September Art Showcase

CM Chris
CM Chris
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Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 3,733

SEPTEMBER ART SHOWCASE

Another installment of our monthly art showcase - in which the Battle Pirates Art Team offers some behind-the-scenes insight into familiar ships and equipment being taken from 2d concept to 3d reality.  

September’s installment takes a look at the Siren Hull, Cathodic Countermeasures, and the Elusive CIC Tac Mod. Check it out below!





Thanks for sharing, BP Art Team!


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  • rutroo
    rutroo
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 796
    so 2 of these are new stuff coming hmmmmmmmmmm
  • kixeyeuser_1421236348331_100008896387806
    kixeyeuser_1421236348331_100008896387806
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Apr 2015 Posts: 413
    It is nice, but going 3d on an overloaded flash system seems like kix devs are still more interested in appearance than in a workable game. That started way back when they wanted to change the wolf hull and make several visual improvements to the sea and explosions. It caused a great howl from the community and kix had to take two steps back. However, pigheadedly they trudged onwards, shaking players like fleas. SIGH!
  • Sunan_Banang
    Sunan_Banang
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    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 210
    Seem interesting to get

  • Brent Myers
    Brent Myers
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 178
    I thought you and wrongthinker said your getting away from the CIC's done to how they were rethought as a mistake to place in the game. Or was that another say one do another, Personally the CIC's were forced on players due to the hulls having a HUGE disadvatange placed on them in the first place.
  • InSidious_66
    InSidious_66
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    Joined Dec 2014 Posts: 555
    Let me guess:

    WD/Revenant flag...cor/conq CM and cic which does something useless or really cool!  :smile:

  • BattlePirate_BlackShark
    BattlePirate_BlackShark
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 2,257
    Let me guess:

    WD/Revenant flag...cor/conq CM and cic which does something useless or really cool!  :smile:

    I guess, its the next defender hull for corrosive and concussive weapons.

    That hull is looking very similar like a Vanquisher.

    And the new CM weapon will probably be a anti corrosive/concussive weapon.
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  • DoomsdayRebel_X
    DoomsdayRebel_X
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    Great work on the design concept, and the modeling / texture mapping, great work by both. 
  • NotNigel
    NotNigel
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    I thought you and wrongthinker said your getting away from the CIC's done to how they were rethought as a mistake to place in the game. Or was that another say one do another, Personally the CIC's were forced on players due to the hulls having a HUGE disadvatange placed on them in the first place.
    They said that for PvE not PvP.
    It's not what you say, it's how you say it.
  • hanz heizer
    hanz heizer
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    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 1,006
    Great work on the design concept, and the modeling / texture mapping, great work by both. 
    You kidding ???? 
  • DoomsdayRebel_X
    DoomsdayRebel_X
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    Great work on the design concept, and the modeling / texture mapping, great work by both. 
    You kidding ???? 
    draw something up and impress me.  Let's see it!
  • hanz heizer
    hanz heizer
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    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 1,006
    edited 11 Sep 2018, 4:10PM
    STOP that **** overload on HULLS !! This is not a game anymore.You not realize you lost Players again it seems.Raid day and not even reach 30k right now,just laughable

  • PenguinPants
    PenguinPants
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    Joined Aug 2015 Posts: 1,572
    Fantastic visuals. The one thing we can always count on is the art team. Good stuff.
  • Mark A Schuster
    Mark A Schuster
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    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 127
    All that hull looks just an ironclad but a guard ship
    Code_Red

  • The_Vengeful_One
    The_Vengeful_One
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 4,223
    Let me guess:

    WD/Revenant flag...cor/conq CM and cic which does something useless or really cool!  :smile:

    I'd say hull is the defender that we are missing and the weapon is it's CM weapon.

    No idea for the CIC.
  • BigBadBran
    BigBadBran
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 952
    Since the hull is called Siren I would take a guess that sound generation plays some part in the defence. If the bottom image is the CIC it does look like a speaker that could be deployed to the vertical.   I know. Wild imagination.  ;)
    May your shipyards never be idle.

    How many players were banned last month? Keep the game clean.

    I "like" or "dislike" your posts based on their merit not on who you are. If I don't give it a "like" or "dislike" it just means I don't agree with all of it, or more likely, I haven't seen it.  ;)
  • hanz heizer
    hanz heizer
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    Since the hull is called Siren I would take a guess that sound generation plays some part in the defence. If the bottom image is the CIC it does look like a speaker that could be deployed to the vertical.   I know. Wild imagination.  ;)
    hahahahaha stop smoke that stuff
  • BigBadBran
    BigBadBran
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    Since the hull is called Siren I would take a guess that sound generation plays some part in the defence. If the bottom image is the CIC it does look like a speaker that could be deployed to the vertical.   I know. Wild imagination.  ;)
    hahahahaha stop smoke that stuff
    OK. They are great images but my honest first impression was that the guy had just drawn the scales the team use for weighing out the drugs but I felt I couldn't say that.   lol


    btw I don't drink or smoke. 
    May your shipyards never be idle.

    How many players were banned last month? Keep the game clean.

    I "like" or "dislike" your posts based on their merit not on who you are. If I don't give it a "like" or "dislike" it just means I don't agree with all of it, or more likely, I haven't seen it.  ;)
  • hanz heizer
    hanz heizer
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    hahahaha

  • carl.wear.3
    carl.wear.3
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    Joined May 2013 Posts: 6,091
    Interesting pictures.  Too bad most of the stuff on the ships are that small you can't see all that detail anyway.
    Also whats on top of the CIC? It looks like a medieval catapult. 
  • Loco266
    Loco266
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    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 5,663
    Interesting pictures.  Too bad most of the stuff on the ships are that small you can't see all that detail anyway.
    Also whats on top of the CIC? It looks like a medieval catapult. 
    Presumably a speaker, which fits in with the name "Siren"
    I'm starting to understand Magic Bunny's perspective...
  • Flint Hodges
    Flint Hodges
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    Ships kinda resemble the Ironclad...
    This better not be a proto.

  • phil.rothwell.5
    phil.rothwell.5
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    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 773
    Loco266 said:
    Interesting pictures.  Too bad most of the stuff on the ships are that small you can't see all that detail anyway.
    Also whats on top of the CIC? It looks like a medieval catapult. 
    Presumably a speaker, which fits in with the name "Siren"
    Will it still work if you play with the sound off?
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