As reaction on Strategic Cruisers, Amarrian engineers improve standard battlecruisers and create this powerfull combat vessel with capable shielding, armor plating, efective weapons, good speed and maneuverability, and sufficient power-core to supply all their systems to provide offensive actions behind enemy lines.
Inspired by: Amarr design
[link] ◄klik to see redesigned version: Precursor Mk.2
specifications are only illustrative
It is long time ago what I played EVE online (14 day trial) so I hope the EVE online creative team can chose better balanced properties of this ship ( when it will win, of course )
As soon as I read the description of the scribble contest I knew what I wanted to do. My only worry was if I would be able to finish in time. Over the last two weeks I've used almost every free moment that I've had, but it's finally finished, with not much time to spare. The hardest thing about this was figuring out a way to get all the pieces to line-up and accurately recreate the scribble lines. I'm not sure how strict the judging will be about the lines, so I have erred on the safe side and posted another version with the lines. [link]
My entry for the Lexus IS Design contest. As an artist I am heavily influenced by Japanese animation (Anime). and like wise my concept the "ZERO" is heavily influence by anime specifically the machines and robots that are often featured in anime. I wanted this design to evoke images of a heavily armed anime robot, the exhaust nozzles are designed to resemble cannons and the IS's headlamps are trimmed to resemble eyes. At the same time I wanted to stay true to the design philosophy of Lexus. Some may notice the rear center perforations are a not so subtle "wink" at the Lexus LFA and the black roof as well. The Lexus logo is illuminated with blue LED reminiscent of the LExUS hybrid vehicles showing LEXUS commitment to sustainability while being sporty and exciting cars. This was a very challenging exercise but tons of fun, very grateful to Deviantart art and Lexus for the opportunity! ^_^
The Clipper: a cantankerous beast that hunts down smaller robots and critters. It first impales them with its hook arm, and then snips off useful bits with its clipper arm or jaws that it can add to its armor plating or make repairs with.
It's slow moving, so it typically waits to ambush its prey and is very crafty and cunning. To make up for its slow speed, it has heavy armor plates and is extremely strong. It's still seeking more armor bits to protect its heart and power supply.
Well, down to the last minute, my buddy Jim :rael9: and I burned the midnight oil and finished this up at 11:40 PM last night in a frenzied rush of grinding, cutting, riveting, twisting, blood, sweat, and... well, no tears, I don't think either of us cried while making this. We're still definitely nursing more than a few nicks, scrapes, and scratches from working with all of that metal though.
This was an awesome project though. We procrastinated a bit, of course, so we were sort of scrambling at the last minute, but we managed to get it done without too many compromises.
Components include the following:
The guts of a broken wind up clock
The heating elements of a burned out electric space heater
an old rusty ice hook
a pair of rusty hand clippers that had been inexplicably dipped in yellow paint
the sheet metal from an ancient rusted out tub that looks like it may have been a still for a moonshine operation back in the prohibition days
worn down snow tire chains
several armatures from car rear view mirrors
an old rusty trowel
Half a dozen old electrical relays
a bunch of braces and brackets for fixing cabinets that turned into this guy's bones
Several old rusty horseshoes
What felt like hundreds of feet of steel wire, and hundreds of nuts, bolts, rivets, washers, and wingnuts
I'm absolutely certain there are more random weird parts in there, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
I was hoping we could get a more dynamic look, but once he started pushing thirty+ pounds we were more concerned with keeping him upright and sturdy than getting a slick action pose.
We'd like to thank the guys at The Junk Shop for letting us rummage through their piles old rusty contraptions and take a bunch of parts for twenty five bucks.
We'd also like to thank the Sadie Mae Foundation for giving us first dibs on all of the good old junk and tools from their fund raising tag sale.
Well, that's all for now, I've already typed up too much here. Thanks for looking!