Two observations: It appears that the tail fins are not on the same plane with each other. Secondly, how/where does it store its powerplant and troops? Am I correct to assume that "unit" means an individual infantryman?
Although I must say, you've done an excellent job in translating the nose of the Sikorsky S-70.
Hey. I think the title of your post is giving me the most confusion. The word modern to me means that it could be developed and built today. Well, this craft would never escape our gravity given current technology.
So either it is using super strong future engines, so it is a craft of the future. Or it is a craft of the skies, not space. And if it is a modern design for flight, then I don't see how it would do that either. But I'm no expert in ID.
Good effort - I love this kind of thing so would like to offer a few thoughts.
Much better after getting rid of the heavy shadow.
I assume this is a space and atmospheric transport? But if atmospheric how does it generate lift? Vectored thrust (like a Harrier VTOL), anti-grav tech (where are they?) or conventional wings?
The windows indicate scale so I think you have too many for a two-person cockpit.
Entering from the rear also looks like it would be a long ass walk up to the cockpit for the flight crew.
Size wise it feels more like a transport for 40.
The missile pods aren't symmetrical/in proper perspective.
Basically I would do a redesign keeping in mind scale, dimensions, functionality of lift, powerplant, access, weapons, etc. Maybe work this one over as a larger transport and develop a smaller, lighter transport. Consider all three main views - front, side, top plus isometric/perspective. Right now it looks a little too much like a conventional large copter with rotors removed.
Keep it up though, looking forward to any further work!
What would Caravaggio do?
Did a bit of an update to the concept, taking in mind some of the points you guys shared. I usually am very Industrial Design minded...so we'll see how realistic i can make this. I think once this 2d stage is complete, i'll make a basic 3d model...
Also, added a little dude for scale. it's meant to be a small transport. A pilot, a copilot, and the rest of the crew is soldiers or personnel.
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Is this thing going to interact with the atmosphere at all or is it always goig to be in space? If it's the former, this thing will get WRECKED. If you look at our current spacecraft and spacePlanes you will see that these are very aerodynamic. This is not only to make it more efficient to get more speed, but also because more wind resistance=more friction=EVERYONE DYING IN A HORRIFIC FIREBALL!!! If this is going to be built in space and used only in space, you don't need that aerodynamic design.
Cool lines; definitely looks military and believable. Some color in unexpected places would make it pop, I think; either something on their by the pilot, or maybe some brightly colored squadron markings. Up to you though.
I like this design. However, from the second I saw that you built it off of a grey blob, I knew that you were going to have lots of technical problems. Here's how you should be doing highly constructed industrial designs:
If you look really carefully you can see that you're not QUITE aligning everything on the same planes. If you were to go through this tutorial with your spaceship, you'd have a good knowledge of where everything falls in relationship with each other and that'll help fix things like how the fuselage isn't perpendicular to the wings. Or how the wingtips are both tilting the same direction. Or how lots of the lines that define the plates on the body aren't parallel but slightly converging or diverging. Or how the connector between the hatch and the hatch...hole doesn't connect in the middle of the hatch. Snapping to a gird will fix all of that.
The thing that bugs me a LOT more though is that huge blurry blobby black shadow. It actually hurts my eyes to look at your picture because they're constantly trying to refocus.
Here's how to construct shadows. I also don't know what that cylinder thing is behind the back engine. It sorta looks like a Dalek that's playing hide and go seek with the spacecraft =P. And there are a couple of oddball lines under the engine on the right that make it look like the engine needs to shave.