Welcome to the second Concept to Creation contest! CTC 2. WHAT: I will post concept art. It is simply an idea, a starting point. WHEN: Deadline will be Monday, July 27th. Edit: extended until the end of August! WHY: For fun WHO: Verbal vote which lasts for a week after the deadline. We are all judges. I may adjust this depending on how June's plays out. RULES: 100% stock no size or weight restriction, but if it melts my computer I might not be fair on it. survival capable (o2, conveyored, etc) post as blueprint preferred. Actual voting criteria will differ based on who's voting, what his/her priorities are, and how your craft differs from what they had in mind. CONCEPT: Our sales guys got a lead on a great opportunity. It's for some high ranking government official who isn't happy with what's available on the market, he wants something "off the shelf" but is considering custom made because he doesn't like what's out there. Everything seems too small or too big, or just doesn't have the right features. I know one-offs aren't the most profitable for us but if we get our foot in the door it could mean some serious business with their military and support fleet, in addition to being seen by the governments he visits with. This is what he's looking for: -Something that looks different, refined, sophisticated. Not an intimidating military style or dirty asteroid worker. -Docking space for at least one planetary shuttle. -Private quarters and office for the official. Office should be capable of comfortably holding a meeting with a few people. -Guest quarters for at least two. -The primary and guest quarters should not share air space with any reactors or noisy equipment. -crew of at least 3 pilots and a chef, with crew quarters. -long range capable. -Should not be defenseless, but for diplomatic reasons visible weapons should be kept to a minimum. Preferably one of the pilots would use a fighter to direct conflict away from the high profile personnel. We have to assume they are elite pilots. -Maintenance tools should also be neatly tucked away, out of view from the guests. We have this picture, the sales guy sketched it in his page of notes. Based off a smaller craft that the official liked the looks of but was undersized for the task at hand. It seems like a good starting point. Edit: Should contain at least 1 jump drive Contest extended thru August.