In the year 2055 the world was invaded, humanity sat on the brink of destruction the world governments united and sent agents back in time to get the best general we'd ever known...Andrew Jackson and throughout his life he did a lot of cool shit, dueled people...a lot which is how he ended up with a musket ball in his chest pretty much exactly like Tony Stark.Went to war, gambled, etc etc .
This is a war portrait as he stands victorious in yet another battle.
FDR, arguable one of the best presidents of all time. Known for his program "The New Deal" and other such accomplishments, what is not not known is his many victories in battle against many different types of enemies. FDR possessed great power and technology as can be seen from his transforming wheel chair in which he slayed many foes.
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In 1752 before Ben Franklin invented Pizza, Gameboy, the iPad2 or Mexican food he was contemplating how to conquer electricity. Being the genius he was he decided go get it at its source, this being Zeus. Strapping himself to a kite, and equipping some homemade lightning claws he ascended through the clouds and into the realm of the Gods to battle it out with Zeus. This is a painting capturing the exact moment the battle started.
Hi there guys! There goes a image I´ve done for Soul Forge: Tech-Viking Benjamin Franklin!! I hope you like it! This is on his Final form. you can see here is previous levels 1 & 2: i.imgur.com/wYXfJuY.png
A pic from arround april or so PSCS/Bamboo/7hours/Music: Aces high - Iron maiden (loooove this song) [link]
GO GO wiki-attack!! Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 21 April 1918) was a German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace of the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. Richthofen was a member of an aristocratic family with many famous relatives.
Freiherr (literally "Free Lord") is not a given name but a German aristocratic title, equivalent to a baron in other countries and the origin of Richthofen's most famous nickname: "The Red Baron". Red was the color of his plane. The German translation of Red Baron is De-der_Rote_Baron.ogg "der Rote Baron". Richthofen is today known by this nickname even in Germany, although during his lifetime he was more often described in German as Der Rote Kampfflieger, (variously translated as the The Red Battle Flyer or The Red Fighter Pilot). This name was used as the title of Richthofen's 1917 "autobiography."
Richthofen's other nicknames include "Le Diable Rouge" ("Red Devil") or "Le Petit Rouge" ("Little Red") in French, and the "Red Knight" in English.
Richthofen was killed just after 11 a.m. on 21 April 1918, while flying over Morlancourt Ridge, near the Somme River.
Hi there guys! this is an old image from 2007 or so ...Helen of Troy, well, the story is well known... she is the daughter of leda, a image I done before
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Helen of Troy and the Trojan War were central to the early history of ancient Greece.
Helen is the object of one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and one of the main reasons for a ten-year war between the Greeks and Trojans, known as the Trojan War. Hers was the face that launched a thousand ships because of the vast number of warships the Greeks sailed to Troy to retrieve Helen. The poems known as the Trojan War Cycle were the culmination of many myths about the ancient Greek warriors and heroes who fought and died at Troy.
The Trojan War Cycle is based on a story from the legendary period of ancient Greece, a time when it was common to trace lineage to the gods. Helen is said to have been a daughter of the king of the gods, Zeus. Her mother was generally considered to have been Leda, the mortal wife of the king of Sparta, Tyndareus. In some versions, Nemesis, in bird form, is named mother. The Helen-egg was then given to Leda to raise. Clytemnestra was the sister of Helen, but her father wasn't Zeus, but Tyndareus. Helen had two (twin) brothers, Castor and Pollux (Polydeuces). Pollux shared a father with Helen, and Castor with Clytemnestra. The two brothers are called the Dioscuri. There were various stories about this helpful pair of brothers, including one about how they saved the Romans at the Battle of Regillus.
The legendary beauty of Helen attracted men from afar and also those close to home who saw her as a means to the Spartan throne. The first likely mate of Helen was Theseus, hero of Athens, who kidnapped Helen when she was still young. Later Menelaus, brother of the Mycenaean King Agamemnon, married Helen. Agamemnon and Menelaus were sons of King Atreus of Mycenae, and were therefore referred to as Atrides. Agamemnon married the sister of Helen, Clytemnestra, and became king of Mycenae after expelling his uncle. In this way, Menelaus and Agamemnon were not only brothers but brothers-in-law, just as Helen and Clytemnestra were not only sisters, but sisters-in-law.
Of course the most famous mate of Helen was Paris of Troy.Paris (aka Alexander or Alexandros) was the son of King Priam of Troy and his queen, Hecuba, but he was rejected at birth, and raised as a shepherd on Mt. Ida. While living the life of a shepherd, the three goddesses, Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena, appeared to him asking him to award the "fairest" of them the golden apple that Discord had promised one of them. Each goddess offered Paris a bribe, but the bribe offered by Aphrodite appealed to Paris most, so Paris awarded the apple to Aphrodite. It was a beauty contest, so it was appropriate that the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, had offered Paris the most beautiful woman on earth for his bride. This woman was Helen. Unfortunately, Helen was taken. She was the bride of Menelaus.
