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Imperial Skies Cruiser Cutaway by wingsofwrath Imperial Skies Cruiser Cutaway by wingsofwrath
I've recently done a series of commissions for an upcoming tabletop miniature game called "Imperial Skies" which will utilize the "aeronef" range from Brigade Models, mating it with an all new ruleset.

Featured is one of the interior illustrations for the rulebook, showing the German light cruiser "SMS Dresden". Since I had to comply with existing ship designs I had trouble fitting all the interior machinery into the available space in a logical way, but I think I pulled it off.
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Zgerken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Amazing and very detailed, I love it!
PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude... the fact that you took the time to figure out each part of the ship... IS AMAZING!!!!

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!! *claps*
AoiWaffle0608 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you learn this kind of construction of inside of ships?
Arianod Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those hydrogen tanks... I can imagine the "KABOOM" if they get hit! :D
organicmcgee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I really can't work out how this thing can fly. Aren't aeronefs supposed to have rotors, or something? 
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some aeronefs do, some don't. 

It really depends on who designed the universe and how realistic it is. I've tried to keep"my" flying ships as realistic as possible, but these are on the other end of the scale and are powered by steampunk techno babble and the power of awesome.

I just know that hydrogen is supposed to be pumped into a chamber together with superheated steam and together they make some plates inside vibrate at a certain frequency that makes them fly. Basically, it's "Applied Phlebotinum".
It makes about as much sense as  "Atlantean technology", "Martian technology", "cavorite", or other steampunk gimmicks for making ships fly that exist out there, but since this universe ranks pretty "soft" on the "Mohs Scale Of Science Fiction Hardness" and these ships are not my design anyway, I don't worry too much about it.
organicmcgee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Neat. My favourite gimmick is matter with a 'negative gravitational charge' which was actually used in some very early sci-fi as an explanation for how Spaceships could be possible in 1900. (It was written in 1900). It's a little less silly than cavorite, since it does not 'screen' gravity, but merely supposes that gravity, like other phenomenon, has both a positive and negative charge. negative matter will be repulsed by regular matter, and if controlled carefully, can be used for flying ships. It's neat.
Pseudo-Nim Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Smaller aeronef use a powered "Negative Gravity Screw" to produce R-Gravitons for vertical propulsion, but most larger 'Nef use R-Matter as their main source of lift due to its ability to produce large quantities of R-Gravitons passively.
AriochIV Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
I like the detail of the baffles in the internal structure of the tail. Do they store fuel in there or something?
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I tried to go for a mix between the structure found inside aircraft wings and that found in the double bottom of ships.
It's not a fuel tank, since the ship uses coal for propulsion, but I guess it could double as a trim tank/ additional water bunker.
GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool. I like the attention to detail.
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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