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FOIL evolutionary lineup

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A visual time line of the evolutionary periods of FOIL development through over a century of FOIL warfare from...

1st generational period: Inception
2nd generational period: Development
3rd generational period: Development (continued) and Experimentation
4th generational period: Refinement
5th generational period: Final evolution stage (shortest period and occurring in the time line of the TKP TV series story arc)

I've meant to do a lineup for some time, if nothing else, to get a sense of scale between the behemoth FOILjaeger Gottheitzerstorer and the standard combat FOILs. Doing a timeline that shows the aesthetic evolution of the concepts seemed like a cool idea. I would have added more of the other designs that fellow DA illustrators have contributed (the big guy is designed by :icongenocidalpenguin: and I did the paints so I have a hi-res of this one) but I don't have hi-res files of all of those as yet. Possibly in the future I will whip up more of these and I'll add more information later. For now, I hope fans of the FOILs will enjoy this. More to come...


02/11/2010: Submitted to :iconmechadesigners: I should have added this one earlier. Line-ups like this are always cool to see :)
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kevin1278's avatar
How much does a commissioned piece like this one cost? 
Urakhai's avatar
The Mechs are OK, but their names sounds strange to a german like me:

Herzin Flüg = Did you mean 'Flying Heart'?
Gottheitzerstörer = Is it 'Destroyer of god' or 'God of all destroyer'?
'Sturmgeist' sounds good!
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My thanks for the comments!

Yeah some of the names are gibberish or mutant German-ish so they would sound pretty weird to a German speaker. In the setting for the story human history is incredibly fractured, even more so than are notion of history today. What records did survive are mined for the formation of the current culture, therefore mutations and inconsistencies such as this. There's no longer a Germany, nor even an Earth but all kinds of fragmented ideas and pieces of culture remain. Some of it is us having fun (little tongue in cheek) and some just to add some strangeness to the broken history.

The Gottheitzerstörer was named by :icongenocidalpenguin:, who is Swedish. If I recall he said it roughly meant 'Destroyer of Divinity' which is pretty much the same thing you're noting here.
Telestrian's avatar
Really impressive artwork...

but i'm not sure about the mecha names...should those be german words ?

Because if its meant to be so, you've made some funny mistakes ^^
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Indeed you're right, there are some tongue and cheek mutant/fake/fictional German-ish words mixed with some real ones (also mixed up Greek and other languages). It's, more or less, an homage to the hardcore Japanese mecha modeling crowd as they tend to do oddball stuff like that too.

Beyond that there's actually some reasons in the story narrative as well though. Without going too detailed I'll simply say humanity has a very mixed up picture of their history (in the story narrative) so you might find odd combinations of real and mixed up words like this. Just having fun with it really ;)

My thanks for the kind words and comments :)
Telestrian's avatar
Okay...that makes a way...

But anyway, "strum" sounds terribly wrong...for german ears ^^
The correct german notation would be "sturm"

Sturmgeist -> stormghost
Sturmblatt -> stormleaf


-> granny (the)four
-> granny (the)pair

sounds a bit odd for me...just my to cents :-)
TsurukiMaehara's avatar
awesome designs nicely done
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epill's avatar
this is one of my favourites of all the mecha art on DA, it showcases a very dynamic selection of mechas!!
so inspiring, also the layout and composition of it is beautiful!! from when i view it as a small preview to its full size,
it never ceases to amaze me!!

thanks for adding this to the gallery!! i kept feeling the gallery was missing something.. and i wanted to fav it into the group too,
but thats your thunder..

thanks for sharing this amazing work!!

it makes me want to surpass myself as i see i need to work hard to achieve the level i see here!!

:D :O :)
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Sorry for the delayed reply, just been crazy busy.

Thank you so much for the kind words man, I appreciate it. I had meant to do one of these for some time and when I finally did it seemed everyone really dug it.

Yeah, it takes time and practice but isn't anything others can't achieve. Just keep working at it and never let your imagination falter, keep feeding it :)

Cool everyone has enjoyed this. I will likely do more like this in the future for sure ;)
El-Bronco's avatar
Good evolution.
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A little bit late but, you're welcome :)
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Yeah, sorry bout that, been pretty busy of late and unfortunately don't get to some of these as fast as I'd like.
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No problem at all :)
Silverlion's avatar
Very awesome. I rather like the earlier ones a bit better, but they're all very neat designs.
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Konjur's avatar
LOve this! Very cool line up. I like seeing them all together and seeing the evolution of the designs.
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Thanks man :) Yeah, it's always cool to see that so I knew eventually I'd get to doing one.
awgie's avatar
um..i'm ignorant...what's this from?
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It is from right here ;) More precisely it's all original designs, by my studio and associates, and this is the first posting of this line up.
awgie's avatar
nice stuff...i like the 'organic' quality to the mech designs...
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