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  • mimer

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  • schunnin

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  • jorge f. muñoz

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  • Max Martelli

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  • *fart*

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  • Sogbad

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  • evamonkeyn2

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  • Sturnus

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  • Elemedi

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    IDW #82 Topic: Guns for the Bad Guys

    Deadline for voting: Wednesday, November 5

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    Artist: mimer

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    aether gun "the ladybug"
    The ladybug is a 18th century Aether Gun, named for the reactant chamber on top of the gun looking similar to the carpace of a ladybug.

    The ladybug is a shortrange weapon utilising two alcemical compounds which when forced together under high pressure and high rotation (the compound in the highpressure gastube in the back beeing released into the revolving "egg" containing the second compound) produce a superheated steam of extraordinary characteristics.

    within the fairly short range that the steam stays in a focused beam, the aether within the beam is disrupted, causing severe structural damage to anything it cuts through.

    This weapon was made exclusively for the beautiful but deadly russian assassin known only as "Sirin". The bird that adorns the gun and short blade is linked to the assassins alias, a mythological name taken from russian tales of a winged woman who like the sirens could enchant a man and bring him to his doom. Sirin lived with her grandfather, a jeweller by trade who worked for the faberge house , before the industrial revolution gave way to the Alchemical revolution. The grandfather then sought work with the russian military, using his skill of creating fine detail work for weapons applications garnered from the breakthroughs in alchemy. his granddaughter worked as his assistant, before her becoming orphaned again at the age of eleven, being scooped up by a shady part of the russian secret police and trained as a spy by a shadowy organisation reputedly led by rasputin.

    she designed the gun she carries herself, merging the designs of faberge with her grandfathers russian folktales. She is used almost exclusively for assassination assignments, specialising in heavily guarded targets within the nobility and statesmen of europe.

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    Artist: schunnin

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    Artist: jorge f. muñoz

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    La Reine Suprême
    The best sharpshooter of the kingdom, she never misses, known for being ruthless with the exception of her bird collection, she has close to 10 000 different specimens. She also collects guns, La Papesse being her favorite, she uses it only in special circumstances, like a sniper duel. She is blond and beautiful, with moonlight-like skin.

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    Artist: Max Martelli

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    Artist: *fart*

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    Setting: 10-20 years into the future

    Character: An electronical engineer for the government Diggler worked trying to solve the earths energy crisis. A brilliant man, he had a breakthrough that would save the world. An offspring of his invention was the selling of his technology to other power hungry nations. The US had a monopoly on Digglers anti-matter generator. Meanwhile the military was already using the device to make high grade megatomic weapons. The imminent war had reached mankind and destroyed all but those who had foreseen this outcome. The wealthy and commanders of the "free world" had survived thanks to shelter deep under the earths crust.

    Diggler knowing the potential of his invention had his own shelter. When he emerged and found the scorched barren earth that he had helped destroy he was devastated. He had met many of the other survivors, all of them had condemned him. He was banished from the survival cities that now occupied one of the only remaining fertile areas on the earth.

    Diggler had been pushed to the edge of survival. Now all he wanted was revenge.

    His weapon: Using a fuel cell from a now obsolete fuel cell car he found a power source. Using his electrical aptitude he constructed a double barrel rail shotgun from parts found in cellars of remaining basements(the houses were destroyed).

    Instead of using a single metal shot, Diggler figured out a way to shoot a full shell of shot using one single electronical burst. When accelerating this amount of mass at this fast of a pace shock absorbers from salvaged cars adorned the stock of this weapon.

    Uses: Good for tunneling underground, chopping down trees, and vaporizing any carbon based life form on the planet.

    Diggler would wield his weapon like it was a magic wand. After hunting down members of the survival city he would perform a magic trick and make part of their body dissapear. The victim would hear the blast, look down and their torso would be missing. The bullets from the rail gun would liquify any mass it came into contact with and the heat would cauterize wounds instantly, keeping his prey alive to suffer longer.

