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Land Battleship by redlar Land Battleship by redlar
These are 2 landships I drew last year in school. They're both from a fictional world I made up, that was recently devastated by magic, so the people have turned to technology and steam for most of their needs, though mages and shamans still exist.
The first ship was the first Land Battleship ever built, the Flying Serpent. It was built by the City-state of Minoa, and was designed to serve as a mobile fortress, rather than a front line warship. At the stern are several gates that deploy either/or various mecha, powered by steam and clockwork mechanisms; standard cavalry and infantry; and other such things. It's prow scoop is really a series of massive saw blades that were designed to cut through the jungles of Minoa's colonies.
The second was carved out of magical, nevermelting ice at the North Pole with armor plates bolted and magically welded to protect critical parts. It places an emphasis on ramming an enemy ship and boarding it rather than bombarding a target at long range, due to the fierce blizzards that plague the north. The guns are there to deter other landships from getting close enough to board, and to distract enemies.
Both ships are powered by massive steam engines in their bows and stern. The second ship has a series of massive skates replacing the treads of the Flying Serpent.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks badass but sadly the landship's probably gonna crumble under its sheer weight without some kind of magic to lighten it.
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
man, i don't think a A-10 can bust through that
panzerhuy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
More gun required.
Alex-Brady-TAD Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ive been doodling a big tank recently for fun and i found your work and was just blown away. I LOVE these!!
spacegoblin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Cool work!
ConnorSwift Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
definently would not want to mess with either one of them especially the second one
ZeroArtStyls Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Wish I could draw ships like that I need one for the anime im workin on xD
believeinsketching Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
it's gonna 'float' on the land u know....
Deetex-Seraphine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Gonna model that thing, someday, but definitly gonna!
datubaman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
As great as this design is, the concept of a land battleship is not new. We call it something else, we call it a tank.
TheCoconutGuy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
my god thats HUGE :eyepopping: where this went, nothing can grow again, am I right?

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drextalorr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow, these are very detailed as are your descriptions of each. This is the kind of stuff I used to draw all the time. :D

Just watch your perspective. The second ship starts good near the bow but gets a little warped the farther down you go. Just keep in mind the angle at which it's being viewed. ;)
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August 7, 2007
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