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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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akab20032002 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Great art :D
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  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.
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student 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?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Oops, red light on the wrong wingtip. :D
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student 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.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, that is the whole point!

To quote this excellent website, because of Newton's laws of motion, "under acceleration the ship will seem like it is landed, sitting on its tail fins with the nose pointed straight up" because your inertia will try to keep you still while the spaceship wants to move out from under you, so arranging the decks like floors in a skyscraper rather than the decks of an ocean liner is the best idea. Unfortunately, a lot of sci-fi shows get this wrong, either because they don't care or because it looks "too outlandish". Either that or they just hand wave the issue by having "artificial gravity".

And also, now that I think about it, it doesn't matter wherever you have atmosphere around you or if you're in a stark vacuum, as long as you are inside the ship, you will feel the ship's acceleration as "gravity" pulling your body in the direction of exhaust, that is to say exactly away from where the ship is heading as it is accelerating. At the end of the trip, when it'll be decelerating, the ship will be turned around, pointing it's engines in the direction it's going, so you will still feel "down" is towards the stern of the ship.
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
 i get where you're coming from also, with the decelerating thing, the ship will probably have forward thrusters, so no need to turn around to slow down.
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Artist
thnx for the opinion. its always pleasant to discuss something with someone who actually knows what your talking about.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And if you like space and spaceships, this is a really good resource for any topic you can think of: www.projectrho.com/public_html…
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
thanx!
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Athane Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Also helped me visualize an idea I had for a station
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bfortino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
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. 
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Valhalla-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will there be cheese?
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find anything on this comic 
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AriochIV Featured By Owner 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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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh :icondragonfacepalm: I feel dumb
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very cool! :D
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Shroudeye Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Saber fighter=Su-47 Berkut or X-22? :D

I liked the arrangement of the hangar, it kind of serves as an "Outer circulation"-Maybe civilian ships uses the area as a giant elevator shaft between the levels?

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AriochIV Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Digital Artist
It's kind of the bastard offspring of an Su-47 and a YF-23. :D
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Artist
it looks a bit like a fa 37 talon from Stealth.
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Shroudeye Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely is, and it looks hot. Wanna buy one, so I can fly around the block when I'm bored :D
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
But their are 5 MAC turrets on the top and 5 on the bottom in both picture 4 in the back 1 in the like as the bottom
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
That's true. If I recall, Brandon asked me to add an additional forward turret when I was doing the design. So the total would be 10.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Can you link to your friend?
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Cool...I notice the Titan had several non-Human personnel.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Nice. :) And her support ships and craft?
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templerman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I can see a slight resemblance to the F/A-37 Talon fighter in the movie "STEALTH".
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
The fighter in the foreground is designated "XF-1 Saber." I don't have any information on how many the Titans carry, or what other kind of craft they have (the other small craft seen in the image above were made up by me). Brandon's notes on the Saber:

The XF-1 Saber is the BattleSpace Fighter deployed by the Terrans in combat situations. The term BattleSpace detonates full combat capabilities in both atmosphere and vacuum. Each Saber is powered by a nuclear reactor which is used to heat and ignite atmosphere or hydrogen propellant stored on-board, with an Aerospike exhaust configuration.

Furthermore, the XF-1 Saber features forward swept wings and missile bays blending into the wings to provide protection of ordinance during re-entry as well as to reinforce the wing strength. A computer controlled multi-barrel railgun mounted in a recessed position in the nose (to prevent atmospheric entry damage) serves as a primary armament and makeshift point defense gun.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Can I see?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
This is Brandon's written description:

Titan: The Terrans constructed three massive starships underground, each the size of a city. Each Titan has it's own manufacturing, propulsion, energy, residential, cryogenic suspension, science, weapons, hangar bays and command sections. The Titans were designed for long term space exploration, terraforming and colonization, possibly spanning multiple generations. Crew compliment is 10,000 per Titan, with an additional 250,000 colonists in cryogenic suspension.

