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CSS 'Phantom' by Machina-Obscura CSS 'Phantom' by Machina-Obscura
Artist: :iconjanboruta:
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The Colonial Steamship "Phantom" was commisioned by the NCC (New Central Commonwealth) to be the first ship ever trying to cross the Stormwall using one of the three vortex' (I will submit an interesting world map soon and then you know what I am talking about :)). Crossing a vortex is similar to diving deeper into the sea (except that you go up not down :P) - the pressure applied on the boat rises. But its superior compound-steel plating, the new installed bulkheads, the powerful GGI and the strongest air propellers were more than effectual, so the venture was a complete success (of course, we know nowadays that even though you need bulkheads, a certain plating and strong air propellers, you can cross the vortex with far less than the Phantom had). Right after crossing the vortex, they discovered the coastline of the Dranthean Continent flying in the distance and thus the existance of floating landmasses, which nobody ever thought would exist beyond the Legends.
To this day, the CSS "Phantom" dominates the virgin skies with its supreme force and ensures the claim to power of the Commonwealths' Colonies.
The Phantom recieved its memorable name by being what she is - a phantom. Despite of the ships' enourmous size, its Air Screws and - Turbines run at an incredibly silent rate, only to be heard by crewmembers of other ships when it is almost too late. Additional to that, the Phantom is equipped with a new and highly secret government project called the "Sky Sonar", enabling her to scent out enemy ships and other obstacles in even the thickest fog.

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:megaphone: PLEASE REMEMBER!
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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:icongoodfebruarian:
goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
:love:

The best sketch so far, in my humble opinion~
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:iconshadowrunner2323:
shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the background info reminds me of the Silvara from last exile.
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:icongigastorm727:
gigastorm727 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
O__O;;

.......

~favs~
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:iconluke-the-spook:
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This a smart ship; counts for the drawing too. ;)
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:iconhedlum:
Hedlum Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wow. Very interesting in visual concept and in how much detail you put into it's history.
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:iconmacsoares:
macsoares Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
oloco, muito loco!!! bela arte, coisa nunca vista.
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:iconnicolaslupin:
NicolasLupin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Y'know, I've seen lots of these steampunk airship designs, but this is one really stands out for me. Great composition and details.
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:iconjeupe:
Jeupe Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
* o * Wooooww!!!
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:icongreedmore:
GreedMore Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Brings memories... Studio Ghibli
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:iconjellyotter:
JellyOtter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
OMG Stunning!
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:iconmtn-man:
Mtn-Man Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the detail. :thumbsup:
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:iconapollomasque:
ApolloMasque Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love artists who take the time to describe the thoughts and stories behind their images. Excellent work.
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
thx
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:iconantares-one:
Antares-One Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Beautiful piece of artwork. Also like the in-depth description you wrote up.
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:iconlissner1:
lissner1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thats an awesome piece... added :D
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thx
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:iconsnowmonk:
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very Nice.
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thx
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:iconshadowrunner2323:
shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just awesome. Really like the design.
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:iconcassel40k:
Cassel40k Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
She's beautiful (tear, tear)
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
That She is! But Not my favourite ^^
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:iconurmom12325:
Urmom12325 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Amazing.
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:icondjbig:
DJBIG Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I found this picture here as well. Copyright infringement? [link]
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:icondjbig:
DJBIG Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This is great!
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:iconbarksodaverne:
barksodaverne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
pretty impressive !
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
thx
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:iconinception8:
inception8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent design
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
the thanks go to *JanBoruta ^^
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:iconinception8:
inception8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh. my sincerest apologies.
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
hahaha no sweat ^^ we're all a team, you know. ^^
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:iconinception8:
inception8 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
cool. :)
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:iconsraiya:
Sraiya Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
truly lovely.
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
thanks :heart: as I understand it, there are three new designs waiting to be finished. a bit more different though, but it'll be great, I promise XD
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is spectacular. I shall steal a quote from Castle in the Sky by saying "what a magnificent ship!".
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
yeah, I liked that one too. it really was a beautiful ship. ^^
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:iconjakalbat:
JAKALBAT Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I love this thing. Great concept.
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
thanks! ^^ I hope you liked the background story for this ship, too. ^^
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:iconjakalbat:
JAKALBAT Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
indeed, very wraith like capabilities this ship has. very good word play, makes it sound more alive.
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:iconmachina-obscura:
Machina-Obscura Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
thx ^^ after all, without a personal history, a machine such as this is just a collection of metal, and has no soul. ^^^
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