Thursday, 5 July 2012

The Tunny Debris Field

The Tunny Debris Field in the Caroteu Nebula is a notorious wrecking zone for freight shipments and unwary Captains. As a result of both minute gravitational shifts within the nebula causing some angular change to the hypergate, and stray bodies from the field colliding with ships, the area is rife with salvage. Occasional smugglers also find themselves wrecked in the field.
The Peoples' Consulate of Earth maintains a constant presence - with salvage crews doubling as rescue operators when the need arises. The massive ship "Wind of Proxima" acts as a breaking yard, whilst the crews operate from high powered and manoeuvrable platforms -breaking down the larger hulks into manageable chunks for return to the ship.

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This has taken FAR too long to get done, and as it is, I'm only really happy with the background and the platform in the foreground. Still for that reason you'll see a close up of it further down the post.

Stuck for names, I asked my friends to come up with realistic names for the debris field and nebula via facebook and twitter. Thanks to Martin Tunnicliffe, the nebula was named, so I took his nickname for the debris field (a rather awesome irony if you know him!).

I'll upload a higher res version to DevianArt when I get a chance, so keep checking back - or 'Watch' me over at

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