Michelle D has made many different iterations of the Gratha, and here they all are displayed in silhouette form. A large planetside scene with the latest incarnation has also been rendered. The forward fuselage and cockpit were inspired by the A-10 Warthog.
I do have some strange affection for the ship. This is like the twelfth variant, but I really stopped counting since I have many incomplete models. I think my biggest problem is making the ship look cohesive.
Victor Amaya reminded us that the Smithsonian American Art Museum is running a special exhibit on video game art next year. They are now taking votes for feature games for the project. Candidates are broken out by 'era': '70s to early '80s, '80s to '90s, mid '90s to early 2000s and current day. Shockingly, DOS & Windows don't become an option until the "1995 to 2002" category, which removes a huge swath of games from consideration. No Ultima or Wing Commander games make the cut, nor any classics from Sierra Online or similar contemporaries. Almost no sims of any kind are included. I remember when you couldn't make a list of top games of the millenium without at least throwing in some Myst, MechWarrior or Master of Orion. Disappointed? They have a comment board for you to let them know what you think about this.
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