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Wing Commander

My attempt to recreate the box Art of one of the most epic games ever, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger! =)

If you are a hardcore WC fan you'll probably notice that I didn't try to draw Mark Hamill and the rest of the stars of that FMV game! The character design is based more on their old 2D counterparts from the older games of the franchise (hence, Bluehair protagonist =P). I also made a slight change and the hero, Blair, is not accompanied by the girls of Wing Commander 3, but from my own versions of Angel & Spirit

Hope you like it!
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Tsuki222's avatar
Awesome recreation!
38020's avatar
This is, in a word, stupendous.
TronmanZ's avatar
Nice! Brings me back good memories of Wing Commander 1 and 2.
Joeyshorty's avatar
I love the old style take on this. Very clever
Airrider1's avatar
Reminds me very much of a late-80's/early-90's anime. Hey, it'd work! Imagine Macross-esque Itano Circus missile-dodging and gunffighting with Thunderbolts and Excaliburs dancing with Kilrathi fighters whose names escape me at the moment.
JimSam-X's avatar
Haha yes!!! This is exactly my dream hoping to become reality some day !!! =D
Heavensrun's avatar
Yeeeah, this one had to go in the faves. Awesome stuff. Should've replaced the longbow with an old raptor or something though, since you were aiming more for the classic games.
TheMeEC's avatar
One of my favourite covers of all time. I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this series. Absolutely enjoy your take on it in your own personal style. Very true to the original, and quite stylish. Good job!
rmax2's avatar
Fans will love it ; you can show it (or i will do^^) to the fansites of wing commander : [link] => forum
Wedge009's avatar
This is really nice. I really like this. It really links the feel of the WC2 characters with the WC3 scenery.
JimSam-X's avatar
Thank you! I ;m glad you like it!
alexvontolmacsy's avatar
awesome.. I'm a bit of a Wing Commander fan...atic, myself.
Zucca-Xerfantes's avatar
Heh heh, brilliant work here, JimSam ^_^

I am in fact, one of the hardcore fans.

Lovely work you've done here!

You wouldn't happen to know where I could find a good emulator or Windows-friendly version of Wing Commander and WC2, do ya'?

I've looked everywhere I can think of and the only version I can find not only goes too fast, but has none of the music that made WC1 so awesome..
JimSam-X's avatar
Thanks for your comments, I am glad I managed to please the hardcore fans! =P

Now about playing WC1 & 2 on your PC I 'm not so sure, but maybe you should check DosBox if you haven't yet! It's a program that allows playing old games on a modern computer! It might be a little tricky for WC though, especially if it's the CD version but I am not the right person to guide you =P, there are some forums where they can give instructions!
Zucca-Xerfantes's avatar
Alright. I'll see what I can find.

I'll have to show this to my big brother. He's a huge fan of Wing Commander ^_^

In fact, he wrote a *really good* Christopher Blair fanfiction before fanfiction was even known as such. He wrote it with the intention of having it published as a book, but he could never find a publisher.

Anyway, thanks for the tip, and once again, great work!
I especially like how your Paladin is true to the original version from WC1.
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