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Battlestar Solaria by Norsehound Battlestar Solaria by Norsehound
One more offering...

When hearing about the destruction of the colonies, Adama asks "What of Sagittaria? They have the most sophisticated defense system of the colonies!" I took this to mean "Advanced technology", which would mean their battlestar, Solaria, is the most advanced out of the original 12.

It does not use traditional turrets. Instead, lasers shoot out of the prisms in multiple directions at higher rates of fire. Missiles are tucked underneath shutter panels of a hybrid crystaline/metallic structure.

Any resemblance to the "Ships of Light", enemies of count Iblis, might not be entirely coincidental...
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Ok, now that's different. And shiny. And very hard to keep clean.
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pro12011 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Nice, I like the concept.
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Ovni-the-UFO Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
The use of lasers instead of railguns would certainly make this thing more effective at long range, but do the primary lasers serve both the anti-fighter/missile and anti-ship roles?
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pro12011 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I kind of agree but a gauss cannon or rail gun for a main gun would deal more damage. Especially if it used an explosive round set to detonate inside the target, or a fragmentation round set to detonate inside a cluster of fighters or base ships would also be effective.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
The armaments visible are strictly anti-capital batteries. All these drawings have smaller, lighter caliber weapons for anti-fighter capabilities as well but they're too small to be represented.
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I love the thinking behind this design. It would have been great to have seen how each of the battlestars differed depending on their respective colony's tech, though I must admit I liked the shot of the identical fleet of ships in the pilot/movie too.
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Mk-8 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Looks a bit like they've been playing with Tholians.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I only got through 1st season... This baby apears later?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Solaria, if at all, appeared using repeated images of the Galactica during "Saga of a Star World" in the original series. It was destroyed at Cimtar with the other Battlestars during the ambush.

Since nBSG treats Battlestars as commonplace, one could say there was no Solaria.

This is how my...well...'vision' of a 're-imagined' Galactica would have played out. This is the Solaria in that vision- the last of the battlestars destroyed in the destruction of the colonies. She dies taking out two baseships and a cylon Mobile.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I see. I think i need to watch the old BSG too... :)
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