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Ileman-Loch Auaris SOMR FOIL by VulnePro Ileman-Loch Auaris SOMR FOIL by VulnePro
A new FOIL for all you fans of the big beasties :) Gradually more TKP stuff to come, including more of these fellas.

The Auaris-SOMR (Special Operations Multi Role) combat FOIL is, another example, of the 5th gen period in the evolution of these bio-mechanical entities. As the situation on Polemos changed, rather dramatically, so did the nature of FOIL warfare and the FOILs themselves. The tactics and honor based nature of the conflict was all but jettisoned entirely (though the Faedai themselves remained incredibly proud and upheld the virtues of their honor even when the tactics changed considerably).

Now due to a new, and greater, threat, due to the siege of the Black Son, FOILs became more sleek and reliant on infantry FOIL shettier weaponry (though many continued to effectively use swords in combat). So a great deal of 5th gen moved into this more industrial and sleekly utilitarian aesthetic with less artisan driven visual flourishes (though this did continue more subtly) simply due to these machines being even more mass produced in nature.

The Auaris SOMR, pictured here, is sporting a jungle cammo pattern with minimal markings. It carries a Geind bullpup combat submachine shett weapon with HVS rounds (High Velocity Shett rounds much like modern tank SABOT rounds). The FOIL is also carrying a rocket propelled spear. The Name Auaris is, yet again, an obscure historical reference from humanity's foggy past. I won't tell where it came from this time so feel free to try to guess ;)

By the time the 5th gen FOILs were at their peak production many of the prominent Polemon FOIL manufacturers were actively cooperating in production of these machines openly, rather than the back room dealing and playing both sides for gain they were engaged in before the siege. As such, many FOILs shared parts and design philosophies more openly. This new cooperation yielded many of the most effective and powerful FOILs ever produced.

Blown up lightboxed thumbnail pencil illustration (based on this thumb, top row center: [link] ) digitally inked/cleaned up and colored in Photoshop CS3

More to come...
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hivemind111 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
So who or what is this miyterys black sun.
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
delicious stuff as usual mate =)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a ton Adam :) There are more pending, just a matter of balancing the time I have, been taking care of my Father since he broke his arm. He's been doing really well so I expect to get more work up as soon I can.

Best!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
yeah i did read about your father's accident on facebook D:
wish you and your dad the best =)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's freaky looking, Mike... but I definitely likes it. :)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aye, he be a freaky indeed and good to know it comes off as such. Glad you dig it Travis, there are more beasties and equipment pending :)
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VaelDragon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness =D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank ya kindly :)
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Awesome.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
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emersontung Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice one, dude!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Muchas gracias man :)
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Capital of Egypt?

Beautiful design. Still a work of art even if most of the artistic designs were dropped for production efficiency. Nice weapon design too
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aye, ancient capitol of Egypt, as :iconrob-cavanna: noted as well :)

My thanks for the comments on the beastie as well. Even though they are more utilitarian they still retain much of the same visually arresting aesthetic, only a bit more subtle than before.
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I see
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shaloop Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Love how it retains the basic form and sweep of the older foils while style feeling like a utilitarian war machine. It's a little sad in a way. It definitely captures the transition from a refined era to something more mass-produced and impersonal.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Very astutely put as it is a bit sad. The 5th generation FOILs represent the end of a long tradition of artisan driven honor based combat. The newer FOILs are, actually, some of the most refined and effective yet but their nature is in response to an even more threatening enemy so they're built in a more utilitarian fashion, as you noted.

The events in the story that result in this change contextually are indeed, sad, tragic, wracked with pathos, and so on. The FOILs are now the hunted in a classic last stand position.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love the guns :XD:
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I love how the tip of the staff has a missile head on it. :lol:
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aye, that it does. Boomy spear of doom.
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student General Artist
It gives a whole meaning to the phrase "THIS is my boomstick."
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ogamitaicho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent, that reaminds me Five star stories design and I totally love it ! :clap:
I would like to see your mechas sculpted and casted in resin garage kits so I could paint them ! ;)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks for the kind words.

FFS was never a direct inspiration for the FOIL designs but, yes, in many ways the FOILs occupy a similar place in purpose and aesthetics. I would love to see some of them as resin kits myself. Time will tell ;)
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ogamitaicho Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your work is amazing and I wish you the best ! :iconsecrethandshakeplz2:
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Saaah-WHEET!!

Auaris= ancient capital of Egypt?
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
XD

My thanks Rob...

and that was fast XD Indeedy, right out of the gate, you got it: Avaris (Egyptian spelling) or Auaris (Greek spelling) was the ancient capital of Egypt during the Hyksos 15th dynasty. Awesome sauce :) There's also (very tiny) a little clue of Avaris in hieroglyphs right above the white vent on the forward nose cone area of the FOIL's torso. The naming conventions are still a mix of random, meaningful, to downright nonsensical but often they're derived in some form (broken or otherwise) from humanities past.

Cheers!
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
I owe that fast call all to wikipedia and google. My buddies who know all and see all.

The TKP naming phenomena is interesting. Reminds me a bit of Engrish. That whole displaced/dislocated cultural borrowing which often leads to utter gibberish, or an entirely new conceptual entity. Except here it's on a macro scale spanning across worlds and centuries. =cool!

... works both ways too. Like the chick at my art school w/ the Kanji tattooed on her bosoms that she whimsically (much too whimsically) plucked from a Chinese food menu.
It says: "Cheap and delicious!"

i think she was lucky.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
First... the anecdote about the girl with the tattoo is pretty hilarious XD That's a good one LOL

Aye, in some ways it is rather similar to Engrish though I suppose the sense of context is quite specific to the TKP setting as to context. With Engrish it's still very possible to simply research a word and discover the meaning. In Theos often the records are incomplete, mixed up, or in the hands of "gatekeepers", so to speak. The way the story in structured it makes playing in it's sandbox a lot of fun because of it's sense of both familiar and alien. Depending on how things go with my time I plan to get more of this stuff up here in as we hit 2011.

Always a pleasure dialogging with you on this stuff Rob as you seem to pick up on a lot of what going on with what little I've been posting ;)

Best!
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I'm digging everything you describe! From an audience perspective, all the thematic elements are exactly what I like to see in sci-fi. Especially the 'gatekeeper' concept. May seem seem far-flung and dystopian, but in fact the privatization and seclusion of knowledge (name of the rose) is deeply inherent to human history (tho obviously not to the exact degree of TKP). Maybe less so to our day due to the information age -in danger of digression here- but it would be interesting to see how information is suppressed in a technologically advances society infused with AI, cyberization and such.

From a writer's perspective, I think you've made right move; building your ideal sandbox for playtime, incorporating all of the stylistic and conceptual toys you enjoy most, and leaving the gates of possibility wide open. If the creator is having great fun, then most probably the audience is too.

Yeah, gosh 2011 is like an unwritten deadline. Must push. Attempt to fulfill the creative quota so one can face the new year w/ some satisfaction.

cheers!
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SC-Gera Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
COOL, nice job :)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
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