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Bushmaster New wip by Jon-Michael-May
Bushmaster New wip
Here's the latest version of the Bushmaster version. I've always envisioned the Bushmaster as something akin to the modern MRAP Combat vehicles, but still in the line of basic squad/fireteam transportation.
Perhaps some lessons learned from various APC's, and more protected than an up-armored humvee, but not something so big that you can't drive it down a single lane road and pull it into your drive way if need be.

Like everything else, it still needs some work.

ETA: 1/13/14 -- Did a little work on the Busmaster tonight. Starting to get the basic green color scheme nailed down. Also change the front end/cab again. That has been the single biggest issue for this design, getting the nose to look right. It's better now I think, but who knows I may change it again. I also increased the height of the cab driver/shotgun doors so that it doesn't look like you have to be vertically challenged to get inside.

The Bushmaster is designed to be driven while buttoned up, meaning that you don't drive it like a car, looking out the windshield/windows to see where you're going. It's more like a fighter jet/helm/hud set up. A host of sensors and camera provide the driver with a full range of vision of the vehicles surroundings, in many places where the driver wouldn't be able to otherwise see with traditional windows.
This sensor/camera-feed/HUD system can be viewed by anyone in the vehicle through the standard set of goggles/glasses that most soldiers wear, or the more advanced combat contacts that AROWS are given.

In the next pass, I'll work on the color scheme more so that it's not so greene and difficult to make out some things.

ETA: 6/25/16 -- Realised there was a huge blind spot in the back, so I added a second remote turret to provide better coverage. Still need to work on a few things...not happy with the doors completely.
Class I URV: Single Engine by Jon-Michael-May
Class I URV: Single Engine
As I've mentioned before, unmanned vehicles play a large role in the New Haven universe, even among the civilian population. This is one such example. By the time the war has broken out, most of the major race leagues are defunct, but a few private corporations still compete in a number of hi-stakes races.
This is a class I URV. Class one racers are restricted to a single jet.
Class II, as I'm sure you can guess, allows for twin engine jets.

The use of fusion drivers is strictly prohibited. All vehicle must be remotely piloted.

5/13/16 Update: Slowly adding details and color
Sad news my faithful followers. I hadn't been planning to upgrade to Windows 10, but apparently Microsoft had other problems. During the 'forced' upgrade, I lost quite a bit of work. I have some things backed up, mostly writing and some recent drawings, but I lost quite a bit of work.
I'll endeavor to recover and redo as much as possible, but it's going to be a long road to go.
FLEXI Corp logo - Help me pick one! by Jon-Michael-May
FLEXI Corp logo - Help me pick one!
FLEXI Corp is a tech company that makes one specific piece of tech (and some accessories) which I'll show soon. Until then, enjoy their logo.

Like the title says, I need help picking one of these varriants. I'll give it a few days and which ever one gets the most votes wins.
Rail Gun Sniper wip by Jon-Michael-May
Rail Gun Sniper wip
A UN anti-Material Rifle, though it's also used as a sniper rifle against Guardsmen/Jumper body armor.
Still needs work.


Jon May
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I've published my first novel, Method of Life. Buy it, read it, review it:

The Synopsis:
In The Future:
There was no great war of nations, no thundering voice from the sky unleashing a rapture of judgment on the kneeling masses, and no great extinction level event of cataclysmic proportions. The Fall of Man came incrementally over half a century, in the form of economic and social decay, spiraling civilization into collapse without so much as a whimper.

At least that's the story people believed.

Many had tried throughout human history to control the world. Dictators had conquered half the globe and free men had seen their efforts squandered by the selfish masses. Never had either side done as much to unite humanity in common cause, as Jacob Morrison. Where they had failed, he succeeded, binding humanity in a single effort to halt his reign of destruction across the world.

Together, they repaid his treason with blindfolded gunfire. And after a time, all that remained of his legacy was a son that had never known his father and the broken world left to rebuild.

The Method of Life:
Caleb Johansen has spent his life hidden away from those who might wish to see him answer for his fathers crimes against the world. In an effort to to blame anyone for their poor lot in life, the past has finally caught up with him in the town of Rosa. A resettlement camp abandoned by the government and turned self sufficient community, Rosa is an island amid the wasteland that stretches out between the privately owned Districts, where a lucky few live lives of luxury.

As his ailing guardian prepares him for the next step in his life, Caleb must entrust his future to soldiers of fortune hired to ensure his protection. Harmon McCullough is such a man, though not without a conscience and the understanding of the larger stakes in play and the risks involved for the band of brothers standing with him and friends on the wrong side of his mission.

Creasy is one such friend, and must contend with the one obstacle Harmon presents, a currency not in great supply. Dispatched from the District New Haven to take Caleb into custody by any means necessary, Harmon and Creasy will meet for the last time in Rosa, both with the realization that nothing can stand in the way of completing their missions.

Caught in the middle of their everyday lives, Alaster and Veda Nelthrope must contend with being swept into the whirlwind of danger sweeping through Rosa. With problems of their own, their lives may never be the same as the interaction with events unfolding around them force resolutions from aspects of their lives they both had been afraid to face.

One night will change their lives forever and by the time the sun rises, their worlds will never be the same.
Should the Essex Class have a spinning core. I know a spinning core isn't enough to provide gravity for the entire ship and likely what I'm thinking of would be like rotating modules that are specialized mission modules.
Essex Class WIP 999 by Jon-Michael-May

Maybe have multiple parts spinning at different speeds. The solar panel module for sure. The ring that is between weapons module and shuttle docks. Here's the updated core that I haven't combined with the rest of the ship yet.
Essex Class Weapons Module WIP 1 by Jon-Michael-May
I'm striving for plausible realism so some very small liberties can be taken, but for the most part I want things to be realistic.

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Thanks for the favourite on my Fallout 4 pic Beer Ching 
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You're welcome. That will be me in a few days. ;)
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Thanks buddy. :)
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You're certainly welcome. I thought I had favorited this one when I commented earlier, but I guess I must have missed it.
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Thanks for the fave of the USS Remorah
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