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    Dreadnought - New Design

    I'm working on my second science fiction novel - both writing and designing the cover.
    On the cover of my first book was my battle carrier.
    On the cover of my second book will be the battle carrier and the dreadnought.
    I started designing it today so I'm still playing around with the basic shape.
    I am liking how it is turning out so far.
    Trying not to make it look to star destoyerish.
    This thing is much bigger than the battle carrier and the carrier was huge!

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    Looks very nice, it's always nice to see naval influences in spaceships.

    I would suggest further spacing out the turrets though, particularly in order to avoid the 'pyramid' looking command area from a Star Destroyer.
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    Thanks Rekkert!
    I have finalized the shape of the main hull - now on to adding details.

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    Looks way too Star Destroyer derived. It's not just the overall hull shape, but the bridge tower, and now with the reactors down below, it looks like a fan made Star Destroyer. You'll have to make some serious concessions in the narrative to allow for that. The fantail also gives it an SSD vibe.

    To avoid the Star Destroyer look I would narrow the hull severely, with some outrigger wings and move the bridge further forward. Think the LCS.

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