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Current and Finished Projects => Profiles and Pixels => : BlastWave March 23, 2017, 10:27:28 AM

: Various Artworks
: BlastWave March 23, 2017, 10:27:28 AM
Hello everyone!

I'm new here, I have come from secretprojects.co.uk, GTX recommended me the site awhile ago on there, and after checking this place out, it seems like a fun and imaginative place to be at, so I thought I'd join you guys. :)

I do a bunch of fictional vehicle profiles and scenes in a mixed pixel-art/digital style, here's some of my work!

(http://i.imgur.com/UeWnKON.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/fFPfqvA.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/oWMFaSK.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/dibaVw5.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/k3C9QEk.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/EsOfmRj.png)
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: GTX_Admin March 24, 2017, 02:43:58 AM
Nice entry!
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: Tophe March 24, 2017, 01:59:47 PM
Yes: interesting inventions, thanks! :-*
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: BlastWave March 26, 2017, 04:20:30 AM
Here's two mechs I did recently, for a fictional nation called "Esterna".

(http://i.imgur.com/l8FAMhH.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/aL1MCfv.png)

And here is a tank for another fictional nation, it is a combination of the Merkava IV and the Leopard 2 Next Gen/Revolution used by Singapore.

(http://i.imgur.com/FQQXG8l.png)

Finally, here is one more, a big one.

(http://i.imgur.com/yW0Kqgl.png)

This is my attempt at turning the Caterpillar D11/Acco Super Bulldozer into an armored bulldozer, like the Caterpillar D9s the IDF uses. Here's also a quick scene to go with it.

(http://orig05.deviantart.net/482c/f/2017/085/c/4/advance_by_blastwaves-db3lij1.png)
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: AXOR March 26, 2017, 04:54:06 AM
Interesting works you got there,nice design for A200 Falcon.
...and yes,welcome aboard  :)
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: Volkodav March 26, 2017, 09:06:38 AM
I like  :)
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: BlastWave March 27, 2017, 09:32:05 AM
Thank you all very much!

For my next trick, here is my own design for a far future Black Hawk replacement, or basically a dropship inspired by the V-22.

(http://i.imgur.com/1jEjz2O.png)

And a scene. ;)

(http://orig05.deviantart.net/d068/f/2017/056/5/2/enroute_by_blastwaves-db0be0s.png)
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: Logan Hartke March 27, 2017, 10:23:34 AM
Oh, I recognize your stuff from DeviantArt. Welcome!

Cheers,

Logan
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: BlastWave March 29, 2017, 06:54:57 AM
Oh, I recognize your stuff from DeviantArt. Welcome!

Cheers,

Logan
Thank you Logan!

Here is something I feel belongs here, this is my attempt at making a strange stealth/low RCS version of the Vought F-8 Crusader.

(http://i.imgur.com/FBB8aWI.png)
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: apophenia March 30, 2017, 06:20:45 AM
Whoa ... great stuff BlastWave  :)  I love the Fallholt F19Y2 and who doesn't go for Schneider Cup racers  ;D
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: BlastWave April 01, 2017, 10:55:10 AM
Whoa ... great stuff BlastWave  :)  I love the Fallholt F19Y2 and who doesn't go for Schneider Cup racers  ;D
Thank you very much Apophenia! Schneider Cup racers are just too cool not to do.

Here's another stealthified jet! This time, one of my favorite aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat. I also added some F-15 ACTIVE esque canards to it, since they look cool.

(http://i.imgur.com/gL9GsbO.png)
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: BlastWave April 02, 2017, 10:19:26 PM
A quick diorama/scene with it.

(http://i.imgur.com/nC0qE8q.png)
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: BlastWave April 03, 2017, 10:46:40 AM
This one is still a little bit WIP, but here is my take on the FB-23/24. It has a few minor changes, like the tails being slightly larger and the fuselage more streamlined.

(http://i.imgur.com/TDXqx9e.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/O4K4KFi.png?1)

On a side note, if you guys have any suggestions for things for me to make, feel free to tell me!
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: Old Wombat April 03, 2017, 07:59:25 PM
([url]http://i.imgur.com/1jEjz2O.png[/url])

([url]http://orig05.deviantart.net/d068/f/2017/056/5/2/enroute_by_blastwaves-db0be0s.png[/url])


This I could see in an expanded "Aliens" universe - I like it!

([url]http://orig05.deviantart.net/482c/f/2017/085/c/4/advance_by_blastwaves-db3lij1.png[/url])


Your scenes remind me of Gorillaz music videos - Again, I like it!
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: apophenia April 06, 2017, 10:15:14 AM
Here's another stealthified jet! This time, one of my favorite aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat. I also added some F-15 ACTIVE esque canards to it, since they look cool.

To paraphrase Cat, that is Swoopy with a capital Swoo  :)
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: Tophe April 06, 2017, 11:09:45 PM
I like your new drawings, thanks! :-*
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: BlastWave April 10, 2017, 03:22:36 AM
This I could see in an expanded "Aliens" universe - I like it!

Your scenes remind me of Gorillaz music videos - Again, I like it!
Thank you!
Here, this one is for you. ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/6uiKJBl.png)


To paraphrase Cat, that is Swoopy with a capital Swoo  :)
Haha, yep!

I like your new drawings, thanks! :-*
Thank you! :D

Here's a space based mech/mecha I finished today. I imagine this being used as some kind of multi-purpose orbital space mech, perhaps armed with tungsten rods which it can fire down at ground targets, and also recover or destroy satellites with it's long arms.

(http://i.imgur.com/V1xRG7T.png?1)

And a scene!

(http://i.imgur.com/m9JYsrp.png)
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: Old Wombat April 10, 2017, 04:29:51 PM
Here, this one is for you. ;)

([url]http://i.imgur.com/6uiKJBl.png[/url])


Ooh! Ni-ice! 8)
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: BlastWave April 14, 2017, 10:02:42 AM
Ooh! Ni-ice! 8)
Thank you Wombat.

Here are two spaceships inspired by various designs from the anime "Legend of Galactic Heroes".

(http://i.imgur.com/qCby7er.png)
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: BlastWave April 22, 2017, 08:50:13 AM
Here's two more ships.

(http://i.imgur.com/b4Z9Eun.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gz53apP.png?1)

Also includes a bonus captain, absolutely free, no extra charge.

And finally, here is a big space fighter/landing ship for interplanetary raids/attacks, in a fitting camo scheme.

(http://i.imgur.com/3jWM3sC.png)

EDIT: Here is also a scene of a landing party on Mars or perhaps Jupiter.

(http://i.imgur.com/E3fWgS5.png)
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: buzzbomb April 26, 2017, 08:23:23 AM
Loving them
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: BlastWave May 28, 2017, 09:23:12 AM
Thanks!

