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Ileman-Loch Sobeq FOIL by VulnePro Ileman-Loch Sobeq FOIL by VulnePro
Ileman-Loch has carved out a name for itself in FOIL development despite being one of the smaller manufacturers in the continued development of these machines. Their designs are often more animalistic in form than some of the more elegant and artisan driven FOILs but clearly an Ileman-Loch FOIL is driven by it's own sense of aesthetic as illustrated by this rather sleek armor frame here.

This example is a Vulne Consortium Faedai and thus would be in service of The Polemon Crimson Trust. On the FOILs top left veneer fin it reads Val Voso Tems, whic is the region on Polemos the FOIL is stationed. The cammo pattern more in line with the tropical locales of Val Voso.

The FOIL is holding a rocket propelled spear (those of you following the Theos project will note :iconnidaram: was the first to get an illo out the gate with one of these weapons for his first Theos post [link] ) which is typically more of an infantry FOIL support weapon but CAV FOILs have been known to use them as well.

It's name, Sobeq, is a mutation of Sobek, the Egyptian Crocodile god. Often FOIL names will come from the artisan's little knowledge of what history humanity has left, sometimes naming a FOIL with little regard for the word's original meaning. Here, clearly, they had an inkling as the FOIL's elongated head has a rather crocodile appearance to it, a very Ileman-Loch stylization indeed.

Once again the FOIL was fully painted on a Wacom Intous 9x12 in both Photoshop CS3 and Painter X

Though a lot of things have kept me busy there are more of these guys to come so stay tuned ;)

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Guncyder00 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for showing the great art :salute:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Fantastic design. I love the origin bits as well.
Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Good work!!!
VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
jack07 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
beautiful looking design
and I love that info you gave on it
especially the name, seems to fit really well
VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks, I appreciate it. These are always fun to work on and develop their sense of back story and design history. I hope to have more posted soon but it's been a busy year so I've had less time to work on them.
jack07 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
no problem
oh I can see why, creating stuff like this is alot of fun
oh yeah.... very buisy for me here too...Hopefully we can get more time to work on art work and writing
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Worth the wait!! :woohoo:
I particularly like the head and midsection on this one -that area around the ribs especially. Lovin' the dark orange rusty accents. All the weathering, stains, and wear look great.

And the overall design feels totally consistent with the Theos mech aesthetic. :drool:

Am I crazy, or has this background been updated?
VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Glad it was worth the wait and delays. I've been juggling a few things so some stuff got put on hold but there will be new FOIL popping in soon. This one was pending for last year, along with others in the cue, however freelance took over and they got shelved.

My thanks on paints, they are always fun to do and will likely always end up unique to the FOIL. As to the BG if you mean the color field behind the FOIL they're all different in some way. If you mean history or technical data I tend to sneak out different bits in every post.

More to come ;)
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I know damn well how the demands of freelance can take over. But hey, it's great to have lots of work! :thumbsup:

For some reason I thought that the background on this FOIL was changed since the first upload. My bad. Must have been looking at another one with a different color scheme.

BTW, I spent some quality time with the links you suggested to :iconaeoline: earlier in this thread. Very good of you to post those! Got my own go-to model site [link] (not bad), but yours are really excellent. After loads of reference hunting on the web, it seems that model photos can often be superior to the real thing. It's not like too many perfectly restored AFVs are parked in a photo studio for the perfect shoot -with ideal lighting -and multiple views. These model builders do phenomenal work. Excruciating attention to detail and some impressive innovations with material to get just the right effects.

There are some fine qualities to model building that sadly get overlooked since the domination of 3D and CGI. Like the work of mech genius Makoto Kobayashi. Digital artists will always do well to study that stuff. Especially to get the weathered/used feel which you seem to have down. :D
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