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Colony Ship by Orpheus7 Colony Ship by Orpheus7
The Vulcan class colony ship was developed to carry entire human colonies through the skein and deposit them, along with their orbital habitat, in systems to be colonised. Able to carry about 100 000 people and all of their equipment, these vessels were huge and were the work horses of the corporate colonisation effort. In fact, it was estimated that almost 30 billion colonists were moved from the core system to the colonies using the Vulcan class over a 60 year period.

Colony ships carried no offensive weapons to speak of, although they were equipped with self-defence guns and carried several frigates and fighter wings that equipped the colonial militia.
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ManganMan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Looks awesome :o
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Very impressive! It reminds me a little of the ships seen in "The Fifth Element," but more pleasing to the eye. The idea of a ship capable to carrying an orbital station ready for service gave me a 'Why didn't I think of that?' moment. Clap 
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comments. Glad you like it.
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Dark-Infinities Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the ships from Homeworld
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... or the Homeworld ships look like this one. Thanks for the comment.
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poetbdsm Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Excellent. To me, it has battlestar overtones, what with what looks like the launch bay.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the comment.
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phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! What an awesome and gorgeous design. Was this for a particular project?

The orbital station addition is downright genius. 
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, just did it for fun. Thanks for the comment.
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