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Crayven Command APC Cross-section

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Hi!

This one has been much too long in making, but I found some time here and there to finalize this one with colors. I decided to make this into an infographic with numbered points accompanied with descriptions written with information from the Ground Control field commander's manual which was sold with the game and patching some holes with my own imagination and deduction. I also tried to emulate the game UI's look for the text boxes, which I think came out ok. Fans of the game will no doubt find many details from the original Ground Control- I hope others will find this piece of speculative sci-fi fan-art interesting. All critisism and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

Enjoy! :)

Original A3, Micron fineliners colored with Photoshop CS3.
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Dafuqer7's avatar
Dafuqer7Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love the detail of Sarah Parker being in the command room.


You gonna make one of these cross-sections for a vehicle from GC2? Maybe one of the Terran Hoverdynes?
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, there's a lot of little details like that in these GC illustrations, mainly in the text. Many sentences have been taken directly from the little booklet GC came with back in the day and there's references to some characters for example.

I hadn't thought about GC 2 but yeah, the terran empire designs we're really nice for the most part. I didn't really like the walkers all that much, but the hoverdynes we're very nice. We'll see.
Dafuqer7's avatar
Dafuqer7Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the Striders were a bit boring, but the Hoverdynes are some of the more unique designs I've seen in Sci-fi.

I get the feeling that if you make a cross section for a GC2 vehicle, it's gonna be the Destroyer Hoverdyne, due to it pretty much being the most iconic vehicle in the entire game, aside from maybe the NSA Dropship.
RRaillery's avatar

My vote is for Dark Conspiracy's Phoenix units.

levitan71's avatar
levitan71Hobbyist General Artist
i love this style of illustrations, one of the reasons i have all the starwars incredible crossections books :)
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it! I'll be making more of these in the future.

Those star wars books are really neat!
RUshN's avatar
Reminds me of Tiberium sun and RedAllert series. Way cool! Will keep watching your gallery!
HoaryStar's avatar
"An Officer and a movie!"
Ancharite's avatar
AnchariteHobbyist Photographer
Spectacular.  Was always a fan of the game.  You have fleshed out the detail very well.
LibertyWings94's avatar
LibertyWings94Hobbyist General Artist
The nostalgic feels are strong with this one :'D

Please, tell me you're going to make more of these because they are incredibly outstanding!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
I'm working on the OND hoverbike(sketch is in my gallery) and Crayven Artillery terradyne right now, I'm just having a bit of a hard time making time in the schedule to work on them. I plan on making more of these in addition to those but schedule on completion is a bit hazy. I am planning to work on the infantry next after those two but that might be some time away.

I am also working on a cosplay suit of the Crayven Marine that was featured on the boxart, there are some pics in my scraps folder. I should really make a decent gallery post on that project...

Thanks! :)
LibertyWings94's avatar
LibertyWings94Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to see more of your works! Keep going!
creationstar's avatar
creationstarHobbyist General Artist
That is hyper cool.
xiaorobear's avatar
This is fantastic!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
hammerghast's avatar
hammerghastStudent General Artist
And then I found this. I had hoped your cross section might eventually get colored haha, came out as great as I expected. Love what is clearly Parker in the middle, talking to what appear to be Jaegers? LOVE IT!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Of course it is Parker, I wouldn't have drawn Dwight there. :D Her sidearm is actually from the dark conspiracy cover art, but the hairstyle is from original GC. I just liked the ponytail style better.
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Joachim-BergerHobbyist Writer
This is of highest quality. I can't critizise it, I'm just too amazed.
Mjolnir13621's avatar
Mjolnir13621Hobbyist Writer
GROUND CONTROL!!!!! OH MY god! I haven't seen anyone even think of this game in YEARS!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Some people still play it too- there's a small multiplayer community that regularily sets up games. They have their forums here: www.gcvets.net/index.php

If you like Ground Control, you might want to check out the few pics I have of my ongoing Crayven marine costume build in my scraps folder.

Thanks! :)
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Mjolnir13621Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I will definitely have to do that. I, unfortunately, don't really have time to doing multiplayer games, but man, I have some great memories from back in the day with that game.
USSZumwalt's avatar
Looks awesome dude!!!  Bit confused by your explanation though.  Is this merely a fan drawing of something from a game or your own original design?
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Kind of a mix- the game in question is really old, and the unit models are low in detail so I've had to interpret a lot when considering the placement of modules inside and outside the vehicle. You can check from google how the oroginal APC model looks like by searching "crayven apc".

Thanks! :)
Mjolnir13621's avatar
Mjolnir13621Hobbyist Writer
It's from a game called "Ground Control", which is an late '90s, early '00s RTS. A fantastic game, even by today's standards. 
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