Whether or not there was love between Menelaus and Helen is unclear. In the end, they may have been reconciled, but meanwhile, when Paris came to the Spartan court of Menelaus as a guest, he may have aroused unaccustomed desire in Helen, since in the Iliad, Helen takes some responsibility for her abduction. Menelaus received and extended hospitality to Paris. Then, when Menelaus discovered that Paris had taken off for Troy with Helen and other prized possessions Helen may have considered part of her dowry, he was enraged at this violation of the laws of hospitality. Paris offered to return the stolen possessions in the course of the Iliad, even when he is unwilling to return Helen, but Menelaus wanted Helen, too... And the trojan war begins.
For those who remember this piece of mine: [link] and left cool story ideas about the origins of such a "heretical" IG design, thank you! I've been considering different plots and the whole Tau engineering collaboration + Gue'vesa auxillary idea seemed the most plausible and exciting for me.
Here's an updated story on its origins:
The Phobos Pattern was originally designed by an eccentric, albeit well-meaning techpriest on a forgeworld along the dark fringes of Imperium space. It was built in memory of his son, who died on an icy moon while serving as a Imperial Guard conscript in some forgotten campaign against Tyranids.
His labour of love, the Phobos Pattern, a semi autonomous exo-suit, was designed for normal human proportions, and for deployment amongst the Imperial Guard. The suit was not intended to replace or even come close to an Astartes armour, but act as a 'force multiplier' to bolster IG ranks and to allow once disabled soldiers to fight as equals alongside their own. Once complete, the Phobos MK1 plans were presented to the Imperium, and deemed absolutely heretical. As a result, his Forgeworld was to be swept by Space Marine kill teams in a purge mission. The Older brother sent to kill the younger brother as ordered by their Father.
The small Astartes force that was sent to wipe them out realised the visionary aspect of the project during the mission briefing itself, but continued their mission without question for fear of being labelled traitors.
The IG test-pilot force that comprised of young and old, able-bodied and paraplegic, all suited up in Phobos Pattern armour and fought back bravely to preserve their project; as well as to prove their undying love for the Imperium's future.
Eventually, the Astartes force was reduced to the last Marine, a Sargeant who called down an orbital nuclear bombardment when the mission was deemed a failure.
In his final moments he looks on as a shuttle escapes the facility and into the warp, and with it, the construction template for the Phobos Pattern armour. That was his only act of defiance to the Emperor in his lifetime as a Space Marine, one that he hoped would help pave the way to a brighter future for the Imperium.
The shuttle emerged from the warp years later, and found itself in Tau space. The Tau, learning of its origins and potential, openly embraced the Phobos Pattern prototype and began additional R&D work to implement it into their Gue'vesa/Human Auxillary force.
In this scenario, the Tau combat systems research/construction facility that manufactures the Phobos Pattern armour itself, also maintains an actual Tyranid hatchery on location to be used in live combat trials. As such, they operate on a remote population-free moon due to security concerns.
A major security breach later, and the only surviving Tau (the facility commandant) and his trusted aide and Gue'vesa hold off the escaped Tyranid specimens till a rapid response lockdown crew arrives. The facility's personnel sacrificed themselves to buy him time to download the Pattern construction plan and hotfoot it to the extraction point, and he is clearly determined to see the mission(and their valiant sacrifice) through. The Tau force evacuating them are a special stealth-only anti-'Nid detachment sporting customised gear: XV25 suits and Super-Remora drones as well as a Longbow Heavy Sniper drone to neutralise hardened specimens.
"Bear with the pain, commandant! Hammerhead is inbound. The plans must survive for the greater good!"
I was never paid when the film got picked up (not that there were 'proper' contracts in place, but in my naivete back then assumed the best in people, and besides, even armed with contracts, pursuing international lawsuits that costs many times more than the work done doesn't make sense to me.) but I have to say that from a creative standpoint this gig that lasted maybe a week was thoroughly enjoyable. Some of the ideas discussed were truly fantastic, and moral discussions aside I found Rupert to be quite a visionary. From an artistic standpoint, I only wished that I could have been better equipped in skillset at the time to deliver more.
For the job, I was shown previz work by Legacy effects and was asked to put my spin on things. One thing in particular that was asked of me was to revisit the desgns of the powered armour, Rita's axe as well as the dropship and mimics, and hint at the ash covered LA in the settings I would portray them all in. ________________________________
The general direction of this image was to portray Rita and Keiji fighting "as though they are in love" even though they're pretty much submerged in sci-fi hell. One of my favourite parts of the image was showing a trooper getting flung about like a ragdoll, and his mind-controlled micro-missile launcher spewing rounds as it misinterprets his pain as a signal to fire.
The result of tonights LiveStream. Though I should start to expand my space art subject matter. Definitely going to be needing orbital structures for my story.
A Massive foundry shipworks and service station for the Star Protectorate fleet. Various sized ships are in for resupply, including a massive flagship. Having been expanded in pieces over many decades, this station is nothing elegant, but it's power and importance cannot be understated.
