Competition: [GJW XII Phase II] Graphics - Armor of the elite

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[GJW XII Phase II] Graphics - Armor of the elite

This competition is in the Phase II Graphics Bin. Participating in a competition in this bin for the first time awards 3 points from participation to your unit. [GJW XII Phase II] Graphics - The Battle of Nancora is also in this bin. Participating in at least one competition in each Phase II bin will earn a member 2 additional participation points (see details at the GJW XII Parent Competition).

This competition is worth a relatively moderate proportion of placement points for Phase II. Cumulatively, the placements in this competition are worth 13% of placement points in Phase II.

Objective: The Capital Enterprises elite mercenary troopers utilize some peculiar vehicles created by the Technocratic Guild, especially against Force Users, and many of them have their own, personalized look and feel. Your task is to create a unique vehicle based on existing Star Wars designs that you think the mercs would use.

Important Additional Information: Create a vehicle based on walkers, speeders, grav-vehicles, starfighters, etc. The choice is yours as long as they are relatively recognizable. But remember, the Technocratic Guild goes out of their way to modify and improve vehicles for Capital Enterprises. Feel free to modify your vehicle in any way you like.

How to Submit: Through the site. Formats: .png, .jpg., .gif.

How we are Grading: Dark Brotherhood Graphics Rubric v.2.0

Mediums: Any traditional or digital

Competition Information
Parent Competition
Great Jedi War XII
Organized by
Master V'yr Vorsa, Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Running time
2017-11-04 until 2017-11-20 (17 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Graphics/Multimedia
Difficulty Class
Beginner
Awards
Novae and 4 Clusters of Graphite as per Herald guidelines
Participants
70 subscribers, of which 58 have participated.
Results
Member
Vanguard Maximus Alvinius
File submission
Max-ArmorEliteGJW.png
Textual submission

Collective landspeeder equiped with biological agent dispenser against force users, propeller for speed, and even guns for defense. I used references from the original landspeeders and from the 1970s cars back in the day. The ground i utilized a picture for the texture. The links are below.

http://www.lughertexture.com/floor-hires-textures/ground-earth-dirt-nature-hires-textures/very-dirt-ground-floor2-63

http://carstuneup.com/new-toyota-land-cruiser-prado-2017/new-toyota-land-cruiser-prado-2017-3/

Placement
1st place
Member
Augur Rian Taldrya
File submission
Armor_of_the_Elite_(Rian_Taldrya__10701).png
Textual submission

Linearts used:
- https://wingzero-01-custom.deviantart.com/art/T-70BR-Reconnaissance-X-Wing-Fighter-Line-Art-618509538
- https://wingzero-01-custom.deviantart.com/art/T-70-X-wing-Space-Superiority-Fighter-Line-Art-559799055
- https://wingzero-01-custom.deviantart.com/art/BTL-B-Y-Wing-Fighter-Bomber-Unarmored-Line-Art-558278615
- https://wingzero-01-custom.deviantart.com/art/BTL-A4-Y-Wing-Fighter-Bomber-Full-Armor-Line-Art-545302787

Placement
2nd place
Member
Adept Selika Roh
File submission
big_gun_walker.jpg
Placement
3rd place
Member
Battlelord Ric "Tater" Hunter
File submission
New_Tank1.jpg
Textual submission

Heres my entry for the Armor comp,

DBPin 3160

Placement
4th place
Member
Savant Jael Chi'ra
Submission
Savant Jael Chi'ra opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
5th place
Member
Savant Edema R'uh-Kalinor
File submission
284dc694-82a5-45a7-aff3-e4cb064f5701.png
Textual submission

Havr 8 juggernaut: technocratic upgraded juggernaut. Upgraded drive train, armour and weapons package, spotter tower moved to more protected location.

Placement
6th place
Member
Commander Essik Lyccane
File submission
All_Terrain_Fire_Support_Transport.jpg
Textual submission

Visual inspiration/reference: https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vax4KlGA4Dw/V5e-y3hKAeI/AAAAAAAAI40/L0OYuRTSD2kWng3YFaCjv38eZSHPUF7-wCLcB/s1600/eldar_sketchbook_06.jpg

Vehicle: All-Terrain Fire Support Transport
Height: 7 meters
Manufacturer: Collective Technocratic Guild

Owing much to the concepts devised by Rothana Heavy Engineering, the All-Terrain Fire Support Transport (AT-FT) serves as living proof of the Technocratic Guild’s ability to improve upon older designs. Born from the desire to reinforce the Collective’s military forces with mobile artillery platforms, engineers turned to long abandoned designs from the Clone Wars, eventually settling upon the All-Terrain Experimental Transport.

While intended primarily as a test bed for later vehicles, the AT-XT retained a number of benefits over the later All-Terrain Scout Transports which were used for this vehicle. Of note, the sealed cockpit design and dorsal mounted artillery pieces were both directly lifted from the original blueprints, as was the addition of a heavy anti-infantry cannon. Equally, several major complaints often levelled at the AT-ST were addressed, with more heavily armoured legs and superior “talons” to support its mass while on the move.

