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Kuat Drive Yards by wraithdt Kuat Drive Yards by wraithdt
This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

The fortress and shipyard world of Kuat, home of Kuat Drive Yards, the manufacturer of the dreaded Imperial Star Destroyer and its cousins. I believe this is the first ever close-up depiction of what the famous shipyard looks like. It was kinda fun to figure out where the main business of Star Destroyer construction would take place. I also made sure that its protected by a ring of formidable Golan Defense Platforms to thwart any would be invaders.

Copyright of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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Given 2012-08-27
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Poe-Dameron Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  New Deviant
Really great piece
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monsterlord-18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Thank goodness for Clone Wars for making this Canon still.
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spiderman6877 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
okay but are we not going to talk about the triforce symbol in the giant spaceship
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:iconmick76b:
Mick76B Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student
Nice idear, but VERY wrong dimensions! The planetary wheel has to be sixty thousand(!) kilometers in diameter! You wont see any detail in the far round....
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AofJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
g'day i am a bit of a star wars fan myself, i remember owning a star wars essential vehicle guide book that portraided the kuat drive yards differently. As a collection of globes like a space station. Although your looks better
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:iconstretchygalfan:
StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to see an Executor-class Super Star Destroyer in the distance.
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jumbreonc Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I loved the art in that book. And to find on deviantart the guy what created that art...that's just cool. Thanks for making that book that much more enjoyable.
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:iconfirmuss:
Firmuss Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Very nice work you did here. Very chrisp. Very Imperial. I like it :) 


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:iconbeerboy77:
beerboy77 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Really gives the whole idea the actual  grandiose scale it deserves 
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:iconolafanderson:
olafanderson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Looks just like the station in Starship Troopers.
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:iconmaxxal22max:
maxxal22max Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
this really is astonishing...

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:iconl3ynx:
L3ynx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Awesome to see Kuat brought to life. Where they build the big beasts.
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:iconhobbitshire:
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Magnificent. Always love the image of a megastructure, especially one so huge it has to be in space.
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MillianaLennie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG
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:iconbenrg:
BenRG Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Wow.

Well, I guess you need a big shipyard when you're building 17km-long series-production star dreadnoughts amongst other things!
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:iconjo-mei:
Jo-Mei Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i really like that a lot! beautiful stunning art!
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:iconliamtown:
LiamTown Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I've recently featured this art piece: [link]
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:iconpsychosityc:
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
kinda reminds me of HALO.....XD
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:iconsmyliart:
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I always thought this would be a 3d render...
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
cool but whats triforce symbol for
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Simply put.
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:iconhellgatemarine:
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is great!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I've missed in the new Star wars movies! Splendid work!
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KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my, is that a Super Star Destroyer far away in the middle? :iconlegaspplz:
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:iconrainbowhiker:
rainbowhiker Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
That as great depiction of space and constructs out there. Thanks for the great thoughts it brings out in my imagination.
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:iconm-s-morrison:
M-S-Morrison Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
You even got the platform circling the world. Awesome!
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:iconquesocito:
Quesocito Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks amazing man! well done!! :)
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:iconjdlr64:
jdlr64 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Love it!
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MariahSyn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love your work. :)
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GoreyWriter Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool, Question: why did you use this style and not the 'industrial" or 'spider-web" type of dock yards?
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heavenly777protector Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
now there is some serious over compensation going on there!
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love that book!
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:iconcanaur:
CanAur Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
wrong perspective!
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:iconcylor:
Cylor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!
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:iconamel-genius17:
Amel-Genius17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconicantbelieveitplz: Amazing!!!!!!! Congrats on the DD :iconyaysupplz:
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:iconlootra:
Lootra Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey congrats man!
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:iconp0liticallyinc0rrect:
P0LITICALLYINC0RRECT Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
holy crap!
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, what a subtle (kinda0 inclusion of the Triforce! XD I love this pic! Great job!
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:iconingkells:
Ingkells Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
looks freakin beast man, good job!
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:iconlordfreeza:
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconaffet-kak:
Affet-kak Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
wow!
impressive work!

i saw the thumbnail and thought kuat, you did a great job on this one!
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
HOLY CRAP THAT'S JAW DROPPING AWESOME!!!
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
man I've always wanted to see this and now my goal is complete. Thank you dear fellow.
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:iconsiegeshot:
siegeshot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I've been thinking the same thing for a while, "I actually get to see the Kuat yards..."
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Yeah, and to finally see them is a thing o' beauty my friend.
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:iconsiegeshot:
siegeshot Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Totally agree. They're so awesome. Do they look the same pre TOR and pre battle of Yavin?
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Ya know, I'm not sure. Definitely a good question though.
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skyfireJax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Wow...just wow![link]
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Ytrail Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty amazing being it looks so realistic!
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