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EVE Online - HELLBORE
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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's avatar
honestly looks more like a station then a ship. But looks cool.
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DouglasShuler|Professional Digital Artist
I modelled it in haste. I've made a much cooler version since.
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CommanderA9's avatar
Interesting design. :)

They're actually making a dedicated mining frigate now.
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El-Jorro's avatar
Like the asymmetry of it
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Karald's avatar
cool ship
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brewski2444's avatar
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...
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RockBarnes's avatar
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...
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brewski2444's avatar
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...
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toddworld|Professional Digital Artist
Very cool. Good stuff man. What are you using for modeling again?
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DouglasShuler|Professional Digital Artist
I model in Maya, given the choice. I can use Max, but I'm not very fluent with it.
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Apache111|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
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DouglasShuler|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.
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Apache111|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
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ZeroPointField|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.
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DouglasShuler|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.
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ZeroPointField|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.
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very original, their are some very good concepts and this is one of them.
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DouglasShuler|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.
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coll stuff. good concept and presentation.
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dalantech|Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work!
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VileYonderboy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss EVE some days! Great design!
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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.
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Katahu|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.
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Apocaron's avatar
Great concept!
Next ship of "I-must-have" category!
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