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Thunderchild

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Based on Mike Trim's Cover for Jeff Waynes Musical Verion of HG Wells War of the Worlds (what a mouthful!) but with the tripod from Speilbergs film (the only thing right with the film IMO was the tripods) made using Lightwave 9.2 and some work in Photoshop
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drskytower's avatar
wow, amazing ship and spaceship details...
cinnur's avatar
I didn't realize that ship was the King George V when i first saw it.
Cromagblack6's avatar
I loved this part, even when its almost certain that we will lose we'll stand and fight like a cornered animal struggling defiantly to the bitter end
metalheadjohn's avatar
this is really good. something i always wondered is what the handling machine and flying machine would have looked like if they were included in the 2005 movie.
toainsully's avatar
The Handling Machine would recycle elements from the PenDragons film, whereas the Flying Machine will be a modified version of the 1953 Martian machine
metalheadjohn's avatar
Interesting Ideas.
valmontdracul's avatar
Pretty pretty!  Very nicely done!  This is my favorite scene from the book.  My parents got a big painting of the Thunderchild bringing down the first tripod for a wedding present, and between that and Jeff Wayne's WotW musical, I fell in love with it.
Randomguy211's avatar
Ohhhh I'd kinda like to see that
valmontdracul's avatar
I'd post it, but I didn't paint it, so I wouldn't feel right about it.
Randomguy211's avatar
That's ok
was it from the Jeff Wayne version
valmontdracul's avatar
No, it was the artist's personal interpretation.  The tripods are kinda an off-flesh color, and they have this kinda smokestack thing coming up in the back.
krisiskiller101's avatar
Oh my god! This is amazing!
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uncledon's avatar
You have captured this fictional moment as an image of true nature of man willing to sacrifice himself for a greater good. As a combat vet I've seen men risk all to defend their comrades. Done a few crazy things myself. Too bad it takes such brutality to bring out our better nature in most cases.
I bought the album, yes vinyl, when it came out and still have it. Also have Wakeman's '"Journey to the center of the earth".
Speilberg used the 'red weed' too.
Tulmur95's avatar
It's like the Thunderchild is saying "'Til death!" The ship never gave up the fight.
WolfScribble's avatar
HOLY !!!!!! This is the truest meaning of EPIC !!!
Ultrabountyhunter's avatar
If I ever own a boat, I shall name it the Thunderchild.
Supercactus777's avatar
Thunderchild is like the 'Jervis Bay' of War of the Worlds.

...and if anyone gets that reference, you will win a cookie
Katamariguy's avatar
...people started cheering...

Come on, Thunderchild!
MrNoxx's avatar
Your art has been featured here [link] as an inspirational piece to all!!! Thank you very much!!!
:squee:
Bruiser235's avatar
Very very dramatic work. A noble sacrifice for the HMS Thunderchild. I'm glad you used the tripods from Spielberg's movie. I loved their design.
Trans-AtlanticFurry's avatar
That was one of the big disappointments of the 2005 film I though,
WHERE WAS THE THUNDERCHILD!!!, I wanted to see her fighting off the tripods with all she had!
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