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Saber Prep in Titan Hangar by AriochIV Saber Prep in Titan Hangar by AriochIV
An illustration commission for Brandon Fortino's Time of the Titans, depicting the ventral hangar of the same vessel shown in this poster.
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wingsofwrath 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the fact the hangar is arranged logically for acceleration, rather than the way most science fiction shows and movies do it.
Also, I really enjoy the space/atmospheric fighter design and your attention to detail, such as wingtip RCS and the variety of service trolleys.
cjcheung1999 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
I like this design too, but you must realise that acceleration due to gravity is moot in space, unless in atmosphere. Also, the orientation of the landing pads relative to the horizontal axis of the ship could become problematic to rookie pilots. And also, how come the fighter design seems to rely on control surfaces when there is no air in space, rather than directional thrusters?
wingsofwrath 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Obviously, but I think it's clear that if the lifts/pads are arranged this way it's only because all the decks are as well, and those are pressurized and are the ones that matter, anyway...

I think you're wrong, you're still thinking in terms of conventional flight.  I am pretty sure docking in space is much, much easier than landing on an aircraft carrier in atmosphere, no matter the orientation of the landing pad - you only need to match speed with the spaceship outside of the bay, then use your thrusters to swivel round so that your nose points towards the bay (or your tail, or sideways,  really doesn't matter as long as your belly is parallel with the pad). Since this is space, you will still be going the same way and with the same speed, no matter which way you're facing (in essence remaining motionless relative to the carrier), so now you only need a gentle push towards the bay with the thrusters, then a quick burst the other way to slow down again, and you're home free.

And yet, I was just commenting on the fact the RCS (Reaction Control System, i.e., thrusters) is highly conspicuous if you know what to look for. Just look at the wingtips, in between the two tails and on the nose, below and in front of the cockpit - see those suspicious small oblong things? Those are the thruster ports.

This is obviously a dual space/atmosphere design ("spaceplane", colloquially) like the real life Lockheed NF-104A, the Space Shuttle, Buran, Boeing X-37, etc. so it has to have conventional controls as well. it's just that those are a lot more visible than the thrusters.

On the other hand, I am just noticing a minor goof - why is there a red light on the starboard wingtip? It should have been green...
cjcheung1999 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
wait, but are you also saying that the decks are oriented vertically relative to the direction of travel by the ship? that would be highly illogical.
cjcheung1999 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
thnx for the opinion. its always pleasant to discuss something with someone who actually knows what your talking about.
Athane Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Also helped me visualize an idea I had for a station
Sorry everyone! If you have any questions about Time of the Titans please feel free to message me and I will do my best to answer. I'm working on some mixed media projects right now. 
Valhalla-Studios Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will there be cheese?
CrimsonFALKE Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find anything on this comic 
AriochIV Nov 12, 2013   Digital Artist
It's not a comic. Brandon commissioned these conceptual illustrations for his story idea, but I don't think he's started writing it yet.
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