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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.

Armament:

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

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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.

Enjoy!
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.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
What's the difference?
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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
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional 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.
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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...
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demolka Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
no no niezły okręt :)
w szczególności podoba mi sie ten nitowany pancerz :D
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Dziękować :)
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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 :)
-Shin
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional 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 :)
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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
-Shin
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A-Teivos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Student Interface Designer
I'd say this ship looks way more futuristic than all others you have made yet :P
Even if it... shouldnt?
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
It shouldn't indeed. I'm going to do some frigates and cruisers.
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Odyseusz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
W takim razie Jan to spadnie do... góry? :D Nie znam się na tych sprawach za bardzo akurat.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nigdzie nie spadnie bo w kosmosie nie ma grawitacji, Gawd dammit :P I używaj przycisku "Reply" bo się burdel robi :P
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podliver Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
great detail :thumbsup:
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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SteinWill Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha now that's a spacebattleship! =D
" The Liverpool-class" somthing tells me you're NOT talking about the football team Liverpool! =P
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nope, but Liverpool is one of my favourite footbal teams :P
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SteinWill Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH HA! so in the future Liverpool builds a massive space battleship to finally chrush Man United! ;P
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sort of :P
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xeoram Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Swanky as hell.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yesssss i like this thing ^^ small, but very well armed !!
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think I overarmed it :P Thanks! ^^
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jajajajajajaja MORE WEAPONS! XDDDDDD
your welcome ^^
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Odyseusz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Mam dziwne wrażenie, że ten okręt ma zbyt ciężkie uzbrojenie w stosunku do kadłubu, wygląda tak jakby miał zaraz w dół spaść :w00t!: Ale i tak fajny projekt ;)
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
W kosmosie góra i dół nie grają roli :P

Dziękować :P
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Daniel-Gleebits Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! We have our own space navy! I have the same concept of thought in my fan-fiction about us having a space navy, however we have dimension technology with it.
Still, that's impressive

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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Space ships in the future is a plain idea, space ships in the past - woohoo, that's something interesting (that's how do think). Thanks for commenting.

Rule Britannia! :salute:
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Daniel-Gleebits Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Mine is set in the present age, iron clad space ships, that is an interestign idea, and of course back then we commanded the finest navy in the world. Not too sound cocky or arrogant, but I am particurally patriotic to England.

:flaguk::salute:
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Detail is up to the usual excellent standard!
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
If so, imagine what I should do to call it "unusual"? :P

Thanks :)
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well...you produce extraordinary art all the time :)
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Thyself Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what that looks like? The American Civil War Ironclads. Is that where you got the idea? Yes or no its still a terrific design.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
The answer is YES, I this is based on American Ironclads :P Thanks for your comment :)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
hmmm...mi tak troche te bajery się gryzą z tym przestarzałym kształtem kadłuba...wogól jakis taki mały...ja kciem drednotyyy :(
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Będą, będą tylko muszę sobie poczytać jeszcze trochę o drednotach i predrednotach :P
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
po co o przeddrednotach .... :P ani to ładne ani majestatyczne... :P kategorycznie życzę sobie fregaty... albo lekkiego krążownika ! :P
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