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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.
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