I had a bit of free time last weekend and I went through my old sketches folder and re-worked some of them a bit.
I have a few more on the way, including some new ones. :)
Thanks very much to BladeZ for arranging for me to share my Star Fleet updates on Star Fleet a.k.a. X-Bomber a.k.a. Ekkusu Bonbā Facebook page...
Thanks to Pete Clarke for helping me to decide on the subject of this week's Star Fleet (nearly) Saturday. :D
I'd seen these images of a poster from Starlog magazine before, but Re93679621 re-tweeted them recently for the 39th anniversary of X Bomber airing in Japan this month.
Who recognises this little fella?
And no, I didn't do the outline; just coloured it in with sharpies, weathered him a bit with an HB pencil and then faffed on with him a bit in Photoshop.
"Delta Squad is in yo' house, b***!"
It might get implemented in the game ... someday.
infact at the NERG, they had a nice little title on one of the consoles where the player flew the fighter ship and his wingman was an NPC flying robot that would attack the enemy from-time-to-time.
I loathe using Pinterest, but today it served up some great X Bomber fan artwork.
!!! Happy Star Fleet Saturday !!!
When I was rummaging, I found a little outline of what I guess was a ship based on the Shadow vessels from Babylon 5.
I sharpied and shaded it a bit, stuck it through the V750 Pro.
My idea for it is that, while the Shadow 'battlecrab' is the great all-rounder, this ship fires more accurately over great distances but is vulnerable at close-quarters, lacking much agility or short-range defence.
The blue-green bits presumably help the two weapons to charge, aim, regulate temperature ... or do some other thing.
This ship type may well have been mostly phased-out before the events of the TV series.
Had this outline of a Space Precinct / Bladerunner style weapon lying around for a long time and, after I did a re-watch of Space Precinct the other week, I finished it.
Left to right, counter-clockwise:
- Miranda class USS Antares
- Akira class USS Thunderchild
- Sydney class USS Jenolen
- Springfield class USS Chekov
I did these while I was looking after Dominique's display at the Alnmouth art festival last summer.
The giant robot that mounts these weapons is about 80m tall.
So a single grenade can be the size of a small car.