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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:55 pm 
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That would be splendid! :D =D>


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Loz wrote:
If you email it to Lee at eveofthewar he'll probably be able to post it for you.


I suppose I could try it out. What's Lee's Address?

Edit: Nevermind, I've found a way to bring the size down so I can upload it to Imageshack.


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...And Here it is:

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Take a nice long look at it before you read the explination below.















I started the design was I was just sitting arround, bored, and happened to have a binder of mostly-blank paper an HB pencil and a 12-pack of coloured pencils. My first though was trying to draw the Paramount version, so I started to draw the outline of the top of the head, made a pair of searchlight 'eyes', but when I came to the third one I just couldn't get the right look for it. So, I descided to replace it with a green bubble-dome like the ones in the Jeff Wayne Musical, and from there the design became my own.

Behind the dome, under the head, it streaches back in a cylindrical section from which the eight tentacles extend (And are able to retract into the body) On the sides, we see the artillery-like launchers for the black smoke canisters, and beneath them the steam jets which disperse it. These are not part of the initial Tripod, by are later mounted to a fixed position after the Martians develop them.

The head is connection by a slim 'neck' seciton to the central hip-joint which holds the three legs. The legs are designed to be telescopic, acting in three modes:

Idle- the 'spiked' seciton of the leg is all that's vissible, the tripod is in its most stable form. This is used for loading/unloading, and has limited mobility. Idle mode is what the soilders mistood for a large metal shield at Horsell Common.

Battle- As seen in the picture, a second leg section is extended, goving the legs a single 'knee' joint. The tripod is able to move at higher speeds while still maintaining stability and control. The head is free to swivel in all directions and the tentacles have space in which to move about.

Striding(For lack of a better name)- a third Leg section is added (Bending upwards from where the last section ended), giving the Tripod its greatest level of height and speed. This mode is used when standing guard, scouting, moving over long distances, or nay other task in which height would be an advantage. The Thunder Child would have faught against tripods in 'Striding' mode.


And of course, last but not least, we see the camera-like Heat Ray held in the grip of one tentacle. My choice for the device itself is nothing special, just a box with a parabolic dish, but I just love the effect of the ray itself. Achieved simply by using a white colour-pencil to blur the immage within a fairly straight line, adding a few lines of red, and then bluring it again, I have the ray which is invisible, but still has a noticeable effect on the air it passes through (as a burst of heat would. Just look at the ripples in the air over a campfire...)

So, what do you all think?


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Looks like something from a cartoon. Great pic! :D =D>


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](*,) Sorry 'bout that triple post. There was an error in posting and I thought it didn't go through.


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Very good! I'll add it to my collection. :mrgreen:


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How big is your collection now, Loz?


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Very big. Just about every image of a fighting machine, handling machine, or martian on the net is on my hard drive and printed off on photo paper.


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Even the Tempest, or just all standard machines (Fighting, Handling and maybe Flying)


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even the tempest, and all the ones from the games.


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Can you send me some pics of the Tempest, it's my favorite machine after all! :D =D> :wink:


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I've only got the ones that you already have.


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Like the one I used as my avatar? :-s


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Yes. And the one on the picture with all the units from the game. Its on JW site, and someone used to use it as a signiture on the forum.


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I see. What other things do you have, beside JW?


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Nice work 'Yuri2356' I like the Heat Ray effect, If you did a ground level view, looking up at the tripod it would be far more impressive, but it's still a good design =D> You've included many of the features mentioned in the book and that's what's important. any more? :D


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Lonesome Crow wrote:
Nice work 'Yuri2356' I like the Heat Ray effect, If you did a ground level view, looking up at the tripod it would be far more impressive, but it's still a good design =D> You've included many of the features mentioned in the book and that's what's important. any more? :D


No other shots of the Machine itself, But I did draw a shot of the Landing on the Common, and the first Reat-Ray use. (Kind of starting a series) The next would be a battle between the first Fighting machine, and a number of English Infantry/Artilery. This would most likley be a ground-up view from one of the gun emplacements, with the Tripod tossing about a few soilders.


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I would be inerested in seeing them when they're finished :D


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I'm interested, too!


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I'll let you know when I've had a chance to work on them.


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:a103: I got a strong feeling of 'De ja vu' just then, as though I had read all that before 8-[


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Lonesome Crow wrote:
:a103: I got a strong feeling of 'De ja vu' just then, as though I had read all that before 8-[


I blame the Forum. The "Quote" button is too close to the "Edit" button. I try to fix one little typo and end up duplicating my old post...


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That soounds more like a complaint, Yuri.


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oever532 wrote:
I see. What other things do you have, beside JW?


I got all kinds, too many to mention. I got loads from here - http://drzeus.best.vwh.net/wotw/other/other.html#models

But you must have visited this site by now. OOther places too, I can't remember them all. I put Fighting Machines or tripods or martians, into a image search engine on google and got a lot that way.

I've got all of Lonesome's of course, they take pride of place.


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I visited that site on occasion. I watched the Jeff Wayne pics and the different covers of the book there.


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