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Karakian Sand Sailer by Jarndahusky Karakian Sand Sailer by Jarndahusky
In the history of the Kushan, they lived on a desert world. The sand was their lives, while they still hid themselves in the polar regions of their world Karak. Though, they traveled the sands, Three masted vessels carried by the wind.

This is my concept of one of those Karakian Sand Sailers.

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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea. :D

However, you might want to detail the rear and front of the vessel a little more like a stylized sailboat. The front looks pretty good, but the forms on the bottom look a little too industrial for ancient Kushan sandsailing tech to me. :shrug:

But the multiple angled sails are a fantastic concept! :thumbsup: I also like the idea of the rigging, and the setup of the masts. Perhaps arranging the masts in a more diagonal row to the ship might be practical for rigging and the like, though?
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Jarndahusky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lack of detailing is contributed mostly to the fact that this is just a concept model. On the Sierra Homeworld Forums we had a converation of just what the Kharakian sand sailers might have looked like. This was my contribution to that discussion. The two round things are large water Tanks. That was at the suggestion of another formumnite that these tanks would act as air conditioner's/ heaters. Since Kharak is a desert world, it would simulate what we know of deserts pretty well. At nights it gets really cold, and the days very hot. During the Day the water would heat up and supply heat for a good portion of the night. At night it cools off and the water acts as a cooler for the day.

I am curious though as what you mean by making a diagonal row with the masts. I am not familar with much in the way of nautical matters, such as mast arrangements and the sort.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I\'m not terribly familiar either, but I\'d think putting three masts in a row might mess up the windstream going past the boat, and possibly cause turbulence from the air going between the masts.

Look at your sandsailer from above in your head, and notice that the masts are basically set in a horizontal row across the deck. Shift one mast on the far right or left, ahead, and its opposite on the far right or left, back. You\'ll get a diagonal row of masts that might a) make it easier to sort out the rigging for the sails and b) possibly reduce any air turbulence caused by the masts themselves.

I love your idea of a water tank/conditioner system. Very practical, even for that era. I remember reading stuff about the technology around at the time of the Taj Mahal\'s construction, and one thing that came up was the Mughals and Islamic dynasties had a talent for using water as a natural air conditioner in a very hot climate. (The region the Mahal is in, I believe, is pretty arid?) So the buildings would stay cool, with absolutely no electricity applied. As for containment and construction systems, considering they didn\'t have much wood to work with on a desert world...I\'d imagine the technology for creating concrete and ceramics got a start much earlier on Kharak than they would\'ve on earth.

Hmm, Sierra had Homeworld forums? :O_o: I\'m only on relic\'s HW forums these days. That and the fanfic/art galleries there. Are those forums you\'re at still running, or did Sierra take them down?
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Jarndahusky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, the Forums are there, and still are there. I can't vouche for the activity of the other forums, but there is still life in the classic homeworld forums, which is where I wander around. You can find them here: [link]

The concept of the masts is an interesting one. While it isn't a project I anticipate continuing, it does make me wonder how the sail system would be set up then. I'm one to make symetrical craft, simply cause I love balance.

The water tank idea wasn't my idea, but it was an intersting one at that though. I don't want to take credit for that. I just made a few cylinders and truncated cones and called them water tanks :P
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. :D I bookmarked the forums, so thanks for the heads up. :D
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Jarndahusky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs ^.^
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