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GIANT LASER TANK! [message #54259] Wed, 19 September 2012 20:46 UTC Go to previous message
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Giant Laser Tank.

Built entirely in Inventor Fusion, then imported into Maya. Approximately one gazillion verts.

This was originally designed for the cover art I am doing for the relaunch of "Amazing Stories" magazine (edited by Steve Davidson).

This is some fun ad copy that Steve wrote for my design:

DEFEND YOUR PLANET! After just a few short weeks of basic training, YOU could be in command of your very own Planetary Defense Battery BLAST THOSE BEMS! Join the Laser Troopers today and defend your planet from alien invasion. Why walk into battle when you can arrive in air-conditioned comfort and style, riding inside the state-of-the-art command center of an EDF GIANT LASER TANK sitting in your custom-contoured command couch, issuing instantly obeyed commands over your own personal neural net? ONLY THE ELITE NEED APPLY! Just say NO to probings! The Experimenter Publishing Company, publishers of AMAZING STORIES magazine, along with Hugo Award-winning science fiction artist Frank Wu are pleased to introduce this key fob replica of an Earth Defense Force planetary defense Giant Laser Tank (official military designation - GLT). Based on the design that helped turn the tide during the Voldrani Rectification (responsible for destroying an as yet undetermined number of Torgs), the GLT measures approximately 390 feet long, 180 feet high (to top of turret); the 10K Terawatt laser barrel is approximately 130 feet long. A 3" model is roughly 1:1500 scale. (A 1/35th scale model would be nearly 11 feet long!) The Giant Laser Tank appears on Frank Wu's commemorative cover for the first new issue of AMAZING STORIES since 2005. The cover illustration is an homage to Frank R. Paul's illustration for Amazing Stories Volume 1, Number 1, April 1926 issue. This model is available in 3.5 inch, 7 inch, 12 inch (this one!) and 22 inch long versions!

[Updated on: Wed, 19 September 2012 20:48 UTC]

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