As promised here is the full color posting of Gumbinnen Sems.
I posted the line art version of Gumbinnen a week ago and it can be seen here: [link]
Additionally relevant and noteworthy the recent Vulne Pro blog post covering Gumbinnen's development history (with examples of original Gumbee art from the 90s) as a design and, actually, the very first sendai: [link] If you're following the TKP work the blog is worth a look or follow.
This color version was actually completed at the time but I didn't want to bunch up the posts and wanted them to be separate presentations.
The concept of the taedai is pretty straight forward, they are the forward shield to the human partner in law enforcement and military applications. They are the forward investigations, the scout, the protector/body guard to their human user. A "use system" is the symbiotic neural bond between the human and taedus and often this bond is sent up in a way that benefits the human user more. In Gumbinnen and Heath's case it's a bond of mutual respect and Heath's relationship with Gumbee is more like a close friend.
With the colors we get a better sense of the varied materials and surfaces on Gumms (the bakelite textured mustard parts far more apparent in color now). It's clear he's a product of the late 4th gen to 5th generation of FOIL development so he falls somewhere in early 5th gen and R&D actually having begun in the late 4th gen period. Gumbinnen Sems is really Oshen's masterpiece taedus design and his record of service with Heath proves it. Both Gumbinnen and Heath have had a rather prestigious and storied career with the I.P.I.O. (Inter-bloc Private Investigations Organization).
Gumbinnen is a top of the line Myrmidon Phoenix combat Taedus use system. He has 360 degree full visual awareness with several neural streams managing the visual data so it's not simply a confused and jumbled mess. You can see some of his additional "eyes" on his shoulder armor and the center of the torso belly section. His head also has eyes in the rear not visible. Additionally there are optics built into the sensor/interface bars located on the shoulders. These sensor bars can interface with Omnisense terminals accessing data from the Omni-network, they can break into locks and systems (kinda like a hack but not in the cyberpunk sense), and they have additional senses of smell, touch, taste, etc. These devices can be swapped out with other specialized gear.
Also unseen on the illustration Gumbinnen has two additional sub arms built into his back capable of being armed. Being a 5th gen design the various circular "caps" on the limbs are covers for connection ports he can add additional gear and weapons. the shoulder has on of these ports, in the center, with the cap off. The bar hanging from the right rear calf is an additional sensor and there's only the one equipped as pictured. Again this kind of gear can be swapped out and customized to fit the situations at hand. The extra "toes" on the back of the writs are precisely that, additional climbing gear and hand to hand weaponry. The toes have built in lighters (taser like shocking weapons) to stun other sendai if need be. Gumbinnen is shielded from lighter attacks which is another indication of how high end he really is.
Due to his wide design (this would apply to Gedai Ya'eel as well) some doors and tight spaces can be problematic for Gumbinnen to physically explore himself (standards on doors etc. do exist but Indus is so old it's impossible for everything to comply) but this is't as much of an issue as it may seem. In situations a taedus can't proceed they will always send smaller drones that are just as capable in dealing with threats. Indus always presents frustrating problems to those in law enforcement anyway so they try to find clever solutions whenever possible. As noted in the postings regarding Wallriders those in Policer work hate the damn things. This is another important reason those in law enforcement work on Indus need taedus partners, they can get to locations of crime ahead of their human partners and many do fly. Being a high end custom model Gumbinnen does, indeed, have a facsimile of an Icar drive built in, so he's capable of flight. You can see intakes for his thrusters on his torso and in the thigh armor housings.
Gumbinnen Sems and his use partner Heath Wuthering are major characters in Badan Song so we'll be seeing more of them in the future. more to come...
First full paint Theos combat FOIL for 2013... for Febuary we get the Oshen-Dies Mana Vishu in sexy red with go faster stripes livery.
The Mana Vishu is another 5th gen high performance combat FOIL. The, now familiar, visual cues are all to be seen here; covered limbs with customization ports, aggressively sleek aeroframe body with an emphasis on speed and visually implied forward momentum (some fractal futurist/cubist surfaces), an enigmatic sensor array (the device with the forward antennae behind the head cowl), and performance stats tailored toward a mysterious new looming threat. This is another example of renowned taedus and FOIL manufacturer Oshen teaming up with it's former main competitor (in terms of sheer quality though still unmatched by Oshen) in order to meet this looming perceived threat with the best technology Polemos has to offer in order to confront it. Oshen was a proactive force in developing the 5th generation evolution of FOILs. Many suspected Oshen had inside information regarding the threat that was coming and, thus, took bold steps to prepare. Another example of the Oshen-Dies partnership is the RES CM Nal-Farbute FOIL seen here: [link]
I had fun working on this one, been wanting to do another red one for some time and this seemed perfect for it.