Here's my take on a sixth generation fighter, complete with an enclosed cockpit.

(http://i.imgur.com/qjGe4cb.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/mMzWpw8.png)
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: BlastWave June 04, 2017, 10:49:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vHFw8LK.png)
http://i.imgur.com/vHFw8LK.png (http://i.imgur.com/vHFw8LK.png)
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: BlastWave June 24, 2017, 09:01:39 PM
An airborne railgun/specialized heavy weapons craft, sort of like a much heavier version of the A-10.

(http://i.imgur.com/Iv1cLyx.png)

(http://orig08.deviantart.net/0d5c/f/2017/175/d/1/airborne_railgun_by_blastwaves-dbdufyu.png)
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: AXOR June 25, 2017, 06:32:35 AM
I like the F/A 141 Wyvern  :)
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: BlastWave June 27, 2017, 02:01:12 AM
Thanks!

Here's a little USAF esque manual for a spaceship/star destroyer inspired by the US Project Orion.

(http://i.imgur.com/lkcMhEb.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 27, 2017, 02:23:24 AM
 :)
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: buzzbomb June 27, 2017, 06:36:56 PM
Like it
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: BlastWave August 22, 2017, 09:38:47 AM
Some heavy armor...

(http://i.imgur.com/2bcp8Z9.png)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/706c/f/2017/259/6/2/firefight_by_blastwaves-dbnky6a.png)
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: lippischh August 22, 2017, 10:33:39 PM
As a lover of both 8-bit (hi-bit would be more appropriate here) and aviation, i greatly enjoy your work!
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: GTX_Admin August 23, 2017, 05:16:24 AM
The latest ones look to have a Patlabor feel.
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: BlastWave August 27, 2017, 09:15:07 AM
As a lover of both 8-bit (hi-bit would be more appropriate here) and aviation, i greatly enjoy your work!
Thank you very much.

The latest ones look to have a Patlabor feel.
I did take some inspiration from the intro of Patlabor The Movie II, the sequence with the runaway IFV, so you are correct.

Here's some tanks from a fictitious middle-eastern country.

(http://i.imgur.com/UEoULre.png)
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: BlastWave September 05, 2017, 02:33:31 AM
Some jet fighters based on the MiG-21 and Ye-152A.

(http://i.imgur.com/yjUeeWF.png)
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: GTX_Admin September 05, 2017, 02:35:51 AM
 :smiley:
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: elmayerle September 05, 2017, 02:57:33 AM
Beautiful!!
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: BlastWave October 08, 2017, 08:08:24 AM
Bit of a weird one. ;)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/678e/f/2017/280/2/a/moskit_by_blastwaves-dbpscvm.png)
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: GTX_Admin October 09, 2017, 01:09:11 AM
I like it but what is it?
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: john_matthews129 October 09, 2017, 10:15:47 AM
Some jet fighters based on the MiG-21 and Ye-152A.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/yjUeeWF.png[/url])

Really like #3!
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: CiTrus90 October 13, 2017, 10:33:31 PM
Bit of a weird one. ;)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/678e/f/2017/280/2/a/moskit_by_blastwaves-dbpscvm.png)

It sort of reminds me of the ADF-01 Falken from AC Zero and a lil bit of the Starfish fighters from Last Exile too, I like it!
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: BlastWave October 21, 2017, 10:52:31 PM
I like it but what is it?
Experimental/sci-fi fighter aircraft. Think of it as the F-22 from a hundred years from now. ;)

Really like #3!
Thanks!

It sort of reminds me of the ADF-01 Falken from AC Zero and a lil bit of the Starfish fighters from Last Exile too, I like it!
Thank you CiTrus! :smiley:

Here's something from an alternate universe where the Berlin wall never fell. The Berlin Infantry Brigade continues to stand guard evermore, with some new toys.

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/536a/f/2017/294/1/7/operation_enforcement_by_blastwaves-dbr93p2.png)

I always liked the strange urban camo that the Chieftain tanks and Land Rovers had.
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: GTX_Admin October 22, 2017, 03:28:55 AM
 :smiley:
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: BlastWave November 19, 2017, 08:58:25 AM
Brazilian Army air-droppable autonomous combat mech awaiting orders deep in the favelas. ;)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/d71f/f/2017/322/c/0/favelas_by_blastwaves-dbu3jww.png)
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: GTX_Admin November 19, 2017, 01:03:16 PM
 :smiley:
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: ChernayaAkula November 20, 2017, 10:21:57 PM
Way cool!  :smiley:  Very interesting idea. Loads of exciting story options here.
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: GTX_Admin November 22, 2017, 02:47:22 AM
Brazilian Army air-droppable autonomous combat mech awaiting orders deep in the favelas. ;)

([url]https://orig00.deviantart.net/d71f/f/2017/322/c/0/favelas_by_blastwaves-dbu3jww.png[/url])


This is a candidate for The Drone/UAV/Unmanned whatever Group Build (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=73.0) if you wanted.
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: BlastWave November 27, 2017, 10:07:27 AM
Thanks everyone! I'll look into the competition @GTX_Admin!

Here's some modernized MBT-70s, with ERA and TUSK, as well as Berlin Brigade urban camouflage.
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/270973614994489344/384456965163712515/image.png)

Here's also a scene, I call it "Welcome to Berlin".
(https://i.imgur.com/UTqBjTk.png)
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: BlastWave December 04, 2017, 07:02:03 AM
Aircraft based on the A-5 Vigilante, F-14, and NR-349. Essentially a swing-wing "optimized" Vigilante.

(https://i.imgur.com/QLoASEO.png)
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: dy031101 December 04, 2017, 02:23:44 PM
Love those last two entries, too!  :smiley:
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: AXOR December 04, 2017, 08:23:06 PM
I like those F/A 323  :-*
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: john_matthews129 December 05, 2017, 02:05:49 PM
Aircraft based on the A-5 Vigilante, F-14, and NR-349. Essentially a swing-wing "optimized" Vigilante.

Big, interesting birds.  I like 'em!   :smiley:
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: BlastWave December 08, 2017, 03:11:51 AM
Thanks guys!

Here's its theoretical successor, and also my personal take on the Boeing AFX design.

