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#251 gu35s

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 10:28 PM

well, here's the quick edit PsiAmp_3d_3e. 3e above.

The v3d has a handle inside incase you can't see them, and the grips on the rails are wider than before.
And v3e don't have front grips. Well, you can still hold the rails, I guess.

And here is the v3 progress look. a-e from top to bottom.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:19 AM

My brilliant idea of PsiAmp_v6 that still needs lots of detailing and editing before even passing the lowest acceptance bar.

Whole forearm slid in, hand grab the handle between the rails, and concentrate to become an alien.

Do give inputs.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:49 AM

Well, personally, I do like the last one (v6) best. Maybe you could make the back part look a bit more... huhm... organic? So that you get the impression it is ready to melt around your arm...
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:04 AM

your initial assumption was correct. the "CEEE( )" end is what I was talking about the other protrusion can be eliminated.

basically that end looks like its made of a bunch of prongs. have them splayed out a bit so it looks like the user can insert his arm in there and then have them interface with the forearm.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:04 PM

Okay, so let me see if I get this right.

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Make A bigger, remove B or was it C? Assuming right hand is "main" hand, user's right forearm inserted into the A part then the C is facing away from user? or will this be a held on both side (A&C)? Or do you mean the right hand will still be at C while the left forearm is inserted into/placed under/do whatever with A?

Is it just me or Vaaish is kinda hard to understand sometimes? :wacko:

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:14 PM

Delete C, keep a and b, B is no longer a handle, just a design (I think it looks better with it or can be deleted) wait for Vaaish to respond to the other part

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:53 PM

Well, I could be lapsing into either middle egyptian or 19th century english sentance constructions, both of which could cause confusion; however, I think you are more likely reading into my instructions too much and are thus becoming confused. I shall attempt more concise instructions.

delete C, arm inserted into A, purple sphere rests in palm.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:20 PM

how many Psi Amps are you doing..? just one or a whole series.. :o
I think a whole series would be sorta nice.. then you could upgrade the equipment as it goes on I suppose, unlocking more features on the Psi amps..?

Edit: Btw I REALLY like 3 E, although I cant help but feel you either have it upside down, or the one bracket is on the wrong side.. Using Gravity, it wouldnt support the arm with that bar..
if you were to move 3E's Bar on the handle to the bottom BELOW the Arm, it would provide Support.

Havent you ever played Knight with pots and pans when you were little?!???

Edit2: and another thing to remember.. you dont really need to smooth things out all that much on any of your models, Im fairly sure that they are going to be Scaled down.. ALOT!
Take a look at Warcraft 3, that game runs fast and great and absolubtly amazingly on any half decent Pc, even better on Macs, full 3d Graphics.

I personally wouldnt want to sacrifice Gameplay Speed for the simple Looks of the game, Ive never found those so very important..
I would much prefer that the game runs smoothly than beautifully, but if both is possible. THEN I would be Quite Impressed.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:51 AM

I tried to Just delete and reverse the position, but the design seem very odd after that. So I made v7 with similar specs. Some more editing is needed, but here's how it looks. Oh, and v3f. I realized the bracket is upside down after I posted the image and planning to change it before anyone notices, but it seems I was too late :P Though I haven't edit v6 yet. Making the organic look gonna be a pain in Blender, but I'm gonna try anyway.

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@Sumo1: Nope, never played pots and pans knight. I'd be killed instantly by my mom if I did :P
As for the smoothing, Blender is really not much help on that one. I tried to, but no luck in getting it right except to just make it render "smooth" like the pink globe above. I prefer to model with low poly counts so it's easier to edit, but I guess that's the drawback. The only way I can see it is to divide the model into sections and use subsurf on some section then recombine the whole pieces. But again, Blender is really no help on that part. Hopefully someone else will be able to do it later in other softwares when I post the model file.
And lastly it's not a series of Psi-Amp. It's a series of Psi-amp concept :P May the best model wins!! xD

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:38 AM

neither of those are correct. It may look a little odd without the other end being there at first but it'll work out in the end. I didn't want you to make a completely new brace that looks like a Necron Thermal Gen from DoW, I wanted you to cut off C, and the cut open the tip of A so it looked like multiple "arms." A isn't a brace to hold the device, its what the device uses to interface with the user. the device is supported in the palm of the hand.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:11 PM

It's a miracle! I understand what Vaaish is saying! :D I'll get to it when I got free time.

