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Q: Is it okay for me to download and print the poster?
A: Of course! I may never be making money off it and sell it via DevArt's poster-print service, but that doesn't mean this may not be printed by you (and since you cut out the middle man - me - it's even cheaper for you than if I sold it to you!).

Q: Why isn't the Death Star/CSO Carrier/V'Ger/other large ship on the chart?
A: For reasons of image quality and chart organisation, only ships between a minimum of 100 meters and 24000 meters are applicable for this chart, sorry. Arbitrary? Yes! But I had to draw the line somewhere.

Q: And where's TARDIS?
A: It's both too large and too small for the chart.

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The last update

For real this time: This is the final major content update, though if there are issues I'll still fix them. I also haven't forgotten I wanted to vectorize the writing. It's still on the radar. But content-wise, I think that is about all I can put in.

Also, I added the ISS. For scale. It's on top, with a yellow frame so it's relatively easy to find.

Lots of errors fixed, lots of new ships too. Well, off for now, but I'll be replying in the comments more or less regularily.

Also added a few more ships and switched the Eternal Crusader for the Legate Class battle barge, which is a class ship and not a unique ship.

Major update

This is probably at least for the forseseeable future the last round of adding ships. I have pretty much all I wanted now (excepting some old scifi, and many Anime series, which tend to not have many usable images). Lots of new content. Including:


-> UPDATE for Mass Effect! It now features the Crusible and two little new Geth ships.
-> UPDATE for Star Trek! It now features the Narada and a couple more small ships courtesy of Euderion.
-> UPDATE (smallish) for Star Wars, which now features the CIS Supply Sphere.
-> UPDATE for Star Blazers, whcih now features two Gamilan and 3 EDF ships.
-> UPDATE for Halo, which now features the Forerunner Keyship.
-> UPDATE for Robotech/Macross, which now features a few more MAcross 7 ships, such as the Meltrandi.

-> NEW: Freespace! Shivans, Vasudans, Terrans, New Terrans!
-> NEW: Dune! Thanks to Euderion, I finally got a model fo a Heighliner and could add this series. Also: Harkonnen and Guild Frigate, Emperor's own frigate
-> New: Transformers! The Nemesis and the Axiom. Sizes are soemwhat guesstiamtes. I'm happy I found useful images at all, though, and size in Transformers is ... well.
-> NEW: Ulysses 31! One of these little shows I remember from saturday morning toons in my childhood. Model courtesy of JamesMargerum, visit his gallery for a larger version that does this nice design a lot more justice at jamesmargerum.deviantart.com/g… .
-> NEW: Starfox! The Great Fox ship.
-> NEW: Toho Kaiju Movies. Because there's more madness there than Godzilla, Motha and Megalon!
-> NEW: The Hithhiker's Guide To The Galaxy! Much demanded, this adds the HEart of Gold and the Titanic 2 to the chart. If anyone has a definite source on the size of a Constructor, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks!
-> NEW: Sol Bianca! More space pirates!
-> NEW: Freelancer - also sorely missed by many.
-> NEW: X³! Lots of pretty sizable ships here.
-> NEW: Monsters vs. Aliens! It's massive, that ship.

And that's it for now. Enjoy the new-and-improved chart!

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Another Update! Look!

This has some stuff that has been much demanded. Most notably: Mass Effect! Sorry, but I only found low-resolution images for the crucible; hence, it did not make it. If anyone has a high-res image, link it please, and I'll see if it can go in in another update. Also, since I haven't said so before: Credits for the Musashi, Trafalgar and Phoenix models go to Annihilator102 and the Sins of the Prophets team.

Other new stuff:
- Spaceball One
- The Black Hole's USS Cygnus
- 2001's Discovery One (it's actually tiny on the chart, though)
- 2010's Cosmonaut Leonov (not so tiny, size taken from official blueprints)
- Stargate:Destiny's Destiny and the Stargate:Atlantis' Atlantis (also the Replicator ships); size from this chart: gatecast.co.uk/wordpress/wp-co…
- The Honorverse! Lots of Manticoran and Havenite ships, based on thomasthecat.deviantart.com 's work.
- Avatar's ISV VentureStar
- other small stuff I surely have forgotten to mention. It's 4 am here. I'm kind of tired.

Much still to do, but my next project will not be more ships, but vectorized text for all those who want this chart as a poster.