Unlike the walkers however, the AT-FT was built not to take the brunt of enemy attacks but to remain constantly on the move and harass foes. Capable of reaching top speeds of 140 km/h in offroad conditions, it could keep pace with most assault lines while readily serving as a “crisis unit” to reposition itself and counter enemy assaults. Several additional micro-thrusters allowed it to also jump over heavy terrain, with four forward-facing ion engines giving the pilot the ability to quickly pull back from an engagement. This made them remarkably effective in hit-and-fade assaults, with the added benefit of being able to perform low-orbit drops when supplied with disposable secondary thruster units.

The vehicle’s main armament was an enhanced version of the proton mortar utilised by its inspiration. While suffering from a slower rate of fire, it was capable of striking targets at up to fifteen kilometers and the pilot was capable of controlling its pulse type. This allowed it to fire both armour-penetrating “solid” shots of focused energy and broader explosive bursts against enemy footsoldiers. This was further supported by a light quad laser cannon, capable of laying down suppression fire and cutting through enemy troops. Both were made more effective by a state-of-the-art targeting sensor suite mounted in the vehicle’s nose-cone and six spotter missiles which could be used to relay and confirm enemy positions.

However, the AT-FT was far from flawless. Its single seat design allowed it to be piloted by an individual, but most crews were noted to suffer extreme fatigue from the stress of maintaining the vehicle for weeks at a time. A key part of this was down to both the complex control interface and a flawed suspension mechanism which, while perfect for the AT-ST, was not suited to the AT-FT’s metal fiber joint designs. The jump-jets for these vehicles were prone to overheating after a few rapid bursts, and often put great strain upon the engine if improperly monitored. Finally, the AT-FT was heavily reliant upon supporting units when engaged in close range firefights against vehicles. Unable to bring its canon to bare at knife-fighting ranges, even light enemy tanks were noted to outperform and quickly destroy AT-FT pilots if they were unable to immediately disengage from combat.

The process of improving the existing designs continues, and later Mk. II designs are already being devised. For the moment however, the AT-FT remains a favoured tool by Collective commanders for harassing enemy troops and supporting assaults.

Placement
7th place
8th place
Raider Grot
Member
Raider Grot
File submission
Nancoran_Knights_Standard_Bearer.png
Placement
8th place
Member
Vanguard Jafits Skrumm
File submission
Armor_of_the_elite_-_Speeder_bike___podrace_cockpit.jpg
Textual submission

A combination of speeder bike + podrace cockpit, inspired from Germany motorcycle + sidecar in WW II era and vehicles from Mad Max series
The cockpit can be armed with a laser canon, a flamethrower or a harpoon gun, depends on the mission

Placement
9th place
10th place
Seer Junazee
Member
Seer Junazee
File submission
20171117_221623.jpg
Placement
10th place
Member
Augur Sanguinius Tsucyra Entar
File submission
Armour_of_the_Elite_-_Sang_Entar.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Ranger Lu`aisha Gresee
Submission
Ranger Lu`aisha Gresee opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Azmodius Equesinfernum
File submission
9422D049-3A46-492D-A460-E687011BEB83.jpeg
Textual submission

Feet equipped with hover capabilities and upgraded gyroscoping mechanism to combat force push/pull, increased range and speed of turrets to combat blaster deflection.

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlemaster Kul'tak Drol
File submission
C868A0EA-D5EC-483D-8021-4F84D08C0AD1.jpeg
Textual submission

Kul’tak Drol #13819

Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Edgar Drachen
File submission
GJW_P2_Armor.jpg
Textual submission

based on an AT-TE

Placement
No placement
Member
Ranger Justinios Taldrya Drake
File submission
T-22_Double_Decker_Tank.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Adept Kell Palpatine Dante
File submission
Dante_-_Modified_AT-ST.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Savant Aaleeshah
Submission
Savant Aaleeshah opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Corsair Kanal O'neill
File submission
collectivexwing.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Teylas Ramar
Submission
Warlord Teylas Ramar opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Corsair Qyreia Arronen
File submission
T-47M_Medevac_Airspeeder__QA14369.jpg
Textual submission

Sources:
T-47 Airspeeder: https://orig00.deviantart.net/ca3d/f/2015/192/0/7/t_47_airspeeder_line_art_by_wingzero_01_custom-d90ucd9.png
Medical emblem: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Medical_emblem.svg
Parchment background: http://6iee.com/data/uploads/35/418147.jpg
Additional Stats: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/T-47_airspeeder/Legends

Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Terran Koul
Submission
Augur Terran Koul opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Jorm (The Jester) Na'trej
File submission
Grand_Zlam.jpg
Textual submission

A quick and exceptionally dirty upgrade to the Imperial 74z speeder bike, the Grand Zlam overclocks the engines to carry a single capital-grade proton torpedo into battle. Its preferred enemies are heavy vehicles, massed infantry, and bases. Should the pilot survive the warhead's use, he may continue to use the bike like a normal 74z with even more speed and less brakes.

