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February 18, 2007
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Liverpool-class ironclad by JanBoruta Liverpool-class ironclad by JanBoruta
This is the very first type of Royal Navy space ships. The Liverpool-class ironclads fought with Prussian pre-dreadnoughts to achieve domination in the close orbit. Now, in the age of space dreadnoughts and advanced battleships, they serve as a reserve in Royal Navy defences and protect a forgotten British lunar base.


-three heavy (10-inch) twin gun turrets
-three flak (3-inch) turrets
-two early torpedo launchers


I wanted to show something pre-dreadnought. I've chosen an ironclad gunship, because it looks quite interesting. This drawing took me about one hour.

Used HB mechanical pencil.

Tom :D
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ErasmusEE Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Just in case you do another, the turret are labeled A, B, etc.
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Student General Artist
What's the difference?
DoctorGurgul Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Everything is by far more than fine. But a little suggestion: these two upper turrets could be replaced by a single, solid one, armed with far heavier weapons- I'm not an engineering expert, but it could simplify all the design
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Student General Artist
Yeah, it would. But then the ship would be very vulnerable to attack from behind of that turret. Smaller weapons in greater quantity are always better than a single BFG.
CosmOSmocker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
clear as ice. but then, a good set of guns all round with one BFG on a tactical position...^^ don't mean a 500mm bastard, but a single barrel 400, mixed with two 240's...
demolka Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
no no niezły okręt :)
w szczególności podoba mi sie ten nitowany pancerz :D
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Student General Artist
Dziękować :)
ShinjiHikari Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Student
Very cool, I like this mix of a futuristic and an old Galleon ship to make this new sci-fi style battleship, a very original idea :D
I personally like how you have added new modern arms such as the canons and armour plates, but kept the old traditional kind of sail and, if I’m not mistaken, even the engine looks rather old and out of date. Very well done mate, keep up the good work :)
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Student General Artist
It's not a galleon, the XIX-century coal-powered ironclads and battleships had masts but they weren't used to support sails. But yes, this is a connection of XIX and XX-century technology with some sci-fi included. When I was drawing the engine I thought about a steam engine chimney, like in Stephenson's Rocket. Thanks for the comment :)
ShinjiHikari Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Student
Ahk, sorry, my mistake, I’m not that knowledgeable when it comes to old ships :) it is still a pretty cool pic mate, you did a good job on it.
Its my pleasure :D
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