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EVE Online - HELLBORE by DouglasShuler EVE Online - HELLBORE by DouglasShuler
I have always been fascinated by the industrial side of EVE's starships. As I mine, I've often wondered how the ore gets from the blasted rock into the ship itself... so I conceived of a massive magnetic field that attracts the pulverized material and draws it into the processor units.

I like the idea of the magnetic field being so powerful that it has to be removed from the living areas of the ship, and that arcs of electricity form along the magnetic field as rock is pulled inside.
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dragonqueen18 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
honestly looks more like a station then a ship. But looks cool.
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I modelled it in haste. I've made a much cooler version since.
CommanderA9 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Interesting design. :)

They're actually making a dedicated mining frigate now.
El-Jorro Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Like the asymmetry of it
Karald Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
cool ship
brewski2444 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Love the design, but hate to break it to you, a magnetic field would pull in bits containing iron, cobalt, or nickel. You are better off equipping with a gravitic beam to suck in the ores...
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Out of curiosity, where do you see a problem with that? Also, it would pull in richer ores of magnetic metals faster, exactly what you need.

Unless you're hunting for more valuable metal. But a gravitic beam would catch anything and you had to sort out the rocks and get rid of them before processing the ores...
brewski2444 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Many heavy Metals (gold, palladium, platinum) etc. require special techniques for extraction...mostly depending on what type of materials you are using for extraction. Most won't work with a magnetic beam...
toddworld Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool. Good stuff man. What are you using for modeling again?
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I model in Maya, given the choice. I can use Max, but I'm not very fluent with it.
Apache111 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I say, this was one of the most original concepts in the whole competition!
I know its a bit late, but still XD

I particularly like how it combines both an industrial look, and that of a luxury hotel XD
Very imaginative.
Another feature that I liked was the arcs of energy that come off the "Asteroid Material Collection Grid".
Very Unique!

All in all, this wouldn't look out of place in EVE XD
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I've considered re-tooling the Hellbore and improving it's design for future EVE contests, if there are any.
Apache111 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem :D
And that sounds like a good idea!!!
Personally, I think it looks great as it is, but then again, there is always room for improvment XD
ZeroPointField Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this design. I especially like how you've blended the industrialized look and feel with the very luxurious looking domiciliary section. I'd love to see more ships this thought out and modeled specifically for their purpose.
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments on the Hellbore. I'm a huge fan of the industrial side of EVE and often dream up designs for new (and more interesting) vessels. Of course, with over 3,000 entries, my chances of seeing my ship in game were small.
ZeroPointField Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and you're welcome. Keep on designing, maybe you'll have one hell of a knock-out design ready the next time something like this comes along.

Hmm. If only there were a way to run a manufacturing corporation in EVE... and you could build whatever you wanted. I'm sure that'd be a runaway mess though.
Murfang Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
very original, their are some very good concepts and this is one of them.
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I was blown away how good some of the entries were. I hope to see more than just the winner's in game.
barcooper Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
coll stuff. good concept and presentation.
dalantech Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work!
VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss EVE some days! Great design!
Ratchman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I like the asymmetry on this design, and it's a good concept. It might need a little refinement to make it click for me, though.
Katahu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a damn great idea you got there. I'm an industrial miner myself in Eve Online and even I didn't think of something like this. However, I can imagine how it could work out for the 0.0 alliances that have strict refining policies. It's more than likely they would allow only certified fleet industrialists (as in most trusted and loyal pilots) to process the ores into materials in a ship like this.

As for the hi-sec mining, it would create a lot of vacancies in the NPC stations if the ship was cheap. For something that size and design, I would probably pay at least 500mil ISK for that. Also, I can imagine the special modules needed for that design. I bet even the mining lasers and strip miners can't fit into that. I also wonder what the bonuses would be. Certainly it would have to involve bonuses for refining the ore on the ship.
Apocaron Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Great concept!
Next ship of "I-must-have" category!
mantasim Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:invisible: + :la: = :heart:
Vapor65 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Yay! Another industrial submission! Eve does need more diversity for the industrial pilots :-) The only thing is the round command bay doesn't match the heavy industrial plant looks as the rest so much to me. If it had that heavy miner look, soething more angular, would be great :)
N-O-B-S Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
That looks absolutely stunning!!!

Two small points of comment though. As a former merchant mariner, I couldn't resist:
1) When drawing in raw material at high speed (strong magnets, right?) the mining bay should be massively armored.
2) If, what I take as being the ship's control center, namely the circular pod on portside, is actually that, the navigation crew will have virtually no view towards starboard.

Aside from that, like I said, stunning artwork! Keep it up!
Vapor65 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Well, one thing kinda interesting about eve storyline, is that a person doesn't use direct visuals to see. One needs to imagine scale. A ship like that is probably over half a km long. The staple for external viewing (player view) is via these camera drone thingys. According to the fluff :-)
MarDun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I love it! I played Eve for a bit and enjoyed the quiet buzz on the mining drills.
HvyPetals Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
good stuff and well presented
Battlehamstergg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I would get one , no question about it . I love the lateral circular bridge . This ship is so beautiful i am almost tempted to not gank it with smartbombs fit bs as i usually do . : )) Seriously , nice ship .
ThorsAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Great looking design bruddah! Looks like ya have it all worked out in concept as well! I have to admit that I am not to knowledgeable with ships and the mechanics of how something like this would operate but I always dig your design work nonetheless!

Best of luck in the contest Doug! I am pulling for ya :)
DesignsByEve Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Cool design hon! Good luck in the contest :hug:
milandare Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Beautiful design! Great name. Looks very practical too. I can't quite tell where the ore gets swallowed up. But the processing center looks very functional.

I guess the extra gun portside of the collection chute is to protect the sensor bridge from wayward ore.
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That's a novel design. :)
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