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Karic Space Colony by Tekka-Croe Karic Space Colony by Tekka-Croe
Another Novus Imperium design. In addition to it's planet-wide cityscape and artificial ring, Karic has clusters of enormous space colonies located at it's Lagrange points. While most of the colonies follow this format, each colony has various external and internal structures that make them unique constructs. Additionally, over the long periods of time since the colonies' construction, each colony cluster has developed it's own distinct culture.

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Zapwing Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Okay, you've got me sold on this.

This is probably me painfully stating the obvious, but I'm assuming the interior is like an O'Niell cylinder, correct?

Unless it's not, and the whole interior is constructed in a similar manner to space stations we have today, with it being made of several large compartments fused together.
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Correct, it's pretty much just an adaption of the "Island 3" space colony. Gravity is simulated through centrifugal* force.

*I know "centrifugal force" isn't the real, sciency term for the effect, but it's what everyone's familiar with.
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Zapwing Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Er...not familiar with that 'Island 3' thing. Is that a proposal for a real life space colony or something? 'Cause, y'know, if it is, that would be pretty cool.

Either way, awesome concept. I'm a sucker for orbiting space colonies. :D
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Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Writer
How much are the rooms?
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KReyes011 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this. It is pretty cool.
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Willpagan Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
This has some good ideas. I hope you will experiment with the original space habitat designs.
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quacky112 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
This is a great concept, I always thought the space colonies in gundam looked a little frail, this thing looks a lot stronger and well built. Great concept.
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work.
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GundamMeister Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Now that's sexy
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KayKove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
watch your perspective there - particularly where the surface detail wraps around the "edges" of the cylinder. On a stylistic note, this station doesn't particularly reflect the form language in your Karic Gunship, which doesn't have a single si ple volumetric shape anywhere in the design. Maybe continuity was not your intent, but imho a plain, cylindrical space station can be a bit dull, especially with the formulaic right/45degree angled graphic style on the surface. hardly anybody ever goes back and reworks a design, but if for some reason you did, I would suggest that you branch out from the basic cylinder, taking cues from your gunship, and create some more interesting forms and perhaps more stylized panels for the arrays. In blunt laymans terms (don't take it too hard), it kinda looks like an ear of corn and you're much better than that.
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