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MacArthur:New Caldonia Orbit by William-Black MacArthur:New Caldonia Orbit by William-Black
I.N.S.S. MacArthur in orbit around New Caldonia – From Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s novel The Mote in God’s Eye.

This is my own visualization of MacArthur, an evolved representation of the ship I saw in my minds-eye on my first reading of the novel – for detail on my design see my image: I.N.S.S. MacArthur

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High res Planet Stock IV by The-Prototype92

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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Very nice
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William-Black Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The individual experience of a work, a novel for example, is interactive, I think; it being the interaction in one’s mind between the concepts offered and the individualistic imagination, I think it could be said that the final realization of a novel exists in that space between.

The written description of that egg-shape of the Langston field definitely played a role in how I envisioned the spacecraft.
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AnnakinMinis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Very cool :)
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Mote is far and away my favorite SF novel and this is a very interesting take on the vessel. I guess my only major question about the design would be the location of the hangar deck. I'd also love to see your take on Lenin.
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William-Black Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, the hanger-deck is not visible in this view, but is visible in my I.N.S.S. MacArthur image. It is positioned center-line between the dorsal scoop's, just aft of the (much reduced) "sail."

I have a Lenin model currently in the works, it will be featured, along with MacArthur in an upcoming composition.  
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh yeah...there it is! Again, wonderful work!
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jvyk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a lot
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