(https://i.imgur.com/XWgXUwX.png)
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: BlastWave December 15, 2017, 01:13:18 AM
Something a bit different. ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/kGY0sNu.png)

Back story (in case the text is too small to read):

Given as a gift to the 12th Supreme President of Norajistan (Hajjaj Marghub Mansour) in 1946 to celebrate 200 years since the People's Republic declared its independence, the ceremonial Supremacy Car was built out of the engine and fuselage of a WWII Pattatoni PK.44 fighter plane piloted by the famous ace Norajistanian Air Force pilot Farid Ayham Mustafa who had over 40 confirmed kills in the historic air battle of Al Jazzaham. While originally only supposed to be used once in the 1946 parade and then retired into the Norajistanian Museum of History, the current Supreme President of Norajistan (Arslan Garayev) had the vehicle brought out of the Museum of History in 1988 for the yearly Norajistanian Armed Forces parade and since then has always arrived at it in the Supremacy Car. Both the interior and exterior of the vehicle have changed extensively since 1946. Originally the vehicle was a racing Coupe and thus only had room for a driver and one passenger, however in 1990 Arslan Garayev had the vehicle merged together with a turquoise colored Nehamar C401 series limousine, which required the exterior and interior of the vehicle be almost entirely redesigned from the ground up, leaving very little of the original car. The extended engine exhaust pipe means the doors of the vehicle cannot open, and thus the door handles were removed and a secondary support vehicle (typically a Norajistanian army pickup truck) must always accompany the Supremacy Car with a small set of stairs or ladder for the Supreme President to enter and exit the vehicle. Other changes include a solid gold lion welded to the hood of the vehicle for "navigational purposes", large flags of the Democratic People's Republic at the rear, air conditioning with a built in scented air-freshener, a working miniature fridge filled with beverages in the trunk, an HD surround stereo sound system as well as a color television in the dashboard of the vehicle, a small 1800s era cannon built into the engine compartment (which cannot actually be fired), the floor replaced with an expensive diamond and gold pattern, and more which has yet to be revealed to the public. When not in use by the Supreme President, the vehicle is typically sent off for maintenance and repairs. The shear amount of maintenance needed to keep the vehicle in working order requires it be tended to daily by a specially assigned Norajistanian Army battalion which has been estimated to spend up to 9% of the country's yearly budget on the vehicle. While many advise the vehicle finally be put to rest, Supreme President Arslan Garayev has refused to retire it as it "is a much needed asset for our glorious Democratic People's Republic."
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: finsrin December 15, 2017, 01:37:31 AM
Wondering:  has straight 12 or V24 ?
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: Old Wombat December 15, 2017, 07:05:10 AM
Wondering:  has straight 12 or V24 ?

Must be a V24, otherwise the Supreme President could enter the vehicle without the need for *ivory & lapis lazuli inlaid, gold-plated* ascension steps.




*___*; I made that bit up but it seems to fit the mind set. ;)
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: BlastWave December 23, 2017, 11:44:40 PM
Wondering:  has straight 12 or V24 ?

Must be a V24, otherwise the Supreme President could enter the vehicle without the need for *ivory & lapis lazuli inlaid, gold-plated* ascension steps.
*___*; I made that bit up but it seems to fit the mind set. ;)
Nothing less than that would do for the steps. ;)

Here's another strange fighter design!

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/d4d2/f/2017/357/4/1/breaking_formation_by_blastwaves-dbxkshk.png)

And some posters too!

(https://i.imgur.com/VPNFxbl.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/WnA46jG.png)
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: GTX_Admin December 24, 2017, 02:39:03 AM
 :smiley:
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: BlastWave December 29, 2017, 07:41:52 AM
Space battleships!

(https://i.imgur.com/Gln2YzB.png)

In the book 1984 by George Orwell, there are several mentions of "floating fortresses" operated by the country Oceania. Here's what I imagine they'd look like.

(https://i.imgur.com/rolPuW4.png)

It also comes in PLAN flavor!
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: BlastWave December 29, 2017, 08:33:33 AM
They also come in brand new/old Dazzle camouflage! Perfect for confusing enemy space battleships.

(https://i.imgur.com/GQdzFsf.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/HKcVikZ.png)
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: BlastWave January 07, 2018, 04:33:13 AM
Screw propelled Object-279.

(https://i.imgur.com/JTXyE54.png)
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: GTX_Admin January 07, 2018, 04:35:16 AM
Cool
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: BlastWave January 17, 2018, 04:19:26 AM
Some tanks based on the Turkish ALTAY-AHT urban combat tank and Leopard 2 Next Gen "Revolution" MBT.

(https://i.imgur.com/WqEqSdR.png)
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: BlastWave January 20, 2018, 07:09:07 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/nFpjoWD.png)
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: BlastWave January 26, 2018, 09:53:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/8wq5LPr.png)
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: apophenia January 27, 2018, 08:08:17 AM
Very cool! The centre scheme is my fav  :smiley:
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: BlastWave February 02, 2018, 07:08:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/HaTfFUG.png?1)
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: BlastWave February 13, 2018, 07:00:45 AM
Some Luftwaffe rocketplanes, as well as an allied one that's also in the GB subforum.

(https://i.imgur.com/XXlK24m.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/sHWHeMI.png)
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: BlastWave February 17, 2018, 04:32:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/xW9YOkg.png)
A British Supermarine Griffin Mk. II jet fighter disintegrates in the distance after a fuel tank explosion from being heavily damaged by a Luftwaffe BF-181 Fleischwolf atomic fighter.
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: john_matthews129 February 17, 2018, 07:41:16 PM
That looks great, BlastWave!  That last one looks as though it could have been from an animated short movie.  Any plans on doing that? 
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: BlastWave March 01, 2018, 09:09:25 AM
That looks great, BlastWave!  That last one looks as though it could have been from an animated short movie.  Any plans on doing that?
Thank you, John!

Doing a full short film or animation would be a dream come true. I've had a lot of ideas for one, but I'm not talented at 2D or 3D animation, especially non side-view stuff/3D drawing. The closest I've come to anything like that is this small 30 second test animation I made awhile ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czqk23K5Mk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czqk23K5Mk)

Here's an atomic U-boat, based on an old 1949 concept for a "jet sub".

(https://i.imgur.com/IBaWnBV.png)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/270973614994489344/418535620932009995/unknown.png)
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: GTX_Admin March 02, 2018, 01:34:42 AM
 :smiley:
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: BlastWave March 07, 2018, 07:15:41 AM
This design was inspired by the Republic TFX proposal which eventually lead to the F-111 Aardvark. Perhaps this is what it would look like if it made it to full production.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZF55kGD.png)
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: BlastWave March 14, 2018, 07:54:25 AM
Republic XF-103, with some changes/tweaks to the wings and general shape.

(https://i.imgur.com/MTeQ4nR.png)
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: BlastWave March 18, 2018, 12:48:18 AM
(https://orig00.deviantart.net/9f57/f/2018/076/7/1/quiet_waters_by_blastwaves-dc64zai.png)

"December 9th, 1946. Atomic U-boat U-414 of the German Kriegsmarine returns after 6 months out to sea for resupply and light damage-assessment."
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: BlastWave March 22, 2018, 06:38:27 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fBKGgmE.png)
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: BlastWave April 13, 2018, 02:02:29 AM
Here's a profile of an F-22N/NATF-22, based on the painting from 1980.

