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Battlestar under fire

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A Battlestar under Cylon fire.
Never like the effects from the new BSG series. These machine gun weapon fire just did not look right. So i made here a more Energy or Plasma like fire.

Rendered in 3d max 10
Background space painted in Paint Shop Pro 7
Post Work in Adobe After Effects CS4
Ship models by Wil Jaspers

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Scattergunsniper's avatar
This actually would have made teh show a lot more intense in the Space Battles.
Imagine if Galactica was from an Era were Energy weapons could only be Ship mounted cause of energy requirements but later on Fighters could use them. After the Exodus from the Cyrannus system, the poor pilots in the Viper Mk II have to fight against Cylon raider blasting out powerful plasma blasts while they only have their 30mm railguns. Sure the Viper Mk VIIs would also have energy weapons, but they were always a rarity for the Galactica especially after Pegasus was lost.

I think in the Battle of the Colony, there ARE Plasma weapons (the large heavy cannons) used by the Colony against Galactica, and she tanks them very well actually. I guess if your armor can tank several Nukes, Plasma can also be managed.
heavenly777protector's avatar
could you do an image of the viper bombers?
heavenly777protector's avatar
And I was wondering if you could do a front view of these new Raiders?
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
I can try. But the Bomber is a very low poly model.
heavenly777protector's avatar
Well I have faith in the Lord's of kobol! So say we all!
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Here are two images of the Bombers:

Bombers over Picon by Euderion Escorting the Bomber by Euderion
heavenly777protector's avatar
I just realized how romulan those Raiders look!
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Ya I found them thanks!
Hordriss's avatar
I found the new series to be written better, with more interesting plots, more engaging characters, more realistic - specifically less jolly in the aftermath of their near extinction, better music and much better acting...

Despite this something always brings me back to the original, there's the more traditional sci-fi elements and sometimes I'm just in the mood for cheesey and camp.

I think by including the more traditional sci-fi weaponry you've opened up the colour and lighting possibilities and it works well with the new series ships, I'll have to look at your other Galactica images.
heavenly777protector's avatar
I think these Raiders almost look like romulan fighters! That aggressive bird like shape and green Lasers like like disruptors.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the new BSG series has better writings, deeper characters and all that. Its brings more the feelings from a race nearly to extinct. The actors are good too.

But as a classic scifi fan who grew up with Flash Gordon, Star Trek, Star Wars and all the other High SciFi series i miss the Energy Weapons, the SciFi Costumes and the cheesy sets. There was this... lets call it "Space Magic" thing with mysterous Aliens, the wonders of Space and all that.
The new BSG was in my eyes just a today military show with some SciFi aspects.
Hordriss's avatar
One problem I have with the new one now which I didn't really miss at first was the engineering and science side of things. How does their FTL drive work and other questions never answered.
wellis's avatar
Too bad the first BSG never explained their stuff either. And always got things confused like galaxy and solar system.
mpz28's avatar
nicely done ;) :D

i watched the first season & about 1/2 the second, just lost interest after that.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
New BSG was okay, but not the best SciFi Series.
Hunter2045's avatar
Nice work.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
LordPaulos's avatar
Very nice
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
LordPaulos's avatar
No problem - it is an awesome piece
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TarienColeHobbyist Writer
I agree. The rail guns were ok for the Vipers, I suppose. Since they were supposed to be from an earlier era. And I admit in my own sci-fi, fighters use rail guns. But then, that's supposed to be a lot nearer to our own time & tech. 
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Myself like the classic Galactica more. They have futuristic uniforms, lasers and some thing. The new series was okay, but they changed too much. And there are too much reminiscent to our own real world. I mean, they fight each others with nukes and something. I think a civilisation who is able to built giant Battlestars, travel fastern than light and colonize new worlds have better technology than simple Nukes.
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TarienColeHobbyist Writer
I agree about liking classic Galactica more. I will disagree about the nukes, as even in the B5 universe, they were still very powerful, even against Shadows, Vorlons, and the Third Space raiders. Heck, in the Honorverse, they're pretty much *always* throwing nukes at each other. 
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