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    Artist: Sogbad

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    Ms S N Boots
    Ms S N Boots wealthy International Assassin had her custom .600 derringer personally designed by Louis Vuitton in return for not picking up his contract. Unfortunately Ms Boots hadn’t truly planned on the kick from the .600 round…

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    Artist: evamonkeyn2

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    Tepeu was amongst other Mayans no different. He was a man of little pride or greed, and did his duty in the foraging and scouting of the territory of his kingdom. By the moral standards of his society, he was good. Until the day he met a god. The god was dead, but it could be none other than a god, a being like man but not man, gigantic, encased in golden armor. In a mass of tentacles which sufficed for a hand 'it' lay silently. And so it was with many good men, that Tepeu's goodness was a function of his lack of power. In the simple mis handling of it, he pulled one of the metallic tentacled forms, causing the device to unleash a beam of light which turned fifty feet deep into the forest into ash. Though overcome by fear and terror he fled, it was not long before human curiosity, and the hunger to wield such power as his own, brought him back. He would tame this god weapon to his will, adorn it with the honored symbols of his people, and sacrifice many to satiate its any need.

    At first he turned the weapon upon the enemies of his kin, and for this the weapon seemed pleased, producing a golden plate in thanks, which he adorned himself with. The weapon would do this on occasion, in moments of splendor and destruction, and by this Tepeu knew his cause was just. And so when he vaporised the armies of his homeland, who had grown fearful of his power, the many plates it produced was sure sign that he should be nothing less than the ruler of all lands, a god through the power granted him by a god.

    And so unopposed he claimed the throne, and for a time, all was right. But Tepeu sensed that many of the people held a loyalty to other older gods above their loyalty to him, and so the temple of Quetzalcoatl ceased to be with but a few flashes of brilliant light. But the act was not without a price, for though the god weapon seemed pleased, and produced a plate, in places it glowed a fiery red, again and again, before going silent. Had the act displeased it... had Quetzalcoatl struck the lesser god weapon down, it is not known. But when the people came the tear their king apart, the god weapon remained silent, as Tepeu cried out in fear at how many things he no longer was, at what was sure to follow, the god weapon would not console him. And as the god weapon was laid down into the pit and buried atop the remaining shreds of its arrogant master, the people considered its silent an approval, that the god weapon would watch over the soul of the monster it has served, in silent remorse over the deeds in which is had been accomplice.

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    Artist: Sturnus

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    It's the revolver of famous American Old West outlaw - Cactus Bill, the long barrel allowed him to kill his victims from long distances, but if he had to fight in close quarters he could use his revolver as a machete.

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    Artist: Elemedi

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    Roulette Assassin
    This pistol belongs to a sentimental hit man, a roulette assassin who likes to make his job interesting for himself by choosing the gun’s function at random. Multiple triggers in the brass knuckle-type finger holes let him fire a standard round from the top, a mini-missile round from the bottom, or extend a short blade from the center, depending on his mood. Some missiles hold poisons, some rounds are non-lethal.

    He always reminds his victims that he survived his first assignment only by chance, so he had a set of cards engraved on the chrome top. He had the handle inlaid with the finger bones of that special first victim.


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    Artist: Fughi from Yuggoth

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    The Nailgun of Zuckuss
    This Gun is property of Zuckuss, paranoid and schizophrenic bounty hunter and findsman of the origin somewhere in the gases and fogs of Gand.
    This Gun propelles needle darts and special nails with a magnetic catapult. Just like Zuckuss, it is very specialised and strikes in complex structures.The combat becomes effective but inflexible,strong sides mix up with weak sides.Multiple telescopes, laser target systems and even a sattelit uplink allow great distances for shooting with standard nails (1. from left).It is also possible to use nails with transport system for poison, like this one or little blast packs or whatever u want to deliver (2), there is even a special version which can correct it's ways or even maneuver to a target which maybe isn't even in sight (3). A sadistic way to get the fugitiveis the pipe dart which causes gas lags in atmosphere suits.(4) Zuckuss uses them as revenge for his own injury which was brought by a fugitive who pulls his amonium gas mask apart, so that venomic oxygen burned parts of his lungs.
    The Nailgun brings deadly doom through the mist to its prey wide away, but its cadenza is low. Zuckuss always depends on his partner in close combat for protection.

    starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Zuckuss


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    As usual, some notes on this round:

