Giving a whole new meaning to “flying buttresses,” Awesome O’Saurus provides us with this stunning rendering of a Gothic-architecture inspired space battleship. After seeing dozens of space tankers and flying boxes with striping (which are cool, to be sure), this spaceship is a welcome new style. Already I want to go design my own space-worthy cathedral of doom.
Hmm, new style huh?
Seems we forget the pioneers of our hobby all too quickly.
Haha, I was aware that this isn’t the first time a gothic-inspired spaceship has been made, but this is the first time recently (that link is 7 years old)*, and we’ve been awash in large spaceships. So yes, refreshing is new, even if not 100% original.
*There have been a few others as well, but this one is probably the best in the style that I’ve seen.
I love this model, but I had to mention Games workshops game line from 1999 Battlelfeet Gothic. Just google it.
I assume this is inspired by the Warhammer 40,000 Battlefleet Gothic game, reminds me a lot of this;
Wow, time has really passed since the Gothica approached.
This new SHIP nicely captures the contrasts inherent to the truly great gothic cathedrals: the grandness and intricacies, and the repetition and highlights. The similar styling of the spires and the cannons really works, I think.
Once upon a time, humanity built cathedrals with spires which soared heavenward; but the whole of this SHIP similarly soars!
What hit me most is that at first glance this almost looked like a microscale build. Only at second glance did I realize it was a SHIP! Well done!
I guess I should complete the Galactic Inquisition SHIP project I’ve had on the back-burner for a decade, huh Chris?