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Transit in Trouble by Colourbrand Transit in Trouble by Colourbrand
Time to go out with a bang methinks….

A strikeforce of Capellan Confederation TR-10 Transits make an attack on a Fed-Com World during Operation: Thunderstrike. Due to the falling out of the two factions that make the Federated Commonwealth, the Capellans take advantage and make an attack on an aerospace port.

The leader of the attackers spearheads the charge, and initially they are successful as numerous AC/20 shots land on the buildings below, obliterating them. Alas the place is well defended, and in that moment, his Transit gets a face full of defensive fire.

With his aerospace fighter damaged and going down, the proud Capellan squadron leader keeps fighting, hoping to inspire his team to carry on…

I based this pic off this epic piece of art by :iconukitakumuki: [link]

I saw this and I had to do a pic similar; I loved that piece of art; I was inspired. I thought about doing a version with a Y-Wing or Galaxy Ranger Interceptor, but the Transit was perfect; can see its long body, the weapons, and it looked the part.

I was going to add bombs and such, and it’s a fact that battletech fighters carry external ordnance, but that would be a mimic too far I thought.

One thing many will note is that I did not give the fighters (apart from one) thrust; it just looked better. Sides, the trails give indication to movement.

Like to hear your thoughts ;)

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screenscan Oct 24, 2013   Interface Designer
hehe nice
so oldschool
Colourbrand Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAhhah - has its moments ;)

Thank you sir :D
Nuclear-Fridge Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's coming apart at the seams, with every last alarm in his cockpit going off, fuel spilling out... and he's still firing at a FedCom ground target, blasting it to shreds with that monster autocannon. In about five or six seconds, he's going to pile his ride into that target...

Few things are quite as dangerous in the BattleTech 'verse as a Capellan Aerojock, and you've captured that perfectly.
Colourbrand Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? They nautarious for that are they?
Nuclear-Fridge Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are a great many references to the "service to the state comes first" mindset that pervades the Capellan armed forces. It's not just the fighter pilots.

Still, I suppose if your head of state/commander-in-chief has a documented family history of extreme insanity and a reputation for cruelty, being a dedicated servant of the Confederation may just be a survival measure.
Colourbrand Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!!! Sounds like the nuts who run the UK....
Nuclear-Fridge Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. Now that's the topic to set me off on an Olympics-level rant!
Colourbrand Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get in the queue ;)
Pixel-pencil Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I recognized what you referenced soon as I saw it. Great work! :D
Colourbrand Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - he is a fantastic source :D
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