This ship is an example of one of my principles - never give up on your creation, no matter what it looks like. Tired from toilsome work of creating battleships, I tried to make small crusier with anathomy of atritian dragon to show some work with details. As I oversized wings about threefold, result is ... another battleship. So large that I was forced to make it without cannons first, then divide it in two and add all other details then. After all, I was confident that I managed to capture dragon anathomy in this ship, also with furthering Siaron idea without lowering my standards in complexity and compositness. I hope I have lifted them a little bit, also. P.S. Thank You all for Your support, I am glad to be back.
About this creation
Depsite my efforts, computer again messed up the logical order of presentations, so I will need to explain some aspects first. Because of size an amount o detail in this ship, I needed to make three version of this one only with main body of ship and wings, but without cannons, and other two, each for front and back half of ship. This particular series is from first half with cannons, from ventral aspect.
Apect from side. Revealing different proportions and shapes of each thoracic wings. Ship and atritian dragons have six-segmented trunk, with series of triple thorax and triple pelvis, with muscle beteen them serves as a abdomen and contain organs. Three pairs of great wings are following first ones just behind head are folded forward and their function is both to bear and shield head, which contain brain and in dragons and ships is very large. Second pair of wings are perfectly planar and are the largest. They bear the mass of whole thorax and make dragon and ship fly. Their planar layout and massive frame has one reason to bear the heaviest cannons ships primaty weapons. Third pair of wings are folding in sinusoid shape backwards, coverinf both pelvic wings and tain itself, beraing its mass.
First of series about front half of the ship. In contrast to previous images, you can see plenty of cannon towers in shades of gold and green. Green ones are primary, long-ranged weapons to destroy most massive enemy ships from safe distance with its superior range. Their second target are enemy nuclear missles, frequently used against atritians ships. Enemies of atritis use these ultimate weapons frequently, as nothing conventional can destroy atritian battleship. Golden ones are shorter range, rapidly firing laser guns to destroy swarms of fighters, who would try to take advantage of atritians ships compostite designs.
Lateral aspect revealing shape profiles of three pairs of thoracic wings.
Superior apect. It is not superior rightly in anathomic language (I use it as I am a pathologist in real life), all wing sections and trunk segments are attached to trunk by oblique beams, thus they are in sharp angle , so this whole ship could be considered SNOTed. Also, ships bellies are SNOTed, as they are made perpendicular to ships plating. Only not SNOTed areas in ship are head, tail and main skelet.
Nice view on posterior thorcic wings. I tried not to fill them with cannons, as they in my mind help ship to mantain it etherical look.
In contrast to my previous ship, I havent made any interior for this ship, as it would probably interfere with joining mechanism. Standardly in my ships, internal perts of any ship mirror real living creatures as such, in thorax of Siarons are always vital parts like central generators, energy vaults, stasis niches, and everything needed for survival of ship and its crew.
Back half of ship composed of triple pelvis and triple tail. In atritian dragons, pelvic wings are much lesser and much sharp, used for heavy maneuvering, so typical for dragons that are real virtuosos of flying and hovering, and in case of its atritian version also levitating.
Pelvic trunk segments exposed. I used much of contrast to distinguish parts of the ship visually. I am glad that I havent had to compomise my favorite colour scheme.
Pelvic half from anterior aspect. In the middle of violet mass of first pelvic segment you can see empty central cavity of ship.
Technique note : red mass is rest of thorax. I made this ship by advanced technique, by joining great asymetrical parts together. To achieve this, I copy a chunk of already-made part (like thorax here) bordering with part that I am going to make, then I color it in red (my least favorite color, I dont use it), to create mold that would prevent me from shaping segment with crossing of previous segment. When completing current segment, I just delete red part and the rest is ready to by copied to previous segment and joined.
Cannon detial. I tried to use more massive parts, to emulate battleship cannons. My classical athena-made cannons are not so clearly apparent from far.
Series of picture of whole ship, without cannons. I tried to use bright silver plates, blue reinforcing plate elements and dark silver frame bricks to make ships framework resemble both dragon bones and floral pattern.
Last to be said is my aim, reason why I made this ship. I tried to make some milestone in my main model (Siaron) evolution. Previous IV. generation Siarons were each dear to me, because of new, advanced techniques I applied here. Their problem is their size, that preveneted me to use advanced esthetic approaches. I tis easy to make goog looking fighter, as you dont need to make up a detail for gigantic ship that would be from two to four meters long, which is a standard in my models. SO despite this, I tried it now, and I feel both exhausted but also satisified. I planned to give greeblings to wings, but I had no strenght to do it, and with amount of macroscopical details I feel it not being so necessary ... I would have you decided.