    First of all, I haven't been too strict with checking every detail about your characters, because if I'd really follow my own rule here I'd probably end up with a little less entries. The reason is as I've already tried to explain in the original thread: just a description of what a character looks like doesn't work to actually describe the character of a person. Or, to use a quote from Pulp Fiction: "the fact that you are a character doesn't mean you have character" There are some entries in this round that, in my opinion, do work well though. For example, while Elemedi's entry is rather unfinished still the gun does add something to the actual character he describes (since it reinforces the gambling part). It might be a bit overdone though, with too many elements added to push this point. For that I think Sturnus's entry works better. Even though the description he gave is short and without much detail, and the gun a simple design, it works very well to define the character. Then again, adding character to an Industrial Design object is one of the hardest things to achieve

    Dark Eagle: Yours didn't make it to poll since it was rushed. Just thought I'd mention it here even though you said you'd understand, but it was indeed too much rushed. Showed potential though.

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    If nobody will vote for max martelli, i'll do so.
    Even if the quality is obviously not the best, it's the excentricest act of art i have seen in a while to pick someone like Willie Wonka for a Gun Design.
    Truely, fuck every rating,this is a big achievment in art synthesis when u compare educt and product!

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    while i agree with yoitisi about elemendi's entry (too many elements; sometimes simpler is better) I really like the basic idea behind the character, and also appreciate how you made a really new form by combining existing weapons (more interesting than the modified derenger, which i almost voted for)
    well done everyone, really cool ideas

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    wow, this is really hard to decide. I wish there was multi-vote. Hm...
    don't wanna offend anybody by not voting on them, but I think I am giving it to elemidi, because it is a very original concept and well rendered.

    I could have given the vote to equally sturnus, *fart* or schunnin as well.

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    I was stuck between Schunnin and Elemedi, both have very original design elements and both were presented very well. I was going to toss a coin, but the small part of my brain that is currently addicted to Lego Batman took over, and the vote went to Schunnin. Very good work from everyone.

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    Tough decision all in all, there were a handful of exceptional pieces. just liked *fart*'s the most. it looks so,,,like something I would want to shoot.

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    Wow, this was a rough one! Nice job all around everyone. I was really torn between schunnin, Sogbad, and Elemedi. You've gotta love the Joker and schunnin's gun fit perfectly. Well rendered and looked very functional. A little dark and dirty, but that's how its supposed to be! Sogbad had a great concept and very tight render... you nailed the Louis Vutton pattern on the hilt. However it almost seemed too clean and had a sort of plastic feel to it. Quick note for evamonkeyn2: You nailed the feather textures and had a great form but the use of heavy blacks masked the form. At first it looked like a headdress. Very eye catching though, well done. Finally, Elemedi (who got my vote) had a very readable design, showing not only the form well, but adding some nice detailing. Finally, you showed a functional sketch that really clarified how the gun worked. Functional, clever, and badass... great work.

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    I voted for schunnin, but I must say I'm disapointed from all

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    feel free to elaborate.

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    Yeah... what 'disappoints' you? This is supposed to be a pretty constructive community right?

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    Meh i don't mind having my stuff ragged on. Or even being unconstructive crit because you can just ignore all that and pick out the info from it you can use. But just being negative and not giving any info on why. Thats of no use at all.

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    i like the idea of fashion-victims and the criminal attendance of todays style-tzars... if you know what i mean. That's wjy i voted for sogbad.

    Even though the idea of joker's laughing-gun is brilliant as well!

    nice work, folks, nice work



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    I'm sorry if I ofended someone, but I had higher expectations about the entrys in this topic

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    The Macedonian: I agree with *fart* and evamonkeyn2 here, either explain your reasons for being dissappointed or don't post. Just saying you expect more does not help anyone.

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    1. Sturnus - because Cactus Bill is the most awesome dude.
    Great barrel, elegant white and black, raw knife power. Awesome design.

    2. Sogbad - i see screws on the frontal part of the handle but i dont see the end of the barrel. Perspective hiccup? Do I miss something?

    schunnin - i dont know why but i feel that it would look better if it would pop a little more from the background

    Max Martelli - less text, more paint

    fart - imho it feel a little to busy

    evamonkeyn2 - very unorthodox but in for my personal taste it is to alien to be menacing

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    Post discount weapons - 2¢ a piece :)

    good round everyone, really liked that tight finish voting...

