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T-Rex- The Scavenger (April 1st) by Harry-the-Fox
T-Rex- The Scavenger (April 1st)
Obesity is no laughing matter kids, this could happen to YOU!
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Yep, this image is a hoax, and yes, it's that time of year again- HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!! (Oh- but those preview images are the real-deal- illustrated by yours truly! I  will release them soon, and have been hung up with cross-checking sources for appropriate scaling)

I was tempted to take a stab at doing an unorthodox size comparison chart- in this case Amphicoleas (which unfortunately was comprised of far too little remains to do a proper reconstruction without applying my horrifying creative flare!), but having done something similar with Bruhathkayosaurus, I wanted to do something new. Now, normally I don't mock or satirize theories I don't agree with (unless some idiotic proponent starts flooding my inbox about it- in which case I make nonsense like this every April 1st), but recent events have forced me to make an exception- an inconsiderate person had recently wiped a very informative Wikipedia article about a very interesting prehistoric predatory animal (including taxonomy!*) and instead wrote a few short sentences implying it was a scavenger!
Gloves off! It's time to lay the mack down! It's time to die for the Large-Carnivores-Couldn't-Hunt Theory!

(disclaimer- obviously scavenging is a typical part of most carnivores, and some cases can afford to do this exclusively for extended periods- this chart exists more to address weak popular myths than the theory itself):
1) being heavy makes you sluggish (it doesn't- hippos are faster than most people, and the BEAR can actually chase down light prey on occasion),
2) dinosaurs were larger and heavier than modern animals (nope- only sauropods were outright larger; and new evidence suggests dinosaurs were LIGHTER for their size than mammals.
3) "Bone Crushing Teeth"= scavenger occasionally passes around. Likely a correlation with hyenas- which people long presumed were scavengers (they're hunters)
4) On that matter, virtually every terrestrial carnivore today is capable of hunting and does this regularly. The only animals that uniformly get away with majority scavenging are vultures- comparatively tiny animals capable of flight.
5) Lastly, that even IF the first two points were false, virtually every large land predator existed in a time of equally-large (or larger) land herbivores. Ignoring the above-average leg musculature for a theropod I might add.

*ok, ok, often taxonomies change and are disproven- but still, he could have left a note :(

Also, to clarify- the nonsense in the yellow is not drawn to scale at all- nor any attempt at accuracy made. I just thought it would be funny to have a crack at dinosaur obesity. The stuff in the grey is (well, each side respectively- there are no mammoth-sized tigers- sorry kids). In particular, the T-rex is shown at a large 12m in length (it looks shorter than it really is because of its sprint), the elephant is 3.3m tall at the shoulder- a rather average size.

Hope you enjoy it!
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Vanquisher turret size study by Harry-the-Fox
Vanquisher turret size study
This is only study to demonstrate the size difference between a believable three-cannon tank turret and a two-barreled version (note- main guns and chassis are exactly the same size in all variants):

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A three-barreled turret, the base is larger, and the other guns must be significantly smaller and pushed further outwards to make room.

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A two-barreled turret. Being much smaller, it requires a significantly smaller base- allowing the other guns to be a much larger size and closer to the middle. Here they have only been moved closer and expanded to 12% larger than (1), and you can see here there is still enough space to make the guns larger still- or else a lot of extra deck space (position for crew entry hatches and other details). All other details are shown at the same scale.

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The two-barreled gun from (2) mounted on (1)'s chassis. All other details are identical to (1). This is to show both the size difference, but also could be interesting of itself (looks like the deck of a ship having a flat roof- also, the base no longer needs to be perfectly circular).

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I personally think 2 would be most appropriate (it is also closest to the original diagram), for these reasons:
-it is closest to real-life Soviet experimental heavy tanks, where the turrets were a more similar size to the other, and more closely packed together.
-Being a closer size makes the secondary guns look more visually significant and noticeable, and the main turret is less likely to block the player's vision of these turrets (especially as they're quite important for this tank)
-If any other faction were to get a super-heavy mammoth-style tank without a significant multi-turret configuration (eg Reich having a P-1000-esque tank), it could be made to match the proportions shown in (1) and look significantly different from the Vanquisher.
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RM- Vanquisher Mini Turrets 3 by Harry-the-Fox
RM- Vanquisher Mini Turrets 3
My third turret variants:

Top-left is a rocket launcher turret- based on a real-life experimental rocket launching tank- the turret is close but deviant from a real-life soviet shipping turret.

Top right is a Gatling gun turret, based directly off a shipping turret.

Below are two MAIN turret variants based directly off the above models;
I figured this would go very nicely if either of the above turret models were preferred, as there would be some nice consistency with the rest of the tank.
Also, these versions allow a logical place for the attachments on the roof directly behind each gun).

TO THE TEAM- let me know if you prefer any of these designs- if so I will build around them in more detail. If so, also let me know if you want me to carry over any design elements from the previous concepts.
Also let me know if you want me to change these gun designs.
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RM- Vanquisher Mini Turrets 2 by Harry-the-Fox
RM- Vanquisher Mini Turrets 2
Second batch of turert variants for RED MARCH'S Vanquisher Super Tank.
This batch are truer to Soviet construction- particular for curved hulls.

