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Bienfaiteur-class battleship by JanBoruta Bienfaiteur-class battleship by JanBoruta
Although the French built Le Petit Sol, they didn't engage in the Martian conflict after its colonisation, neither they forgot about the Navy. What is significant, they were the second nation, after the British, to succeed in space travel. The French have strong and modern space navy, consisting of few dozens of large battleships and an armada of lighter vessels.

The ship shown here, Audacieux, ("Daring") is one of the largest French battleships of Bienfaiteur-class. She may be considered ugly or bizarre, but she sports thick armour and maintains enourmous firepower. The armament (in basic version) consists of four torpedo launchers, three heavy gun turrets, seventeen medium single-gun turrets (twelve in side sponsons, five in the front part of the hull), four small-calibre gun turrets on the deck and seventeen flak turrets. However, the Audacieux has been modified and was fitted with a heavy turret armed with two heavy siege guns, basically designed for land forces for crushing thick walls of European fortresses. It is aided by a single flak turret. Such modification made the ship much slower, but it is now known for being invincible in combat (well, almost).

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This is a concept made just for fun, and to supplement the space-steampunk universe of me and ~Kaiser-Conti.

Drawn today at school (about 2 hours) and refined at home (1 more hour). HB and 2B mechanical pencils.

Enjoy!
Tom :D

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EDIT (12-06-2007): After receiving some critique I changed the prow of the ship and removed one of the turrets on the ventral side of the hull. I hope it looks much more decent now. :)
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:iconjohndoe10001:
JohnDoe10001 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Because, in steampunk, there is no such thing as too many cannons. :P

Awesomeness. All of this steampunk is so great, I think the next story I write is going to be set in steampunk...
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armorhide406 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Space steampunk, eh? BrillianT!
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EddyVance Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Oh no! I don't want the bussiness end of that thing near my ship.
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EddyVance Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Oh no! I don't want the bussiness end of that thing near my ship.
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Jonatan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
I love the 'traditional battleship in space' concept. It's the way battleships should look like. :)

*faved*
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Rushlord Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Yeah this is what I call a battleship.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student General Artist
But the previous ones are IMHO better... :)
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:iconkodyyoung:
KodyYoung Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job on the ship and story bit =D
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Student General Artist
Mwahwahaha, thanks :fuzzydemon:
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:iconswfan6429:
SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
*gulps* That's a whole lot of guns....

....is America in space.....or is my country gone?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Student General Artist
There is America, but I don't know if they'll be included in the plot. Remember that in XIXth century the USA was quite isolationistic.

There's a Yank Montana-class Yankee cruiser somwhere in my gallery...
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:iconswfan6429:
SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
*Goes through your gallery*
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Student General Artist
And and and?
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:iconswfan6429:
SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
...and I found it....

...you got some pretty neat stuff.....I should check more of it out....
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:iconrtjdudek:
RTJDudek Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
To się nazywa porządny pancernik - na Bismarcka jak znalazł ^^
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
nom do zwiewania przed nim jak znalazł :D "-kapitanie niemiecki okręt przed nami!
-zatem wiw le frąąąs! odwróot odwróot!" :D :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
no od razu lepiej ! teraz ma taki "topornawy" rys właściwy drednotom ...tera to nawet fawnąć sie da! nie chciało mi się szukać po komentarzach i wciskać reply wiec pisze se nowego komenta i spamuje ;P
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Student General Artist
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
ja to wogóle mr dobra rada jestem nie wiedziałeś ? :P

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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Student General Artist
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
herbaty? :P
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Student General Artist
Tak, ale bez herbaty.
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
ile słodzisz ?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Student General Artist
Zwykle dwie łyżki stołowe, ale czasem mi się z cukiernicy rozsypie.
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Agressor3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
nie za dużo tych dział??
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Student General Artist
Nie, skądże :P
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:iconnothinghappened:
nothinghappened Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
mam zrabany full view i nie widze... no ale chyba fajne xD
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Student General Artist
LOL :P
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loginLudaa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
mnie tak zastanawia ...czy jak te stateczki Twoje wszystkie zaczna sie strzelac bedzie widac jakies bliski na niebie z mojego balkonu?? :P
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Hmm, patrz w stronę Marsa. Chociaż czasem zdarzają się potyczki w oklicach księżycowych baz, albo w połowie drogi Ziemia-Księżyc. Tak czy siak, błyski sa trochę małe, więc potrzeba przynajmniej lunety. :P

