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Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai FOIL by Tabnir Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai FOIL by Tabnir
CAV FOIL design for :iconvulnepro:'s Theos Ke Polemos project [special thanks to him for the naming and backstory below].

The Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai CAV FOIL model was jointly developed and manufactured by the Indus based manufacturing corporate entities Dies and the Gund FOILArbeiten plant in the political bloc of Germane. A relatively recent model in the line of FOILs by this collaborative union of two manufacturers (much like the Jiendel Gavil FOILs), the 'Tessai' favors more aggressive pilots with its digitigrade stance and lack of shield. This N'vos Tessai, as shown here, is a stripped down model, thin on armor for extra speed and maneuverability. This machine is tailored to its pilot, a skilled swordsman with a swift and graceful combat style. The thin armor is a weakness, to be sure, of this otherwise elegant CAV design but an effective FOIL operator can always exploit the advantages over inherent flaws. Even with the thinner armor a CAV FOIL in the hands of a capable pilot and faedi control entity is a dangerous and formidable opponent. The standard, off the factory body, has more armor plates and is a little less maneuverable but still an effective machine.

Update 2.7.11 Mike unveiled the colored version -- go check it out! [link]
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:iconbiogear:
BioGear Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome design! he looks very graceful!!!
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:iconwolfjoes:
WolfJoes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Dude, you NEED to go into Game Development.
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
simply nice.. like it..
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I really love its over all body proportions.Good work ^ ^
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Kuzunari Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
holy toledo do I love details!! I like the double meaning of the word foil :) I wonder what FOIL is the acronym for?
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firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOA!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

FRENCH TOAST OF DOOM AND DESTRUCTION!!!!
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Urartskillz7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
awesomly beutifulcoolicous. very original XD
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:iconthethirdplanet:
thethirdplanet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
This is cool!
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:iconcrashlegacy:
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
you're right the Pryramid head is hardly similar to your own design, which would if I'm seeing it correctly wouldn't look even remotely similar from any other angle. dosen't even look THAT much like it from this angle to have cause for the reference . but eh, you can always expect the viewer to see what you didn't expect. I still remember a comment from one of my older pieces "is that his wang?!" which left me confused as the character in question was female...

at any rate, another excellent piece of art from you. and as much as I love seeing your mecha designs don't tell me you're giving up on your combat suit designs, they where sweet.
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Pintoro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Nice legs!
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Wohh! This... Looks... badass! No real critiques for this one. But it kinda reminds me of a Pyramid Head from Sillent Hill.
The mech design looks pretty simple without any overused extra unessary limbs, so often employed in most anime mecha shows. But its pose makes it look top notch bad ass! Almost looks like he is turning around to give that one cowerdly soldier a momentary death glare to give am that fearful "jump" just before disapearing into the fog of war.
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Digital Artist
You guys need to give me a link to that pyramid head guy since I have no idea what you're talking about lol!
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
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Hear is what they look like! (link above) just search for drawings of am here on DA! They are feaky looking things with swords and for some strange reason people love am! I ounce asked a friend why were pyramid heads so cool? and he said "Dude, its a Pyramid Head! Its got fricking a PYRAMID ON ITS HEAD!!!!" :XD: lol!!!
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008   Digital Artist
Hunh it doesn't really feel that much like a Pyramid Head to me, eh... I can see where you're coming from but it's kind of a stretch eh?
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ZoroSan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Not to offend you or anything, but I think the head is kind like the pyramid head from silent hill. But I like to look at it as a shark face. :thumbsup: Always admire your creativity. (now just show me something colored)
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Silent Hill? Never heard of it... xD

Yeah I was kind of aiming for a sharklike or hawkish look.
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IrvingBrew Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
jw, did you use reference pictures? or is this just entirely original design.
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Digital Artist
Yerh currently everything here on my dA is completely original [and Mike wouldn't accept anything less than original for TKP, eh? ^^].
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IrvingBrew Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol, i guess you really wouldnt need references, since you've been at the robot designing thing for quite soem time. I just recently got my head out of my ass and started using references for drawings.

i used to be totally against looking at other peoples work for ideas, i kinda thought it was cheating (ugh, I'm such a moron)
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Eh I realized my original response wasn't completely true since I have some Bonnard and Picasso copies here and still-lifes would count as reffed work eh? xD
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:iconirvingbrew:
IrvingBrew Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol, just having a conversation with you makes me want to slam my head against a wall because you seem so much farther ahead of the game.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Once again very, very cool design, really punchy and sleek looking :) Def a formidable looking machine. My thanks for joining the project with some fine work man :)
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Digital Artist
And this is just the beginning too, eh? Thanks tons to you too for everything ^^ writeup is :thumbsup:
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Indeed plenty to come and you're quite welcome, it be a wicked looking beastie :D
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Damn, that thing is cool! Crazy design
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thats something that will always haunt me i cant seem to sketch like that i always tend to perfect things :XD: sometimes this might be a bad thing when it comes to concept art

awesome sketch once more
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