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Detailed out digital ink refinement of this FOIL thumb (middle right row): [link] with digital colors in Photoshop CS3.
More TKP works pending including FOIL beasties. Transmissions to continue >>>
I've actually been pretty busy with various things so far in yonder 2012-opolypse much of which is working on mastering 3D. I have managed to sneak in some new FOIL paints, Harma Bhatra being the first and now this bad boy. Expect others to follow
The first posting of this FOIL was a mono-chromatic pseudo-ad kind of presentation.
I had always intended to do a full color version and, along with a lot of other works soon to drop, it's finally here. This would be the combat painted version of the Nal-Farbute featured in the original fictional ad.
The design of the FOIL is all me, however I consider this one somewhat of a a collab as provided it's name.
Nal-Farbute: (Fierce striking needle) sorta old Swedish/Danish/Norwegian/Icelandic
As I've noted before, naming conventions in TKP straddle from accurate meaning to mixed up and inaccurate (which is intentional to keep their sense of history fractured).
The Nal-Farbute is not quite an ECM or EWAC system but something more specific to events unfolding in Theos Ke Polemos during the Siege of the Black Son. This machine is a 5th generation FOIL, through and through. Nal-Farbute is also the result of Oshen and Dies going into partnership in order to deal with the new threats facing the Polemon theater. So having the two most respected FOIL manufacturers behind this machine means it's a formidable beast indeed. This places the machine in the Siege of the Black Son period when FOILs, and Polemos itself, are in a fight for survival.
For the new full color version I went with a base of Dark O.D. greens in two-tone adding a faded, weather beaten, layer of camouflage over some of the surfaces while maintaining the two-tone look in others. All the marking are the same as the original monochrome posting because this is the same FOIL only in full combat paints and with a few years worth of wear and tear weathering. I didn't change the line art much, save adding a slightly beefed up extra calf surface on the legs with the nano tube armor mesh.
There are, of course, added textures and parkerized armor surfaces all over the machine so, by all means do the full view download to see it more clearly. As with the previously posted Harma Bhatra this is hi-res
Pencil illustration digitally inked with paints in Photoshop CS3
Gavil's follow-up to the Herzog, the Legionnär light CAV Foil used a similar set of articulated joints, but further refined & simplified to accommodate mass-production methods. It was also noticeably shorter, with a lower, broader silhouette in response to earlier criticisms about the Herzog's height. In order to meet design specifications calling for a light CAV Foil, armour protection has been markedly reduced, but this has been offset to some degree by the use of modular armour sections and attachment points to facilitate easier repair & replacement. The Legionnär was also equipped with a tougher, more heavier blade, designed for close-in cutting and stabbing work.
Depicted is the Feuerlanze, named for its left arm, which was equipped with a large flame projector. The high-pressure pump and ignition system, protected by a thick shield, was mounted on the forearm and was fed by a hose from the fuel supply housed within the heavily armoured shoulder. From the pristine condition, lack of wear and the absence of any factional insignia on its disruptive-pattern lozenge-shaped multi-spectrum camouflage, this picture was probably taken when the Feuerlanze had just emerged fresh from the manufactory.
The Feuerlanze would later gain notoriety for its pilot's tactic of engulfing and blinding an opponent at close range with its flame projector before dashing around & striking quickly from behind with its fighting blade.
A light CAV Foil design for 's Theos Ke Polemos setting, also with his editorial & conceptual input.
Again, I've been slacking off on the artwork due to unrelated stuff (haven't even been dropping by dA of late)...