This one is an effort at creating a world map for the rather sketchily described pre-nuclear-war setting of the Fallout game series. Fallout is something of an AtomicPunk world, with technology more like an upgraded 1950s than anything logically following from our world: the USSR is still around in 2076, although it is no longer the principal enemy of the US, having fallen behind China both economically and technologically. China, which has modernized while remaining a dictatorship, is the primary Evil Empire. (Indeed, US-Soviet relations are relatively cordial nowadays)
The US is rather different, having been reorganized for supposed efficiency into a number of confederations occupying an intermediary political level between state and federal. With the increasing economic and environmental crises of the 21st century, the US has become increasingly dictatorial, and has occupied both unstable Mexico and, more recently, uncooperative Canada to gain better control of their resources.
It's a bit of a messed up world: the last of the oil is running out, global-warming related desertification is increasing, and nuclear power is apparently more difficult to control and prone to disastrous failure modes than in our world. A form of fusion power cell has been build, but it is still so expensive to built in large sizes that it has not yet made a serious dent in the power shortage. A united Europe went to war for cheaper oil in the 60s against an Arab coalition: after a horrible bloodbath, the middle East was a wreck and there was no oil to have: bitter recriminations and eventually civil war followed. Tel Aviv was nuked and the Israelis did not respond very forgivingly.
Now, China and the US are fighting over the last scraps of oil in Alaska and the oil pipeline: The US has launched a counterattack on the Chinese mainland, and the Chinese fear the Americans will join up with their (largely kept secret from the outside world) internal rebellions....the world is on the brink of nuclear catastrophe.
Ok. Point of Divergence is that an Inca military genius independently invents the notion of pike squares as a way to deal with charging horses, and does some pretty damn innovative stuff with mountain warfare. This is not enough to kick the Spanish out of Peru, especially with plagues still screwing things up every few years, but he does manage to make it hot for them for a while. Finally, old and worn out, he makes his peace with the Spanish, converting to Catholicism and becoming a largely autonomous vassal of the Spanish monarchy. He is helped by the Spanish discovery of the mines of Potosi, which focuses their attention to the south of his territory.
Other Spanish allies did occasionally make such deals, only to be later betrayed and swallowed up, but his heirs manage to maintain a strong enough state to discourage such measures, and in any event the high mountains and the jungles beyond aren't all that appealing for settlers. More Spanish settle to the south and east, leading to a stronger future *Argentina. In the 1670s, with Spain in deep doodoo in Europe, a restive rural population is persuaded to rise by the Duke of Cuzco, and by the time the dust is settled, a new Empire of the Four Corners has been declared, and the new High Inca has a vitally important sea coast, allowing for trade and import of new ideas and technology from non-Spanish nations.
Tahuantinsuyu would enter the 20th century as the first non-European nation to successfully modernize: although Catholicized, they would retain their old language and much of their own culture, and a fine contempt for all European declarations of "missions to civilize" that would make them a gadfly in the global village for the century to come...
* - Australia on the map: _our_ Australia is New Holland...
Ok, an ASB (SF become fantasy due to time passing) map - a 1930s SF flavored world in 2012. There was no WWII, and the various lesser Unpleasantness of the 30s and 40s are far enough back in the rear view mirror that most people do not dwell on them much. There was no Holocaust, this world's version of Nazis being less psycho (and therefore rather more long-lived) than those of OTL, although a lot of Jews have found reasons to leave Europe east of the Rhine since 1933. France has undergone some political changes. The British were much more successful in transforming their Empire into a multi-national union, and remain one of the Big Powers, at least collectively. A rather catastrophic geological event took out much of Central America, and a gigantic dike had to be built to prevent the waters to the east from flowing into the Pacific and messing up the Gulf Stream (relations of Europe with the US are by necessity cordial: after all, US forces in Greater Honduras can always bomb the Cordilleran Inter-Continental Wall and put Europe in the deep freeze if things get hairy).
The Wall is run by the League of Nations, a rather more powerful institution than OTLs UN in 2012. Currently, there is a major crisis in the east, where *Fascist China is trying to forcibly regain Manchuria from Japan and the local puppet regime: all the terrible weapons of super-science are being used, and the other major powers scramble for a diplomatic solution while the League maintains a naval and land quarantine of the area to prevent other nations from meddling and possibly spreading the war abroad (the Russians have already been grumbling about Chinese incursions).
A more technocratic and effective form of Communism, autocracy on the German/Chinese/Italian model and Democracy are all considered "valid" or "functional" forms of government, although of course all three consider their own form the best. It is in some ways a cynical world, in which such things as national self-determination and the universal value of democracy are hardly considered. Outside of East Asia a lazy detente of sorts holds, and in fact the US, Germany and France of late have begun discussions on a joint mission to Mars in hopes of stealing a march on the proposed Commonwealth-USSR effort...
PS - I am aware of recent studies that indicate that taking out the Gulf Stream wouldn't do much to Europe's climate: after all, this is from an SF setting with a tidally locked Venus, talking plants, and habitable Jovian moons. Not our sorts of physics and planetary behavior at all.