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m.s.jackson
01-21-2012, 01:31 PM
I made this map for Brave Halfling Publishing last year. Took about a week during my free time and used Fireworks exclusively to create the map. Along with two others, this was included in the boxed set seen here: X-Plorers Box Set (http://bravehalfling.com/page7.html) (and no, not a sales pitch as the box sets have sold out, the publisher posted a video where you can see the map from the box set).

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torstan
01-21-2012, 01:43 PM
It's a stunner. Love the subtle glow on the background - that really pulls it together and gives it some punch.

Immolate
01-21-2012, 02:06 PM
I've never used Fireworks but you've done an outstanding job with it. You obviously have good instincts.

geamon
01-21-2012, 05:16 PM
Definitely, a simple yet beautiful map. I can learn a lot personally in making things simpler and still have a WOW factor.

m.s.jackson
01-21-2012, 05:18 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Brave Halfling recently contacted me about making another map for them, so it looks like I have more to share with you in the near future.

Larb
01-21-2012, 08:30 PM
I look forward to it, that is great stuff. I've been wanting to attempt deckplans myself at some point but I've always been unsure of how to approach them. It's nice to see more spacecraft maps on the forums.

Sapiento
01-22-2012, 03:05 PM
Looks very good.
I think there's a typo in the lower left what should be gravitational rotation.

m.s.jackson
01-22-2012, 07:32 PM
LOL Oh my, you are the first person (out of many, many) who pointed that out!

dangerdog15
01-22-2012, 09:39 PM
The suggestion of objects with the use of grey adds some subtle details. I really like the look of the lab.

m.s.jackson
01-23-2012, 11:36 PM
Thanks, it was quite by accident that I ended up going that direction with the objects.

Lukc
01-24-2012, 03:21 AM
The colours work very well and it's very clear.

Also, another typo: labratory should be laboratory. ;)

RobA
01-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Very very nice!

This is a style I'd like to get into.

-Rob A>

jpvg
03-17-2012, 07:27 AM
I was looking intensely at the design and was wondering if it is slightly inspired by the first alien movie? If that's the case, you've hit it on the nail except for the middle section imo (as in there was no middle section in the movie).

EDIT -> ok yeah, I missed the "Weyland Class" ;) Well done.

m.s.jackson
03-17-2012, 11:10 AM
You are correct. I made this map using the original plans for the Alien set as a rough guide. When researching to start this piece I stumbled upon the original set design for the ship, I really liked the non-linear and angular design (too often in the ship design we see everything boxy and symmetrical). That was something I wanted to emulate in this design and thus the similarity.