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Gunstar, 2.0

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Published: April 29, 2012
Okay, confession: I'm a HUGE fan of the movie, "The Last Starfighter." Though I'm sure that wouldn't surprise anyone who knows me and knows the movie.

Thing is, the Star League only had one line of defense: the Gunstar. Sure, it's a great design, but c'mon: a single design for their starfighter corps? I'm no military strategist, but it seems to me that you'd want to have a variety of vehicles to do different things extremely well rather than have a single vehicle than can do a lot of things . . . kinda, sorta well. Hence, I thought it would be cool to show an updgrade to the Gunstar.

This version has a lighter framework at the expense of . . . something or other. I'll leave it to you to come up with that. ;) The open areas are there to give it less air resistance on takeoff, which would save fuel. This design is also good in an atmosphere thanks to the lift derived from the wings and the powerful engines, so it excels in the ground attack realm. This does mean it is weaker than the Mark I Gunstar in construction, but that was considered an acceptable tradeoff.

This design has some Starfury influence, but it's still 100% Gunstar at heart. Hope you like! :D
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GuyvanticHobbyist General Artist
From a fellow fan, sweet design
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
I hope something comes out of that! They've been talking about a sequel for twenty years, and nothing has come of it, but with all the focus on nostalgia these days it would be the perfect time to release one.
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Hey it's nice to hear from you it's been a long while
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't get on DA as much these days because I have been kind of dealing with depression and RL problems (like carpal tunnel preventing me from doing art).
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If it helps just go to the park and lay down I do that sometimes just sit down somewhere and left time pass

as for the carpal tunnel try wearing a brace most of the time I know it sounds odd but from what I hear some artists wear the brace while they draw so that way they just use their fingers instead of the rest of their hands
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
It's not that kind of depression. Laying down actually makes it worse because it gives my mind time to focus on what's wrong and the spiral begins. And I just don't have the inclination to *do* anything.

I wore a brace for months and it didn't help. I'm going to go see a specialist soon, after I get a doctor's appointment made to get the appointment scheduled.
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This is one of my favourite ships. Nice drawing.
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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CaptainLackwitHobbyist General Artist
Whoa.

Just... WHOA.
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