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.
This is the original concept sketch I did for the Colonial One, president Laura's ship. It originally was spec'd to be a 1200 passenger spaceliner. Of course it was later learned that this particular ship was also supposed to land in Galactica's hangar bay. The model being almost built, Lee Stringer and the folks at zoic ended up having to make the ship's windows much smaller to change the scale to allow for this.
Okay, so I fiddled around a bit more with this concept, and this time drawing it traditional way... Worked out much better imo. Also fixed up some stuff and changed the looks slightly, added ton of details compared the previous version... so, here we go.
This ship will appear sometimes soon in my comic, Final Sunrise, where it is used as airbase, being half-buried in ground. Until the commander decided to take off with it...
Serving as NEU's flagship, this hybrid ship is considered one of the 'Legendaries', being one of the many ships wielded in the last great war. Despite being old and somewhat damaged, it's still very formidable opponent when combined with other ship classes.
Large firepower, range and fighter craft storage. Lacks in armour and somewhat in speed, as well has some troubles with overheating when firing the spinal weapon.