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Nal-Farbute FOIL camouflage by VulnePro Nal-Farbute FOIL camouflage by VulnePro
I've actually been pretty busy with various things so far in yonder 2012-opolypse much of which is working on mastering 3D. I have managed to sneak in some new FOIL paints, Harma Bhatra being the first and now this bad boy. Expect others to follow ;)

The first posting of this FOIL was a mono-chromatic pseudo-ad kind of presentation.

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With a line art presentation to follow:

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I had always intended to do a full color version and, along with a lot of other works soon to drop, it's finally here. This would be the combat painted version of the Nal-Farbute featured in the original fictional ad.

The design of the FOIL is all me, however I consider this one somewhat of a a collab as :icongenocidalpenguin: provided it's name.

Nal-Farbute: (Fierce striking needle) sorta old Swedish/Danish/Norwegian/Icelandic

As I've noted before, naming conventions in TKP straddle from accurate meaning to mixed up and inaccurate (which is intentional to keep their sense of history fractured).

The Nal-Farbute is not quite an ECM or EWAC system but something more specific to events unfolding in Theos Ke Polemos during the Siege of the Black Son. This machine is a 5th generation FOIL, through and through. Nal-Farbute is also the result of Oshen and Dies going into partnership in order to deal with the new threats facing the Polemon theater. So having the two most respected FOIL manufacturers behind this machine means it's a formidable beast indeed. This places the machine in the Siege of the Black Son period when FOILs, and Polemos itself, are in a fight for survival.

For the new full color version I went with a base of Dark O.D. greens in two-tone adding a faded, weather beaten, layer of camouflage over some of the surfaces while maintaining the two-tone look in others. All the marking are the same as the original monochrome posting because this is the same FOIL only in full combat paints and with a few years worth of wear and tear weathering. I didn't change the line art much, save adding a slightly beefed up extra calf surface on the legs with the nano tube armor mesh.

There are, of course, added textures and parkerized armor surfaces all over the machine so, by all means do the full view download to see it more clearly. As with the previously posted Harma Bhatra this is hi-res

Pencil illustration digitally inked with paints in Photoshop CS3

Still more pending...

Cheers!
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:iconwonderingmind23:
WonderingMind23 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn, these designs are absolutely SICK!
I love them so much!

Awesome job mate!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks again for the kind words man and thanks for the watch as well :)

Cheers!
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bushi-Mech!  Beautifully done!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I appreciate it :) Apologies for the slow-ass reply though, couldn't be helped.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
No worries,
Keep up the great work!
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haganef Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Oh!! Awesome !!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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sgulongga Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wicked! :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks!
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Shima-Games Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
very cool
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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Gray-Mecha-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A job well done.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice mate! the head design is very nice.
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
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lancekatre Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is brilliant! The textures are really well done, I love that grainy look. Keep it up. Watching this project develop has made me happy. :)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying the work :) There will be more to come, a lot more ;)
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TronikGearr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm favin' this
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, glad you dig it :)
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome EWAC! :XD:
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Danke :D
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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8FtSpider Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Great camo scheme!
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the design and camo scheme on this one, Mike.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a ton Travis, I had fun working on this one so glad it came off so well. Overall I imagine my approach to painting these things might be similar to how your brother paints his MaK. kits (which he continues to do incredible work just as you continue to produce wonderful 2D works). I tend to paint my designs in layers of washes and drybrush-like approaches to both accentuate details and form. The results end up feeling like paining a kit so it's mad fun and that's kinda the vibe I'm after anyway :)
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Blacklemon67 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Now this is an ANGRY YOUNG MECH.

I bow to your Mad Skillz! ^__^
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My kind thanks man, happy to see you drop in Newton :) There will be more ;)
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Fantastic.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Danke!
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killadroid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this one is my favorite so far! :)
I dunno how many generations there are in total...But 5th generation means this FOIL could own lots of other machines! =P
I hope to see it move someday :)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The 5th gen, as the story is structured, is the apex of FOIL development and the time they are in a fight for survival against a dangerous new threat. This FOIL would indeed be pretty fearsome being the state of art at it's time. My thanks, glad you dig it :)
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BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome as always. Just print all this stuff so i can buy it! :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :) We'll have to see about prepping a print for this one soon ;)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
The flat head makes it easier for this foil to carry party supplies.
Kegs of beer, snacks and napkins for the messy ones.
Oh yeah, some medical supplies too, some folks might eat too much.
There is even room for some boom boxes, gotta have tunes too.
Nothing like a party for a victorious army!

Looks great.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You betcha, gotta be able to carry those piles of hours de vours for all your highfalutin FOIL pals XD

Thanks always man!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
More horse de oveurs for the neighsayers too!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Love the cammouflage: for some reason make me remember of cammo paint used by french tanks -as well the "unit paint"
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks! Aye, it's more an amalgamation of German WWII assault gun tank camo (Jagdpanther, Hetzer) and a bit of US tank O.D. greens but I can see how it would evoke the French tanks as well, no doubt :)
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
well, yeah... as well in general, as these -french, german and USA- tanks fought in the same terrain, and often the terrain determine the cammouflage! :3

a wonderful work, again!
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, man I'm loving this one lots! :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks man, glad you dig it :D
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