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warthog cleanup by Norsehound warthog cleanup by Norsehound
I guess before he left Relic Entertainment, Rob Cunningham (concept artist for Homeworld and Homeworld 2), drew this ship... a Taiidan "Warthog". To my knoweldge, it was the only specifically Taiidan ship drawn for Homeworld 2.

I was told he released it to the community, and allowed moders and artists to use the design to represent a Taiidan craft.

I decided to give it my own treatment and cleaned up the design. In my version of homeworld canon, this is the "Type 38" heavy fighter. It was designed after the Taiidan broke away from the Vaygr, and was seen as the greatest step forward in Taiidan shipbuilding in the past 100 years.

The FX-21 was conceived initially as a response to this fighter.

Original design = Rob Cunningham, Relic Entertainment.
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inrepose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Stunning. 
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
FOSS+! Sexy and inspiring design.
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Outcast111 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder: if this ship had been released for HW2, in what mission would it have made its appearance...?

Maybe as a recruit-able republican mercenary taiidan fighter squadron during the third mission...???
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Norsehound Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Republicans are Dead.

Even if they weren't, they're so anti-military and so pro-"domestic spending" that they would never have crafted anything as effective as the warthog. They would have leached off the Hiigarans instead.

In my Opinion.
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AmDDRed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Also, this one looks like very heavy interceptor || very light corvette :)
Taii cross-class vessel again :)
I guess, it`s function is similar to vaygr lancefighters. Smth like sniper strike craft.
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AmDDRed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Are you sure that it has rocket launcher? Simply, it`s to much weapons for the fighter, IMHO
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razzor89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
good wery good... keep going wiht homeworld. i aprishate it :)
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6Prince-of-Darkness6 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Hm, interesting. Especially the weapon complement. You said that it would carry missiles and be one step below a Corvette; would it kinda be like the Somtaaw Acolytes, with a single-shot missile launcher and some heavier mass driver?
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scrooge0 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooooooooooooooooolllll
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jack07 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
wow

impressive design, and it effectively echos back to the old Taiidan ships

the off center gun reminds me of their intercepter
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outcastvalkyrie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
huh

That's really cool...
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JavKiller Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Holy crap I didn't know about this one.

I have a fetish for those floaty winglets...
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skywalkerpl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
great work here! :D
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Stingra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Now this I like.

Good job, feels wasp-ish and looks like a 'traditional' Taiidan ship. So would it be the next step in strike craft after the Defender or is it more like post-heavy corvette?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Heavy fighter, more or less occupying the same place the "Spade" would in a Hiigaran lineup.

It's one step below a corvette, being that it is a fighter armed with missiles. While the Spade is a heavier fighter with stronger hull and larger missile compliment, the Warthog (as I imagined it) would be faster and with a stronger gun.
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