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Suntail

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By Irolan   |   
Published: October 4, 2019
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I wanted to design a ship that looks very alien, and I had this vertical, star-like design in mind. I also wanted to try to work with some greebler plugins and see how they work. This is the result.
For a long time, I wasn't sure about the aft section, until I had the idea to make something like the tail fins of a fish. I added the yellow light out of a whim, liked the idea, and the name "Suntail" was born.

The primary idea is that this ship belongs to an ancient species. Just a few of them are flying around, although nobody knows why. Communication seems impossible - they don't understand it, or they don't care. They also don't care about territories and borders. Some territorial species didn't like that, but quickly learnt to leave them alone, as their energy shields are impenetrable and although they are apparently only armed with two beam turrets, these beams, dubbed "solar lances", ignore shields and can cut through even the thickest armor like a hot knife through butter.
The orb-like turrets will rotate rapidly when active, constantly changing emitters, so they will not fire one coherent beam, but a high frequency pulsed beam, preventing overheating.

Some believe the ship's distinct aesthetics has religious or otherwise symbolic origins.
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Unique and beautiful
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IrolanHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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IrolanHobbyist General Artist
Thanks.