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Mothership by bhippy Mothership by bhippy
This I did as a front cover of a book a friend of mine is writing.
The ship is, basically, a 12 km long mothership that drops off a massive terraforming/power-station ship at each planet it visits. The mothership travels a figure of eight course, through the galaxy, dropping off fourteen of these dropships. So, by the time the mothership gets back to the first planet it visited, the dropship would have completed the terraforming process and started generating enough power to run the planet.
Or at least that’s the theory.
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LiamKerrington Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Much appreciated. It looks very amazing. Is this ship thought to be a generations-ship? Or does it use FTL?
bhippy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The ship travels at close to light speed. This is so the crew can drop off a terraforming ship, let it do it's thing for a few hundred years (normal time), and then, according to relativity, come back a couple of years later (ship time) to find a fully terraformed planet.

thanks for the favs
ClifBar132 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Damned beautiful design and concept. Is this meant to be an Earth ship or is it alien in origin?
bhippy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is an Earth Ship, sent out to terraform fourteen planets for an overpopulated human race.
Glad you like it. :)
Seductivpancakes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
A interesting design for a mother ship.
kstill93 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Very cool concept!
bhippy Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
and thanks for the fav.
Lykanth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
this ship is from X3 Terran Conflict

^^ i love thsi game
bhippy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure I know what you're talking about. I've never played the game and in fact your statement concerned me enough to trowl through the ship catalogue for that game to make sure there were no copyright issues. None of their ships look like mine, so thanks for the comment but please, in future, don't tell an artist their original work is copied from a game unless you are absolutly sure.
I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm having a go at you, I'm not. It's just that sort of statement can be insulting to most artists.

Once again thanks for the comment and sorry about the hard nosed answer.
Lykanth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
They have misunderstood me ^^.
I wanted to point only to him blamed they last a player of this play.
I have to criticise nothing at the picture I find it very good.
But it just looks similar to a ship from aforesaid play alarmingly (what is, however, nobody problem).

Excuse my Englisch is very bad.
And I repeat, it should be no reproach.
I find this very impressive, the more because I them believe them this never play played.

Good Work^-^
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