

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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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.
Akiman Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too... thank you!
How do you even... Wow!
Akiman Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thank you.
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?
Akiman Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i wish :D
rikkuXchan 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!!
Akiman Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well that was the idea more or less ^_^ too bad it didnt make halfway but im fine with that. I like my design still nevertheless. Thank you.
Cool design. If you are looking to get into the modding aspect for games HomeWorld:Complex is always in need of modelers.
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