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How Tough Is Your VF?

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This is a new art series that's been bubbling around my head for the past few months. See the DA page for the inspiration for it. Hopefully you all will get a kick out of it.

Comments appreciated.

Piece #1: the VF-0
how_tough_is_your_vf_0__by_studiootaking

DA linky: http://studiootaking.deviantart.com/art/How-Tough-Is-Your-VF-0-564358951

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I like the art. I think my proclivity toward over-analysis killed the humor for me. I mean, that giant bird is in the background, it hasn't been stopped, and when it is stopped there's not gonna be much of a VF-0A leftover... and even then, it's not the VF-0A that makes things happen, it's a suicidal Shin.

Okay yeah, I think I just suck at humor. I'd say that the tough guy award for Zero goes to the 0S though. I don't remember, was Roy still racking up kills after he lost the 0S's head?

EDIT - would definitely look forward to seeing more

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Hahaha great!

However we all know who is gonna wincof-cof-VB-6 König Monster-cof-cof :p

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@Jenius:

I approached it from the strategic sense, not so much the tactical sense (something like Roy fought the war, Shin won it or something like that). Though, I wanted to draw the VF-0A more than the VF-0S, and it's a better fit with the 'toughness defining joke'.

That said, I'm finding myself modifying #2 from a VF-1J to a VF-1S (that whole strategic sense thing, not that... uhm, shouldn't get ahead of myself).

@ Gerli

Having played VF-X2, I can say that despite the raw firepower of the VB-6, it just isn't that manoeuvrable, and ends up being a walking target that the enemies run circles around. The Full Armoured VF-11 rocked in that game (the nuke missile was lethal - especially if the player got too close to the blast!!!), but I always found myself using the VF-22.

Alas, neither the 22 nor the VB-6 are on the art list. But hey, it's not meant to be taken seriously. ;)

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Hahahaha, good ones. Waiting to see the next ones :D

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No Macross, "Gattai" transformations didn't count :D

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The next one is coming. Just... real life.

Here's a Hallowe'en treat to tide you over:

halloween_2015___vf_27_lucifer_by_studio

DA linky: http://studiootaking.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-2015-VF-27-Lucifer-569217196

It's a 60 min. speed paint that ended up being about 90 min.

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Part 6 of the new art series. See the DA page for more.

Comments appreciated.

Piece #6: the VA-1SS
how_tough_is_your_va_1ss__by_studiootaki

DA linky: http://studiootaking.deviantart.com/art/How-Tough-Is-Your-VA-1SS-573762079

Some thoughts on the series in general:

I hope that you have enjoyed the completed art as much as I have enjoyed the journey. And I hope that some, if not all of the jokes worked for you.

The CG based VF-25 really killed me - so in some ways, getting back to a "simple" VF based on hand-drawn designs with the VA-1SS was refreshing (were you surprised that this series ended with MII?). On the other hand, it was super nostalgic, and helped me realize how much of an influence Macross II played on me when it was released (speaking artistically there - and that influence was pretty much superseded with the release of M+ and 7). And don't get me started about how much it felt like I was drawing Gundam when it came to parts of the VA-1SS and Gigameshu!

Anyhow, I had fun with this series (it's always fun to draw VFs, eh), and not only did I achieve my base goals with it, it helped me a bit along my artistic journey. That said, I still don't like the design of the VF-25, and as much as I'd like to continue this series with something on Macross Delta, I'm a bit leery of drawing the VF-30 and getting alienated by even more CG kibble.

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Awhile (well, a long while) ago, someone asked me about posting images of the manga I've been working on (mostly off these past few years) here. Not posting that, but a 'what if' the CFs that appear in it were published in something like Macross Chronicle:

http://studiootaking.deviantart.com/art/CFs-Generation-1-Master-File-Chronicle-642939168

Hopefully it'll give those of us who were disappointed with the dearth of mecha action in Delta a much-needed Variable Fighter fix. ;)

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Thanks for the kind words.  Positive feedback definitely gives an incentive to produce and reveal more!  :wink:

 

Finished the 3rd sheet in the series.  Direct linky: https://studiootaking.deviantart.com/art/CFs-Generation-2B-Master-File-Chronicle-708803627

Looking at the time-date stamp... gosh, has it really taken 11 months!?!  And here I was envisioning this project as something that I'd be able to whip out in a couple of months!  I guess that's a testament to how busy FT work and children are... T.T;;;

 

Hmm... I guess I didn't post about the 2nd set in this topic.  Well, here's the direct linky for that, too:
https://studiootaking.deviantart.com/art/CFs-Generation-2A-Master-File-Chronicle-663269695

 

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I like the TA/F-101 robot and aircraft form, very rusky design! :D

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6 hours ago, Gerli said:

I like the TA/F-101 robot and aircraft form, very rusky design! :D

Thanks!

In fact, it was inspired by the Su-25 Frogfoot! :lol:

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