Predator C design alterations, trying to make it less happy fun-time robot and more machine like. This version done in a cleaner illustration style and intended to be modular this one is loaded with as much firepower as able and all the defensive fixin's, plus a system of leg backups.
Ileman-Loch's 5th generation Light Strike FOIL Aetarius was produced in the same time period the previously posted Ileman-Loch Auaris-SOMR (Special Operations Multi Role) combat FOIL. They both share some slight cosmetic similarities and are both high mobility machines designed for combat operations requiring speed and precision. Beyond that though the Aetarius is more of a workhorse front line machine. Slightly heavier on armor than the Auaris-SOMR Aetarius is quite capable of taking punishment. Aetarius is somewhat of a beefed up high speed infantry FOIL at heart though quite capable with bladed weapons.
The example pictured here is a Polemon machine in service of the Free SOL allied forces that stand in the face of the Siege of the Black Son. It sports pattern breaker on the covering on the limbs and tonal variation breaker on the blue gray body panels. It's carrying an assault stein shettier rifle manufactured by Dies. It's highly likely the FOIL also sports a good deal of Dies parts as well.
The Latin text under the FOIL is actually on the FOIL, placed there by the Pilot and Faedai, it say's, "Reality is an illusion. Awaken from the dream." I also should note the name Aetarius was coined by as a play of Aquarius. He thought the FOIL's legs had a bell bottom vibe so the name kinda spawned from there Also will note there are GenoPeng/Vulne FOIL collabs coming soon
Blown up light boxed pencil thumb with digital inks clean up. Colors in Photoshop CS3. Background "star field" is a copyright free image and the only element I didn't draw.
Things seems to be settling down with my Father doing pretty well so now I can get to some backlog of work. This collaboration piece has been sitting on the back burner for sometime so it's nice to finally finish it.
Originally drawn by the ever talented (Charles Liu) I always loved this unique FOIL design of his. Back when he did this I said I'd do a color version, to which he agreed... unfortunately it kinda got shelved. In any event, now it's done and up it goes I did some minimal clean ups to the original illo in order to open it up for color, along with adding digital inks to pop it a bit, but otherwise it remains the design Charles created originally.
Here's the write up of the FOIL also found on 's original posting: [link]
The Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai CAV FOIL model was jointly developed and manufactured by the Indus based manufacturing corporate entities Dies and the Gund FOILArbeiten plant in the political bloc of Germane. A relatively recent model in the line of FOILs by this collaborative union of two manufacturers (much like the Jiendel Gavil FOILs), the 'Tessai' favors more aggressive pilots with its digitigrade stance and lack of shield. This N'vos Tessai, as shown here, is a stripped down model, thin on armor for extra speed and maneuverability.
This machine is tailored to its pilot, a skilled swordsman with a swift and graceful combat style. The thin armor is a weakness, to be sure, of this otherwise elegant CAV design but an effective FOIL operator can always exploit the advantages over inherent flaws. Even with the thinner armor a CAV FOIL in the hands of a capable pilot and faedi control entity is a dangerous and formidable opponent. The standard, off the factory body, has more armor plates and is a little less maneuverable but still an effective machine.
Original pencil illustration by: digital inks and color, in Photoshop CS3, by
I decided to retopologise the hi-poly mesh and add more detail to it. I think it turned out quite nicely. All that is left are the wings and the arm blade. Both are rather optional for the scene I'm doing for my entry in 's Summer of Mecha contest. A more geeky explanation is that both can be hidden in pockets of flat-space in Marduk's armor.
Again with the backstory, for those who missed it last time: "SF Marduk is an ancient bio-mechanical weapon that was excavated from an alien ruin, deep under Mars' surface. Upon discovery, an automated visual message proclaimed the near advent of eleven powerful dragons from beyond time and space, who will one day sacrifice all of Mankind to wake "the Primordial Chaos" from its slumber; and the enigmatic Marduk is the only weapon powerful enough to counter that threat... should the scion within wakes in time."
To clarify a point: SF-Marduk is not an 'Orbital Frame', and it's not even from the ZoE universe. It's just in a similar style and ENTIRELY my own creation.
"SuperFrame MARDUK", "Arch-Babylon", "Project Babilon" and all related material are (c) mus0u
Sentinel Mobile Armies SMA-WS-06 Hawthorne Ground Combat Warsuit
Here it is folks, the completed version. I decided to stick with the whole repair/refit station idea, and pretty much went from there... This particular suit is standing guard, while simultaneously having it's arm serviced, and it's ammunition replenished. A few SMA employees are scattered about the various platforms, overseeing the operation to ensure a rapid re-deployment. Dressed in desert colors, this craft is assigned to a Sentinel Mobile Armies command center located in the south-western United States. Once it's refit is complete, the guard duty pilot will swap out, letting a higher-ranking mission pilot take his unit out on patrol near the western rim of the Grand Canyon.
----Wow, this went far faster than I thought it would... thanks to everyone who suggested I do this, I'm happy I did!
Model number: RGM-79-A2 Code name: Jackalope Unit type: customized mobile suit Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (Konpeitoh Arsenal) Operator: --- First deployment: --- Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso Dimensions: head height 18.2 meters Weight: unarmed 38 tons Armor materials: titanium/ceramic composite Powersource: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x missile pod, 2 missiles per pod; mounted on both shoulder; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use Optional armaments: long blade rifle, mounted on variable backpack, mounted/hand-carried in use; AT·MG79-90mm machine gun, 2 spare clips, 30 rounds per clip, clip mounted on both hips; RGM-Cb2 type shield, mounted on left forearm; giant bunker shield; 2 x heat kukri, mounted on both hips, hand carried in use
tried to do 'Advance of Zeta'-ish GM MSV. Though it turns out not exotic enough to be one of AoZ's MS.
Many perspective and shape error in some parts (the most obvious ones are the shoulders, legs and arms)
My drawing skill regressed? Yes, I thought so too
Still tough luck with highlighting. And since I thought most of MS standard pose doesn't use highlight either, so I put it as is
MSV Jackalope (c)(me) based of GM series from Gundam francise (c)Sunrise/Bandai/Sotsu Agency
Yo! After my exam I took these spare weeks made my 3rd archangel Gundam Sariel! He appears as enemy at first so I made him some evil sense.... and too similar color theme with my Uriel? I made him in black and gold... but light effect is too dark! I'll try to make some weapons for him these days....