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28mmMan27 Oct 2011 4:19 p.m. PST

Ian McQue…good stuff

My current computer background













Display a bit of belief…and this looks like a blast. A fun setting that has great potential for model making and gaming.

He had one of his designs picked up by a model maker s'nice



Joep12327 Oct 2011 5:11 p.m. PST

Very cool;
Thanks for sharing this.

nvdoyle27 Oct 2011 5:14 p.m. PST

Absolutely love it. I'm thinking of making a whole 40K RPG adventure based on this art.

28mmMan27 Oct 2011 6:00 p.m. PST

Yep this is a perfect storm for interesting for me…quite a bit down the anime road yet with a realistic fine art touch.

Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian28 Oct 2011 3:48 a.m. PST

Very keen. I'd love to game in that universe.

Angel Barracks28 Oct 2011 3:51 a.m. PST

Plenty like.

Space Aardvark28 Oct 2011 4:51 p.m. PST

Very cool, i love the idea of a society re-using redundant/broken machinery in new ways. I could certainly see it taking off as a subgenre.

Redroom28 Oct 2011 5:04 p.m. PST

nice eye candy

Fonthill Hoser28 Oct 2011 7:01 p.m. PST

Looks kinda like steampunk meets Bladerunner. Very nice.


28mmMan28 Oct 2011 9:57 p.m. PST

What sort of Imaginarium system would you use to explain away the floating technology?


Aether rock?

Tesla electro-lift?


infojunky29 Oct 2011 4:59 a.m. PST

Hum…. ScrapPunk that might be the best title I have seen or thought of yet for the stuff rattling around in my head.

While I am not quite so free flight in the images in my head, Ian McQue is one of my recent sources of visual inspiration. Here is his blog link

And FichtenFoo's Blog link
Who is as noted coming out with a nodel of one McQue's airboats….

infojunky29 Oct 2011 5:03 a.m. PST

And 28, I generally just use the Term SuspensorLift for floaty stuff.

For my NeuSpeeder setting/project I use Grav Displacement as the discriptor.

With most of the effort going into the rules of how it works and a lot less about why it works. A procedural of function.

nvdoyle29 Oct 2011 6:09 a.m. PST

28mmMan, since I'm pretty well ensconced in the 40K milieu, I'd use 'suspensor', or 'repulsor', 'skimmer', 'grav', or any other appropriate term. McQue's art is nothing if not hive-world-ish.

The images on his blog link to slightly larger pictures, but they all look like they're from even larger images. Does anyone know where those might be available?

Space Aardvark29 Oct 2011 6:09 a.m. PST

Come over to the Science Fantasy side and forget the hard science, its so much freer when you aren't hung up on realism! What makes 'em float? Alien power crystals left behind by the orginal occupants of the planet millenia ago. A bit of techno-babble and a wink at advanced technology and there you go. It works for Dr Who….

28mmMan30 Oct 2011 10:52 p.m. PST

I am already there!

How about adding this sort of look to the Scrap Punk setting?


infojunky31 Oct 2011 2:18 a.m. PST

I handwave quantum mechanics in a Nano constructed Solid state matrix with a general effect of floating 50 to 200 cm above the mass line…… Changes in displacement height require energy input…..

Space Aardvark31 Oct 2011 3:13 a.m. PST

Infojunky, if you oscillate the underhenge for 15 macro wurbles for 20 bleem, you can facilitate the eckto download of the force wave micro sheilds and implode the Lamda variant for the Kingdom of Valeria!

Space Aardvark31 Oct 2011 3:16 a.m. PST

28mm man, that view is just too gorgeous to clutter up with scrap! You want to be flying an aether crystal bird over that planetscape! That view makes me want to go watch Avatar!

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