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Not just another spaceship

I love this latest by Alexander Safarik (Malydinar), the inaccurately titled Just Another Spaceship. It’s a densely textured greeblefest, with more guns than your average side scrolling shoot-em-up. I particularly like the wide variety of colors; using bright splashes sparingly on an otherwise grey-and-white ship has a fantastic effect.

Just Another Spaceship

Alex has been churning out awesome spaceships lately; here are a couple more that we missed.

Project X

It’s nice seeing some conscious use of studs in a subgenre that’s been inclined toward smooth-hulled ships lately. While some aren’t fans of the ‘Lego-y’ look, it still has a nice effect when used deliberately.

BAC Speeder

We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks

The Sulaco is one of my all-time favorite spaceship designs, a big brutalist box with pointy bits coming out the front, reflecting the aesthetics of the Marine’s pulse rifles without overdoing the similarity. It’s a classic design and has been done skillfully by various builders quite a few times over the years, but this latest by Shannon Ocean might be the best yet.


Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum

Brother Steven artfully captures the moment a home intruder breaks in and steals the owner’s valuables, before subsequently escaping and murdering the wronged homeowner. I never quite got the moral of that story.

I particularly like the expression on the giant’s face in the picture above, but be sure to check out the full shot for the fantastic details.