The Link Foundry for August 7, 2012

‘Evening, folks.  Welcome back to the Link Foundry for this week.  I know, it’s later in the day than usual, so I decided to go all artwork and all airships this week. I do so in honor of NASA’s success on Monday, dropping a thousand pounds of vehicle on a planet millions of miles away.  Nothin’ but net, as you’ll see in this great video.  Enough with reality…here’s some stuff that will land nowhere but our imagination and sometimes not even there.

The first image is kind of small and at the bottom of this page, but the airship is a nice design.  I’ve always felt that a “practical” airship should have some sort of aileron-type control to them to control trim and broad course changes, a hybrid of balloon and sail travel.   Makes for some nice action, stuff to do right now, damage to take, a crew to holler at, stuff like that.

The top image is the cool one I was focused on, but the bottom is real and therefore cooler.  In the lower right corner of the top image is an airship aircraft carrier.  I believe the Russians designed one of those, but it was never put into use.

I’m not much of one for Final Fantasy, but this is a very nice airship rendering.  I’m also not much for helicopter blades, but the styling is intriguing.  (Rotors?  Nah, give me big bags of gas any day.  Wait.  I want to go back.)

This one I really like, although the body design of the craft seems more dieselpunk than steampunk.  The image is about half-way down the page, red and white, four smokestacks, can’t miss it.  Lots of other steampunk goodness here, too.

This is interesting work, too, although I prefer my airships to be more blimp-shaped and less torpedo-shaped.

That takes care of Link Foundry for this week.   Thanks for stopping in!

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