    [BTW, IMHO, NHF, C&C]

    Artist: mimer
    Pros: Weapon has distinctive silhouette, so it can't be mixed easily with some other model. Interesting idea of pressure-powered (kinda like mine) functionality, combined with organic "ammo".
    Cons: First of all, it is not a gun for lady to carry around. Handle has very thin joint with weapons body - bad both for ergonomic and construction. Maybe some fine engravings to add on it.

    Artist: jorge f. muñoz
    Pros: Interesting overall appearance, well fitted into fantasy world. Craftsman details adds more to thought, that mostly used weapons are - one with blades, and guns are pretty rare stuff.
    Cons: Handle with trigger is way too low, brings sharpshooter into awkward position, and without foldable bipod, it's a painful job - for both sides, to be precise. Maybe higher contrast on all.

    Artist: Max Martelli
    Pros: That WW story was funny-scary with disturbing moment that defines purpose of actual "weapon" - twisted as much as main character. Unique usage, stands apart from all entries here.
    Cons: On the other side, injector itself is rendered generically, without any personal details (WW logo, signs, warnings, color scheme...) at all. You could present it as an item from a catalog.

    Artist: *fart*
    Pros: Again, good silhouette and very interesting to look at. Nice colors and light/shade. Even the fact that it requires manual (~600+ pages) is good for use in close combat, as cold weapon.
    Cons: On some areas, it is simply overdone with too much details. If it's heavy, than it could be carried and fired from hip. Some counter-light values are missing in that dark shadowed areas.

    Artist: Sogbad
    Pros: Like LV idea and all those little details added throughout derringer. You could even achieve that "1950 MM red velvet nude photo" look and add a LV lipstick, containing extra .606 round.
    Cons: Looks like 3d, too much screws. Original .606 (15.4mm) round would be larger than pistol, and size, gunshot and recoil are beyond fantasy. Maybe 9-12 steel pellets and smaller charge.

    Artist: evamonkeyn2
    Pros: Eye candy, nice reduced color palette, form itself is so weird, that has no need for function explanations. Fine touch with "modified condition" version, feathers, head, tail and - fruits(?)
    Cons: Also looks like 3d, no significal visual wear&tear details (except blood marks), and from person to person, feathers can cause alergy reactions or - tickling and giggling (bad for bad guy)

    Artist: Sturnus
    Pros: Very well rendered, metal parts and ivory(?) stock - almost monochromatic, but with nice, subtle color touch. Base idea was also good, and different; Wild West saw all kind of weapons
    Cons: As for blade: one can't stab someone with it, can't slice also because of thick barrel, can't use other hand to hold while aiming. Frame around barrel looks weak to hold front gun weight

    Artist: Elemedi
    Pros: Great neat rendering. Lots of personal details ("Smile", cards, bones...), interesting background story and concept overall. Good reflections, angle, and that little initial sketch of weapon.
    Cons: It's not easy to control 4 triggers, gun looks heavy for 1 hand, every subweapon nas different lethal and safety range, unpleasant surprise if rocket came, instead of blade in ones neck.

    Artist: Fughi from Yuggoth
    Pros: Without bottom part, looks like spaceship (mostly because that "vertical stabilizers" at the place of stock) or fighter. Other than that, it has menacing look, and spacey colorkey scheme.
    Cons: Need more work on rendering, looks like colored sketch. Those dart ammunition should be near same size, at least in diameter of barrel. Also, some personal details of owner are missing.

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    @The_Macedonian
    There is a saying: "Битката не се добива со оружје, туку со јуначко срце" [you don't win a battle with shinny weapons, but with a heart of the hero] Even in this case, "anti-hero" doesn't
    need to have the biggest, most powerful, meaniest & most evil-looking piece of weaponry, that ever existed on the Earth - just to prove their reputation of "Bad guy". Other guns will do, too.
    Until I add "Weapons" page/section to my blog (sig), you can take a look into this theme with 100 of my weapons sketches, maybe there you'll find something you like. Similar language 4 you.

    @paran0id
    Perhaps you are right, but when comparing this one with previous version, "popping out" is significally improved. Thanks for tip, there's always room for tuning up everything to near perfection


    see you all on next weapon IDW,

    Cheers!


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