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Youshu Escort Frigate by Shimmering-Sword Youshu Escort Frigate by Shimmering-Sword
I've started switching more of my patreon artwork over to public view now that I have a steady stream of new work posting there, so I've got a batch of stuff to post here again.

This one is a simple escort frigate in use by Youshu naval forces.
Its long range capabilities are limited with only two modest forward guns, but two turrets of paired coilguns and a generous spread of 5 CIWS turrets make for great defensive fire combined with good maneuverability.
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:icongromgorefiend:
Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner May 27, 2019
I like this ship , its very cool.
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exWrangler Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Pretty nifty design! Did the sponsor did plans for this drawing for you for a game or a novel?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Just goes into my own story.
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
love the triangular plating on the side hull.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, trying to break it up a little.
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:iconspacewolflord:
spacewolflord Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
Its a nice design but you have done better.  ;p 
Thank you for sharing.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah not the most exciting for sure. Gotta have a few minimal frills products for the setting though.
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019
In the end, there are always more budget ships then the flashy ones.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool design, loving the colours and patterns. :meow:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
love this. very homeworld feel!:D
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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:iconsulkon88:
Sulkon88 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool stuff. Is this gonna be for a game or you just making kick ass ship designs cause its kick ass? 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Could be a game some day, but for now I just enjoy making nice art.
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AsBeyondSoWithin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
We need way more sci fi warship designs where there are guns located at the bottom of the ship.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Why would we? There was a sudden surge in amount of books, tv shows and games that are aware that space is not two dimensional? Have I missed something recently?
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AsBeyondSoWithin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
It's something that seems weirdly under noticed in a lot of sci-fi. People seem to forget that spaceborne conflict is gonna be fighting from all kinds of angles so it seems to extend from that you'd want more weapons placed at locations that can better cover a wider range of angles rather than everything sitting on the top of a ship. 
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
That topic was already discussed under other Shimmering's piece, a space battle fan art of Perry Rhodan. There a cube spacehip was flying in "wrong direction". Actually it was hard to tell where it was flying. It was supposed to fly corner forward thus turning 50% of it's guns, instead it was -probably- going face forward thus using only 1/6th of it's weapons. But the best one would be platonic solid tetrahedron, 3 sided pyramid with all equal edges. That would mean that at all times it can make bear astonishing 75% of it's weaponry on any target with minor position adjustments.
Obviosly in reality ships would look very different and no one is going to install weaponry and engines on every face/edge. However above mentioned triangular principle is still viable for millitary vessels. Had Shimmering made ship roughly triangular in cross-section, it would have used 3 turrets instead of 2, BUT could always put 2 of them on tracking the same target without any dead zones and needing high depression angles for turret gun barrels. Other problem is probably refusal to mount CIWS on top of already existing turrets like it is usually done with secondary weapons if size allows it. This way their fields of fire aren't involving other turrets of the ship.
But that's me just grasping the straws here:D Shimmering is usually doing quite realistic designs, that's their style after all.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
At least a few of my ships put CIWS on the main guns, but yeah not all. If the captain or a ship AI is given the ability, small angle adjustments can't being most weapons to bear on long ships with a little tilt.
Perfection can be boring at times though :)
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019
ARE?!
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
Playing 2-3 matches as a Vaygr against Hiigaran with above average player seems to cure it easily... after you lose a few battlecruisers due to them being flanked from above or below.
And that's before we enter modding scene that allows things like absolutely free rotation instead of just high degree angling of ships.
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
looks like something from homeworld games
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I like that series.
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
...the homeworldvibe is real ..
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Well, it has one of the most realistic and viable in terms of practical use designs. Sometimes even more then Expanse even(though I can vouch only for the TV show and Donni from the book).
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hadn't seen the Expanse before this, but this ship is pretty much the Rocinante with more gun and armor haha. You certainly don't want to be closing into PDWS range in my setting.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019
YOU?!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
hehe.
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:iconfecler:
fecler Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
yet another impressive space ship. always love it when you make these 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconcanadis:
Canadis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Reminds me of the (marsian) shipdesign of "The Expanse"

Nevertheless: Great work =)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I need to get around to watching that. What I have seen looks good.
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JAV1L15 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
The Homeworld vibes I'm getting from this makes me happy
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Enjoy :)
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Bravo-539 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want one
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Gonna be pricey to ship this ship.
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KeaponLaffin20 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Looks like I think a Black Lion WarShip from BattleTech. Kinda.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Dildo ships!
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KeaponLaffin20 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
That's just wrong. Funny, but wrong.
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kittensareforeating Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Getting a nice homeworld vibe with the colors.
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:iconalansteenhouwer:
Same here. Taiidan Assault Frigate.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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