A nice selection of concept illustrations of the Colonial Marine Corps starship, USS Sulaco. I do very much love this design. Syd Mead designed this vessel with a steer from James Cameron. Mead's early ilustrations convey a practical and realistic starship design, but Cameron realized that it would be practical for miniature filming. Cameron created a quick, but very cool design sketch that
helped Mead find the right path to the final design. Enjoy!
|This feels more like a space colony than a starship|
|This at least has a drive array|
|The James Cameron sketch that put Syd Mead on the right track|
|Nearly the final design|