Oh and I have no idea what Thermal whatever from DoW. Never really based my models on anything except ever changing blueprints in my head.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:41 PM

PsiAmp v8b and v8a respectively.
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v8a is the simple cut and paste with little editing
v8b has more editing done to it (duh)

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#263 Mad

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:51 AM

I like those (especially v8b)! Maybe you could add some sort of fixing mechanism so it rests in the palm, but the soldier doesn't have to hold it if he/she dangles the arm... :)
Edit: Like some braces "melting" around the upper part of your forearm?

Edited by Mad, 07 February 2007 - 05:53 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:45 PM

NICE!!! I like version 8 the best. Something more handheld and portable. Thinking from a soldier point of view...something I call pull off my hip or out of my backpack with one hand. Excellent idea.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:35 PM

I am afraid it might look like a bracelet again if I make prongs melt around the forearm. I am going to try some different designs so that it retain it's non bracelet look. Gonna be dang hard.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:15 AM

I am afraid it might look like a bracelet again if I make prongs melt around the forearm. I am going to try some different designs so that it retain it's non bracelet look. Gonna be dang hard.
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Yea, I see. Maybe you could just use two "wings" on the end of the two opposing "rails"? (this might be a bad comparison, but just like two miniature sanitary napkins fixed to the rail with their middle part... ^_^ )
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:26 PM

heh. well that worth a try, I guess. Although I am thinking that when held or activated, the prongs could just clamp in tighter so that it holds down on the user's forearm like a claw. Then there wouldn't be a problem of looking like a bracelet.

I got cut down on free time. I ll do more editing later.
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:08 PM

PsiAmp_v8c (a.k.a. PsiAmp after drinking RedBull version)

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More inputs! More inputs! More inputs!!! ... please?

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#269 Mad

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:16 AM

PsiAmp_v8c (a.k.a. PsiAmp after drinking RedBull version)

Pretty cool! That's how I imagined it!
I wonder how it would look like if you remove the down-side-holding-thing (around the orb). Idea behind this: improved Hand-orb contact.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:58 PM

I was thinking the prongs on the side would look like this, though perhaps a little longer

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 12:40 AM

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:17 AM

note in the pic i posted how that the prongs on teh side and shorter that the top prong. also the shape you have on there for the "handle" doesn't look as good as the one you had originally.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:38 AM

Wasn't your hand supposed to go inside the prongs?

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:48 PM

I don't know anymore. I am now just adjusting with the input given.

PsiAmp_v8e. Took out the "wings" at the back since it looks strange now that the prong is shorter and unaligned.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:37 AM

that looks about right. just have to make sure it rests properly with the prongs on the wrist and part of the forearm

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:33 AM

Nice Model
Although Shouldnt there be an inner ring to hold the hand in?
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 02:55 AM

No there is no ring. Read all the way up or to previous pages.

I can't seem to get the prongs in place in more realistic way. Seems like the thumb is always on the way for one of the prongs. I'm gonna try some other way to work around it, but can't update as often. I just got a new job and been busy.

Here's a zipped .3ds file.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 12:36 PM

That Model Is Still Cool Looking

you guys have a Blaster Launcher Model?
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 07:57 AM

Is it just me, or does this look like the long lost Psi Grenade from Apoc :P

I dont really understand why you made it so much smaller.. making it like a club glove would have worked better Imo. :x

Like a big mass of glove so you cant hold anything with that hand, but it still gives that nice feeling of "PWN!" Know what I mean? :o
heck just go for making differant versions of it with differant abilities xD

Edit: Just wanted to Apologize for the triple post :D!
Feel free to delete this one, but I feel the others should stay :x

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:13 AM

Hey, I was just looking at my lamp and realized it would make a great weapon :|
So Yeah I took a couple pics of it for you guys, Consider it Concept art xD!

