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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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:iconariespegasus:
AriesPegasus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I love it! I can understand that they cannot put instantaneous manpower on the ship, but if i were them i would ad it to their que of of new ships for the future!
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Djones90125 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Great design, mate! It's been a long time since I last played EVE.
Cheers.
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Akiman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks m8! Cheers!
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Djones90125 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014
Forgot to ask. Did they add your design into the game?
They totally should! You got the feeling right!
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nope. It didn't even passed semi finals :(
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:icondjones90125:
Djones90125 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Bleh. It's an outstanding design, mate!
*Bows respectfully*
Wish we had the technology to build starships like this!
Cheers.
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Akiman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks m8. Cheers.
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xynode Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Played eve for a stupid amount of time. was around during this contest and if I'm honest I didn't see all of the entries. I no longer play eve due to lack of time and the fact that I think ccp have some work to do to keep people long term interested now....however, looking at THIS image brings back a lot of memories and tempts me. Truly an amazing design and a great final render. You definitely captured the galentte style. Very nice work!
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
New gallente battleship kinda looks like this.Name was Talos i think. Thanks!
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:iconxynode:
xynode Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah the t3 battlecruiser is the talos, cool ship, wicked damage.
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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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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)) yeah i liked sleek designs...
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:iconmanganman:
ManganMan Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Seems compliant with Gallente design standards. Good job :nod:
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Thanks.
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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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:iconakiman:
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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:iconakiman:
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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:iconakiman:
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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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner 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.
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Dryson1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
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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Rebornusmc Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
speaking of when is homeworld complex ever going to be done? i really want to see the finished project :D
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thats not a 3d model. i just used mesh for perspective reference but thank you anyways :)
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Dryson1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Such talent should not be wasted.

Set your course to Relic.com or Homeworld:Complex to put your talents to work in a Homeworld Mod.
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Akiman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
what u mean? i kind of dont understand you. But thank you for your kind words.
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toothpik Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I know this is a very late comment, but I just wanted to give my 2c. This is a beautiful design, make no mistake about that. As has been said, beautiful curves, lines and form. I think the only thing that lets it down is it's similarity to the Megathron. Every ship varies wildly from hull to hull in eve, even within ship classes (with the possible exception of current Caldari trends, eg: Rokh, Naga, Drake - Very straight blocky and symmetrical designs, odd when compared with Caldari of the past), but this ship seems to take quite a few design ques from the Megathron. Such as an obvious bridge, nose heavy (although this is a trend for Gallente) and pinched waist with a slightly bulging aft, all very similar to the Megathron.

I say again: this is still a beautiful design and expertly published, there is no denying your talent. I wish I could come up with something of even remotely similar quality. If they do another ship contest (which will probably be a way off yet, considering the quality of submissions in 2010, they could very well put their own concept artists out of work!), you will be in with a great chance I think if you decide to submit a new design. The thing I notice most about EVE ship design is: uniquness is paramount. Especially with Gallente and Minmatar ships.

- PIK
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Akiman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a pretty nice comment sir. Thank you. I wanted it to be on the line with deimos(forgot tech 1 name :o) and megathron. its like a cadillac version of them. Maybe i should've make it more asymetric and off the grid. But that's not really my type. I'm kinda symetric lover a bit. But you're right.
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alphawolfgang Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
i like this ship a lot more than i like the Megathron. this looks like a vastly improved megathron, i know i would get one of these just to spin it in the station at least (aka, its purdy)
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Akiman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man :\ too bad contest was sucked.
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noc-D Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
;)
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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OldBones1967 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
If I could buy one of these in game, I'd train Gallente ships in a heartbeat. This is one nice looking ship!
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconirkendragon:
irkendragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student
one of my favorites from this contest
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
This is one of my favorite designs that were submited... it has soul.
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank man. Peace o/
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Galen82 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yea this should be in the semi! We'll still fly together man! Seriously would have paid to see this ship replace my old Megathron
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. I had faith in my work and i still do but sadly i cant be sure about this elections quality. They even change one work for silencing the audiance.
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Galen82 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yea that wasnt right to begin with. if they wanted to change it, they should have re-judged all the entries and not just a single piece. Anyway u should get your ship 3d modeled!
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
maybe i dont think ive stamina for modeling it right now :-)
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Fullmetal-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, this should be in the Semi.
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. I wish i could be happy about election but for the first time i'm not .
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img-nation Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
You didnīt do anything wrong, neither did I!
This contest is a big dissappointment for all of us, who worked hard and collected artistic experience over many years. Not to win is only a little, personal dissappointment. But to lose against concepts, that are neither original, unique, elegant, nor a piece of nearly hard work, like two or three of the finalists, is absolutely dispiriting!

But however my passion for spacecrafts is unbreakable! I will go back to cg-society, where the real best artists win the contests. So losing wil be much more fun!
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Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yea i guess your right. But this is just so depressing XD
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Deliram Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
it's the Naru-kami from user Baranha it's in my favorites. I was just wanting to tell that's all; i like all of the two, finding this one a lot more tuned to the eve online universe :-)
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Akiman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yep curves and bridgish things are kind of identical. I get what u meant know :) gl to him on finals... tho i dont need to tell anything about some semi finalists... you know it.
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