CDC #380 – To Boldly Go!

Your challenge this week is to design an original spaceship. It can be anything from a small personal travel device to a massive warship. It is up to you.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my design of the winning ship’s pilot/captain

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9:00 am Eastern on Sunday, September 16th.

11 Responses to CDC #380 – To Boldly Go!

  1. Christopher Eberle

    wondering if theres a site like Heromachine to help design a starship. I’ve a design in mind for a story I’m planning and can only draw out on paper. Thanks

  2. William Peterson

    As of HeroMachine 3, you can use it to draw just about anything… And I suspect that’s the purpose of this challenge! I’m not the person to guide you through it, as I pretty much dropped out when this one came out… a bit too complex for me! But, if you take different components, rotate them around, move them around, and then color them, you may find you’ve got a cool spacship… Or, a Giant Squid… Or a Giant Starship designed to look like a Squid! 😀

  3. As the population grows at an exponential rate well into the 24th century, the Human Race is pushed ever farther into the Milky Way. New colonies are established at a rate the Interstellar Alliance can’t keep up with, leading to a rise in piracy. While wealthier colonies could afford the ships to put up a fight, poorer ones where often easy pickings. The Kambei-class light cruiser by Brynner Ship Works was the first successful attempt to produce a combat capable vessel at a low cost. The Kambei featured modular weapons systems and a hangar that could hold up to six Samurai-class fighters, or simply extra cargo. Without weapons or fighters the Kambei fell within the price range of many transport vessels available to even the poorest settlers, while settlers with a little more to spare could outfit their ships with whatever weapons and fighters they felt necessary. A fully armed Kambei could easily hold it’s own against pirate ships, while even lightly armed ones could do enough damage to outweigh the cost of anything the pirates might steal. The Kambei quickly became the go-to ship for colony settlers, as their reputation alone was enough to make most space pirates think twice about attacking one.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Calvary_Red-Kambei.png

  4. Here is my entry, the “Dawn Rider”. It’s an exploration class space craft outfitted with combat capabilities. Fast, light, and agile. Able to jump to lightspeed as it traverses uncharted planetary systems.

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/superfly30-DawnRider-png-763567992?ga_submit_new=10%3A1536692334

  5. Here are mine…

    Couldn’t think of any cool names for my ships, so…

    Here are Starship 1
    http://fav.me/dcmxgv2

    Starship 2
    http://fav.me/dcmxgyn

    Starship 3
    http://fav.me/dcmxwt6

    And my Speeder
    http://fav.me/dcmxwzb

  6. @kellkin – “You may enter up to three times.”

  7. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.