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New Update! And thanks to the folks who featured my work!
UPDATE! NEW FILE!

Newly featured:
Wall-E (Axiom, Zephyrus and Epiglottus city ships, based on the size calculation here: buy-n-large.livejournal.com/17… )
Dead Space (sizes mostly based on Dead Space Wikia and conjecture)
Star Citizen (Size based on the Star Citizen Wiki)
Galaxy Quest (Sizes taken from a Chart compiled by Dan Carlson, who inspired me for this chart)
Space: Above and Beyond (Sizes taken from a Chart compiled by Dan Carlson, who inspired me for this chart)
BattleTech (several Inner Sphere and Clan ships; based on www.sarna.net )
Wing Commander (Sizes mostly via wcnews.com )
StarCraft (Sizes and ship images taken from: i2.minus.com/idKJOHIciRf0E.jpg )
Homeworld (based on conjecture, the Homeworld wiki which has everything except sizes, and a few fanmade charts)
Close Encounter (image via Smithonian; size conjecture based on film clips)
District 9 (Image internet; size wikipedia)

Added to existing listings:
Romulan Mining Ship, USS Odyssey, and USS Vengeance (Dreadnaught-class) for Star Trek

I realise this is again no Mass Effect. I am having serious trouble finding both usable art (side views, as untilted as possible - some compromise is doable, but not too much that the shape of the ship ends up distorted). If anyone has either an artbook or images that work, PLEASE let me knoe (via note, since comments have gotten a tad overwhelming). Same with the Hitchhiker's - anyone got something solid on the Heart of Gold and the Vogon ship?

Also, by popular demand: the Tardis is already on the image. Whether it's on the Red Dwarf and .25 pixels large or ALL ofthe image is your choice, it's probably both, anyway. ;)

Anyway, this is not the final update. Dune still needs to be done, a couple other stuff, and maybe I can finally find some useful Mass Effect stuff. It IS sorely missing. I am very aware of that!

For the sake of usability, I am experimenting with coloured backgrounds (muted, not to take away from the ships) for easier finding of the ship you are loking for.

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This is a sorely needed update to my size comparison tables. For 40K, I now used the updated Rogue Trader sizes where applicable, resulting in much larger 40K vessels. Also, no battleships are present because there simply is no canonic size available on them. I kept andrea1969.deviantart.com/ s Eternal Crusader in (at 10 km length, because I figure it is close enough to the Vengeful Spirit, which has a given size), and the Malleus Syndicate's (www.malleus.dk/Ordo/Default.as… fantastic civilian ships because I just like them. Most ships, though, are Rogue Trader vessels. And yes, it's still mostly Imperium. Ork ships, Eldar Ships and the likes may be added in the future though.

Edit 4: The next Update! The chart now features the following series, universes and tabletop games:
Star Wars (Expanded universe, G-Canon whereever possible)
Star Trek (official stats)
Stargate (official stats)
EVE Online
Warhammer 40.000
Babylon 5
Robotech/Macross
Halo
Battlestar Galactica (both series)
Firefly/Serenity
Farscape
Titan A.E.
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Starship Troopers (TV and Movie)
Aliens vs. Predator universe
Lexx - The Dark Zone
Red Dwarf
Event Horizon
V
The Irresponsible Captain Tyler
Martial Successor Nadesico
Space Pirate Captain Haarlock
Silent Running
Independence Day

Slated for the next update: District 9, Battletech universe, maybe more Macross, more classic sci-fi movies. Recommendations welcome!

Edit 3: Yeah, so that last edit: I lied. Here's a new chart.

This chart now covers: Warhammer 40.000, Star Trek, Star Wars, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Starship Troopers, V, Halo, EVE online, Titan A.E. and Robotech. It'S ... a lot of starships, to scale as best as I could find out the relevant scales. I used various online sources - specific wiki, other size comparison charts (especially Jeff Russell's and Dan carlson's), and other fanmade sites. Sometimes there were conflicting measurements, and I had to make a choice (I usually picked the larger one). Star Wars fans: I go with G-Canon, if in doubt. Yes, I liked Westwood games too. It's not canon anymore. There's worse things.

