- been a long stretch since I was able to sit down and do any carving, finally got this one done. I'm not sure why but this one has a very South Asian feel to me. Maybe the lil squiggly detail on the left(reminds me of Thailand) and the reverse reverse barb sort of reminds me of something you would see in Indian carving.
Carved from cow bone and lashed with wax coated linen cord. Will post the link to the etsy sale as soon as I get it online. 45 + 5 bucks shipping.
Depicted here is test pilot Catherine 'Charity' Castiglione with the Southern Cross industrial consortium's prototype heavy mobile suit, the SCV-25 'Orion,' prior to one of its in-house performance evaluation runs.
Lt. Castiglione wears a special hardsuit designed specifically for mobile suit testing. The suit is armoured and has a larger number of medical monitors and biometric sensors which measure and record the wearerís physiological conditions in real-time. The suit is fully EVA-rated, functions as a pilot's g-suit and can provide basic medical assistance during high-g maneuvers and other physically strenuous situations. The suit also carries a back-up recording unit for the mobile suit's testing, evaluation and diagnostics systems as a precaution against the loss of the mobile suit itself.
The subject of the image is the first of two prototypes constructed for testing & evaluation. This example is currently devoid of weaponry except for the head-mounted integrated rotary pulse lasers, which can be independently elevated from -10 to +80 degrees. Mounted on the headís left hardpoint is a 'dazzle' pod, designed to jam and overload targeted optronic systems with a low-powered laser rapidly strobing between multiple frequencies and wavelengths. In this case, the pod was being used to test for possible 'fratricide' effects with the mobile suitís own multi-frequency optronic systems. A larger pair of torso-mounted cooling systems, which restrict the mobile suitís waist articulation, have been temporarily fitted in lieu of the smaller, standard production units.
The PAS-05E Dingo-class Powered Assault Suit. The larger and more powerful counterpart to the Powered Combat Suit, the PAS is built more along the lines of older powered armours, with conventional electric motors and myomer bundles to enhance strength and speed rather than a reactive fluid layer. With layers of heavy armour integrated to the suit, that added strength is necessary. While more powerful than the PCS, the Dingo suit is bulkier, though not quite as bulky as vintage Imperial powered armours; this limits its tactical availability to open field engagements, space combat, or direct assaults of fortified positions. However, it is able to carry and use weapons normal soldiers in the PCS would not be able to- the example in the picture is an 18.1mm automatic rifle. Other weapons include a 13mm Gauss Rifle, a Free Electron Laser, a Linear Plasma Projector Rifle, a 7.92mm rotary machine-gun, or an 105mm Recoilless Rifle. In addition to standard infantry weapons. Even so, its bulkiness has prevented its mass adoption by the Army, and is used more for special forces and Waffen-SG troops.
The Klingon blockade of Cardassia Prime inflicted severe damage to their military infrastructure and therefore their ability to wage war. Even more it injured deeply the fabled and deep-rooted Cardassian pride. Cardassia had always mandated an aggressive expansionist policy but never had a clear vision on how to accomplish it with the use of ships rather than stationary space stations such as Terok Nor. The mobility required to move from system to system was not possible with current Cardassian technology. However, a small and innovative group of Cardassian engineers had been working on designing a massive flagship that could effectively control distant systems and demoralize those who sought to strangle Cardassia's economic growth. But the problem in building this vessel was the lack of organization as much as the available resources, much of which had to be imported.
With the end of the blockade and the start of the Alliance with the Dominion the Cardassian shipyards started construction of what was to be the Hutet Class. Clearly a departure from the traditional Cardassian ship design, its enormous size reflected the ambitious desires of its makers. Described as a planetary assault ship, its primary role was to launch long-term moderate size assaults against moderately defended systems with little or no escort. That a Hutet could do this due to a new structural technology that could absorb hits from of all conventional weapons. In addition an innovative use of Dominion technology allowed the Hutet to quickly perform short term self-repair of battle damaged critical systems. To assist in its role of rebellion suppression the Hutet can maintain support for a detachment of Peltast Class fighters. By far the most frightening weapon on the Hutet is the Focused Wave Cannon, which is mounted on the forward array, which harness enough firepower to decimate entire installations.