Contest Entry for "Family Rivalry" for Hetalia group. This picture represents Japan's victory over China in the First Sino-Japanese War in which they fought over control of Korea. There was also some fighting in Taiwon...Japan became more modernized and it's navy easily wiped out China's. This picture does not represent any opinions I have of different countries...It's just a representation of a historical fact Done in pastels Also I do not own any Hetalia Characters...though i wish i did....
Эта работы бала нарисована в соавторстве с прекрасной Jay_Count. jaycount.deviantart.com/ Я нарисовала ЧБ основание и фигуры России и Турции, а Джей дала им цвет, детализацию и замечательный пейзаж. :З
Lore: This ATD3A6 Iron Crab II is the tracked variant of the orginal ATD3E4 Iron Crab. This unfortunate crew was hit while at battle speed of 60 mph. She took two direct hits, a HEAT round which obliterated her left track and an APFSDS that passed completely through the turret. After action reports stated that the tank hunter simply disintegrated as she tripped over her own wrecked tracks and flipped over. Finally she came to an inverted rest in a roadside ditch.
Designer Notes: This is part kinetic special effects study and part armor destruction physics study. There are several details that the concept study is missing such as the disintegration of the left track and the effects on the speeding hull which probably should be bouncing around. The explosion of the turret is missing some smoke and fire effects. The Iron Crab II's ATDA6 designation is fictional. Modern military designations might look something like M30A6 or M134A6. I've been theorizing if military forces would or would not distinguish between mecha (robotic) and mech (armored fighting vehicles) weapon systems. My conclusion is that some would and some would not as they would include both weapon systems under the AFV banner. For those that would distinguish between the two they may very well change the variant designation from A (M1A3 Abrams for example) to E for Enhanced or M for Mecha. Some nations might opt for a distinction by incorporating M (Mecha) into the acronym description mechanics. So if you had an Infantry Fighting Vehicle with both a mech and mecha variant, their descriptions may look something like IFV (mech) and IFM (mecha).
I love thinking about these kind of details and mechanics heh =^^=
Mech: Traditional Army term for any fighting or logistics vehicles. ATD: Armored Tank Destroyer HEAT: High Explosive Anti Tank APFSDS: Armored Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot
Phase: Beta Concept. Medium: Pencil & blue line. Chronostamp: Circa early 2000s
Lore: A flight element of two FB-57D Strike Hammers (VF-899 War Horses), based on the airship battle carrier Sarnera (CVFA-42) in a high energy burn on the deck roaring between the twin islands of the Yalsol Republic's southern coastline. This mission required them to fly a nape of the earth infiltration profile in order to deliver their direct strike munitions, with maximum shock, onto inland enemy positions somewhere in the Northern Mountains. This shot was captured by an inbound Marine Corp AV-28B Super Peregrine squadron that had just successfully engaged and destroyed enemy coastal ground defenses in that area of operations. The Hammers were cutting across the Peregine's previous flight path.
Personal: Inspired by the Cold War era FB-111 Ardvarks of the USAF these Steel Hammers are advanced versions of the fighter bomber concept. The rooster tails of water being thrown up by the energy wash is dramatized but just looks too cool to not have in there.
Discipline: My focus for this illo was speed. When I was very young I had received several books about trains. One in particular had several pics of Japanese bullet trains or shinkansen. The picture that still stands out in my mind was a lateral shot that nearly captured a clear shot of the engine but the forest behind it was completely burred. That was the effect I wanted to capture here. Contrasting the sharp images of the fighter bombers against the unclear blurred images of the water and passing islands hopefully makes the main focus (the aircraft) stand out.
Design Aspects: These Steel Hammers have 4 supercruise tier 2, afterburning engines. You can't see it in this shot but in addition to the two on top of the wings there are two underneath as well. Unlike their fighter attack cousins the slightly larger fighter bombers were never intended to dogfight. Thus they were given much more speed to egress out of a potential air to air engagement and equipped with the latest in stealth, electronic & digital counter measures, as well as direct attack digital weapon systems (IE digital warfare in the form of hacking, viruses, etc to disable or destroy an enemy).
References: FB-111 Ardvark, GR-1 Tornado, and MIG-27
Effects: Blurring speed effects. Eventually I'd like to apply this effect to the rooster tails and the aft end of the tactical aircraft to attempt to give more of the impression of speed. I think the effect has the potential to be applied to dogfight banking shots to communicate the heavy G forces and hopefully make people feel like they've been slammed into their seats and must hang on or be thrown off. Concussion shots could benefit from this effect as well to make people feel like they've just been hammered by a heavy shockwave from an explosion.