The Herzog was designed by Gavil, before its incorporation with Jiendel, as a test-bed for a new type of articulated shoulder & hip joint which promised a greater range of movement. The result was a narrower, more humanoid frame with excellent limb flexibility and articulation. While technically a success, the Herzog was criticized as having too tall a silhouette, making it more easily detectable at long ranges. In addition, the curved blades meant for use with its unique shoulder scabbards were also criticized, their lack of mass and a geometry poorly-suited for performing dueling thrusts hampering its ability to penetrate the armor of other heavy FOILs. It was also rumored that its height was to blame on a string of casualties resulting from the destruction of the headcase. Nevertheless, the few examples made have enjoyed success on the battlefield. Its sloped & fluted armor have demonstrated an admirable ability to deflect hostile blows, while its power & flexibility made it the bane of any lighter, weaker FOIL that it encountered.
Depicted is the Doppelhorn, one of the few Herzogs still in existence. It has seen numerous campaigns on Polemos in the service of Germane, as evinced by its scars and well-worn, weather-stained outer coating. As worn as it is, the predominantly red coloration of the protective finish has, in practice, blended in well with the reddish soil found in many areas on Polemos. The head is heavily protected, with segmented armor plates that permit it a limited degree of movement. This does not restrict its field of vision, as the main cameras are supplemented by smaller sub-cameras positioned elsewhere on the body. It is still armed with the original curved swords, proof of Gavil craftsmanship. On the left arm is a multilayer buckler shield, used primarily for dueling, sized and shaped to provide the least encumbrance when the FOIL is wielding two swords. On the left shoulder is the motto Tod ist ein Geschenk,Death is a Gift. It should be mentioned that the Doppelhorns pilot considers himself a very generous man.
This is a Heavy CAV FOIL design for 's Theos Ke Polemos setting, and created with his editorial & conceptual input.
Hmm...been a while since my last submission; haven't had time to drop by dA of late.
Byarlant Hybrid Model Number : RGX-165H Unit Type : Prototype Hybrid High Mobility Mobile Suits Head height : 20.3 meters Max Weight : 50,8 tons Power Source : Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor Armament : -Beam Saber x4 -Built in beam saber x2 -Mega Particle Canon -Composite Claw x2 -Feyadeen Rifle
Byarlant Hybrid is an attempt to overcome Byarlant's incapability to wield normal weaponry. Although called Byarlant, the basic frame of Byarlant Hybrid was actually derived from Jegan's frame, with major shoulder attachment derived from Byarlantís arms. The hoping result is a high mobility mobile suit capable of atmospheric flight by its own with versatility to engage enemy with variety of weapon. However it turns out that Byarlant Hybrid has even more flaw than the original Byarlant ,as the frame isnít strong enough to sustain high speed atmospheric flight, additionally the added extra arms are difficult to use in conjunction with normal arms, making them redundant most of the times. In the end, development of Byarlant Hybrid is abandoned to develeop the Byarlant Custom.
Actually, i'm supposed to make some original mecha for my final school project, but i notice that my original is quite repetitive especially in the chest or torso, so i'm trying to draw something different to give me new inspiration.
So you'll see me drawing these random mech for a while.
Break Gundam Serial Number : Gundam-01 Codename : Break Unit Type : Prototype Special Assault Mobile Suit Height : 18,3 m Weight : 56,4 Tons Power Source: Hyperion Generator Armor : HG Carbon Special Equipment : DNA System (Direct Neuro Acceptor) Break System Fixed Armament : Blast Dagger x2 Beam Saber/Cannon x2 Optional Armament: Assault Shield (Beam Cannon x2, Hyper Beam Saber/Canon)
Break Gundam is a prototype MS for next generation MS that are going to be used for the main army of ďGun of FreedomĒ. Break Gundam was designed by Aria Lochia with help from various scientists who defected from their factions in order to destroy the Lochia family. Break Gundam was designed by using technology from various factions making it technologically superior to any mobile suits at the time. But the main treat is the DNA system & Break system. DNA system is a control system that reacts directly to pilotís nerve system, making Break Gundam react and act with speed and precision far above normal MS. Break system is a system that able to boost gundamís performance by 300%, however it will also stimulate pilotís nerve system to compensate boosted performance which might result in nerve breakdown or even death thus rather than being a trump card, Break sytem can more be considered as a suicide attack.
Vulcan Gun x2 A pair of Vulcan guns are stored on the side of the head. Mainly used to engage small target or shooting missiles.
Blast Dagger x2 A combat dagger with mechanism like daily life refillable cutter, but with a special blades that able to explode when the dagger is stabbed to the enemy thus destroying the inner part of enemyís mobile suit . A guaranteed death to pilot for attack to the cockpit.