Making 3d models.. pfft.. I make the real things >=D

Look at the way Im carrying it, at the hip with the elbow for support.
I figure this would make a great Sonic weapon since they wouldnt have so much kick back

If you guys like this, my mind is warped enough to figure out some other things I have around here I could make weapons out of LOL

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:46 AM

ROFL
Im having fun doing this..
Now Ive figured out a motiontracker or sound amp, perhaps a communicator.. its an old watch I tore apart a long time ago, theres a Paperclip on the back which I used to hook it onto my little tinkering tools (dont ask)
I used the paperclip to hook it onto the top of my ear
Looks surprisingly good
I also have a brass rooster Im considering as a biological weapon made by the aliens XD! =b
..lord I could do this for hours.. heck.. I probably will :|

Ive also got a personal wrist mount Aka old pictureframe mount.
Im just trying to decide what could go on it.. some sort of wrist rocket launcher? xD
Mabye a plasma sword.. Uhh I really dont know, Ill upload it though.. might as well do it in this post rather than spamming :X

Last pics are the rooster with a brass cup in it.. actually Im starting to think its a peacock :P

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:08 PM

Uhh I totally missed a file, Ill edit this post and add it when I get a chance on the computer with the files, Im currently not at home :x

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:27 PM

How about some actual concepts instead of random photos?

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:58 PM

I was drawing these out today actually, but found my scanner is broken >_>.. Along with my printer.. so much for doing homework D:
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:34 PM

Is it just me, or does this look like the long lost Psi Grenade from Apoc :P

I dont really understand why you made it so much smaller.. making it like a club glove would have worked better Imo. :x

Like a big mass of glove so you cant hold anything with that hand, but it still gives that nice feeling of "PWN!" Know what I mean? :o
heck just go for making differant versions of it with differant abilities xD

Edit: Just wanted to Apologize for the triple post :D!
Feel free to delete this one, but I feel the others should stay :x


..... Please do read the previous posts...

Hey all. Been busy working and found out I completely lost my touch with Blender. heh. Have to re-learn it when I have the time to.

Anyway, how's things? (gonna go check other threads for follow up...)
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:00 AM

progress is frustrating

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:48 PM

I enjoyed this.
However, instead of "STFU" the response should really be, "Then give me a hand."
Saving the world from the scum of the universe is hard work. Especially when you have to create the scum to begin with.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:17 PM

:)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:32 PM

oh my. a reply... i love snakeman with assault riffle. never seen one, probably never will in the game. maybe should make an assault plasma riffle. low yield, medium speed, high bullet, er. plasma counts. would love to see the aliens level a city with just gooey plasma sticking to the walls melting everything away. heh. will be playing the latest realease soon. hope it doesnt get bump to vista... ever....
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:36 AM

He sat down on the step of his porch and took a sip from a glass of cold chardonnay in his hand. Looking out, he took in the view of his lush garden... or forest. He lived on the top of a hill looking down on a small town to the east and a beautiful lake to the southeast. He is an isolator, if that is a word. He preferred to have a silent privacy than living with people.

That is not the entirely true. He has a "gift" that eavesdrop on people's thought. It started in his late teens. He never knew how it happened nor how to turn it on or off. The ability would sometimes turned itself on when he was in the market and all he could do was brace for the headaches from mind-numbing thunder of disjointed thoughts and images. When he was lucky, it would turn itself off in a few seconds. But he had been through a week of thundering thoughts when he was living in a city. No amount of pillows and blankets could cover the sound and images from the people living in the apartment, or in the the next building, or walking down the streets.

Even in the hills, he sometimes caught a few thoughts from the town below. He had considered moving farther away. He even scouted the forest and find a few good places that can sustain his necessities without depending on other people. But he had not scrounge up enough courage to be a hermit lest he wound up crazy from not hearing anyone at all.

As he took another sip, he saw a shiny dot in the sky. He squinted his eyes to see if he can make out what it was, but the dot moved so fast he almost lost track of it. Then the dot grew smaller and disappeared into the clouds. He kept staring at the spot until his eyes watered and he had to wipe the building tears away. Afterwards, he looked back at the spot for another few minutes and decided it was either his eyes playing tricks or whatever it was would not be returning.

He started to stand when he saw a massive object descending under the tree lines near the lake. He did not had a good look but it disappeared under the tree lines as if it were never there. Not knowing what to make of it, he jumped off his porch and into his car. He drove through the town, and what do you know. His "gift" thought it might be fun to play with him when he was driving. He grunted and tried to shake away the tension building around his head. He failed but he was exiting the town anyway. When he got past the last house, he floored the pedal and headed toward the lake.