(https://i.imgur.com/0cz7yIo.png)

The original painting:

(https://i.imgur.com/YLpNEtA.jpg)

In order to make the profile, I 3D modeled the entire aircraft to ensure it would be accurate to the painting, so here's also a faux radar/wind tunnel document based on the one from the NATF-23.

(https://i.imgur.com/x0YNJc2.png)
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: M.A.D April 21, 2018, 08:57:35 PM
Screw propelled Object-279.

(https://i.imgur.com/JTXyE54.png)

Very nice BlastWave!!

M.A.D
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: BlastWave April 21, 2018, 11:05:57 PM
Thanks M.A.D! :D

Here's a fictitious cold war interceptor design that is based on several Rockwell and Convair designs, as well as the CIM-10 Bomarc SAM. It's definitely a flawed design for many reasons.

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/1e2d/f/2018/111/e/1/northpoint_aerospace_rf_208a_nightingale_by_blastwaves-dc9feh9.png)
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: GTX_Admin April 22, 2018, 03:00:57 AM
 :smiley:
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: BlastWave April 28, 2018, 09:05:52 AM
This one was too weird not to make. ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/saExPe6.png)

(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_23211133_12855507_1524758677.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 29, 2018, 02:29:00 AM
Interesting.  Do you have more details on the design?
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: apophenia May 01, 2018, 05:43:57 AM
Here's a thread on the N-251 from Secret Projects: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16621.0 (https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16621.0)
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: BlastWave May 20, 2018, 09:40:46 PM
Here's a little scene inspired by the famous Kowloon walled city.

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/7328/f/2018/139/e/d/kenosa_street_by_blastwaves-dcbxsda.png)
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: BlastWave May 26, 2018, 09:37:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/oPIk2dl.png)

Newer attempt at a stealth/low observable F-14.
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: BlastWave June 19, 2018, 09:56:17 AM
Just posting this again since it was deleted with several other posts with the recent forum updates. :icon_sueno:

(https://i.imgur.com/mk2yT7s.png)
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: Old Wombat June 20, 2018, 10:58:12 PM
And, again, I really like that! 8) :smiley:
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: BlastWave June 23, 2018, 10:42:05 PM
Something inspired by the recent establishment of the U.S. Space Force...

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/b475/f/2018/174/1/1/homecoming_by_blastwaves-dcf73fu.png)
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: BlastWave July 02, 2018, 06:31:03 AM
Finished a NATF-22 top view, here it is with the profile plus some renders.

(https://i.imgur.com/KHJdkMO.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/XHSQ4pl.png)
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: GTX_Admin July 02, 2018, 10:47:05 AM
 :smiley:
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: BlastWave July 08, 2018, 04:49:40 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/gtIIv7q.png)
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: elmayerle July 08, 2018, 06:45:15 AM
Beautiful!!  What unbuilt design is that taken from or is it a combination of concepts, all marvelously fitting together, that you developed?
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: AXOR July 08, 2018, 04:03:37 PM
I like this concept  :smiley:
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: BlastWave July 09, 2018, 11:19:20 PM
Beautiful!!  What unbuilt design is that taken from or is it a combination of concepts, all marvelously fitting together, that you developed?
Thank you!

It is a modified version of the Vought V-518 Blended Arrow/Advanced interceptor, specifically configuration AI-0604R, but with some changes to the canopy and wing design. I also gave it a twin tail configuration, and more boxy engines. Here's the original Vought model:

(https://i.imgur.com/aFaXMMY.png)

Here's something I felt needed to be made. Essentially a Chinese bootleg of a Western interpretation of the MiG-25 (also in a way a bootleg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xEr1uq1.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/N3pO0W7.png)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/359953908237598720/465551704717393920/index.png?width=704&height=454)
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: BlastWave July 11, 2018, 04:57:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/pJjaSFt.png)
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: BlastWave July 15, 2018, 10:08:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1s9FLj.png)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/327293274370998273/467088182073098260/index.png?width=586&height=454)
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: ChernayaAkula July 16, 2018, 06:07:32 AM
<..> Here's something I felt needed to be made. Essentially a Chinese bootleg of a Western interpretation of the MiG-25 (also in a way a bootleg)
<...>

You felt correctly.  :smiley: Very cool idea!
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: BlastWave July 18, 2018, 04:36:58 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/JSrMCAs.png)

(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_24141863_13275994_1531764937.jpg)
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: BlastWave July 22, 2018, 02:41:59 AM
(https://orig00.deviantart.net/a8d8/f/2018/203/c/6/seaside_wreck_by_blastwaves-dchuvyc.png)
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: GTX_Admin July 28, 2018, 06:46:31 AM
Intriguing
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: BlastWave August 07, 2018, 04:02:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/TVGKjSQ.png)
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: BlastWave August 16, 2018, 04:34:34 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/6OOab7K.png)

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: BlastWave August 20, 2018, 01:58:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/46oLCbN.png)
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: Brian da Basher August 20, 2018, 02:50:10 AM
I like these SST airliners a lot, BW!

You've got a very artistic eye for livery!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
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: Old Wombat August 20, 2018, 06:03:46 PM
OK;

One possibly named after sodium carboxylate;

Another named after a dialect from the Kochi region of Japan; &

The third after a monoamine neurotransmitter with more functions than most people realise.

Different! ;)
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: Brian da Basher August 21, 2018, 03:09:37 AM
OK;

<snip<

The third after a monoamine neurotransmitter with more functions than most people realise.

<snip>

Would neurotransmitters get you there faster than an SST?

Asking for a friend,

Brian da Basher

 ;D
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: apophenia August 22, 2018, 06:37:40 AM
Love the SA-4800s ... and great airline names  ;D
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: BlastWave August 22, 2018, 11:24:20 PM
Thank you, all! :D

Glad you like the airline names! Below are some leaflets for them.

(https://i.imgur.com/RWEgONv.png)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/67d7/f/2018/020/5/f/retro_airline_leaflets_by_blastwaves-dc0lijy.png)
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: apophenia August 23, 2018, 03:00:44 AM
Oh wow ... those are brilliant! Nice work  :smiley:
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: elmayerle August 23, 2018, 03:23:17 AM
Oh wow ... those are brilliant! Nice work  :smiley:
What this gentleman said.  Beautiful work and skillfully done.
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: Brian da Basher August 23, 2018, 05:23:41 AM
Those leaflets are incredibly well done.

You've got some mad graphic design skills, my friend!

Now if Air Seritonia's ticket desk would just answer the phone. Are those guys asleep or something?

