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A great addition to the universe! Stepping out of the shoes of CoM, lets talk about this as a piece of art. You continue to improve upo...

What is there to say: This is a fabulous design. I could see a wonderful square off between a Veridian Destroyer squadron and an Allian...

As always your work impresses. This is just another perfect example of a great piece of artwork: Vision: Star wars is one of those aren...

Another amazing pieces my friend. Your executions always amaze me. Now lets break it down: Vision (4-stars) - You continue to translate...

I just wanted to say to all my followers and friends here on Deviant Art, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Holidays to those who don't. It has been (and will continue to be) a wonderful ride here on Deviant Art sharing artwork, getting questions, and learning so much from my fellow artists. You all continue to push me to work harder, think smarter, and be a better artist and person. For that, I am eternally grateful; and I can only hope that you all have a wonderful day today.

This community has helped me (and I'm sure others) through rough times in their life, and I hope that my artwork brings you all some joy during the day no matter how small it is. All of your comments, favorites, and your own art do that for me. 

Again, thank you so much for being a part of my artistic and creative journey. I would not be the artist I am without you all.


  • Listening to: My Latest Tidal Mix
  • Reading: Thrawn
  • Watching: Game of Thrones Season 6 (Ready for 7)
  • Playing: World of Warships
  • Eating: Indian
  • Drinking: Coffee, Water, and Tea


Perception Discussion 001
As part of my development on perception, I wanted to discuss the ship's deck plans. Because Perception is mean to serve the role-play community, the design and your feedback matters to me. For our first part of the discussion I wanted to spend some time on Deck 1 and 2. 


Deck 1 is obviously the brain of the ship. With the bridge, main conference room, and other features - it serves as the heart of the ship. The colored areas are the areas I'd like to spend some time discussing.

Forward of the bridge is the sensor and view screen maintenance access. These are extensions of some of the maintenance access highlighted on Deck 2 (discussion below). Things I am looking at putting in here will be diagnostic consoles as well as a few equipment lockers. Pretty straightforward but anything else you and your crew would like to see?

Aft of this is the main bridge. Operations and Helm are forward. The XO and Counselor (or other person) Flank the CO. Behind the CO is tactical including the ship's Weapons Officer, Flight Operations (for the ship's fighters), and auxiliary tactical roles. To the port side, aft is the Science section and opposite of it the engineering section. The right side (starboard) room is the COs ready room. The left side (port) room is the ship's bridge officer lounge for short breaks from duty during long shift cycles. 

Aft of the main bridge is turbo lift access, the port and starboard promenade with sweeping views from the ship (fitting for diplomatic talks) and the main conference room at the center. It will include 2 multi-species bathrooms, various seating for aides, and a few casual seating areas for talks. Aft of this will be - currently in the plan - an Admiral's office which will feature a private conference area and day bed as well as a aide station. 

Deck 2
Deck 2 is Senior Officer country with some equipment necessities. The forward section features the dorsal sensor monitoring stations and the main maintenance sections which are extensions of the Deck 1 maintenance area. Aft of these rooms are two maintenance airlocks for EVAs to any dorsal features that need attention. Further aft are the port and starboard officer lounge. These rooms are open to all officers and family provide panoramic view of the space above the ship. I'm considering turning the port side into an Admiral's suite. However that would be very large. Other options include a recreation space for the senior officers.

Aft of these are the senior officer's quarters. There are two configuration, one for LCDRs and the other for CDRs. In the absence of sufficient senior officers, these can be used as diplomatic staterooms, etc. Aft of these rooms are the two main suites for the XO and ship's Senior Medical Officer. They flank the large, expansive COs stateroom. The Captain's stateroom is featured close to the bridge in favor of quick access. As a note. The Senior Medical Officer and Chief Engineer will have quarters options that are closer to their operational spaces (The Medical Bay - Perception features a full medical center - and Main Engineering). 

Forward of the Captain's stateroom is the Deck 1/2 Atmospheric monitoring and equipment station. These will include variable atmosphere processing units for different species that will occupy private spaces. Forward of that are turbo lifts as well as the Upper turbo lift maintenance bay. Forward of this space is the Main Computer Data Trunk with the main computer diagnostic station (upper). Flanking these spaces are private labs for senior officers and their research pursuits. Deck 2 really is meant to be a private place for Senior Officers and the rest of the ship's Officer contingency. 

Random Musings
-The Darker Corridor spaces are Jeffries tubes and usually occupy spaces that can't accommodate full height corridors. 
-The corridors on either side of the extreme flanks of Deck 1 and Deck 2 are Phaser Maintenance areas. 
-Transporters will start on Deck 3. 


So what do you think? What features do you like? What features need more explanation? What do you want to see more of or less of in the future? What questions do you have. As always I look forward to your feedback!
Coming in 2018 - An Early Peek
So its been a while since I posted so I wanted to give you guys an early peek at what I am working on next. 

An update to my 2015-2016 work on Perception, I am currently doing a refresh that includes comprehensive deck plans. Interestingly, this time I am trying to match deck plans to surface windows/details 1 for 1. This is going to be a long project but I'm having a blast with it already being able to peel back the hull and look inside. I'm always looking for feedback on the design and balancing so fire away.
Ronin Ams RA3X Series
The Ronin Arms RA3X series is a set of conventional, chemical weapons developed by Ronin Arms for the Alliance Navy.

Unlike the larger RA53, the RA3X fires a chemically propelled 10mm projectile. A bullpup configuration improved barrel length and weapon stability>

Pictured are the RA30 Battle Rifle (top) and RA31 Submachine Gun (bottom).
Ronin Arms RA53A
An improved variant of the RA53, the RA53A reduced the body length of the rifle thanks to improved efficiency in the firing coils as well as lower friction nano firing rails. Additionally, a redesigned clip assembly is more efficient while also sporting an easier grip and easier to identify loading direction. 

Would you be interested in a limited run CoM Poster Map for $30USD (Plus Shipping). Maps would be signed and numbered as well as marked as "First Edition" in the first order batch. 

48 deviants said Yes
18 deviants said No


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Nyewbee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Might I ask where/how you get your inspiration for your ship designs? I absolutely love all of them! They look like something you would see in a movie/video game!
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate! I get my inspiration from all over. Its sort of a hodge podge of all the scifi I love.
RedRich1917 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
I really like your sci-fi ships, really cool designs.
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Sorry for the late reply!
RedRich1917 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
You're most welcome.
ActionMechNow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
I have a question, are any of your designs open for public use? Like in an Forum hosted Post-By-Post RPG? I see you have decommissioned works that have been posted but don't seem like they are official, would those be alright to pick at?
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry. All my designs are copyrighted under Chronicles of Man and aren't available for public use. Have fun with your RPG. 
ActionMechNow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Alright. Be nice if someone could point me in the direction of someone who does commissions or has allowed public uses of their works? Its quite difficult to find such permissions.
Peebo-Thuhlu Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2017
Hey CM. :)

Try this artist perhaps ActionMechNow?


Much cheers
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Man I'm telling you, it's killing me not being able to get commissions from you...
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