His headache kept building even though he got farther from the town. He finally reached the lake, stepped out of his vehicle, and looked around. His headache had made him sweat so much his hair was wet. After a few minutes, he gave up on trying to stand and sat against his car door trying to squash his head out of existence. The thoughts that he was hearing was massive. Almost like standing in a waterfall. The pain built to a point where his consciousness no longer able to sustain and he collapsed into fetal position.

When he woke up, the moon was overhead and the spot he was on was wet from his sweat. His headache returns, but it was due to dehydration rather than thoughts bombardment. He sat there for a few minutes and thought it would be better to came back when he can see something. He stood up, turned around, and saw a pair of big black eyes glossed by moonlight staring at him from the other side of the car. He mentally thought of the date and realized it was a few days before Halloween.

But that thought only lasted a fraction of a second before he took in the whole view. The creatures had a big head and slim body like the classic "grey" aliens over-used by movie makers. It has some kind of pistol that looked like children toy-gun except it looked fused to its hand rather than holding it. Before he could say anything, his headache spiked with vengeance. He heard the creature's thought. No, he heard more than one. More than the creature in front of him. Another spike of pain so strong, he winced. The last thing he saw before his eyes were fully closed was an emerald light expanding into his view...

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:38 AM

Sam took a quick aim and squeezed the trigger. Even after firing the XLW-01 Laser Pistol countless times, she still instinctively braced for the recoil that never came. Her aim was spot on and the discharged particles hit the target with precision. The stack of wood covered with gasoline burst to life... and the party began.

They were celebrating for their first and successful mission in taking down an alien compound. Casualties were low since there were not as many aliens as they had originally thought. The scientists figured they probably just setup shop and was not fully crewed when the team infiltrated the base. That theory also proved why the base did not seem to have weapon stockpiles and many empty chambers yet to be filled. However, the engineers stripped the base piece by piece, which means stockpiles of alien alloys for the scientists have to play with or the engineers to, hopefully, make more combat armors.

Sam had the most kill in this hunt. She put down ten out of the twenty something gray bobble heads. Fortunately, there were no artropods in sight even though they are usually found with the Greys in other base strikes or terror sites. Unfortunately, she had to kill her best friend in the team. He had rained down bullets under psionic control and severely injured some of her teammates. She pushed her grief down along with the synthetic beer and joined in the howling and cheering of the entire base.

The party ended almost as soon as it started. UFO sirens blared off and red lights blazed along the corridors as they ran back to the various armories within the base. Their only offensive craft, XC-1 Gryphon, was launched fully armed and fueled as the soldiers prepared for another UFO salvage. After a few minutes of aerial ballets and acrobats, the base siren changed its tune. The aliens had destroyed their only spear and changed course. They were heading straight toward the X-Corps Base.

Sam barked her orders as the new team captain and her soldiers split up to their respective posts. Hangars, lifts, and some went back to the surface as first line defense. They recently had a budget cut before the alien base raid and lost the funding for the much needed base protection. The base commander was out to meet whoever it was that funded X-Corps to give them heck about not giving enough funding for base defense. He was a little too late. Civilian staffs consisting scientists, engineers, medics, clerics, and janitors headed toward the underground bunkers and sealed themselves in praying that X-Corps Operatives would win the day else they would have no hope of any rescue.

The surface was taken over quickly. Soldiers return to the base and sealed the access lift, but the doors did not hold for long. Swarms of Vipers started to descend welcomed by streaks of bullets and laser beams. One hangar's gate blasted open, pouring in cursed Spawns. The zombie makers were held back by a barrage of ammunition from various laser and projectile weapons. The troops held their post for what they felt like a lifetime. They were right. A couple Vipers managed to fire off Gravity Distortion Drones destroying the barricades they hid in. Shock waves and shrapnel blasted the soldiers into ribbons leaving the hangar defenseless. Spawns and Vipers rushed into the hangar and split down the corridors. When other soldiers realized their flank had been breached, it was already too late. The Spawns had multiplied their number with every person they struck, and Vipers mercilessly hunted down targets either by burning their preys with plasma or tearing into expose flesh with their fangs.

