Nothing Fancy really just conceptualizing some helmet designs and thought I'd share. I beleive the order from Left to right is:
Reconnaissance pilot Helm The Standard Pilot Helm Ground Crew helmets which are color coded to a specific job very much like that u see on Aircraft Carriers. The Ground Crew Cheif wears a Pink one for easy recognition. Bombadier Helmet and Lastly the Commanders helmet. The Horn represents Rank and is only reserved for veteran Commanders. Why a Horn? I think I was influenced by ancient Samurai Helms. Or was it Gundamn.....no it was Samurai.
This one is one of the largest designs planned for the project as a whole, with the possible exceptions of stations and one monster ship I'm in the back-of-the-envelope stage of designing. There's not much to say about the specifics of the design - it's a battleship, meaning it's big, relatively uncommon, ludicrously overpriced and meant to easily blow up things that aren't other battleships. Herds of smaller ships would be a problem too, which is why these would generally travel with a posse or two of escorts; they're as much strategic and prestige vessels as a contemporary carrier is.
I've obviously started doing the turret meshes with this one as well; this is probably the most ridiculous of the planned ships in terms of ow-per-hull-surface ratio. Most of the subsequent designs are going to be quite a bit smaller: the rest of the escort ships and carriers, as well as the remaining fighter and bomber designs before I start dropping examples of the other fleets in.
For scale, we've got a Charybdis-class cruiser in the background, and a Kestrel flying alongside the foreground ship. I haven't been bored enough to work out the exact sizes yet, but that places the Thunderer at about six hundred metres in length.
As part of the texture, ~svenniemannie strikes again as always with his still-excellent base hull plating pattern which can be found here: [link]
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.