So I totally admit that Airships partially came from that kind of childhood drive to do doodles of giant submarines and spaceships and so on. I especially remember spending hours laying out a giant cigar-shaped Nautilus, complete with mysterious electrical engines and oxygen generators.
I guess that's pretty common. Any giant doodle projects from your childhood that you still kind of want to make into a Real Thing?
Captain, Engineering Corps
I have a bunch of old drawings that I pretended to be classified designs of military vehicles that only the president could see.
Mine was actually the DMCS prudence (steelcore fleet) , And another secret project I cant Tell you about
I was always drawing blueprints of stuff as a kid. Basically of whatever took my interest - submarines, top secret military bases, huge self-driving cars with TV, Metroid levels, but I mostly drew spaceships.
I'd post pictures, but I can't find any of the cooler ones I made. :(
I actually got into 3d modeling via (Google) Sketchup for several years because of it.
Commander, Engineering Corps
Back in Primary School, I used to draw trucks, and tanks. Then once I started getting into more technical drawing I used to draw variations of turrets and make them in sketchup.
I draw machines. That plane i drew before used the broken up front for more advanced turning. I will submit a machine i drew, as an example
Oh man, I loved doing that as a kid. Mostly spaceships and submarines - I remember having a lot of fun placing hallways, junctions, and access-ways and imaging how people would get around. Alas, it was so long ago all I have left are vague memories.
All i have left is a massive pile of notebooks and drawings!
Able Airman, Engineering Corps
Hello everyone, as a child and well into my teens I drew many hundreds of "side view" cut away ships and vessels. That passion lead to a study of engineering and a long career in commercial aviation.
I was fascinated to find that others share this same style.