Sam knew something was wrong when no updates came from two teams. She called out retreat order to her hangar which housed the XC-11 Condor handed down from the main base. She could do nothing about the civilians and did not put more thought into it than necessary. Her troops arrived from multiple locations still firing down the corridors. She knew it was a breach of protocol to launch crafts during base attacks, but she had her tech specialist, who was equipped with the EEG implant required to fly X-Corps crafts, bypass the security systems and initiated the launch sequence. The landing pad started to rise and the camouflaged hangar doors hissed open ever so slowly above them. Some of the troops kept their weapons train at the hangar doors and blasted anything that appeared and others kept their barrage of ammo toward the corridors. Once the hangar doors opened wide enough for the Condor to pass, she barked the order to strap in. The Condor lifted off before the landing pad reached the surface. The pilot increased the vertical thrust as much as the craft could muster and they flew straight up and out of the hangar barely fitting through the opening doors.

They were not out of the water yet. The Juggernaut that carried the infiltrating aliens opened fire. The pilot roughly weaved through the barrage of plasma from the alien ship and from the ground. One of the crafts engine was hit and exploded, ripping out the side of the hull and pulled away the soldiers nearby. The craft spiraled downwards as the only engine left unable to compensate for the imbalance. Against all hope, Sam saw streaks of Titan Heavy Missiles struck the alien ship. The main base had sent reinforcement and she cheered quietly behind her gritting teeth. The hull behind her exploded pushing her off her feet and through the hole on the other side of the craft. The last thing she remembered was falling through the air looking up at the spiraling Condor.

Author's Note: Hopefully I ironed out the grammar and spelling kinks. Did some more research this time so hopefully a better reading to you all.

Edited by gu35s, 09 May 2009 - 12:58 AM.

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#292 Zero Energy

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:36 PM

Superb storys gu35s. Reminded me of some of the long lost tales that I would ponder up on those exceedingly boring and mundane days at Elementary school, unfortunatly they never got to paper. Keep up the awesome work, hope to see more storys. :)

Edited by Zero Energy, 07 January 2009 - 05:44 PM.

"Burning propose. Etched forever in the mind as slow curves pulled upward into spikes.
Dark wings framing an almost human death skull. Almost, but for the fangs of the beast.
A creast for killers. Find it and you find the chalice, and the dark wing. Only five years remain."

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:57 AM

She jolted to wake and immediately attacked by blinding light. She held her hands out to shield her eyes and rapidly blink away the sudden perception onslaught. Then she saw her nakedness. Her ungloved hand she did not recognize, her skiny forearms that looked alien. She lowered her arm and she saw five or six bobble heads staring at her stupefied. Then she noticed the equipments, the inability to move under the waist, and the bloodied non-existent legs under her knees. She screamed and screamed and collapsed back once again as unconsciousness took hold.

*****

Sam opened her eyes slowly and stared up into darkness. Miniature lights started to appear and she remembered. She sat up immediately and found her legs. Her Legs! They were covered in... in pants and boots. She looked down and found herself in her battle gear. Combat Armor, weapon, and all. She looked up and saw stars, and looked down and saw tall grass. What the h- She lied back hard, weapon raised, before her brain process the rustled behind her.

A moment later someone appear among the grass. Someone human. Her heart thumped and she laid her weapon across her chest with a sigh. Without warning, the person leaped over her with a snarl. Her training took hold before she understood the problem and opened fire straight up. Multiple holes appeared and the person fell back. She stood up immediately continuing to put more and more holes until she ran out of ammo and empty her last clip for good measure. The best way to deal with a zombie. Make sure it stays dead.

She dropped her assault rifle and pulled out her Laser Pistol. She survey her surrounding and saw the transport about five yards away still burning brightly. That meant she has only been out for a few minutes. She looked down at the twitching corpse and squeeze her Laser Pistol on it's head till the pistol felt warm.

So what the heck was that? She was back to the thought as she walked away from the transport, not taking a chance if the fuel had not exploded. Then her sight blurred and darkness took hold. She did not feel the ground.

*****

She tried to open her eyes but her eyelids were heavy. She tried again to manage only a small crack. The lights were blinding in soft focus as her eyes tried to work properly. Then darkness crossed in front of her. And another, and another. She finally manage to open her eyes a bit more and slowly looked down to find herself naked again. She noticed her skin was the wrong color and no longer has limbs. She was too tired to care. Her eyelids were so very heavy and she gave in.