Brian da Basher
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: BlastWave September 01, 2018, 06:06:29 AM
Thank you, everyone! @Brian You should file a complaint to them when you get through. ;)

Here's a new one for you all. This one is kind of a rare and weird one, but it's an actual patented Fairchild/Republic design for the AFTI (Advanced Fighter Technology Integrator) program.

(https://i.imgur.com/PtxvgoH.png)

(https://images4.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_24696174_13501750_1535678171.jpg)

The patent:

(https://images2.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_24695953_13501750_1535678171.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper September 01, 2018, 10:32:06 AM
How does this thing fly?   ::)

Nice profiles.
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: phoenixII September 01, 2018, 08:24:39 PM
Lifting body principle?
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: GTX_Admin September 02, 2018, 04:41:58 AM
Interesting. 
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: GTX_Admin September 02, 2018, 04:46:56 AM
How does this thing fly?   ::)

Nice profiles.

One assumes it relies on body lift.  I would be keen to see more about this particular design though.
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: Brian da Basher September 02, 2018, 04:44:51 PM
How does this thing fly?   ::)

Nice profiles.

One assumes it relies on body lift.  I would be keen to see more about this particular design though.

Me too. These lifting body designs are fascinating!

Off the get lost in teh Google...

Brian da Basher
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: BlastWave September 04, 2018, 03:19:19 AM
Another one! Here's two profiles of the unbuilt McDonnell Douglas Model 225 VFX, one in a F-14 "Early A" style scheme, and the classic Vandy 1 black. ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/RKWCXnQ.png)
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: elmayerle September 04, 2018, 05:26:48 AM
Very nice!!  You can definitely see it's Phantom II ancestry.
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: apophenia September 05, 2018, 04:17:55 AM
Very nice!!  You can definitely see it's Phantom II ancestry.


They are indeed  :smiley:  According to Scott Lowther, the Model 225A "was in part derived from the F-4(FVS) studies" for a variable-geometry Phantom derivative. http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=1674 (http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=1674)
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: tahsin September 05, 2018, 06:06:04 PM
Can I have a request of sorts? Web works funny in my country, it took me 5 minutes you were using Imgur as a picture host. Can't complain but it's banned for some reason around here and proxy services regularly fail, because it requires some sort of web interaction. But if know the URL,  I can get the pictures through the proxies without a hassle. Would it be possible to add the adresses as well?

Never mind, I discovered I could the adresses after saving the whole page, thanks.
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: BlastWave September 11, 2018, 10:52:33 PM
Thanks guys!

@Tahsin, certainly, will do! If you don't mind me asking, what country are you from that requires you use a VPN? I could try switching image hosting sites to one that isn't blocked so you don't have to save the page.
---
Here's something new, a hypersonic bomber based on an unknown McDonnell Douglas hypersonic concept (image below). I couldn't find any information on it, unfortunately.

(https://i.imgur.com/vWbpunk.png)
https://i.imgur.com/vWbpunk.png

(https://i.imgur.com/GjNMWmG.png)
https://i.imgur.com/GjNMWmG.png

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/327293274370998273/484836603366211594/index.png)
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: tahsin September 12, 2018, 07:28:41 PM
I surf at web cafes, I will save threads anyhow. The links much appreciated. Thank you.

And yes, the atmospheric shot is really cool.
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: BlastWave September 14, 2018, 01:49:28 AM
I see. You're welcome, and thank you!

Here's a profile of the Iranian Saeqeh-80 or simply Saeqeh/Saegeh. It was difficult finding any photographs or information of this particular production version (it may have been a prototype judging by the paint scheme, but that cannot be confirmed either), but I think I got it relatively accurate.

(https://i.imgur.com/oZEKvPz.png)
https://i.imgur.com/oZEKvPz.png

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/348906522639859723/489175829792686080/unknown.png)
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: GTX_Admin September 15, 2018, 10:01:34 AM
 :smiley:
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: BlastWave September 19, 2018, 09:57:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ttqFpH6.png)
https://i.imgur.com/ttqFpH6.png

A Lockheed-NASA design for a variable-geometry Mach 5 hypersonic carrier-based aircraft from 1990. This beast would've been 100.5 feet in length!

(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_24891655_13584766_1537319375.jpg)
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: elmayerle September 22, 2018, 05:23:22 AM
Here's a profile of the Iranian Saeqeh-80 or simply Saeqeh/Saegeh. It was difficult finding any photographs or information of this particular production version (it may have been a prototype judging by the paint scheme, but that cannot be confirmed either), but I think I got it relatively accurate.

(https://i.imgur.com/oZEKvPz.png)
https://i.imgur.com/oZEKvPz.png

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/348906522639859723/489175829792686080/unknown.png)
I've got the Omega-Models kit of this one.  Real tempting to do an operational scheme.
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: GTX_Admin September 23, 2018, 02:35:18 AM
Random idea:  Vietnamese version of it
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: BlastWave September 27, 2018, 07:12:27 AM
@elmayerle: I'd say go for it!

@GTX_Admin: Interesting idea, I may give it a shot.

Here's a profile of the Boeing model 908-535 "Nutcracker" VATOL SCS fighter jet, based on the original company painting and from what I could deduce from the few schematics available of it.

(https://i.imgur.com/nCHkn4c.png)

(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_24978239_13622465_1537987653.jpg)
(https://images2.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_24978240_13622465_1537987653.jpg)
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: BlastWave September 30, 2018, 03:18:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/64Thsdx.png)
https://i.imgur.com/64Thsdx.png
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: Brian da Basher October 01, 2018, 01:19:02 AM
I really like the futuristic look of your VATOL SCS fighter!

Appears fast as quicksilver!

Brian da Basher
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: BlastWave October 15, 2018, 06:38:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ylJ0mv7.png)
https://i.imgur.com/ylJ0mv7.png
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: Brian da Basher October 15, 2018, 07:03:48 AM
I think your latest is my favorite of yours yet, BW!

I like fictional countries and markings and what makes this piece especially nice are the different color schemes.

A wonderful work of art!

Brian da Basher
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: BlastWave October 17, 2018, 12:47:07 AM
Thanks, Brian. :smiley:

Here's what one of them might have looked like in real life.

(https://i.imgur.com/BWo0kNw.png)
https://i.imgur.com/BWo0kNw.png
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: BlastWave October 20, 2018, 11:53:27 PM
(https://orig00.deviantart.net/c003/f/2018/293/0/1/airships_over_horoa_by_blastwaves-dcpw5ie.png)
"October 20th, 1929. The three largest zeppelins ever built in the Kingdom of Ostania drift quietly past the smoke filled industrial city of Horoa, New Tylivisa. On the ground, two guardsman of Guard Post #54 stand by a photographer of the Ostani Times as he adjusts his camera to take a photograph for this Sunday's paper."

From nearest to farthest: CZ-02 "Victory", CZ-01 "Triumph", and RZ-129 "Lady Maria".

