Steel Horizons is a Science-fiction post-apocalyptic theme of my own creation. It follows a currently unnamed protagonistic rebellion at war with the antagonistic White Legion. This is something of a sneak preview.
About this creation
Here it is, the White Legion Hard-Suit. Sorry for the picture quality, don't know what happened.
Here is a failed title pic. Normally I don't like to include failed pics, but I felt a need to include this.
Here is the back. You can see that the entire suit is powered by that tank, containing an as-of-yet unnamed new element that, when used for power, emits a strange blue glow.
Here is the weapon on the right arm, a mere cannon.
The weapon on the left arm, much heavier then the left. Its something of a laser-jackhammer/laser-shotgun.
A small shoulder cannon, for backup.
And a deploy-able head dome, for added protection.
A close-up of the tank, for one reason or another. Also a slightly better view of the jetpack.
The tank is re-charged after every mission. It could in theory last for weeks without recharge, but is re-charged much more frequently as a precaution. When removed, all of the suit's systems shut down.
The front shut down.
The front opened to allow the pilot to disembark. For the rest of the creation, the pilot will stay that way, as it makes it easier to show articulation.
Shoulder articulation. Up and Down only, not forward or back.
Elbow articulation. The arm turns at every conceivable point(please don't take that literally), allowing the elbow to bend both the the side, and forward and back.
Also, the arms extend. SURPRISE!
The other arm extended
Forward at the hip.
To the side just above the knee. This is by no means realistic articulation in any organic life form, as it would server no purpose. The same goes for this Hard-Suit.
Rotates at the knee.
Bends at the knee.
Rotates and bends at the ankle. I feel that this is the best way to show it.
Finally, the pilot. The White Legion Pilot to be precise.
Never uploaded anything with so many pics. Its a pain really. And then there's the quality. I don't have clue what happened. Its the same camera I've always used, it was just being un-cooperative, and I'm too lazy to retake the pictures. It shows of the creation just fine, so it doesn't matter much.
2- A bit more story
The year is 2179. Centuries ago, back in 2015, a mysterious meteor began its decent into the earth's atmosphere. Knowing that there was nothing they could do, man kind watched helplessly, hoping for the best, and preparing for the worst. As the rock broke apart, a gleaming chrome surface could be see beneath it. After a few hours, the rock could be seen as what it actually was - an escape pod. The thrusters engaged, the pod landed, and secret service organisations form around the world promptly closed it off to the public, and did the best they could to cover it up.
What they discovered inside rather disappointing them. The pod contained a mysterious (and as of yet unnamed) new element. From this, and technology salvaged from the pod, and man kind entered a golden age. Technology took one of those leaps forward that it takes from time to time, that can neither be prevented nor induced. We started with improvements on existing vehicles, but this promptly became boring, and new, more imaginative means of transport had to be invented, and we settled on mechs.
Of course, this lead to wars over new technology. By 2128, Mech technology was all but lost to the world, which was now in anarchy. For a time, man kind lived like this, but after only a few years, a new world order rose from the ashes, with Marxism at its heart, and salvaged mech technology at its disposal, this new order promptly banded together humanity, as the necessary dictatorship to lead into perfect Marxist communism. They called themselves the White Legion.
Humanity rebuilt under new leadership, as it always has. But as they always do, their leader became corrupt. For decades, this went unnoticed, until a White Legionnaire lieutenant(currently unnamed. FYI, this is the point in the story when I decided that I was putting a bit much effort into a summary) discovered what was going on and started a rebellion, because outside the walled in city, the world is a metal waist land. The story begins a few years after that.
I'll Write this up properly when I can be bothered.
As you may have noticed, a few things in the story are without names. Suggestions would be good, but please don't name things after yourself.
If, by any chance, anyone reading this wants to build in this universe feel fee. However, please comment that you are doing so somewhere. Not so much for permission, but because I would like to see what can be done in this universe, and because I am short of ideas for a comic of this series.
5- The Comic
Yes, this will be a comic. Or, at least, I want to make it a comic. It may take a while to get things started, so I'll probably upload some WIPs.
I commented on this creation around the time it got uploaded, but apparently is a single letter followed by three stars considered swearing. =/
Any way, I'm building different types of vehicles in a style that would fit in with your rebel faction. I would be most delighted if you would take a minute or two to look at my creations, and if you're interested, I can take and upload more and better pictures of the individual models and write some backstory on them and my take on the inner workings of the rebellion.
Excelent hardsuit, by the way, and I hope we get to see more Steel Horizons creations soon! ;)