*****

Sam jolted up and grabbed something.

"Relax! Relax!" A voice yelped in surprise.

She looked toward the direction of the voice to find she was balling her hand on a man's, well, balls. She released her hand as fast as she could and rubbed her hands on the grass. "Eeww!"

"Eeww?" The man knelt down with his hands covering his jewels soothing away the pain. Breathing rapidly he look at her in a mix of pain and disbelieve. "Eeww!? That hurt!"

"Sorry." She said while rubbing her hands on her pants, rising. She looked at the man. Mocha skinned, short-cropped hair, squared-jaw, brown eyes, military singlets, pants, and boots. He had an odd rifle looking weapon between his kneeling legs. "Who are you? What is that? And why are you here?"

"Huh?" He looked up at her and then down at the weapon. He slowly stood up one hand covering his jewels and another holding the weapon. "People says it's polite to introduce yourself before asking." He grinned, "especially when the stranger is holding awesome looking gun."

Sam stared at him for a moment. An emerald blaze streaked between them right before she opened her lips. They looked at each other, cursing their own stupidity, for a fraction of a second and hugged the ground. Sam squeezed off a few light show toward the a couple of vipers. One was hit on it's chest plate but it simply staggered and shrugged it off. Then the vipers started to rain green lights toward them. Sam saw the man aiming at one of the vipers and released a laser so much brighter than her handgun.

"I know what I want for Christmas..." She muttered and the man grinned. Then he targeted another and put a hole in it's face, and another lost the limb holding the plasma gun then the lower jaw. They stayed in position for a moment then slowly rose from the grass. Not finding anymore threats at the moment, Sam took the opportunity to dash back toward the base with the man right behind her.

The surface of the base are camouflaged by landscape, plant life, a couple building, and an airstrip. She dashed toward one of the smaller buildings, where the emergency cache were stored. She needed something other than what she now called glorified flashlight.

A few aliens were still queuing to enter the lift to the base when the reached the building. It was a few yards down. She checked her equipments and found a couple of grenades. She passed one behind her without looking and felt it plucked out of her hands. Then they both pulled their pins. As the man gave an overhead throw, Sam waited a second then went low and roll the grenade toward the vipers and spawns. The aliens saw the overhead grenade and tried to flee away from it and right into Sam's. The double explosion took care of the aliens, but more would come soon to check on it.

Sam gave another full dash toward the building across where she was hiding and drop kicked the door. She went into a roll and stop on a kneel with weapon up. The man walked in casually and looked amused. "Quite an entrance." And closed the door behind him.

"Shut up. More will come very soon. I suggest we stock up and stay alive." She said as she went around the room flipping tables and chairs. She found the access point and insert her dog tags. One side of the floor slid away and weapon racks rose up.

"Haleluya!" The man said laughing and threw the Laser Rifle to Sam. She almost dropped her Laser Pistol. "Merry Chirstmas!" He said as he raid the rack for one of his favorite weapon, VARC - Variable Ammo Repeater Cannon. Sam watched him scrounged up an X-Corp equipment belt and put it on with ease. He filled the pockets with all types of ammo: Armor Piercing, High Explosive, and Incendiary. He fitted in an AP round and carried the heavy weapon with ease.

"Who are you? How do you know how to handle X-Corps Equipments? And where did you get this Laser Rifle?" She said and slowly pointed both her Laser Pistol and Laser Rifle at him. He looked up from admiring his newly acquired baby and smirked. "People says it's polite-" She squeezed her Laser Pistol and burned the floor between his feet. It may not be as powerful as the rifle, but it could kill man much easier than aliens.

"Alright! Alright!" He said as he held up his free hand in retreat. "Sergeant James Wilson. X-Corp, Area 51." He said with a mock salute. "I was suppose to report to the captain before this whole thing. They said he was a strict one. Anyway, after the base got attacked, I was told the new team captain is some guy called Sam something. The alarm was loud. I suppose it doesn't matter now, does it?"

"What? You were from the main base?"

"Well, I was transported in while you were in the base attack, the alien one, and was told to wait. I got bored and walked around and before I know it, I was in bed with this beautiful lady from the mess hall." He said with a wide grin. "Then the alarm blared, and as I said, I tried to find the team captain. Got lost and ended up in R&D. That shiny thing was just sitting on the workbench so I grabbed it. Good thing too, or I'd just be skin now."