The Behemoth class of zeppelins was a rather disastrous endeavor for the Ostani Kingdom as a whole. The project started with the King, Oskar Gudmundsson VII, commissioning three zeppelins to be built in September of 1920, two for the military as (at the time) state-of-the-art airborne aircraft-carriers, and one for the royal cabinet to travel in throughout the land as well as prove their superiority to neighboring countries. The entire project was riddled with setbacks and much difficulty in actually constructing the airships as well as also not bankrupting the government, due to the fact the nation was currently recovering from a nearly catastrophic series of plagues throughout the land, and the Ostani Kingdom's money was in dire need of being used elsewhere. Thus, on a weekly basis the construction and shipping of materials for the ships would simply have to be abandoned until later, leaving the ships to rot in their airdocks for several weeks at a time. As a result of this, despite the airships being commissioned in 1920, it took a rather timely nine years to fully construct and launch each of the ships, and at this point they were already considered rather obsolete in the world of airships.

Of all of the airships however, the RZ-129 Lady Maria in particular was the center of controversy throughout various nations, as despite it being painted in a civilian scheme and described as an "unarmed luxury airship", the zeppelin was still actually built to military specifications, with a working bomb bay door in the aft section and also visibly painted over hangar doors for Marodi PA.28 model fighter aircraft on its underside, the same ones that would be used on the Triumph and Victory aircraft-carriers. Furthermore, the Lady Maria was considered unsafe for the actual royal cabinet to travel in, as undoubtedly the sheer size of it and its military counterparts would be enormous targets for enemy fighter planes and possible sabotage such as bombing or damage to its control surfaces. Eventually, the RZ-129, CZ-01, and CZ-02 were retired to the Royal Museum of Aviation in Tallinberg, with all three airships finally being scrapped in January of 1936 for reuse in the Ostani aviation industry.
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: Brian da Basher October 21, 2018, 02:48:32 AM
I like this one very much. So much I'm tempted to use it as my desktop wallpaper.

Your treatment of such a difficult surface & scheme is outstanding.

I've got a new BW favorite!

Brian da Basher
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: BlastWave October 28, 2018, 08:11:21 AM
Kind thanks, Brian!

(https://i.imgur.com/91OjELE.png)
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: Brian da Basher October 28, 2018, 07:35:57 PM
Those tanks have enormous visual appeal!

They remind me of a French Char B on steroids.

The color schemes you chose are most complimentary as well.

Great stuff BW!

Brian da Basher
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: BlastWave October 29, 2018, 11:39:22 PM
I'm glad you like them, Brian! Thanks for your kind words.

Here's a profile of the latest iteration of the HAL AMCA from Aero India 2017. Speculative panel lines and livery.

(https://i.imgur.com/ryP6QIh.png)
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: BlastWave November 02, 2018, 04:41:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2llFjAP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/5RyQloK.png)
https://i.imgur.com/2llFjAP.png
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2018, 01:58:09 AM
Err...no can see last image.
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: BlastWave November 03, 2018, 02:22:36 AM
Fixed!
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2018, 03:10:41 AM
 :smiley:
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: apophenia November 03, 2018, 05:24:01 AM
Fixed!

And well worth the wait! Love your UC-49JII dropships (especially the white-over-yellow scheme)  :-*
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: BlastWave November 16, 2018, 09:01:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/1vsR35J.png)
https://i.imgur.com/1vsR35J.png
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: BlastWave November 23, 2018, 01:22:35 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/K2orPkx.png)

Farat-Gorgon Mk. 1 Landboot or by it's lesser known name: Gepanzerte Geländekampffahrzeug Ausf. A

Design
During the 1917 Arms Expo of Ostania where the Kingdom would be selecting a new tank for its armed forces, at the easternmost side of the table a mysterious napkin drawing of what appeared to be a monstrously large heavy tank simply labeled "LAND BOOT" was left next to a bowl filled with fruit punch. Made with what appeared to be either crayon or a dull pencil,&nbsp;this horrific machine had nine turrets, a crew of 17, an engine taken straight from an old Unterseeboot (adding to the name), an enormous silhouette that would undoubtedly be seen for miles, and would cost up to 20 Mk. IV tanks for a single unit. The drawing was discovered by the then King of Ostania, Oskar Baudmann VI while loading his plate with a large helping of beef and ketchup stew. While this very poorly made napkin drawing was clearly meant to be some kind of joke made by one of the designers at the expo, the King was so impressed with this drawing that he immediately turned to the crowd of government personnel, journalists, generals, designers, and simply announced aloud: "This one."

Despite the Ostani&nbsp;Ministry of Defense already choosing the Mk. IV tanks to be Ostania's new tank to be manufactured and used by the armed forces, the King continuously pushed for the production and usage of the so-called Landboot, infamously stating "If I had twenty of these machines, we would be the masters of the Steppe and be feared by all".&nbsp; The entire royal cabinet and Ministry of Defense was opposed to the construction of the vehicles, stating numerous times the impracticality and faults with the design but the Ostani Army on the contrary had great faith in it, believing that such a vehicle would undoubtedly strike fear in the enemy and increase enlistment, as well as ensure the security of the Kingdom for years to come. Many generals of the Army were big advocates for the construction of the Landboots, and would often follow suit of the King and make remarks in interviews about how Ostania would be unstoppable with them, the most famous of them being in an interview with General Alexander Stravinsky who stated "We're surrounded by people on horses with swords and old muskets. If our boys had these tanks, we'd be unstoppable. I mean, what are they gonna do? Run over our moving god-fortress with a bunch of cavalry?". Between late 1918 and 1919, several court battles and heated arguments ensued between the Minister of Defense and the King alongside several generals of the Army in attempt to block the construction of the vehicles, however after nearly two years of essentially endless arguing and all attempts to reason with the Army in a rational manner being useless, the Minister of Defense eventually gave in and allowed them to be built.&nbsp;A total of twenty-six units were produced between 1920 and 1921 by the Farat-Gorgon tractor and agricultural company in cooperation with Lancier Armaments for weapons and general design refinement and testing, as well as Onissia Shipyards National for providing the control, electronics, and engines of the tanks.

The first working prototype, lovingly designated "The First One" by its crews, exited the&nbsp;Farat-Gorgon factories on December 8th, 1919. After leaving the building and beginning to role off of the tarmac, the vehicle proceeded to immediately drive towards the local town of Horoa in New Tylisvia for a show off to the people and to test its urban capabilities. When it reached East Baker street, the tank immediately began to fall through the road due to its obscenely heavy weight, and eventually ended up having to be lifted out of the ground via an industrial crane borrowed from one of the local shipyards. Many changes were made after this disastrous first test drive, especially regarding weight and its distribution, as well as the removement of some of the heavier firepower, most notably an 8 inch howitzer cannon (204mm) which was haphazardly built into the main turret. The main cannon was then changed to a 1.85 inch (47mm) gun and the internal configuration was quickly modified to be more lightweight, using less armor and materials.

