by Carlos Santos
I love the Homeworld PC games. They are fun to play, and the ship designs are a great source of inspiration. I was browsing through some of the Homeworld 2 concept art when I came across a sketch by Rob Cunningham of a tanker ship. I took the basic outline of the tanker and combined it with another ship (the Bishop personnel transports) and came up with a similar look for a cargo transport. I decided early on that I'd use yellow as the accent color, and not the main color. Many of the ships in the Homeworld universe use yellows as accent colors/safety colors.
So I sat down and started to draw. When I was satisfied with the humble beginnings of my ship I drafted it on the computer. I also did various color studies to see what I liked the best, and while in construction I also worked on the decals which I did myself.
The ship is built from plain ol' styrene of various thicknesses and patterns. I used various kit details to add some life here and there. Notable were parts from a Pro-Shop X-Wing, 1/200 "Man In Space" set, as well as model railroad parts, and other miscellaneous junk in the parts box.