"Wait. James Wilson... James Wilson the guy who single-handedly kill a scouting party of bobble heads with nothing but Molotov cocktails and a shotgun? That James Wilson?"

"Well, they were trying to kill my pa. Their ship destroyed our crops. What else was I supposed to do?" He said with a hint of sadness. "Besides there was that tractor that I used to smultch a couple of them, but I suppose that is not quite a weapon, is it?" and grinned at her again. She so has to wipe that face.

"Captain Samantha Osako. X-Corp, Japan." She said sharply. She wiped his face. She hid a smile. Ah...

"Sir, Ma'am" James stumbled then stood straight, despite the heavy weapon. "Ma'am, I apologize for being impolite, Ma'am!"

She walked over to the rack and hook a few grenades. She decided to take an Assault Rifle with her after hearing what James said about where he got the Laser Rifle. Well, I suppose this is field test. Let's see how well it holds up.

"At ease, sergeant." She said turning around. "You finish?"

"Yes, Ma'am!" He relaxed a little, but only just.

"Sergeant. Really. We are not that stiff and strict here. Relax. And stop calling me Ma'am. That's an order. Makes me feels like someone's mother."

He relax some more with a sigh and a small smile.

"I thought I saw Titans hitting the Juggernaut. Did you noticed what happened?"

"Yes, Ma'am. Uh, sorry. I was actually with you in the Condor. Some blast pulled away the armor behind me and I fell. Landed on a spawn, believe it or not." He did a mock shiver. "Then I saw an XC-1 firing Titans toward the Juggernaut. It was the XC-1 that rushed me here since I was suppose to go to the alien base with you. Anyway, I think he ran out of ammo. He turned around and probably returning to 51."

"Oh. How bout rescue from 51?"

"Well, we are in Japan. And 51 is in the States. It will take a while."

"Right." She checked her Laser Rifle. She was about to give a squeeze when she remembered where she was. Not a good place to test untested weapons. She gave a loud sigh and walk to the exit.

"Let's go save some people."

A.N: Probably lots of mistakes or something. Kinda just write as I go moments.

Edited by gu35s, 09 May 2009 - 04:02 AM.

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#294 Zero Energy

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:16 PM

Here is some unfinished fan/concept art. I will update them as I finish and I will also add a few too.

I hope you enjoy them! ^_^

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Grims in Town
Grims in Town
Updated


X-COM Concept Craft

Alien Base
Don't mind the "Alien" in the back was just for fun. xD

Edited by Zero Energy, 24 September 2009 - 03:33 PM.

"Burning propose. Etched forever in the mind as slow curves pulled upward into spikes.
Dark wings framing an almost human death skull. Almost, but for the fangs of the beast.
A creast for killers. Find it and you find the chalice, and the dark wing. Only five years remain."

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:25 PM

Neat! Got some more Zero Energy? Lookin' good! :)

- Zombie
The Mr. Grognard of X-COM

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:48 PM

o yeah. me want more too. please do show the finish pieces of those sketches. they look nasty.
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#297 Zero Energy

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:18 PM

Refer to my original post for more pics and updates. I had to edit it anyways cuz the pics url's changed OOps.

Edited by Zero Energy, 24 September 2009 - 03:24 PM.

"Burning propose. Etched forever in the mind as slow curves pulled upward into spikes.
Dark wings framing an almost human death skull. Almost, but for the fangs of the beast.
A creast for killers. Find it and you find the chalice, and the dark wing. Only five years remain."

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:20 PM

If you want u can check my album every so often instead of the post.

http://s693.photobuc...00/c303c/X-COM/

Edited by Zero Energy, 24 September 2009 - 03:29 PM.

"Burning propose. Etched forever in the mind as slow curves pulled upward into spikes.
Dark wings framing an almost human death skull. Almost, but for the fangs of the beast.
A creast for killers. Find it and you find the chalice, and the dark wing. Only five years remain."

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:36 AM

hahaha cameo appearance by xenomorph!
Nice :), very nice! I just thought the image was a bit "empty" on the left part.

Keep it up!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:48 AM

Some good art on this thread :) let's hear it for our art "leader" for accepting the 3d goodness here for PX! :D