Crew
While the original Landboots had a crew of seventeen comprised of a single driver/forward cannon&nbsp;assistant, forward cannon gunner, two side cannon gunners, two engine mechanics, eight turret machine gunners (six at the front and two at the rear behind the engine), 1 commander, 1 radio operator or "below deck coordinator" and 1 assistant turret cannon gunner/loader, this would later be changed following several complaints by the rearmost gunners who stated that they "felt as if they were inside a furnace" due to the heat of the 600 horsepower engine directly to their side. As a result, in September of 1922 the crews were reduced to fifteen, with the mechanics manning the guns only if required in emergencies.

The turret gunners of the Landboot also lacked the seats that drivers would be given, and instead in order to save internal space and weight had to sit upon plastic seats suspended by belts that would lead up into the turrets with circular ball-bearing races. Later modifications would have tall benches that would allow turret gunners to essentially stand in place as opposed to suspending themselves entirely. It is questionable why this design choice was chosen, as internally the vehicles were quite spacious, enough so to fit some kind of proper seat for each of the gunners. Some attribute this to the Ministry of Defense attempting to save as much money as possible when building the Landboots as they were already considered obsolete and largely useless when they entered service, while others suspect this simply being just poor design choice under the Farat-Gorgon company.

Engine
The massive, 600 horsepower engines of the Landboots were actually taken directly from decommissioned Ostani Navy Type II "Swordfish" U-boats, with heavy modifications made to the engines to make them actually fit and function inside the hull of the tank. While several conventional diesel and gasoline engines were tried from agricultural tractors and various other heavy machinery, none of the engines tested seemed to actually be able to move the tank at a speed that exceeds 5 MPH, coupled with terrible gas mileage, a problem still present even with the current U-boat engine setup. Due to this, typically most Landboot crews would load several barrels and cannisters filled with fuel into the aft section of the tank, to refuel without the need of pulling over and requesting a fuel truck, despite many Ostani Army regulations prohibiting that. This has been attributed to the loss of two Landboots after the barrels reportedly spontaneously combusted after being positioned too close to the engine (#09 of the 4th Heavy Armor Brigade),&nbsp;or being struck directly by an enemy shell after it penetrated the rear side or rear armor (#02 of the 1st Special Assault Brigade).

Shell Elevator or "Shellevator"
One of the notable innovative features of the Landboot was an electronic shell elevator or as crews called it the "Shellevator" that ran from the floor of the lower hull to the top turret, allowing crews to send up shells to the top with ease in the event that the ammunition above was depleted. After repeated usage however, usually 10-20 times, the elevator's battery would gradually be drained and slow down to the point where it would take up to two whole minutes to send a shell up, or more often simply break upon pressing the button. This was a known issue even during testing, and thus a manual hand crank was installed so that in the almost certain event of it running out of power or breaking down, a crewman could hand crank the shell up into the hatch as opposed to climb up the tall crew ladder to pass it to the loader.

Field Performance
The land surrounding Ostania and its neighboring countries is mostly flat and empty taiga or steppe, which is actually perfect for heavy tanks and such vehicles to operate in, however the Landboots still had issues with traversing terrain even in this location. Often if the tanks were in any uneven or even mildly soft terrain such as after rain, they would very quickly begin to dig into the ground with their rather narrow treads as if it were made of quicksand, and thus in order to prevent this, during peacetime the Landboots were usually escorted by either 1-2 light tanks, or a single unarmed scout car equipped with special terrain inspection equipment which would drive ahead of the vehicles and swiftly test and then judge the quality of terrain so that they could be able to drive without sinking into the ground. This did not always work and more often than not was proved to be useless, either due to crews not actually caring enough to follow protocol, or the Landboots in general just being too heavy regardless of the tests. These common incidents of them sinking into the ground eventually caused the Landboots to be given the joke name of "Untergrundboots" by their crews and various army personnel.

Loss, remaining units, and operators
Of the twenty-six total production units produced, only ten remain in service of the Ostani Army, with the other sixteen either being loss due to various issues such as terrain, engine failure, spontaneous combustion, or being deactivated and disassembled for swapping weapons and internal components. It is most likely that the tanks are simply too obsolete or of little use in combat, simply kept to be used for propaganda purposes either in film or during the November 8th military parades at the Ostani capitol.

While the Ostani Army never attempted to actually market the tanks to any other nation, either due to the Ministry of Defense believing that no other nation would even consider purchasing one or the Army simply attempting to keep all of them in its inventory, only one tank has actually been operated by a different nation, that being the distant lands of the Bhalnüt-Gâd Host (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvans). During a routine border patrol, one of the Landboots (#15, 4th Heavy Armor Brigade) fell through a frozen lake while attempting to cross it and was left half submerged with its turrets sticking out of the ice. The crew managed to escape with only minor injuries (save for the driver who was given a head concussion) and the Landboot was abandoned, thought to be too dangerous to attempt to pull out and recover. The following few weeks later, the vehicle was discovered by a Bhalnüt horsemen, who immediately recognized what this massive machine was thanks to large helpings of Ostani propaganda and border patrols. Hurriedly, he rode back to his village and called for the salvaging and procurement of the tank. In a matter of just several hours, with the force of 600 oxen and 200 of the strongest steeds throughout the land, the people of the Bhalnüt-Gâd Host managed to somehow pull the vehicle out of the frozen lake nearly entirely intact and bring it to the local village of Tknâsh-Mrekia, where it promptly received a fresh paint scheme with several unintelligible, cult-like writings alongside its hull, some singing praises to the Great Host of The Sky for bringing them such a "wonderful gift from the gods". The Ostani Army and government upon later discovering that one of the Landboots was now in possession of one of the nations of "horse people" attempted to reach out to the Host, hoping they would be able to return the tank, however no response was ever sent back by the Host, thus the tank was thought to remain in their possession and active operation until the February 8th, 1924, where it was discovered by aeroplane that it had fallen into another, completely different frozen lake East of the Bhalnüt capitol.
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: finsrin November 23, 2018, 03:45:34 AM
Love the Landboots.  Fine examples.  8)
Is on my wanna build list.

