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Platform 47 by Cybergooch Platform 47 by Cybergooch
Owned by Nurugosha Industries and built on the planet Durius II, "Phemodrin Core Superplatform #47" was the largest teritium mining and processing facility in the galaxy. A recently colonized planet, Durius II had an unstable subterranean structure, and it was suggested by more than one report to delay building until further studies could be made. Despite warnings from both the Intergalactic Mining Union and OSHAN, the platform was constructed due to unusually high concentrations of teritium. Under peak operating conditions, the mining platform was able to extract, process and refine over 400 cubic tons of teritium ore a day. Because of this, it was by far the most lucrative of the phemodrin platforms, which were already intended to dominate the galactic refinery business.

But on Nalan 63rd, 387, at 1825 (stellar time), a slice-blasting rupture triggered a series of enormous underground explosions that fractured the already delicate subterranean foundation. The entire platform collapsed into an ever-widening chasm, taking a large part of the surrounding mining colony with it. Thousands were killed from the collapse itself, with hundreds of others succumbing to the hostile atmosphere without any functioning life support. This ranked the catastrophe as one of the worst peacetime planetary mining disasters in history and, by far, the most famous.

This photo, taken only two Earth months before the tragedy shows the refinery at full operational capacity. Today, the incident which has come to be known as simply "Platform 47" serves as a somber reminder of the often disastrous results of putting greed before the safety of the workers involved.
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Platform 47 by ~Cybergooch. has very pleasing visual effects. Everything seems to work from the colours to the use of light to the helicopter in the back there. ( Suggested by lazybutt and Featured by fourteenthstar )
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DJaked Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Mind if I use this in an RP? You'll be credited, of course.
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DarkDude57 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
No words can say how cool this is......simply awesome, even then, 'awesome' is an understatement.
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Affet-kak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
i thought it was a future sports arena in the small pic
its cool
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JarmenKell Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
so realistic! its very easy to imagine yourself on that platform... ugh, got dizzy with that altitude.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Heh, thanks!
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Mjodi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Interface Designer
really its very very very good job, and i think its difficult .
i like 3D.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Thanks Mjodi, glad you liked it!
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loquid Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
that is fascinating. the work is top notch, why aren't you working for square/enix or Disney pixar??? i think its better than some of their stuff. and the back story just pulls you into the idea that its real.

kudos and keep up the amazing work... :+fav:
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks for the comments! I work for Insomniac Games and get to flex my creativity a lot there. 8)
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loquid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
wow. Insomniac makes some great games. I would love to work for them some day myself, gotta get through school first though as i'm just starting a program locally this fall if all goes well. R2 was well worth the wait. I am a faithful PS3 1st gen 60GB owner, as well as PS, and PS2 W/ 40G HD. gonna have to put you on :+devwatch: now. keep up the good work man.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Hey cool! Thanks for the add.

Glad you liked R2!
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ytsejamfish Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Brilliant work. Congrats!
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks!
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Juskan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Deserve a DD amazing work.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Thanks Juskan!
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maikarupikachu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
if not oil refinery, it would remind me of a giant city!
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Thanks...it's kind of a hybrid between a city and a refinery.
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maikarupikachu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
sweetness :D
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Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Excellent work… Keep it up!
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Thanks! :)
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CommanderA9 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
you gotta post your umilith picture man!

i love this one especially

the detail is amazing!
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Necron-cheese Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Wow, this picture is gorgeous! Great job!
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:iconcybergooch:
Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Thanks...glad you liked it! :)
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Necron-cheese Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
No problem
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nihonjoe Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Very well done. :)
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Thanks! ;)
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corpser2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
dunno whats cooler, the image or the story :thumbsup:
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Gugul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
amazing job man!!! congratulations!!!!
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Thanks Gugul!
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Gugul Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
:headbang:
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Avro-Lancaster Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
you roxor :P
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
:) thanks!
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sylverphoenix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
I love artwork that have such a vivid backstory to them. I love both the visual and mental picture you portrayed.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Thanks! I have a lot of fun with the backstories, and usually think about them while I'm working on a piece.
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Big-Argonian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Woa all those lights wow you did them really well :)
Great stuff
Sel
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Hey thanks! :)
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AceRacer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the angle of the pic, maks in look like a real giant amongst the grass. I wonder how long it takes for a penny to drop to the ground from the top?
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Haha, a looooong time! 8)
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AceRacer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it a oil platform or is it for another resource?
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
It's for teritium mining. Read the little story that's there with it, it explains it. Sort of. ;)
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AceRacer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read the story on your website. WOW, but just wondering, I notice the you have a stellar time in the story, so how long is a stellar day? For that matter, how many months and days per month are in this stellar calender of yours? (Sorry if it's asking much, just curious. You don't have to answer if you don't want to.)
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Kadvit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW.. SUPER
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Thanks Kadvit!
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BeyondDreams Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome ! Love the description too !
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Thank you! I have fun with the descriptions after a piece is done.
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Trianero Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
only a word: increible
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yuryeong Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow, man, such a wonderful work...
Everything is perfect!!!
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soulreflections Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Love the lighting!
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Age2003 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Wow that's incredibley realistic. :D
Great work! :+fav:
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Thanks!
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