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SS Hobart by Palantion SS Hobart by Palantion
The ”Hobart” aka “Steam jacket kettle” a fictional exploratory surface sub powered by steam was manufactured in the in the late 1800s early 1900s. The Hobart had limited dive capabilities also unable to endure long periods of time due to limited air supply , although the design was adapted to fit future WW1 subs , the Hobart had a front double plated reinforced hull to withhold and inflict damage with ramming capabilities due to lack of payload armament , The torpedoes did not have locomotive capability and were more akin to a naval mine than a modern torpedo. A mechanical boom with a torpedo attached to the end was extended to the opposing ship and then detonated later, the Hobart was retro-fitted for a more conventional war/ battle capabilities .
The main goal was to create an environment that resembles a cast Irion mock up of miniature model on display mounted on top of a white marble mantel in a studio setting .
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mdsohio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Outstanding concept and artwork. I would think this would convert real easy to R/C. Great job!!!!
baronblood1964 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Yeah! Very good retrofuturistic design! Jules Verne has probably liked it!
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
steampunk sub, yay

model is very nice
Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Maul390 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I like it. Excellent design really plays on the steampunk ideas.
organicmcgee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
This is a nice little sub, and it does resemble the real steam-powered subs which were around at this period.
Although those ones generally looked sleeker than this thing.
I especially like the Drzewiecki drop collars you have on this- which makes me believe you did some research on subs of the period- as they are completely period accurate
Palantion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad you like it thank you ! It is a fictional piece as far as research goes i did do some but my main goal was to incorporate the two into a steam-punk or diesel punk realm , i should have mentioned it above ..
Cheers .
memo-designs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice submarine ....realy its great modeling ...,i want to know how did u made textures
SteveReeves Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell you what, this is a good example of how to model a fictional vehicle. Everything you see has a function, seems I am finally learning how important that is. All the details have a purpose the viewer can see or make reasoned guess at.

You also mention a 2 light box set up, could I ask you to explain that a little, not quite sure what you mean.

Thanks :)
Palantion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi Steve let me start off by saying thanks for stopping by and adding all the positive feedback thanks man .... I guess the best way to describe a light box set up is to think about how a photographer uses certain stages and spot lights for a professional photo shoot to display/market his or hers studio product , there are a few different stages you could use such as a tent , box , disc , etc. etc . I place specific lights in key areas with in the open box (stage) to aluminate the entire scene some of the lights may have the appearance of dome lights , window lights , rim light or spot lights all with soft shadows . So if you could transfer that idea into 3D terms along with global illumination your studio scenes renders will have that well lit pop to it !
Cheers .
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