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Akerbeltz
11-10-2011, 01:53 AM
Meet the Icarus 4000!
Working on the plans for a 50s style rocket ship, should be fun.

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Akerbeltz
11-10-2011, 10:38 AM
Switching concept from blueprints to a magazine spread, still haven't really started with the actual mapping yet.

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Lukc
11-10-2011, 10:46 AM
This looks like a fun idea :) I've always loved 1950s style space-tech.

Tigon
11-10-2011, 02:02 PM
Great start. The tone of the text reminds me of Starship Troopers. "Chased by a bug? No problem with Space Co's TORCH Turbo! Watch as the bug vaporizes in your trail."

Akerbeltz
11-11-2011, 07:28 PM
Got a little work in today.

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EricPoehlsen
11-12-2011, 02:50 AM
Isn't it possible to access engineering somehow during flight?

Akerbeltz
11-12-2011, 09:31 AM
I've yet to draw in the service-bots including DAEDALUS the repair-bot. The human owner would have no reason to access the roasting hot engine compartment, so the elevator doesn't go down there. Maybe there will be some sort of emergency hatch in the cargo deck. I haven't even drawn in the main airlock yet. But more likely I'll be hand-waving most such things as this is meant to be promotional material rather than proper blueprints and is based on nonsense science, ie in reality the ship would probably be like 95% reaction mass with just the nose as living quarters.

furiousuk
11-12-2011, 01:39 PM
Great setting for the map, I like the explanatory text! Suitably cheeky

Gamerprinter
11-12-2011, 01:49 PM
Strange, we had a star system map challenge about two years ago, and I created a supplemental interstellar space craft to fill the map - and I'm pretty sure I called the ship Icarus 4000 (Icarus something anyway) - we seem to have the same wavelength with starship names... LOL.

GP

Akerbeltz
11-12-2011, 02:39 PM
Great minds! That's awesome, my thinking was that Icarus is actually a horribly ironic name for a spaceship. His claim to fame is crashing and dying. It's like naming a line of yachts the Titanic 4000.

ravells
11-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Really Great Retro feel to this one! Loving it!

tilt
11-21-2011, 10:51 AM
hehe, fun idea making it a brochure ;)

Akerbeltz
11-22-2011, 06:58 AM
Yikes deadline fast approaching and I haven't got a whole lot done, time to take this off the back-burner. I put a couple of hours into it today.

Here's the way overdue update.
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ravells
11-22-2011, 07:12 AM
Great Stuff! Glad you came back to this! Small amendment required in the box at the bottom of first page: souffee = soufflé

Akerbeltz
11-22-2011, 07:17 AM
Doh, good catch.

Akerbeltz
11-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Didn't put much time in this week but got a little more work in, don't think I'll finish before the hammer comes down but here's the update.

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