I've been working on a Sci-fi novel on and off for years. I'd like to try something to clear the cobwebs. I need ships. Ship designs, more precisely. This is non-pay because god knows if I'll ever get it done. But I by some miracle I do ever get around to publishing I will credit the artist. (Even if I have to name a ship or city in the book after the Artist so I remember his name when I'm done.) Here are the specs: 22nd century, I'm looking for gritty, not antiseptic, Kind of a logical progession from existing space craft. There is an advanced engine but it is limited to inter-solar system flight. By advanced I mean non-rocket. This is not an FTL or Warp drive either. No external weapons. Combat is based on boarding. Shields DO exist but they are mechanical, like armor plating, and can be extended or retracted as needed (for example covering the pilot's canopy but uncovering it so the pilot can see clearly for docking manuvers) Some ships can land, others are purely space bound. Ships can be crewed by as few as one person or as many as a hundred. No fightercraft please. I need civilian and military designs too. Cargo types will be a big factor but I can use a few patrol ship designs too. Capital ships will be evolved from these designs. Otherwise this is a sky's the limit open concept. My mind has grown into a rut from too many years of Star Trek, Transformers and Star Wars. Don't put too much effort into it unless you want to. I will contact you though PM if I take anything from your design. Thank you in advance.