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The first two images were my original images of the design, done some months earlier than the others. Just the fighter, showing off off in a spotlight. Incidentally that was also the first time I used a 'bounce light' to simulate light reflecting off the ground onto the underside of the object. The third image was the first time I had done extensive work in Paintshop on one of my projects: it uses four different layers, plus a lot of hand work. The fourth and (below) fifth images were trying out ways of creating 'special effects'. Drive trails, missile trails, gunshots.

The Swallow is one of my long-time favorites. I've worked with it twice, since its original design. The ship is similar to a conventional aircraft in its size and layout, but fluid, almost organic. It was named after the real swallow, a small bird, master of acrobatic flight. Initially it was only an atmospheric interceptor, but it has since grown into a space-borne superiority fighter.


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Last updated 4th August, 2005
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