Author Topic: From Camel to Viper  (Read 867 times)

Offline Small brown dog

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From Camel to Viper
« on: February 08, 2020, 02:21:19 AM »


The problem with past depictions of the future is that sometimes the future looks less impressive than the imagined one. The actual developed technology is something different again of course but Iím not talking smart tech here Iím talking about aesthetics and the all-important cool factor.

Show a 60ís kid a picture of an F35 and then a Spectrum Angel Interceptor and you can guess which image will stay with the kid long into his adult life. Mind you if you could have imagined an F35 and why it has that stealth thing shape in 1968 then perhaps the future may have been different although perhaps still not looked so good.

Of course there was a slight downer to the Angel InterceptorÖ they were piloted by girls!!!
This could be a stumbling block to a pre hormonal kid although there was always something about Destiny and there still is actually or is that just me?

Captain Scarlet ran from 1967 to 1968 and as was usual in this universe the series took place 100 years in the future and so I have played on that in this image. There is supposed to be a World Air force by then so Iím not sure if the RAF will exist as it does now or be perhaps it is a branch of the WAF. I donít know but the story goes that the WAF first took the Viper on charge in 2065 and I have gone with that and with the  FRG2 variant being introduced in 2068 which coincides nicely with the anniversary of the birth of the RAF Ė from Camel to Viper in 150 years.
 
The inspiration for this came from seeing Claves AI in RAF trim so its his idea not mine.
https://www.deviantart.com/claveworks/art/Fantasy-219-Angel-11-Sqn-RAF-189782503
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Offline apophenia

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Re: From Camel to Viper
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 06:11:21 AM »
Excellent concept! And, you're right, it does still look like 'The Future'  :smiley:

... although there was always something about Destiny and there still is actually or is that just me?

Pretty sure that's just you  ;)  Now 'Harpy' is another matter ... no matter how dangerous  :o

https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/Harpy-474174798
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Offline Small brown dog

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Re: From Camel to Viper
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 07:21:37 AM »

Pretty sure that's just you  ;)  Now 'Harpy' is another matter ... no matter how dangerous  :o

https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/Harpy-474174798

Oh hell thats awful - I have to do that one again!

... which could be fun :)
Its not that its not real but it could be that its not true.