The variants are:

A standard turret form with no gun (for demonstration purposes) with a diagram of its intended angle of fire. This design borrows significantly from waterborne turrets with one major exception- the gun port protrudes further forward with an allowance of downward curve (so the gun can point downwards more easily).

1- a twin autocannon variant (single-barreled variant not shown because there wasn't enough room on the above cannon). this is as large as the autocannon can get if a two-barreled version were to be used)
2- a larger-caliber single-barreled variant of the autocannon (not listed as a weapon- but serves to demonstrate possible size limitations for guns)

3- a short-muzzle flamethrower with additional details: long horizontal sockets on the muzzle, a pipe circling the base, and a roof guard (to stop the flamethrower pointing upwards).
4- a long-muzzle flamethrower with additional details; rows of short horizontal sockets along muzzle,  a pipe straddling the gun port (stops gun pointing upwards).
Note that all of the flamethrower's details are equally compatible for both variants in any combination. The roof guards are a good way to make the flamethrower more visibly different from other turrets (while using the exact same turret model as a base, if necessary), while also having logical justification (you'd never want a flamethrower that can point up- 45 degrees being the highest you'd ever need it to go)
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RM- Vanquisher Mini Turrets 1 by Harry-the-Fox
RM- Vanquisher Mini Turrets 1
For the upcoming game "RED MARCH"
(PS- Watcher, Vmetallic and team, let me know what you think- also see * below)
This concept shows the alternate armaments on the four lesser turrets of the Vanquisher Super-heavy Tank for the Warsaw Pact faction.
For this concept I used an AA cannon base that are (were?) mounted on Russian warships. The bases have a diagonal bottom as they are mounted on a slope rather than a flat horizontal platform;

The guns are:
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First row- left: Standard 30mm autocannon
First row-right: Standard 30mm autocannon (alternative style)
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Second row- left: Double 30mm autocannon
Second row-right: Triple 30mm autocannon (note- this might actually prove tricky to make in 3D)
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Third row- left:  Flamthrower
Third row-right: Flamthrower (alt version)
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Fourth row- left: Gatling autocannon
Fourth row-right: Spigot Mortar

*To my fellow Devs- any designs you like? Don't like? Any other designs you want me to try out?
ALSO- for the Rocket Launchers (S-9 and ATGW) did you want them to be internal guns (like the others, housed in a turret), or purely external launchers (as most real-life rocket launchers are). For that matter did you want any of these other guns to have non-turret versions (that is, not protected by an armoured dome or housing a gunner) Any other designs I should know about?
Note that all the guns are left-right symmetrical with visual differences limited to the turrets: so the models can be duplicated on any four of the platforms without needing extra code.

PS- GOOD TO FINALLY BE BACK! My Prac (internship/hibernation) has been exhausting and far too long.
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The joke is I didn't submit an April Fool's artwork this year (but as I did two last year, it makes up for it)!

(In truth I'm a bit tied up with assignments and an apprenticeship this year)

Anyway, let's hope the internet came up with better pranks than "We found the missing Malaysian Air plane" today.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: DEATH METAL and chillout
  • Reading: Uni shit
  • Watching: Doomsday Prepper (funny shit)
  • Playing: Nothing- have to work
  • Eating: Random junk
  • Drinking: Thai Tea

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Harry-the-Fox
Harry Wilson
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FAQ

1) Can I use your artworks?
My answer is usuially... Yes! Just ask for permission first, and what you plan to do with it, and ensure you retain my watermarks on it.
Non-profit use I often allow- but IF you are making something for profit, I do expect to be PAID :P

2- Do you take commissions or sell publishing rights to existing images?
YES. ALL of them! Notable past clients I have done this with include Penguin (Dorling Kingsley), Deisterweg and Ken Derby!
Also, if you want alterations, you will be happy to read my * point in the next question :)

3- How do you work?
In Photoshop (using layers). I simply draw the sketch, colour in beneath it, and apply 'attached' layers over the base colour for shading and such. Each character or object is often a (complete) stand alone layer I do separately and reposition in the overall artwork later- designed so I can move it around where I want, and alter the colour as required. Because I ALWAYS retain the original photoshop file, I can alter the images to suit any new preferences easily.
*In other words, if you wanted an image with the Spinosaurus by itself, I would simply click and drag it onto a new background in mere seconds (it is actually complete and high-detailed).

4) I noticed an error on your works- mind if I chime in?
YES! You are most welcome! I have had some excellent feedback about horizontal Titanosaur posture, and corrected Russian translations in the past, among many other excellent suggestions that have been a huge benefit.
-My only gripe are people who are upset at feathered dinosaurs or <20m Megalodons.

5) Are you a Furry?
NO. The ears are a joke.

6) Are you a metal-head?
HELL YEh!!
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SquidEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work, I especially love the RA concepts :)
Also always nice to see another 'strayan round here.
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :D
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Happy birthday!
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
:) (Smile) 
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Terring Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Happy birthday :D
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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