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Theos quad tank thumbs 001 by VulnePro Theos quad tank thumbs 001 by VulnePro
Here's a pile of walker tanks, with a couple of bi-ped gerwalk light tanks as well. Most of these tanks are, clearly, based on German assault guns so many evoke the earlier Blid Wolfspinne quad tank I designed which was also an assault gun based on German armor:

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Obviously we have a "Hetzer" type in there, a few pseudo Jagdpanther/panzer kinda deals, etc. The legs on these things all have, more or less, similar covered style designs as the more recent 5th generation FOILs. Again inspired by the creepy feel the US Army's combat robot Big Dog has. Many of these tanks have reactive armor plates and they're pretty obvious on the designs to those of you familiar with what reactive armor is. It's been awhile since I did any walker tanks and frankly they're a ton of fun to come up with. I really should have done some sooner :)

These are all really small thumbs overall, an inch in size or smaller. As with the last two batches of FOIL thumbs I added some quick and dirty colors to pop em out a bit. I have a feeling I'll end up doing a few more finished paints of some of these.

Pencil thumbnails sketches with digital color in CS3

Once again this is posted as a main gallery deviation to alert watchers that these roughs and thumbs are actually all in my scraps gallery. All this kinda of stuff ends up there. More work is coming soon. I hope everyone had a Happy Turkey day. Cheers!
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steinerwolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I like your concept of walking tanks.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :) This is just a collection of rough thumbs but often the more refined ideas come from stuff like this. There will be more in the future and, if you missed them here are a few more:

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Cheers!
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Sigurth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you took the original tanks and changed them like this, very cool!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Aye, indeed most of them were derived from something familiar and mutated into what we have here. There are reasons for the familiarity in the story but getting into detail would spoil it, so I won't, suffice to say there's reason for it also narratively.

Thanks for the kind words :)
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Sigurth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome, and they are very cool ideas!
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3ihard Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   Digital Artist
oh shi... some cool variety
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
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korn44vergi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
yea im greek so im gona coreect the title ke is spelled KAI
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks for noting this and indeed I'm aware of the correct usage for 'and' (in Greek) being Kai, however I'll drop some of my reply to this before here:

You're correct, naturally being from Greece, about Theos Kai Polemos being the accurate spelling.

The title's meaning, in context of the story, is actually Theos KE (KE being the common abbreviation for Kinetic Energy) Polemos implying a more violent collision of spirituality and war Theos >KE< Polemos = dissonance. In contrast Theos Kai Polemos (God and War) is more passive, less discordant (though accurate as noted). Most will still read it as God and War and this is fine too as to context for the story. The story is about a fractured dissonant future with a broken sense of the past (hence having both Greek and English mixed in the title). The title does sum up the stories themes both literally and allegorically.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Quad Walker, Polemnos Ranger!

After seeing some of the videos here, the spiderbot in Supreme commander does not seem so far fetched.

Looks great.
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