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TSF Tanhauser Crane 2.0 by Topoor TSF Tanhauser Crane 2.0 by Topoor
"TSF Tanhauser Crane" (named after naval hero of the Unification War that created Terran Hegomony) was one of the four new terran prototype ships build in Luna One Shipyard at the beginning of the first Martian rebelion called later "Homefront Wars". Tanhauser however was the only ship that escaped martian raid on Luna. Commanded by young captain Horatio Creed, Tanhauser became a real legend. Eqiped with only one offensive weapon, newly developed Particle Beam Cannon, it followed simple yet very effective hit and run tactic. Tanhauser was powered by four huge JumpEngins, however during the cannon reloading process those engines were turned off and nine smaller standard cruise engines kicked in, making the ship slower but still maneuverable. Tanhauser and its crew gained biggest fame after the final battle of Homefront Wars when it sunk seven martian Ares class battleships making only two jumps. Unfortunately this ship was destroyed during the Second Martian Rebelion, there was no survivors. After splendid victory over TSF fleet, terran Hegemony ceased to exist in solar system, which was taken over by newly formed martian government, however memmory of captain Creeds crew and his ship gained recognition in Martian Space Museum on Mars.
This is only existing image of this ship, taken by the martian spy satelite, right after the battle over the Ganymed2 colony (blazing planet in the background :P)

Since I wasnt happy with the previous version of this ship I decided to add few more details to the render, so here is the result (thou I'm still have some doubts about the lights so if you have any suggestions I will be more than happy to hear them) made in 3ds max7 with brazil (if you want to see "naked" mesh of this ship go to [link]) background image made in photoshop, "dying planet made in 3ds
and remember critique is always welcome :D
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a beautiful ship with excellent texturing and rendered and lit wonderfully.

Every time I see the name, I can hear Rutger Haur's voice in my head: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
marklogon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
I really like this one.
the ship remindes me a cargo ship with the command deck at the back of the ship and the long cargo compartments infront.
I like how you put the planet to resamble the ship by matching the rust on the ship to the lava rivers on the planet.
Alienette Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
I love this! The ship look worn and torn and like it has been around for quite some rides! An in a way it reminds me of a --- steam train!
Topoor Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
thanks a lot :D
DaStafiZ Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
hey :clap: that´s great realy nice colors and lighteffects!!
Topoor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
thanks :D
DaStafiZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
you´re welcome :)
FROboi999 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
is the backgroung all just one large picture or is there actually a modeled planet in there
Topoor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
the planet was also made in 3ds max :P
FROboi999 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
wow nice txturing on the planet :)
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