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I need some advice. The original idea was to make a starship based on a squid, where it would have tenticles that could graple a ship and hold it whilst i's OP plasma weapon in it's beak could fill it's target with molten plasma. However as i finished the rear end I realised that it wouldn't work, it didn't have a heavy enough feel for it; but instead of mothballing what I had, I decided to turn it into an airship and use it for a differant scene. Now here's the thing, should I or shouldn't I put guns on it. The final scene is a city with gleaming white edifices and a few air ships hanging over it. The ski to one side will be a clear day the other a torm casting a shadow.
Think utilitarian as the theme.

I want some advice before I take it to Mudbox and add detailing, since you want to finish adding major geometry before taking it to a sculpting program like mudbox or Zbrush.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/rpgjaguar/Airship.png

also should I add something over the pipes to the rear engines? I dunno I kinda like it as it is but at the same time it feels kinda lacking.

p.s. The ships main colour Will be white with teal or light blue glowy

EDIT: after some thought, i think i'll ditch the pipes  and move the engine boosters into the tale itself, i think the shape will not only flow better but it won't be obscured by the pipes or the engine boosters, i'll post the update when i do it (probebly not for a few days, moving out of my current place)

EDIT: for those that have paid any attention at all, I've decided to include guns but only on the underside.
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where it would have tenticles that could graple a ship and hold it whilst i's OP plasma weapon in it's beak could fill it's target with molten plasma

sounds like a hentai scene
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Huh, I never thought about it like that.... still please get your mind of of the gutter,I wasn't thinking about "that" when I had the idea of doing the space ship in the first place.
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Ok, this is the main turret that will be mounted under the airship, i decided to add more detail since i thought i could re-use it in another scene, now here's the cool thing about it, it sort of packs away when not in use, well not extensivly but it's profile is made to go smaller.

so before use:


and during use :


I'm gonna add more detail and colour later but the main geometry is done  and i still haven't fully learnt rigging in maya yet, only the basics.
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