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Anatoray Volunteer 2 by AmbassadorMann Anatoray Volunteer 2 by AmbassadorMann
All of my craftwork is based on the concept (fan fictional concept) of the world Prestel, of "Last Exile" anime series. The concept includes military and civil clothing and accesories of many social groups and military organisations, mentioned and not mentioned in anime series.

Some (fan fictional) history facts:

Anatoray Voluntary City Militia (Aνατοραι Εθελοντικε Πoλη στρατοu) – military organization formed by government in a postwar period , mostly from demobilized low-rank soldiers. The actual purpose of this unit was to fight with organized crime, civil unrest, riots, smugglers and sky pirates. At the over hand the social purpose of this unit’s creation, was to give an employment to vast numbers of demobilized aerial musketeers, who didn’t know any other work, except serving as a deck sharpshooter, and in many occasions didn’t have a home to return to. If not employed and properly controlled, These people could become a considerable problem for a society of Anatoray. Actually, a vast number of former soldeirs, who decidef not to join Voluntary Militia or to start a settled life, did join the ranks of fast growing numbers of pirate bands and smuggler artels.

By the decree of the Imperial Court, each city council was forced to host a number of militia regiments (depending on the city size), and to supply them with place of residence, three meals a day and a rather low wage. However, in fact many different types of equipment and facilities were usually donated by the host city to it's militia - mechanic shops, old courier and heavycargo vanships, even refueling aerial platforms - all this was abandoned, "nationalized" or simply confiscated by city council during the war period.
There were three conditions necessary for joining the militia - more than one year of army service, posseion of a firearm and possesion of a melee weapon. Officialy, each and every volunteer obeyed only to the quartermaster-in-comand - administrative employee in the cervice of the city, attached to every regiment and reporting directly to the city council. However, a some kind of subordination was developed inside the militia, usually based on the age, experience and personal achievements of the volunteer during his service in army and militia.
At the beginning, uniform of volunteers consisted only from an armband with sign of Anatoray and abbreviation “A.V.C.M’’ . Although, very soon, volunteers created their own uniform codex, or, in a greater degree, a kind of fashion, varying from a homecity and volunteer’s occupation in his unit.
During the first post-war years, Voluntary Militia was the crutch that supported local power in it's struggle to sustain order in society. Low cost, self sufficient, expirienced army of men, that, basically had almost nothing to loose.
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Paco-Meijer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
AceOfClubs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn thats badass
AmbassadorMann Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
ariscene Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   General Artist
While I was gaping at your fantastic outfit and reading your story
I noticed some greek writing in there :D
Well, it is kind of gibberish as it stands (it says anatoray voluntary city armies)...
While it should be Ανάτοραι Εθελοντική Πολιτοφυλακή.


Big fan of your work by the way!
AmbassadorMann Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanx! I know that me greek is horrible - its auto-translation, so basically it must be gibberish after all :)
Actually, now I'm getting more serious with all this stuff and background story, so I guess I will simply start working with som real person, who is a professional translator and works online.
And BTW, thank you also for a kind word about my work!
BittermanPhi1618 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Sorry to bother you, but I'm doing a project for art and I was wondering if I could use your picture as a resource. Only its not in the resources, and I figured I might as well...
IbizanHound Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I bet the smell of leather as you wear it is awesome lol!!!
Amazing Craftsmanship!!!!!
All-Nereids-Beware Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
dude yes. last exile is an excellent series!
MassMediaTrainWreck0 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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Chenthooran Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
woot last exile was fucking amazing, steampunk perfection and on a grand scale >_<
steamboy really fell flat in scope, it had decent concepts though
AmbassadorMann Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, "Last Exile" was my inspiration to become steampunk craftsman, after all. And considering that my crafts became the main source of my profit, I should think about sending to Range Murata one of my goggles as a gift :))

As for the "Steamboy" - I guess you can call it "major caliber that missed the target" - flat, boring, but steampunk-up-to-the-base.
simba112995 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
hey ive been posting alot latly (stalking much XD) and i was wondering...will you be selling at dragon con in atlanta...i might go...itll be my first...since...nerds scare me...literally...they scare me...*pulls out gun*
ACZamudio Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional
So glad you got that DD or else I'd have never found you. This stuff is insanely creative and well crafted. Really inspiring.
AmbassadorMann Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanx man! I try my best.
foxykya1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] I used this image here. Thanks again! I want to do a series so take more pics. :-)
foxykya1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
this is awesome!!! I love it!!
AnubisScales Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freakin fantastic.
frosted-fist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
cool steampunk look
decemberluv123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
This outfit reminded me very much of the book Leviathan... Thats what came to mind. MAN it looks exactly like something the characters would wear... O.O haha
AmbassadorMann Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You mean Scott Westerfeld's "Leviathan" steampunk universe?
decemberluv123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
yup, exactly.
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