And we add another combat FOIL with more still pending.
This one I really had fun working on, I rather dig the result. Many of you will recognize it from this batch of FOIL thumbs:[link]
It only seemed a matter of time a FOIL equipped with some type of radome gear would appear in TKP. It was during one, of many, discussions about potential designs
and I had that he brought up the notion of doing an ECM/EWAC type of FOIL. Naturally I had planned to do something like that anyway so the design in the thumbnail sheet above was the result. Now it has been taken to a more refined conclusion here
Although the design of the FOIL is all me I consider this one a collab as
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.
Pencil illustration digitally inked with colors in Photoshop CS3
Still more pending...