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Marbanian Armoured Cars DETAIL by wingsofwrath Marbanian Armoured Cars DETAIL by wingsofwrath
A closer look at the two Inner Space Marbanian armoured cars described here: [link]
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agentspooky2011 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like these

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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
These are so cool! It is so interesting to see old school vechicles like this.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I try to make my designs both interesting and believable.
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kittyexplosion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
The guys in green might wish for an umbrella or at least a cover on the top of the car. These are very cool looking. Also do you have a cypher for their writing?
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they do have a tarpaulin stowed inside the car somewhere which they drape over the turret when it rains.
The rationale for an open top turret was decreased weight (which in turns yields better performance for the same engine power), better observation (this is a scout car after all) and better ventilation (the twin MGs poured quite a lot of acrid smoke inside the cabin of the earlier variant).

Their writing is an alphabet I devised based on the Glagolitic [link] , Coptic [link] and Georgian [link] writing systems. For ease of use it is mapped as a true type font to a normal 26 letter QWERTY keyboard, but it doesn't keep any of the sign/sound associations of any of the original scripts.

Also, whenever I'll need to write something, I think I'll just use my native Romanian with this script, because I'm not a linguist and it's pretty hard to create a language from scratch that will sound convincing enough.

Another thing - this drawing uses version 2.1 of the alphabet, but in the meantime I refined it a bit more and I'm now at version 3.2 and might do a 4th one shortly, because there are still some signs that don't look exactly "right" in my eyes.
When I settle on a final design I might publish the alphabet as an "extra" on my DA page, but that's still in the future.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
The round one looks similar to a Czech design I've seen from the 1930's.. while the green one looks like a Sdkfz 222 and a JS-3 had a baby.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spot on!
Indeed the round one is my take on the Czech Skoda PA-2 "Zelva" (turtle) although shortened and with the weaponry in a rotating turret while the other one was inspired by the above mentioned vehicles...
The funny thing is that "in universe", it's completely plausible that the Marbanian designers saw pictures of those vehicles and then copied the design...
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Arianod Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff, as always :meow:
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you, praise coming from you certainly does a lot to stroke my ego! :D
Also, right now I'm also working on similar drawings of light and heavy tanks from both side of the conflict, so stay tooned, they'll be around shortly!
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