Yet another one of those things I’ve been wanting to post for a while, sheesh! One of my older characters, based off of one of my absolute favorite vehicles on the planet: the Lun ekranoplan.
Anyone remember this guy? ;D
I have somewhat of a part 2 in mind for this (with a cutaway) but we’ll see how long it takes for me to actually do it. Lun is a spooky character but what is hiding inside is even spookier!
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Thanks for your efforts!
how stiff/bendy are your biomech's wings? I understand that they operate and move like their base vehicle
When I make vehicle monsters, it's hard to find the right balance of creature-y movement while maintaining the heavy metal mass of the vehicle...though you've probably noticed I go for a bit more of a bendy noodley look haha
I can kinda see in your sketches the left Lun's just got shorter wings...I don't really know aerodynamics so does that benefit this fellow?
but I really like Lun here, it looks a bit...GHOSTY XD and that doofy engine-y stuff on its head looks so fun to draw!
ooooh I can't wait to see an internal anatomy study-thing for these guys
If you're referring to the wings being stubby in general, it's because ekranoplans don't exactly "fly" but use the ground effect to stay in the air. Short, broad wings are better suited for this kind of flying and let more air be trapped under them. (plus, long wings would really limit the turning abilities of these things when they already fly so close to the surface.) The advantage is efficiency, and being able to carry higher payloads than a transport aircraft of a similar size. The down-side is that they're limited to relatively calm sea states and flat land. The bigger they are, the higher the ground effect threshold is, but it is still usually only mere meters!
s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o… you can really see how close they'll get!
We saw them as infantry assault vessels on steroids. One day, the "high oblique" cameras revealed this critter smashed on the beach. We relaxed a bit after that but the threat, particularly to Turkey and Finnland, remained for two more decades.
Love your work - really well done as well as original. KUTGW.
Interesting to hear. Were the smaller "Orlynok" types considered to be more of an issue? They could make hops of actual flight as far as I know, and still carry armored vehicles, even though there were smaller than the original "Sea monsters."
I am looking forward to it!!
This might be a weird question, and not sure if you've said before. Doe these things mate or are they built?