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Gamilion Turret Gun Study by TorinZece Gamilion Turret Gun Study by TorinZece
From Star Blasers (aka Space Battleship Yamato)
From the enemy race (later allies) galman, gamilon, gamilion.... depending on who translated or spelling preference....

The Gamilion ship designs were one I loved from the first day I saw their distinctive destroyers.

This is a closer look at the Unique type of ship turret they introduced in that Anime.

Generally I expected it has no ability to aim up or down. But closer look I believe it can focal pivot in the socket and the turret must be able to rock in spot up and down.

Combined those two allow a little improvement.

Even still in the show the ships turned to aim and there is little actual evidence to what I assume.

Either way I still loved the look of the turrets. They also showed up in a varriant in many other Anime, Manga, and even TSR's Star Frontiers.
I am planning on doing other battery and gun studies from SciFi for my game.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea why the guns came with no elevation
Tzoli Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gatlantis turrets are similar too, they are just half sphere and the entire turret rotates to fire a single or twin beams in rapid succession. Those are probably less accurate but have the advantage of creating many beams in short time:…
TorinZece Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
This is just one set of guns,  They varied a lot.
AND this is pre-space Battleship Yamato 2199. 

I had done this about 5-6 years ago before that started.

The video you linked is the remake, which I LOVE.
Tzoli Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I love the series too, wonder if they will make a Yamato 2200 and 2201
TorinZece Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
It will likely take time, from what I have seen. It was a lot of effort by these guys.  They should, but I am sure they are being very quiet as they plan.
Tzoli Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah Japanese are much different then US or European people
Rheinhard Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Nice. Better than my attempts at drawing Gamilon ships, as my old high school notebooks will attest...
TorinZece Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Yeah, they are tricky to fully justify.

I plan on more element drawings as well as a full ship render.
And carry that on to the varriants we see.
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October 22, 2010
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