Edit 2: This is the last edit on this, I promise. It's a massive update though, including more ships from Star Wars, as I finally found decent images of a Souvereign! New stuff includes a few extra ridiculous ones (eh, torpedo egg?), more superdestroyers, some wacky superweapons, and a TON of all-new ships from Battlestar Galactica, EVE online, Halo and Stargate.

Edit: Added Chaos warships. Overlooked these before in Battlefleet Koronus. And Eldar, Ork, Rak'Gol and Kroot. More to come, maybe, if new supplements add new ships.


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:icondeath-666-creation:
Death-666-Creation Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Artist
The TARDIS Breaking size chart logic since 1950 Something :D
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EustaceScrubb Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
I take it the Firefly-class is less than 102 meters long?  (102 m is the smallest I found on this splendidly exhaustive chart.)
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Narilyte Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You put a crapton of effort into this, of that there is no mistake.  Major props for the time and effort you've invested into this.

Now I hate to put more work on you, but this is also so very chaotic.   Would it at all be possible to add very faint lines around franchise groupings so if you're looking for all EVE ships, or all Star Wars ships, or all 40K ships, you've got a faint guide as to where they all are?   A faint line or color difference to indicate "X franchise in this area"?

Also noted that a rather infamous 40K ship isn't present.  The Chaos Planet Killer.
Also, do you have the EVE ORE ships in here somewhere?   I could not find any of the Mining Barges, nor the Orca or Rorqual.
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Geoffryn Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You forgot the Sovereign Class and Nova Class (although on this scale, a Nova like my PC's ship the Twilight would be dwarfed....)
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:icongeoffryn:
Geoffryn Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Funny...I always thought the Fasarius dwarfed everything else, including the Death Star!
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:iconkillb94:
killb94 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Filmographer
Where's the Nostromo from "Alien"? Or at least I don't see it.
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:iconfortran5:
Fortran5 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I love this. According to avp.wikia.com/wiki/USCSS_Nostr…, the CM-88B Bison class is actually 334 meters in length, and 98 meters high. The information is taken from "Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report" technical guide.
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wilburpatureba Featured By Owner 3 days ago
W O W!!!! Amazing job!
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:iconrichardzeidler:
RichardZeidler Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can look at it eternally!
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:iconkaisernathan1701:
kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Is ships from Tenchi Muyo on this?
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5M4Z Featured By Owner 5 days ago
just curious....what was the thinking regarding vintage ships, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, etc ?
I didn't see them in the list...are they in or out ?
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:iconphoenixc279:
PhoenixC279 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Very nice! But I have to note one thing, A lot of the Star Wars ships have the wrong names and models as well as sizes, Such as the World Devastator and the Dreadnought-Class Heavy cruiser to name examples. =D
Also the Halo ships have the same error in some of them.

Sorry to complain =D
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SlyFlySpyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
THIS IS AWESOME!
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:iconstroz206:
Stroz206 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
I'm new on deviant art and I want to buy this awesome shit, I'm from canada, how may I?
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DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2016
Seriously, why does no body ever read the DESCRIPTION below an upload ?. It's there for a reason No, I disagree!

Want to know why the original and second Death Star's are not featured on the upload ?, read the description, that's what it's there for Nod 

I'm not trying to make a big complaint or nothing, but I just don't get why some people feel the need to completely ignore the description and ask a question which they might actually find in the description if they bothered to look No, I disagree!

The human race, totally incapable sometimes of reading a simple description.
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:iconmuroshi:
Muroshi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
How about the Tenchi Muyo Ships.  We have the Tree ships, Cabbit ship, and GXP ships.
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:iconavalon:
avalon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
I think we can all name hundreds of ships that aren't here like the Ryvius or the Shi'ar ships from X-men. I prefer a moment of silence, appreciation and contemplation for the work.
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NeonstarMars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite interesting
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:iconpolletheboss:
Polletheboss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
I wonder why the StarWars Nebulon B Frigate has only 300 m. But its not deviants fault. The size is from wiki. She seemed to be way bigger to me in the Movie and Videogames.
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:iconpolletheboss:
Polletheboss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
where are the death stars?
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
As written by the uploader in the description -