Beam Saber/Cannon x2 A weapon that emits beam energy. The beam output can easily melt a reinforced carbon armor. The beam sabers are stored in arm compartment and when stored it can also be used as beam cannon.
Assault Shield Break Gundamís main armament. Assault Shield is a shield with built in beam cannons strong enough to destroy a mobile suit in a single shot. The beam cannons can split apart to reveal hyper beam cannon that can also be used as a beam saber.
Latest and last rendition of my Break Gundam. Compared to its old design, the head design has evolved into something that isn't really gundam looking. Well, Break Gundam is actually my little project to design a gundam that "breaks" normal design but still somehow retain its gundam feel. Another Turn-A if you can say so.
Another design for Gundam Dawn. Basically an HRL mobile suit inspired by the classic Zaku. The Zouka was a mobile suit in development by the Human Reform League. Standing at a relatively diminutive 15.4 meters, the Zouka was the HRL's attempt at creating a "dwarf mobile suit," better suited to city-fighting and close-in urban combat than the lumbering Tieren mobile suits usually fielded by the HRL. Only twenty were produced, all of which were stationed at the HRL's GN development complex in the Pacific. The design was nearly ready to enter mass production, but was rendered obsolete by the unexpected introduction of the GN-X.
So this is part of "Project Seabird," an original mecha universe I created in the ninth grade. Basically, it's an outlet for mecha aesthetic experimentation, and it's where I put my various exotic and experimental mecha designs. This is one of the only remotely realistic designs featured in Project Seabird. The HCF (Humanoid Combat Frame)-21b Peregrine is produced by Lockheed-Martin, and is essentially the Joint Strike Fighter of the mid-Twenty-second Century.
Be on the lookout for a few more Project Seabird designs. I assure you, they're far less believable than this one.
EDIT: I should clarify; I did not draw this in the ninth grade. I was awful at drawing giant robots in the ninth grade. I drew this on Friday.
A new, prettier rendition of my "Marine" variant of the Human Reform League's ubiquitous Tieren mobile suit.
The Tieren Marine is a maritime assault mobile suit which forgoes the standard leg units in favor of a pair large turbine/air-cushion units. This allows it to travel at high speed in urban areas and over open ocean. It is typically armed with a hefty strike package equipped to its right arm consisting of a long-barrel 40mm rotary cannon, three missile pods, a snub rocket launcher, as well as optical and non-optical targeting equipment. It also has a pair of back mounted missile pods (as pictured), in addition to the standard chest-mounted gatling gun.
The Tieren Marine is an original MSV (Mobile Suit Variation) for my unofficial Gundam 00 side-story, Gundam 00 Dawn.
Tieren Marine (c) me Tieren, Gundam (c) Bandai/Sunrise.
As land based mecha began to replace tanks and other ground vehicles in the mid 21st century, the need for more versatile designs took shape. The Daitochi, capable of high mobility and target versatility fills the role as a ground supremacy unit un the modern battlefield. Its main armaments include a 40 mm "charged" vulcan cannon, and an anti armour/anti aircraft MIRV system. Its secondary weapon system includes a .50 cal canopy mounted machine gun, with optional direct control, or remote control and various defense and reactive units. The Daitochi are manned by crews of 3, the pilot, gunner, and captain, and all of whose roles are assisted by a combat AI to increase their battlefield effectiveness. First used extensively by the IDF in 2064, the Daitochi proved its effectiveness fighting in the harsh regions of the middle east, and has ever since been used extensively by allied nations across the world.
Concept of an anti-gravity dropship/tank/transport with a giant AI mech as the "pilot". It can hover just above ground and water or take to the skies. Pretty much a revisit of [link]
:::: DESCRIPTION ::::
UNIT NAME: MvrT-142 "Jorogumo" ROLE: Variable Role Transport and Assault CLASS: Nephila SUBCLASS: Ronin MANUFACTURER: Joint project between ARCA-Systems & Exo-Propulsions Laboratories STATUS: Active service
LENGTH: 229 ft (69.7 m) WIDTH: 184 ft (55 m) HEIGHT: 92 ft (28 m)
ENGINE: Fusion reactor PROPULSION: Anti-Gravity drive, ion thrusters