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Continue The Assault by Tabnir Continue The Assault by Tabnir
Wanted to do something that looked like the 90s BAEN/FASA/TOR scifi paperbacks.

The random tank in the bg is heavily inspired by one of Keith Laumer's Bolo novel covers. I always enjoyed reading his stuff and the ironically clunky way the Bolo was usually illustrated left a lasting impression xD

Retro wrist blastas ftwwwwwwwww

EDIT: Changed the helmet to something less boring.

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Bolo42 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This must be used as a book cover, you should sent it to Baen Books (owners/publishers of the Bolo series)
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EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
The helmet is so retro
Awesome job
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Orphyrus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
You nailed it!
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student General Artist
It looks like you have a good color setup here but I feel like this would go from "cool" to "wow!" if you added lots of texture and details, esp to the foreground robot.
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Hwaigon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
this is really good, like it
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Lean-V Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You read the Bolo books too? Such amazing (and rare) reads, by any chance did you ever get to read one of Laumer's original anthologies or did you get one of the many that were written after he died?

My favorite Bolo stories ever were "Night of the Trolls" and "Field Test" from Laumer's Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade book and "Shared Experience" from The Unconquerables book
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah I read the stories in Compleat Bolo which includes Night of the Trolls an Field Test.
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Lean-V Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, thats awesome, such great stories! In my opinon what made them great was the fact that Laumer was able to tell a grabbing story that incorporated ultimate fighting machines, yet rarely involved them in war itself. There's probably only a handful of us who have even HEARD Bolos, much less read the originals- Its cool to finally run into someone else who has =)
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Speaking of which I had just read his short story "Doorstep." Probably the most memorable story I've encountered in a while.
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Lean-V Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never heard of it, was it a Bolo story? I'm actually hooked on a sci-fi too: The Stars My Destination.

Pretty much the Count of Monte Christo Story but in the year 2400AD, its pretty good so far =)
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