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Banana Steamer by Machina-Obscura Banana Steamer by Machina-Obscura
Artist: :iconjanboruta:
copyright 2008 "Machina Obscura"
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Another beautiful airship design by ~JanBoruta! Basically a steam yacht, this ship was quickly commissioned to transport wares between the colonies of the Kingdom of Cormorant and their homeland. Slow, but sturdy and reliable. Also, it can hold its battle against most air pirates, giving them a hard time trying to capture the ship.

:icondandabug:
~Dandabug said: "It's not a massive military dreadnought or a speedy pirate cruiser, but a hard-scrabble cargo ship with a crew of working-class sailors and merchants. I just know there's a great story behind this..."

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All of the pictures in this gallery and the rpg project "Machina Obscura" with all relating content are fully or in parts (if not otherwise identified, participating artists will get the credit they deserve) my personal creation and are therefore copyrighted to me, under protection of German Copyright Laws. They are out-of-service for stock use, printing, reproduction and similar usage and so they may not be duplicated in any way without my permission. Thank you.
~TheCoconutGuy
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Looks good initially but the design is all wrong, it can't be a converted steamer as it has turrets and they require a barbette and a huge amount of machinery that goes almost down to the bottom of the hull, they can't be added as an afterthought - [link]

The hull hasn't the room for turrets of that type and no they can't just be plonked on.

It looks as if it could be a disguised Q ship with the covers of the turrets removed but still doesn't quite work with those big turrets.
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:icondandabug:
Fantastic drawing! This is a truly beautiful mechanical sketch, and has an especially high amount of character within it. It's not a massive military dreadnought or a speedy pirate cruiser, but a hard-scrabble cargo ship with a crew of working-class sailors and merchants. I just know there's a great story behind this...
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:iconmachina-obscura:
(if you don't want to be quoted just say so, right? ;) )
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:icondandabug:
Oh, that's fine! Thanks! I would enjoy being quoted. :)
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Thanks! I am going to quote you in the description, you have a beautiful (and short) way of describing the ship and its background ;)
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:iconassassinodelleombre:
:+fav: Do you mind if i use this as a reference picture for actual airship design?? still working on getting the military contract...
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:iconmachina-obscura:
uh, what do you mean?
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:iconassassinodelleombre:
Was thinking of making an actual airship that works.. Was asking if i could use your design
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Well, I would like to see THAT and I am sure I'm not the only one :D Go ahead!
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