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ISV Bernal by Reactor-Axe-Man ISV Bernal by Reactor-Axe-Man
Excerpt from Flight Voice and Data Recorder, ISV Arachne, (Eschaton, 12 Ophiuchi, UNSCR-03408-02), lost in the 2MASS J02530084+1652532 System (a.k.a., Teegarden's Star, 12.59 LY from Sol.)

All times given in minutes and seconds prior to loss of data.


182m56.2s - <VOICE 1> - Whooooaaa... Hey there, skip. Got us a contact just come across the Shelf. Looked hot there for a sec, but she's shaping up nice and fat and slow.

181m33.1s - <VOICE 2> - What do you mean, 'looked hot'?

181m19.2s - <VOICE 1> - I mean she looked fast just before the FTL Shelf. Could be nothing. I never got enough of a track to get a pseudovelocity.

<sounds of someone settling into an acceleration couch>

179m48s - <VOICE 2> - What's she look like now?

<sounds of sensor console being adjusted>

178m3s - <VOICE 1> - Hmmmmm... 5000 tonnes rough displacement estimate... Nominal thermal output for a merchant of that displacement... Closing on a vector to discharge at the star, same as us... Bit out of the way for a merchie, though...

175m40.3s <grunting noise, indeterminate>

174m22.9s - <VOICE 2> - Not unless you wanted to come into Epsilon Eridani off the usual vector... I think maybe we got us a smuggler... What's their squawk?

173m19.6s - <VOICE 1> - Squawking ID number 05700-15, Brazilian Diplomatic bona fides... Not a smuggler.. What the hell's a diplomatic courier doing here?

170m55.7s - <VOICE 2> - No idea, but I bet it's worth something...

169m18.5s <cackling laughter, presumed VOICE 1>

169m1.1s - <VOICE 1> - A payday! About damned time!

168m39.7s - <VOICE 2> - Continue on course. Don't hail them. If they hail us, be nice and friendly. We'll hit 'em when they're discharging at the star.


The ISV Bernal is a commission from
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anthsco Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Skecthup and Kerkythea? Looks fantastic! 

I need to take another look at both programs!
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, and you can't beat the price. :)
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acerr85 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
not bad
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LiamKerrington Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
AWESOME!
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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harleywd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
WOW!
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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nordicberserk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I love realistic looking starships. Not all smooth and aerodynamical.

Good work!
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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nordicberserk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Very welcome.

Btw, what power source do you envision in your ships?
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The power reactors (that, they produce electrical power) are likely nuclear heated gas-turbine fission plants using helium as the working fluid. The reason for this is that they would have long core lifetimes and be pretty reliable. For propulsion, the engines would be D-He3 fusion torches, with the military drives being augmented with antimatter mixing for higher exhaust velocities and hence higher delta-vees.
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
nice one bro. this is one of those pieces that makes me wanna learn to work in 3d.
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SketchUp is free and easy to learn. The hardest thing about it is learning how to work well with curves and curved surfaces.
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
maybe, after i master the 2d i'll give it a try. i've still got a long way to go. i love me some photoshop!
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a wonderful, realistic spaceship design!
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Very nicely done. Cool model my man.
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:iconreactor-axe-man:
Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! This one has pushed me in several ways to improve and try new things.
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
It's interesting to see how each version of the Bernal looks completely different :)
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! I went and sought out each commission I could find of the Bernal to come up with some sort of common theme, and in general didn't find one.
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Heh, it's been a while since I've heard from you, but looks like your skills have only improved over the years...
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate that!
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PIECESOFSHIT Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome render :)
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Marian87 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Friggin' awesome...
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Marian87 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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Jimlogan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks fantastic, much better with a new coat of paint ;-)
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! More renders will be following soon.
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