My favorite fighter plane is the F-14 Tomcat, so I created a new fighter for my book covers, paying homage to the F-14. This is the F-114 Tomcat Exo-Fighter which means it can operate both inside an atmosphere as well as in space. She's almost finished here, just tweaking a few little things.
I love the Tomcat as well and you really done a great job with this.
Will you be adding RCS thrusters?
Looks great! If I had one suggestion, it would be along srspicer's lines about adding something 'spacey' as right now it looks like a super cool futuristic aerial fighter. But hey, she's beautiful as she is.
Yes - still need to add RCS thrusters so she can maneuver in space.
I'm not going to add too many more details though.
I built this to go on my book covers along with my dreadnought and battle carrier which will be the main center pieces on the covers.
The fighters will be fairly small on the covers so the small details won't even show.
We'll see when the covers are laid out.
I'm currently working on finishing the second generation of battle cruiser and one of the main alien enemy vessels.
The alien ship will be the shape of a giant mechanized angel fish and hopefully it will have a presence like a Minbari warship from Babylon 5.
I'm working on the ships when I take breaks from writing.
I had 3 books published on Amazon, but I wasn't overly happy with them.
I read several books on how to improve my writing and of course like most people I learn as I go, so I pulled them off Amazon to rewrite them.
Book 1 is rewritten, I'm working on book 2, and then I'll rewrite book 3.
Book 4 is all finished and book 5 is being plotted.
I've been an IT person for the last 30 years, lost my job because of COVID-19 and because the Canadian government killed our oilfield here in Alberta.
I was really tired of the IT stuff, and working for other people, so I decided to make my new career science fiction and do my own thing.
If you ever fancy doing some fiction or work in someone else's setting, hit me up.
Meantime, continue with the modelling sir!
The rewrites went well and I ended up getting professional covers made - I found a hell of a deal.
Ended up not using this fighter at all unfortunately - as well as several other ships I built.
After putting all that work in and republishing them, I found out that Facebook and Amazon changed their advertising setups completely.
Now they are designed to completely drain your bank account instead of help you sell books.
All the social media stuff is such a PITA and you get so little return that it's just not worth writing the books anymore.
So disappointed, all that work pretty much for nothing.
I figured I might as well share the covers I had designed.
I built all the ships other than the 3 small Cylon looking ships on the 4th cover.
Thanks and I don't mind at all.
Go for it.
Perhaps self-publishing at various CON's or publications? Taking out adds, etc.