A tak poza tym to zgodnie z naszym uniwersum, stateczki się strzelały jakieś 120 lat temu :D
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loginLudaa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
uuu to wtedy jeszcze nie mialem balkonu :P
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student Digital Artist
guns guns guns guns guns guns... so man guns...
oh ya, good job
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
It's not so really overarmed... Thanks :D
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:iconk-zaitsev:
K-Zaitsev Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Jedna myśl mi przychodzi do głowy... JEŻYK! Cała linia Maginota nie miała tylu dział. Co nie umniejsza faktu, że bajerancko to wygląda!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Bum, blam, jebudu. :P Dzięki :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
hmmm to ja sie troche wyłamie, technicznie jak (prawie) zawsze bez zarzutu, przeładowanie dzialami nie razi wcale (te takie kanciate pierdółki w których są zamocowane armatki burtowe to bardzo ladnie wyglada jak sie przyjrzeć :3 ) ale...za krótki przóóóód ...sama nadbudówka za wysoka mi się raczej nie wydaje ale w połaczeniu z tym krótkaśnym dziobem to tak nieciekawie jak na batylszypa (może przez to moje uwielbienie dla starych zdjęć z pancernikami i inszymi to i mam takie "realistyczne" zboczenia) ...cięzki krążownik jeszcze by uszedł ale za duzo dział :P ogólem źle nie jest , najwyżej viribus unitis i tegethoff się nim zajmą ;)

a właśnie oglądałeś może kiedykolwiek "fort saganne" z depardieu? wczoraj leciał o 23.30 i oglądałem do 2.20 :P ..ja pierdziele jak na 180 minut pozornie blahej akcji to wciągnał niemiłosiernie... i jaka lutowanka :3 zero monumentalizmu , było "kameralnie" na około 200 ludzi ale efekt fenomenalny...zatem niedługo pojawią się u mnie francuskie wojska kolonialne >:3 oczywiście jak skończe ten wasz portray a wogóle motywacji nie mam :-/ no i hms agincourt czeka na mnie ...ehh...
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
No dziób chciałem zrobić taki krótki jak teraz... Może wyszło trochę inaczej niż w zamyśle, ale tak jakoś teraz mi się zaczął ten pancerniczek podobać (przy rysowaniu w ogólne nie miałem przekonania czy okręt będzie miał "duszę" :P)

A niestety nie oglądałem, ale skoro zachwalasz to pewnie się skuszę... Wakacje blisko i w ogóle. Najfajniejsze jest to, że matematyczka na ostatni dzień nauki w roku zapowiedziała nam kartkówkę :lol:
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
hmm co do dziobu to daloby się go uratowac mym zdaniem gdybyś łuk dziobu zrobił nie jak u bismarcka np, gdzie ten łuk jest "do środka okrętu" [link] a tak jak pierwej było we statkach czyli łuk "od środka" [link]

co do filmu to polecam fakt ...zero nudy przez 3 godziny (i to przy dośc późnawej porze ) , mimo ze depardieu chodzi po pustyni duma jego kumpel gra na wiolonczeli dumają ...rzadko mi sie takie cos zdarza... no i tematyka: kolonizacja i zadymka na saharze ;)
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Uczciwie próbowałem zrobić dziób tak, jak teraz radzisz, ale jakoś mi nie przypasowało. Chociaż jeszcze nie jest za późno na poprawki :P Spróbuję coś zrobić, może się uda... A może kolana.

Noo, pustynne klimaty to jest coś :D (sentyment do historii zmagań Afrika Korps i 6. armii Montyego... :P)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
monty czasem 8 nie dowodził ? :P
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Student General Artist
A pieprzyć, gorąco dzisiaj :P
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
hmm u nas duszno :P na jedno w sumie wychodzi
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Tja, było tak gorąco że nasza historyczka dzisiaj uznała Kazimierza Wielkiego za syna Jagiełły, ale to szczegół... :P
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xeoram Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Really neat as ever. Go steampunk.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Thanks. I'm gonna make some more.
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAH STUPID NET!! i hope i can comment now.... i love all that artillery!! is a great design, again ^^
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Thanks, mate. I appreciate it :)
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: ^^
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
The thing that makes this ship so deadly though are th flags handing from the bridge :P Nice pciture.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Mighty Standards of Doom! :fuzzydemon: Thanks :D
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