Dropping yet another new FOIL and this one in... spiffy red with kicky go faster stripes. Those of you watching this gallery should recognize this FOIL from FOIL thumbs 12[link]
I had been dying to do a pimped out painted version of it and finally got around to doing one resulting in this, much sleeker, new version. The most obvious change is the legs, which are the same covered type as the previous two Dies FOILs posted. I never liked the legs on the original thumbnail sketch so once I settled on the slimmer look of the legs on the new version the whole thing came together very quickly and that change just made the design.
Like the Dies Deca-Daemos and the Dies Herzin-Flüg this FOIL is a 5th gen evo. Dies (pronounced deece) is a company that makes a variety of products but specializes in Shettier (some of which are peppered in the gallery), Sendai (making especially high quality Taedai) And FOILs (often approaching, or matching, the revered quality of Oshen's FOILs). Dies is a company that goes all out so Dies FOILs are as coveted as the more rare Oshen FOILs. Always distinct and always high quality Dies FOILs tend to be fierce foes as the Faedai and human operator are often some of the best and pilot these machines with a sense of bravado and pride.
Theos Ke Polemos is not Gundam but I confess the name of this one is a nod to old school Zeta Gundam's (a show that I did see when I was young and still love to this day) enigmatic character Quattro Bajeena, or more familiarly known as Char Aznabel, The Red Comet.
suggested Quattro because I made the FOIL red so I just had to name it the Oma-Quattro. Here's a nod to you Old School Tomino, back when Gundam was ace.
The Dies Oma-Quattro is a design with most of the qualities I, personally, tend to gravitate toward exploring visually with the concept of the FOIL designs; an aggressive aerodynamic frame with sweeping deco/futurist lines to enhance a sense of implied movement indicating a sense of artisan driven craftsmanship. The Oma-Quattro has a rather decorative and colorful sculpt to the headcase and torso recalling the ornamental flourishes on classic art deco architecture and sculpture but again this is Polemos and done though their prism. As noted above the Oma-Quattro is one of the last of the FOILs made before the Siege of the Black Son whereupon from that point FOILs hunted to small numbers. Of all the designs I've done so far this beast is one of my favs. More to come...
Full Wacom paint Photoshop CS3 and Painter X