Q: Why isn't the Death Star/CSO Carrier/V'Ger/other large ship on the chart?
A: For reasons of image quality and chart organisation, only ships between a minimum of 100 meters and 24000 meters are applicable for this chart, sorry. Arbitrary? Yes! But I had to draw the line somewhere.
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frozenslave1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
I know, right? I guess because they're too big for the photo.
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:iconlexinga:
Lexinga Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Don't find any Perry Rhodan ship
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:iconwhovianbron3:
WhovianBron3 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
how much would this cost to make the size of a walmart poster!??!?!? 
Maybe it should be organized horizontally, since it seems it would take up alot less space like that in a long print xD 
but seriously... I wonder how many hours spent... Good freaking job... :,) 
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cynthiagzz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Hello there! You could spend the psd file??? dg.cynthiagonzalez@gmail.com
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MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Super Picture, good work:) (Smile)
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:iconscatterbranied23:
ScatterBranied23 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  New Deviant
I could look at this for hours on end 
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:iconmlprj:
mlprj Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
The only one I couldn't find is Serenity from Firefly.
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DanielleVeralee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet mother of god this is spectacular
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:iconnyrathwiz:
NyrathWiz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a pity there is no more room on the chart.

SyFy release a size chart for the ships on its new show The Expanse

imgur.com/GIN0e0U
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Sonicfanx1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
He/she could always expand the chart.
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SchmiedeTraum Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Wow-
will there be Updates from this like space ships of the new star wars films?

Good work.
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Blitzgob Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Seriously, I want this as a wallpaper in my room^^
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Blitzgob Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
AWESOME! just AWESOME!
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:iconkostitsyn46:
Kostitsyn46 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Amazing work! Congrats! Once again, this chart shows that size doesn't matter.
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Utaureload Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2016
For those who ask where is Death Star. Death Star is 120000m & Death Star 2 160000m

Size comparison
www.megapassions.org/wp-conten…
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MYCO8721 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
i have no idea what you guys are talking about but this chart is awesome! well done!
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Onionfury45 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student
Where are the Halo ships? What about the Death Star and Death Star 2?
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DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
As the uploader wrote in the description -

Q: Why isn't the Death Star/CSO Carrier/V'Ger/other large ship on the chart?
A: For reasons of image quality and chart organisation, only ships between a minimum of 100 meters and 24000 meters are applicable for this chart, sorry. Arbitrary? Yes! But I had to draw the line somewhere.
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:icontheanimaster:
TheAnimaster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Put together by an XBOX user... What about DESTINY? XD
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The-Emard Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Man... I've been looking 30 minutes for LEXX thinking it would be one of the smaller ships :P That's AWESOME DUDE !! Is Harlock's ship also in there somewhere?
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BrogGrim Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, a map grid and index may be of benefit.
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MyForbidden Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
As far as I know, there is no class of Reaper ship from Mass Effect that is called "Leviathan". There is a Leviathan in the series, but it's the organic being from which the Reapers were based off of, not a synthetic space ship.

Hmm... Unless the ship you are referring to is the "Leviathan of Dis" which is a Reaper Capital Ship, the same size as Sovereign. masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Star…

On a happier note, I am so stoked to see the inclusion of Stargate ships! I think that series is overlooked a lot nowadays, so it's great to see someone giving it props.

Kudos to you!
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Glitch-Grind Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hot
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OguzBuberci Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  New Deviant
Amazing! Clap  
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome and surprisingly useful spaceship chart! :happybounce: Very well done!
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:iconthejusticehobbit:
TheJusticeHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   Artist
please bring in doctor whos tardis
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student General Artist
I doubt it would fit on the map. On the outside, it's too small for this map as a phone box, and on the inside, it's endless shifting corridors lead to the Eye of Harmony, aka it's power source.
"The Eye was created by suspending time around an exploding star in the act of becoming a black hole, harnessing the potential energy of a collapse that would never occur."

So I doubt they'd be able to fit an entire exploding star on this image either.

Unfortunately the TARDIS is quite simply impossible to include.
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Devo-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can think of a few additions to this chart.

Transformers - I notice the Axiom from Beast Wars, but neither the Darksyde nor Ravage's transwarp cruiser are on there. Also you've got the Nemesis from Transformers Prime, but not the Nemesis from G1 nor the Ark.

Mass Effect - More of a comment than suggestion, but the Reaper slaughter ships and troop carriers never actually appeared in ME3. Were those images your own making? I'd like to see them enlarged rather than those itty-bitty ones on the chart.
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blamagenkind Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Need update for starcraft's new spear of adun: gear.blizzard.com/media/catalo…
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