Photo manipulation.
Original pictures:
https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/battlefront/images/d/df/74-Z.PNG/revision/latest?cb=20111022144527
http://moziru.com/images/hbomb-clipart-aviation-5.png

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Reiden Palpatine Karr
File submission
GJWXII-Phase-2-GFX(10106).jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Ranger Gen Solari
File submission
1511028359204.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Warden Kenath Zoron
File submission
File_2017-11-20__00_11_09.jpeg
Textual submission

Next big thing in starfighter production - recycling! Behold the majesty of this "ugly"

Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Arden Karn di Plagia
File submission
20171117_125151.jpg
Textual submission

Attempt at a tank inspired by the Saber line.

Placement
No placement
Member
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
File submission
walker.jpg
Textual submission

Uparmored heavy imperial walker with self transporting capacity.

Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Rajhin
File submission
Collective_AT-RT_variant.png
Textual submission

Modified AT-RT -

Reference
https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/star-wars-canon/images/4/4d/At_rt_driver.png/revision/latest?cb=20161009043225

Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Vivackus Kavon di Plagia
File submission
Vehicle.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Seer Alara Deathbane
File submission
Swimming_SHip.png
Textual submission

This vehicle was actually a mining submarine used back in the day when Nancora *actually* had water on its surface. Since then, the Collective raided the Navy Corps, seared off the flippers on this bad boy, and rigged a tank pulley system to the bottom to get it to climb dirt. Now it serves underground to infiltrate camps and to dig where no Technocrat has dug before. (can you see the rust on the front? how about the dripping paint from humidity?)

Placement
No placement
Member
Mystic Ethan Martes
File submission
DJB_Armor_Elite.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Knight Zeline Nemesis
Submission
Knight Zeline Nemesis opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Savant Janus Stormwind
File submission
Track-AT.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Knight Tyraal Bitshiver
File submission
image1_(2).jpeg
Textual submission

The alterations were to
-- add a sidecar, and a flamethrower on said sidecar
-- increase the length of the vanes in the front
-- upgrade from a single blaster to a double blaster cannon on the bike itself

Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Uji Tameike
File submission
Graphics_Submission.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Adept Atra Ventus
File submission
11708-AtraVentus-Armor_of_the_Elite.png
Textual submission

This is a modification of the C-AM units for the Collective, based on the All Terrain Missile Platforms.

Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Rulvak Qurroc
File submission
Armor_of_the_Elite.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Vanguard Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
File submission
WalkerModGJW.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Evelynn Wyrm
File submission
behicleGJW.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Reaver Mauro Wynter
File submission
IMG_1888.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Savant Tali Sroka
File submission
Eradicator.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Kordath Bleu
File submission
GJW2.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Raider Seth Danner
File submission
Combat_Sandcrawler.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Bentre Kairn'tel Sadow
File submission
atst_collective_14185_gimp.jpg
Textual submission

the AC-SW, Armored Collective Spider Walker sports six missile launchers (three on each side of the "head" and an Electronic Warfare suite built into the head of this specialized walker. Eight legs protrude from a base which bears the modified walker's head. This grants the AC-SW greater stability to allow it to fire projectiles easily at enemy infantry or armor.

Placement
No placement
Member
Adept Braecen Kaeth
File submission
GJW12.Brae4520.Phase2ArmorElite.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Lieutenant Colonel Len Iode
File submission
WP_20171120_14_15_12_Pro.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Seer Zujenia
File submission
2017-11-20_17.59.17.jpg
Textual submission

The assault Mech C-AM with a wider body/leg ratio for greater support against assaults/Force attacks. Also has several tanks of flame combustible fluids to spray at the enemy, vrooooom!

Placement
No placement
Member
Lieutenant Colonel Soren Leonis
Submission
Lieutenant Colonel Soren Leonis opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Corsair Ossk
File submission
Improved_AT-AT.png
Textual submission

Photo-manipulation Sources:

AT-AT: [link](https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/8/80/MP-ATAT.png/revision/latest?cb=20140412215825)
Tank Treads: [link](https://www.auroragraphics.net/gallery/thumbnail_large_online/6b866f2d-9767-6a58-3d32-4bd1eee59a4a.png)

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Dek Iron'yikut
File submission
Nancor.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Colonel Rhylance
File submission
20171120_173411.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Privateer Kelviin
File submission
sketch1511217168388.png
Textual submission

I'm so sorry

Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Daniel "Seraphol" Stephens
File submission
20171120_162252.jpg
Textual submission

Modification is a railgun launcher slung under the belly of the ship. Gun can shoot a multi-ton object at up to 20 percent lightspeed at target. Used to annihilate targets on planets. Shot temporarily drains the onboard reactor causing ship to lose engine power for a time depending on the energy used to shoot.

Ship image was traced from: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Strike-class_medium_cruiser?file=StrikeCruiser1.jpg

I added in the weapon and Collective insignia to the aft of the ship and the railgun launcher.

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlemaster Tasha'Vel Versea
File submission
20171120_113337-1.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Furios Morega di Plagia
File submission
Zac_Sketch.pdf
Textual submission

Modified AT-AT with tank tracks for mobility and a hydraulic suspension system in the legs, 24 troop deployment pods underneath, deploying 6 at a time on each side. The former troop carrier was fitted with additional cannons on the top/sides and a 4 speeder vehicle bay on the back.

Placement
No placement