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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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:icondjones90125:
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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:icondjones90125:
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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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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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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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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