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Scimitar Vette by Jepray Scimitar Vette by Jepray
AThese patrol ships are the most common warship in known space, being mass-produced by Kanamitsu-Sirius Aerospace for the militia and indie system military market. While not the most luxurious of vessels- using stacked bunks and stowable common amenities that make most light Freetraders look luxurious by comparison- it is still a potent combat vessel. At a cost of just a little under five million credits each, these vessels are an inexpensive way for indie systems to field mil-spec light warships, and generally cheaper than producing their own. Thus, of the tens of thousands of independent star systems out there, one in three will use Scimitar-class corvettes for their patrol and orbital defense ships. Even many smaller mercenary companies on a budget will use Scimitars for their escort and PSD vessels.
This widespread use of these vessels has one downside for the various indie militaries, however- enemies using the same ship know fairly well what their opponent is capable of. This has led to a booming market for after-market modification packages for everything from avionics to weapon systems, all of which create a diversity of variants by nation. Against most Freetraders and privateer vessels, these patrol ships represent a significant threat and are not to be trifled with. As they usually operate in squadrons, even taking down one or two with a lucky shot will only put you into the crosshairs of a half-dozen more.
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hotwaxonlobsters Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This looks... awkward. I'm not opposed to a flying wing, but the way it bulks out at the ends, though I think it's meant to be the engines, it just looks weird.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Those are indeed engines hanging under the wings...
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool!
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're quite welcome
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good. It inspiring me for my next project :XD:
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thanks:D
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely job on this design. I like the camouflage scheme as well.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a brilliant ship!

So simple - yet so striking!!

Its brilliant!
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit - where do you get your ideas from? :D
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i pull them outta my noodle...
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some Noodle!
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:iconone-village-idiot:
One-village-idiot Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
looks fast. Though, that rear gun looks a little wimpy. Could it even track a target?
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah its on a ball turret mechanism... its just limited left to right to make sure you dont shoot your own engines
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Colonel-Eviscerator Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
*Snrk* "I'm sorry son, they got us.'
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Jepray Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice and simple
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, its meant to be a cheaper corvette vs. the high end units the merc outfits have. Offered to independent systems, easy to operate, no exotic parts, the engines are easy to reach and repair, fit what ever weapon system you can afford... its very popular, and has a price point that makes it even better:D
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
looks like a low cost low maintenance all-rounder. nice concept! :)
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
no problem :)
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GamesFuhrer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Reminds me of a bomber version of the Arrow from Wing Commander 3.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Its been so many years and hundreds of games after i don't even remember what half the wing commander ships looked like... Maybe i should look them all up and see what i can improve...
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ian-stewart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Quite a beastly boomerang you've concocted there.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D i always thought of it as my flying horseshoe:D
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