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Oshen-Dies Nal-Farbute FOIL by VulnePro Oshen-Dies Nal-Farbute FOIL by VulnePro
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:


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 :icongenocidalpenguin: 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 :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.

Pencil illustration digitally inked with colors in Photoshop CS3

Still more pending...

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ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Reminds me of the good old Eye-Zack. I love radome headed mecha. They just have a really unique design.
gravestone12 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
This thing is absolutely brilliant. I've always admired your work, but this piece has just made me feel the need to say something about it. I am in complete awe of how amazing this FOIL is. I really wish I could do something to help further your work, but I'm lacking ideas of how at the moment.
pittstop Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
interesting choice of colours. Was the pastel vibe intentional? the angel decal is a very nice touch.
VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :) Aye, indeed, the more monochrome muted pastel was intentional so, technically, I wouldn't call this a full or true color rendition. It's definitely more stylized as I often like to try different things or mix things up when presenting the work.
secaoro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Cool n_n
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Glad you enjoyed it :) My thanks!
secaoro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
no, tankyou, finaly a find REALY AWASOME mechas n_n.
rockerninja329 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very unique design, I love this!
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
rockerninja329 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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