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: BlastWave November 23, 2018, 05:59:28 AM
Love the Landboots.  Fine examples.  8)
Is on my wanna build list.
Do feel free to go for it! I'd love to see that. :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave December 16, 2018, 02:08:41 AM
(https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/intermediary/f/32d7ab81-d2ce-4229-aaf5-99c87fc59eae/dcuhdcr-0ec56a2f-d440-4840-813a-2ccf24675877.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin December 16, 2018, 04:05:40 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave January 03, 2019, 06:07:58 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/aDnpyod.png)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/472258253498089515/530145628026699796/14493023699_203e9e4ba5_b.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin January 04, 2019, 01:48:48 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave January 21, 2019, 04:14:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/tMv8wlC.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: apophenia January 22, 2019, 05:53:09 AM
Very nice  :smiley:  It's amazing what a difference that V-tail and spinner makes!
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: buzzbomb January 22, 2019, 07:17:43 PM
yes, what a subtle but very interesting change
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: finsrin January 22, 2019, 07:38:37 PM
Post war follow on versions look to me.
Like the Allies '46 GB we had.
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave January 25, 2019, 05:33:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/MeUwEEE.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/PUZVUt6.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin January 25, 2019, 08:08:51 PM
 :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Brian da Basher January 26, 2019, 05:58:54 AM
That last pic is a real grabber.

Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave January 30, 2019, 11:33:06 PM
Thanks, all!

(https://i.imgur.com/hF4qaHa.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/kEWIMYK.png)

: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Brian da Basher January 31, 2019, 04:14:47 AM
That's some great artwork, BW!

I really like the idea of applying retro schemes to futuristic kit.

It's a treat to see you taking up this concept.

Brian da Basher
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin January 31, 2019, 01:11:47 PM
 :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Old Wombat January 31, 2019, 05:31:15 PM
 :smiley: 8)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave February 03, 2019, 05:49:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/acLB2n4.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin February 03, 2019, 07:57:49 PM
 :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Old Wombat February 03, 2019, 09:11:29 PM
My brain's having an Oldtimer's moment: Is that an "Orion" type propulsion system on that? ??? :-\
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave February 03, 2019, 09:13:27 PM
My brain's having an Oldtimer's moment: Is that an "Orion" type propulsion system on that? ??? :-\
It sure does! It's my personal take on the USAF Project Orion "battleship". ;)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/327293274370998273/540358026104668170/177b.png?width=311&height=455)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Old Wombat February 03, 2019, 09:14:37 PM
 8) :smiley:

Thanks! My brain's not as broken as I thought! :D
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: The Big Gimper February 03, 2019, 09:36:39 PM
Love "ORION's".

Good book on the Orion project:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/416Uck7MXCL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: finsrin February 03, 2019, 09:51:58 PM
Is new to me.  :icon_surprised:   But had head under car hoods for years.  Looks to be neato cool though.  :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave February 28, 2019, 07:14:12 AM
Thanks guys!

Continuing with the theme of applying retro schemes to new kit, here's a space bomber.

(https://i.imgur.com/9aD4pfY.png)
https://i.imgur.com/9aD4pfY.png
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave March 04, 2019, 01:27:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ca86J5f.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin March 04, 2019, 03:13:42 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave March 10, 2019, 08:16:21 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2BFvBHy.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/c5mdfB3.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave April 21, 2019, 05:16:18 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/F4gx7Q3.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: elmayerle April 21, 2019, 12:19:05 PM
Very nice!!
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave April 28, 2019, 08:15:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/UuTUFzq.png)
The Grumman Aerospace LLV (Long Life Vehicle) is a two seat, single engine, subsonic, all-weather, dedicated light mail transport truck, designed and built for the United States Postal Service to replace its aging fleet of Jeep Dispatchers. The LLV entered service in 1987 and has since seen numerous package delivery operations throughout the United States and the North American continent. Despite lacking modern features such as air conditioning and air bags, the LLV has proven itself to be a formidable mail delivery vehicle, delivering large packages of mail on time and undamaged.
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Brian da Basher April 28, 2019, 08:26:52 AM
We can't honor our fine postal carriers enough if you ask me and you've done them right proud here.
 :icon_alabanza:
Now if their 3 Day delivery wasn't such a myth sometimes...

Anyway that's a wonderful rendering!

Brian da Basher
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave May 04, 2019, 02:50:13 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/7PtwyOk.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Brian da Basher May 04, 2019, 05:16:20 AM
Talk about Air Mail Express!

Nice one, BW!

Brian da Basher
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: apophenia May 04, 2019, 05:58:11 AM
"Just in Time Delivery"! Great stuff  :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: elmayerle May 04, 2019, 08:59:33 AM
Beautiful!!  The only way you could get faster delivery would be "Tardis Express".
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave May 12, 2019, 11:13:52 AM
Thanks guys! Reminder that "Rocket mail" was also a legitimate concept tested! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mail

Here's something a tad bit different from the normal content here.

(https://i.imgur.com/GiC7vjV.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Brian da Basher May 14, 2019, 04:26:16 AM
That's very nice and I think I'm not the only one who will enjoy seeing more of your sailing ships.

Brian da Basher
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: BlastWave May 17, 2019, 02:46:11 AM
Thanks Brian! More to come soon, hopefully. :smiley:

For now though, here's another jet! This is actually a full redraw of an old design idea I had to combine the F-4 Phantom and the Avro Arrow together.

(https://i.imgur.com/A74PanG.png)

Here is the original design for comparison, made in 2016:

(http://i.imgur.com/4LPfLQb.png)

Edit: And a quick 3D test!

(https://i.imgur.com/lBlCmiS.png)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Brian da Basher May 17, 2019, 03:48:28 AM
That's sharp as a tack and looks fast as quicksilver!

You'll have fans from both the 'Toom and Arrow sides enjoying this one!

Brian da Basher
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: apophenia May 17, 2019, 04:31:48 AM
Indeed! Both old and new versions look great  :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: finsrin May 17, 2019, 05:12:10 AM
Like that there is dose of A-5 in there.  :smiley:
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: elmayerle May 17, 2019, 06:48:58 AM
Both look great!  I rather like the touch of A3J in the original new version.

Oops, I misread when I posted last night.
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: Old Wombat May 17, 2019, 02:38:57 PM
Very cool! 8)
: Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
: GTX_Admin May 18, 2019, 03:39:03 AM
Very nice.
: Re: Various Artworks
: BlastWave June 24, 2019, 08:37:12 AM
Thanks, all! :D

Here's a profile of the never-built Ryan/Pete Girard concept for a VTOL helicopter wing F-104 Starfighter.

(https://i.imgur.com/gxviLtE.png)
https://i.imgur.com/gxviLtE.png

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/327293274370998273/592158133699215371/lockheed-vtol-f-104-gif.png)
: Re: Various Artworks
: BlastWave June 25, 2019, 01:02:41 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/nmAzkmb.png)
https://i.imgur.com/nmAzkmb.png
: Re: Various Artworks
: GTX_Admin June 25, 2019, 03:01:52 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Various Artworks
: apophenia June 25, 2019, 05:13:43 AM
Great stuff  :smiley: