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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #90 on: 17 September 2021, 06:34:24 »
I love it.  Awesome vision can't wait to see the rest of the project.

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #91 on: 17 September 2021, 19:16:29 »
I missed the Ice Hellion, that is not something I want to find in the snow
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #92 on: 18 September 2021, 03:19:03 »
Really nice material there!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #93 on: 18 September 2021, 03:36:24 »
I missed the Ice Hellion, that is not something I want to find in the snow

Its not really the one Ice Hellion you need to worry about, its the fact they come at you in packs up to 40 strong :p

Then again, in the Homeworlds jungles there's bigger things to be worried about....

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #94 on: 18 September 2021, 08:25:42 »
Its not really the one Ice Hellion you need to worry about, its the fact they come at you in packs up to 40 strong :p
see I live in a place where, when I can see how they can become an annoyance..  and packs need like a SAW or better to keep a bay..

the others well
 
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #95 on: 18 September 2021, 11:06:19 »
Wonderful. It is getting better and better  :thumbsup:

Do you intend to introduce new illustrations for all Clan totem animals?
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #96 on: 19 September 2021, 16:33:43 »
Wonderful. It is getting better and better  :thumbsup:

Do you intend to introduce new illustrations for all Clan totem animals?

I hope so, some awesome fan work!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #97 on: 19 September 2021, 23:29:12 »
I'd like to get some re-done for sure, the next one will probably include the Hells Horse because to me, that thing makes NO sense other than the writers going "Oooh the Mares of Diomedes!" back in the 90's, because that's what the HH is clearly based on, the flesh eating horses of Greek myth that Hercules had to steal as one of his labours.

Also it makes no sense that you'd get a herbivore that could best be described as a couch with anxiety and reverse engineer it so much that you turn it into an omnivore but one who's main diet is meat.
So in my mind it would be easier to turn the Hells Horse from a spicey normal horse, into a horse like analogue that was native to Niles in the 1st place. And the Hells Horses symbol (that of a normal horse) is a stylized version of it rather than it being probably the hardest scientific experiment there is, think



rather than



but because it looks a bit weird instead the Hells horses stylized it.

The Jade falcon could use just higher fidelity art, because they didn't mess that up, its just a small picture of a bird, the Coyote and Wolf are...well they're Coyotes and Wolves, so nothing needed there. Its a matter of time and money, so...check out my gofundme :p Only kidding :D

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #98 on: 20 September 2021, 06:32:06 »
Personally, i think the horses were modeled after Krull's Fire Mares (except for the flying part)

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #99 on: 21 September 2021, 16:20:34 »


The Nova Cat in all its glory. I hope you folks like it. Drawn by the AMAZING - https://twitter.com/FulemyArt who I can't recommend highly enough.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #100 on: 21 September 2021, 17:48:30 »
I love it.  I can't wait to see the others finished.

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #101 on: 22 September 2021, 04:51:51 »
The finished article for the Nova Cat works quite well
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #102 on: 22 September 2021, 16:54:53 »
Nice, where can I see the article bud?

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #103 on: 22 September 2021, 23:38:02 »
Nice, where can I see the article bud?

I think they meant the picture, the project which it is for is largely done in terms of fluff and is undergoing final polish and proofing before being put into a PDF :)
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #104 on: 23 September 2021, 19:25:03 »
I think they meant the picture, the project which it is for is largely done in terms of fluff and is undergoing final polish and proofing before being put into a PDF :)

I anxiously await this product!  ;)

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #105 on: 24 September 2021, 06:59:40 »


A re-done and re-thought Smoke Jaguar. The fluff paints these animals as being almost psychotically aggressive and will kill things purely to kill them and even if they've eaten, they'll still kill stuff they come across. Indeed the Smoke Jaguar was designed to be an apex predator. So headcanoning, with this we leaned into that, whilst the scientists also worked in some flaws to stop them spreading too far.

They worked in the genes that make animals have extra muscle mass thanks to fiddling with their myostatin genes (like some of the bulls and cows you've no doubt seen pictures of where they're like freakishly muscled) to give them a LOT of power with their claws and jaws. But this was also designed to basically put a lot of strain on the animals body and its heart to cut down on their lifespan and would hopefully mean that a Smoke Jaguar will live for about 6 - 8 years at most. This didn't actually pan out.

The other thing they have that makes them different from their cannonical art is very short fur. They're jungle and sub-tropical jungle hunters, their bodies don't store much fat and their fur's more akin to a greyhounds, it does not keep heat in. So the Smoke Jaguar is genetically limited to the areas it can roam and expand to as they suffer very badly in cold temperatures.

The result is a rather different animal from the canon one but one I think captures the feel and power of the Smoke Jaguar and thoughts and comments are always welcome.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #106 on: 24 September 2021, 08:05:17 »
Great !  :thumbsup:
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #107 on: 24 September 2021, 10:33:34 »


Formerly the CMS Pollux the last surviving Ocean Class heavy cruiser along with her sistership the CMS Castor were primary elements of Clan Mongoose's naval reserve prior to the absorption of the Clan. The Ocean class was built as a challenger for the SLDF's next heavy cruiser program, and although the Luxor class won this program, the SLDF still ordered two of the class. The Lyran Commonwealth, to support the ships designers and builders also ordered 20 and would use them as their mainline heavy cruiser.

Massing 850,000 tons the Ocean class was a large, capable WarShip and the two SLDF ships the Atlantic and Pacific were used extensively as trials and training ships where they often formed the core of the OPFOR of a naval exercise.

Departing with EXODUS these cruisers along with the battleship Quicksilver Mongoose were the largest WarShips in service with Clan Mongoose, and all three fought at the battle of Circe. Here the Castor suffered crippling damage and was abandoned by her crew prior to her bow magazines detonating, and the Pollux was forced to surrender when challenged by the Smoke Jaguar's Texas class battleship and her escort group.

Following the Absorption of Clan Mongoose, the Pollux was renamed and taken into service by Clan Smoke Jaguar, but she was seen as a 'tainted' ship due to her history with the Mongooses and as soon as the CSJ Scharnhorst was commissioned, the ship was mothballed over Huntress.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #108 on: 24 September 2021, 13:31:45 »
Wow!!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #109 on: 24 September 2021, 16:16:31 »
oh man, I love the Smoke Jaguar and the Ocean

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #110 on: 24 September 2021, 19:34:20 »
What book is that going into?
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #111 on: 09 October 2021, 04:26:36 »
What book is that going into?

The one i'm working on now, the good news is that its writing is finished and its undergoing the final proof reading etc before being made into a PDF :)
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #112 on: 11 October 2021, 18:19:22 »
She looks abit Hammerheaded... I likey!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #113 on: 16 October 2021, 00:29:35 »
So the Smoke Jaguar is genetically limited to the areas it can roam and expand to as they suffer very badly in cold temperatures.

They will suffer against the Ice Hellions  >:D
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #114 on: 20 October 2021, 10:34:14 »
In good news, the proof reading is nearly done for the last part of The Wars of Grievance, once that's done and PDFed up and stitched together, i'll put links out for it and its Record sheets to be downloaded :)
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #115 on: 20 October 2021, 20:37:16 »
In good news, the proof reading is nearly done for the last part of The Wars of Grievance, once that's done and PDFed up and stitched together, i'll put links out for it and its Record sheets to be downloaded :)

Marauder stopped letting me proof read because I keep editing out the word.  "Whilst"

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #116 on: 20 October 2021, 20:52:30 »
In good news, the proof reading is nearly done for the last part of The Wars of Grievance, once that's done and PDFed up and stitched together, i'll put links out for it and its Record sheets to be downloaded :)

Awesome!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #117 on: 20 October 2021, 21:16:20 »
The smoke jaguar is awesome!  I never realized how well Matt Plog drew animals.  That nova cat is neat too - are they fluffed to have a color-changing mane?  Or is that just a headcanon thing?
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #118 on: 21 October 2021, 01:18:45 »
The smoke jaguar is awesome!  I never realized how well Matt Plog drew animals.  That nova cat is neat too - are they fluffed to have a color-changing mane?  Or is that just a headcanon thing?

It seems the original cannonical one had just coloured quills that it could stick up in a threat display, and we was gonna go with that but the artist was like "What if its biochemical?" and I was like "YES!"
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