BradMick has posted early pictures of WC Pioneer's next ship. Don't recognize it? It's the Scarab, from "The Frontiersman: Interview With a Privateer," the story from the original Privateer's manual which introduces the player character.
This story has always seemed somewhat unusual to fans, as it is eight solid pages of prose in the middle of a highly illustrated game manual. Some time ago, we learned that Origin had initially planned to illustrate the manual with Claw Marks style line art -- and we were able to restore these drawings in our Archive. Since they specifically opted not to use this artwork (included below), this may not he the 'official' look of the Scarab... but it's a neat reference, nonetheless.