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Star Wars Imperial Drone Superweapon Contest Entry by AdamKop Star Wars Imperial Drone Superweapon Contest Entry by AdamKop
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Bi-weekly Art Jam 4 - Rejected Superweapon Ideas!Third Bi-weekly Art Jam is complete.  Now for the fourth Bi-weekly Art Jam!  

I'm slightly surprised there were not more entries for the OC Art Jam, but no biggie, that's one of those Jams that can come around and be used again.  ^_^

So, onto the next bi-weekly Art Jam!  This one is Rejected Superweapon Ideas!  Perhaps the Sith Empire looked into building a Ugnaught Launcher, but turned it down.  Maybe the Galactic Empire looked into a design for a donut shaped space station instead of a solid sphere.  What about the Rebellion looking into Ewok Glide Drop bombs (the Empir

A weapon made after the destruction of the first Death Star. Vader decided to make something smaller to aid the Imperial Star Destroyers. The idea was abandoned after they proved to be too expensive to protect with a lot of ships due to their relatively small size and no self-defense systems.

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this one is interesting the rounded engine exhaust with a cone coming out like a jet engine only inverted and those vents from the 4 fin like body parts look like its either for engine vents or vents from the super weapon system hard to tell which. those black squares 2 on each side looks to be solar power pannels which is common place in later vehicles in the star wars universe on the tie fighters, wings. also on the weapon point is like the death stars super weapon only reverse is a cool effect. I like the triangle shape that breaks into a quad finned tail for the over all body of the weapon or drone as you put it. imagine a feild of these things that'd be truly evil to thing about. the best part is the blur motion's of the guardian fighters in the background and a enemy fighter trying to stop this thing in the forground is a great way to show action in this shot. I also think the best part is the light blur from the blue glow from the engine and the bright green glow from the tip of the weapon shoing its power. over all very impressive.
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I think I have already seen this one on an other ship designer on DA... But Anyway., the imperial Tie figther on the rigth is your" trade mark", he were making canon designs so I think you are the original designer.
In the Idea is not so stupide. If you look venators they have a similar kind of beam...
That's make it possible to be build in the SW universe.
In the other hand they are too big to be call "drone", and the scenario is not really good because the super laser Mark-I weren't able to target a ship.. and unlike the Mark-II the fire rating was almost of 1H between to shots so, Totaly useless in space battles. There is no something smaller. It's not linked to the death star at all even if it have somekind of "mini superlaser" The sovereigns class and the eclispe super laser were about 10 km and it was a technological wonder !!! This tiny thing will only have the power of an w-165 turbolaser... So usless...

Alway the same for the technique etc... Exept 2/5 things, the ship is not made of multiples durasteel plates... It's mor coherent, We can distinc 6 parts 4 Generators (Energy or shield?) the gun and the engin.
Separatly made.
And there is also this shield effect I remeber the time where we need to see everything in science-fi... Star war don't have the big buble like star trek...
It was only a ray shield and kinetic shield combined in a shield call deflector shield an because that's ray where not in the visible rayonement so nothing to worry about until it come yhea SW ship have no shield blablabla, and there it come this escuse of now when the shield are heat it abord energy to redeflect it in ligth etc etc.. But If you look Episode I The N-1 SHield is invisble and close to the hull and because it waere very powerfull the droïd blaster shots bump on it, but that was because it was too much powerfull for simple rifles... (I like the buble shield in Starfigther games where when you close to the sun the effect is just amazing but that's non canon...)
It's a choice.. But try different shields effects, just try.. To see if it rend good or not...
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MirakulGT Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
this would be interesting if used in a manner similar to the xindi probe from enterprise, jump in, open fire before the defenders figure out what's up, if lucky jump back out. it's an excellent original design, love it.
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant and sensible - a compact planet damager! Oh and I still think your TIEs are way better - and I am a fan of them and Mr MrQuarrie :D
GundamTitans Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
it reminds me a bit of the tholian cruiser.outside of that good job.
AdamKop Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :) Now that I think about it, it does look like a Tholian ship :D I guess it's one of those cases when I don't think about following a certain ship but I did :P
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
HandofManos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it adam! The empire deserves some love :)
AdamKop Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D Long live the Empire ! :P I will surely use this ship in my future renders.
Aseika Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how ironic this is like my alcarain cannon fighters or space mines ;P
AdamKop Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Then they must be good designs :D
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