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HF 16 Scarab Heavy Fighter by BenWootten HF 16 Scarab Heavy Fighter by BenWootten
Doodle of a weekend. By doodle I mean just for me not a commission.

Chunky, well armoured fighter.
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draenei-friend Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one hot doodle! :iconiheartitplz:
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work here! :)
Featured here for reference:
preparefordescent.com :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers dude!
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zaknathein Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Solid ship concept right there.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Solid is good;)
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
This is very cool :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Likewise :)
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GradyLorenzo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
LATIAS!!!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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green6644 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Looks like something from Supreme Commander on the Cybran's side.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am not familiar with that, make have to check it out
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:iconjeroenbrugman:
jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Instectlike. It has that Starjammer feel to it
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Krcmar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Homeworld?
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:iconsoler7:
soler7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
wow !
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks!
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:iconmcsnarkerson:
McSnarkerson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I miss HW
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too!!!!
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Andywerk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Nice
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers dude:)
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AutarchFinwe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
i really like it, a beautiful taiiden design, and the scale is huge, i never truly tougth about that, 10/10 from this pic alone.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love Home World, this is my homage to it:)
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:iconlegendmir:
Legendmir Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
awesome!
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:iconlegendmir:
Legendmir Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
awesome!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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ToolB0X Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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SuperFrodo95 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
The Taiidan called, they said they want their fighter back.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They can have it back, hopefully improved a little;)
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hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hi Ben, lost track of it, but have found it again.
Faved ...
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:) Love HW
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dactilardesign Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Homeworld came to my mind instantly.
Absolutelly awesome concept.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love those games!!!!
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm definitely digging the design, what with blending a geometric design with organic curves, but one has to wonder: what are the wings for?
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hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I've enjoyed the sensors on the nose and the "marine horse"/nautilux appeal of the cabin.
Some remembered HW and I've remembered Yamato (fins!), but much more evolved.
Excelent!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the Yamato stuff, subconsciously that did influence me in this one.

Stoked you like it
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kbmxpxfan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
HA! Doodle he says. Very nice work.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome! When first I saw it I assumed its based on the Homeworld Universe? .. ah just noticed all the other Homeworld comments below =) Anyway - AWESOME! Will we ever be blessed with Homeworld 3 I wonder.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would love HomeWorld 3.

I was certainly influenced by HomeWorld for this design
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cute fighter design- it looks like a big beetle!! It reminds me of a gunboat more than a fighter, though.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks:) It is a chunky fighter, more of a strike craft, fighter/bomber.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Well armoured"... except for that window on the front! Even supposing it's made of deposited-film diamond allotrope sandwiched between transparent aluminum mylar layers with nano-scale reactive gold spiral structures suspended in aero-gel inserts... it's still gotta be a "softer" target than the actual armour. And it's high albedo with arrows pointing right at it! It's like you're trying to get the pilot killed! A better name would be the "Uriah" :D

But seriously, I love it. It just annoys me to see windows on armoured vehicles... it's such a weakpoint... that's why real armoured vehicles don't have windows, but rely on sensors and tiny well-armored slits for use with the Mk1 eyeball (which is already useless on the modern armored battlefield, even more useless in aerial combat, and would be absolutely useless in any kind of space combat).

What kind of engines and armament does it carry? And how does it develop lift? The design is clearly streamlined, and there are wings all over it... and that says 'atmospheric'... but the wings are all stabilizers and control surfaces (which once again, only serve a purpose in atmosphere)... and it's not a lifting body design. It almost looks like it could have exo-atmospheric capabilities... except it isn't large enough to carry the reaction mass necessary to break orbit and then do any kind of useful maneuvering and then do a powered de-orbit (even assuming fusion engines and dual atmospheric gas/internal stores reaction systems). Also, there are no obvious RCS thrusters... not that RCS have to be obvious or anything. All of which makes me think it's a pure air-breathing atmospheric fighter. But if it is a spacecraft... where's all the reaction mass go??? Even if it's 'just' leaving a carrier or base, maneuvering, and returning home it'd require a lot of mass to 'delta' its considerable 'v'.

Of course, if it's got a He3 fusion reactor, and is using the waste heat to crack H atoms into protons and electrons, then accelerating those particles via extremely efficient dual ion drives... it could carry enough reactant to get up to a respectable speed, do some combat maneuvers, and RTB without "refueling" (really re-reactant massing). But I'd expect that the base or carrier would need to have some system to 'catch' craft that had used too much reactant and could not maneuver into a "landing' configuration (whatever that might be).

But it's wildly possible I'm over thinking this! So: Cool design, it's cute! :D
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Cromagblack6 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
The Taiidani Empire will rise again
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dactilardesign Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They will my friend, they will.
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danarogon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Homeworld is awsome!
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AleksanderK-47 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome! You call this a doodle? It reminds me a lot of Homeworld, good times.
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salsathegeek Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. A fan of Homeworld?
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MrPowell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Dude... I do 3d scifi models and if I had more images and the specs for this I'd totally make a model of it (Ever feel like doing a set of orthographic projections?).
Know what you mean by sketching though. I've come up with some nice design's just by screwing around and taking a bit of this and a bit of that, and throwing them together.
Very nice and I have to admire the sheer artistry shown here.
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