Propulsion: The primary form of non-FTL propulsion is provided by extremely large VASIMR engines which emit a distinct purple/blue glow. This thrust is supplemented by large chemical drives burning primarily oxygen and hydrogen for rapid acceleration. Artificial gravity and minor adjustments are provided by soft state gravity drives. Emergency maneuvering is provided by Orion drive fusion devices placed strategically along the hull, which are raised above the armor layers prior to detonation if activated.

FTL propulsion is provided by the displacement drive, which operates under the assumptions the universe functions as a hologram, with modifiable position coordinates for matter. The drive offsets the coordinates, thereby instantaneously transporting the Titan. The drive system requires tremendous amounts of energy and is not applicable to any other Terran or non-Terran ship. In order to provide navigation and position tracking, dimensional phased arrays are located fore and aft, giving the Titans a spiked appearance.

Weapons: Titan weapons were designed with the philosophy of area saturation. Assuming any enemies encountered in space would be more advanced, the Terrans designed the Titans to redefine the word overkill. The Titan's primary weapon system are a series of magnetically accelerated cannons firing heavily armored kinetic rounds with internal propulsion systems for limited acceleration and target tracking. Four turrets are located top, and four bottom, with three cannons per turret. Payload of the projectile ranges from fusion to anti-matter warheads.

The Titans are also fitted with missile silos, with 24 silos top, and 24 silos bottom. Payloads are similar to those of the main MAC armaments. Furthermore, 16 torpedo tubes face forward provide a more heavily armored delivery mechanism compared to the lighter missiles fired from the silos. Area suppression is aided by a series of point defense autocannons and smaller caliber MACs (two per turret) designed to eliminate smaller targets.

Energy Generation: Secondary energy is provided by 12 fusion reactors distributed throughout the ship. Primary power is provided by the infinity core, a contained big bang behind three spinning containment rings. The infinity cores are a result of a failed attempt to create a self sustaining artificial star, resulting in a black hole that was reversed by Andrei. Containment loss of the infinity core could potentially endanger the entire universe. Shutting down the I-Cores safely is a primary goal of the Terrans throughout the book.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
What are the specs on the Titan?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Length: 8 km
Width: 2.5 km
Crew: 10,000
Main Propulsion: 4x VASIMR engines
Secondary Propulation: 10x H2/O2 chemical rockets
Main Armament: 8x triple-mount mass driver turrets, 16x torpedo tubes
Secondary Armament: 48x missile silos, many point-defense turrets
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
What else?
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:iconariochiv:
AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
That's all I have. I did the visual design, but the concept is by Brandon Fortino.
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neiderlaander Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Been a fan of these since the original design ;)
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skfrank Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I'd favorite this thing just for the epic space fighter there, the awesome starships just make it better
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icekatze Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
hi hi

I love it when spaceships go "up," so to speak, and in this case particularly, since it makes the depths of space seem that much more vast and bottomless. If that makes any sense. :)
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, I think the eye reacts more to vertical than horizontal distances.
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ALEKSSANDROS Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sense of huge scale...... :O
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LeElf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome use of perspective in space where there is no up or down. yes, very cool!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really cool, mate. I take it these ships are built like skyscrapers, with the decks perpendicular to the long axis and up is in the direction of travel?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. And yes. I think that probably a realistic configuration, so that you can take advantage of the acceleration provided by the drives to stick you to the floor.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, makes sense.
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archelaian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so deep !
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rebirthofdougler111 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the sense of scale in this picture, you really get the feeling it's inside of a gigantic carrier of some sort! Fantastic work!
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MrAverage Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Which of those panels is the hatch for the astronaut ice cream?

Seriously, though, superb work!

--M
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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
"Are you SURE you packed the space coffee! You forgot it last time?"
"Yes sir, i got the Space Coffee ready"
"Really?"
"Yes really, Space Thermos is there in the cockpit."
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wiledog Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
good job!
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