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Birrin societies of the float-forest were faced with unique transport challenges as they reached full urbanisation: How to move large numbers of people and freight around a vast inland sea, where large stretches were chocked with constantly drifting vegetation mats and already heavy and hazardous boat traffic.

Many turned to the floatplane: Able to land in narrow lake clearings, operate in areas chocked with vegetation, and with far higher speed than shipping, aquatic aircraft manufacturing exploded across the region.

Aircraft of this type are available of many designs and configurations, often customized by the families that operate them. These unique vehicles form an integral part of life for most float-forest inhabitants.

The model here is relatively small and used by many organizations, particularly law enforcement, due to its excellent downwards visibility. A large central float provides buoyancy while two outrigger types at the tail end give stability. Used primarily for patrols or transporting small numbers of people, this models' fuselage is too narrow for heavy freight, and the stock in-line piston engine too weak for large loads. However many have been fitted with modern turboprop or jet engines to improve performance.

Seen here, two law enforcers are refuelling their craft as morning breaks over one of the open stretches of water near the float-forest centre. They will spend much of their day flying lazily across shipping lanes, dropping down to inspect suspicious boats or help birrin in need.
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student
I love how wacky this looks while still looking at least somewhat functional, really gives the design a lot of character!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Yeah its a weird one. But it JUST might work :P
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:iconjulhenber:
JulHenBer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Ou men... is exxccellleeennnttttt!!!!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
:D
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Photographer
I can imagine that itīs engine may sound like Grumman Goose G21. So interesting! :) (Smile)
Would that seaplane one day be downloadable for FSX?

Great work anyway! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I wish! Actually I plan to one day make a flying RC scale version to test out the idea.
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Photographer
Cool!
That might be more interesting.
And by the way, your every artwork is awesome. But I love the back story the most! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Cheers, I don't like to design in a vacuum. I want to design a whole world :P
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:iconlittlebigaias:
LittleBigAias Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are they armored?
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
what is it?
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
A floatplane, basically a plant with a floating element instead of wheels. They are not fantasy, but this design looks really out of the ordinary. Love it!
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
yea i know its just kinda wacky lookin
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Agreed. But it follows enough laws of aerodynamics to be realistically able to fly, iīd say.
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
true but it would be a hulking mess
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Who cares? As long as it safely brings you where you want to, everything is fine, donīt you agree?
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
yea and good point
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
A plane... sorry
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VladimirMacHolzraum Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are those vertical pieces near the front of the engine?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
The radiator cowling :)
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:iconheroben:
HeroBen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Savoia S.21
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:iconheroben:
HeroBen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Wonderfull, I want one. Wait, what am I saying, I am building a seaplane right now...
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
What kind? :D
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:iconporky777:
porky777 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
i got to say i love the birrin, they are so cool and well designed aliens.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Danke :D
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:iconglorin26:
GLoRin26 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Artist
9.99 out of 10...!because of the nose, still FANTASTIC overall..
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:icontallcanxd:
TallCanXD Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautifully done!
do you now if the design would actually take flight if a scale model was made?
I am no aviator.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I designed it with that in mind, one day I would like to make a small scale remote controlled version to find out.
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:icontallcanxd:
TallCanXD Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent!
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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:iconcommodorehorton:
CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Awesome.
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:iconzecorezecron:
Zecorezecron Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Could they survive in Earth's atmosphere without environmental suits?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I dont think so, there is probably not enough oxygen and its too cold in many places.
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:iconedgec:
EdgeC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Where can I get one of these, and how much will it cost?
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candidusdominusrex Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
could a human be on this planet unprotected and without a breathing apparatus?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
For a while, but the air pressure is high and the CO2 content is probably toxic to human blood. You would need some kind of CO2 filter possibly, and its very hot in most places too.
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:iconurbanmelon:
UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's a really original design, very impressive ! :D
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LastZoneTrooper Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hot Damn, if only this was in a video game....... this is a totally awesome design dude. you should do concept art for those people who made games like rift, or Rage, or even borderlands. because this shit is fucking sweet. I'm sorry for the cussing, but damn is the only word that can come to mind when i see this. i wonder what it would be like for a human to fly one of those?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I actually was a concept artist for THQ for 3 years :D
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BigOrca107 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The engine looks a bit susceptible to corrosion, and it looks a tad top-heavy.

Still amazing like all of your works though. Love the posture of the wings.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Actually it only operates in fresh water. Though yes I agree it is probably top heavy.
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:iconhellionhinx:
HellionHinx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome, I like the detail, turned out great!
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:iconimtoohardcore:
ImTooHardcore Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Dear Santa...
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:iconsae-von:
sae-von Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
so are they suppose to be as smart as people on earth or what?
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Hello,

Your deviation was featured in a news article, The F Word #9!
Be sure to check out some other beautiful pieces and contest information around deviantART as well.

Take care! :)
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:iconkilo139:
kilo139 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
you never fail to impress me... keep up the good work
i think your birrin project is really impressive.
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:iconblacktyphoon:
blacktyphoon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
beautifullll!!!!!!!!!!!very good job!!!!!!!!!
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Transapient Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Again, an awesome artwork! I love the way you bring in so many elements into your paintings; lighing, atmospheric mood, unusual mechanical designs, natural settings (I notice the bed of...tube worms?... at the bottom left near the ramp), exquisit detail, and of course true alien aliens. Nice to see more birrin, can't wait to learn more of them over time (I still have many questions concerning their biomechanics, biochemistry, reproduction, metablism, diet, natural reflexes and behaviors, and social phycology).
Please continue!

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"Well excuse me for having enormous flaws that I don't work on!"--Homer Simpson
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Thanks :D

Those red 'tube worms' are actually a plant like organism that grows down near the waterline of the float forest.
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:icontransapient:
Transapient Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Welcome! (smile)

Ah, clears that up.

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"Well excuse me for having enormous flaws that I don't work on!"--Homer Simpson
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SoggyPorridge Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! Absolutely incredible! The atmosphere of this piece is amazing with the cloudy sky and the light beams coming through. It reminds me of an early morning on a lake after a storm in Algonquin. Beautifully done.
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