The "Highland" is a large VIP shuttle 50m long (with acceleration vanes extended) that is equipped with inertial dampers so that it may accelerate for extended periods at 20g without harming its passengers, and is atmosphere-capable for planetary takeoffs and landings.
This magnificent and remarkable vessel is the brainchild of and irony of irony – it’s his birthday too
I was requested to do this, to depict his pride and joy and bring it to life. When I first saw the Altantis I was like "HOW THE F*** WAS I GOING TO PULL THIS OFF!?!?!??!?!" But then that is what made me do this - it’s difficult, it’s unusual, and it’s a challenge; and that is a galvanising reason to try. If one can do this, anything is possible.
This ship was not as hard to do as I first thought; all I was worried about was the texture of the hull, something I had experimented on and which then gelled into place with ease. All the lights are done with Colour Dodges, and the Nebula was done with the Warp effect.
This machine is incredible and has influences obviously from the Sovereign Class, the SDF-1 Macross, and maybe a bit of the ol’ Galactica in this. But here is a terrifying ship to behold – it has numerous fighting subordinate craft, shocking weapons, and formidable defences.
As stated in an poll I will do some new design for the Veridian Republic. Mainly new 'modern' models. These designs will be heavilly influenced by the new heading I am taking with the Veridian republic. A more aggressive stand basically with a 'democratic' system only in word since the military will be in control.
Finished it and decided to call it a Same Class destroyer (Same meaning Shark in Japanese). It is mainly a missile orientated ship design with minimal guns but still has several lasers/beam weapons for close in situations)/