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Good news, I was able to get my hands on the hard drive that had all my previous sketchup work on it. So I can for the most part pick up where I left off and not have redo so much, aside from changes I want to make. So expect to see more 3d stuff soon. :)
Lancer/Acher/Stryker IFV wip 2 by Jon-Michael-May
Lancer/Acher/Stryker IFV wip 2
So, here's what I've been working on lately. I haven't started on the turret yet. I'm still trying to find the old Lancer 3d model so I can use that turret as a base at least.

Here you can see the previous versions as well as the 2d concept.………
Temp work... by Jon-Michael-May
Temp work...
The scroll wheel on my mouse is broken which has made it difficult to get much work done, but I have managed to throw a few things together. This should give you a bit of a hint towards what I have been and will be working on in the future.

I was thinking that instead of the typical grenade launcher tubes, that I would go for something a bit more hi-tech, while still maintaining the look of the grenade tubes we're use to seeing on armor vehicles. So this is something more an EM burst interference canister/grenade system...or something. I don't know yet. I'm still brainstorming.
Below that, is just a quick and simple design for a reactive armor plate system.
Sketchup turret test... by Jon-Michael-May
Sketchup turret test...
I decided to crack open sketch up and see if I remembered anything. This is a rough approximation of the turret for the Vulcan Phalanx CIWS.
It's not that complex, but it turned out better than I expected.

ETA: Decided to go ahead and try to build the whole thing. ;) Also playing around with materials and render settings in kerkythea.


Jon May
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Facebook: (I'll be changing the Method of Life page, to a general Author Fanpage soon, so that it's not just about the one book, but about everything I'm working on.)

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.
I've been working on what I call The New Haven Chronicles, (my near future military sci-fi universe/series) for the better part of seven years.  It's time for a break.  With any luck, I'm going to be going back to school in the fall, so that seems like a good time to step away from New Haven for a bit and for a lack of a better term, recharge.  I've been so devoted to one project or another for so long, that I haven't really lived.  Everything else has been on hold or taken a back seat to art.  So for at least a little while, there will a noticeable drop starting this fall. 

I have a few things coming before then and I'll certainly check in from time to time, so it won't be completely dead here.

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BlackDonner Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Happy Birthday, my friend.
Jon-Michael-May Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks buddy. :)
BlackDonner Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure.
BlackDonner Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving, my friend.
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Jon-Michael-May Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Writer
You're certainly welcome. I thought I had favorited this one when I commented earlier, but I guess I must have missed it.
DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave of the USS Remorah
Jon-Michael-May Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome. :)
darkchild130 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch mate.
Jon-Michael-May Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome. :)
BugraHekimhan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
thanks for the fave ^^
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