Science Fiction Art by David C. Mueller / dcmstarships

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Assorted Space Battleship Projects

Star Battleship Gewaltikh


Star Battleship Gewaltikh is my version of the classic science-fiction archetype of the mile-long space battleship. While not meant to be a Star Wars vessel, the design has plenty of features that represent its Star Wars heritage. Star Battleship Gewaltikh is one of the most detailed models I have done. No  textures were used, all detailing is modeled in 3D. The primary design influence for this design is the Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars.

Star Dreadnought Verzetoy

Star Dreadnought Verzetoy is my version of the Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars. I do not see my design as being part of the Star Wars universe, but rather from an alternate universe where the titanic vessel is the largest capital ship in the United Galactic Republic starfleet.  Like my earlier Star Battleship Gewaltikh project, Star Dreadnought Verzetoy is one of the most detailed models I have done. No textures were used, all detailing is modeled in 3D. Unlike Battleship Gewaltikh, the detailing on Star Dreadnought Verzetoy was done almost completely from scratch. Only some detailing trim along the edges of the upper and lower surfaces of the main hull were borrowed from a 3D CGI model by another artist.  The style of detailing used is heavily influenced by a 22″ / 57 cm long paperboard miniature I built as a teenager in the early 1980’s. If Star Dreadnought Verzetoy were itself made into a paperboard miniature, it would be about 36″ / 100 cm long.

Star Battleship Derzarkia

Star Battleship Derzarkia uses the same basic design as Star Battleship Gewaltikh. The Derzarkia is done in the style of the computer game HomeWorld. Unlike Star Battleship Gewaltikh that uses no textures for detailing, most of the detailing on the Derzarkia is done by texturing.  The textures are pulled from those used on various Hiigarian ships from HomeWorld. The primary design influence for this design is the Hiigarian Battlecruiser from HomeWorld.

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