This is hardly the first attempt at this style. Indeed, the style was pioneered by xVhorpax quite some time ago, and I made my own designs of a similar bent. I haven't tried it yet using shiny sections though.
Not surprised, but its the first attempt that I've personally seen, so I'm guessing it's the first attempt in a little while at least. I'm curious about the others though, yours included. xVhorpax doesn't return anything in searches and I'd rather not attempt to find yours, considering your prolific nature and habit of scattering ships about in different posts. A link or two would be appreciated.
These ships aren't bad, but not really anything special either. I daresay they look more interesting before the armored layer is added.
Ha, obviously, I think so too. If I do it right the armor will strip off with damage and reveal the inner workings, which is kinda neat. But, like I said, I'm just kind of experimenting with the idea of building stuff that looks real, as opposed to stuff that looks cool. There's overlap, if I'm lucky. Thanks for the C&C.
Any chance you'll be posting downloads?
I'll post a full download of all the ships I make whenever I finish/get bored and give up. Wanna have more then 2 before I start releasing shit.