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Dies Quattra Val FOIL by VulnePro Dies Quattra Val FOIL by VulnePro
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Kicking off the return of the older generation full armor style FOILs is the full color paint of the Dies Quattra Val. The line art version was the last work posted and can be seen here: [link]

The Dies Quattra Val was a 3rd gen medium CAV (cavalry) FOIL of exceptional performance and flexibility. These were fierce machines with proud faedai and human pilots wielding them in battle. The Quattra Val was an agile combat platform and extremely well suited to it's role wielding bladed weapons making it a formidable foe in close quarters. Dies manufactured considerable numbers of this machine with various refinements throughout the seemingly unending years of FOIL warfare.

The example pictured here is an alpha (a) Quattra Val. The machine was in service with the Polemon Vulne Consortium forces. The faded red ringed planet graphic depicts The Polemon "Crimson Trust" blid krieg (12 FOIL squad. A mutation of ancient German Blood War. Earth and much of human history has vanished). This machine is also flying banners on shoulder flag mounts. The segmented armor plating on the arms allows the ability for extending the reach the machine has and more flexibility and close quarters (also in deploying the shoulder mounted swords). 112 has clearly seen a lot of action and, going by the kill markers on the right leg armor plate it looks like this crew has gotten 14 duel victories. The machine's classel armor and faded paint has a great deal of wear during its service.

I've been wanting to return to doing some of the older style FOILs for some time. I've also been looking forward to painting these older style FOILs because, naturally, due to being older machines they would be a lot more scuffed up from their extensive years of service. Plus, I love beating the crap outta them during the weathering paint pass.

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Detailed and refined ink based off of pencil thumbnail (likely to be posted in a batch later). Colors on Photoshop CS3.

I've just gotten started ;) More work pending. Transmissions to continue... >>>
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AllanPaz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 your designs are really good, I hope to see them someday in an animated film or video game..would be great!
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Wow where did you learn to draw this amazing robot keith thompson?
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MarkCDudley Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
You have done something different with this one. I can't put my finger on it but I like it. It actually looks even more organic than usual throughout.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Not sure if it's particularly more organic, it's much like the others in general vibe save the more segmented lobster armor plating (which will be common on the older gen FOILs). I suppose those segmented plates might shift it to a more exo-skeleton-ish impression but the aesthetics are much in line with the previously posted designs, just continued subtle refining as new one's spring form my noggin. Glad you dig it Mark, it won't be the last ;)
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Shima-Games Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I love seeing new work from you...
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Tank you kindly :) There will be a lot more coming ;)
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh

When is your movie / manga / artbook coming out?! XD

I NEED IT
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
LOL

Well there actually is a book coming out sometime this year that will feature TKP works by me, :iconnidaram: and :icongenocidalpenguin: : [link]

The cover is a mock-up so I have no idea what it will look like. The publisher is based in the UK and it shows the book will release on April 15th on Amazon UK so I imagine we'll get it around the same time. I should e-mail them for an update but, as fas as I know, it'll be out this year :) Beyond that, there's some other things potentially lining up for TKP but I won't go into that right now ;)

Cheers!
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa!

I had no idea you had something like that in the works, I was only half-kidding , haha. Thanks for the link, totally gonna pick up a copy for myself to support you guys!

You rock! :D
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Holy Jeez this is beautiful, Mike! You know I'm happy to see an older gen FOIL done up in full color glory. :thumbsup: :nod: The wear and tear is excellent. In the same way that you can see an old timer's history on his face, you get the same vibe looking over this FOIL.
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